OBSESSED: (verb), preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone, something) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.
Obsession is a mindset you NEED
Obsession is usually viewed as a negative state but can actually be something very beneficial. If you are obese and you obsess over fitness and nutrition you will reach your goal of weight loss. If you are skinny and want big muscles and lift, lift, lift and eat, eat, eat, you will obtain the physique you seek. The key to obsession is consistency.
A person who emotionally obsesses over a celebrity has built a mental pattern of consistency. This is our goal when training and eating healthy. We are looking for a way to create habits - long term goals that produce results. If we surround ourselves with what we want to become we will become that very thing.
Here are a few key tips to creating health consistent patterns in our minds.
1. Create awareness - begin to pay attention to your thoughts at all times.
2. Break pattern - once you become aware of the thought you now must control them. Like wakeful meditation, if you fee you mind wonder bring it back to how you feel, what your thinking, what your doing, what your trying to accomplish.
3. Fill in the BLANK - you are aware, you know what you want, now it is time to define what your going to do about it. Wrote it down, draw a diagram, lay out the details, visualize it, smell it, will it into existence.
4. Action - like a movie star on camera become it. Own it! You must believe in your new role and as you perform you actually become it. Obsession is filling the mind with it at all times until it is what and who you are.
A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perseverance.
You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.
- Robert Kraft