Dangling

4 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, trials, challenges, and lessons to be learned. No matter who we are, where we live, what we do or who we know, we will all face an unlimited variety of complications, problems and tricky situations as we navigate through our days. There are billions of people in the world and they are all making decisions and choosing things that may impact us even if we don’t know them or they don’t live near us. We may be happily tooling along and suddenly the road turns, something rolls in front of us or the way ahead completely disappears. We are intelligent and can find our way through whatever comes, but the answers won’t always come quickly or easily. If we’re pushed against a wall and no matter what we try or where we turn we can’t seem to budge, we may begin to believe we are doomed. We’re done and it’s over. We might feel that way for a moment, but it will never be true. Nothing stays the same forever, and even if we’re dangling at the end of a long, long rope, losing our grip and hanging on with our last finger, there will be a way to prevail. Nothing, not even the worst possible scenario, can hold us back forever. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and creative enough to find a way through whatever life throws at us. Trouble – yeah it’s gonna come. Problems – definitely gonna happen. But success will always be possible, and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from it.

Everyone gets overwhelmed at some point. The only thing we have control over is our own decisions and what we do. Everything else is up for grabs and we never know what will happen next. If the bottoms suddenly falls out, and we are left groping in mid air trying to grab onto something, anything to save ourselves, it may seem hopeless at first. We may face our worst nightmare, but no night lasts indefinitely. The sun always rises, and the tide always turns. We have everything we need to hold on and push forward until we find our footing again.

Our life experiences are unique to each of us, and we all see things from our own personal perspective. A situation that is merely annoying to one person, may be devastating to another depending on where they are in life and what they have already experienced. There is no way to predict how we’ll actually feel about any situation until we’re in it. We are strong and capable, and nothing can hold us down forever. Every dream will still be there, and when we’re ready we can reach them all.

Today if you’re facing an extreme situation and feel like there is no way you’ll prevail, focus on your strength and trust yourself. You are powerful and nothing can overcome you. Be confident, hang on tight and step forward. Every single dream is there, waiting for you. Nothing can keep you from success. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. Stand strong and claim them all.

Measures

3 Aug

As we go through our lives, we’ll face many challenges and trials. Some of them will be annoying and not serious, but others may be very difficult. We may face some desperately painful moments that push us hard and make us question our ability to survive. Nobody gets a perfect, easy life. We’ll all face trouble and problems, and agonizing times that try us. Sometimes we may find our way quickly and figure out what to do next, but other times we may be seriously confused and unsettled. They say desperate times call for desperate measures, but making decisions in the midst of desperation may take us down the wrong road. If we’re so entangled and embroiled in the situation that we can’t see the way forward, we may reach out and grab anything we can in the hopes that it will save us. Pulling things from the dark is a dicey scenario. We have no idea what we’ll get or what it will bring. It’s hard to be patient when we’re suffering and worried, but jumping to the first possible solution may create more trouble moving ahead. No matter what we’re going through or how desperate we may feel, we can stop and stand still and take the time we need to look around and see everything clearly. There is no problem without a solution. Every single answer we need will be there for us but if we run ahead in an effort to quickly end the pain, we may jump right over it. By remaining calm in the storm and standing still long enough to settle our thoughts, we will see what needs to be done and where we need to go. There isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. If we trust ourselves and take our time, we will find the way forward. The road is already there and by stepping forward with confidence we’ll reach success. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine and nothing can overcome us or hold us down forever.

We may have a relationship with someone who continually makes bad choices and chooses things that bring distress and difficulty. If we’re closely entangled with them, their choices may bring us hardship. We only have control over ourselves and everyone has the right to choose anything they desire. However, if a relationship is uncomfortable, we can step back and decide how we want to continue. There is no need to endure endless turmoil because of a personal connection. We can set our own boundaries and decide how we will proceed. Every possibility is there for us and we can make choices that bring us satisfaction and peace.

