A Life Full Of Positive Risk Taking

Positive Risk Taking

Live a life full of positive risk taking.

Am I willing to lose everything…put it all on the line…to head once more into the fray…to bring out the courage wolf and to let everything I’ve ever had go?

Am I willing to see this all the way through, to be possibly destroyed by it…to be created from it…to rise from it? Am I willing to suffer…feel the weight of its demands upon my shoulders…feel crushed beneath it? Am I willing to see this through to the end and let it take on a life of its own, changing me along the way?

Am I willing to enter that pit again after seeing what light is like? Can I travel back down into the depths and bring others out with me?

Can I guide them by the stars through the thickest trenches of black tar grasping and pulling at them to sink back down into the abyss? Can I do these things? Can I be that man, the one who knows himself and yet can be what the world actually needs him to be?

Can I answer this call…the greatest call I’ve ever heard ringing throughout the halls of my life? Can I answer it?

Am I willing, at times, to walk alone with just my faith? Can I truly be alone? To have everything taken from me? Everyone taken from me? Can I walk this path knowing full well I will be targeted, focused on, picked apart, manipulated, ripped to shreds and have others incinerate my character? Can I do this?

Can I carry the weight of a hundred million eyes watching everything I do? Can I remain authentic in my purpose? Can I remain loving? Can I stay connected? Can I continue to trust and put my heart out there through all of this? Am I willing to crash and burn if that’s what this path calls for? Am I willing to enter into a place darker than any other place I have ever been?

Am I willing to feel that pain again? Am I willing to sit on the dark shower floor in tears with my hands on my head …knees curled up into my chest…feeling the water just run over me? Can I take this? Can I stand in my flames once again?

Can I refuse to lay down as the burning match and simply allow for life to put whatever fire out? How much faith can I really run on with this? Can I muster all of it? Can I call forward the courage wolf?

Am I willing to create this and watch it all be ruined by something I couldn’t control? Am I willing to go through that same heartbreak losing baseball wrenched in my soul?

Can I continue after losing the people I love? Can I listen to the whispers despite the loudness of what is to come? Can I stand in the face of a wave, grander than anything I’ve ever witnessed…a wave that could drown me in a heartbeat…only to have the belief that it will flow around me at the most opportune time.

Can I rise again if I fall? Can I fall so hard I bounce. Am I willing to take the criticism? Am I willing to adapt and adjust? Am I willing to continue and endure no matter what? Am I the right man for this? Am I capable of actually doing this? Can i go on despite overwhelming fear?

What if everything goes south? What if they try to ruin me? Am I willing to put myself out there, as the imperfect man I am…and witness the wolves circling constantly? Can I nourish myself despite any circumstance?

Am I doing this? Am I really doing this?

Can I really………

But what if it never……….

Am I going to completely………………



You can.

– Evan Sanders

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  • Michelle Brown
    May 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Love how you show the self talk that runs through your head as you move into this next realm. So very real. You really bring words to life.

  • eloisedesousa
    May 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Thoughts by Mello-Elo.

  • fictionalkevin
    May 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    This is great for me today – trying to resurrect a failed business, trying to resurrect a failed relationship. All at 52. Thank you.

    • thebettermanprojects
      May 31, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      You have lots of exciting things going on it sounds like. Im sending you all the good vibes in the world.

  • Shiboriii
    May 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Healing my codependency and regaining my life ! and commented:
    My mind…all the time… 😀

    • thebettermanprojects
      May 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you for sharing my post! I really appreciate it

  • Anonymous
    February 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm


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