We need motivation to partake in a lot of important activities in our lives. Especially the ones that are important keeping us healthy, safe and paying our bills. Whether it’s a fitness routines or preparing for exams or before any other important or tough activity, we use common motivational methods as a drive to keep going. However we have many other assets we can use as motivation, like an untapped source of potential energy. As human beings we’re creatures of habit and we rarely use such traits to our advantage but instead it becomes a downfall for most of us. What does this mean? Before explaining that, it’s vital you understand the next part first.
Habits in the form of addiction obsession and passion share a few very common and important traits that can be extremely useful in our lives when performing any task. For example: When an addict is looking for drugs to fulfil their addiction, do they need to motivate to find those drugs? The answer obviously is no. Likewise when a person is obsessed with a particular activity do not need motivation to repeat their obsessive behaviors. The same thing applies for passion, if you’re passionate about a hobby or a skill such as cooking, reading, writing or playing your favorite sport you don’t need to motivate yourself beforehand.
Going back to the question: What does this mean? Well, what it means is that addiction, obsession or passion can be taken advantage of in the form of being addicted obsessed or passionate about your job or it can come as a down fall as an unhealthy obsessions or a drug habits. Since negative light is so often shined on addiction its often overlooked within our society. The only thing that comes remotely close to such concept and logic is Passion, which is often used along side with motivation, drive and determination. Even then people assume they’re passionate about a job or an activity when they’re actually not. They fall in love with what the end product of the journey, than the journey itself. Like being obsessed with money cars and the mansions aspect of being a businessman rather than being passionate or seeking the thrill of closing a business deal.
Going back to the examples of addiction, obsession and passion. For all 3 we can learn that we actually need motivation to stop repeating these behaviors which we’re addicted, obsessed or passionate about. Therefore we understand from the previous examples that: Addiction, Obsession or Passion (AOP) is the joy of repeating a compulsive behavior time and time again on a regular basis. Which in turn creates a special “buzz/thrill” or a feeling of excitement when repeating such behavior which in turn leaves the person addicted & obsessed with such behaviors and brings them back to it time and time age. Without motivation.
Every individual is unique and therefore will have a preference to their own unique thrill/buzz associated with their preferred activity. Whether it’s a businessman thrilled and excited before making a business deal or the buzz obtained by people who perform in front of crowds such as music artists, wrestlers or performers who get the adrenaline rush before going on stage. Similar experiences are experienced by adrenaline junkies who jumps out of a plane, or when music artists get the high when they make, compose and perform music go through a similar experience. Writers also get similar therapeutic buzz when they write and put their thoughts and ideas into perspective from pen on to the paper. The more their ideas fit together, the more satisfied they feel Chefs and cooks also share a euphoria to the smell and taste whilst they’re cooking, it leaves them addicted to food and coming out with fresh recipes and draws them back to kitchen every day.