You Open The Door & It’s You

One night right before I was going to bed, I heard a knock.

Hello? Who is there?

“It’s you.”


“It’s you answer the door it’s cold out here.”

What is this some sort of joke?!

“Answer the damn door.”

::door opens::

“Whatsup? Long time no see. I like the place! Small but I like it.”

Make yourself at home.

“Look I don’t have much time here because I have to run but I wanted to talk to you really quick. Well, to be honest, I just wanted to show up and surprise you.”

Who…who are you?

“I’m you…I thought I told you this already.”

This isn’t real.

“It is my friend. It is. I am you.”

“Alright I will explain. I am you behind all the fears, procrastination, and doubts. I am you…the better version of you…the one that runs faster than you currently on the treadmill, lifts harder, focuses more, and reads more than the…you…right now. I mean basically I am awesome.”

So you mean to tell me…you are me…but like version 2.0?

“Lets not kid ourselves here, this has got to be like version 6.0. I mean look at you.”

I see

“I just wanted to show up and remind you of what you are working towards. I can’t really tell you when you will show up again, but hey…I think I might make a habit of seeing this dumb look on your face. Anyways, I wanted to show you the real you…the one that’s not afraid of making decisions and standing by them no matter what. Oh and don’t worry about girls, just keep your head down for a while and everything will work itself out. Oh…last thing, don’t take anything personally. Most of the time they don’t really even mean it.”


“Got to go! Things to do. Place to be. Good luck!”

::door opens and then slams shut::

::sits down on couch…::


Evan Sanders, The Better Man Project

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  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I like this. This is just what I needed. My version 6.0 exists I just got to keep going. Thanks Evan!

    • thebettermanproject
      August 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

      To Mr. or Ms. Anonymous…you are so very welcome 🙂

  • rumadak
    August 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Reminds me of Christmas Carol a bit 🙂

  • fitnessllama
    August 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    This has got to be one of the greatest blog posts I’ve ever read. Exactly what I needed to read on this already fine day. Cheers!

    • thebettermanproject
      August 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Really?! That is awesome! This moment I had was so much fun. I am glad you liked the post.

      Make sure to join the awesome Facebook community if you haven’t yet!

  • bkolisha
    August 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks, Evan. Reminds me of what my best friend used to say, “Don’t take yourself too seriously!” as he pat me on the cheek and sent me off with a kiss. I miss him.

    • thebettermanproject
      August 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Haha! Yes never take yourself so seriously. Because in truth, we really don’t know much of anything.

      Make sure to join the awesome Facebook community if you haven’t yet!

      • bkolisha
        September 12, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        Just read your Rocky Balboa, and welcomed a much needed reminder. Death of my closest soulmate was a pretty hard hit, but I’m trying to get up and prove that what he invested in me was worth it; I’m a fighter and giving up has never been the answer. Just had to remember what I was fighting for…thanks!

        Going to ask a favor. You mentioned going youtube or podcasts and I see on youtube you are up and running. I’m on the learning curve for this and new to blogging but have some important things to give and hoping you could tell me how to get up and running on podcasts and youtube. I feel like people hear sometimes better than they read since we live in an ‘on the go’ society. Perhaps you could help me.

  • sarij
    August 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Wouldn’t life be splendid if our 6. selves showed up at least once in our lives? I always thought it would help if I visualized who I wanted to be, but fantasy and reality often clash. Maybe some day soon she will show up behind me as I gaze in the mirror.
    Thanks Even for reminding us to keep striving.

    • thebettermanproject
      August 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

      The thing is, and you will hear this from many different spiritual teachers, what if there isn’t any reason for fantasy and reality to clash? What if you could merge the two? I truly believe you can because I have seen it happen and I am doing it currently. Such a liberating feeling.

      Make sure to join the awesome Facebook community if you haven’t yet!

  • Writing to Freedom
    August 11, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Thanks Evan. I’m glad your 6.0 version showed up. I hope mine visits too. 🙂

  • jennypugh
    August 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I would LOVE for my version 6.0 to turn up, sometimes you just need a bit of guidance and for someone to tell you that what you’re doing is the right thing for you.