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Head Game

18 May

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

There are endless things we can accomplish as we go through our lives. We have goals we want to achieve and places we want to go. The world is a huge place filled with opportunities and we can do whatever we want, anytime we want. Every success is possible if we believe we can achieve it, and nothing is out of reach. Some goals require specific skills and abilities, and if we don’t now possess them, we can make a plan to gain them and move forward with confidence. But skills and abilities will only take us part of the way. We must be convinced we can succeed. If we don’t think we can do something, chances are we won’t be successful. Believing in ourselves and trusting our instincts and abilities will move us forward. If we doubt we have what it takes, and feel insecure and uncertain we can succeed, we may sabotage our own efforts. Constantly questioning ourselves, second guessing our options, and worrying we can’t make it, may can work against us, and prevent us from reaching the goal. There are endless things we can do, but we can’t accomplish anything unless we’re convinced we can succeed. We are capable of doing amazing things. We can stretch beyond what is comfortable and reach for something more. Nothing is too far or too complex for us to figure out. We are intelligent and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every option is there for us, and we can reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions. If we share our plans and goals with them, they may not agree with us. They may tell us we’ll never be able to accomplish the task, it’s too hard, or will take too long. We are all entitled to our own opinions but they only belong to us. They are not rules of behavior for others. We don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire, and we don’t need the belief of others to succeed. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours.

Everything we desire is there for us, but they won’t simply come to us because we want them. Dreaming about the lives we want the most will not make them happen. We must believe our dreams are possible, and then do everything necessary to make them ours. We are highly capable, strong and intelligent. We can do anything. Every destination is there, waiting for us. We can take the first step forward, and then the next, and soon we’ll reach every goal. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and we will have it.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about something you want to do but haven’t begun the journey, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Take the first step. Look ahead and continue forward. Every destination is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. All your dreams are waiting for you, and you will win.

What We Can’t See

12 May

Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and may be astonished by what comes our way. We move forward toward the goals we want to accomplish, and we hope things will go well and there won’t be any hang-ups. Sometimes, we may get to the destination unscathed and happy. But other times things go awry, stuff gets in the way, and we have to back track or even stop for a time. It’s frustrating and if it happens frequently, we may start to doubt our ability to succeed. We may begin to think we’re doomed, that what we can’t see will be disastrous, and every possible complication will happen to keep us from success. We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to know what’s around the next bend. Just because we can’t see what lies ahead, doesn’t mean it’s going to be awful. It may just be wonderful. Some surprises pave the road for us, and benefit us in amazing ways. Not every unknown is bad. The past never predicts the future, and just because things didn’t work out for us in the past doesn’t mean they won’t work out for us ahead. When we’ve had a long run of problems and it seems there is no end of trouble, we may think there’s a stationary black cloud over us and there’s no way to win. Nothing in life is permanent and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change. We can trust that we’ll find our way and the road ahead will clear. Every option is available to us and we have everything we need to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident we’ll prevail and look ahead toward success.

Sometimes it seems like life goes in cycles. Everything moves along fine for a while, and then, bam, it all falls apart and we must face a period of struggle. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are countless others all around us making choices that may impact our plans and keep us from moving forward. We don’t know what we don’t know, and may suddenly face a huge roadblock that holds us in place. It’s not comfortable to stand still when we want to move, but we are intelligent and capable, and can find a way through. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down indefinitely, and no matter what complications arise, we will prevail.

It’s easy to be happy when our plans are working out and we’re moving ahead without any resistance. However, those moments are few and far between. Many times, there will be some push back and problems along the way. There are endless roads to travel, but few of them are smooth and paved. We may have to travel over rocks and ditches, and stumble across endless diversions. Our goals and dreams are important, and if we want them, we can find a way to get them. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined and focused. We already possess everything we need to create the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Today of you’re struggling to get ahead, and it seems the problems are endless, hang on. The very next turn may take you straight to your goal. There are blessings waiting for you on the road ahead. You can’t see them yet, but every success is there for you. Be strong and keep going. Every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

Changing Location

24 Apr

There are endless places to go in the world, and unlimited things to see. We can choose any destination and then do what is needed to get there. All options are possible but we won’t go anywhere until we decide to move. We are where we are, and if we don’t like a particular location, we don’t have to stay there. Our lives belong to us and we have control over every decision we make. If we’re unhappy or feel unfulfilled, it’s up to us to do what is needed to change. We never have to continue to tolerate a situation simply because that’s where we are. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us in place against our will, but we must decide if we’re ready to move. Change won’t just happen because we’re thinking about it. Even if we’re unhappy, life won’t simply provide something new for us. We can move or we can stay in the same situation indefinitely. Going someplace new requires effort and there are no guarantees things will work out the way we want them to. The road ahead may be easy and we might get to a new location quickly and with few problems, or it might be hard with lots of complications and twists and turns. There is no way to know in advance how hard it will be and if that’s enough to keep us in place, we can stay where we are. But if we want something different, and are ready to do what is necessary to change our situation, nothing is out of reach and the whole world is possible. We can change anything in our lives, and reach every goal ahead.

