Don't Try to Be Well-Rounded Before Any Skills Have Been Obtained
Many people try to become "well-rounded," which is an admirable desire, but they often pursue this lofty goal while they still have 4 metaphorical square corners as their skill set. In other words, they have not become exceptional - a master - at anything yet.
Observation Knows Best
From observation - and nothing else - it has become clear to me that persons who attempt to really master one skill attain two huge advantages over those simultaneously trying to master numerous skill sets:
- They are in a select group of people who are masters at their thing and thus are in much higher demand. Thereby, success is more likely be obtained.
- They have learned what behaviors, processes, and effort is needed to become a master, and thus becoming masterful at many things will take far less effort. To me, this is the magical blueprint.
I must make a note for those who read this and think I am suggesting not to attempt to learn multiple things at once - akin to multiple classes in formal schooling. I applaud those who desire to be a polymath, but what I am encouraging is not trying to master all things at once before you have learned proper behaviors and processes that have truly taught your mind to think.
Therefore, be a master at one thing, then become masterful at everything else.
Enthusiastically scribbled by,