Interview with Anthony Orajekwe
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was always a hard worker, but it was in high school where one of the coaches looked at me and told me I had the perfect build for a defender. I took my chance and fell in love with football. Ever since then I’ve been striving to be the best in the game. So far I’ve seen ups and downs, but I have gained a lot of success thanks to my hard work and passion. I have also been scouted by six major colleges and finally chose to continue at the University of Nebraska for my studies and sports career.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Football is a passion-driven sport. And burn-out is inevitable. All I can say is take your breaks and don’t exhaust yourself. Work hard but rest too. Otherwise you’ll get injured or exhausted. And when that happens you won’t be able to give your all in the game.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My mom! She’s my biggest supporter of all time. I wouldn’t be anywhere without her support and prayers.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I think we all play a part in making the world a better place. Everyone should do as much as they’re capable of. I’m still on the road to success and try to help out other people who want to make it big just like me. I’m the biggest supporter for all new players.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
I’ve always lived by this quote. It helped me go on and keep running even during the times I felt like giving up.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
My supporters can follow me on my Instagram and Twitter! I go by @anthonyorajekwe on both of those platforms.