Archive | June, 2021

Too Late

29 Jun

Life is full of experiences, challenges, decisions, and endless change. We are in control and can design our lives any way we like, but in order to get the lives we want, we have to purposely choose the roads we’ll travel and what we’ll do. It takes effort and focus to choose the roads we most desire, and there might be times when we get caught up in routine and simply continue on without any thought or concern about where we’ll end up. It’s easy to let monotony and sameness rule our decisions and we might find ourselves coasting along year after year without any plan. As time passes, it’s easy to continue in the same patterns and we may discover one day, to our amazement, that serious time has elapsed and we still haven’t achieved the goals we want. If we’ve settled into doing the same things for a long time, we might think it’s too late to change. We’ve missed the window of opportunity and now, like it or not, we’re stuck and cannot move. We might believe life has passed us by and we can no longer think about achieving the goals we set aside so long ago. Nothing can stop time from passing, but the passage of time does not determine what we can achieve. No matter where we are, how old we are, how long we’ve been in the same place or doing the same things, change is possible. There will never be a time when all doors will be closed and we are unable to move. The chance for success will always be there for us, and if we want something different, we can do what is necessary to get it. We will never be frozen in place. Every opportunity will still be there and when we’re ready to move, we can reach it. All our dreams are waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Some people have ideas about what is appropriate at certain ages in life. If they are used to seeing us in a certain way doing specific things and we’ve decided to change our situation, they may not approve. They may question why we want to upset the apple cart when everything is going fine. Why do we have to change what works for them? Our lives belong solely to us and we don’t need approval or permission to do anything we desire. If we want something different, we can have it. We never have to stand in place if we’re ready to move. It’s all up to us. We can achieve our greatest goals, and find complete happiness.

Every new experience teaches us something, and helps us decide how we want to proceed. What was important to us last year may mean nothing now. We learn as we go, and change is constant. As we gain more information our desires clarify, and as we move forward, we decide how we’ll proceed. There is no such thing as fate. We decide what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and what our future will be. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to achieve anything we desire.

Today if you want something new but aren’t sure, remember you are in control of your life. It is never too late, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want the most and make a plan to move forward. Every dream is still there for you. Be confident and focused, and nothing can keep you from success.

Staying In

28 Jun

Life is full of opportunities and options. We can do anything we like, and can focus on what we want the most. Nobody gets everything for free, and our goals won’t come to us without effort. We must work for what we want and pave our own roads forward. Sometimes things will go well and we’ll advance and move ahead without much discomfort. Other times we may face serious complications. If the road is complex and difficult, we may take a wrong turn and go a long way in the wrong direction before we realize it. Once we discover the error, we can do what is necessary to correct our course, and continue on. Cross country races are hard to run. There are lots of obstacles that may get in the way, hills to climb, roads to cross and dozens of things may go wrong. We might twist our ankle on a pothole, or fall and scrape the skin off our legs. As we stand bloody, and wounded, we might consider stopping. It may feel the race is harder than we can manage. But no matter what has happened or what lies ahead, we will have the reserves we need to succeed. We can stand back up, wipe the sweat and muck away, and push ahead. Falling doesn’t end the journey. If we fall again, we can rise once more. Others may pass us and we may lag behind, but we don’t have to be first across the finish line to accomplish the goal. There is only failure if we quit. If we stay in the race we will get to the destination and reach success. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. Some things will be easy, but others will test us, and push us to our limits. If we keep our eyes focused on the goal, nothing will prevent us from reaching it. The whole world is there for us and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We already have all the courage and wisdom we need to go anywhere and do anything. By trusting ourselves, and continuing forward no matter what happens, we will succeed.

