Archive | April, 2020

Busy Busy

30 Apr

There are endless roads available to us that lead to unlimited destinations. We can go anywhere we want, and every option is possible. When we have our eyes focused on the way forward toward a goal we want to achieve, each step takes us closer to success. But life is full of distractions, problems, complications, and unexpected developments that may divert our attention away from what we want the most. There are lots of shiny things to capture us, people coming and going who may pull us in different directions, and countless details to figure out that may hold us in place. If we engage in all the activity around us, we may be very busy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re moving ahead. Being busy doesn’t always translate to success. We can spend all our time doing lots of things that demand our attention and at the end of the day, still be in the same place as when we started. There is no end to things that need to be done, but if we want to get to the destinations we truly desire, we must carefully weigh our choices to ensure we do what we must while still moving toward our goals. Our lives are important and every dream is possible, but we must do what is needed to make them ours. Going here and there, doing endless tasks, and staying busy will not guarantee success. If we want to prevail, we must take control of our time and keep the destination in focus. Life is full of surprises and there will be times when we must set everything aside to take care of a pressing matter. Setting a goal aside isn’t abandoning it and as soon as the situation changes, we can re-focus and start again. We can go anywhere and do anything we desire. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to create the lives we want the most, and reach success.

Unless we live on a deserted island, there will likely be lots of people all around us most of the time. We have friends, co-workers, family members, associates, acquaintances, and people we see only in passing. They may need us from time to time and we can certainly help out if asked. It’s good to be supportive and lend a helping hand, but we need not allow our beneficence to take over our lives. There is no need to completely sacrifice our own desires in an effort to help those around us. We can give our time in ways that benefit others and still allow us to accomplish our personal goals.

Everyone has their own opinions about how things should be done. If we have a relationship with them, and they are in need, they may expect us to abandon our plans and devote all our energies to helping them. We can do that if we like, but we never have to give more than we’re comfortable with. It isn’t selfish to manage our time in ways that help out and still allow us to continue forward. We’re intelligent and capable, and nothing is beyond our reach. We can focus on the road ahead, and reach every goal we desire.

Today if you’re busy with lots of details that are keeping you from the goals you desire most, step back and look at everything objectively. Plan your time wisely, and continue ahead. You are amazing and powerful, and can do anything you desire. All your dreams are possible, and you have everything you need to make them yours.

Best Friend

29 Apr

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they should do. Most of us want to be successful completing what’s important to us and try to move forward a little every day toward the destinations we desire. Life is complicated and sometimes our progress doesn’t exactly go the way we hope it will. Problems arise, we make decisions that don’t always work out and it seems we have to continually modify and adjust to push through. We might get to a point where we think we should be further down the road than we are or that somehow, we should be doing better in some way. We may set our personal standards very high and if we don’t meet them, become critical of our performance. There is always room for improvement no matter what we’re doing, and we can always do a little more, but we can honor how far we’ve come and what we’ve already accomplished. Berating ourselves for not getting to the goal fast enough, or doing everything perfectly isn’t helpful. We aren’t perfect – nobody is. We learn with each step we take, and as long as we keep stepping forward, we’re winning. It’s fine to have high standards and want to do our best, but we only have control over our own decisions, and things we know nothing about may derail us. We can learn to accept complications and the delays they may cause without tearing ourselves down for not getting to the goal fast enough. We know what we want and have everything we need to get it. We can do anything we like, but we can’t do it all today. Trusting ourselves as we push through, and being patient when there are detours and setbacks will give us the confidence we need to succeed.

If our best friend comes to us upset because they didn’t reach a goal as planned, instead of ridiculing them for not getting it done, we probably would offer them support and kindness. Because we care for them, we may encourage them not to get discouraged, and help them start again. However, we are often harder on ourselves in the same situations. We expect more of ourselves than we expect of others, and that can work against us. Learning to allow the same patience and support we give to others for our own individual struggles will bring us great relief and encouragement. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can trust that no matter what comes, or what goes wrong, we’ll find our way forward.

Perfection may be our goal, but it’s not likely to be our achievement. There is no way to know everything, and there are endless situations that may enter our lives and disrupt everything we have going on. Learning to bend when things go wrong, and keep our eyes on the goal, even when the road turns, will help us reach success. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from our goals.

Today if you’re disappointed in yourself because you haven’t gotten as far as you think you should, stop and look at how far you’ve already come. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. You know what you want, and each step takes you closer to the goal. Be confident and continue forward. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

Tomorrow

28 Apr

We all have bad days from time to time. Sometimes it seems like everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, and we dread what will happen next. Nobody gets everything right all the time, and we might stumble and cause our own heartache and confusion. Or things may happen over which we have no control that completely tangle up our lives and lock us in place. There are a lot of roads ahead, but few are paved and clear. We may run into detours, twists and turns, potholes, and complete roadblocks. They may be complex and time consuming, and we may be overwhelmed at the task of smoothing them all out. Today may be hard, and we might get exhausted just trying to deal with what’s happening. If we can’t see any way ahead, we can step back for a moment to catch our breath. Taking a short break to look at everything objectively will help us see more clearly and enable us to find the answers we need. Hard times come to us all. We can never predict what will happen or where trouble may lead us. But nothing lasts forever, and no matter how screwed up it seems things are right now, they can’t remain that way indefinitely. Change is constant, and what is wrong will eventually right itself. We will find the way through and reach the destination. We can trust ourselves to manage whatever comes, and hold on until we find the answers. Darkness may come and the clouds may overshadow, rain may pelt us and we may have to wait for a time. The storm may rage, but no storm lasts forever, and the sun will rise again. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us down. We will find all the answers we need, and reach success.

