That first step is a really big one. In fact, that first step changes your entire life. You have an idea of where you are going in your head, you have absolutely no idea what you are going to confront on the way, and you carry one truth in your bag: you are going to do everything you can to make it there. So that first footprint you leave in the dirt is the biggest one you will ever leave. Mine’s been made.

I took a journey like this a long time ago and the feeling is exactly the same. One may expect uneasiness but in truth the challenges that lay ahead lead to excitement. It took me a long time to get to the point of successfully packing my bag and putting it by the door to go. This morning, I grabbed it, locked the door and set out for something completely and drastically different from what I have known for years. A new journey. New experiences. New challenges. New realizations.

Someone very smart a long time ago taught me that if we change our view of the world we will have different actions and therefore produce wildly different results. This is something that has held true through time for me.

I have no idea what is going to come my way in the next couple of months that I prepare for that final moment. What I do know is what is vividly playing on the vision reel in my mind over and over again. I can picture it. I can imagine it and I can almost feel it. Whenever I am struggling I know that I can close my mind and see the end. This is why I am going to be successful at this…I know it.

Give your heart to your passion. Sure you may not make much at the start, but you will become something so great that people will not be able to ignore you. You will be a light so bright that the world will know your name. If you have a positive message to speak to the world, it is almost your duty to aim as high as you possibly can…and then aim higher. The world does not benefit from our playing small. It benefits from each of us putting our hearts on the line and doing what we love the best we can. That is how this ship turns around. That is how things change. Love will melt down barriers, racism, hate and war. So do what you love. Love the people around you deeply. You only have one shot at this life. Make it count.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project