May 6, 2013

Obsession is a prerequisite to achievement

Any one who is trying to achieve anything in life must be obsessed about it.

  • Tiger Woods, obsessed about winning.
  • Imran Khan, obsessed about making Pakistan a great nation
  • Marther Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Passionate about equality for all
  • Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, passionate about organizing the world’s information.

As a teenager I was obsessed with learning Photoshop, so I became amazingly good at it. Growing up, I had an obsession towards achieving more than people of my age did – So I did end up earning professionally, ran a few businesses, and advised PhD’s and entrepreneurs older than me. I was without exception the youngest senior member of any team. These days I am obsessed about becoming super rich, so one day Inshallah I will be one.

An year ago, I became obsessed with running, when I had stamina of a turtle. Now my stamina is of a rabbit.

3 months ago, I became obsessed with learning Rails fast. It was one of the most frustrating skill learning period of my life. But now I am good enough to find bugs and faults in senior programmers code.

Obsession is truly a prerequisite to any huge achievement. (Note: Winning a lottery is not an achievement). Think of any time of your life, when you achieved something. It could be big or small, but something that you really wanted. Chances are that you were obsessed about how you could find a way to achieve that goal.

Whether it be learning a new (programming) language, marketing a startup, learning how to become more productive, becoming more outgoing (Yup, its a challenge for introverts like me :)). If you are committed and obsessed about achieving that goal, you will get there.

Most of us start with Zero. We do not know how to get the goal, we do not know who can help, but we know we want it. That’s always the start, and its an important step towards achievement – clarity and obsession towards what you want.

9 Comments on “Obsession is a prerequisite to achievement

John Smith
May 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Do you know that rabbits have very little stamina? They run fast for less than 100 meters and then stop from exhaustion…

Aziz Ali
May 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

100 meter sprint is pretty good 🙂

Syed Fozan Rizvi
September 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Very impressive. I’m a student of MBA(Supply Chain Mang.) and I am obsessed about becoming Super Star and a successful businessman, and Inshallah i will one day.
Kindly give me suggestions about attitude towards future goals.
Thankyou for your informative blog.Stay Blessed.
Regards: Fozan.

Aziz Ali
September 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

There are dozens of attitude that man should posses and wise people in history have talked about them all.
If you just want to have one attitude right, here it is. “Always tell the truth”

Syed Fozan Rizvi
October 6, 2013 at 6:05 am

Thankyou 🙂

October 25, 2013 at 3:23 am


Liked your posting…landed here as I was searching for “Prerequisite of Achievement” to come out with a word that I can suggest for “Word of the day” as Grammarian of our toastmasters club meeting.

Good article, good spirit, keep it up.
I’m sure you’ll enrich money while you’re on your path to become super rich.

Keep smiling.

January 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

You are a very nice and clean writer Aziz !! Good luck ..

August 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

I landed on your blog following an irrelevant link. however, the article was so nice i found myself going through some of your other articles. You are a great writer with charisma, i must add. keep up Aziz

pragmatic bastard
November 15, 2016 at 11:58 pm

MARTHER L. King lol
get a grip bro

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