His thoughts would take him places he didn’t want to go. He’d question his abilities. His mind would take him to dark places.
Have you ever wanted to have a career as an athlete? Brent did. He did everything right to get there. Well, almost everything. He had the drive, the skills, the quick reflexes. He had his eye on the goal. He planned to use his skills to get on a U.S. College team and then move up from there.
There was one thing he didn’t bank on. His thoughts would take him places he didn’t want to go. He’d question his abilities. His mind would take him to dark places.
Yes, the one thing he missed was keeping his mind healthy. Eventually, Brent was spiralling out of control, using recreational drugs and booze to numb his rampant thoughts. Then there was the suicide attempt.
Lucky for Brent, he was able to pull himself back up and realize how close he came to ending it all. He developed a tremendous desire to help others who might be dealing with the same challenges.
Brent has become an adventurer and entrepreneur who helps thousands with their mental health through his social enterprise, Mavrixx.
Find out how Brent uses mountain climbing and mindfulness to stay on focus …
Hear Brent tell his story in this episode of Mindfulness Mode
Photo: Flickr/ clyde