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Popping My Balloon

8 Nov

Everyone has their own dreams and desires, goals they want to accomplish and places they want to go. We’re all different and what’s important to one may not be even a consideration for another. We can design our lives any way we like and when we’re headed toward a goal and things are going well, we feel confident and content. A big red balloon is delightful and children love to walk along with one floating over their heads. They like to look up and see it there, and having it may bring them a lot of joy. But life is uncertain, and for reasons we can’t possibly understand, someone may come along with a big, sharp pin, reach up and pop it. If that happens, there may be much grief and despair over its loss. Our dreams and desires can feel like that big, red balloon. When we’re anxiously engaged in making them ours, and are making great progress, we may walk with a bounce in our step, confident of success. If someone comes along and tells us we’ll never succeed, and undermines our confidence, the balloon may pop, and we may be left standing alone, bereft and unsure. It’s hard to know why anyone would try to steal someone else’s dreams. Maybe they’re unhappy and want those around them to be unhappy as well. Maybe they get a lot of power from hurting someone else. Whatever their reasons, if they cross our path and interfere with our plans, they may cause us a great deal of distress. We know who we are and what we want, and can do anything we like. We don’t need agreement or approval to do anything we desire and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about our plans. Our lives belong to us and by choosing what we want the most, and then doing what is needed to make it ours, we will gain great satisfaction and happiness. Every dream is possible, and we have everything we need to succeed.

Everyone has their own inspiration about what they want to do. Nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves, and our vision for our lives is unique and specific. Some people think they know what other people need and they may give us advice and suggestions for moving forward. They may tell us to “Go here, do this, don’t do that,” or other ideas they think are in our best interest. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, and they will vary, but we know what we want. We can trust ourselves to make the best choices and be confident we will prevail.

Conformity can make things easier. Situations are often simpler to navigate if everyone is doing the same things. Following along with others might be easier, but their roads will never take us where we want to go. Our destinations are ours to choose, and we can chart our own course. There are endless possibilities, and when we’re ready, we can do anything we desire and go anywhere we want. The whole world is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if something has happened that has stopped you in your tracks, look at everything objectively. The goal is still possible, and there is a way forward. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. All your dreams are possible, and nothing can keep you from reaching them. Every success is there for you, and you will reach them all.

Purpose

7 Sep

There are endless things we can do in life, unlimited places to visit, and innumerable experiences to be had. Every destination awaits, but if we want to accomplish something, we must be willing to do what is needed to make it ours and purposely step forward determined to obtain it. The world is huge and nothing is too difficult if we want it badly enough. Our lives are ours to design, and whatever we want is possible, but our dreams won’t just appear because we want them, or feel we deserve them. Coasting along, doing what everyone else thinks we should do, or riding in the back seat will never take us where we really want to go. Just taking things as they come and following our noses around from one place to the next will not get us what we want the most. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and when we’re ready, we can reach any goal we desire. Our futures are ours to choose. Every road is there for us and nothing is out of reach. By believing in our ability to succeed, and then stepping forward with confidence, we can find success. There is great satisfaction and happiness in living our lives exactly as we desire. We are unique and powerful, and with determination and focus, can do anything. The lives we want the most are possible, and we can make choices that take us closer to them. Success is there for us, and we will prevail.

Some roads are hard and difficult. It may take a long journey to reach a goal we desire. If there have been many complications, twists and turns, and moving ahead has been arduous, we may think we can’t do it. We may believe it’s just too hard and there is no way we’ll ever succeed. Nobody wants to suffer, and when trials come we can always throw our hands up and surrender. We can give up and walk away, but we cannot succeed by quitting. If we’re determined, nothing is powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. Every goal is reachable even when it’s dark and hard to see. We can endure what we must and reach success.

Running 100 miles seems impossible. Looking at the entire journey from the beginning may overwhelm us, and we may shrink back and hesitate to begin. We can’t imagine how we’ll ever run the entire distance, but we can run one mile today. Tomorrow we can run another, and before we realize it, we will have completed the journey. We don’t have to do everything all at once. We can take our time, take one step and then the next, and with persistence and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward. Every goal is possible and nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Stay focused and each day move closer to the goal. You are stronger and more powerful than you realize, and can accomplish anything you desire. Keep your eyes focused on the road ahead and move with purpose. Every dream is waiting, and you will make them yours.

Getting Closer

14 Jun

When we’re born, we know nothing of the world. As we grow into childhood, we’re influenced by everything around us. Our families show us what they value, and when we’re young, we often mimic their patterns and beliefs. As the years pass and we’re exposed more and more to different expressions and other ideas we begin to formulate how we want to live, and who we want to be. Every experience changes us a little, and each choice takes us somewhere. If we know what we want and where we want to go, we can choose roads that will take us closer to the destinations we desire but understanding who we are and what we want takes time. There are endless possibilities and much to experience. We evolve and develop as each day passes, and if we’re focused on the journey ahead, we’ll get closer to the person we most want to be. But life is filled with distractions and detours. It’s easy to let situations or others determine our next steps. If we don’t know what we want or where we want to go, we may simply follow those around us to wherever they are headed. We’re all in control of our lives and can decide how we’ll live them and what kind of influence we’ll have on the world around us. If we simply coast along, it’s unlikely we’ll ever achieve what we want the most. There is no way to get to the destinations we desire if we sit back and let someone else drive. Deciding what we want is the first step toward success. Once we know where we want to go, we can plan the journey ahead and do what is necessary to succeed. Each step forward will take us closer to what we want, and if we’re persistent and determined, nothing can keep us from achieving anything we desire. Every dream is possible, and nothing is out of reach. We can become the people we want to be and have the lives we desire most.

