Making It Rock

16 Apr

Life is complex and since we don’t live in a vacuum there will likely be other people around us much of the time. When we’re closely connected to someone else, they may have suggestions about how they think we should live our lives and what we should be doing. It’s easier to nod and agree than to set out on our own, and in an effort to keep things even, we may simply go along. When we’re in a group and everyone is doing the same things, there may be pressure to conform. Following along may keep the peace, but it’s impossible to reach our own destinations by riding in the back seat. Most people feel comfortable when those around them are on the same page and doing the same things. It’s easy to fit in when you look like everyone else. Floating along downstream may be scenic and comfortable but sitting in someone else’s boat won’t take us where we want to go. The destinations we desire can only be reached if we step out on our own and begin toward them. Getting out of a boat is going to make it rock, and some may be unhappy because we’re upsetting the balance. “Why can’t you just sit still and go along” they may ask. Well, we could, but our lives are important, and all our dreams are waiting. When we’re ready to reach them, we can step away from the tide and set out on our own. Support from those close to us would be nice, but we don’t need it to design the way forward. We know what we want, and already possess everything we need to get it. By choosing what’s most important to us and moving toward the goals we most desire, we will gain great happiness and satisfaction. Every single dream is possible, and with conviction and determination, we will make them ours.

Blue is a beautiful color. It’s the color of the water and sky, and it’s pleasing to see. It’s lovely, but if everything we wore and everything we owned was blue, it would become tiresome and boring. Colors are enhanced when they’re accented by their opposites or those next to them on the spectrum. Differences bring depth and interest, and enrich our experiences. We never have to go along with all the “blues” if we want to be something else. Every color and every choice are possible, and we can paint our lives any way we desire.

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next, but we can plan our way forward, moving toward the goals we most desire. Complications will likely come, problems may arise, and the road may get twisted and turned around, but we are intelligent and can find our way forward. Broken pavement doesn’t mean a final stop. We can step around what’s in the way and continue toward the goal. Every destination is possible, and we have all the wisdom and courage we need to reach them all.

Today think about what you want the most, and then take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and your life is important. Every dream is possible, and you are powerful enough to make them yours. Decide what you want and begin toward the goal. Nothing is out of reach, every dream is waiting, and you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you.

Dare to Begin

14 Apr

We’re all moving forward, taking chances, choosing roads, and creating our lives with every choice we make.  There are endless opportunities and unlimited paths to follow, and we can design things any way we like.  We all have an idea of what our perfect life looks like, and no matter where we’re going, or what we’re doing, can make decisions that will either push us further away or move us closer to it.  If we aren’t happy where we are now, we can move in a new direction.  Every blessing is possible, but one thing is certain – if we change nothing, nothing will change.  It’s a simple concept, but life is complex and there are a lot of moving parts.  If we have many balls in the air and are inundated, the idea of working on something new may be overwhelming.  Even if we want to change our circumstances, we may put it off thinking we’ll get to it when things settle down.  That might work, but life is unpredictable, and it’s often unclear when our situation will change.  Waiting until the road is open and we have everything in place to start a new journey may seem like a good plan, but when that will occur is anyone’s guess.  Rare are the times when everything sails along without complication.  Most of the time there will be something in the way, and other responsibilities to address.  We can do anything we like, but if we want the lives we dream about, we must dare to begin moving toward them despite what is happening around us now.  Every possibility is already there for us, and we are wise enough and courageous enough to reach success.  The world is filled with opportunities and every goal is within reach.  By deciding what we want the most and then doing what is necessary to make it ours, we can create the lives we dream of.  Nothing is too far or too difficult to reach.  Every single destination is possible, and with determination and focus, we will succeed.

Life can be complicated, and we may be very busy.  We may accomplish many things but if we aren’t moving toward what we really want it’s unlikely we’ll feel completely fulfilled and happy.  We are intelligent and can find ways to monitor and control the time we spend in every pursuit to ensure we have time to work toward the goals we most desire.  Our lives are important and achieving the destinations we want the most will bring us great satisfaction and happiness.

Time flies and once it’s gone can never be recaptured.  We may believe that if we haven’t yet worked toward the goals we desire, it’s too late, and they are now out of reach.  It’s never too late to change course and push toward what we most want to accomplish.  We may need to reorganize our priorities and make some changes, but every dream is still possible.  We can have the lives we want the most and reach every goal.  It’s all there for us.  We need only step forward and claim it.

Today if you’ve been putting off what you most want to accomplish, think about how you want to proceed.  Every dream is possible, but you must begin forward to make them yours.  You are amazing and more powerful than you imagine.  Success is there for you, and you will reach every goal.

Singing

13 Apr

Life is full of unexpected developments.  We never know what will happen next and we may be sailing along, everything going fine, when suddenly something changes, and we’re smack up against a huge hill we must overcome.  Even if we’re strong and ready for a challenge, climbing isn’t easy.  It takes strength, determination, and endurance.  As we struggle to push ourselves ahead and reach the next plateau, we may feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  We may grumble and complain, despairing at how hard the journey is.  We may obsess over every negative complication and be completely miserable, wondering why this had to happen to us.  We will all go through hard times, and it’s not easy to face a huge hill, but our attitude as we climb will either help us or make the journey harder.  It cannot change the size of the hill, but it will change how we feel as we step forward and how we process problems as they arise.  We can complain as we push on or we can choose to sing.  The climb will be the same either way, but how we see it may be dramatically different.  If we sing and remain open to whatever the road brings us, we may uncover answers we couldn’t see before.  Life can be hard, and we may face serious and complex problems that try us and push us to our limits.  We can’t control what will come to us, but we can control how we manage it.  By focusing on what is going well and choosing to be positive, we will be able to more effectively handle any complication or problem that arises.  We are more capable and powerful than we imagine, and nothing is strong enough to overcome us.  Every single answer is there for us and with determination and focus we will uncover them all.  Life is full of challenges, but it is also filled with blessings.  If we focus on being the best we can be, every door will open.

Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever.  When we’re suffering, and the trial has continued for a long time, it may seem the pain will never end.  Life may seem dreary and we may feel hopeless that anything will ever improve.  But nothing is permanent and in time, no matter what we’re going through, everything will change.  The sky will open, the clouds will clear, and finally, the sun will break through.  No storm can last forever, and we will prevail.

Although every situation is different and unique, problems and complications may appear.  We can focus on what isn’t working or what may go wrong and allow the possibility of trouble to hold us in place.  No road is completely paved and clear.  There will always be some obstacle to overcome.  It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or stands in our way.  We are intelligent and will uncover whatever answers we need to get through.  Every destination is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and feel overwhelmed and discouraged, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and prevailed.  You are amazing and can do anything you desire.  Set your sights on the destination and start singing.  Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win. 

Manufacturing

12 Apr

Life is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There are unlimited options constantly available, and we can do anything we want to do. We can reach any destination and achieve any goal but the lives we want the most won’t just happen because we’re good people and desire them. In business when something is produced, it begins in manufacturing where it’s created. When completed, it’s shipped to those who’ve ordered the product. Companies mark things in “Receiving” when they arrive, and the process continues. Some people think of their lives like they are waiting in Receiving to greet their dreams and desires when they arrive. They may think about them, talk about them, plan for when they get them, and simply wait. Odds of getting the life we want by simply waiting – zero. It doesn’t matter how much we want something, how much planning and positive thinking we do, if we do nothing to achieve the goal, we likely won’t get it. We must think of ourselves not as being in Receiving, but Manufacturing. We are responsible for creating whatever it is we’re hoping to gain. We can do anything, but if we want to be successful, we must concentrate on the doing part. Everything is possible, but it won’t all be easy. Some goals may take a lot of work and effort and require a long time of continued focus. If the goal is complicated and requires a lot of planning and continued focus, it may take longer than we imagine to reach it. But nothing is impossible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t have to do everything all at once. We can move forward one step at a time and open each door as it arrives. Every dream is there for us and we can design our lives any way we like. By focusing on the goal, and continuing forward, we will succeed.

Traditions are powerful and some people feel they must honor them and keep things the same as they’ve been in the past. If we decide we want to do something different, we may face opposition from those close to us. They are certainly entitled to their own opinions and ideas, but we are the only ones who know exactly what we want to accomplish and where we want to go. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t need agreement or permission to do things our own way. Every destination is possible, and with determination we can reach them all.

It’s easy to coast through life. We can go along with what others are doing and play follow the leader for as long as we like, but until we take control, we won’t reach the destinations we most desire. It’s impossible to reach our own goals when we’re following someone else’s plans. We know what we want and have everything necessary to make it ours. By living on purpose and directing our journey toward the destinations we most desire, we’ll gain great happiness and satisfaction.

Today if you’ve been waiting for your life to change, decide what you want the most and take the first steps forward. Everything you desire is possible, but only you can make it yours. You are stronger and wiser than you imagine, and everything is there for you. There is great success ahead, and you can make it yours.

The Next Place

9 Apr

We go through many experiences in our lives. Nobody gets a perfect life, and we’ll all go through ups and downs, highs and lows, disasters, and joyful reunions. Although we may wish for a life filled with only good times, we don’t live in paradise, and we’re going to face trouble at some point. When we’re going through a difficult passage, we may wish we were someplace else – anything to get us away from where we are. It’s natural to want to avoid suffering, but we are living in this moment and wishing for the next will never help us through. Although we may have some perfect days when everything goes well, the sun shines, and we’re blissfully happy, they cannot last forever. Problems will arise, conflict will come, and we may feel overwhelmed and discontented. While we’re suffering, we may believe that our happiness is in the next place, the next job, or the next connection, and if we hang on until we get there, we’ll be fine. If we continually believe our happiness is somewhere else, it can’t be where we are. It’s possible there are great blessings just ahead, but constantly believing what’s next is where we need to be is a fool’s game. We are living now, in this moment. If we’re going through a difficult time, we can believe we’ll prevail, trust in our ability to overcome, and step forward with confidence. There is no need to wish for tomorrow. Every situation, even very bad ones, give us something of value. We can live in each moment, treasuring the benefits there for us, and be sure we’ll find our way forward. We don’t need to wish for tomorrow to get through today. Everything necessary to prevail and reach happiness is here for us at every moment, and we are wise enough to find all the answers we need. Today is the most important day of our lives. Yesterday is gone and can never be changed, and tomorrow is ahead. We are here now, and every happiness we desire is possible.

We all have things about ourselves we want to change. It’s good to have goals that move us closer to where we want to be, but there is no need to put our happiness off until we achieve them. We can be happy where we are, even if it’s not exactly where we want to be. There is goodness in every step, and by embracing what is positive and uplifting, we will find great satisfaction as we move ahead.

Happiness isn’t something we earn. We don’t get it after we’ve marked off enough boxes or filled enough requirements. It’s a gift we give to ourselves and can be found in every situation. There is always something for which to be grateful and by recognizing every blessing, we can uncover great personal joy. Hard times will come and we’re going to struggle, but if we keep our minds focused on where we are, and all the good around us, we will find peace.

Today look at your life exactly where you are and notice every blessing. You are perfect just as you are and exactly where you need to be. Decide how you want to move forward and begin toward the goals you most desire. There is great joy in living today well. Be confident, and every blessing will be yours.