If you don’t have ’em now, don’t worry. They’re usually just around the corner.
Well, here’s the best remedy for depression I’ve heard in a long time.
No surprise, it comes from my pal Scott Alexander, author of the motivational Rhinoceros books.
“Back when I was 23 years old, I was depressed from just losing all my money in a failed business venture. I was discouraged, but not defeated. I knew that I needed to get up off the ground, try again and keep persisting. I knew that I needed to have thick skin and not let past failures keep me wallowing in self pity. I knew that I needed to take action in a massive way. I knew that I needed to be a rhino!
“In 30 days, I wrote the book that I needed to read: Rhinoceros Success.
“No one knows what is going to get your pistons pumping except you. Write your own motivational book! You don’t have to worry about proper sentences, spelling or punctuation. No one is going to read it except you.
“Since meeting so many Rhinos on Facebook and hearing some of their stories, I am constantly amazed at what they have been through, what they have accomplished and how they have maintained their positive attitudes despite tremendous hardships.
“Write down these stories and the lessons you have learned from them. Record your past feelings of desperation and how you picked yourself up. Put together a chapter on where you are heading. Think about all that you have done, the people you have touched, how your faith in God has been tried and tested, the times you cried, the times you laughed and all the love that you have won and lost. You are the sum total of all the experiences that you have had — good, bad and disgusting. It’s all you. It’s all good. …
“I officially declare you a motivational author — WRITE!!! Keep charging and you will keep adding material for future books. Never let an adventure go to waste.”
Got a motivational book inside of YOU?
I bet you do. And maybe someday you’ll be willing to share it with the rest of us.
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