Stepping Away

3 Sep

Our lives are often busy and we have lots of details and responsibilities that need our attention. Some things are easy to check off our lists. We get to them, we get them done, and we move on. But other situations may be messy and tangled up, and require a lot of focus and time. If we’ve been dealing with something for a while, and other things have suffered because our time has been monopolized by this one issue, we may decide it’s not worth it to continue, and choose to let it go and walk away. If the issue is so complicated and keeps changing, resolution may elude us. Everyone has the same amount of time every day, and no matter what we do or how much we want it, we can never add to the total. Once it passes, it’s gone forever. We’re in control of our lives, and if something isn’t working or we get stuck going around in the same circle over and over, we can change our focus and step away. The problem will remain, but our situation is ever changing, and as we do other things we may uncover new ideas and solutions we didn’t see when we were involved initially. We can think about how we want to proceed, and when we’re ready, can revisit the issue again. Stepping away isn’t giving up. We can change direction for a time and do other things, allowing ourselves to think about all the possibilities. We are intelligent and capable, and with focus and time, nothing is beyond our understanding. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need, and move toward success.

Our relationships are important, and when they’re strong and healthy, add great enrichment and benefit to our lives. Some people need a lot of support. They may be continually unsure or afraid of change, and constantly ask us to help them. It’s good to be helpful, but we must all face our own lives and make our own decisions. If someone close to us often insists on leaning on us for help and advice, we may be asked to give up more time than we’re comfortable with. We can’t change anyone else, but we can find ways to assist without negatively impacting our other responsibilities.

Families are important and our connections with them can be very intense. Tradition is powerful and if we’re expected to do things a certain way simply because it’s always been done that way, and we aren’t comfortable following along, we don’t have to continue. We can politely and patiently express our own viewpoint, and then do what we choose. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire. Every road is there for us, and all destinations are possible.

Today if you’ve been caught up in a situation that is taking all your time and energy, and you want something different, step back and decide how you want to proceed. You don’t have to stay anywhere you don’t want to be. Decide what you want the most, and begin the journey forward. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach.

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