IMG_13094 years ago I made a decision to sit down and write about my journey to become a better person and all of the lessons I would learn along the way. Today marks the 4 year anniversary of The Better Man Project and besides being overwhelmed with every emotion in the book, I am trying to find the right words for this post.

I guess I will have to say this. We all strive for greatness during the “light” times of our life – it’s incredibly easy to dream and be kind during these times. But as we enter into the dark, we truly find ourselves and who we are down to the core. We begin to understand that the darkness is there to teach us to appreciate the light in the stars and to also give us an opportunity to dig into our faith. Without sight, it becomes awfully hard to see our end vision. There is no time that will challenge that vision and your faith more than when it is pitch black in your life. But if you believe in yourself and what you are capable of, you will see the light again.

Begin your journey of self discovery. Begin that journey because you know you are capable of so much and you could bring the world a whole lot more.

I am incredibly thankful I made that choice 4 years ago today.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who has supported The Better Man Project. Without you, the vision wouldn’t have changed and I wouldn’t have stretched myself to understand what it truly means to care sincerely about communities of people. This community here has answered the call many times when I have cried for help and has lifted me when I had trouble walking. Thank you for being a unbelievably huge driver in my life and making me a better man.

To the next 4 years…and the many years after that.

– Evan Sanders, The Better Man Project

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