What Counts

6 May

Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we want. There are endless goals we can achieve and with determination and focus, we can accomplish anything we desire. Some goals are easy and we get them done quickly, but others are harder and we may suffer many setbacks as we try to push ahead. Losing weight is one example. All we have to do is eat less and exercise more. Simple right? It sounds easy enough but we may discover pretty quickly that what seems easy on paper is harder to do in real life. How about managing our time more effectively? That’s a cinch. We just have to be more realistic when we set up our schedules and stay away from anything that distracts us from the task at hand. We may clearly understand the concepts of reaching our goal, but putting them into practice may take more effort and focus than we might imagine. It’s easy to understand what we need to do to change our personal behaviors, but change takes practice and time. We’ve carefully carved a nice clean road going the way we used to do things. Moving in a new direction means cutting a new path and then walking on it again and again until it becomes ours. Big changes may take longer than we expect, and after yet another detour we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. But every step we take in the right direction matters. Every single time we choose to stay on course is success, and every success counts. We are successful every moment we don’t quit. It’s great to reach a big goal, but each step forward before we get there is a win. We can do anything. We are stronger and more powerful than we know, and every dream is possible.

When we want to do something new, we may try to learn everything about it we can before we begin. Knowledge is power, but knowledge does not predict how we’ll manage the changes ahead. Some roads may be far harder than we imagined, and we may stand confused and overwhelmed at first trying to find our footing. Every goal is possible, but some will be harder and more complex than we know at the beginning. If we’re determined and keep moving forward, we can accomplish anything. We are capable and smart, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Our plans won’t always work out the way we want them to the first time we try. It doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the goal, but only that our first attempt didn’t work out. There are endless roads to every destination. If the first one didn’t move us forward, we can try another, and keep trying until we find the one that works. Every answer is already there for us, and we can always find our way. We can have the lives we desire most, and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve stumbled again trying to get to a goal you desire, don’t give up. You are amazing and capable, and a setback isn’t the end of the road. Every step you take brings success. Decide how you want to proceed, and move forward with confidence. The road ahead is waiting and every goal is possible. Nothing is too far or too difficult for you to reach. Keep going. You will win.

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