It seems like, at least for the past few days, my patience has been tested in so many different ways. The way life works for the most part is you can’t actually have it when you want it. Most of the time the timing itself does not work out or there is some other conflict. So what do you do? Keep working for it.

Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet. You get lucky when you have put in the blood, sweat, and tears into something and you are ready for the opportunity to show your stuff. But, I feel as of late, I have forgotten how important that equation is. How important that hours of preparation are to making your life unfold before your eyes.

I believe we were all given these gifts – gifts in a special combination that no one else in the world could possibly have. To wait around for a sign or a clear path is a waste of the gifts themselves. We truly are all people of decision. No one else makes decisions for us, because in the end, we are the only one that presses the go or no go button. So you can’t really wait to make your dreams happen. You can’t really wait to be the type of person you have always wanted to be. You can’t wait for the friends. You can’t wait for the material goods. You have to go out there and create them. Because they are there waiting for you, but you have to get past the obstacle of your mind before you can go out there and bring them into your life.

~ Evan Sanders


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  • Shackled and Crowned
    February 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Thank you, Evan. This is so true. I have been guilty of judgement, when I am no different or better than the worst of the worst.

  • billgncs
    February 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

    the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

  • capturerapture
    February 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Reblogged this on CAPTURE RAPTURE.

  • thebookybunhead
    February 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I love the quote.

  • herbirthmarks
    February 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Very inspiring post. I agree completely. Life is too short to wait for things to happen, you really do have to make the decision to go after the life you want and make things happen. No one can do this for you, you have to do it for yourself.

  • Geo Sans
    February 23, 2013 at 11:16 am


    I’ve been patient

    as I persevere


    towards a goal


    and I wander

    should I be learning

    about flexibility



    my focus

    instead of being patient

  • zeezee18
    February 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Evan, this is absolutely amazing and so spot on. What a realistic post… 🙂

  • realtalkrealdebate
    February 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Great post that couldn’t have come at a better time. Congrats on the new book! 🙂

  • bythesparklingsea
    February 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    So relevant and so inspirational.

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  • 16jh
    February 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Inspirational. And even more so the second or third time you read it.

    February 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Reblogged this on PowerMinds Community.

  • eclectic X
    February 27, 2013 at 3:29 am

    I am not in that place you talk of “Luck”. You could perhaps describe this place as [Still going through the patiently learning and waiting for myself to be ready to get up and go get (what ever it is I need getting). I am not lost or found, just here and in the now. I am the person I want to be for this moment. In every moment I have all that I need in a thought of thankfulness. If I need a friend, I am one. It works for me always.

  • eclectic X
    February 27, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Your blog made me inspired to blog where I am at being Lucky Luck’lucky of Luck Street, Luckland

  • dressingd
    February 27, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Great timing, needed those inspirational words…