Have you ever experienced this scenario in your life before? As you are leaving your house for work, and as usual, you will ensure that all the lights and fans are being switched off before you leave. You are so sure that everything that is needed to be done has already been done and so you left your house.
However, the moment you reached the bus-stand which is about 10 minutes away, suddenly you felt a very strong doubting feelings about the switches in your house. You have these strong urges that they are not being switched off. As the result, you go back again just to satisfy the doubts. But when you reached home, you notice that the switches are indeed off, you felt relieved and so you left again. A couple of minutes later, the strong impulses return to your mind and the doubting thoughts re-occur. You felt helpless to resist these doubts and so you head on back to your unit again just to satisfy those annoying obsessions. In the end you are trapped in the endless obsessions and as the result you are always late for work.
Does these sounds familiar to you? Have you suffered from these obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms before? If yes, then it is time to get your treatment. The reason why you might have this condition is not because you are ill or going crazy. Obsessive compulsive disorder is not an illness, it is a symptom of a behavioral condition. When your Amygdala is stuck at a higher base line, it will tend to produce false alarm signals to the other part of your body system. When your subconscious mind read this false signals it will start to assess for any possible threats in your environment. In the case of an OCD sufferer, there is no threat or danger present, so the subconscious mind will start to produce the “what ifs thoughts”.
Obsessive focus is not a state in which you need to constantly exist. Just the act of focusing on your goals and desires will create results. There are times, however, when you will need obsessive focus. Extreme change calls for extreme measures. When you want something major to happen that will revolutionize your life – that is the time to utilize obsessive focus. When I started my business, I used this concept for the first five years. I did nothing but focus on building my business and making it a success. Other coaches – many of them no longer in the business – often told me that I should relax and not work so hard. However, that hard work and obsessive focus helped me to achieve amazing results. Because of the obsessive focus I placed on my business in the beginning, I now have a strong foundation from which to work.
Obsessive focus is the secret weapon that you need to call upon only on certain occasions. You will use obsessive focus only for a while because, frankly, the energy that it takes can’t be sustained indefinitely, but it can last long enough to get what you want. If you are looking to create major change in your life, you need to be obsessive and focus all of your energy on that change. Be single minded and make it happen!
Obsessive focus is the equivalent of creating a laser beam effect. If you hold a laser beam directly on an area, the laser beam will burn a hole through even the toughest steel. You could take the same laser beam and continually move it around, but you will not get the same result. If you want to burn through to reach your dreams and goals, you need obsessive focus.
You might be thinking that obsessive focus sounds, well, His Secret Obsession. Yes! Obsessive focus is obsessive, but if you want to create big changes, there are times when you will need to be obsessive, single minded and totally focused. You won’t have to do it forever, but you will have to do it for some time. How long? Well, until you reach your goal.
Your mind will start to ask questions such as; “What if the fan was not switched off, I will be wasting a lot of electricity then…” or “What if, I forgot to turn off the water tap, plenty of water will be wasted,” or “What if I have not locked my main door, my house would be broken into” etc.These obsessive and unwanted thoughts are very obstructive and can cause a lot of inconveniences to one’s life. There are many ways to overcome these obsessive thoughts.
The moment you can do this, the high anxiety level in your subconscious mind will drop. When this happen, you will no longer feel any scary effect from the intrusive thoughts or images, which means that you are already successful in overcoming and overpowering them.