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CharlieK

Great point, and especially relevant to me. My dad always referred to himself as "jack of all trades and master of none", and I, especially since retirement, have been following in those footsteps. Teaching, writing, serving on boards, taking music lessons, trying to brush up on my Spanish, and making sure that I enjoy spending time with my wife, who is equally busy in retirement. Plus more things I think I'd like to do besides what I'm already doing. But I have to question whether the enjoyment I get from the variety makes up for the satisfaction I would get by doing fewer of these things but doing them better. And which of these things am I doing because they are important to me, as opposed to imagining how others will react to those roles? Gotta make a list of roles and rate how important each of them is to me.

Robert Drescher

It reminds me of some great failures in history when someone decides to build something to serve everyones needs and ends up serving no one needs. Nothing and no one can be everything to everyone, in fact it is impossible to be something to everyone (there are just to many of us). The real key to success is to be something vital to someone, and by being so you will find enough someones you are vital to to succeed.

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