There are so many things to master.
But, how can I master them all?
The answer is you cannot.
There is a time in life when one must choose a skill to master. Some may never encounter this time, because they miss it or disregard it. However, I have realized that now is my time to make a decision. In the past, I would delay this decision like an an idiot, but now that I am older, I have to force myself to do it. Kind of sad because it seems that many don't take the opportunity to take advantage. Since I am still relatively young, I have a few options left open for me. One of them is where I can be great at a skill and another is where I become decent at everything. However, I am in strong belief that the latter option comes with a price.
And that price is, I would become the: Jack of all trades, but master of none.
Now I know I am too late to be a master. Not everyone can be Kobe Bryant or Bruce Lee. But, I do realize that I can still be very good. I am constricted by time because the clock is constantly ticking. Every second I am not honing my skills is wasted. Every second I try focus on new things is wasted. However, that doesn't mean I shouldn't try new things. It just means that I shouldn't waste too much time on it, if I am not serious. For me, I have already wasted years by doing nothing.
So the question becomes if I want to be a master of one trade or nothing?
I don't like the notion of becoming a master of just one trade. This is very limiting and doesn't help one see further. I believe in the fundamentals. Mastering the fundamentals is the key to mastering a skill because a good foundation is the key to any good house. So every time I learn a new subject, I go to the basics.
So I made a plan.
My goal is to be fundamentally strong at the things I like. Not necessarily the best, but respectable. I might not be able to master them, but I won't give up without a fight. This is the number one problem with people who want to get ahead. They give up too quickly. I have three enemies, time, myself, and distractions. Since time is my biggest enemy, I will have to fight against it. After this post, I will only focus on the things that will help me achieve my goals. To prove that I can be good at everything without sacrificing another skill.
It will be hard, but I cannot give up.
I encourage all of you reading to stop wasting time and do the things you want to do. Never stop trying! If you do, then you will never make it.