When I was 15 years old, I thought I was all-knowing and bulletproof. And by the time I turned 18, I was sure of it. Then, as it so often does, life happened. I moved away from home, graduated college, started my career, got married, and then divorced. In strict accordance to the accepted formula for how to succeed in America, I had done what I was supposed to do.
Yet, there I was: Financially successful, unhappy, and alone.
Rather than take on a victim mentality and blame the world for my problems and the lack of meaning in my life, I decided to change course. Instead of blindly following the self-serving advice that got me into this situation, I chose a new perspective.
Over the past fourteen years, I have worked nonstop to develop a personal philosophy that will guide me and my family through the endless maze of personal relationships, professional careers, and spiritual beliefs that make up our life’s journey. By fully engaging in everything from self-help books and business courses, to counseling sessions and spiritual retreats, I have been able to objectively evaluate my past and establish authentic goals for my future.
Unfortunately, while setting goals is easy, actually accomplishing those goals is ridiculously difficult. This is where the Posifocus Perspective comes in.
In the pages that follow, I have compiled and surmised my relevant life experience and the lessons I’ve learned from both my successes and failures, in hopes that someone will benefit from them without having to make the same mistakes I did. Through an endless amount of trial and error, I have personally tested each of these philosophies and can say with the utmost confidence that they are the words my family lives by.
As opposed to getting discouraged, losing focus, or burning out on the very long and challenging journey towards a life of personal fulfillment, my desire is that this book and the mantras, reflections, and challenges at the end of each chapter will serve as bit-sized guides that inspire, empower, and engage you to keep fighting the good fight.
Here’s to the journey.