Every destination is there for us, but we must focus on the goal and do what is needed to reach it. If we get distracted by every shiny possibility along the way, it’s unlikely we’ll succeed. It’s impossible to move forward if we keep turning left and right to check out something new, or loop around to watch someone else. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we can share our lives with those around us, enjoy interesting things along the way, and still continue moving ahead.

We’re all defined by many adjectives – brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, father, cousin, co-worker, etc. All of these tell the world a little about us but who we are as individuals is more than these designations. Every decision we make, and every step we take, indicates who we are and what we stand for. We can change direction at any time and alter our course whenever we desire. How we’ll interact with the world around us, and who we’ll become is up to us. Everything is possible and we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been unsure about where you want to go, think about what you want the most. Every destination is there for you. Decide how you want to proceed and step forward with confidence. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. The whole world is wide open, and nothing can keep you from success.

Big Hammer

19 May

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next. We may be comfortably rolling along, humming a little tune, looking forward to the next turn, when BAM! something unexpected happens that knocks us completely off course. It’s unsettling and disruptive when a big detour or complete blockade suddenly appears out of nowhere, and we may be stunned and momentarily overwhelmed. Crap happens, and sometimes it happens to us. It’s just how it goes. Nobody gets a free pass where every day is all sunshine and roses. We’re all going to face difficult days and trying times at one point or another. When it feels like a big hammer has come down on our lives and we’re paralyzed and unable to move, we may think we’re done and will never be able to move forward again. Trouble may come, but it’s impossible to hold us in place forever. Nothing stays the same indefinitely, and in time, however long that takes, things will change, and a door will open that will allow us to move ahead again. While we wait, we can accomplish other things that are available and prepare for when our situation improves. It’s hard to be patient and stand still when we want to move, but we can use the time to plan for our next move and be ready for when things change. Life is uncertain. No matter how diligently we plan and how carefully we prepare, things will go awry from time to time. By being confident and flexible, we can adjust to developments as they arise and continue forward. Every single destination is there for us, and if we can’t get to it today, we can prepare to reach it tomorrow. We have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. Nothing can keep us from any goal and with determination and focus, we will succeed.

There may be times when there is the possibility of something going very wrong where we’ll face a big disappointment. We may be consumed with fear and dread just imagining what could happen. Being overwhelmed with worry can stop us in our tracks and keep us from seeing all the options available. Possibilities are not facts – they may or may not happen. Until we know for sure how things will progress, we can choose to focus on what’s going right and confidently look toward the future.

Sometimes we may face the proverbial tempest in a teapot. We may worry and obsess over a seemingly big storm that turns out to be nothing. Since we can’t see the future and don’t know what will happen until it does, we can focus on what is working for us, and let go of unrealized concerns. No matter what happens, even if our worst fears are realized, we will find our way. We are intelligent and wise, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re worried about a development you can’t control, remember how capable and strong you are. There isn’t anything too difficult for you to manage and manage well. You are amazing and more powerful than you realize. Look ahead with confidence. Every dream is still there for you, and you will reach them all.

Wrong Way

31 Mar

Life is complicated and we’re constantly bombarded with decisions that must be made. Some are inconsequential but others may have far reaching consequences. Before we decide anything, we can look at all the options available, and the possible results of whichever choice we make, and then decide what we want to do. We’re responsible for every decision we make and have everything needed to make them well. But there are lots of others around us who may influence us to go in one direction or another. Their suggestions may be beneficial, or they may try to push us in a direction that might not benefit us but serves their purposes. If they are very loud and powerful, they may manipulate and coerce us to follow their promptings. If we do, we may end up going in the wrong direction and complicating our lives moving forward. It’s very disappointing to realize we’ve chosen badly because of someone else’s influence. Trying to point the finger at them when things fall apart will never change the fact that the choice was ours to make, and we own the results. Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to stumble from time to time. That doesn’t mean we can’t correct our course and start again. When big decisions are upon us, we may listen to any advice that’s offered, and then trust ourselves to choose what is best. If we are pressured to go in a direction we don’t want to travel, we can decline and take the road we desire most. There are many roads to every destination. We may get waylaid, turned around, or have to backtrack and start again, but we will find our way. If one direction doesn’t work, we can adjust our trajectory and move ahead in another. Every success is possible, and we have everything we need to go anywhere and do anything.

Every decision we make takes us somewhere and alters our life in some way. We hardly pay attention to the mundane daily choices we all make, but even though they are seemingly inconsequential, if we make them badly, we may suffer. What we choose to wear may seem like nothing except for the day we have that big meeting with someone we really want to impress. We may not pay attention to what we’re eating until some health issue arises. We don’t live in a vacuum, and everything will have a result. Being mindful, even of the small things, will enable us to move forward more confidently and successfully toward any goal we desire.

Some people are very confident and think they have all the answers to every situation. It’s annoying to have them continually tell us how we should proceed, and what we should do. They may know a lot about many things, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. We can listen to any advice, and then choose what’s best for us. Just because a road they choose is paved and easy doesn’t mean it’s the right road for us. We know what we want and will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’re facing a big decision, trust yourself. Every answer you need is there for you and you have everything you need to choose well. Decide what you want the most and step forward with confidence. Every success you desire is within reach, and you will make them yours.