Passionate or Obsessive?

I have a tendency to be obsessive… not exactly in an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-kind of way, but definitely a little obsessive about tasks & projects I’m interested in, or that I’m in the throes of completing.  Most people call it being passionate, and I’m not sure if maybe they aren’t the same thing?

I’ve always been this mixture of passion & obsession… even when I was a little girl 🙂  It’s led me to find joy and positivity in even the most mundane tasks that need to get done.

So why does obsession automatically sound like a negative?  Well, to start with, it’s aligned with mania, compulsion, infatuation, addiction, fetish, and an “over-ruling passion,” in the dictionary.  It takes passion to a whole new (and not so desirable) level.

But there is more than just this negative side to obsession, in every kind of art, there has to be a kind of obsession that produces some of the most beautiful pieces of work from a person’s soul.  The right amount of obsession coupled with passion can definitely be a good thing 😉

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

Claude Monet


I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

Elie Wiesel

I’ve been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.

Without obsession, life is nothing.


What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.

Eugene Delacroix

Published by Stephanie

I'm a 33 yr old Christian wife to my college sweetheart for almost 13 years, and a mother to 3 handsome boys & a girl!!! I write for simple pleasure about my treasures in life, marriage, children, parenting, some advice for singles in the dating market, and a little on spiritual growth as I work to become a better person in life. Just started a new fitness blog about loving your body and how that dramatically changes your whole life! I love getting this chance to encourage people through my writing, and even though this world is so evil, I believe we will see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living. "For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings, where I am always protected, I sing for joy." Psalm 63:7

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