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Be a master at one thing, or be highly capable of many things, but never excel?

I was thinking more along the lines of one area or subject. Examples could be sports, education, arts, etc.

Feel free to share any ideas. Interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions.

Thank you :)

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    Jul 16 2012: To master one thing is excelling in my book. I am content to allow others to use their strengths and I will use mine where I can. How does one define success?
    • Jul 17 2012: I think my grammar may have been a bit confusing. What I meant was: being a master at one thing vs. being highly capable, but never excelling.

      The definition of success!
      One word that comes to mind: achievement
      Another word: complex :)

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