5 Reasons Why Being The Jack Of All Trades Is Better Than Being The Master Of One ​

We’ve all heard the saying ‘Jack of all trades, master of none.’ But why does being the Jack of all trades mean you cannot be the master of one? Also is this saying even relevant anymore? Sure there are pros and cons to everything and if you are a financial whiz you might become CFO someday but you will never make CEO and that’s because to run the show, you need to know everything about the show.

You will never be able to run your own company if you’re good at just one thing.

It is always those who know a little bit about everything that land up dominating the show. Just because you are the Jack of all trades doesn’t mean you can’t be the master of one, but if you only know how to do one thing perfectly, you’ll always be second to someone. Steve Jobs wasn’t the best coder at Apple – because he didn’t need to be. You can hire a team of experts to do your bidding for you and run it all smoothly and successfully as long as you know the basics.

You’ll never get bored being the Jack of all trades because your job description will always be diverse with new things to do everyday.

Variety is the spice of life and you obviously know how tedious it can get to do the same menial repetitive tasks every single day of your life. You’re bound to get bored sooner or later but not if you handle a different array of jobs everyday. Whoever said your job has to boring? Handling a wide range of responsibilities will keep you alert and on your feet.

Being the master of one is overrated – you can be good at multiple things without dedicating all your time to one thing.

As horrible as it sounds – you’re never going to be the best at anything in this world. There will always be someone better, younger, smarter. So why dedicate all your time to something that is practically impossible? Instead you can try to be better at everything and make the best use of your time. Diversifying your interest fields and experimenting will only make you that much more productive.

No matter how hard you try, you’re never going to be completely perfect at anything.

Most people confuse being the master of one with being perfect at that particular skill. You don’t need to be perfect to succeed, you just need to be relatively good and work your butt off. Besides it’s more fun to do different things and widen your range of experiences. You don’t have to spend the rest of your life in a self-made prison where you only do one thing day after day.

No one will ever be able to take you for a ride if you know a little bit of everything – enough to not be fooled by anyone.

If you know even a little about any subject, it will become that much harder for someone to fool you but if you know nothing about something – how are you supposed to know when someone is lying to your face? Great leaders are made, not born and what distinguishes a great leader from the rest is practical knowledge and the ability to hold their ground no matter what the situation may be.