Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the greatest minds to exist. To be a polymath as he was, one who pursues (and masters) multiple disciplines, takes a great amount of focus and dedication.
One has to have a certain love for learning, for the sake of itself, to be a polymath. One has to have a genuine passion for cultivating and applying knowledge as a form of self actualization and expression. In an attempt to better understand ourselves, to find out what we’re capable of, we learn, and we fail, and we grow. Its a tough road to travel to be sure, but a rewarding one.