It’s not about catching up with the world, it’s about creating a life full of love and passion and having the world catch up with you.

The times of having to mold ourselves into someone or something we aren’t are long gone – in fact, this may be one of the greatest lies of humanity. The belief that you have to fit in to lead a worthwhile life is a facade that shades your eyes from the truth. In many cases, it may feel that you have to be the cool person in order to gain the respect and appreciation of others, but let me tell you from personal experience – if you go out into the world, declare your purpose, and do something really ridiculously cool with your life, people will take notice and give you real respect. Respect for doing what you love and bring new ideas into the world. But the best part of it all…you give them the courage to do the same.

So wake up. Because you weren’t put on this planet to be an unrecognizable fish in a sea of bullshit. That’s about as straightforward as I can put it. Sure it’s going to be difficult. You are going to have every single doubt in the book and at times you are going to really want to quit. It was even Mother Teresa who said, “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” At times I have felt completely broken…but the beauty of scars is that they are visual representations of where the light has entered into you.

To be able to look yourself in the eyes and say, “I have more in the tank I can give” is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. I think about the concept of being on my deathbed often…and know that when I look down at my feet in those last moments, I will be able to see feet uncovered in leather – because I wore down the shoes that I was given from above. And in that moment I will know that I gave it every last drop of gas in the tank. Death no longer becomes a moment to be feared but a gift. To be truly proud of living a life worthy of a smile in your last moment.

So until that time…all engines go.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project