Saturday, June 25, 2011

Excerpt From Preface of Motivated By Pain Book by Patrick Moore

. . .All of my behaviors - the alcohol, steroids, avoiding my boys - were motivated by the desire to avoid any more pain. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I couldn’t do it. I was devastated by the loss of my family and couldn’t - hell, didn’t - know how to cope.

This book started when I decided to write a letter to my boys to help them understand that Daddy’s recent behavior was not conducive to being a successful person, nor was it evidence of his true behavior. I wanted them to learn from my countless mistakes so they NEVER have to endure the pain of losing a spouse. I want them to know I am a good man. I just didn’t manage myself well when times went terribly bad.

From the stress, to the ego being crushed, to the “friend,” it all precluded my demise. The more I wrote, the more I started to feel alive, liberated, and in control. After three years, I finally started to feel like me again.

Then I thought, “I can be the average guy who doesn’t just accept the butt-kicking that life had just handed me and turn this immense loss into a much greater victory.” What if my life’s destiny, my responsibility to mankind, is summoning the courage to share my story with millions of men and women? This may be a story we all share in one time or another. So here it is.

My hope is that this book will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will bring a tear to your eye. But most of all, my hope is that you gain one thing to take away that can help you with your relationship today.

Here is my first request: Grab your cell phone and randomly send your partner an “I am thinking of you right now” text. This is how our journey begins. . .

See more about Patrick Moore and his book, Motivated by Pain at his website,

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