Albert Einstein once said "Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."
Obsession can be very useful when is utilized as a tool to make us go after our goals.
Brendon Burchard, author of the book High Performance Habits, explains the concept of obsession versus passion." Performance or psychological necessity is the act where reaching your dreams is not a preference, it is a must. It becomes necessary to excel.
This is my identity and I am obsessed about it." He says. "The difference between the two (passion vs. obsession) is that people cheer you on when you are passionate about something; when you are obsessed, people think you are crazy."
Burchard's version of reaching our fullest potential is to be obsessed about reaching our goals to the point that we are willing to take the risk of being though of as crazy.
I love the idea of utilizing something that has been described as a negative psychological state or mental illness, in a positive way. Sometimes we as human beings get obsessed about trivial things like; how do we look, or loosing weight, or playing video games, etc, but we don't get obsessed about doing something powerful in our lives or other's lives because we are afraid of rejection, we are afraid of making mistakes.
Taking risks, even if we know we are failing, will bring us closer to reaching our biggest, and most important goals.
The only way to succeed, is to fail, to learn, and to grow. We learn and grow from our failures.
Being obsessed about making a difference in our immediate social circle or the world, by maximizing our potential, is what it takes to be really successful.
Let's be obsessed and design the lives we truly want to live, by tapping in our fullest potential, reaching our goals and transforming our dreams into our reality, even if people think we are crazy. Let's create a life worth living!
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