Jack (Jill) of All Trades…

“Jack of all trades, master of none.”

Is better to be good at a lot rather than great with few?

In all truth, I feel like this phrase sums me up perfectly.  You could even put it as my epitaph.  Sometimes often this frustrates me.  It’s one of the things that propel me into feeling mediocre sometimes because I have a hard time finding my primary focus.  What am I best at?

This is a short post because I want your opinion.  What do you think- is it better to be a jack of all trades? I read a book called Discover Your Strengths and it says to focus on honing your strengths… what if you feel like you have many (or none)?

On a more selfish note – internet friends, do you see what I’m strongest at? If so, you could let me know what it is?

“Jack of all trades, master of none,
Though often times better than master of one”

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7 thoughts on “Jack (Jill) of All Trades…

  1. Joel Heflin

    I’m right there with you. I think I’m in the same boat. I think I’m VERY gifted at surfing the internet but can’t find a way to make a living at that yet, lol.

    I’m biased but I think it’s (usually) better to be good at many things than great at just a few. Of course there are exceptions to this but I think most of the time a person is better served to have more diversified talents.

    I’m not sure I can say what your strongest at but you are very gifted at communicating your thoughts and you are great at showing people love. I think those two are great things to be gifted at!

    1. April


      Yeah, I had an aunt who used to “hunt” people online for the alumni association at OU. We need jobs like that — all we have to do is Google! 🙂

      1. Joel Heflin

        My friend Sleepy actually has that job for the Texas A&M Alumni Association! lol

  2. The Anxiety and Depression Chronicals

    I have no answers for you, but I can totally relate! I have always felt that way…that I am good at a lot of things, but nothing in specific. I have always thought of it as a negative thing, a lack of passion. I keep thinking I’ll find it eventually, that one thing that really lights my fire and I feel completely and utterly passionate about. Does that make sense?

    1. April

      I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about! I’m the same way– I love writing, crafting, blogging, reading, cooking, music, etc, etc… but yet I don’t feel compelled to be the best at any of them (well, I want to be the best, but without extensive effort). So, I think that maybe I’m not passionate enough about them, but I’m passionate about ALL of them.

      1. Joel Heflin

        I can totally relate!

  3. Curtis McMinn

    Lol, i thought it was just me! I don’t have anything I’m truly passionate about!

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