I’m not sure why it never occurred to me before to combine the two sayings about Jack: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and “Jack of all trades, master of none.”
But now that it has, it seemed meme-worthy. There is nothing dull about constantly learning new things. And to achieve mastery in a particular domain requires a dedication of time and effort, which again is scarcely dull. And learning can be made fun if we approach it in the right way.
It remains true that no one can truly master all trades. But we can become more than just a dabbler or dilettante if we are willing to commit ourselves.
When is the last time you learned something genuinely new? When is the last time you tried to make measurable progress in a particular area?