Mediocrity over mastery
I’m not necessarily a fan of Isaac Mizrahi, but I do like something I heard him say recently on an interview on “Design Matters” with Debbie Millman. He said, “I’ve never been interested in mastery.” I can relate to this idea because I constantly find myself want jumping from one thing to the next to see what else I can discover. A Jack of all trades, master of some is the way I like to describe it. For me, being masterful at one or a few things just isn’t as interesting as continuing to branch out and explore many directions. I’m ok with failing and learning. I’m ok working with others in areas where I’m deficient. And I’m ok with the notion that I may never be recognized for mastering any particular discipline.
“I’ve never been interested in mastery.”