Master of all or jack of none

A lifetime of exercise when compared to an IRA versus starting late comparing to lost interest.
You know…I spent a heck of a lot of time studying the spine. Over the years, reading at least 1 hour per week since 2007, I would anticipate that I read over 900 journal articles since entering the profession. Since more than 80% of those are on orthopedic issues, I would say that I have a put a lot of deposits into my bank of ortho care. At this point, I am just reading spine stuff for fun.
I liken this to putting in deposits, over the course of time, into a retirement fund. After much time, you can see how the little deposits over time add up to millions of dollars. That’s how I feel about spine stuff.
Now, I am trying my darnedest to learn vestibular stuff. It is taking an inordinate amount of time in order to learn the basics. I am so far behind those that are experts in the field that I feel like a baby on the subject. I liken this to the person that hasn’t saved for retirement. I have to frantically read and learn as much information in as short a time period as possible in order to be even minimally competent to treat these disorders. I am learning, but the process is slow.
There is an argument regarding training your weaknesses in order to get better or making your strengths stronger.
I have to spend a lot of time to get a little better at treating one disorder, when I was so used to spending a little time to make huge jumps treating others.
The struggle is real. It’s hard to find that master of all trades. Usually you’ll just find the jack of none.

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