The best way to see the future is to create it.

Now there is an element of surprise in this whole equation, but the reality is you can create your future with the gifts you have been given. I sometimes find it hard to “agree” or have conversations with people who believe that life is just all planned out for you and that all you have to do is put your hands in…whatever you believe…that that it will turn out.

Believing without action is, well, I don’t even know what to call it. But like I said before, I think we all have specific gifts. No two people are the same, and everyone has certain cards they are dealt right from the start. We begin in different places, we are different people, we have different things – but in the end, it comes down to the dreamers who combine their work ethic with integrity that end up changing the world.

When you are chasing your dream, it’s going to be hard. There are going to be times that knock you down on your ass and you are going to have a hard time getting back up. You may lay there stunned for a while, but always fall on your back. Fall on your back so you can look up and get up. Let your dreams and the reasons for accomplishing your dreams be the reasons to help you get back up when misery visits you.

There are a lot of reasons to be unsure of yourself. Following a passion is a lot like being told that running on water is possible and then giving it a shot. First, you have to muster up the courage to actually have faith in the fact that you can run on the water itself. Then, you actually have to start running. And the way dreams end up working is that if you give it anything less than a full effort, you are going to make a fool out of yourself crashing into the water. You have to run full tilt at something you cannot see yet. You have to believe in the unbelievable.

Be an unreasonable person.

Don’t have excuses for why you can’t. Those are easy to come by. If I wrote a book on excuses I have had for my life, I could probably fill up an entire series of novels. But this book is going to be titled “I’m the one.” I’m the one who is chosen for this dream. It is my responsibility to carry out the greatness that is inside of me.

Believe in yourself. Let your game speak. Let your actions speak louder than your words.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project