A lot of suggestions I receive say that I should decide on an area of photography and practice within it eg landscapes, portraits, sport etc. I love photographing animals, but my technique and knowledge are not nearly good enough to think fast enough to pull these off right now. I love taking candid-type pictures of people, but the same problem strikes again. I've found that I don't really have a very good eye for landscapes.
So, I'd like to know how you decided to focus on the area that you do now. Did you focus on this specific area or stumble into it while concentrating on something else? If you don't stick to one particular theme, how have you progressed?
I don't mean for this to apply to only professionals, but the enthusiast too.