It’s really about believing in yourself no matter what.

I spent the majority of the day applying to creative marketing and advertising agencies around the U.S. (By the way if you know anyone I would love to talk to them). There are times when I look at how many people applied to a specific job on LinkedIn and go…”218…maybe its not worth it.” But there is a part of me that goes…”Applicant 219 is going to be the one” and I click submit. It’s about believing in your talents, your skills, and that you are worth it.

I titled this post gravity, because for me, the negative thoughts and emotions are like gravity, trying to bring me down. Sometimes you just have to remember that feelings and emotions are…well just feelings and emotions. While they are incredibly powerful, if you sit with them and take them for what they are, they will pass. Then, you are in the moment. Then, you are appreciating the moment.

Believe in yourself. If you are striving for excellence, just remember, you are a representation of everything you have done up until this exact point. Excellence is a habit not a specific act. I am striving to transform into something great each day…and continue to do the things that I know will create something great in the end. There will be bumps along the way, but those bumps let you know your striving for something great. The more you throw against the wall…eventually something will stick. Keep trying because that next attempt you make might be the one.

And when the challenges  come…say…Bring it!


“Never, never, never give in” – Winston Churchill


Evan Sanders

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  • arabwriterchick
    May 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Great post!! Really needed to hear something like that at this point in time. Thank you.

  • myatheistlife
    May 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    There is much to be said about statistics. The most useful saying is that it sucks to be one. On being a statistic, sometimes you’re the statue, sometimes you’re the bird. When it’s your turn to be the statue, remember that your turn will end.

    When your turn seems to be lasting too long, change what you are doing. Ask employers who said no why you did not get considered… politely of course. Ask people who have recently got a new job what they did. Look for new ways to do what is not working for you.

    I’ve been to that lonely place where it’s difficult to tell even how to hold your head in your hands while you want to cry. Every day I got up and put on my clothes and faced the day as if this one more day can’t make me starve. Soon enough, my turn as statue ended. It is of this stuff that real heroes are made. They do what has to be done when the time come to do it.

    No drama or comedy of the Greeks could measure more than the act of defying all that wants to kill us each and every day, and the measure of a hero who defies them. No storied hero has done more than defy these same opponents.

    Put on your clothes and determination and go out to greet the sun. Say hello and get on with not surrendering to that which does not help you defeat the slings and arrows of life.

    You were born into this world alone, and alone we all meet our end. There is no reason to think that we do not suffer the middle bits on our own. From time to time we will meet those that please us and help us, yet still we walk alone on this path that each of us must walk, but must also walk alone.

    I wish for you a smile, and some fortune… and of course a sunny day with which to greet and be.

  • terry1954
    May 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    we all need to read this

  • My Pursuit of Perfection
    May 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Good one Evan. I like the quote by Henry Ford.



  • thelastsongiheard
    May 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I love the Henry Ford quote – I use it myself 🙂

    I also like “Good is the enemy of great” but I don’t know who said it 🙂

  • Cadence Harper
    May 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Positive self talk is certainly crucial. Change your thoughts, change your world.

  • Pink Ninjabi
    May 7, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Love this post describing the gravity of emotions, which at times, can weigh more heavily than we like. Thank you so much for sharing!


  • Jun E Caniel
    May 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Jun E!

  • Daron Ballard
    May 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Great post Evan!

  • lbkennett
    May 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I gotta tell you – my son was out of work 2 years. He did a lot of temporary jobs until last week when he was hired full time. We are so thankful. He kept on, keeping on. It paid off. And, his mom kept praying. God is good! He’s working it out for you, too.

  • evea192
    May 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Yet again, a post written. The topic catches one`s eye and when u read it, wow! Gravity…..

  • emvireo
    May 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    have you heard this song?: