I Accept


I accept your challenge…the one you put in front of me,

You know exactly who I can and cannot be,

You have taken away the noise and left me in silence,

Causing my inner voice to storm with violence,

But you know that this is the test before the storm,

To get me ready to ultimately perform,

In front of the crowd who needs a voice,

Because that voice, was lost in the noise.

You have stripped away the people who were once near,

To make me listen to my heart with both ears,

You have allowed me to doubt the path and its result,

Causing a little bit of personal tumult.

But you know better than all,

That this is just part of the internal brawl,

That you are putting me through to help me grow,

And to never think…but just to know.

To the Big Guy above…who is testing me right now. I accept the challenge. You have taught me the importance of Love, Passion, and Never Quitting on my dreams…and I know in my heart that my resolve will be rewarded. This may be the silence before the storm…but I know that the tough paths are not given to those who lead the easy life. I am crazy enough to think I can change the world. You have given me the permission to do so…now all I have to do is go out and take it. I have to stop doubting, stop questioning…and just know…that with whatever you are behind my back…I will not fail.

Evan Sanders

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  • Candice Mncwabe
    November 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    This is beautiful and so sincere. I always say some people are God’s soldiers so their journey will always be a bit tougher in order to prepare for their calling and purpose.

  • moxyjen
    November 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I love it!

  • yolonce12
    November 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

    sincere and true… so can only agree to this

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  • Abraham
    November 15, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Go change the world!
    I like it!

  • Seb
    November 15, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Reblogged this on The Thought Buffet..

    • thebettermanprojects
      November 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Thanks for the reblog…it means a lot to me

      • Seb
        November 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

        No worries, I enjoyed reading this a lot! It had a pretty profound effect on me.

  • Lead Our Lives
    November 15, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Lovely, inspiring. May your journey bring you all that your heart (soul) desires.

  • portraitofanamericanfamily
    November 15, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Thank you for this…beautiful, inspiring, and just the words I needed to hear this morning! Always love reading your stuff…

    • thebettermanprojects
      November 15, 2012 at 7:39 am

      That is fantastic! I love hearing comments from people so keep them coming!

  • Brandie Sellers
    November 15, 2012 at 5:29 am

    This reminds me of my own situation right now – walking a challenging path. I suppose those are given challenges are the ones who can handle it. I think you may have just helped my attitude change about that particular subject! I, too, feel my efforts will be rewarded in an abundance of some sort…

    • thebettermanprojects
      November 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Welcome to the path with me. I think everyone who really wants something is being chipped away at…not in the sense of losing, but in becoming the true potential of what they can really be. Losing all of the rust in a sense.

      • Brandie Sellers
        November 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

        I think that’s a fantastic way to put it. Chipping away at who we really are and want to become. Showing our inner truth.

  • myrealfoodfamily
    November 15, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Very well said!

    • thebettermanprojects
      November 15, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Favorite part?

      • myrealfoodfamily
        November 15, 2012 at 8:09 am

        The first sentence…..accepting the challenge regardless of what it is or how difficult is very empowering. Writing and saying it out loud is awesome!

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  • Nerdy Girl
    November 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Great post! I too am out to change the way people do things. Maybe not to change the world, as you are, but to change the way people perceive their world, and the way they live in it.

    Good luck on your path and keep pushing yourself. You are the only one who can. 🙂

  • wahayes
    November 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Evan, I apologize that I did not wait to receive permission from you before I posted this but as I’m sure you are aware, when inspiration taps on your shoulder, you turn and look it in the eyes.

    Please enjoy though. And keep doing what you’re doing!!



  • sonuduggal
    November 15, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Evan, nice and an inspiring post.. felt very much connected with every word .. its beautiful ..

  • lighthouselover35
    November 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Reblogged this on My Life Through the Lense and commented:
    Make sure you check this out. Great post form The Better Man Project. I know I sure can relate with this right now.

  • noordinaryjoy61
    November 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Loved this!!! I’m in exactly the same place, and this spoke to me loud and clear. The paragraph at the end was especially moving. P.S. It’s very cool that you got to the place where you ‘accepted’. 🙂

  • inquisitiveme87
    November 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I love this, it’s so inspiring.

  • Ariane
    November 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Reblogged this on scarianehassomethingtosay and commented:
    This. This.
    All the time.

  • Andrea Kelly
    November 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I am so in this place right now. Funny how when you say the words “I accept” outloud…everything changes.

    Inspirational as usual 🙂 Thanks for sharing!