Hill stated that the “jack-of-all-trades is seldom good at any. Concentrate all your efforts on one definite chief aim.” The first part of this
quote present the problems and the second part offers a solution. This is a concept that from my school days where we were taught to focus our
time on our weaker subjects. When your strength is Mathematics, but instead of spending your time becoming even better you are advised to try
to improve your weaker subjects. The best that you can do with those subjects is mediocrity. The state of mediocrity is a dangerous because which doctor would you prefer to take care of you, The “A” student or the “C’ student. The answer is depending on whether you are seeing the doctor for brain surgery or general physical check up. The answer is easier when you have a lot on the line. The strive for excellence is sometimes wasted trying to balance your knowledge evenly. The equalizing difference is concentrating your efforts to one definitive goal and becoming the best.
When you focus all your time, effort and sinew into that one business, then you have a better chance to be successful. It goes without saying that you must have clearly define goals and objectives. The power of thought is Napoleon Hill first step to riches and without it no success will be achieved. When your efforts are spread out between a number of different opportunities the ability to make a real impact is diluted. The day only have a finite amount of seconds, minutes and hours. The priority sequence sequence that you use when your resources and time is stretch beyond the limit. The overall goal is like Winston Churchill stated is to “never, never, never give up”. The jack-of-all-trades, master of none might be on the failure list, but it does not have to stay on yours.