Success is what happens when hard work, preparation, and opportunity meet. I don’t really like using the word luck…because I am not much of a believer that my decisions are by chance.

You ever have that feeling in your bones that this is your one shot to really make something happen? Where you can see success right around the corner, at least your definition of success? For a long time, I thought I was driving a 5 gear car…little did I realize until this feeling showed up that I had 6.

I want to pass off today something that I have learned throughout the past few years of really taking a look at things in my life. I have to say, I have never actually sat down and asked myself the question “What has kept you going all this time?” It just never registered with me. However, if I have to answer this question….I would just answer it with my mantra. Love, Passion, Never Quit. This is what I love to do. This is what I am unbelievably passionate about, and I just don’t quit anyways.

There are going to be dream killers. Sometimes, those dream killers come in the form of human flesh. However, It is your responsibility as a person who believes in their dream to make the choice, of whether to listen or not. I wrote this post the other day called “I’m Doing It For” and right at the end it talked about those dream killers who have always been there. You can either let people’s doubt, negativity, and attempts to bring you down destroy your dreams or fuel them. What is great when you decide to let it fuel you is that there is a never-ending supply of people who are going to naturally dislike you. That is just part of the game. They may not have a legitimate reason…and they will still go after you. Might as well not let it ruin your day and let it fill the gas tank. Love the Haters. When they show up, you know you are making a difference in the world.

Only you should be able to determine your attitude. Because in reality, that is all in your control anyways. Open your heart to positivity, and close it off to anger. You have the tools to do this. Sometimes you just have to search a little bit deeper than you thought.

Nobodies built like you. Go design yourself.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project