It’s Time To Live Your Dream
Posted on August 5, 2014
I would rather be on the field playing the game than in the stands watching.
Tried living a few times by watching. Honestly, it sucks. There’s nothing worse than watching everyone else playing the game and having that urge inside you to get out there…but you can’t.
That will not be my story. That’s not how Evan Sanders is going to go out. All engines burning. Red hot. Nothing left in the tanks.
This past week has been a week full of learning centered around what to do with discouraging news. In fact, it ended up happening again today. In a prior life, I would have wallowed, found a way to destroy whatever path I was on, set myself back 99 steps and put aside my dream. But honestly, there’s no time for that anymore. The momentum that is pulling me in a specific direction has almost taken care of this past weeks news for me. It has dragged me without choice back to the matter at hand.
Mental conditioning is at play here.
This momentum I am talking about is only built on the foundation you have created. Without that foundation, having your success ruined by something small can easily happen. But when you are 6, 7 ,8 weeks into something, and you have only a few weeks left to go, you are raging down a class 4 rapid. That rapid is going to take you to where you need to go, and god almighty it is going to take a dam of immense size to stop this flow. But even then, some of the greatest dam’s have cracked and were overcome.
Living out your dreams is one of the most exciting things there is. You would think that it would be chaotic because you are charting waters unknown, but the fact is, after a few weeks, things get more and more focused and the rest of the world quiets down. You don’t start adding things to your life, you start subtracting the unnecessary.
Never, in a million years, did I think that would happen.
You begin to look at your life and start taking away things that you don’t need. You begin to appreciate quality more. You look for different things in people. You see everything a bit clearer and you start to increase the quality and value of yourself as time goes on.
This may not sound surprising to some, but it has been and continues to be to me.
The sacrifices that I couldn’t make way back when, during the time that I was controlled by my demons and monsters, now seem so small. They seem insignificant in the face of achieving this great thing. At the time they were Goliath…but now, I see them for the dancing shadows they are.
Live your dream.
Whatever you are scared of doing, go do it. Find a way to make it happen. Your potential lies within your decision to achieve your dreams.
The Better Man Project
I think the thing about dreams, at least what I have found out so far is that you have to keep them in the forefront of your mind and work towards them every day without doubting that they ever will happen. It’s believing in something you cannot see yet but you know you could create. Some may call that insanity, I simply think it’s amazing.
Most often I am afraid my dreams won’t live up to themselves. To move forward I have had to adjust my willingness to accept unforseen outcomes. Then the pursuit itself becomes a dream too.
Living your dream makes life big, despite manufactured odds. Maintaining momentum is the key unlocking the door, old dusty demons have no reason to move beyond the door ~ although, if they enter, your momentum leaves them too weary to follow. Very inspirational post, Evan. Onward!
Your post reminds me of a Garth Brooks song I used to listen to a lot… (Okay… I’m a closet Country music fan coming out…!) The sentiment is summed up nicely in the line ‘Life is not tried it’s just merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire’.
Interesting read as ever, Evan.