Evan, I discovered* early this year, has been doing something similar to my goal with this blog – blogging about his journey to be a better man. Except he started last year. And he is far more eloquent with his words than I am. And he has bigger plans.
Part of his plan was to publish a book, which he accomplished this past spring. He is a published author, embarked on a career change, and seemingly was on top of the world. Yet, while we who follow along were thinking he has it all together, Evan was going through a much darker time in his own mind.
I want to share his post from the other day because it speaks so clearly to all of us. We all battle our own inner-voice that tells us that we are not successful. Too often we measure ourselves against where it is that we want to be, instead of measuring how far we’ve come. This voice of doubt can come creeping in and steal away everything we have worked for, leaving us even more lost and hopeless.
Even in those moments of darkest despair, however, there is always hope. I don’t want to paraphrase Evan’s insights, so I will simply encourage you to read his post.
“No matter how dark things become, there is always light. You can miss it if you aren’t looking for it.”
–Evan Sanders, The Better Man Projects
*It is more appropriate to say that Evan discovered my blog. He liked my blog shortly after I went live, no doubt suggested to him via WordPress based on similar titles. I saw his “like” and checked his out and was -and still am- in awe of how much he accomplished last year.