If you’re a jack of all trades, it probably means you have many talents and are able to master almost anything you put your mind to. That’s great in many ways, but it’s also dangerous if you want to make an impact through your work. It means you can go through life knowing that you could do anything you wanted, but you risk the possibility that you will run out of time by jumping from thing to thing.
Read this post — it’s very good and made me think deep thoughts about my own work along a similar vein.
I’d focus your work not by thinking about what you want to master, but what the world needs from you. You can look at that through a couple of lenses:
• Who are groups of people that need the most help?
• What are problems in the world that are most in need of solutions?
When you focus on solving a problem or helping a group of people, there are endless interesting paths to follow and projects to invest in to work towards that end goal. When you’re simply focused on mastering a topic or skill, it’s easy to want to move on to the next thing.
It’s not enough to know that climate change exists. To really show your level of understanding and commitment to the issue, you should become a part of the solution to some element driving the issue — electric cars, sustainable energy production, energy storage, or sustainable agricultural practices.
So if I were you, I’d find a problem or group of people I care so much about that I don’t care to jump to the next thing. Then I’d focus my life on serving those people or solving that problem.