Everyone has their own ideas about how they think life should go. We may make plans to accomplish something that’s important to us, only to discover that accomplishing it will take far more time and effort than we imagined in the beginning. We can always change our plans if we don’t want to go through what is required to get to the goal, but if it’s important and we want it, it doesn’t matter how hard it will be to achieve it. We can set our focus on the road ahead and begin. When complications arise, we can find our way through them. If problems come up, we will solve them. We are capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Our lives are ours to design. If we want to take the easy road, and just accept what comes our way, we can. We can just follow along and sit in the back seat. But if we want the lives we dream of, we can make a plan to achieve what we want the most, and push ahead until we reach it. Our personal happiness is our own responsibility. The world isn’t going to create the perfect life for us, but with persistence and attention, we can create it for ourselves.

Today if the road is long and rocky, and you’ve fallen and aren’t sure you can succeed, decide what you want the most. You are more powerful than you think you are, and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong and step ahead. Every dream is there for you, and you will make them yours.

Leaving With Grace

25 Jun

Life is full of ups and downs. Everyday brings us something new and we never know what will come next. Sometimes all our plans go well and we make good, strong connections that pave the road ahead and help us reach our goals. Other times, despite our best efforts, things go awry and we face changes we didn’t plan on. Relationships end, jobs change, people leave, and roads turn. There will be times when we must walk away and start in a new direction. Nothing is permanent and life is unpredictable. If the change takes us by surprise and we are heartbroken, we may feel angry that we can’t have what we thought was there for us. It’s normal to be upset when what we desire and plan on is no longer possible. We can scream and shout, belittle others who are involved, stamp our feet and slam all the doors, but that will not change our new reality. Serious disappointments are hard to navigate and we may give into every immature and vicious emotion possible, and that may make us feel better for a while, but it will only delay the inevitable realization that we are powerless over the change we must face. Instead of giving in to our most base instincts and lashing out at whomever or whatever has caused our discomfort, we can stop and step back. We can stand still and quiet for a moment and give ourselves time to adjust to what’s happened. There is great courage and stamina within us all, and if we take a moment to breathe, we will be able to manage what’s happened and see our way forward. We may have to leave where we are, and we may be unhappy and unsettled, but by trusting ourselves and remembering who we are, we can leave with grace. Nothing is more powerful or gives us more strength than self-control in times of great discomfort. Everything may have come apart, and the bottom may may fall out of all our plans, but the world hasn’t ended. We are still here, and can still succeed. Nothing is strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely and keep us from our goals. No matter what’s happened, our dreams are still possible, and with determination and patience, we will reach them all.

Everyone has an idea of how their lives should go. We can make all kinds of plans and chart our course ahead, and everything may go well, or we may be stopped in our tracks. Nothing is guaranteed and even if we’re sure we’re on the right road, things may change and we may get turned around and end up going in the opposite direction. Decisions may be made we have no control over that impact us negatively, or someone may enter the picture who takes over and changes our trajectory. A lot can happen, but nothing can keep us from moving ahead. We can adjust our plans, and step forward in a new direction and still reach success.

There is greatness in all of us. When things go wrong, and everything turns, even if we are upset and unsettled, we can trust we will find our way forward. By honoring our personal nobility, we can step away from any situation with grace and patience, and decide how we want to proceed. There will never be anything so difficult and complex that we can’t find our way through. We can trust ourselves to uncover all the answers we need, and step forward sure of success.

Today if your situation has changed and you must start again, if you feel overwhelmed and defeated, be confident. You have overcome many difficult and challenging times, and already possess everything you need to find your way forward. Nothing has changed. Your dreams are still there waiting. Stand tall and step forward. There is great success just ahead, and you will reach it.