When we’re struggling through a complicated and difficult time, we may have a lot of important decisions to make. It can be overwhelming to face many challenges and choices at the same time. Although there is a lot going on, we are in control of how we handle them. We can look at everything objectively and decide what is most important. After we settle that, we can move to the next issue, and so on. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we don’t have to solve everything at once. We can take things step by step and with patience and persistence, will prevail.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult situation that has knocked you down and you don’t know what to do, trust yourself. You are smarter and more capable than you think you are. Nothing is too complex or hard for you to unravel and understand. Take your time and step forward. All the answers are there for you. You will find them and reach success.

Faster Faster

2 Aug

Life is full of opportunities and possibilities for success. There are endless options to consider and unlimited chances to achieve anything we want. Most of us will have plenty of time to plan and accomplish many of the goals we desire. We can decide what we want most, make a plan and then begin forward until we reach it. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from reaching any destination. Our lives belong to us and we’re in control of what we do and how we do it, but there may be pressures from others around us to go faster, and push harder to get to the goal as quickly as possible. If we’re intimidated by them, or they have authority over us, we may try to cut corners and skip over steps in an effort to accomplish the goal in ways that satisfy them. We can try to go faster and faster, and we might succeed but rushing ahead without thought or caution might end up working against us in the long run. Doing something half way in order to get there quicker will never bring us satisfaction or excellence. It would be great if we could achieve our goals instantaneously simply because we desire them, but that will never happen. We have to work to get them, and although there may be some paved roads ahead that allow us to move quickly, there will likely be complications and details that require our attention and hold us up. If we ignore problems that creep up, we might be able to get by, but they may come back to bite us in the end. Going faster doesn’t always bring us the best results. We can rush and rush, and push ourselves to the limit, and we might get to the goal quicker, but what we leave undone will remain unfinished until we go back and address it. Every goal is possible but we don’t have to accomplish them all today. By taking the time we need to address any problems or complications, and tie up all the loose ends, we’ll be able to achieve the goal effectively and completely. We are capable of greatness and nothing is out of reach. With wisdom and patience, every destination is possible, and we will reach them all.

We know what we want and can design our lives any way we like, but there are lots of people around us and they may have other ideas. We may get unsolicited advice and told we need to go here or there, or do this or that, which fits someone else’s idea of how we should live. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but they belong solely to us, and nobody completely understands what anyone else wants or needs. We can listen to any suggestions we receive, and then choose what’s best for us. We don’t have to follow anyone else’s ideas or time tables. The road ahead is ours to choose, and we can do anything we desire.

There is a lot of pressure in the world to do more, do it better, and do it faster. We are bombarded with suggestions that we should strive harder and push further, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Our lives belong to us, and we know how we want to live them. By being authentic to our own personal desires, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great happiness and satisfaction. Every single destination is possible and nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to achieve. We can do things our way, and reach success.

Today if you’re being pushed to go faster to get to a goal, think about what you want the most. Look at all the options possible, and choose the best way forward. You can do things your way and achieve great success. Choose the best roads ahead and step forward with clarity and confidence. You are amazing and capable, and nothing is impossible. You can have the life you dream of, reach every destination and make your dreams come true.

Not Sorry

30 Jul

There are billions of people in the world and we’re all unique. No two people are exactly the same, and we all have our own preferences, desires, and decisions to make. There is an unlimited variety of personalities and expressions, and we each choose our own way. Sometimes we’ll agree with those around us and take the same road moving forward, but with all the differences there are bound to be times when we clash. What others want us to do may be fine for them but not exactly what we want. We’re in control of our lives and can make any decisions we like. Our lives are ours alone and we can design them any way we choose. We don’t have to follow what anyone else is doing, or take any suggestions we don’t want. We decide how we’ll move forward, where we’ll go and what we’ll accomplish. It’s all up to us, but if we’re insecure or unsure of ourselves, we might step in line even if we want to do something else. It takes courage to chart our own course, especially if it’s different from what those around us are doing. It can be intimidating to go against the flow but just because everyone else is going west doesn’t mean we can’t go east. Others may try to make us comply and follow their lead, but we know what we want, and have everything we need to get it. We never have to apologize for being ourselves. We were created with specific and individual gifts and traits that no one else in all of creation has. Nobody can bring the blessings we have to offer. We can go our own way, color outside the lines, and choose any destination we like. Life is an incredible gift and when we live it according to our own personal choices and desires, we will find great satisfaction and happiness. Every success is there for us, and every destination is possible. Being true to who we are will help us reach them all.

