Obsession is all you need to succeed
There is no way around it, but when I step back and look at myself in the mirror, I have to face the facts. I have an obsessive personality.
Anytime I embark on a new business venture or even a hobby, I go all in. I get obsessed, and I begin to eat, drink and sleep the business/hobby/subject matter of the moment.
I don’t understand the root of why it happens, but my brain always kicks into overdrive. Thoughts about whatever is my obsession at the moment permeate my conscious and subconscious.
Because of this obsessiveness, it turns out that I am really well equipped for an entrepreneurial venture. And any entrepreneurial endeavor requires obsessiveness, and singular focus.
Obsessiveness helps you to overcome all hurdles and obstacles
I am able to obsess over problems until they are solved, or if a problem is not immediately solvable, I move onto the next problem. And then the next.
I’ve been able to bootstrap my way from side hustles all the way to building a $15 million yearly revenue business, all while only working 40 hours or less a week.
But even if you are not building a multi-million dollar business, you should be obsessed with whatever it is you are working on at the moment.
Even if you are simply saving and investing as much as you can for retirement, this should be your singular focus. Optimize your savings. Optimize your investments. It is the simplest and easiest way to achieve wealth.
So no matter what you are doing to work on your early retirement, you need to create a plan and then obsess over it until it is starting to help you to achieve your goals.
Create life mantras and goals. And then create a plan. Obsess over that plan until it is your reality.
Obsession, and a singular focus on the business or the task at hand is what will allow you to grow your skills and achieve an early retirement.
But you also need to know when to switch your obsession off
You can only obsess over something for so long before it turns into a real problem.
I think the singular focus that you have at the beginning of any new task is important to truly understand and learn as much about the problem and potential solutions.
But then at some point, you have to learn to let things go. When you have planned and problem solved and put everything into it, you need to be aware that you have done all that you can do. Enough is enough.
Obsession has gotten me very far in my life, but to truly enjoy life, I always need to ensure that I have balance. And that is why I am obsessed with AR, but also need to know when to back my obsession down a notch.
I have to remind myself that I am not trying to build a $15M revenue business. I am doing this to explore my thoughts, define my opinions, to be the real me that I have wanted to be for years.
But I am an entrepreneur at heart, and sometimes I just can’t help myself.