What do Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Barack Obama, Andrew Carnegie and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few, have in common? A couple of things, 1. They all succeeded. 2. The all had a “Grand Obsession”. We are taught that we become what we think about, however, I believe that we become what we obsess about. Have you met a person that always complains about the bills they pay? Or the person that always mentions that they are over weight? They are obsessed with these topics and thus they stay broke or stay overweight.
A clear concise description of a “Grand Obsession” was written by Trina Paulus, I quote... “How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” ― Trina Paulus. Our Grand Obsession is our key for change. Caterpillars don’t become butterflies over night. And yes they want to fly, but they too must work a long time to change. They too must do the things that successful caterpillars do to become butterflies. What type of butterfly are you going to become? What color are your wings?