Archive | June, 2020

Saying It Louder

30 Jun

We all have our own ideas about life and how it should go. We’re clear on what we want and know where we want to go. If we feel strongly about a situation or choice before us and we want others to follow our lead, we may press them to listen to us and do what we want. If we’re sure our way is the only right way to proceed, we may pressure and coerce to get those around us to follow us and obey our decision. If they don’t listen, we may tell them again, louder and more forcefully in an effort to get compliance. Everyone gets to make their own decisions and they won’t always be the ones we want. Overpowering them to make them comply might work at the beginning, and they may follow us at first just to keep the peace, but that will never hold them in place permanently. We only have control over our own decisions. Being more insistent and saying something louder doesn’t change the message. What’s important to us, is only important to us. Everyone chooses their own way and sometimes that may be very different from where we’re headed. It’s great to have support for our ideas and choices, but that won’t always be the case. We may have to strike out on our own and carve a new road forward. We are strong enough and wise enough to make excellent choices. We can choose our own way ahead and reach success. We don’t need the agreement or permission of others to choose any journey forward. Nothing is impossible for us to accomplish, and we can set out in any direction we desire. Our lives are ours to design, and we have everything we need to create them any way we want.

Many people are comfortable being in a group and following what others are doing. We can always mimic anyone we like, but we are all individuals, and our true desires are unique to each of us. If we only do what others suggest we may move along just fine, but we won’t be expressing our true selves. We have gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. By trusting ourselves and making choices that reflect who we are and what we want most, we will find great satisfaction. We already know what we want, and can step forward with clarity and confidence that we will achieve it.

Powerful people who are confident and self-directed know what they want, and may not respond well to disagreement or dissent. If we don’t want to follow them, they may try to force us into compliance by speaking louder and stronger, trying to muscle us into submission. If we’re intimidated, we may follow them out of desperation, but our lives belong to us and we decide what we’ll do. We are valuable and important, and our choices are ours alone to make. We can stand strong and choose our own way forward. Nothing can keep us from our goals and we will succeed.

Today if you’re being pressured to do something you don’t want, remember you are important, and your desires are worthwhile. Decide what you want most, and step forward toward the goal. You are more powerful and stronger than you imagine. Every dream is possible, and you can have the life you want the most. Trust yourself. Nothing is too far for you to reach, and you will succeed.

Busy Signal

29 Jun

There’s often a lot going on in our lives. We have jobs, family, homes to manage, details to attend to, people to see, chores to accomplish, and endless unexpected events that arise and cause interruptions and distract us. We can achieve anything we want, but sometimes what we want to do requires us to work with someone else. If we must depend on them to succeed, and they don’t have time for us, we’ll either have to wait or abandon our plans. Some things require careful planning, and if one step isn’t possible, we may have to look at something else. It’s like trying to connect over the telephone. If we really need to talk to someone but get a busy signal when we call them, we’ll have to wait and try again later. In our personal lives, when we can’t get everything together to accomplish something we’re trying to do, it’s like getting a busy signal. Even if we’re ready to move, if we’re stuck due to circumstances beyond our control, we may have to wait and try again later, or make a new plan for moving forward. Life is full of surprises, and we never know what will happen next. If we get stuck because we can’t get everything we need to move ahead, we can set the goal aside for now, and return to it later when everything is available. Getting a busy signal doesn’t mean the goal is unreachable. We don’t have to give up and forget about what we want to accomplish. Change is constant and we will get the chance to try again. Every destination is there for us. If we can’t get there today, we can try again tomorrow. Nothing is out of reach and with determination, and focus, we will achieve success.

It’s good to build strong relationships with others and form connections that help us move forward and bring satisfaction and pleasure to our lives. But good relationships take time and effort. If we constantly push them off and cancel plans to meet, it will be difficult to build a strong connection. Constantly putting off our plans with someone else, will never build the bonds we may desire. We always do what we want to do most, and if the relationship is important, we will invest the time and energy we need to make it strong and rewarding. We know what we want and have everything we need to achieve it. With focus and attention, we can have the lives we desire most.

When someone is important to us, we want to spend time with them. If they are always too busy to see us, or can’t commit to the plans we make, the relationship will suffer. We can only control our own actions, and if neglected, our connection will diminish. Our happiness is important, and we can always move forward in a new direction. There will always be another option and a new road possible. We can reach any goal and find satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you keep getting a busy signal when you try to connect with someone else, look at all the possibilities around you. You are amazing, and we’re all blessed because you’re here. Step forward toward the destination you desire most, and move ahead with confidence. Nothing can hold you in place, and every dream is possible. Success is just ahead, and with determination and clarity, you will reach it.

Standing By

25 Jun

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in our lives, and we can reach any goal we desire. If all the parameters of success are up to us, and we have control over each step forward, it may be easy to reach the goal. But life is complicated, and many times our success depends not only on what we do, but on what’s going on around us, and the decisions being made by others. We’re all more connected than we think we are, and things happening far beyond our reach may prevent us from moving ahead. It’s not easy to wait when we want to move, and it’s hard to be patient when we’ve done all we can and must wait for the situation to change. Standing by and watching others move forward while we stand still can be maddening. If we’ve done all we can, and still are unable to progress, we will have to wait. If it looks like the wait will be long, we can set the goal aside and begin working on something else. We never have to stand in place indefinitely. We can set our sights on something new, and when things change and the road opens up ahead, we can start again, and proceed toward the original goal. Every destination is possible but timing is everything. What we want may not be available to us right now but that doesn’t mean it will never be possible. What’s out of reach at the moment will not be out of reach forever. We can be patient and work on other projects and goals until we are able to gain success. Every option is always there for us, and there are many ways to reach success. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need, and if we must wait, can still proceed forward. All our dreams can be ours, and we can reach every destination we desire.

