The last part of the quote that people never talk about...let's get real.
I am more than certain that you have heard the oh so famous quote:
"A jack of all trades is a master of none..." BUT did you know there is MORE to this quote? YES, you read that right, there is a whole second section to this quote that NO ONE ever talks about. Why do you think that is?
Well I have my theory. People LOVE to project their limitations and limiting beliefs onto those who have a curiosity to EXPAND. Think about it. Have you ever shared an idea that you felt was BRILLIANT to someone, only to be shut down...to be told that your idea is far fetched...impossible...unfeasible? That is them projecting their own limiting beliefs onto you.
Let me give you an example of my life.
I would say I am frequent "jack of all trades" - I am constantly going through what some may label as "phases" of interests. For example, one random day I wanted to learn how to embroider (NEVER in my life had I ever learned how to), so I did something that everyone around me thought was so impulsive...I purchased a $400+ embroidery machine, that to be honest, sat on my desk for weeks before I had time to play with it. A month later I was learning and practicing almost every night. It was something that was FUN for me. It was so much fun that I decided to start a small business to help pay for my grad school expenses. Soon, I was getting orders left and right. About seven months later I began feeling bored with it (resistance). I then wanted to learn how to screen print, everyone thought I was crazy, but I followed my gut and learned. A few months later I wanted to open a sticker shop, so what did I do? I learned how to make cool stickers, which led me to opening my own Etsy shop. I used to think that I would get easily board once I "mastered" a new skill, but now that I reflect back on it, I just felt a resistance to it, which opened up the opportunity to learn something new.
So here is the full quote...the full quote that is often forgotten and never acknowledged.
"...but oftentimes better than a master of one..."
What would it meant to go your whole life only having mastered one skill? To me, I cannot imagine. It is like never leaving your hometown knowing that there is an entire planet to explore - it just does NOT make sense to me. In this life we are granted the gift of learning - which is a gift that I say we explore to the best of our abilities.
Okay, okay, I know you may be thinking, "So, what is the point of all this?"
Well the point is this: that no matter how crazy the people around me thought I was - jumping from one hobby to the next, I stayed true to myself and my gut. I had the impulse to learn a new skill, so I would do it - I would learn and enjoy it! People around me would say that I was a "collector of hobbies," which for a long time I agreed with. Until I learned about Human Design - and learned that I am a "Manifesting Generator."
I know I hit you out of nowhere with this new term, so let me dive in just a little bit.
Manifesting Generator: "Are meant to give energy to what is calling them MOST in the MOMENT and know that when they start to feel RESISTANCE to something, it's time to MOVE ON."
- (From an amazing TikToker whose video I lost - thank you for
sharing your words with the universe).
All that to say that I, and people like me are NOT hobby collectors, rather, we are manifesting generators who are multi-passionate.
So when you hear the oh so famous quote of "A jack of all trades is a master of none" remember that this is only half of the quote and that it actually states
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one."
Remember, it is okay to be passionate about more than one thing and it is also okay to move on from something that once brought you joy. You are meant to explore this world and the things that bring you joy.
With love and sunlight,