The 7 Obsessions of Highly Successful People

Healthy Obsessions That Lead to High Performance

When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with one thing (and it’s not what you think). I woke up thinking about it, I went to bed thinking about it, and it consumed my mind throughout the day. After school, I could not wait for it. I planned every minute of my day around it. I was obsessed…and highly successful at this one thing.

The 7 Obsessions of Highly Successful People

For me, that one thing was golf. And the lessons I learned reaching the top levels of that game have benefited me throughout my life.

Why You Need Childlike Persistence to Change the World

Have you ever been so exhausted that you just gave up on a goal or dream? Have you ever faced challenges so daunting that you just quit? You don’t look back on that time with fondness, do you?

Develop Childlike Persistence

That’s because you know deep down inside that the moment when the exhaustion was at its peak, your goal or dream was within reach. When you let the fatigue become an excuse to give up, you give in to the enemy of your dreams. Call it Resistance. Call it the devil. Call it fear. Whatever it is, when you give in to fatigue, you give up on greatness.

Last week, in episode 25, I talked about how to beat fatigue. Exercise, supplements, fresh air, hydration, etc. I shared 11 tips and don’t get me wrong, they are all valid or I wouldn’t have shared them. But there is more to the story than just those.

Sometimes fatigue is nothing more than an obstacle that you have to fight through and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

Exhaustion

Have you ever been so exhausted that you just gave up on a goal or dream?

I have.

Child sleeping with exhaustion

If you have, you don’t look back on that time with fondness, do you?

That’s because you know deep down inside that the moment when the exhaustion was at its peak, your goal or dream was within reach. When you let the fatigue become an excuse to give up, you give in to the enemy of your dreams. Call it Resistance. Call it the devil. Call it fear. Whatever it is, when you give in to fatigue, you give up on greatness.

Like a Child

I wrote about this before in a post entitled Childlike Persistence. Young children don’t know how to give up. It’s not in us from birth. If it were, we would never walk, because learning to walk is hard. It’s exhausting. It’s painful. We fail at it thousands of times before we succeed.

As an adult, how many times do you allow yourself to fail thousands of times before you succeed?

You know the story of Thomas Edison…he failed thousands of times before finally inventing the light bulb. It’s a cute story, but do you apply it to your life?