Change Your Obsession
I don't want to offend anybody with this message, but I want to tell you the truth if you need to hear it. Some people might not like this message, but I encourage you to at least read it even if it's not what you really want to hear right now. Here it is -- some of you are too obsessed with all of the wrong things.
Some of you are too obsessed with all of your unhealthy wants. Maybe you are so obsessed with being in a relationship that you choose someone toxic because they are the only option right now. Your unhealthy obsession causes you to settle for less than you deserve. Some of you are obsessed with a certain financial situation. Your obsession allows you to put yourself in situations that go against your morals or against your integrity just so you can have the amount of money that you have become obsessed with. It might bring more finances to your life, but it is not going to bring more peace to your soul.
When I say "some of you," don't get me wrong. I also mean me. I struggle with all of these same things. So don't think I am just preaching at you from my perfect life and perfect perspective. I am just telling you things that could help you because I have had to deal with them myself.
Sometimes your obsessions keep you from doing something good instead of encouraging you to do something bad. For example, some of you are obsessed with your limitations. When you are obsessed with your limitations you allow everything to get in the way of what you want in life. The problem is you have become so obsessed with and used to the idea that something is "impossible" so why even try? Because it is so much easier to just justify why you can't instead of actually doing the work to change.
Here is how you combat this problem. You have got to become obsessed with the right things. Get obsessed with your needs. Start being obsessed with what will help you go farther in life. Start being obsessed with what is loving to yourself and others. Start being obsessed with what will bring peace in your life. You have got to become obsessed with being the greatest version of yourself, but that includes the way that you get there. Do you want to have a good job and make good money? There is nothing wrong with that goal, but you have got to be obsessed with the right way of getting there. Stop going against what you know is right to cut corners. Become obsessed with the right path that leads to the best you. Taking the right path requires faith. Some of you need to become obsessed with your faith instead of being obsessed with your fear. Without fear, without unhealthy obsession, you can be unstoppable.
It all starts with you.