Becoming successful at the wrong thing.

I worry that I’m wasting time becoming successful at the wrong thing. This is a general feeling. Like I could be focusing on something other than I am currently focused on that would further my life project. But is this true or helpful? I am a reader. I spend time reading and also time reading about reading. Looking at the mechanics of the art. I realize that I read like I was taught to read early in grade school. A reactively immature process. I’ve been spending more time reading inspectionally and analytically. This doesn’t seem a waste of time but there is an opportunity cost. All this time comes out of the life bucket. And this bucket is metaphorically getting smaller and smaller. The time has so far come from the woodworking project which is languishing.