What is “his secret obsession”?
We talk about being “obsessed” a lot. Like when we’re obsessed with a certain TV show. When we can’t get enough of a favorite food. When we can’t put down a book. When we obsess over a desired goal.
Obsession has become a catch-all term for things that we really, really like.
But it’s really something more powerful than that. It’s the driving force that shapes our motivation. It can even shape your personal life story, like a narrative that’s built around a main goal or purpose in life.
Merriam-Webster defines obsession in a few ways:
- a “compelling motivation”
- “a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an idea or feeling”
And here are two definitions from Dictionary.com:
- “the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.”
- “the idea, image, desire, feeling, etc., itself.”
So, an obsession is a psychological condition. It’s more than something we want. It’s a state of being. Continue reading