Master of my Fate

master of my fate

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

master of my fate you're a work of art

Your mind is the most powerful thing you have. If you use it properly,  you can create anything you want. A few days ago, I embarked on a fitness journey. I promised myself that on December 25 I would have an 8 pack. Hefty goal right?

But what the hell. I mean, I am already in good shape and I have the tools to make it happen…so I am pretty excited about it. I also had put it on my bucket list for this year that it would happen. So, I must make it happen.

I remember a long time ago, someone told me something that made a profound impact on my mind. He said, “We must, because we can.” Pretty incredible.

Why must we do something? Because we are capable of doing it. You are meant to be a beacon of light for the rest of the world, and playing small does no one any good. So as I put on about 4 layers of clothes to go walk for an hour for a cardio session…whenever I ask myself why am I doing this?…I am going to answer, because I can.

Evan Sanders

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  • Soma Mukherjee
    September 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    That poem is one of the best poem i have ever read ..brilliant is a small word for this beauty..

  • mikeballenger2011
    September 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Nice post man! You will always work harder for yourself than anyone else! I like your stuff I will be back…take care?

  • balancedwesomeness
    September 19, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Snap Evan – well said and completely true

  • myatheistlife
    September 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I am not meant to be anything. I am not meant to be. I am, that I am. Cogito ergo sum. If per chance some find me to be a beacon, then it is by chance and not destined Thespian art. Through no act of will on my part, I am. That I continue is of no more consequence than not having the will to stop being.

    Yet, an yet in each moment I have the power to be more than that which threw me into this accursed position. In each moment I have the ability to will a different outcome for the next moment. I have this moment and a vision of the next, remembering the previous moments. It gives me the power to will an outcome that is not raucous chance, but divine manipulation of the world around me.

    Glory is that which revels in my being, that I can be, that I can both predict the future and change it. I am that I am, not that others should follow, but that they might realize that they are that they are.

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