The Sentence


So I finally did it – I signed up for a fitness competition that starts tomorrow at 4:40 pm. I’m in. Fully committed. No turning back. 12 weeks of a new experience. Which, by the way, I will be documenting here every single day. So, get ready for that. I’m going to see this thing through for better or for worse. Anyways, what do I want to talk about tonight?


On any day, you can turn this ship around. It can be as bad as it can get, and yet you have the power to make a decision and choose to really switch things up a bit. I know its January 10th, and I know that many have literally already failed in their New Years resolutions, but the fact of the matter is…January 1st was just another day. If you have respect for each and every day, they are all opportunities to make something fantastic happen. January 10th is just as important as the 1st.

Life isn’t perfect – but I can definitely say I have had many perfect moments.

It’s so easy to let the negative fill your mind. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the negative BS is just shoveled into everyones heads all day. But at the same time, you can decide to start shoveling the positive thoughts into your head. You can make that decision. It’s hard. It’s really hard. When you start moving off into the sides of the bell curve the entire world is trying to pull you back into the center. The place where everyone else is. Keep forcing yourself to the edges – that’s where the magic happens.

I love life for the brilliant ups and the terrible downs. That’s really what it’s all about. Those moments that cause you to feel alive. And I’m alive. Sometimes I wish things didn’t happen a certain way, but that attitude is changing. I’m just accepting things as they come as part of the path.

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

When you are failing you are giving an effort. That’s the important part. Failure is part of the game. But in all honesty, you have to go all the way to the end to really understand the pride in accomplishing something you have dreamed up. I have a few times – those really big dreams – but now it’s time to accomplish another.

So wish me luck. Here we go.

– Evan Sanders


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  • beamlack
    January 10, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Reblogged this on Beamlack.

  • guidedmissile
    January 10, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Good Luck.

  • VitaSun
    January 10, 2014 at 4:26 am

    Well done and good luck! What a great way to start a new year!

  • Joyous Darling
    January 10, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Good Luck!

  • ankiss34
    January 10, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Love the message, man! Check out my blog as I feel are the same breed of positive creature. Much love!

  • Paul F. Lenzi
    January 10, 2014 at 5:53 am

    this is where I get to say you are indeed a better man than me

    • thebettermanprojects
      January 10, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      We all have our plusses and minuses. No worries at all. No need to compare

  • Ruta
    January 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

    It really doesn’t matter if it is 1st or 10th or whatever date of January or year. It is never too late to start accomplish something you have wanted. Good luck!

  • Zhalya Abiyeva
    January 10, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Life is an amazing wonderful journey. We can only enjoy it every second of our lives. 🙂 Thank you for wonderful quote!

  • The Brighter Side of 40
    January 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    All the best. I know you will hit it out of the ballpark. 🙂

  • pennyscribbles
    January 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Reblogged this on Pen-to-Paper.

  • evelyneholingue
    January 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Bonne chance. Good luck.

  • Pink Ninjabi
    January 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Amazing and inspiring! And congrats on braving up to the task! As I saw from other marathons, I was amazed that everyone of all sizes, strengths and speeds were participating. What held me back, was my fear, and nothing beats the victory of conquering your own self defeating thoughts. Thank you for reminding us to be courageous beyond our self limitations.

  • davidhaleth
    January 15, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Reblogged this on Satisfying Moments and commented:
    There is a way of becoming yourself without losing yourself: by following your dreams and your heart. And I do mean DREAMS, not just one dream, but all of them. There’s no need to limit yourself to one or two, because you’ll limit the expression of yourself. Some people choose to focus on one at a time, others may choose three at a time.

    By following your dreams, you find that what you are is leading you to the expression of who you are.