The greatest challenge you will ever face is beginning to believe in yourself again after you feel like all has been lost.⁠

When you lose faith and trust in yourself and everything around you, things begin to look pretty dark. It can feel like there’s no one who understands where you’re at and can possibly help you through the mud you’re in.⁠

If you’re in this place right now, I want you to hear what I’m about to say next.⁣⁠
No matter how bad it gets, deep within you lives a light that cannot be extinguished. ⁠

Some call it hope. Others call it courage. I think it may be different for everyone. But for me, it was resilience. It has always been there and no matter what was happening in my life, no matter how bad it seemed, I knew that if I just kept on moving forward, I would find my way out of the mud. ⁠

You will too. ⁣⁠
To find this spark again, you need to quiet everything down around you – all of the voices, judgements and people – and reach deep within yourself and remind yourself of who you are beyond the fleeting opinions of the outside world.⁠

Reach in and hold your dreams again.⁠

See how you have survived everything that’s ever come your way. Give yourself credit for still being here. And then, find that one reason why it’s going to be worth it for you to keep on moving forward. ⁠

That’s all you need. ⁣⁠
When things were hard for me, I lived by the following quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. She said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”⁣⁠
You can do this.⁠

Evan Sanders