It’s true what they say that if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. What about when you’re obsessed with what you do?
Of late the more the days go by the more excited I get at the direction my life is heading. Most people desperately look forward to the weekends to unwind. I don’t even know what the difference is between the weekend or weekday anymore. I’m just always taking action towards creating the vision I have for my life.
Last week Friday something happened to me that really drove the point home of doing what you love. Better yet Living your Obsession.
As my boss was about to leave for the day he turned to me and said if I wanted to leave, I can leave early.
Now I know what you’re thinking, my reaction was “Yes! I get to go home early…on a FRIDAY!” You’re probably also thinking, “Why couldn’t that be MY boss?!“
I will say that you’re half right. Your reaction to that statement would be right. However, my reaction was the total opposite.
In reality my brain froze. When I say froze u literally mean it froze.
It’s like when you’re doing something on your computer or smartphone, and it’s trying to process what you’re doing. Suddenly it freezes because it doesn’t know how to process what you’re asking it to do. That’s pretty much what my brain did.
In my mind I couldn’t process the idea of leaving work early, not even on a Friday, when there was still work to be done. I couldn’t understand the phrase. Somehow it just couldn’t compute in my mind.
My brain literally shut down for a few seconds trying to understand what he meant by ‘leaving early’.
After my brain finally rebooted I told him I appreciated the gesture, but I think I’ll stay back to get some more work done.
I told him for me it’s not work until the time is up, it’s work until the job is done. Then once it’s done, you move on to the next thing. For me that’s just how my brain does things, “No matter what get the job done“.
It was in that moment I realized “Crap! I knew I loved what I do, but I didn’t realized I was obsessed with it!” If you understand that desire is starting point of all achievement then you know that’s a good thing.
Now I don’t want it to appear as though I’m Mr. Employee of the Millennium, I’m not.
However, why I reacted that way is because I’m doing something that I love and obsessed with, which is Content Marketing. Writing articles and blog posts that shares knowledge, and connects with an audience.
That’s my passion. That’s my obsession. It’s something I spend obsessive amounts of time doing and learning about. I’m living it and loving it, and it’s only going to get better from here.
When you’re living your obsession, it’s inevitable that you’ll win. It’s not a matter of if, just a matter of when.
When you’re so obsessed with what you do that you would rather be doing it than eating, sleeping, going out, heck even more than sex, that’s when you’ll become the best.
There is no question I will become the best…period!
What Am I Grateful For About This Situation?
That I’m living my obsession, doing what I love, especially since I know there are so many who aren’t and are miserable.
I’m also grateful that one day when this all plays out I’ll be able to inspire others through my example to do what they love, and to live their obsession.
What Did I Learn From This Situation?
I learned the importance of doing what you love, that once I do everything else will align for my good.
I wish this for you also.
How Can I Use This In The Future To Become Better?
Continue being grateful, always pushing myself to get better and stay hungry. Never allowing myself to slip into a place of complacency just because things get good.
Follow my journey as I document everything on my Journey 2 Mastery™ as it unfolds.
Read my last entry on what happened when fear no longer held me back.
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