Posted on December 14, 2015
It’s never too late.
It’s never too late to start over. This isn’t a comeback story…because this story doesn’t end. This story has no “I made it” because there’s nothing to grasp onto.
All of that has been given up.
This is a story of being able and willing to start over, every single day if need be, and to try and try again no matter how many times you have tried before.
This is your redemption…
And your redemption comes every single day.
Time and time again I have looked at my life and knew I needed a fresh start. I needed to let things go and move forward. I’ve done this…what feels like…countless times and it has been at the core of who I am.
You can’t take me back to the man I was 5 years ago…I can’t go back. Not because I wouldn’t recognize him (I would) but because everything has changed so much my mind couldn’t go back to where it was back then.
You don’t have to be afraid of change.
Sometimes the changes that happen in our lives are completely unexpected.
But isn’t that the word right there…expected.
We put ourselves in grave danger when we have expectations of other people, our futures, how things are supposed to go…
Shakespeare himself said, “Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
And I think he really has a point there.
Once you expect something to go some way…and it doesn’t…your heart breaks in a way.
But throw away all your expectations and live a life full of faith…you will be constantly surprised.
You will be in this wonderful display of magic because absolutely anything is possible. Truly…
If you toss away what you think is going to happen…anything can happen. What a wonderful world to live in…a world that can knock your socks off at any moment. A world where you can give up your shallow thoughts of what will happen in the future and live in a way where you are open to anything and everything happen.
No walls live there.
Not a single wall.
So my challenge to you is to throw away your expectations of what is going to happen and be open to it all. Be open to people coming back in your life. Be open to people exiting your life. Be open to your dreams coming true and be open to having challenges continuously thrown your way because they are grooming you into the person you are supposed to become.
It’s a different way of living.
But you truly live for once.
The Better Man Project
Well written post! Love it!
You talk to me every day. And your strength gives me strength. I hope to one day be able to repay you for everything you do for me half way around this big ole’ world.
If you only knew what you do for me and how you affect my life on a daily basis… I pray that life gives me the chance to embrace you and say to you “thank you for existing, Evan. Thank you”.
Please know that every single day, you are thought about and sincerely appreciated thousands of miles away.
Strength, Courage and never-ending Redemption,
It looks like we are on a similar wavelength. I was writing about expectations early this morning with pretty much the same point. Great post!
I agree, anything can happen. It’s amazing how there was a time many years ago, that I cringed at the thought of change. Now embracing change has become the norm for me. It’s liberating and can be challenging at times. This was a great encouraging word and brilliantly written!
Well put 🙂
Brilliant, beautiful, and true. Thank you!
love your posts
so inspiring! beautiful