“There are not 48 hours in a day.” This wise saying was first heard by me possibly when a BBC affiliate said this to do with career planning. You cannot do it all is basically the meaning of the post. Another wise saying is to be, “a jack of all trades and a master of none.” For this reason, I choose to focus my life on a few, maximum, three careers and not do anymore.
We all want to master something. Some of us may want to do many things. The key is to find the magic number. Should we all focus on one, two or, at most, three things? I myself like writing, business and philanthropy.
I also like history, art and other things. Gary Vaynerchuck said the best thing to do is to combine your passions, if you have too many. For that reason, I choose write about business, history, stories and other things. I can also do charitable work, start businesses and do some art, if I have the time. The point is I’m not juggling all the careers I wanted to do, like be a doctor, footballer, academic and whatnot.
Finally, you should choose things that you are good at. Everyone has (a) talent(s), and it is a great thing to do what you are talented at well. Einstein was good at science; Beethoven was a master pianist/composer. We can all find something we are good at and try to do it well. It does not matter if you do not find something for you can still work hard; Einstein, undoubtedly a genius, humbly said, “my only genius talent is inquisitiveness,” and, “genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work.”
In conclusion, you should plan your career to increase effectiveness. You cannot do it all as there are only 24 hours in a day. You can, however, combine things to provide a unique service to people. When in doubt, explore your talents and do what you are good at. This essay should be of most use to those struggling with their life path.