Life can be pretty darn scary when you are in the fog. But the most important thing about piloting your life when you’re in the fog is in fact admitting that you are flying in fog. If you don’t, things can get dangerous.

Life is a series of going the next 200ft. Most of the time you have absolutely no clue what is going to happen after the 200ft in front of you. But that’s where faith comes in. That’s where belief comes in. Without that, you reluctantly travel into the current landscape you can actually see because you are afraid of not knowing what the future brings. God have I been there. I’ve been there so many times. Not trying as hard as you can now because you are unsure of where it is going to take you. Marianne Williamson said, and I’m paraphrasing here, it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us (maybe that was word for word). And it’s true. At the end of the day, what we can do scares us to death. We already are so familiar with what we can’t do – our mind shovels that junk into our head every single day. But what we can do…what we are capable of…what our potential is…now that is some heavy stuff.

So what can you do? Believe. You have to believe that whatever you are doing is the right thing for you and you just have to go for it. Put those rockets under your butt and push the ignition button. I would 10 times out of 10 rather be a rocket than a dud. You can course correct along the way if you feel like you are a bit off. But the cool thing about being a rocket is that you have to only make the smallest of course corrections in order to make the biggest of differences. That’s what traveling at high speeds does for you. Little tweaks here and there and you arrive at where you would like.

Put in the effort. There is no substitution for effort. But you better love what  you are doing or else you are going to put a whole lot of effort into something that is going to break you down. As a young man who is starting his own business, I know how hard it can be to bet on yourself. But the lessons you learn in the end are invaluable. You learn to trust your gut and really get after it. Because if you don’t put in the effort, nothing will ever happen. It all rides on your shoulders.

Will you be a rocket or a dud?

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project