Dabbler’s Dilemma

“Give me a man who says this one thing I do, and not those fifty things I dabble in.”

Dwight L. Moody

Dabbling is a useful tool to explore different skills, career paths, and opportunities. I find it hilarious that we are pushed in high school to know what we want to do for our careers.

All I knew what I wanted in high school was to get to level cap in WOW and come up with a new song or two on the piano. (Aka I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do for a living.)

Dabbling gives us a way to try on a bunch of hats and see if we like them. (Perhaps college was originally supposed to be the environment to do that, but because of the larger and larger price increases, that’s become unwise.)

Dabbling reminds me of taste-testing cake like you would if you were planning a wedding. You try a bunch of tiny little pieces of cake to see which ones you like best.

Otherwise, I don’t subscribe to the dabbler’s life. 

Naturally, I get the appeal—there is so much out there you can learn. But at the end of the day, there’s only so much time we have to give.

I think it’s better to find what you love and dive in deep.

Not to say that you can’t ever change your mind. There’s no sense in continuing down a path that makes you miserable. We can choose to change at any age. Sure, we might have more responsibilities than a teenager, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, just different. 

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1177

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