One Shot


Success is what happens when hard work, preparation, and opportunity meet. I don’t really like using the word luck…because I am not much of a believer that my decisions are by chance.

You ever have that feeling in your bones that this is your one shot to really make something happen? Where you can see success right around the corner, at least your definition of success? For a long time, I thought I was driving a 5 gear car…little did I realize until this feeling showed up that I had 6.

I want to pass off today something that I have learned throughout the past few years of really taking a look at things in my life. I have to say, I have never actually sat down and asked myself the question “What has kept you going all this time?” It just never registered with me. However, if I have to answer this question….I would just answer it with my mantra. Love, Passion, Never Quit. This is what I love to do. This is what I am unbelievably passionate about, and I just don’t quit anyways.

There are going to be dream killers. Sometimes, those dream killers come in the form of human flesh. However, It is your responsibility as a person who believes in their dream to make the choice, of whether to listen or not. I wrote this post the other day called “I’m Doing It For” and right at the end it talked about those dream killers who have always been there. You can either let people’s doubt, negativity, and attempts to bring you down destroy your dreams or fuel them. What is great when you decide to let it fuel you is that there is a never-ending supply of people who are going to naturally dislike you. That is just part of the game. They may not have a legitimate reason…and they will still go after you. Might as well not let it ruin your day and let it fill the gas tank. Love the Haters. When they show up, you know you are making a difference in the world.

Only you should be able to determine your attitude. Because in reality, that is all in your control anyways. Open your heart to positivity, and close it off to anger. You have the tools to do this. Sometimes you just have to search a little bit deeper than you thought.

Nobodies built like you. Go design yourself.


Evan Sanders

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  • socalmark
    October 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Life’s too short to not go “all in.” There are a lot of negative people out there, but the only person who can really kill a dream is you. Great post, and “Lose Yourself” is an all time top 5 powersong.

  • fransiweinstein
    October 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. For more details:

  • MeshaLeigh
    October 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Everything you post is so inspirational! And I just love it!

  • MeshaLeigh
    October 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Mental Love Within the Lines and commented:
    Begin to lose yourself in the moment

  • 10000hourstobe
    October 28, 2012 at 8:40 am

    There you go again…speaking from the heart and inspiring the rest of us. You remind me that when we act from that place that is most precious inside we can be extraordinary. Glad I found you…

  • sheyjohn
    October 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I literally am in love with your blog right now 馃檪 and great post too btw

  • mlatimerridley
    October 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    What a great blog!! I’ll be popping by regularly for doses of inspiration. Absolutely brilliant. When i need a bit of ‘get up and go’ I’ll be a-visiting!

  • good deeds are easy
    October 28, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    We control our own lives. But we’re so susceptible to fatigue, frustration, doubts… We really need the daily inspiration that blogs like this one provides! Great stuff! Got you bookmarked!

  • Doc
    October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Haters! Elevators!