Forever Wrong

24 Jun

Life is full of challenges and complications. Although we may feel confident about the roads we’re choosing, we share the world with lots of other people and they may have an impact on our decisions and outcomes. Everyone tries hard to live well and make good choices, but sometimes we don’t get all the facts we need, or may be influenced by someone else to choose something that goes wrong. When we make a bad decision, even if others were involved, we might find ourselves standing alone taking the blame. It’s uncomfortable to discover we got bad advice and took a wrong turn, but that doesn’t mean we are destined to be forever wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Doing what doesn’t work teaches us what does. There isn’t a handbook for life that tells us to watch out for certain people or be extra cautious about upcoming decisions. We take things as they come and do the best we can. We’ll never get everything right every time, but if we get as many facts as possible beforehand, and take the time to see everything clearly, we have a better shot at success. Mistakes happen and although they may be unpleasant, they cannot doom us to a life of endless misery and woe. We are intelligent and capable, and no matter what’s happened we can find our way forward to success. A wrong turn doesn’t end the journey. The road will still be there and we can always find a way around any complication that arises. Every answer we need will be available and we will find them all. We learn what works by trial and error. Sometimes we’ll get everything right from the beginning. Other times we may falter and stumble, but nothing can hold us down forever, and we can get back up and try again. Success will be there for us even if we take the long way around. There is greatness in us, and sufficient wisdom and intelligence to do anything and go anywhere. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, we will find our way forward, and reach success.

Some people are great about giving advice. They may instruct us and tell us how we should proceed, even if they’ve never traveled the road before. It’s easy to advise someone else when your neck isn’t on the line. If things go wrong, they won’t be anywhere near the disaster and can deny their involvement. It’s good to seek advice if we need help, but after everyone has given their opinion, we can trust ourselves to choose what will work best, and move ahead according to our own personal inspiration.

We already know what we want to do. The roads we travel are ours to choose, and others may disagree and try to influence us to follow them instead of taking our own path. Our lives belong to us and nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know where we want to go, and have everything we need to reach any destination we desire. Following someone else will never take us where we want to go. We can be confident we know what we want, and move toward our goals with clarity, sure of success.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and feel like you’ll never be right again, remember all the times you’ve succeeded already. You are amazing and capable, and have everything you need to do anything you want. Trust yourself and be confident. The world is full of opportunities for success, and you will make them yours.

Outcomes

22 Jun

We are always in control of our lives. We can do anything we like and go anywhere we choose. Every option is available and we can design our lives in ways that bring us satisfaction and happiness. We can’t control what the world brings us or what other people do, but our decisions are ours and we can choose how we’ll manage whatever comes and what we’ll do. Sometimes we may feel unsettled where we are and desire something different. Choosing a new road is always possible, but our lives will never change if we continue to do the same things. Change requires effort and it’s impossible to go anywhere new if we stay on the same road. If we want something different, we must do something different to get it. Routines are easy and comfortable. We can stick with the same behaviors and do the same things for as long as we want, but if we do, nothing will change. If we want something more, we will have to change what we’re doing to get it. Every decision has a result and if we’re not getting the outcomes we’re seeking, we can chart a new course. Some goals and destinations require little effort and we can achieve them easily, but others may be difficult and require a lot of planning and time. All goals are possible but they might not be possible right now. If we want to change something, but can’t do what is needed to achieve it at this time, we can set it aside until our situation changes and we can begin. Every single destination is possible. Nothing is out of reach, but big changes require determination and focus. We can have the lives we dream about but they aren’t going to just appear because we’re nice people, and desire them. Nobody gets a free ride. Everyone must work for what they want. We have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. We need only decide what we desire most, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. All our dreams can come true and we can find complete happiness. It’s all up to us.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go and what we should do. Some people like a very small life where they don’t have to venture beyond what is known and comfortable. If we share our ideas with them about doing something new, they may feel uncomfortable because it’s not something they would do, and try to dissuade us. They may worry that a new situation for us may change our dynamic with them. We can listen to their objections and suggestions, but we don’t need approval to do anything we desire. Our lives belong to us and with focus and persistence, we can have the lives we dream of.

We may face a situation where we’ve been working hard to accomplish something, only to discover it isn’t what we want after all. It might seem we’ve wasted our time trying to reach a goal we don’t want, but every experience gives us something of value. We can never see the end of the road from the beginning, and as we near the destination, we may change our minds. Learning what doesn’t work isn’t wasted time. It’s valuable information that will help us as we move forward. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to do anything we desire. Everything is possible, and we will win.

Today if you want something new but aren’t sure you can accomplish it, trust yourself. You are stronger and more capable than you imagine. Nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Be confident and step forward with determination and clarity. Every goal is possible and you will reach success.