Traditions, families and cultural norms are powerful. Paved roads that millions of people have walked on are always easy to travel. When things have been done certain way for a long time it can be difficult to consider an alternate method. But change is constant and nothing can stay the same forever. If we want something different than what others are doing, we can change direction and go another way. Cutting a new path isn’t easy, but we are strong and powerful, and no matter what comes, will be able to get through. Once we decide what we really want, we can begin moving toward it and find our way until we reach success. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and we can have the lives we dream of.

Nobody is perfect and we all stumble from time to time. If we hurt someone, or make a bad decision we might be sorry, but we never have to be sorry for living our lives according to our own desires. Happiness comes when we are authentic and truthful with ourselves about who we are and what we want. Following along and trying to fit a mold that doesn’t work will never bring us true contentment. We are perfect just as we are, and have so much to offer. By believing in ourselves, and honoring our personal worth, we will find great happiness and success.

Today if you feel pressure to conform to something you aren’t, be honest and choose your own way. You know who you are and what you want, and you bring great depth and richness to us all. Your gifts are priceless and precious. Trust yourself and stand tall. You have so much to offer and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

Grasping Straws

27 Jul

We go through countless different experiences as we navigate through our lives. When things are going well, it seems we can do no wrong, and every answer shows up the moment we need it. But life is complex and we’ll never get a paved road that lasts forever. Things will change, our circumstances will alter and we may take a dive we didn’t plan. If a lot is going wrong and it seems that nothing helps, we may become desperate and start grasping for anything that might work. When we’re under water and miserable we may not be thinking clearly and even the most outlandish, ridiculous schemes may start to seem possible. We may choose something we would never consider if we were on more solid ground and our vision was clearer. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures, but decisions made in panic without thought will rarely work out the way we want them to. Every decision will bring a result and once we choose the first step on any path, we are also choosing the last. Where we end up may be eons away from where we want to go. We will all face difficult, hard, challenging, desperate moments and what we do while we’re in the mire will determine what comes next. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we will always have the resources we need to choose our next steps wisely. We may be under pressure to move, but we can take the time necessary to see everything clearly and decide which way is best moving forward. If we make a bad choice we aren’t doomed forever. We can simply look at what hasn’t worked and then look again and correct our course. Even when everything is upside down, success will be possible. We are stronger and more intelligent than we think we are and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will always be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them and reach success.

Nobody is perfect and we will all fail at some point. It might just be a wrong turn, or we may be completely turned around, backwards and upside down. Continuing on the same course when it’s obviously not working won’t fix the situation. Some things work themselves out over time, but those instances are rare. If we find we’re going in the wrong direction or have made a bad choice, we can stop where we are and see the entire situation objectively. There are endless roads to every destination and we can change direction at any time, and reroute the way forward.

Some people like to hold grudges and remind us when we’ve faltered in the past. They may believe that since we failed once we’re doomed to fail again, but the past can never predict the future. It doesn’t matter if we took a wrong turn before, or if we’ve tried several times and still haven’t found the right answer. The way ahead is there for us and if we persist and continue forward, we will find it. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We already have everything we need to succeed and we will reach them all.

Today if everything has gone wrong and there are walls blocking your path, trust yourself. All the answers are there for you. Stand firm and be confident. You are intelligent and wise, and will find the way forward. Every success is already there for you. Focus on the goal ahead, and step forward with clarity and patience. You are amazing and capable, and will reach every destination you desire.