Archive | April, 2022

Gonna Do It

21 Apr

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. We decide where we’ll live, what we’ll do, where we’ll go and endless others. Some are inconsequential and our choices don’t impact us much, but others are more serious and have lasting consequences. If there is something we want to do, we may talk about it, think about it, make all kinds of plans to do it and dream about how our lives will be once we’ve accomplished it. Thinking, and talking and planning are all important, and it’s fun to dream, but nothing will ever change until we purposely start doing what is necessary to make the goal a reality. They say talk is cheap and that’s true. We can talk about what we’re gonna do, where we’re gonna go, and share endless dreams with those around us. We can think of a dozen ways to get the job done, and plan indefinitely. There is no hurry to reach success, but until we actually start moving forward toward the destinations we most desire, we’ll remain exactly where we are. Some things are hard to do and some goals will take a lot of time and effort to achieve. If what we want is difficult to accomplish, and will take a lot of energy and focus, we may need to wait until we have the time and freedom to make it ours. Everything is possible and when we’re ready, nothing is out of reach. We can trust ourselves to find the best roads ahead, and reach every destination.

We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning. We may start toward something new only to discover the road ahead is more complicated and difficult than we imagined. If the journey will be harder and more arduous than we thought, we can step back and decide how we want to proceed. The goal will be there for us, and we can plan the best time to move forward. Success will always be possible, and with determination and focus we will make it ours.

Some people talk about a lot of things they plan to do. They tell us where they’re going to go, how their lives will change and endless other tales about how things will be once they accomplish their big plan. Wishing and hoping and dreaming are one thing. Doing what is needed to change our lives is something else. We are wise and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every dream is possible and we can make them ours.

Today if you’re been dreaming about something you desire, and planning on how you’ll make it yours, take the first step. Begin your journey today. There is no need to wait for everything to fall in place perfectly. You are smart and capable, and can do anything you want. Be confident and step forward. Every single destination is possible, and you will make them yours.

Broken Apart

19 Apr

Everyone wants an easy life filled with fun, and smooth sailing. We all love the good times when everything goes well and we have no worries or concerns. When nothing is too hard or overwhelming and the sun is shining on us, we feel invigorated and happy. But life isn’t constant and nothing stays the same forever. There are always things going on we can’t see or anticipate, and trouble eventually comes to us all. There may be something that is so painful and extreme, what we have to face may make us feel broken inside and unable to stand. There’s so much heartache and distress, we may think we can’t survive. Our strength may be pushed to the limit, our patience may fade, and we may be exhausted trying to get through. If there is no end in sight, and the road forward seems endless, we may be sure of defeat and think of simply surrendering and giving up. A broken bone cannot tolerate any weight. It will hang useless and dangling. But if we correct its alignment and build a cast around it for support, in time it will heal, and thereafter be even stronger than it was before the break. We are the same way. Hard times will come and we will surely be tested, sometimes beyond what we believe we can tolerate. But with faith and determination, we can hold things steady, learning as we go and gaining the tools we need to correct the situation and continue forward. All the lessons we learn as we heal will go forward with us, making us stronger and wiser. Being broken apart is difficult and painful, but we have everything we need to find every answer and prevail. Nothing can hold us in place forever. We are strong and powerful, and every success is there for us.

Some problems take a long time to resolve. They may take years to process, and we feel the weight of them at every moment. We will find all the answers we need, but they won’t all come right away. We can take things one step at a time, unraveling one piece, and then move on to the next. It’s like eating an elephant – it can’t be done all at once. It’s hard to be patient when there are lots of complications and details that make our journey slow and arduous, but every goal is possible. By keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, with patience and clarity, we will prevail.

If there’s something about ourselves we’ve tried over and over to change – we want to lose weight, or be more patient, or let go of a bad habit – and still we hold onto it, we may begin to believe we cannot succeed. We may think there’s something inside us that’s broken we can’t fix. That will never be true. We’re in control of our lives, and when we’re ready, nothing can keep us from success. Once we decide what we want the most, we can step forward with confidence and do what is necessary to make it ours.

Today if you feel broken apart because of something you’re facing or a situation you don’t think you can manage, trust yourself. You are far stronger and more powerful than you think you are. There isn’t anything you can’t handle. Be confident and sure of success. There is greatness in you and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Everything is possible and all your dreams are waiting. Step forward and claim them.

Opening A Window

15 Apr

Life is long and filled with all kinds of experiences. We never know what will happen next or how things will develop. Sometimes we sail along with hardly a care or worry, and other times we may feel beset by trouble and turmoil. Things may go wrong because of decisions we’ve made or the decisions or actions of someone else. And sometimes crap just happens. When we’re struggling, if we get overwhelmed with stress and complications, and have been pushing hard for a long time, we may tire and begin to feel hopeless. It may seem like nothing we do changes anything and there is no end to the grief and despair. We may be convinced this is it, this is as good as it’s ever going to be and our lives are ruined. Once we lose hope in any chance of change, we may give up and surrender to our darkest fears and emotions. If we’re in a dark, stuffy room, it can feel like there is no air. But if we open a window, the cool air will stream through, and refresh and lift us. Hard times come to us all but no matter how bad the situation seems, there will always be hope. We can open a window in our hearts, trust in ourselves, and be sure that nothing will overcome us and hold us down forever. The situation may be dire, and we may be consumed with concern, but change is constant and cannot be held back. Tomorrow will come, the sun will rise and in time, however long that takes, things will improve. We will learn to adjust and overcome whatever we must to find peace again. Happiness and success will always be possible. We are wise and strong, and can do what is needed to get through and reach them both.

