It's okay to unlearn some of the things your were taught growing up, some of those things were either shortened to scare you or they actually don't have full understanding of the meaning.
Hello everyone!🤓 Today is the 3rd day of my 30 Days Blogging Challenge and the theme for today is, "Worst Advice You Heard/Seen in Your Work". I will be talking about one of the worst advice I have received and it's painful, because a lot of persons still receive this advice every day.
WORST ADVICE I HEARD
The worst advice I have received is actually an adage which says Jack of all trades is a master of none. This particular adege never seat well with me, I have always known inside of me that something was missing in this saying. Growing up as a kid, I always hear people say it, but I was not accepting the explanation behind the statement. Then I did my research and discovered the statement was actually shortened, but why will anyone do that and imprint lies into so many minds. That was when I started unlearning what I originally refused to accept, a knowledge that was pass and I have always have a feeling it's actually wrong. The complete statement was originally;
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one"
The statement was originally intended as a compliment, the phrase means that a person is a generalist rather than a specialist, versatile and adept at many things.
Since the day I discovered the actual meaning, my mind has been at peace, it's something I believe in as a person. You want to be specialised in a particular area, does not mean you should limit yourself from learning different skills that will be beneficial to you. I for one have an area I'm very good at, but I never stopped learning new skills, I have always Educate myself never to depend on one stream of income, we live in a society that is changing and you just have to be ready for the change when it comes.
So, my advice today is, be very, very good at one thing, but develop other skills, being a doctor, doesn't mean you can't invest in becoming a freelance writer. Folks get paid heavily to do some side jobs, why so fixed when you can be versatile with so many things? There is so much out there for you to learn and trust me, no knowledge is lost.
I'm a teacher, I love sharing knowledge, but that doesn't mean, that should be my only source of income, I do art work and earn cash and that does not stop me from having time for my school work. Also I blog, thanks to 2020 for making me discover this side of my life. Or should we talk about the part where I know how to handle the sewing machine, and that have actually save my money since 2016 when I told myself, no more buying of clothes, I will make everything I'm going to wear, and I have been doing that since then. Even though that wasn't the main reason I learnt how to sew, but then it has actually saved me from wasting my cash for over priced clothings.
So please, unlearn what you've learn in the past about this adage and grab the truth today, Jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one. As I continue my quest for success, if I get the opportunity to learn more skills, I will definitely learn them and become good at them, but I will always have that one skill I'm better at.
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