Almost There

3 more hours and I’m 23 years old. The number is pretty much the only thing that LeBron James and I have in common. Just saying. So I am sitting on the view once again looking out into the distance and see the fireworks going off. July 2nd really isn’t that moments of a day, but what the hell, this is America right? Lets light some stuff on fire.

So what am I going to do in the big 23? I am moving, I am starting my career, I will start putting together a book at the end of this year. Well, I mise as well put up my bucket list for this year. But I know what this year is going to be dedicated to. “Become Legendary.” Michael Jordan’s famous brand tag-line. I am going to challenge myself in each and every way I possibly can. What is this going to take. Tomorrow, I am sitting down and writing down all my habits, everything I can possibly find to describe myself, and drawing directional arrows off of these points. I am going to find ways to elevate each and every aspect.

Why? I believe that the old saying “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is far from the truth. If it could be better, then I feel that it is as good as broken. Because you are holding yourself back from something fantastic by being scared of going to town on your life like Bob the Builder. You wouldn’t settle with anything else, why would you settle with yourself? You wouldn’t. I think that is what this project is all about. About finding a learning point each and every day, and really finding the truth in the lesson. I believe that 233 posts later, I have found a lot of lessons. I can’t believe I have written that much in the first place.

What’s one of the biggest lessons I have learned so far? It has to do with a metaphor…the house of cards. In life, we are dealt certain hands…that is just the way the cards fall. However, the best players know that they actually have to play the hand in some way or another instead of stare at their cards in awe or horror. Because the person that doesn’t play will never win, and they will never lose (actually…they will just bleed chips because they have to ante in). Anyways, you can flip the cards you are dealt and really turn them into anything in life. Turn the crappiest hand into something that could win. But you have to believe in your hand. Because if you don’t believe, other players will pick up on your tells. You become, insignificant. Play your hands with confidence, they are everything you have.

I’ve never really written outside in the dark before, but I have to say, there is something nice about the glowing screen of the computer and the quiet of the night. I am ready to go out into the world and make my name in the business world. My schooling prepared me for this moment. Life, actually prepared me for this. I am ready

23. Almost there. Something that I’ve learned over the past couple of weeks…there are no coincidences. I doubted this at first, but then thinking about it, your right. Every step creates a path, every action a reaction…that’s what makes life beautiful.



Evan Sanders


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  • sherrylcook
    July 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Happy Birthday

  • cimplicityrockss
    July 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyy ….ok am done wishing you where is my treat ? i need a treat please…

  • brianwilliamsen
    July 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy it. Blessings to you on a wonderful year ahead.

  • ngungi
    July 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Evan, and sincere thanks for the great motivational impact you are having on my life on almost a daily basis

  • Drew
    July 3, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Happy Birthday my friend!

  • The World Is My Cuttlefish
    July 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Inspiring thoughts to move you into your 24th year and me into my next weeks. Happy birthday.

  • watchingfilms
    July 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Happy birthday!!!! Honestly, I was shocked to find out you’re so young (younger than me) as you have some of the deepest thoughts I’ve ever read! Can’t wait to see what wonderful things happen in your life next! You really deserve it! x