I am a filmmaker, producer and animator that not only enjoys working with different techniques (3d and 2d animation) but also is passionate about many other fields like astrophotography, drawing, electronics, woodworking, web design, gardening, model building next to running my own business with my colleagues. I also teach animation and storytelling which is why I love to read about storytelling and improve my skills as a teacher. This is all fine with me and many of these fields are of course connected with each other which is beneficial. However, this also means that my time is spread out on several fields and there seems to be a limit of how far I can improve my skills in each of these areas. Interestingly even when I decide to commit a longer period of time on improving just one particular skill I feel like hitting a 'ceiling' where I don't seem to come any further. For example, I committed almost a Year to improve just my drawing skills (including taking yours and Stans superb online classes) and after initial improvements I felt like I am hitting a barrier. Now I am clueless, if I am just getting discouraged too quickly, if I am lacking mentorship or if there is something that really limits my abilities and binds me to a certain level of mediocrity that I just have to live with. Is there any way to find that out? Is it possible that such skill limits really exist or are they just proof of a low frustration limit? What to do in any of these cases?