Over the years, the quote ‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’, has been used to portray someone who is not focused, unstable and engages in a wide variety of disciplines or endeavours.
But doesn’t it bother you that the ‘complex machine’ called human being has been reduced to be good in just one thing? The human capacity has been under-rated and tricked into being caged. Meanwhile, we have always been meant to multi-task and display a wide array of our skills across multi-faceted fora.
As a matter of fact, the original quote “A jack of all trades is a master of none” goes on to say “… but often times better than a master of one.” It had no negative connotation and meant the opposite of what it does today.
Taking a look at the biggest men and women of impact the world has ever seen further buttresses the fact that we’re meant to be multi-talented people. A good example is Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest man, who despite his massive achievements has constantly spread his tentacles to conquer new heights. As a matter of fact, the list is endless; studying the lives of the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ben Carson et al, you will understand that you are indeed capable of being a jack of all trades and master of all. Unfortunately, more often than not, we are guilty of scratching just the tip of the surface of what we’re truly capable of.
So, here’s a clarion call on us to spread out our wings and fly!
Please permit me to blow my trumpet.
My name is Osita Crownwell – Award-winning Essayist/Content Writer, Business Developer, Educator, Sound Engineer, Disc Jockey, Red Carpet Host, Political & Sports Analyst.
Are you a ‘Jack of all Trades’?
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