The Fog

What would you do if you knew that you couldn’t fail? What would you do if you knew you were going to fail over and over again…but it didn’t matter to you? What if you knew…that every time you failed, you were getting closer and closer to that success…to the moment where you stand proud and tall…against all the odds, against all the criticism, the people who tell you no, who are not rooting for you, but against you and want you to fail. To feel that pain. To feel the disappointment, suffering, and weight of on looking eyes. Who speak quietly behind your back while you are out there doing what few won’t: being 100% real. Making your path, deciding what you want, and going out and getting it. Giving it everything you have, and who cares if no one else can see it yet, but they will. They will see the result…but they won’t see the journey. They won’t see all the late nights, the early mornings, the sweat, the blood, the tears. They won’t see that pain and suffering. They won’t see you dust yourself off every single time you fail…because the dream and the vision is so strong inside of you it doesn’t matter how hard you get knocked down.

The opinions of the critics don’t matter because they are not in the arena with you. They are onlookers, watching from the outside, waiting for you to trip and fall, so they could say they were right about you…that you couldn’t do it, that you can’t still, that you won’t. It has nothing to do with what are attempting to do, it has everything to do with their being afraid of what you could actually accomplish. Because what does that say to everyone else, when you actually accomplish what you dreamed. What you envisioned and what you set out to do from that first day you decided to take that first step. When you decided to put aside all of the fears, the doubts, and the insecurities and dive full hearted into something…a path…that you can’t see around the corner. But you run hard into the fog, because you know that you have prepared, you have done your work, you have made your own armor. Armor forged by the strongest steel, and hardened by the sound of the beat within your chest. You are ready to go to battle. It is time. Because now this is the test. It is time to give it everything you have because there are no more chances….there is no better time….there is no moment beyond this one. Faith with guide you, lights will guide you home, but most importantly, that same heartbeat the creates the armor, also creates the drive to move forward.

You are moving upstream. You are going against the current. Against what people tell you to do, what is recommended, what is considered safe. You have made a different path for yourself…and you believe in it with every ounce of your being. You have to believe in it because that is the only way you can survive. You can only survive if you go in believing that the only option is success in the end. Believe that there is no plan B because it distracts from plan A. When you are doing something that is causing people to react, you are making an impact on the world.

I do not want to be a forgotten soul. Pressure creates change, and I am under a lot of pressure right now. I love the first line of the music above “Throw dirt on me, and grow a wild flower.” Right now, I am trying to grow something inside of me that is pure and what I imagined. There is one more thing I want to talk about today. Whatever you goal is, make sure it is not achieved at the price of your soul. Because no goal is worth giving up your character for. Maintain your morals, your values, and yourself. Make sure that flower is pure. Love, Passion, Never Quit.

Evan Sanders




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  • The Wandering Mind
    July 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Reblogged this on The Wandering Mind and commented:
    Fight through the fog.

  • mollieamore
    July 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Reblogged this on mollieamore and commented:
    “Believe that there is no plan B, because it distracts from plan A.” This is a beautiful blog written by a wise humna being.

  • Magnolia Beginnings
    July 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Go get ’em Evan! I’m sure you are a sucess story in the making. Looking forward to reading about it.

  • Cdn Stormlover
    July 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Kudos Evan! You’ve made my day (you seem to have a lovely knack of being able to do that …..thanks)

  • GianCarlo 。(◕‿◕)。TheDaydreamer
    July 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    wow! This is just breathtakingly awesome. Good luck. May the odds ever be in your favor!

  • WordsFallFromMyEyes
    July 27, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Blessings. Wonderful. Just wonderful & so right for me today. Loved this. And I’d never seen that Michael Jordan thing before – that was great. Excellent!

  • thewardanceofthemindandsoul
    July 27, 2012 at 2:30 am

    This touched my heart in the way that only another struggling, knowing soul can!

  • mixedupmeme
    July 27, 2012 at 8:35 am


    I also think….if you did something yesterday that you shouldn’t have done or it caused sorrow somewhere, get it straightened out today. Do not leave it until tomorrow.

    And I also think….do something that you didn’t do yesterday. Add something new or change up your routine a bit. Try a different recipe. It doesn’t have to be anything big.

    Of maybe visit my blog and leave a comment or two. LOL 🙂

  • Pink Ninjabi
    July 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Phenomenal post, as always. Thank you. I really needed this reminder. Thank you soooo much.


  • dearvienaa
    July 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I like your point of view of everything, your perspective. I like the way you think.

  • Give.Love.Live.More
    July 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm


    “Be better tan what you were yesterday,” is something that I strive to live for each day. Putting that into your post lets me know that there’s a reason why I’ve been led to read your writings. Thanks for the reminder.


  • transformedbythejourney
    July 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award
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    2. Post the award image to your page:
    3. Tell 7 facts about yourself:
    4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated:

  • Frances antoinette
    July 31, 2012 at 9:15 am

    We could only reach success through our failures.

  • jaxibella
    July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

    “I do not want to be a forgotten soul.”

    I love that.
    My ex-boyfriend always said “everyone wants to be remembered” and I think it’s one of the truest statements. I feel it is engrained in the human soul to want to be remembered, to want to do something and be someone worth remembering. And I feel like you captured that really well here – that want for success, to prove others wrong, to just BE.


    P.S. Thanks so much for the follow!