Why Seek Your Thing?

Alexander Lyadov
2 min readApr 14, 2024
Michael Yamashita

The best antidepressant is doing something you love and/or find valuable. When my mind is absorbed in a client’s problem, I completely forget all my fears, doubts, resentments, and pains.

What at other times ruins my life suddenly loses its power over me. At that moment, I’m invulnerable to the poisoned arrows of fate.

Like a diver, I’m surrounded by a foreign environment. But I calmly breathe in the oxygen of curiosity and meaning. And then the ocean offers new experiences, treasures of ancient ships, and the beauty of exotic fish.

I suspect deeply religious people are often in such a state. When peace reigns inside despite the tornado outside. I’ve met such people. You just want to prolong the moment when you are with them.

When I’m irritated or frightened, I become dangerous. Conversely, after a productive session with a client, I’m exhausted but radiate kindness and warmth. Work truly makes me better.

So, it’s worth making an effort to find your Thing. And then dodging temptations to not lose it.

Sincerely yours,


I write about creativity, freedom, and meaning.

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Alexander Lyadov

As a business therapist, I help tech founders increase the value of their business by unlocking the potential of their personality.