Two points should be noted:
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Without specialisation, we would not have computers, the internet, cars, antibiotics, or all the other more sophisticated things.
Specialisation creates wealth. The power of specialisation is related to the size of the economy. In a small village, there's only so much specialisation, such as a teacher. But in a global economy, there is an increased payoff for specialisation.
Specialisation means focusing on one area to the exclusion of everything else. It can be great when all is well but disastrous when it fails.
The tech industry is booming at present, but nothing lasts forever. A political change could stifle innovation. Economic centres could shift from the West. There's always a risk that a niche skillset can become obsolete.
A multi-hyphenate career is a career path that is on the rise for many people today.
These days, being a generalist has its perks. It’s the role of the multi-hyphenate. The slash career. The polymath. The talent stack. The multi-path career. The gig economy. Whatever you want to call it, it’s here.
Consider at what speed you should try to do things in order to improve performance.
We can often learn something quickly, but without attaining a master level (like getting good at estimating answers to math problems. While you might get within close proximity, you'll seldom get to the exact answer.)
Learning to do something with precision will require a different technique and can take much longer to master.
How much we can change ourselves can be explored by looking at the extremes.
We live in neither of these realities. Obviously, we are not completely rigid nor entirely malleable. If our nature is fixed, self-discovery is essential. If our nature is malleable, self-improvement is needed.
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