November 13, 2022

What can you obsess about

What can you obsess about? That is the question we should ask ourselves.

“Follow your passion,” they say.

I say let’s replace passion with obsession.

“Follow your obsession.”

When we are obsessed about something we get in the flow.

“[Flow]—the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience


Being in the flow is the most efficient and likely satisfactory way of being productive.

What activities can you engage in that make you lose track of time? What activities take your total focus and attention away from everyday concerns? What activities give you energy instead of taking it?

What can you obsess about?

November 13, 2022 · #mindfulness


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