Isnt that jack of all trade master of none thing?
I don’t even agree with the basic premise. Why can’t you master all? Exactly what preventative barrier exists?
These obnoxious little slogans such as, “Make games, not engines,” and, “Jack of all, master of none,” put us into a mindset that causes these little catch-phrases to be true.
If I want to be a programmer, does that mean I have to not be an artist? My avatar is a pencil-and-paper drawing, details in my signature.
I also make my own music (details in signature). After I skipped 4 years in science in school I decided to write my own physics engine, which lead me to create a graphics engine so that I could see the physics in motion, which lead me to being a senior graphics programmer at Square Enix on Final Fantasy XV, but my passion was always in AI, so after graduating from Stanford’s AI course I am currently focusing on AI in my career.
Could you imagine if I had said, before all of these academic ventures, “I am interested in a lot of things, so I should just dip into it and not get too deep”?
Yes, then I would just be a jack of all and a master of none. What a pathetic self-defeating attitude to life.
Get out there and leave your footprint. This world is not for testing, it is for mastering. There is literally nothing stopping you except some kind of self-defeating attitude that tells you that you have to either master one, or basically explore all. No. You do all, you master all. No excuses.