What it Means to Be “Motivated or Misplaced?”
In one of the most famous novels in modern history, “The Death of Ivan Ilych,” the lead character, Ivan, upon his deathbed, asks this question, “What if my whole life has been wrong?”You see, up until the brink of his death, Ivan was living someone else’s life. His career was one that others thought he should have. His pursuits in life were based on the person that he thought he needed to be. He had a good life; it just wasn’t the one that he knew in his heart he should have lived. He ultimately died with his passions and purpose still inside, untapped, and hidden. The gifts that he took to his grave, would have dramatically changed not only Ivan’s life, but also those of many other people that he would have touched along the way.
What if you asked yourself that same question right now? What would the answer be for you? Are you truly living the life that you want?Or, are you living the life that you or someone else thought that you should have?
If you aren’t living the life that you want, then you’re Misplaced. Whatever you’re doing is not what you should be doing. It’s not what you want to be doing, and it’s not what you showed up here to do. Thanks to an outdated educational system, peer pressure, lack of courage, and a variety of other factors, there are generations of people who have spent their entire life Misplaced, only to regret it in the end, when it’s too late to do anything about it. You must not allow this to happen to you.
The life that you are living is the only one that you’re going to get. Do you want to use it living for something other than your true passion and purpose? Do you want to be full of regret at the end – flooded with thoughts of the things that you should have done?
Remember those famous words of wisdom from Randy Pausch, in his “Last Lecture”:
“It’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed. It’s the things that we did not do.”
Do you believe that there should be more to your life, but you just don’t know where to begin? Do you sometimes wish that somebody would take the time to encapsulate the major things that you need to learn in order get started?
If you’re ready, then you’re in the right place right now. This book will first help clarify what you want your ideal life to look like, and then help you establish a game plan on how to get there. The rest is up to you, but if you’re hungry for change, you can make it happen. If you’ve found this book early in your life, at a time when you’re thinking about the path that you will choose for the next 5-10 years, then you’re fortunate because it could save you from years of being Misplaced. You will soon realize that much of what you’ve learned up until now is actually counter-intuitive to help you reach the outcome that you want. If you are well into your journey but on the wrong path, then you need it even more.
The goal is for you to have a truly Motivated life. One where you live life on your terms! You’re in charge, and your significant life decisions are made by you, not for you. “Motivated or Misplaced” is about this journey. First, it illustrates some of the things that may have led you to the wrong path. You will see that the majority of reasons for living a Misplaced life emanate from ineffective skills and traits that were taught to you many years ago. After briefly pointing out some things that may have put you on the wrong path, the majority of the book takes you through eight steps that will help reposition you for the right path, one that you design based on your unique passion and purpose. Whether you’re just starting out, or looking for a fresh beginning, this book is meant to help you create a new blueprint for your life — one that you can use to create your own Motivated life.
“Motivated or Misplaced” is a gift for you and to you. After reading it and using its information to create the right outcome for your life, you will be able to take your success to an even higher level, and you’ll be equipped to help others do the same. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment than living the life that you were meant to live, and then also helping others achieve the same.
Congratulations on taking the first important step!