As you may know, our summer interns are contributing to Daily Fuel’s editorial. Today's guest blogger, Luke, an entrepreneurship student at the University of Michigan, questions the value of a single focus.

You Limit Yourself

We all have someone in our lives who seems to excel at just about anything they do. Michael Strahan is one of those people. Strahan reached the pinnacle of football success when he won the Super Bowl in 2008, and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6 years later. Then, rather than riding off into the sunset after a successful career, he found his new calling as a media personality for Good Morning America. He put himself out there and risked failure because he refused to believe he was strictly a football player.

Bo Jackson is another athlete that refused to limit himself to one thing. Jackson was famous for playing both baseball and football at a professional level. He couldn’t choose just one of his interests so instead he chose both. By the end of his career his decision paid off, as he eventually became an all star in both sports.

It is very easy for us to specialize in one field and concentrate exclusively on a single interest. Many of us are even encouraged to do this, which is why I find it refreshing to hear Michael Strahan ask, “I have so many different interests, why can’t I be successful at each one?” It inspires me to look at people like Michael Strahan or Bo Jackson who refused to limit themselves, and instead pushed themselves to be successful in multiple ways.

Luke

Guest Blogger:

Luke

Student. Sports Fan. Multi-Vertical Believer.

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