The Voice In The Night



“You will return”

And bam I was awake.

So awake, and so aware of what had just happened, that I opened my phone and wrote down in my notes “I will visit LA again, soon, a new man.”

That voice was loud enough to wake me up. That voice was loud enough to keep me awake for another 45 minutes just sitting there thinking about what I had heard. And then, as if some sort of self fulfilling prophecy, today reflected many of the ideas and thoughts that were put for that last night.

There are two types of people in this world. Those, who when ignored, feel sorry for themselves…and those who find a special spark in their hearts to ignite the pain and strive towards greatness, ultimately being so good…that they couldn’t possibly be ignored anymore.
At times, when going down a path, one that has never been traveled before, things can get very very quiet. This ins’t the first time that I have talked about this, but it continues to come back up over and over again. As I dive farther into what I am up to, everything stays the same, yet the volume gets turned way down. Maybe that’s why I was able to be woken up last night? Because I am actually open enough to listen?
Who knows?
But what I do know is that I have this desire to continue feeding off of the pain of being dismissed and ignored by those who I reach out to. Like I said above, you can either feel bad for yourself and sorry for yourself, or you can use that pain as fuel. For some reason I am attracting this type of thing into my life, but on the other hand, it is a dose of motivation I need in order to push myself forward.
There is this great quote that says “Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”
That really gets me going. The idea of putting all of the sweat, blood, soul, and tears into something over a long period of time and then having the world see what you have created. Hopefully it is a positive thing that can inspire people to live powerful and bold lives as well. Hopefully, you can be incredibly proud of what you have done because it improved the lives of many many people…and your own.
One of the hardest things to do is love when you feel unloved.
I mean, this is really hard.  But I am always sent back to putting out positive energy and love. No matter how many times it doesn’t work, I am making the effort to try. Maybe that is the key to this whole thing. That eventually something is going to stick against the wall. I am banking on that happening.
How we treat others is a direct reflection of how much we like ourselves.
When you can treat the person you have never met, or the one you might think is a little bit weird, with kindness and compassion, you truly value what is inside your heart. I have my moments, I think we all do, but in general my compass is pointed in the right direction.
This post took a turn down a different direction I thought it was going to go…or maybe, it didn’t. Maybe it ended up precisely where it should have.
“You will return”
I think this is part of what I am coming back with.
– Evan Sanders

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  • rumadak
    July 15, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Inspiring as always!! Keep up the good work 🙂

  • The Brighter Side of 40
    July 15, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Always great to hear. I believe that was God’s voice you heard, to keep on keeping, leading you, guiding your steps. It’s all good.

  • Salty Poemss
    July 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    There are two types of people… those who feel ignored…. and those who don’t know anymore what ‘ignored’ means.. oh and they don’t feel it either.

    The second one is where things get done, without fuss and deliberation.

    How we treat others – is a direct reflection of how much we don’t know ourselves. When you do, feeling unloved from others’ indifference disappears into thin air. An illusion.

  • Melissa Pasek
    July 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    You reach out to me and I do my best to reach back. You inspire many. Lord, here I am excited over 47 followers and you have 12,000 or more followers…..

    • thebettermanproject
      July 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Just do the good work and that is all that matters. The rest will follow. Hope you are well Melissa

    • thebettermanproject
      October 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Haha I do my best! Apologies for the late response to the comment!

      P.S. Please do me a huge favor and subscribe! Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2014 at 12:32 am

    You never fail to inspire me.