Is obsession wrong?
I think it’s more complicated than that.
Obsession created the lightbulb. Obsession created a 6 time champion in Michael Jordan and a 5 time champion in Kobe Bryant. Obsession created the airplane. Elon Musk’s obsession made Tesla a reality.
Here is when an obsession probably gets unhealthy though.
When you get angry or depressed missing it for a day.
For instance, let’s say you’re addicted to the gym. Let’s say you push really hard every day and you devote yourself to improvement in something beneficial. However, let’s say you have a family obligation and you have to miss the gym for a day. Do you get angry? Do you get upset? This used to be me..full disclosure.
Odds are if you do, then you have an unhealthy obsession with the gym. I applaud you for your committment, but there’s probably a deeper issue going on there. You shouldn’t be missing the bigger picture over your commitment.
Obsession can be beautiful but the reason you’re obsessed in whatever it is you’re obsessed with, is a deep reason that’s there to make this world a better place, and often our frustration is in direct conflict with what that reason is.