Archive | November, 2019

In the Balance

19 Nov

Life is filled with all kinds of activity. We’re often busy and as we rush from one task to the next, our days fly by and before we know it another week has passed. It’s great to be engaged and contributing to the world around us, but as we move along focusing on what must be done, it’s easy to get caught up and lose touch with what’s most important. To accomplish all the responsibilities before us and manage everything expected of us, we sometimes have to juggle to find any sort of balance. We move one thing aside to allow for something more important to enter the picture. Finding ways to balance everything can get complicated and stressful. If we want to reach success and hold onto our personal happiness, we must find balance in our lives. Personal balance helps us stay connected to what matters most, and stand strong when the wind begins to blow and things get complicated. But finding a way to maintain it when there are things pressing on us and pushing us one way and another isn’t always easy. The world and those around us may make demands on us, and we always have pressing responsibilities that need our attention. No matter how much is in the way, or how much we have to do, we can take the time we need to center our thoughts and plan the way ahead to confidently manage whatever we must and still have time for ourselves. We are the most important person in our lives. If we fall down, nothing will be accomplished. Taking care of ourselves is the best gift we can offer. When we’re strong and focused, we can find harmony between our needs and responsibilities, and reach any destination. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage. We can keep our eyes trained on the goal ahead and balance our efforts to reach success.

When we feel unsure about the road ahead, we may lean on someone else’s understanding and knowledge. It’s good to reach out when we need help, but when we lean on others, it’s impossible to stand on our own. Leaning on someone else may help for a time, but eventually we’ll need to move forward. We can take any advice that helps us and then trust ourselves to find the way ahead. We already know what we want to do, and have everything we need to accomplish it.

When we’re in stressful situations and there are a lot of factors in play, it can be hard to find stability and balance. When there’s a lot of noise, and many people and ideas involved, finding clarity can be difficult. We can step back and take time to see everything objectively, and then with determination and confidence, decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing is too complex for us to unravel. We can be confident and positive we will find all the answers we need, and step forward with certainty that we will succeed.

Today if you’re confused about a situation before you and aren’t sure how to proceed, take the time you need to see everything clearly. You know what you want and where you want to go. Look at all the options before you and choose the best road ahead. Every answer you need is there, and nothing can keep you from success.

The Next Door

18 Nov

We learn something with every experience we go through. Each day brings opportunities for growth and increased understanding, and each step we take changes us a little and teaches us something new. Life is long and as we move forward and face unexpected developments, go through unplanned events, and manage countless complications, we are embellished with more information and greater discernment. As we conquer one situation, we have more tools to handle the next. It’s like an endless series of doors before us. We walk through one, learn and understand how to manage where we are, and the next door appears with new challenges and demands. We take the time we need to learn everything there, and then the next door appears. Again, and again, we’ll have the chance to gain something new and get closer to the person we most want to be. Life is all about learning and if we’re paying attention and doing all we can to master each situation, we’ll gain much as we move ahead. Of course, we don’t ever have to change if we don’t want to, and can stay exactly where we are, doing the same things indefinitely. But if we don’t push forward and stretch beyond our current situation, we’ll never know how much we could achieve or how far we could go. If we want to get the most out of our lives, we need to step beyond our comfort zones, and try something new. We can push ourselves to learn more, and if we do, we’ll carry everything we gain forward with us. The knowledge that comes from pushing a little further will give us the confidence we need to continue forward. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we want. We can do anything and go anywhere. There is no limit to what we can accomplish.

There is great comfort in familiarity. When we know what to expect and there are few surprises, we may sit back and become complacent. A calm, predictable road is easy to travel, but will bring few opportunities for growth and excitement. We are capable of accomplishing amazing things and nothing is too difficult for us to master. Every dream is possible, but we must be willing to stand up and do what is needed to accomplish them. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing is out of reach. We can have the lives we want the most, and reach any goal we desire.

If our plans don’t go well the first time we try, we may feel unsure about continuing forward. Failure never happens because things go wrong. It only comes when we stop trying. If our first venture doesn’t work out, we can start again. If that doesn’t work, we can make another plan. There are endless roads to every destination and we will find the one that takes us there. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discover the way forward. Nothing is beyond our reach and with determination, and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and aren’t sure you can succeed, stop and think about how much you’ve learned already. You’ve come so far, and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward with confidence. Everything is possible. You are amazing, and there is greatness in you. Be confident. You will prevail.

Free Pass

14 Nov

Every choice we make has consequences. If we’re careful and thoughtful, and do our best to choose the best possible options, chances are the consequences of those decisions will work in our favor. But people are complex and life is complicated. Things go wrong, unexpected problems arise, and we make mistakes. If we’re stressed, overwhelmed, angry or distracted, we might make a decision that isn’t in our best interest and has dire results. We are free to choose anything we like, but we’re not free to choose the results of those decisions. There is no way to escape our accountability for the choices we make. It doesn’t matter is we were stressed, upset, confused, or convinced by someone else to do something. If we make a decision, it belongs solely to us, and we’ll answer for what happens next. When we choose the first step on any path, we also choose the last. Accountability must be satisfied and there is no way to escape. We may have good excuses for why we did something, and they may be convincing, but there are no free passes. We are responsible for every decision we make. Nobody can make us do anything we don’t want to do. If we acquiesce when we know it’s the wrong choice, we must endure what comes. We can try to explain our way out, and offer any excuses we think might help us, but nothing can change the path we’ve chosen. Once a decision is made it cannot be erased. But even if we’ve erred, we can do what is necessary to fix the situation, and then proceed forward with renewed confidence and choose more carefully. We are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices, and nothing can prevent us from reaching our goals. With wisdom and patience, we can choose the roads that will move us forward and help us find success.

There are a lot of excuses and reasons for bad decisions. If the situation was intense and we felt pressured, we may say we couldn’t help what happened. We are always in control of everything we do, and even if we’re being pressed or bullied, we can stand firm and make the best decisions possible. Every choice we make takes us somewhere and by being proactive and thoughtful, we can make the best decisions that bring us the results we most desire.

It’s good to be kind and have mercy on someone who chooses badly, but justice must prevail. Nobody is perfect and even if others are considerate and understanding, we are still accountable for our choices. Once we’ve chosen a road, we must travel it to the end. There is no way to erase the past and the best we can do is choose more wisely moving forward. Life is all about learning and every step teaches us something to carry forward. We are able to learn from our mistakes and make excellent choices. Every goal is possible and with wisdom and care, we will reach them.

Today if you’ve made a bad decision that’s bringing you difficulty and trouble, think about your next steps forward. You can change course and turn your direction toward where you most want to go. Stand strong and step forward with confidence. You know what you want, and you will prevail.

My Mistake

13 Nov

We make thousands of decisions as we go through our lives. We try to do our best in each instance to make sure we’re headed in the right direction and choosing well. Most of the time we succeed and things move along the way we want them to. However, we’re not perfect and there is no way to see what lies around the next curve, and sometimes we’re going to falter. Decisions may blow up in our faces, or we may choose roads that take us to places we never, ever wanted to go. If there are others involved and we make a bad choice, we may impact them as well. It’s uncomfortable to realize we’ve hurt others by our own actions, and we’ll need to find a way to make things right again. Many things can be changed or altered, but some things are so defined and permanent, once they happen, there is no going back. If we’ve created a mess, and there’s no way to stop the train, we will have to endure the situation until it resolves. If we try to deny our involvement or lie about what we’ve done in an effort to escape, we will only make things worse. Truth always rises and cannot be held back indefinitely. We might be able to hide for a while, but in the end, we’ll have to answer for our actions. Although we may be embarrassed and feel very uncomfortable, it’s far better to stand up and own our part in the problem. We can admit we made a mistake, and then get to work correcting the issue. Nothing is permanent and no matter what’s happened there will always be a way forward. We may have to give up something we want, and it might take a lot of time and effort, but we can find resolution and continue moving ahead with confidence. Mistakes will happen and we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to correct them and reach success. Every dream is there for us and we will prevail.

We may think by keeping our lives small we will avoid serious complications and trouble. We have a lot to offer and keeping to ourselves out of fear will never allow us to reach the destinations we most desire. There is always a risk when we step out and try something new, and move into foreign territory. But the rewards when we succeed will outshine any risks we may take, and will enrich our lives beyond what we can imagine. There is greatness inside us and with courage and confidence, we can achieve any goal we desire.

If we cause a problem and refuse to acknowledge our actions or admit we’ve erred, we may try to skip away and never look back. Every choice we make takes us somewhere. We cannot become the best versions of ourselves and reach our most treasured goals by being dishonest or unethical. By choosing well, and owning every choice we make, standing firm in faithfulness and integrity, we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and everything has gone wrong, stand firm, admit the error, and then do what is necessary to turn things around. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. You know the way ahead, and nothing can hold you back. Step forward, be confident, and trust yourself. Every goal is possible, and with patience and focus, you will make them yours.

Running On Empty

12 Nov

Life is busy and we often have many things to think about and accomplish. We move from one task to the next and if we’re heavily distracted and deeply involved, we may lose track of time. We might forget to eat and have no idea when we last sat down and rested. When we’re busy and trying to get things done, it’s easy to let our personal needs slip. But we are the only ones who can take care of ourselves, and if we neglect what is necessary to keep us strong and healthy, it will impact us. When we’re driving and the gas tank is on empty, it’s only a matter of time before everything stops and we get stuck. The same is true for us individually. If we’re running on empty, pushing our luck, we might be able to keep moving for a while, but as our personal resources are depleted and we tire, everything will start slowing down. Eventually we’re going to have to stop and recharge. We are capable of greatness and when we’re motivated, few things can stop us from moving forward. Fatigue and exhaustion are powerful deterrents. If they take over, no matter how ambitious we are, we will have to stop and rest. We can head them off before they take over by paying attention to our personal needs and proactively planning for time out and nutrition. If we take the time we need to make sure we’re strong and rested, and ready for the next challenge, we will find great success. We are powerful and capable, and with careful planning we can accomplish anything, no matter how difficult the task may be. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to take care of ourselves and make the most of every moment moving forward. Even far away destinations are within our reach and we can accomplish anything we desire.

When we’re determined to move forward or want to accomplish something in a hurry, we might think taking time to sit down and recharge is wasteful. If we stop to rest, it’s time that keeps us from moving ahead. It’s true that when we’re taking time out we aren’t gaining ground. However, when we’re rested and recharged, we will be able to move more quickly, reason more effectively, and find our next steps more efficiently than we could have while exhausted.

If we’ve been routinely pushing ourselves to the limit of our capacity, we may struggle to recognize when we need to rest and recharge. Our bodies are amazing and can tolerate a lot, and if we listen carefully, they will give us cues when we need to eat and recharge. Working within our limitations and understanding how to maximize our efficiency will bring us great benefits moving forward. We know what we want, and we can achieve anything. We can accomplish our goals and take care of ourselves in ways that bring us great success and happiness.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself to the limit and are exhausted and tired, step back and do what you need to recharge. You don’t have to push forward every single moment. Take good care of yourself and plan for success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is beyond your grasp. Be wise and plan well. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.