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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?

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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