Sometimes it seems the road ahead is paved and we move forward with few problems, accomplishing the task with little discomfort. Other times, it seems that everything that could possibly hold us in place comes into play and we struggle to make even the tiniest bit of headway. Trouble moving forward doesn’t mean the goal isn’t meant for us or we won’t be able to succeed. Complications give us the chance to learn something new and refine our patience. We can do anything, and already have everything we need to get to any destination. Through wisdom and persistence, we can reach the goal, and have the lives we dream about.

Standing by and waiting for a chance to move forward toward an accomplishment cannot keep us from completing other goals. There are many destinations available to us and if one is locked up now, we can focus on another. Life is long and there is time to achieve the things that are most important to us. We can design our lives any way we like, and with patience and focus, will make our dreams come true.

Today if you’re standing by, waiting for things to change so you can move ahead, look at all the possibilities available. Step toward another goal and actively move forward. Your life belongs to you and every goal is possible. Decide what you want, and take the first step toward it. You are amazing and capable, and nothing is beyond your reach. Success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Obstruction

24 Jun

We live in the world with billions of other people. We’ll never meet them all but there will likely always be someone around us. We all have our own goals and ideas, and are all on different roads. There are unlimited ways to get to any destination, and we choose our own path. Although our journey is ours alone to design, it doesn’t mean while we’re on our way we’ll be alone the entire time. Everyone gets to design their lives any way they like and we may face a time when someone else’s journey causes a disruption in our own. We may be in each other’s way trying to move forward. What we want may be in direct opposition to what they are trying to achieve, and if we must work together, there will be conflict. If we’re sure our plans are best and we’re determined to continue the way we started, it may be hard for us to listen to any other point of view. We can dig in our heels, and refuse to budge, but a stalemate will never move us forward. There is a way around every obstruction we may face. Compromising doesn’t mean we have to give up what we want. We can hear other suggestions for the way forward, and modify our plans to accommodate whatever situation we’re in. We never have to stop our journey indefinitely to allow someone else to complete theirs. It will always be possible to find a solution to any impasse that lets everyone continue forward and helps us reach our goals. We are smart and able to find solutions to any problems we face. By being open to new ideas and listening carefully, we’ll find the answers we need. Success will always be there for us, and we will prevail.

When we drive a car there are rules of the road we must obey. They are designed to help everyone move ahead without causing problems or blockades. We will rarely have the road to ourselves, and it’s important to follow the rules so that everyone can move forward and reach their destination. If we come upon something that blocks our path, trying to ram it out of the way or drive over it may cause us more delay and trouble than simply stopping, and looking for a way around it. The same is true in our personal journeys. We can always find an alternate route to get us to our goal, and overcome any obstacle. Nothing can keep us from success, and we can move forward with clarity and confidence.

Some people may feel they have all the answers and any non-compliance with their ideas is unacceptable. If they have authority over us, we may be compelled to follow their lead, but if not, we can choose our own path. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but that’s all they are – opinions. Nobody has the inside track on anyone else’s life. We know what we want, and where we want to go, and with determination and focus, can reach every goal.

Today if your plans have hit a big roadblock and you can’t move, stop and look at all the possibilities available. There is always a way around any problem we face. Decide how you want to proceed, and continue forward. You are capable of greatness, and nothing can keep you from your goals. Trust yourself and step forward toward success.

The Highest Rung

23 Jun

Life is full of challenges and unexpected developments that complicate our lives and may cause stress and discomfort. Even if we make every decision perfectly, things may go wrong. When we suddenly have to face a serious setback, out of frustration and irritation, we may lose our temper and lash out. “How can this be happening?” we might demand. When we’re carefully measuring our steps moving forward, and focusing on the road ahead, if the bottom suddenly falls away and we’re left stranded trying to find our footing, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. We can scream and yell, and blame those around us, or the situation we’re in, and that might make us feel better, but it will change nothing. We only have control over our own decisions, and the world may butt in and interrupt our plans. Things may go wrong, we may get stopped in our tracks, and the road we were on may disappear, but we can still find the way forward. Reaching for success isn’t always easy. Often the greater the goal we’re striving for, the harder the road will be to get there. When we’re climbing for success, we must reach for highest rung on the ladder. We may slip and fall down a few steps, and if we’re frustrated and tired, we can stay there. But we will only reach success if we continue to climb. It doesn’t matter what gets in the way, we will find the road around it. If we have to wait, the goal will still be there for us. We already possess everything we need to do anything we want. We can be confident and consistent moving forward, and reach any destination we desire.

We can do anything we like and design our lives any way we choose. If we want mediocre lives filled with routine and sameness, it’s easy to achieve. We can settle for whatever comes and be satisfied coasting along. But if we want to experience greatness and strive for the best we can be, we must step away from what is common and comfortable, and reach for something higher. We are far more capable than we realize and nothing is too far away for us to reach. We can aim high, and reach any goal we choose. All options are possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Talking about what we want to achieve may help us clarify where we want to go, but talking won’t move us closer to the goal. Progress forward requires action. We can think about what we want to do, and dream of goals we want to achieve, but we must actually step forward and do what is needed to obtain them. The world is filled with possibilities, and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves and believe in our capacity to overcome any obstacle. By moving ahead with clarity and focus, we can have the lives we desire most.

Today if there’s a goal you want to achieve, make a plan to reach success and start moving forward. You are powerful and capable, and can accomplish anything you desire. Reach for the highest rung on the ladder and claim the prize. Every blessing is there for you, and all your dreams are possible. Step forward with certainty, and you will succeed.