We've been reading: "How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" In the book Michael J. Gelb lists seven Da Vincian principles the first of which is: "Curiosita - An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for learning".
My latest endeavor has been learning to fly. Airplanes. I am almost there. I have passed the written knowledge test. Along the way though I would get tense and frustrated. I had to remind myself why I was doing it and not get to caught up in the achievement of the goal and miss the joy of getting there. In regards to the concepts in the Da Vinci book I believe the experience of learning about the weather, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, FAA regulations, navigation, psychology, communication, the discipline of learning and a sundry of other things has boldly flung open the door to "Curiosita". Additionally, there are various life lessons woven into the fabric of this experience.
If there is something you've always wanted to do, do it! Just remember to enjoy it along the way. Linger long enough to hear and see what underlying messages might be there for you personally. - Don
ps. I also found some new friends along the way and you probably will too!