As you develop confidence, you begin to deeply enjoy what you’re doing — and become very passionate about it. As Newport explains, “Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.”
When I moved over to management, I started to give the new grads I was managing pretty different advice than I had received and followed early on. Yes, work on a lot of different things. But even if you identify as a generalist, also find something to go deep in. It doesn’t really matter what it is.