The meaning of Obsession is – An idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. It is what a person is driven by in their life, which can be a Goal, a Vision, a Person, a Mission, a Television, it can be anything that you are habituated to.

There are 2 kinds of Obsessions: Conscious Extraordinary Obsessions or Unconscious Ordinary Obsessions.

Leaders consciously choose extraordinary obsessions. Here are some example…Steve Jobs was obsessed with Quality & Design, Mother Teresa was obsessed with helping the poor, Narayan Murthy is obsessed with making Infosys a world-class organization, Amir Khan is obsessed to be a perfect actor, Spiritual Leaders like Buddha was obsessed with Moksha. Look around you and check any leader from any industry and you will see they all have an obsession that they are consciously driven by.

On the other hand there are ordinary people who have unconscious ordinary obsessions which they have not chosen, they got habituated to those obsessions. Obsessions of Food, TV, Work, Travel, Movies, Internet surfing, People, etc. These are not bad things but they are ordinary obsessions and will give you an ordinary life.

Leaders are extraordinary people because they have extraordinary obsessions. So if you want to be a leader then have extraordinary obsession like a leader not the ordinary obsessions of ordinary people. Ask yourself, what are your obsessions? Do you have extraordinary obsessions of achieving greatness in some area? Or do you have ordinary obsession which don’t lead you anywhere?

The good news is that we have the power to change our obsession anytime. Right now you may choose to give up your ordinary obsessions and choose extraordinary obsession to live like a leader. And if you do get inspired to do so, leave an acknowledgement in the comments section below or send me an email, i would love to know about your Conscious Extraordinary Obsessions 🙂

All the Best!

Mitesh Khatri