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Jack of All Trades, Master of One

jack of all trades quote

It’s believed that the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none,” is a misquote of Benjamin Franklin, who actually encouraged his readers to be a “Jack of all trades, and a master of one.”

Whether or not Franklin uttered this phrase is irrelevant. The fact is that in order to be the best version of ourselves and help others through our vocations, we must do our work with excellence. And we can’t do our most excellent work until we discern our purpose – that which we have been created to do exceptionally well, and then, once we’ve found it, focus on becoming a master of that craft.

What are you called to do? What is your professional and personal purpose? Who do you exist to serve?

Are you a jack of all trades? Are you a master of none? Or a master of one?

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