Running a marathon is hard. It takes lots of training, endurance and stamina. Sometimes it may seem we’re running a marathon in our lives. Lots of things are trying us and we may have to push hard against obstacles to make any headway. Just when we think we can see the finish line, things change and there are miles yet to go. Big, intense trials are hard to get through. They test our patience, our strength, and sometimes our sanity. But we are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and every answer we need is always there for us. By taking things one step at a time and keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will prevail.

If we must face a difficult health situation, a sudden unexpected death of a loved one, an unforeseen loss of a job, or a dozen other difficult scenarios, we may be stunned and stopped in our tracks. At first we may feel lost about our next steps. What do we do now? How can we face this? It may seem there is no way to survive, but that will never be true. There will always be a way ahead. We can stop and stand still, and take time to determine how we want to proceed. We are powerful and highly capable, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with worry and trouble, and it seems nothing you do moves you forward, remember all the times you’ve already overcome serious and difficult challenges. You are wise and powerful, and even if the road is long and hard, you will prevail. Nothing can keep you from moving ahead, and every destination is still there for you. Be confident and stand strong. Every dream is waiting, and you will reach them all.

Cart First

13 Apr

Nature is amazing and orderly. Everything happens at the right time. Fall never comes just before summer, harvests don’t come in winter, and the sun doesn’t rise at night. There is timeliness and order to everything. We can count on this to continue and often predict what will come next. Our lives are ours to design, and since we have free will, can do anything we like. There is no set schedule for when things must happen, and timing doesn’t count for a lot of things. But there are some that may bring us hardship if we do them out of order. If we buy a car before we have the money to make the payments, we will struggle. If we take a job we’re unprepared for we may go down in flames. If we attempt an advanced course before taking the pre-requisites, we may fail. It’s like the old saying about putting the cart before the horse. If the horse isn’t in the front, it can’t pull the cart, and so we’re stuck. There are all kinds of ways to succeed at what we want to accomplish, and if we skip the preparation, or try to jump ahead, we might get there, but we won’t have all the tools we could have acquired along the way. We are intelligent and can see what is needed to reach success. Doing things in order will help pave the road ahead. Every goal is possible, and we can achieve anything we desire if we’re mindful and focus on what is required to win. We have all the wisdom we need to reach any destination.

Life is full of complications and unforeseen developments, and will bring us lots of challenges. Even if we make every single decision perfectly, there will still be tangles and trouble from time to time. There are lots of forces and people we may be unaware of who may be doing things that make our journey more difficult. We can’t control what life will bring us but we can control what we do. By taking our time and clearly looking at all the options possible before making a decision, we can move forward more easily and reach success.

Everyone wants to get to their goals with as little hassle as possible. We all want to lose ten pounds yesterday, or get that promotion we think we deserve immediately. Nothing worth having comes without effort. Wishing and hoping and dreaming of how things could be is just a distraction. Once we decide what we want, we can determine what is needed to make it ours, and then step forward to accomplish it. We are strong and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Every dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

Today think about putting things in order. Decide what you want and make a plan to achieve it. You are incredibly capable and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Stand strong and step forward with wisdom and focus. There is great success ahead just waiting for you. Be confident. You will win.

Changing Them

12 Apr

We meet all kinds of people as we go through our lives. With some we build strong relationships and connections, others are co-workers and acquaintances, and there are some we just wave to in passing. There may be a time when we meet someone and are instantly captivated by them. Maybe it’s the way they look, or there is undeniable chemistry between us. Infatuation can be intense and if we’re under the spell, we may lose all sense of restraint and normalcy. There may be an extreme desire to abandon all caution and do anything to get closer. But first impressions can never tell us everything, and as we interact and spend time together, issues may arise that under normal circumstances may send us packing. If we’re entranced, we may think they don’t matter, we can do what is needed to change the other person so it won’t be an issue. We may believe that by spending more time with them, even marrying them, they will change and the problems will go away. Thinking we can change anyone else for any reason is a recipe for disaster. We’re all entitled to live our lives any way we choose, and the odds that we’ll be able to alter someone’s personality in ways that work better for us are slim to none. We are who we are, and although change is always possible, it must come from inside us and the desire to change must be great. No relationship is perfect, but if we’re willing to accept others for who they are instead of trying to change them, we have the best chance of success. We all have a lot to offer, but our gifts are different and varied. Looking at everything objectively and realistically will help us decide how best to proceed. We deserve complete happiness, and by being open and seeing things clearly, we will achieve it.

Love means different things to different people. To some it means we will do everything for them and change our lives to fit their model. They may tell us that if we love them, we’ll do as they ask. We’ll change the way we look, or how we act, or what we like, or a million other details. Loving someone doesn’t mean we give up who we are. We are unique and valuable and have individual gifts to offer nobody else can give. We never have to acquiesce to ideas we don’t want or that take us from who we really are. If the relationship requires more than we want to give, we can step away and move in a new direction.

Rushing into a relationship rarely leads to long term satisfaction. Getting to know someone takes time. Learning how we relate to one another and what works takes focus and effort. Running fast into the wind will definitely take us somewhere, but if we can’t clearly see where we’re headed, we probably won’t end up where we wanted to go. We can have rich, fulfilling relationships if we take things one step at a time. Our lives are important, and we deserve every good gift. Being thoughtful and wise, we will find great success.

Today if you’ve been captivated by someone and can’t get them out of your mind, stand still and think about how you want to proceed. Take the time you need to really know them, and then choose your next steps forward. You are amazing and have so much to offer. Everything you desire is possible, and with wisdom and patience, they will be yours.