There are two schools of thought when it comes to the idea of whether you should focus your life on one single purpose and pathway, or get involved in all of the various things that interest you.
We’ve all heard the stories of the people who did amazing things by having a tenacious focus on one single direction.
Malcom Gladwell, in his must-read book, Outliers, taught us that those who truly master something in life (the GOATs, if you will) spend at least 10,000 hours focusing on that one thing.
Gary Keller also contributed hugely to this school of thought with his book, The One Thing, His “surprisingly simple truth about extraordinary results” is that you must push away competing interests and risk it all on one pathway.
I like both books and I’ve learned different lessons from each of them. But I also think there’s another angle to consider.
What if it all depends on who you are?