Archive | March, 2022

Big Red Line

31 Mar

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go and what we should do. We all have our own personal preferences about everything in our lives. We like some things over others, and pattern our lives in ways that enable us to do what we prefer. There are endless expressions and unlimited varieties all around us. When we want something, we can clearly define what it is, what it looks like, how we’ll get it and thousands of other parameters. If we’re looking for a companion, we can define the traits we like the most and try to find someone who fits them but it’s important not to draw the lines too severely. We can narrow the field all we like, but the more lines we draw and parameters we set, the smaller the group of possibilities will be. If we say we will only date people who are tall and have red hair, and refuse to even consider anyone else, we will eliminate a lot of other potential candidates. If we further add they must work in a specific field, make a defined amount of money, drive a certain type of car, and dress in ways we find attractive, we may specify ourselves right out of success. It’s good to know what we want, but if we keep our options open and allow a wide scope, we have a better chance at finding what we want. Sometimes the perfect situation is completely different than we imagined it would be. By keeping our minds open to all possibilities, we can achieve anything we desire. Every success is possible in every arena of our lives. We have what we need to find them, and with clarity and patience, we will reach them all.

When we’re facing a big decision and look at all the options before us, we may quickly discard some because we don’t like them, or they look too hard to manage. The first look at something can never tell us all the facts. New and uncharted roads may seem daunting at first, but if we take one step closer, and then another, we may find what looked impossible at first is within reach. Throwing ideas away before we find out what they have to offer may keep us from the best roads ahead. We are intelligent and highly capable. There isn’t anything we can’t understand and manage.

The past can never predict the future. If we’ve had a bad experience with something we might avoid anything that looks like it or reminds us of it as we move forward. Life isn’t a record that repeats over and over again. We need not limit anything because of a previous loss. One failure cannot keep us from success. It doesn’t matter what happened before, everything is still possible. Each day brings new opportunities for success, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been drawing a big red line around things you will not do, think about expanding your vision. You are incredibly capable and powerful, and nothing is too difficult or complex for you to understand. Be open to new ideas, and courageously step forward. The world is full of possibilities and everything is on the table. Every success is there for you. Keep your eyes open and they will all be yours.

Skate Shoes

30 Mar

There are lots of people on the earth, and all around us. As we interact with them, we get to know them, what they’re like, what they do well, how they respond and a thousand other cues that help us communicate effectively with them. Most people are polite and try to do their best, but there are always some who are ready to cheat or find ways to manipulate us and the situations we’re in. It’s like that one person on the team project who does nothing. They don’t prepare anything and skip the meetings, but when it’s time to present, they show up and take credit for what’s been done. They don’t want to work so they skate through on the efforts of others, and many times, they may get away with it. When we figure out who they are we may do everything we can to avoid them, and it’s frustrating and difficult if we have to deal with them. It’s unethical and dishonest to skip out and then take credit for things we haven’t done, but those who do it don’t really care about ethics or honesty. They just want the glory, and will take it any way they can. We can speak up and point out what’s going on and hope that will make a difference, and it might, or it might not. The best we can do is deal with what we have, be the best we can be, and continue forward toward our goals despite the annoyance. We know what we want, and there isn’t anything or anyone who can keep us from it. By keeping our eyes trained on the road ahead, with determination and confidence we will reach every success.

Life can be complex and we may face some seriously troublesome times. When things are going wrong and it feels like nothing is working out, we may be tempted to throw up our hands in despair, surrender to defeat and walk away letting someone else handle it. We can do anything we like, and if the goal is too hard right now, we can set it aside until things change, but we never have to give up. Nothing is permanent, and no matter what’s going on now, or where we are, everything will eventually change. If we keep our options open and our watch carefully, we’ll be ready when the door opens ahead.

Some people are frankly lazy. They want to move ahead but they don’t want to work. They want to achieve their goals, but they don’t really want to do anything to make that happen. When they have assignments they need to address, they may lean on those around them, and try to push them off so they skate on through to something they want to do. We’re in control of our lives, and unless someone is in authority over us, never have to take on anything we don’t want. We always have the power to say no, and can continue forward focusing on the goals we’ve set for ourselves.

Today if you’re dealing with a troublesome situation, remember all the times you’ve faced challenges in the past and succeeded. You are wiser and more powerful than you think you are. All the answers are there for you and you have everything you need to move forward. Be confident and trust yourself. Step forward toward the goal. You are capable of amazing success and nothing can hold you in place. The whole world is there for you and you will win.

Big Stretch

29 Mar

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences. There are endless places to go, things to see, and unlimited opportunities. The possibilities for change are constant, and no matter where we are or what’s going on, there is always the chance to try something new. If we’re in a situation where we must sit quietly for a long period of time, we may begin to feel cramped and need to get up and stretch. Reaching up and down and turning from side to side can loosen us up and make things more comfortable. In our lives, if we’ve been doing the same things for a while, we may begin to feel the same. We might feel stuck and stagnant, and want something new. We can look around at all the possibilities, and then reach for something that takes us to a new horizon and opens our vision a little wider. Although it’s easy to stay where we are, if we stretch just a little and reach for a new destination, we will learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Some roads will be easy and the journey to the goal may fly by quickly, but others may be harder, and involve complications and detours. The world is a huge place filled with possibilities and the bigger the stretch, the further we’ll go. As we move forward, our understanding will deepen and we’ll be enriched by new experiences. Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we desire. We can reach for and obtain goals far from where we are now. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will find great satisfaction and success. Nothing is out of reach, and we will prevail.

