This proverb has always intrigued me since childhood. I have felt hopeless many times in the past because of this proverb. If I didn’t succeed in something as per my expectations I would curse myself saying how do you forget the proverb “Jack of all trades and Master of none”. I would go bashing myself for knowing and learning too many skills. As a child, I would be sent by mom to lot of classes like art and craft, stitching, typing, painting, musical instrument, swimming, badminton, table tennis, rangoli, cooking and what not. My cousins and a few friends would always look down on me and say “You will be master of none and you wont be successful ever.”. Its very surprising how negative words get tattooed in our brains but my moms positive words didn’t .. she would say “these are skills and will never be a waste, they will come handy to you when you need it.”. How I wish I should have focused more on her words rather than this very proverb and what my cousins and friends said.
Today I realize the importance and see the benefits of each and every class and skill I learnt has impacted my life and me. Its made me what I am today. I now firmly believe this proverb is not true. I do lot of things from life coaching, online business, reiki healer, volunteering at KMM and for visually challenged students, blogging to being a software professional along with being a full time mom and wife. I transition from one to the other with ease. All the skills I acquired have helped me to excel in each of them. I give my 100% to each and everything and the positive feedback I get keep me motivated to do better in each one of them.
There was a time in my life when only a 9-6 job would take all the energy out of me. I would feel I cant do anything other than this in life. My life is so hectic with office. But I was so wrong, there is always space and time to do whatever we like, for our passion, for all those things that give us satisfaction and contentment.
Make a list of all such things and start doing them. New doors will open, new opportunities will open, new people will walk into your life, you will grow and evolve into a beautiful being.. the way I have.. so will you.
Jack of all trades… Master of none