Built Into Every Last Moment

What’s been the difference?

Gratitude.

Gratitude for the good and the bad, the challenging moments and the ones filled with peace, and everything else in between.

Those moments that rock my world, I’m grateful for those too (even though at times I wished they weren’t happening) because they teach me so many important lessons.

This path has not been easy.

It’s been anything but easy.

But the absolute truth is..it’s been worth it.

Without the ups and the downs, I would have never been able to become who I am today and in many ways I feel like I am just getting started.

What often trips me up is that I have always felt old at heart and I forget that even at 29 years old, I’m still very young. As the years have gone on, I’ve always felt like my 30’s were going to be a decade of a massive Renaissance in my life.

After having spent my 20’s working away at an idea, I can now understand why.

You don’t have any idea when things are going to start cooking for you. You never really know when the seed is going to really take root and shoot upwards through the ground.

But one thing that I have found to be the absolute truth is that if you pull off the road and just give up, you’ll never get to your destination.

That may sound like a pretty simple concept, and it is, but I am still stunned how others and myself included tend to just park it for a while. I can’t tell you how many times I have lost my way and paused in life for far too long.

As tough as all of this may be, it’s been the greatest journey I’ve ever taken. All of those cliches about life being the greatest teacher of all are true.

No one could have taught me like it did.

No one could have guided me like it did.

For that, I am extremely grateful and that feeling goes into every moment in front of me.

That’s what has made all the difference.

That’s what helped me change.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project

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