Two great posts, which only for the content in them, deserve to be read multiple times. I agree and feel that most of us, could make better gains, if we wouldnt obsess that much. It is however, hard to not obsess about something you love.
RvN, what makes you believe that most of us could make better gains if we didn't obsess over bb/weightlifting as much? It just always seems to me that when I'm really focused and driven to hit a goal and think about it all the time I'm more likely to achieve it. Maybe that's just me. I'll admit I have OCD tendencies.