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Specializing early doesn't always mean career success
In what he calls today’s ‘wicked world’, David Epstein, the author of Range, claims that those people will succeed who have perspective, have explored more and know a little about a lot of fields. He has backed his claims with research, the most notable- being a study conducted by an economist in the higher education systems of England and Scotland.
In England, the students had to choose their specialisations earlier as opposed to their Scottish counterparts. This is notable because the English students did well in the short run- started earning more but eventually started quitting their careers earlier because they didn’t like their jobs. The Scottish students, more than made up for the early income disparity and also stuck with their careers for much longer.
This trend was found in the pursuit of sports, art, music, picking a career and even learning new material.
If you’re not convinced, just look at the career journey’s of Roger Federer and Leonardo Da Vinci among several others.
So the bottom line is, even though exploring your options and trying out lots of new things may seem counter-intuitive, it definitely has its benefits in the long run!