It’s very uncomfortable to hear someone continually complain about their situation or where they are in life, and do nothing to change it. We will all face times when we end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Getting there is not the end of the road or the end of the journey. We may have to wait until our situation allows us to move, but as soon as the opportunity arises, we can step away and advance toward the destinations we desire. Life is fluid and nothing is permanent. It may take planning, and we may have to work to achieve the changes we desire, but everything is possible, and we can have the lives we want the most.

Nobody can read the future, and we never know what tomorrow will bring. However, one thing is certain – if we do nothing it’s unlikely our lives will dramatically change. Standing around complaining about our lot in life may bring us temporary relief from an uncomfortable situation, but will do nothing to make things better. Our lives are an incredible blessing. We can decide what we want and then do what is needed to get there. All destinations are possible and nothing is too far to achieve. We are strong and capable, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re frustrated with where you are and want a change but have been unsure about moving forward, trust yourself. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you. Decide what you want and where you want to go. Every destination and goal are possible. You are amazing and have everything you need to get the life you want. Step forward with clarity and confidence. Every blessing is already there for you, and you will have them.

Long and Winding

13 Apr

The world is a huge place with billions of people. It’s impossible to know everyone, go everywhere and see all there is to offer. There’s a lot going on, and there is no way to know when someone else’s choices will affect our decisions, and hold us in place. We’re in control of our lives and can create our own personal journeys, deciding what we most want to accomplish. The road we’re on is long, but the road doesn’t belong to us alone, and it may twist and turn, winding around toward destinations we never wanted. We control what we do, but have no control over any other factors. Complications may stop our progress, others may enter in and divert our direction, and things may go wrong that keep us from moving ahead. We can’t know what lies beyond what we can see. There may be great opportunities wide open to us, or we may hit a brick wall. If we’re on the same road we’ve traveled before, and all the characters are the same, we may think we can predict how things will go. We might get it right, but change is constant, and people will sometimes surprise us. The person we thought we could rely on may fail to show, and the one we never trusted may step up and take control. There is no way to really know what will happen, but if we’re flexible and willing to adjust, we’ll find our way. Sometimes we’ll be comfortable and agree with what’s going on, and other times we may decide to step away and do something else. We can choose any path we desire, and go anywhere we like. Every opportunity is there for us, and by doing what’s necessary, we can have the lives we want the most.

Nobody can predict the future, but if we’ve been working a particular job for a while, and know everyone else involved, we may feel comfortable and able to predict with some certainty, what will happen next. But life is full of surprises, and just when we think we’re finally on solid ground, something may change that makes us stumble. Nothing stays the same forever, and the winds of change are constant. Unforeseen things will arise, but we’re capable and intelligent, and no matter what comes, will find our way.

Life is long but it seems our days fly by quickly. If we’re busy with details and responsibilities, when we finally look up, we may discover that significant time has gone by. Our lives are important and if we want to accomplish our personal goals, we must plan for them and then do what is needed to move forward and claim them. We can do anything but just drifting along will never make our dreams reality. All the wisdom and courage we need to have the lives we want is already there inside us. We can be confident as we move ahead, and sure of success.

Today if you aren’t moving toward the destinations you desire, decide what you want, and make a plan to succeed. There are unlimited blessings waiting for you, and every dream is possible. Step forward with confidence. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from any goal you desire. It’s all there for you. Move forward, and claim it.

Blast Off

7 Apr

Rockets are amazing things. They’re huge, and powerful, and can travel in space far above the earth. Even empty they weigh thousands of pounds, and once their payload has been added, carry thousands more with them. With such a huge design, it’s impressive to see them take off. The power is incredible. Once they’re airborne, if they’re made and programmed well, they successfully reach destinations far, far away. They take years to design, and many months to create, and each and every step must be checked and checked again to ensure they are correct, and nothing goes wrong. Successful blast off and mission are the goals. If all goes well, all objectives are realized and every destination is achieved. We aren’t rockets but if we want successful, happy lives, our planning is just as important. We may not be traveling to space, but our personal destinations mean as much to us as any successful space venture. There are many things to consider when we want to journey forward toward the goals we desire most. If we look carefully, considering all our options, and attentively plan our way forward, we have the best chance for success. Things may go wrong, and probably will, the road ahead may not be as clear as we thought, and there may be problems and complications that tangle us up and turn us around a time or two. There will rarely be a paved, smooth road from where we are to where we want to go, but we are strong, and if we’re determined, nothing can keep us from the goal. Our lives are ours to design and there really isn’t anything too far away or too difficult for us to reach. We can focus clearly on what we want to do, and then begin the journey, confident we will succeed.

There is a lot of planning that happens before a rocket blasts off. Timing is critical and everything must be in order. When we have a goal in mind, our timing is important as well. Not everything is possible all the time. Looking at all the possibilities before us, and choosing the best window of opportunity will help us reach the goal. If we prepare for eventualities and unexpected changes, and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we can reach success. Nothing is out of reach, and we can do anything we desire. We are powerful and strong, and can achieve greatness.

Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, but we are smart enough to formulate a plan that helps us move forward no matter what happens. The road may take longer than we planned, and we may have to backtrack if we get twisted up, but if we keep our eyes on the goal, we will reach it. By taking the time we need to see the way ahead, and then preparing well before we begin, we will pave the road forward with confidence sure we will prevail. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and every dream is possible. We will succeed.

Today plan for the goals you want to achieve. Look at all the possibilities, and choose the best way forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and every single dream is possible. You are incredible and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Be strong and confident. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.

Shoot for the Moon

12 Mar

There are all kinds of goals we want to accomplish in our lives. We know what we want and where we want to go, and can plan to achieve anything we desire. When we push forward and do what’s needed to complete something we want, there is great satisfaction when we get there. Every goal is possible but if we’re highly motivated and desperate to succeed, we may make plans that are beyond our reach. If we set our sites on completing something in ways that are impossible to achieve, we sabotage ourselves. For instance, if we want to lose twenty pounds we can, but setting a time frame of two weeks to get it done is likely going to fail. We can push for more success at work but deciding we’re going to be the CEO or president of the company within the first year of being hired – also probably not going to work. We can shoot for the moon, but we must remember the moon is very far away. We can get there, but we must plan in ways that allow us to reach it. We can be excited and motivated, and still make reasonable and workable plans that enable us to succeed. Of course, anything could happen and we might get lucky. The planets may align for us, everything may go our way, and somehow, we may manage to accomplish the impossible. But holding out for that is a fool’s errand. We can do anything we want if we plan our way forward effectively, and in ways that enable us to accomplish the goal we desire. We can leave the pipe dreams in the pipe, and choose a clear, and sustainable way forward. We have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to achieve anything we desire. Every goal is possible, and we will succeed.

It’s fun to dream about incredible and amazing things that could happen to us and change our lives in ways we desire. Fantasy can be anything we want it to be, but we don’t live in fantasy land, we live in the real world. Our dreams won’t suddenly come true because we’re wishing for them, and our lives won’t change in positive ways on their own. We can have the lives we dream about, but we must plan for them, and then work to make them ours. Every goal is possible, and with determination, and thoughtfulness, we can achieve them.

When we don’t reach a goal, we may blame ourselves. We may feel we didn’t work hard enough or fast enough to make it ours. That could be true, but sometimes we’re not the problem, the goal is. If we’ve set the parameters too high to achieve, or too fast to accomplish, we will fail. Failure doesn’t mean we aren’t good enough to reach the goal, but that the way we tried didn’t work. We can reset our focus, redesign our plan, and try again. There isn’t anything too far or too difficult for us to achieve. We have everything we need to succeed, and we will win.

Today if you’re trying to push beyond what’s possible in an effort to accomplish a goal, think about the best way forward. You are intelligent and wise, and can devise a plan that will take you to success. Every goal is possible, and you have everything you need to prevail. Choose the road that will take you to the destination, and step forward. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can keep you from success.

Success

10 Mar

We all want strong, fulfilling lives that move us toward what we want the most and bring us happiness. While that is always possible, we must first decide what we want. Many people say they want success, but just saying we want to be successful means nothing. It’s an obscure thought without definition or plan. What does success mean? Is it all about monetary benefits where we have all the money we want and need? Or is it something defined by accomplishing a certain level of excellence in some area, or reaching some defined goal? Whatever it is for each of us, if we want to achieve it, we must make a plan for getting there. How can we reach the goal? What must we do and where must we go? What needs to be done to pave the way forward? What changes, if any, must we make to reach it? An undefined and unspecified goal is impossible to reach. We must clearly decide what we want, and determine how we’ll get it. Once we define those things, we can begin to move ahead toward the goal. We can be as successful as we desire if we’re willing to do what is necessary to reach the goal we want. If we stay focused and continue to push forward, we will prevail. We can have the lives we dream about but they won’t just happen. Success won’t simply fall into our laps because we’re nice, or because we really want it. We must plan and then work to get what we want. Everything is possible and nothing is too difficult to accomplish. We already possess all the strength and courage we need to do anything we desire. Our lives are ours to design. With determination and focus, we can go anywhere and reach any goal.

The world is filled with endless opportunities and possibilities. There are limitless things to do and countless places to go. We’re in control of our lives but if we don’t know what we want, we may spend a lot of time standing still. The options are endless but if we stand still, we cannot experience anything new. New experiences enrich us and give us greater depth and understanding of the world around us. We can trust ourselves to step forward and open a new door. We can have the lives we dream about by taking a step forward and making it ours.

Many people equate success with money. While money can do a lot, it doesn’t create true happiness. It’s just a tool that unlocks a lot of doors. Personal happiness comes when we’re successful in the things we value. When we have strong, healthy relationships with those around us and do what fulfills us, happiness will follow. We can have deep, rich lives, and reach every goal we desire if we focus on what we want the most, and then do what is needed to get there. We deserve complete happiness, and with determination we will reach it.

Today if you’ve decided what you want the most, make a plan to achieve it and step forward. Nothing is out of reach and you can have the life you dream about. You are powerful and strong, and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. You will succeed and nothing can hold you down. Every dream is possible and you will win.