‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’
This saying gives the impression that if you don’t just stick to one thing then you’re never going to be good at anything and I don’t like it.
As a child I flitted from one interest to another; ballet, tap, gymnastics, swimming, karate, tennis, bowling, drama school.
All of the hobbies that I participated in were interesting to me at the time and I stuck with them until I got bored, or at least that’s what I told myself.
With each of them I got to the point where the next stage would mean big important things, then my head took over, I got scared and quit. I’d not yet learnt perseverance and I couldn’t see past the hard work.
Whatever my reasons or the Universe’s reasons for my compulsive quitting, I experienced lots of different things, I made friends, learnt skills, I did things that scared me.
I have had similar experiences as an adult in way of jobs and sometimes hobbies too.
I worked at Airedale hospital in catering, I was a care assistant, I worked at a children’s play centre and now in my spare time I’m a domestic assistant.
I have started things and given up too easily. I went to college when I was 25, obtained a triple distinction in Applied Science, I was accepted in to Bradford University to do an Archaeology degree and I turned it down.
I started bouldering, got pretty good at it and stopped. I started making my own jewellery, making singing videos and many other things that I can’t remember.
The one thing that all of these things have in common is my fear. I was afraid to take the next step because there was a greater chance of failure.
A friend once asked me if I’d ever given up on anything. At that time I didn’t realise that I had succeeded in anything worthwhile but obviously to her I did have stand out accomplishments and I was, at last the sort of person who was determined to see things through to the end. I had learnt to persevere.
My experiences through my ‘Jack of all trades’ life have taught me some great lessons.
I have made mistakes and maybe I’ve given in when I should have been giving it my all but I know that I am the person I am today because of all the choices I made in the past and my prerogative as a woman to constantly change my mind has lead me to my incredible future and it’s only going to get better even if I am a ‘Master of none’.
Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.
Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,
next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂
Be happy and keep smiling 🙂