Have you ever been accused of being obsessed?
Most of the time, ´being obsessed´ with something, is automatically associated with a negative thing. But is this always really the case?
I started thinking about this, because of a book I read by Grant Cardone, called:
For those of you who have never heard of this guy:
Before Grant Cardone built five successful companies (and counting), became a multimillionaire, and wrote bestselling books…he was broke, jobless, and drug-addicted.
Grant had grown up with big dreams but friends and family told him to be more reasonable and less demanding. If he played by the rules, they said, he could enjoy everyone else’s version of middle-class success. But when he tried it their way, he hit rock bottom.
Then he tried the opposite approach. He said NO to the haters and naysayers and said YES to his burning, outrageous, animal obsession. He reclaimed his obsession with wanting to be a business rock star, and a philanthropist.
Sales vs Real life
I know some of are now thinking, ‘but that’s only about sales and making money’ Well, I can assure you it is not. This book talks a lot about what you are in life. And yes you can and should use it in your career too of course.
After reading this book I must say, I am very prone to be an obsessed kinda person, I have heard many people say to me things like: ‘with you it is always 110%’, ‘Take it easy’. ‘You should take a rest day from sports’. Have people said stuff to you like this too?
Welcome to the club of obsessed people!
Because you are allowed to be obsessed, just make sure you focus on the right things.. not being obsessed about, drugs, alcohol, stealing, but things like:
- Obsessed with becoming a better version of yourself every day
- Obsessed with sports
- Obsessed with creating a better life for your people
- Obsessed with health
- Obsessed with crushing your goals
That sounds a lot better, doesn’t it? People who will say to you(or about you): ‘he is obsessed with being healthy’ what kind of people are this anyway? Are they themselves in a very healthy state? Most likely not, most likely they have an excuse ready why they need to smoke or do drugs. And most likely have given up on their own dream of being that healthy/fit/better person. Look, when a top athlete in your area of sports, says; ‘it’s better you do this or that..’ yes, by all means, listen and follow their advice. But your buddy with the big gut, giving you nutritional advice, or telling you-you should really eat more carbs, otherwise, you will go into starvation-mode.. really??
If you want real success, you have to be obsessed and know how to harness that power to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your goals. Some tips from Grant:
- Set crazy goals—and reach them, every single day
- Feed the beast: when you value money and spend it on the right things, you get more of it
- Shut down the doubters—and use your haters as fuel.
You can be obsessed…or you can be average. It’s your choice. Why not start going full-throttle towards your obsession today?
Thanks for reading, let me know your obsession!
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