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What Separates a Generalist and a Dabbler?

Kind of a speculative entry today, I don't have a complete answer. I've been trying to crack this nut for a while -

What's the difference between a generalist and a dabbler?

Rather, what separates a generalist from a dabbler?

They're very similar. Both dive into a wide variety of things and affairs. Both pick up new skills regularly, sometimes at the expense of the highest level of mastery in a specialized field.

But we all know people who dabble in this, do a little of that, and never make any contributions. And then, on the other hand, you've got people like Thomas Jefferson and Leonardo da Vinci, who did excellent work in a variety of fields.

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With the dieting that I’ve been doing for months, I’ve been very consistent with my food tracking. Breakfast is homemade yogurt, strained with chia , flax seed and blueberries. Yum. A cup of coffee and 2 tbls rounds that out for about 300 calories of breakfast.

Lunch is a salad, either from home or the salad bar at work. It works out to 400-500 calories on average. I eat greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, some leftover chicken or steak, a little cheese and 2 tbls of dressing. I’m precise to the point of weighing and measuring what I’m eating.

Dinner is a little more random, but often meat, vegetables and a salad. I steer away from grains and breads, and even my sandwiches are lettuce wraps. With grocery shopping I make sure to have some lettuce and lunch meat for simple snackwhiches for dinner.

Where I’ve been less consistent is the gym. (No surprise there.) My health insurance offers a gym membership discount, and one of the local gyms offers a great discount on CrossFit. ($70 a month with my discount) For the next 2 months it’s only $20 a month. It’s part of the Lurong Paleo Challenge, and the goal is to come in do your WODs and practice clean paleo eating for 8 weeks. I’m no stranger to paleo. I already eat pretty clean tending toward more primal by including cheese, dairy and butter. Going more strict is going to be a challenge, it means making more seperate meals for Mike and I, it means giving up my morning coffee, and trying to find an option for mornings that is as easy and consistent as the yogurt. (Chia pudding with unsweetened almond milk and berries? maybe?) Anyway, thats the next stage of this.

For 8 weeks I am :

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