Years ago, the perfume Obsession was all the rage. I’ll admit it smelled good. I had a bottle of it. Don’t know what happened to that bottle — all I know is that I never finished it. I’ve moved on. How many times do we leave stuff unfinished and move on? I’m looking around my house at the moment and see a few things that still need to be done. Not to get ready for the upcoming Holiday, mind you, just because they need to be done. And as I look around, I can’t help but think how badly I’m procrastinating. Procrastinating about what, you ask? Why my latest obsession, of course.
I am scheduled to take a very important exam on Friday. Passing this exam will bring me one step closer to receiving my Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation. I have been studying for a month. I don’t feel prepared. I know stuff but do I know the right stuff? All I know is that if I haven’t learned it, it ain’t gittin’ learnt. 🙂 I have designated tonight as my last night to study. I have to stop sometime.
I really don’t consider myself a person who obsesses over things. Never even gave it a thought until my mom asked me today why I was obsessing over this test. Hhmm, I thought. Why am I? Well, the truth is, I am not used to failing. I don’t like it. It’s not an option for me. I do everything in my power to ensure success. If that means being overly prepared for something, I’m all over it. Of course, sometimes I just “wing it” and everything comes out awesome! But the mere thought of the possibility of failing this test has me “all jacked up.”
What do you obsess over? Is it worth it? What would happen if suddenly you stopped obsessing over whatever “it” is? Will the world suddenly implode if you weren’t hyperfocused on something?
My current obsession: taking this stupid test. It’s going to be hard and make me think. So what? Isn’t that what tests are supposed to do? I’ll stop obsessing…..tomorrow!