How much could you be?

Like a tree, could you stretch your roots as deep into the ground as you can and reach for the skies to your maximum potential?

I ask myself this question a lot during the day. I ask myself this right before I am going to do something really hard. How much can you be Evan? What could you make out of this moment? What could you create today?

Les Brown has this amazing statement about living a good life. He says that if we do what is hard we will live and easy life, but if we do what is easy our life will be hard.

I think that is very true. I know that the best things come to the people who work incredibly hard for what they want. Our greatest achievements and goals will be surrounded by tons and tons of effort and sweat.

Without those things, we will never stretch beyond what we are currently capable of. So you have to grind essentially – you have to give your greatest effort.

How can you find out what your best is?

You have to be willing to audit your life down to the tiniest detail. Once we start focusing in instead of looking at the entire picture, we are able to see the little intricacies of our daily actions that determine our present state. 

What disciplines drove me to this point? How can I improve upon my daily actions? Where are my opportunities for growth?

People don’t like to ask themselves these questions but it’s completely necessary. It’s necessary for those who want to grow and become more than they are right now. I think, inherently that’s just about everyone actually.

I think if you asked a crowd if they could do it all over again…most people would say they could have achieved more.

It takes some work, but those little steps that you are focusing on create momentum and give you the ability to charge at your goals eventually with the faith that you focused on what really mattered.

Sweat the small stuff…the small stuff is what ends up making the big things work.

In a week I enter into one of the most exciting phases of my life – professional life coaching school. I have absolutely no idea what to expect, but I think that’s the point. It’s going to change me, morph me, develop me and send me down a path towards achieving this massive vision that I have.

I honestly couldn’t be more excited. I still get the chills when I hear live music and that crowd roaring…and I know that one day I will walk out onto a stage and hear that exact same roar.

But it’s time to work. It’s time to pour it on. It’s time to start doing the things I wasn’t doing before…because those are the things I know I have to do to become the man I’ve always wanted to become.

This is an ever morphing and changing process of discovery and stretching my capabilities, but I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

Once more into the fray.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project