“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” – Winston Churchill

Life in its endless twists and turns brought me to this place – one that is uniquely fitted to my talents – with an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and to right so many wrongs that still call within my soul.

I didn’t ask for a lot of what happened in my life.

I didn’t manifest it. I didn’t claim it. No one ever would.

As the years have gone on, I’ve started to understand the value that those moments bring. They’ve taught me compassion, understanding, wisdom, trust and so many other things.

The price was heavy though.

And no matter how I change my view, I still know deep down within that there has to be a way to change the narrative on a foundational level.

I’m of the mind that no matter what has taken place in your life, you have the capacity to radically shift and to completely align with your greatest purpose.

I can honestly tell you that I’m only really starting to understand why I’m here and what I’m supposed to be doing. The question marks have existed for a very long time and for a while I found myself lost in it all.

But what exists in front of me is like a giant reset button.

It’s a chance to finally rip down the old structures and start building once again on solid ground. Truth is, this all has been a bit anxiety inducing and caused fear to rear its ugly head.

I know what I have to do, and yet I’ve had to work through a lot of the jitters that have come up ahead of me finally taking the steps that I need to.

It’s kind of like when you go cliff jumping. You know you’re going to jump, but no matter what you do, there’s always those moments of hesitation before you finally make the leap.

Or maybe it’s like that scene in Indiana Jones where he has to cross over the “invisible bridge” purely based on faith that something would be there to support him.

Maybe that’s a more accurate way of looking at it.

I am, without a doubt, standing at the banks of my greatest challenge and yet most incredible opportunity I’ve ever had.

It’s safe to say that everything – from the inception of my writing all the way up to this point – has led me here. That scared me for a while. While it’s very exciting, it’s also a bit intimidating.

I guess I needed time to really check in with myself get ready to really make a good go at this.

Because deep down in my heart, I know this changes everything. It’s a massive hinge point in my life where things shift drastically.

When I look back upon this single moment years from now, the same sentiment will reign true.

This was your finest hour.

Go out and own it.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project