Why I do what I do!
Years ago I hit a wall. A point in my life that brought everything to a complete halt.
Depression hit me like a two-by-four to the back of the head and I began questioning everything in my life including my job, my faith, and my existence on this planet.
I could think of no good reason for my being here. I was bringing no value to the world or anyone around me. I was living my life with no sense of purpose or meaning and things sure as hell weren’t the way I imagined they would be.
Up to that point, life was going pretty easy for me. I went to school, got my degree, and a few months later, got the job that was going to set me up for success, as I thought back then.
I had done everything I was supposed to do according to what a “successful” person should do. Only there was one thing that I completely missed… I was not contributing to society and science tells us this is a problem.
We all have the need to be noticed, appreciated, understood, heard, and to be able to contribute to this world in our own unique way. When we fail to find a way to meet these needs, our enthusiasm and value for life slowly diminish.
That was me. I was uninspired and unmotivated.
Somewhere over the years I was stripped of all imagination and joined a long line of people, who just like me, were going through the motions, just doing the things they thought they were supposed to be doing.
All creativity, all passion, all enthusiasm, every crazy dream I had growing up was gone. Now, sitting there, staring at the cubicle wall in front of me I became honest with myself… my life was a waste of space because I was only concerned with my own well-being and serving my immediate needs.
I had no outlet to express myself, to leave my footprint in the history of this world, and I sure as heck would leave no legacy.
My search for meaning began.
I started reading.
I read everything I could get my hands on that had anything to do with psychology, success, high performance, the power of the mind, or positive thinking.
I wanted to know what it felt like to really feel alive and what real living actually looked like.
When you don’t learn, grow, seek the things YOU believe and value, you’ll accept what other people tell you to value and believe.
There IS a better way to live!
“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”
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I am Michael Ivanov.
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