Success at anything requires passion and focus. You can’t just show up, wander in the meadow and expect to be a smashing success. It takes dedication, passion and focus to achieve your goals. This guest post over a Zen Habits nails the reason passion is important but misses the point on focus.
Focus is important to get tactical tasks done as well as provide a strategic road map for your career development. That I get but always focusing on being an expert on one thing, that’s dangerous. That does not mean you should cast a wide net and do everything. That’s not productive either. What is productive is to be intellectually curious about areas outside your focus. This allows you to become better at your chosen career by adopting different trends and ideas from others. If you are in the innovation business, this is absolutely critical.