Archive | January, 2020

Still Down

31 Jan

Disappointments are a normal part of life. Everything doesn’t always go the way we want it to, or how we think it will. Small disappointments are easy to overcome and we navigate through them without much distress. But some things impact us greatly and alter how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. If we’ve suffered through a devastating development that has left us feeling broken and deeply hurt, we likely won’t sail through it quickly or without serious discomfort. Heartbreak, betrayal, and intense, serious setbacks can be very difficult to overcome. We’re capable of managing anything that comes to us, but when we’ve had the emotional air knocked out of us by an acutely painful event, it may be impossible to immediately bounce back. We’ll need time to understand what’s happened, and find our footing again, but no matter what happens, our lives continue forward. Even when we’re suffering, life goes on. There are things we have to take care of, places we need to be, and responsibilities that must be tended to. We must continue forward despite how we feel. Intense sorrow and grief are not permanent and cannot hold us indefinitely. Time will help, but there is no way to know how much time it will take. Each day will bring a little more relief, and moment by moment, we will move forward. No matter what’s happened or how badly we’ve been hurt, we will eventually find our way through. It won’t happen overnight, and we may have many days of despair before we heal completely, but we have everything we need to find our way back to full confidence and peace. Life is complicated and there will be trouble. But we are strong, and nothing can hold us down forever.

Nobody can know our deepest feelings or the full extent of anything we’re going through. If we’ve been struggling over something difficult for a while, those around us may have lots of ideas and advice. They may give us suggestions and recommendations for moving forward. We can listen to and try anything they offer if we feel it will help, but we know ourselves better than anyone else, and know what we need. We have all the courage and strength necessary to overcome anything. In time, we will find peace and comfort, and be sure of the way ahead.

When we’re trying to get over something difficult, we may feel we should be further down the road than we are. Grief has its own timetable, and although we may try to rush it, will take the time it takes. By being involved in the world around us we can improve our outlook, and refresh our thinking. There are endless goals still possible and we can accomplish anything we desire. A setback may be difficult, and it may hurt, but it isn’t the end of the road. It’s just a pause, and there is great success ahead.

Today if you’re suffering from a painful event, and feel disconnected and lost, remember how strong and powerful you are. Nothing can hold you down indefinitely. There is still light. Give yourself time to heal and be confident. Look ahead, and step forward. You are amazing, and every dream is still there for you. You will find the way ahead, and reach great success.

Whatever Can Go Wrong

30 Jan

When we’re pushing toward something complicated we want to accomplish, there may be unforeseen developments and we never know what will happen next. If we’ve been on the road for a while, and many things have gone wrong, it can be hard to keep our motivation level up. Sometimes it may seem that whatever could possibly go wrong, does go wrong. When there’s one blockade after another, and every step forward seems to push us two steps back, it’s hard to continue to believe we can succeed. Some goals are very difficult to achieve. That’s why the hardest and yet most desired goals are often left behind. It’s hard to keep trying when it seems everything we do goes south. But with determination and focus, we can reach any goal, no matter how hard. There is an old saying that, “Nothing worth having comes easily.” That’s often true. We can stand back and be happy with what’s readily available, learning to accept mediocrity. Or we can resolve that no matter how hard the road is ahead, we will continue forward until we reach the destination. Greatness is possible, but it will take constant work and careful attention. We can have the lives we want if we’re willing to do what it takes to get them. Every destination is possible but they won’t all come with ease. Our dreams won’t simply come true because we desire them, or we’re good people, or we think we deserve them. We must do what is required to make them ours. We are strong and powerful and have all the wisdom we need to accomplish anything we desire. Trusting ourselves and being confident will move us forward, and we will prevail.

Before beginning toward any goal, it’s helpful to look at everything we can see that might be involved, and think about possible complications that may arise. Planning is beneficial, but we can’t read the future, and even when we try hard to prepare for what may come, we may be surprised by developments along the way. We don’t know what we don’t know. There will always be something happening we couldn’t foresee, and the road ahead may get convoluted and twisted up. Problems may arise, but we are intelligent and with patience, and careful consideration, will find our way through.

There may be times when there are so many obstacles and detours, we cannot move ahead. Change is constant, and timing is everything. What isn’t possible today may be easily accessible tomorrow. If we can’t get through and push closer to the goal right now, we can set it aside until our situation changes and then, start again. We are capable of discerning the best way forward, and can make the best decisions regarding our next steps. We can reach any destination we choose, and have the lives we desire most.

Today if you’re stuck and can’t move forward toward a goal you’re seeking, look at all the options possible. If the goal isn’t available now, set it aside and plan for it in the future. You are wise and amazing, and nothing is beyond your reach. Decide what you want to do and step forward with confidence. Success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Cringe Worthy

29 Jan

Life is long and takes us to many different places, teaching us many new things. We don’t ever know everything, and each experience gives us more information than we had before. We learn as we go, and take all the knowledge we gain forward with us. When we look back, sometimes we may have a memory of something we did that turned out to be a mistake. There is no way to appropriately judge what we did before by the knowledge we posses now, but looking behind we may be critical of a prior decision. Perhaps the decision was so bad, that seeing it now, we cringe to believe we thought it was the best way forward. However, back then, it’s likely we made the decision based on all the information we had at the time, which will never be the same as all the information we have now. Life is cumulative, and we gain more with each step we take. There is no way to change the past, and trying to dissect why we did something before will never alter what’s happened. We are where we are now. What’s done is done. We can trust that whatever we did before taught us something of value. We may be wiser now than we’ve ever been, but chances are we’ll be even smarter in the future. Every step gives us more knowledge, and our intelligence increases as we experience new things. There is nothing to be gained by criticizing decisions made in the past. We can see them for what they are, understand where they took us and what they brought into our lives, good or bad, and proceed ahead with confidence. We can see what’s before us, and make decisions that will take us where we most want to go. We are intelligent and capable, and know what we want. Every goal is within our reach, and we can find our way forward.

We are all the sum total or our experiences, and if we’ve had serious disappointments and our plans haven’t worked out, we may begin to believe we will never succeed. Nobody wins in every fight. Sometimes we aren’t going to prevail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve our goals. We are strong and resilient, and failure is just a way of getting more information. Every goal is possible, and with determination and focus, we can go anywhere, and do anything.

On a road trip, if we take a wrong turn and end up going the wrong way, we can stop and change direction. We never have to continue going in the opposite direction simply because we made a mistake. The same is true in our personal lives. Nothing is forever, and everything can be altered. If we don’t like where we’re headed, we can turn around. If the road we’re on turns out to be going somewhere we don’t want to go, we can step off and choose another. We’re in control of our lives and can change them anytime we desire. Every goal is possible and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you have regrets over something that happened in the past and it’s affecting your choices moving forward, take control and decide how you want to proceed. The past does not dictate your future. You know what you want, and have everything you need to achieve it. All your dreams are possible, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident. You are wise and strong, and will succeed.

Carrying It With Us

27 Jan

We all want an easy life filled with happiness, comfort and fun. It would be wonderful if everyday brought something good to us, and we never had to worry or stress about anything. It’s good to dream about, but that isn’t reality. Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, and we never know what will happen next. We may face a serious time filled with trouble and sorrow. Pain is a natural part of life, and will likely come and go many times as we navigate ahead. Anything can happen, and if we’re surprised by something difficult and troubling, we may feel overcome and lost. Nobody wants to suffer but if we must walk through the fire of pain or loss, we have everything we need to survive. The pain may be intense while we’re going through it, but nothing can last forever, and in time, things will improve. After the situation is behind us, how we manage moving forward is up to us. We can hold onto the disappointment, take it with us, and allow it to color our lives indefinitely. If we do, every choice we make moving forward may be impacted by what’s happened in the past. There is no way to go back and change anything, but we don’t have to let painful memories influence our next steps and prevent us from finding happiness in the future. Letting go of sorrow and grief doesn’t mean we won’t remember where we’ve been. We will always carry every experience forward with us, but they don’t have to control our next moves. We deserve to be happy and can make choices that enrich us and take us where we most want to go. Our lives are important and we can make them any way we like. We can set our sorrows down, and move forward with confidence that we can succeed.

Painful experiences may take time to overcome. If we’ve been deeply hurt by someone or something, we may need to step back for a while until we know how we want to proceed. There is no rush, and we can take the time we need. Nothing is insurmountable, and even when we feel overwhelmed, can trust that we’ll find our way through. We are stronger than we think we are, and nothing can hold us down forever. We will find our footing again, we will know what to do, and be able to stand and walk forward. No matter what’s happened, our dreams are still there for us. We’ll find the answers we need, and prevail.

When we’re going through a difficult time, it may seem nobody could possibly understand what’s happening to us. We’re all individuals and feel things in unique ways specific to our own experiences and understanding. But we never have to suffer alone. There will always be someone willing to help and offer encouragement. We can reach out and get the help we need. Trouble comes, and when it does, we need not worry. We are wise and capable, and will always find the way forward.

Today if you’re going through something difficult and feel overwhelmed, remember how many times you’ve prevailed in the past. You are intelligent and strong, and nothing can overcome you. Have faith and step forward. Your dreams are still there, and every success is possible. Be confident. You are amazing, and you will win.

New Day

24 Jan

As we go through the many experiences in our lives, sometimes things will go well, sometimes they won’t, and we’ll have many different adventures. There is endless variety in what may come and we may be very surprised by the way things develop. We know what we want and where we want to go, and when we’re ready, can try hard to accomplish our most desired goals. If we’re very lucky, and nobody gets in the way, we may reach the destination without any delays or complications. Although that may happen once in a while, most of the time there will be some sort of obstacle to overcome or some development we couldn’t have predicted or prepared for. We’re intelligent and capable and can usually find our way around any difficulty, but we might face a time where no matter what we do, we can’t advance. Since we can’t read the future, there is no way to know how long an impasse will last. We might try to wait it out and hope for a quick resolution, but if that doesn’t happen, we may have to revise our plans. We can look at everything objectively, see all the possible options available, and then make the best decision for our next steps. Revising our plans doesn’t mean we’re giving up. We may have to set the goal aside for a time, but nothing is permanent and when things change, we can start again. No matter how bad things seem today, there will be new day tomorrow. Every goal is possible, but they may not all be possible right now. We can make a plan for moving forward, revise it when we need to, and continue on toward the goal. Nothing can hold us indefinitely. We are powerful and wise, and will find our way to success.

We may think it would perfect if we could see everything before it happened. Then we could prepare for any difficult changes coming. That is never possible, but we don’t need to see the future to handle complications when they arrive. We have everything we need already to face whatever may come. We are capable and intelligent, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. Even if everything goes wrong, and our plans completely disintegrate, we will find our way. There are endless roads to every goal, and we are smart enough to find the one that works.

New roads bring new possibilities and opportunities, but we may be unsure as we step forward. Foreign territory can be intimidating. We have no idea what to expect, and there are many unknowns. But foreign territory is only foreign until we make it ours. By stepping forward with confidence, we own the road. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and with courage and clarity, we can move ahead and reach our destination.

Today if your path is entangled with unexpected difficulties and complications and you cannot move, look at all the possibilities before you. There are many ways to every goal. Decide how you want to proceed, and start again. You are capable and wise, and nothing is beyond your reach. Every success is possible. Step forward. Nothing can keep you from your goal.