Nobody can read the future, but one thing is certain, whatever we’re going through now will change. Things may improve, or they may worsen, there is no way to know. It would be great if every problem came with a predetermined answer that worked every time, but that isn’t reality. Trouble comes and when it does it will be up to us to figure out what to do with it. We are wiser than we think we are, and already possess everything we need to get through any situation that arises. We can trust that we’ll find the way forward, and reach every answer we need.

We may wish for a life of ease, where everything goes the way we want it to, and we never have to worry about what will happen next. It’s nice to think about but the lessons we learn from adversity give us depth and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We carry every skill forward and with each experience enrich our ability to reach success. Life is all about learning. Finding our way through complex issues, and struggling to reach answers gives us knowledge and confidence. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with trouble and think there is no way through, remember how many times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are amazing and powerful, and all the answers you seek are there. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and how to get it. Every blessing is there for you, and you will succeed.

Free and Easy

27 Apr

There are unlimited possibilities in life. We can do anything we want to do and go anywhere we desire. With planning and effort, we can have the lives we want the most, but it takes work to determine what we really want and then accomplish what is necessary to make it ours. We can design our lives and find a way to achieve any goal we choose. But if we’re lazy or complacent, we may find that time goes by and nothing changes. We’re still in the same place, doing the same things and moving no closer to our personal goals. It’s easy to stay in a routine and simply take what comes to us free of thought or effort. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” is accurate. We are in control of our choices and can design our futures with our personal desires and dreams in mind. We never have to settle for whatever comes. We create our own fate, and decide how our lives will go. We don’t have any choice over what comes to us, but we can choose how we’ll manage every development, and push through on the roads that take us where we want to go. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place but if we don’t take control of our decisions and move forward with purpose, we may end up standing in place indefinitely. If that’s what we want, it’s easy to accomplish. However, if we want to find great success, we have everything we need to achieve it. It’s up to us. Our lives can be fulfilling and rich, filled with experiences that bring us refreshment and deep happiness. We have everything we need to step forward toward any goal we desire, and succeed.

The unknown can be intimidating. We can’t read the future and there’s no way to know what will happen when we set out on a new road. We might face difficult challenges, there may be roadblocks that stop us in our tracks, or unknown difficulties that test our patience and stamina. Everything may go wrong and we might feel confused and lost, but we are intelligent and capable. We can manage any complication or problem and find the solutions we need to continue forward. Every destination is possible, and we can trust ourselves to find the way through.

It’s comfortable to stay in the same place, doing the same things. We know what to expect and there are few surprises. But routine is only repetition in action, and cannot offer us anything new. Every dream is possible and we have what we need to make them reality. We can step beyond where we are, and open new doors. There are endless opportunities and blessings waiting for us if we’re willing to move toward them and make them ours. Everything is possible. Nothing is too difficult or too far to reach. We really can have the lives we dream of. With determination and confidence, we can move toward the destinations we desire most, and realize great success.

Today if you’ve been limiting yourself to a routine, decide what you want to accomplish most. Your life is important and all your dreams are possible. Choose where you want to go and take the first step forward. You are incredibly capable and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You already have everything you need to accomplish anything you desire. Every success is there for you, and you will prevail

Changing Location

24 Apr

There are endless places to go in the world, and unlimited things to see. We can choose any destination and then do what is needed to get there. All options are possible but we won’t go anywhere until we decide to move. We are where we are, and if we don’t like a particular location, we don’t have to stay there. Our lives belong to us and we have control over every decision we make. If we’re unhappy or feel unfulfilled, it’s up to us to do what is needed to change. We never have to continue to tolerate a situation simply because that’s where we are. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us in place against our will, but we must decide if we’re ready to move. Change won’t just happen because we’re thinking about it. Even if we’re unhappy, life won’t simply provide something new for us. We can move or we can stay in the same situation indefinitely. Going someplace new requires effort and there are no guarantees things will work out the way we want them to. The road ahead may be easy and we might get to a new location quickly and with few problems, or it might be hard with lots of complications and twists and turns. There is no way to know in advance how hard it will be and if that’s enough to keep us in place, we can stay where we are. But if we want something different, and are ready to do what is necessary to change our situation, nothing is out of reach and the whole world is possible. We can change anything in our lives, and reach every goal ahead.

It’s very uncomfortable to hear someone continually complain about their situation or where they are in life, and do nothing to change it. We will all face times when we end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Getting there is not the end of the road or the end of the journey. We may have to wait until our situation allows us to move, but as soon as the opportunity arises, we can step away and advance toward the destinations we desire. Life is fluid and nothing is permanent. It may take planning, and we may have to work to achieve the changes we desire, but everything is possible, and we can have the lives we want the most.

Nobody can read the future, and we never know what tomorrow will bring. However, one thing is certain – if we do nothing it’s unlikely our lives will dramatically change. Standing around complaining about our lot in life may bring us temporary relief from an uncomfortable situation, but will do nothing to make things better. Our lives are an incredible blessing. We can decide what we want and then do what is needed to get there. All destinations are possible and nothing is too far to achieve. We are strong and capable, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re frustrated with where you are and want a change but have been unsure about moving forward, trust yourself. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you. Decide what you want and where you want to go. Every destination and goal are possible. You are amazing and have everything you need to get the life you want. Step forward with clarity and confidence. Every blessing is already there for you, and you will have them.