Missing the Boat

18 Mar

There are endless opportunities in life. They come around constantly and if we see them and are in a position to take advantage of them, we can change our direction and aim for a new goal. The trick is looking for them and being ready when they show up. Our lives are often busy and we may have lots of details and responsibilities to attend to and accomplish. We may go here and there, concentrating on the next task on our list and never look up to see what’s around us. It happens. Life is all about change and our situations are constantly in flux. If we want a change and are hoping for something to happen that gives us the opening we need, but we aren’t paying attention, it may come and go and we never even notice. We may miss the boat doing other things. When we realize what’s happened, we might think our chance of success is over. We weren’t ready, we weren’t aware and now the opportunity has passed us by. But life has a way of looping around and missing one chance doesn’t mean the journey is over. There will be another boat. Another possibility will come, and when it does, we can be ready. There will never be only one way to success, or only one road available. We have endless chances to do whatever we desire, and every dream will always be there for us. Once we decide what we want, we can do what is needed to begin toward the goal. We are intelligent, wise and capable, and when we’re ready nothing is out of reach.

If we’ve put something off we’ve wanted for a long time, we may think it’s too late now to try. We might think we’re too old, our lives are settled into a pattern that would be too hard to change, or we aren’t sure we have what it takes or a million other reasons. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do, but if there is something we truly desire, if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours – no matter where we are or what’s happening – we can succeed. It’s never too late to work toward our dreams and create the lives we want the most. We deserve complete happiness and have everything we need to achieve it.

Every culture and society has its norms. There may be pressure for us to stay where we are and continue doing the same things because that’s the way it’s been done over time. Traditions are powerful, but we are in control of our lives. We don’t have to continue on the same roads with everyone else or follow along just to keep the peace. We can design our lives any way we like and achieve any goal we desire. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we can do anything and find great satisfaction.

Today if you’ve missed the chance to do something you desire, do not despair. Nothing stays the same forever and the doors will open for you. Every success is possible and you are capable of accomplishing anything. Keep your eyes on the goal and step forward, sure and confident. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and you can make your dreams come true.

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