I am_ Rob J. Tant and at just 25 years old, I am still very much experiencing young-adult life myself. I still have many questions. I still have much to learn and even more to experience on this challenging and beautiful journey through life. I am still very curious about all that life has to offer.
Nonetheless, I started ‘Live Your Ultimate Life’ because I want to share some of my experiences with You, but ultimately, because I feel my experiences, my serendipity, have given me the knowledge and understanding to enable me to contribute to the lives of others.
So many of us keeps secret from the world because we’re afraid that if we reveal the truth of who we really are we won’t be liked, or loved, or accepted. But perhaps one of our most important callings as a species is to put our own self-worth aside and to tell our stories, our struggles and how we prevailed in order to relieve others from suffering.
In today’s world, we seem to find ourselves constantly challenged by a multitude of new complexities: those that are inherently interconnected with a modern society. This leaves many of us struggling to adapt to this modern world and we then find ourselves questioning what the purpose of Life really is.
I for one, am one of those people. For the best part of seven years I found myself constantly asking that question. Overtime, this cascaded into a severe battle with mental health issues until eventually, I hit what can only be described as absolute rock-bottom. I was lost and I had no idea how to find my way back. Shortly after this, I was officially diagnosed with ‘severe general anxiety and depression disorder’. The truth is (as many of us do) I allowed the problem to escalate for significantly longer than I should have before seeking help. The second truth is that the help I did get didn’t help at all. Helpful, right? Well the ultimate truth is that these really were the defining moments of my life. It was in that moment I realised that I had to change.
Imagine waking up on a daily basis and having to go to work, or go to lectures, or even just interact with society and all you really want is for the day to be over so that you can go home and lay in bed and hopefully, eventually, maybe fall asleep so that you don’t have to deal with the shadow of darkness that reigns over your mind any longer. Imagine going to sleep hoping that you don’t have to wake up. It’s so strange to think of living in a nightmare and sleeping in a dream. This was my battle with anxiety and depression. And I know for a fact that I am not alone in this…
In the wake of this, I committed to working on my happiness daily. I believe that the life you live will be the result of the habits you develop, and Your time really is too short to not live an extraordinary quality of life. My deepest desire is to be grateful for every day, to be happy and excited about each moment because the fact of the matter is, we will never get them back. It has certainly been a battle and a challenge, but our greatest strength shines in our darkest moments and my consciousness guided me back to the path I was destined to take, and in time, I came to truly love and adore my existence in this world again.
My sufferings are the fuel that created who I am. I am grateful for what I went through and everything that I experienced because it sits deep within the soul of who I am today and the journey that I will take tomorrow. This blog is about expressing my authentic self through words that will hopefully resonate with someone ‘out there’. I have grown, learned and developed so much along this journey and I believe my destiny is now to share these principles and habits with You.
I truly believe that the quality of your life will be determined by the mark You leave upon this world, your contribution, and how You decide to help others. As someone very close to me recently expressed it: It’s all about taking the small steps to creating a better World. I want to be that difference in as many lives as I possibly can be.
However, this is not about me; it’s about us. I will share my stories, write with conviction, but listen intently to You and learn from You as well. Together, we can can share our experiences and wisdom and evolve on this beautiful journey to discovering our purpose in Life.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson