Success is the produce of positive obsessions. Great achievements are fruits of great habits that become obsessions. Positive obsession is the only route to unparalleled significance. Whatever does not consume your present, cannot dominate your future.
“You cannot have significant success in anything that does not become your obsession,” said Mike Murdock. Obsession is the incredible passion for something you desire, without which you are unwilling to live.
Every highly successful individual is never without a success neurotic condition called obsessive daily self-disciplines (ODSD). Shaq O’Neal, one of the greatest MBA basketball players ever, threw 500 free-throws every night before going to bed. Likewise, Mother Theresa ensured she touched the life of at least one poor soul daily. She was totally consumed with a compassion for the poor on the streets of Calcutta. She became unquenchably obsessive to kindness.
In her words, Mother Theresa said, “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” This is a powerful statement, loaded with several congruent applications. One of its applications relating to positive obsession is this; if you continue to love success principles, such as faith, goal-setting, self-disciplines, positive mental attitude, time management, honesty, etc., even though it is hard and difficult to turn them to habits, once you’ve pushed through the pain barriers and the habits are formed, there can be no more hurting, only more love and more harvests of your accomplishments.
What is your passion in life? What do you really want out of this life? It is critical that you identify what you want in life and what you need to do daily to achieve it. Then persevere through the principle of self-disciplines until positive obsessions are birthed.
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success,” says Napoleon Hill. Maintaining positive daily disciplines require patience, persistence and perspiration, but the moment the habits are formed you enter into an auto-suggestion mode, where you begin to perpetuate great success habits effortlessly.
Begin today on a journey of shaping your future by creating, in your daily life, positive and purposeful obsessions. The rewards will be worth it!
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