When we’ve been working hard and our muscles are tired, stretching may be uncomfortable at first. Lighting up tender areas by gently pulling them further may bring momentary discomfort but as we continue, everything will warm and become more limber. The same is true in our lives. When we first step away from routine and start on a course toward something new, we may encounter things that are complicated and unsettling. Nobody knows everything and as we face new situations, new problems will likely arise. But we are intelligent and completely capable of managing whatever comes. Every road is possible and when we’re ready, we can reach any destination we desire.

Change is constant and we are continually changing as we live and go through different experiences. What we wanted last year may be forgotten. Where we are now is what counts, and if we’re not exactly where we want to be, we can do what is needed to change direction. It takes courage to step onto a new road and head toward a new destination, but our lives belong to us and our happiness is important. We can start a new journey at any time, and move toward any goal. Everything is possible and with determination and focus, we can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re ready for something new, but the journey to get there looks difficult and long, trust yourself. Look ahead and reach for the goal. Stretch your thinking and determination. You are amazing and more powerful than you think you are. Nothing is out of reach. Every single destination is waiting and you already have everything you need to reach them. Be confident. There is great success ahead, waiting for you. Step forward and claim it.

You Take It

25 Mar

We share the world with billions of other people, and although we won’t meet even a tiny fraction of them, there are often people around us much of the time. They pass us on the street, work for us and with us, we have friends, family members, acquaintances and others. Unless we live alone and stay inside, we’re likely going to run into someone. Everyone has their ideas about life and what they will do. Nobody gets a free pass, and we’re all going to face trouble and challenges at some point. Some people are very confident and rarely get flustered even when things are going wrong, but others may struggle and find it hard to manage even the smallest problems. If we are close to them and they rely on us, and they are easily overwhelmed, they may try to push their problems off on us. They might simply hand them over, and say “Here, you take care of it,” and walk away. If they are in a position of authority over us, we may have no choice but to do as they ask. But if we’re on a level field, we never have to take on what isn’t ours. They may try to hand whatever they don’t want off onto us, but we never have to accept it. We all have enough personal crap to manage, and complicating our own lives by trying to manage someone else’s will never lead us to success. We can listen when others complain, and offer any advice that might help, and then leave them to it. If they don’t take care of business, it’ll be their mess to clean up. Our lives are important and we deserve complete happiness. By taking care of ourselves, and doing what is needed to reach our own personal goals, we will find great satisfaction and peace. Life is what we make it and by being wise and clear about what is ours and what we will do, we will reach every destination and find great success.

It’s good to be helpful and offer assistance when we can. We can give guidance and help others when needed. It’s noble to sacrifice ourselves for those around us, but it isn’t selfish to be sure we take care of our personal needs first. There is nothing to be gained if we give up all our time to someone else and neglect our own journeys. Our lives are our responsibility and we can be wise and do what we can without breaking the bank. We can find the right balance between giving and taking, and reach every goal.

Nobody wants to suffer or go through hard times. When we’re facing a very difficult situation and we don’t know what to do, we don’t have to surrender and try to hide. Even the most complex problems have solutions, and there isn’t anything we can’t figure out. By taking our time and looking at every possible option, we will find the answers we need. We are stronger and more capable than we think we are, and nothing can hold us down when we want to move. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we can overcome anything and win.

Today be confident and trust yourself. Remember what is yours, and let others manage their own. Be kind and caring, and move forward with confidence and clarity. You are amazing and capable, and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. Every single goal is possible and nothing can hold you in place. There is great success just ahead and you will reach it.

Breaking Through It

24 Mar

Our lives are often busy and we never know what we’ll face each day. Our plans may change, the road we’re on may get blocked, someone might step in the way, or any of a million complications may arise. There’s a lot going on much of the time, and if we’re concentrating on getting our chores, responsibilities, meetings and other commitments done, the time may fly by without notice. It’s hard to think about our personal goals when others are relying on us to take care of things, and we have a lot of distractions. We may have a job where we can set “office hours,” times when our door is open and others may interrupt us. It may be understood that outside of those defined periods, we are not to be bothered. It’s very convenient to be able to define when distractions may interfere, but in the real world, there are no such restrictions. Things happen, we get turned around or bumped off course, and it may be a long while before we can reset and start again. It’s important to take care of our needs and responsibilities, but our personal goals are also important. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we are always in control of our lives. We can manage our time in ways that allows us to get things done, but gives us time for ourselves. We can break through all the noise and activity, and find respite and contemplation. It doesn’t have to be a long time, but it needs to be dedicated to ourselves to ensure we’re moving toward what we desire most and are doing what we need to be happy. We can be loving and caring and give to others, but we are the most important person in our lives. If we’re not happy, nothing else is going to work. By making ourselves a priority and taking the time we need, we will find great peace and satisfaction. Every goal is possible, and with patience and clarity, we can have the lives we want the most.

Fear is a powerful emotion. If we let it, it may hold us in place and keep us from our dreams. How we think will often predict what will happen. If we want something but are afraid we can’t achieve it, it’s likely we will never succeed. Nobody knows everything and it can be intimidating to step onto a new road when we have no idea how it will go. But as the saying goes, “Fortune favors the bold,” and if we trust ourselves, and push ahead despite our uncertainty, odds are we’ll win. We have all the courage we need to do whatever we desire. We can break through any doubt, and find great success.

Routines and patterns may be deeply ingrained in our lives. If we’ve been doing the same things for a long time it may be daunting to think about changing things up. We know where we are, we know all the players and we know what to expect. But the whole world is there for us and limiting our experience simply out of habit will never take us where we most want to go. Every single dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing is out of reach.

Today remember you are the most important person in your life and you deserve complete happiness. Take the time you need to think about what you want the most and make a plan to achieve it. There is greatness and power in you and nothing is out of reach. Dream big and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and every success is possible. Move ahead and they will all be yours.