He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
15 years ago, I became very curious about the human body. A friend was going through a liver transplant. I discovered how much it was going to cost. It was insane expensive. I then remembered that my drivers license had a donor box to check. I wondered if anyone who ever donated their organs received any money or tax breaks.
I discovered they did not.
This led me to reading a few different books on the value of the human body. I discovered very quickly, the human body is worth a whole lot more than we realize. I also discovered some very smart people who are interested in this topic.
When I look back on why I was curious about this topic, I was brought back to my childhood.
I was born on the south-side of Chicago. My mother was 14 when she got pregnant. She was the youngest of six kids, raised in an Italian-Polish Catholic family.
My mother had me when she was 15 years old. She dropped out of High School and was shamed.
She did her best to raise me, but I was mostly raised by my Grandma and Grandpa. When I was 7 years old, my mother died of a drug overdose on Super Bowl weekend. My biological father is still unknown.
I was then adopted by kin, my aunt and uncle.
I cannot remember much of anything between the ages of 3-8.
As I reflected on these moments as a kid, and my curiosity of the human body, I became aware of how little I thought of myself . Even as I grew older, I put my worth in sports, or accomplishments. I can't remember any moment as a child when I was encouraged to believe in myself.
It was very difficult for me to believe someone was genuinely interested in me. When I look at how little I thought of myself, and when I saw how expensive these organ transplants were, it sparked curiosity.
How could organ transplants cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but my life feel worthless?
As I researched more, I couldn't believe how expensive our physical bodies actually were. The more I read, the more encouraged I became. The more value I could see in myself.
I am writing this piece for someone out there like me. You feel worthless. You feel like you have no talent and there is nothing special about you. I know how you feel. Most of my life I felt the same way.
I want you to know that you are a $71 million dollar asset (the infographic shows $46M, but with inflation it's raised to $71M). Ha, we love inflation right?
My research delivered an incredible document that I want to share with you. I fell upon an infographic from Popular Science magazine. It delivered all of the information I was seeking and want to share with you.
I'm sharing it with you because of the impact it had on me. After reading it through line by line, I was inspired, and I believe you will be too.
There is something you have to know. Once you see this information, you cannot unsee it. Meaning, you now have real data showing the value of your life. This can be a good thing for some and a bad thing for others.
You are now truly accountable for your life. You can't say, "you didn't know." So, on the one-hand it's encouraging information, on the other hand, there is responsibility. Now that you know, everything changes.
As you ponder through this idea that you are a $71M asset, I want to put a few questions your way. Questions unlock wisdom. I want you to have as much wisdom as you can handle.
What do you think now that you are a $71M asset?
What would you do differently with your time knowing this new information?
What would you do different in your career or business with this new information?
What would change in your habits?
What would change in your goals?
What type of relationships would you seek out knowing you're a $71M asset?
What levels of confidence would you have knowing this new information?
What would you do differently with your time?
Life is tough and it's not easy. If you've had a tough childhood, it's ok. Your failures do not define you unless you allow it.
Your mess is your message.
Your obstacles are your opportunities.
Your trash is your testimony.
This information I am sharing is to remind you of the King and Queen that you are. You are created in the likeness and image of God. When you were born, it was for a reason.
If you've had some dark valleys and obstacles, let me remind you of a few people who went through some stuff. And remember, the tough stuff is what makes the greatest stories.
Moses was stuck in Egypt.
Daniel was stuck with lions.
Joseph went to prison.
Paul went to prison.
David was stuck with the sheep.
I'm rooting for you. Use that pain for power. Set your sights on the greatness you will become. You are a $71 million dollar asset, start acting like it.
❤️ - Anthony
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