03/11/2004: "Specialist or Generalist?"
OK, I'm coming down a bit from my recent freak out session. I can get really worked up over an idea to the point where I don't think of anything else. I've always had troubles with staying focused.
I get so excited by oil painting, sculpture, ceramics, writing and illustrating children's books, web development, playing the guitar, musical saw, fiddle, penny whistle, learing about lighting, audio, digital editing, operating a DV camera, screen writing, 35mm...I try to do it all. I worry that I'm spread out too thin being a generalist and that I'll never become the best at anything.
I wonder, is it better to be OK at lots of different things, or excellent at only one?