Jack-Of-All-Trades, Master Of None: Why This Generation Needs To Learn How To Perfect A Craft

by Alvin Gena

There are massive amounts of people who have been blessed with multiple gifts like singing, dancing, painting, writing or filmmaking. However, many choose not to master any of them. Why is that? Well, psychology tells us that we can only focus on one thing at a time. So, any individual who possesses multiple talents may have a more difficult time mastering a single one of them.

Choosing which of the many talents on which to focus attention becomes a very daunting task simply because they can't seem to leave other gifts behind. The worst part of this is that people seem to achieve no progress and kind of get stuck in the middle.

If you feel like you're a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, keep reading to discover what you might to improve upon.

1. Patience

Just as gold has to go through complex processes to get them polished, your talent requires the same. You can't just magically become the best artist in your country; you have to be molded, tested, challenged and polished. All of that takes time.

So before you abandon a certain attribute of yours, make sure you've given yourself enough time to really understand what you're doing. You never know, you might the next Picasso.

2. Faith

Do you believe in your talent? Do you believe in it enough? When Lady Gaga is performing, is she performing with faith in her capabilities, or does she doubt herself? Successful people are confident and faithful to their talents. These people believe in what they can do and are very well aware that faith fuels their talents. So, if you doubt your talent, it's definitely time to reassess yourself.

3. Creativity

Being blessed with multiple talents is great. Be thankful and be willing to work extra hard. Not many people can do so many things, but you can. It's great practice to synchronize every single talent you have — creating something that you will totally enjoy. For example, let’s say you’re great at singing, dancing and acting — why not aim to become a musical star? The possibilities are endless. Take your time to think about how you can creatively use your talents simultaneously.

4. Passion, Inspiration And Motivation

These are powerful assets for any person to have. If you are great at many things, then be great at many things! You might somehow think that pursuing all your dreams from all these different criteria is impossible, but only you can limit your own potential.

You have to be passionate and able to motivate yourself and you need to find ways to keep the inspiration alive. Having the right amount of passion, inspiration and motivation are great ways to build the foundation of your dreams.

5. Recognition Of Your Purpose

You have a great purpose. There is a reason why you have been given all these talents. Do not waste your time over-thinking your limitations. Think about the people you will inspire, the hearts you will heal and the changes you will make in this world if you become the best person you can be. Recognize your purpose — it should be your main drive to keep going.

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