2014/2/22托福独立写作题目：People who develop many different skills are more successful than people who focus on one skill only.
As the world’s population expansion, social competition is increasing fiercely within the limited resources. Someone claims that people who develop many different skills are more successful than people who focus on only one skill, and the others do not think so. As far as I am considered, I agree with the second perspective more.
There will be no achievement without proficient in the knowledge of a certain area. As a doctor’s thesis which is usually a research in the field of one point comprehensively in-depth, even discover something new to provide a new perspective for the human civilization. In this sense, focused on one skill seems to succeed easier. As we all known, Madame Curie was the first person who won the Nobel academic price twice and dedicated her life to study radioactive material. Under the efforts to research of years like one day, she received two different disciplines of the science——the Nobel Prize in physics and the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and became one of the most outstanding women scientists.
Energy of a person’s is limited, which means that people cannot be perfect in everything. Only put all your finite energy into one specific skill, you can be able to become a top talent. Virtually, knowledge is interlinked in some ways, and in the process you work on a problem in a certain field, you will be triggered the links to related knowledge, which called knowledge association plays a significant role in your whole life. However, you can hardly experience it when learning various skills, even face a variety of problems on the way to success because of lacking such linkage. For instance, Da Vinci was such a person who has a very high attainment in different fields in his 67-year-old life. I consider that this all owe to his exquisite painting level, with which he could able to draw the precise internal structure of military weapons and buildings as well as human bodies to became an inventor and architecture, anatomist as well.
Someone claims that mastering multiple skills may achieve success easier, since these people have better abilities to cope with the changes in the work. However, relatively people can proficient in one stuff thoroughly and explore new things by using it only if they focus on one skill, which cannot be reached when mastering various skills, and it is closely related with success. As a result, I consider that people should be proficient in one skill instead of multiple skills, so that they can achieve success more easily.
In conclusion, in the increasing intense social competition, people who focus on only one skill are more successful than people who develop many different skills, which in that a person can spare no effort make a flied of study thoroughly understand if they focus on one skill, and by exploring new things under this condition to promote humans technological civilization, instead of learning various cursory skills. These points are critical factor to success.
When it comes to the qualities of successful people, people varying in education background and experience tend to give distinctive answers. Some would argue that those who are successful should be versatile and excel in lots of skills like communication skills, leadership skills and even organizational skills while others believe that one who is exceptional in one area is more likely to be successful. I personally believe that a versatile person with various skill sets can be more successful.
Admittedly, as the saying goes Jack of all trades and master of none and there are rare cases where some people who are expert in only one field stand out. However, it is more common for versatile people with multiple skills to be successful because of the following reasons.
First off, people who are talented and versatile are more competitive and competent in their career, and they enjoy a better change to be promoted in a professional setting. Actually, a lot of positions require a combination of skill sets, such as paying attention to details, knowledge in a specific field and communication skills, etc. Indeed, more skills will give someone more chance to get promoted. For instance, if a computer programmer just knows how to write program and focuses only on the technical side of the job, chances are that he would never get promoted. On the other hand, if not only does the computer programmer have programming skills but also he is a genius people-wise, he might get a better shot to be promoted as a manager in charge of a team of computer programmers. Thus, he can enjoy more opportunities in his career.
Additionally, it is much easier for a versatile person with various skill sets to build rapport with people and make friends. It is self-evident that people with all kinds of skills will be very attractive and charismatic. A person who not only has professional knowledge in one specific field but also has people skills and leadership skills will be very popular and standing out among his or her peers. For instance, my friend Alex, a bright young professional working in the financial industrial. He was awarded the most valuable banker in his company because of his professionalism and dedication to serving the customers and clients. Not only is he successful in his professional life, but also he is an amateur violinist. Actually, he plays for a city choir to represent the community and go against other cities' choir. Such skills can be very useful when building up connections with people and thus he can expand his social network easily. Furthermore, he can use these skills to entertain his clients and customers on certain occasions and have their trust on him.
In conclusion, a versatile person with various skill sets can be more competitive and outstrip others in the workplace, eventually they enjoy better chance to be promoted. Another advantage of having multiples skills is that it can be much easier and readily for them to network and expand their social connections
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