Countless truly successful people agree with the sentiment that their careers do not feel like work but rather something they love to do. That is obsession at its best. If you become obsessed with your idea, purpose, or goal, you will become equally addicted to the idea of making it work.
The dictionary defines the term “obsessed” as “the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, or desire.” Anyone who makes it his or her mission to create long-term, positive 10X survival will have to approach each moment, decision, action, and day with this level of fixation.
Until the world understands that you’re not going away – that you are 100 percent committed and have complete and utter conviction and will persist in pursuing your project – you will not get the attention you need and the support you want.
It is unfortunate that people with this kind of voracious obsession and fierce drive are categorized as off-balance, work-addicted, obsessive, and a whole litany of other labels. What if the world saw a person’s unwavering passion, undying obsession, and a bonfire-like desire to see through his or her goals as gifts rather than as defects or diseases? Wouldn’t we all accomplish more?
The ability to be obsessed is not a disease; it is a GIFT!