The Building Of A Dream

I’ve been thinking a lot lately.

Well, I’m always thinking a lot, but maybe this is in a completely different way.

There’s been this idea that has come to my mind, something that has tickled my curiosity, and I just can’t help but ponder on it.

I look at my life right now — 28 years old turning 29 soon — and have started to see more and more of the big picture. I see a lot of uncontrollable events in my younger years and then the act of starting to really turn things around as I grew up.

But the idea that came to mind was…

What if you decided to live a completely new life over the next decade? What would you do? What would it look like?

I am a firm believer in the fact that anyone and everyone can make huge shifts in their life if they are willing to accept the impact of those decisions.

Most of the time, we really just don’t want to.

We want to stay where we are in what we are doing and as much as we like the idea of change, we never actually do it.

For me, I am in love with dreams, goals and challenges. My hiccup wasn’t the desire to change…it was the long-term execution of those changes.

It was the day in and day out over a very long period of time that usually gets me.

That’s not to say I haven’t made some big changes — I have.

But with those very big dreams, I ran into all sorts of issues that tripped me up and stalled my journey. Sometimes willingly…a few times unwillingly…I was pulled off the road completely and had to really stop advancing.

But as I sit here now, a few weeks from my birthday, I am chewing on the idea of creating a 10 year plan in detail, breaking it down as much as possible and executing it every single day.

That structure will help me.

It will sustain and support me.

I can see over the past 10 years just how much I was striking at anything that grabbed my attention.

But now, in having grown, I can see and understand what needs to be done in order to truly achieve what I have set out to do.

I can also see my greatest pitfalls…and I think there’s a lot of value in that as well.

These past 10 years have been interesting to say the least.

One thing that I am so happy about is that I have a written record of everything that I have been going through since at least 21 years old.

But now, moving forward into the next 10, I want them to look drastically different in many ways.

So, this week, I am setting my mind to creating a plan and starting to head down it.

Consistent.

Persistent.

Dedicated.

Comitted.

Day in and day out. Let’s see what comes to fruition.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project

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