I spend most of my time in school , so I choose modules related to computing and I usually ace them. So my last 5/6 modules I got in the 90s in my results. That was down to hard work , I have also a general carers qualification where I took on 6 modules , and again got results in the 90s for all modules. Again worked hard. Its almost ocd like , so I wouldn’t recommend that , its obsessive to me that’s all.
In terms of life in general , if I’m faced with a huge problem , I deconstruct it (its the the enginneeer in me) , and I start with the smallest things I can do first , and I complete them , but eventually all those small things lay the groundwork for completing big things. Its not that I map things out in a calculated manner , again its the engineer in me.
I’m not sure will this help you tbh Nick , I’m a child of science , its the way I’ve always thought. For example I was so poor at English I took a lower level paper and only received a c in my high school pre college exams , but , I received an A in higher Level Physics and aced Physics for as long as I did it… So I’m not a smart all rounder , my brain works in a very particular way , I have lots of weaknesses and traditionally would have had poor artistic thought. The Sz has changed that abit , my artistic inclination has increased but still , to this day I know what my strengths are.
I guess after 50 odd years you know yours as well.