The book, you are holding in your hands right now, is not about giving advice. It is not my intention to tell anyone what to do and what not to do. It is up to you to decide what to get out of this book. All I want is to offer you my life experience. To tell you what I went through. I, to whom sports have been a cornerstone of my life ever since childhood. I, who has always taken care of himself. I, who has always thought: “I am fit! I am in such a great shape, mentally and physically! Nothing could ever happen to me! If worse comes to worst unlikely as it may be, a brick might fall on my head, or I might get hit by a car”.
A stroke at 25, a pulmonary embolism at 35, and burnout by the age of 45 was something I did not see coming!
But it is these blows of fate that make up my life story, the story that I would like to tell you. And I believe that these are the things that make my story stand out because I have gone through all this, suffered through every painful second and even looked death in the eye, myself! And I am convinced that this is an extraordinary story!
And there is one more thing that I want to add at this point: It doesn’t matter what job you had before your burnout, before your depression! It doesn’t matter if you were a doctor, a housewife, an entrepreneur, a nurse, a lawyer, an office clerk, a teacher, a factory worker, a plastic surgeon or a manager. The fact is:
"IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE!"
They are the ones who are susceptible to burnout and depression! Decent people! People with character! Role models! And one more important thing:
NO ONE, absolutely no one, should feel ashamed of suffering
from burnout or depression!
NO ONE should be ashamed!
NO ONE should!
No one absolutely
But I know that many people do!
But it shouldn’t be like that!
And it mustn’t be!
It must never be like that!
And that is why I wrote this book! So it will never be like that and it will never come to it again! Never again!