Effort…is between you…and you

No one else will truly know how much you gave it today

They only see what you are doing at the moment

And that is how they make their judgements

If you are going to give them something to judge, make it great

Shake up the world

But it still comes down to you

And how much you have in the tank

How much you can step down on the gas

You have to ask yourself

Is this my best?

If it is

One up yourself

If it isn’t


At the end of the day, only you look in the mirror

And the eyes staring back at you tell you the truth

Each day you have an opportunity to rise to the occasion

Go beyond your previous limits

Crush mental barriers

Hurdle emotional obstacles

Run through the physical pain

Only you have the power to do that

Sure someone may motivate you for a while

But true change comes from within

That is where the magic is

That is how you explode into the atmosphere

Rise to the occasion

– Evan Sanders

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  • bipolarline
    August 29, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s great

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Your are very welcome. What did you like so much?

      • bipolarline
        September 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

        the story on effort. It’s wonderful xx

  • Asuma
    August 29, 2013 at 2:21 am

    True story.

  • susielindau
    August 29, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Beautiful! It is true about how people judge. As I get older it hurts less when it involves an acquaintance. It still bums me out when old friend doesn’t understand.
    Along with our action are words. The more positive we are with them, the positively we are perceived.

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Exactly right. The more positive you are with your feelings the more they control your life. Spot on.

  • amitjainbsl
    August 29, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Awsome lines thanks

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  • thelifeofababybuddha
    August 29, 2013 at 5:34 am

    This is beautiful! Lisa 🙂

  • Marsha J. O'Brien
    August 29, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Your efforts are not in vain. If you are to gain riches through your writing and fame, you will have deserved it. If perchance not, then your writing will have touched the hearts and souls of over fifteen thousand human beings. That is a mountain of gold to change character and touch the Spirit of so many men and women. You are quite a man.

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Another fantastic comment Marsha! Thanks for the support and the belief. Helps me going big time!

  • ourheartsablaze
    August 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Reblogged this on Inner Musings and commented:
    inspiring :’)

  • dennie2356
    August 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    This is the way to self improvement…challenged myself this morning during my workout, need to challenge again tonight at the laptop….thanks for the inspiration.

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Absolutely! You truly are the only one that can create the action plan for your own greatness. It is all in you.

  • anotherwisemonkey
    August 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Inspirational words. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jess
    August 30, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Very inspiring!

  • obstructedbynone
    August 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Reminds me a lot of the poem “Being Famous Isn’t Attractive.” I think it was by Anthony Kahn, but I’ll have to check that.

  • Awkward Al
    August 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Monsters Of My Mind and commented:

    Got so much to say but I don’t trust anyone enough to share the load with me.

    This is crazy.

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thanks for the reblog! Hope things are going well for you

  • Lex Lou
    August 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I over-love this…. Touched home

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Over-love eh? Sounds like a medical condition. Shes got…”over love” 🙂

      • Lex Lou
        September 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

        There’s no cure for it though 😉

  • thebendingmoment
    August 31, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Beautifully expressed. But exhausting at times…that is when forehead to floor is welcomed. 🙂

    • thebettermanprojects
      September 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Forehead to the floor?! Haha dont hurt yourself!

  • littleblissbook
    September 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

    Also, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, not that you need any help gaining followers, but I linked to your blog regardless so my readers could discover yours:) http://littleblissbook.com/2013/09/01/oopsididitagain/

    Rakhi, xx