Monday, April 18, 2011

How to become Obsessed

I've been thinking more and more about my desire to be obsessed with being healthier and having a positive attitude.  I don't think I've been REALLY obsessing about these two things.  Sure, I think about them and then I don't think about them.  This is NOT an obsession.  I know when I'm obsessing on something and this isn't what I've been doing.  The definition of obsession is - the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.  The DOMINATION of one's thoughts.  My thoughts have not been DOMINATED by the desire for a healthy body or the desire to be a more positive person.  My thoughts have flirted around the edges of those desires, not been dominated by them.  I find myself shirking the plans I've made to go to the gym or giving into the desire to eat the wrong foods or drink too many cocktails.  My thoughts are to be DOMINATED by a desire for health and fitness.  Ditto with the positivity. 

I found a few steps to help me with the development obsession.  Hopefully this will be helpful to us all.
  • The More Obsessed You Become, The Greater The Positive Energy Generated 
Positive energy is fundamental to success, because it is the creative energy block which manifests your goals for you. When you are generating high levels of positive energy, you will also be manifesting like crazy. Becoming obsessed in your goal will make you more and more invested in your goal, and direct all of your energies towards its achievement as quickly as possible. This is how success works. You need to become totally engrossed in what you are doing as it increases a) positive energy and b) directs that energy to your object of obsession.

I will look forward to my fitness activities.  I will look forward to the pain I feel in my muscles.  This pain with reinforce the positive feelings I have about having a healthy and fit body.  I will look forward to preparing healthy food and eating it in the correct portion size.  I will put a smile on my face and in my voice when interacting with others.  My goal will be to be POSITIVE with as many people as possible in each day.
  • Obsession Allows You To Generate More Ideas And Theories On Achieving The Goal 
When you get obsessed, you are connecting deeper and deeper into the subconscious mind. This then allows the subconscious mind to provide you with the necessary ideas and plans to make the goal come about. Connecting to the subconscious will give you greater drive and motivation as well. 

If I think about being fit and positive ALL the time it will seep into my subconscious mind.  AMAZING BUT TRUE.  We all have had the condition of being able to think about nothing else but an important event or object of desire.  This is what obsession IS.  I need to make health and positive attitude my object of desire.  Not something  I wish I could have, but something I NEED.
  • Obsession Makes You Commit To Achieving Your Goals 
Getting the commitment and dedication to achieve your goals is paramount to keep your focus in the right direction. When you commit to the achievement of your goals, you go the extra mile all the time. You become as efficient and as persistent as possible. You move at top speed towards your goals, and achieve them as a result. There is always more improvement which can be made, and making the commitment to total improvement through total obsession in that improvement will work wonders. It will always keep you on track when you need. 

Becoming dedicated to my goals is going to be crucial.  Really, what else do I have to do in my life?  Being healthy and positive should be CRUCIAL to my well being. 
  • Obsession Allows You To See What's Important In Your Priorities
What you are obsessed in is where your priority lies. You will always be willing to invest your time and energy in your obsession as opposed to other non-obsessive things. This is good, because it allows you to arrange your priorities effectively. You will then end up naturally investing energy in the things which are important to you.  

Activities leading to health or fitness and activities leading to a positive attitude will become my priorities.  Offhand I can think of exercise, smiling, healthy food choices, portion control, a gratitude list, ...  that's all I can think of for now.  These will be my priorities in life.  This means I cannot dwell on mistakes, can't stuff feelings with booze or food, or lay around and feel sorry for myself.  (now I'm not saying I do those things, I might, but I'm not saying it)

Here we go.  (he looked kinda cute, so I added him to my obsessions)


  1. Happygirl! I like the way you talk about obsession, being a quality. Sometimes people talk about it like if it's a flaw "don't be so obsessed!" Like it's something bad. I like to think about obsession as a positive thing and more when we are talking about being healthy and positive! What a great obsession!


  2. Well there's a new spin on getting positive! I like that. I never think of my muscles hurting after working out as a positive. Good idea. Maybe this will help me too because I really don't want to exercise but I so need to.

  3. but you are not saying it, ha...honesty leads to freedom you know...for a second there at the end i thought had put a mirror in...smiles. a healthy obsession is not a bad thing at all

  4. Thanks for your kind comments! If you go to Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience, you can find a whole community of gratitude bloggers there every Monday. Her book One Thousand Gifts has caused her following to explode so there are many bloggers to visit. Just link up there and begin counting the blessings every day to one thousand or beyond! Hope you join in.

  5. i think this is a great article, but its about why becoming obsessed with your goals is a good idea not HOW to become obsessed. just saying. It was a good a read though. Thanks.

  6.  Thank you.  You are probably right about the title.


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