I've long been fascinated by those who dedicate their entire life to mastering their crafts, often forgoing incredible sacrifice many of us can't even begin to understand.
Some of my favorite movies are documentaries that attempt to tell those incredibly inspiring tales.
From Jiro Dreams of Sushi to Alex Honnold free soling El Captain, there's something about that focus and drive that moves me unlike anything else.
Sure, many of those who do great things are obsessed to a fault. Often, those who accomplish remarkable feats have poor relationships, addiction, and other negative influences in their life.
And yet, despite it all, they continue pushing forward in their quest to be the best.
If you've been fortunate enough to ever feel that feeling, even for a brief moment of time, you know there is nothing else like it in the world.
Whether you're trying to publish your first book, record that new song, or make it in the NFL, the journey of accomplishing the impossible is what makes life worth living.
If you're struggling to find your way, focus on finding the thing that makes you obsessed.
"A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more."
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."