John Hawkins Jr., M.S., L.M.H.C

It is my belief if you pursue something consistently with a single-minded focus it is impossible not to succeed. Being consistent and persistent are the two pillars of success. Exceptional individuals throughout history will validate what I am saying: Jesus, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos.

Now you may not be a fan of both Gandhi and Steve Jobs, but one thing they have in common is the obsessive pursuit of their goal. This quality is essential for success in any endeavor. But how does one acquire such a focus and commitment to a cause?

Finding your WHY can be complicated

Each of these people had a compelling purpose or why. I've written numerous times about the importance of taking the time to get clarity on this. For some it comes as an inspiration that was so captivating it catapulted them into a lifelong pursuit. However, for others it takes considerable effort to identify their passion.

Finding your why can be much more complex than people give it credit for. Over the years in my work helping individuals discover their purpose, I have learned there are numerous emotional blocks that can impede you, such as resignation, shame, fear, limiting beliefs, and unprocessed grief.

Become obsessed about your purpose

Do the hard work necessary to overcome these blocks to generating an absorbing why. If you start pursuing your dream or goal half heartedly, the challenges you face will do you in. Contrastingly, once you become enthralled by your vision or passion, there is nothing that will stand in your way.

You are not done with this objective until you become obsessed about your purpose. Doing so will allow you to develop the single-minded focus necessary to succeed. You will then convert your obsession into your possession.


John Hawkins Jr., M.S., L.M.H.C.

John has helped thousands of clients overcome the hidden internal blocks which had kept them from achieving their maximum potential. Furthermore, he has assisted them in gaining clarity of their true life purpose, identifying their gifts and talents, and developing lives of greater meaning and significance. 

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