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First Response

15 Jun

Human beings are complex creatures. We are intelligent and capable, and have many complicated feelings and emotions. Everyone has their own unique expressions and we all have a first response emotion to the many different situations we face. Maybe the first thing we feel when things go awry is anger, or fear, or maybe our confidence leaves us and we feel vulnerable and unsure. For most of us there is one feeling that consistently pops up whenever we’re stressed. We’re all different so the scope of those emotions is wide but we all know our own specific expression. No matter what our first response is, we don’t have to hold onto it or let it take over. We control our emotions – they don’t control us unless we let them. If we feel afraid when things change we can take a breath and remember how strong and capable we are before we proceed. If we feel anger, we can take a moment to look at everything objectively before we speak. We are intelligent and can decide what works best in each scenario and then proceed to move forward in ways that bring us comfort and success. Our feelings belong to us and we can embrace them without becoming controlled by them. There will always be many ways ahead, and with clarity and temperance, we can find our way to any goal we seek.

Some people lack personal self control. They plow through their lives with abandon, and never consider the consequences of their actions. If someone gets in the way, they just push them aside and continue forward, regardless of the turmoil they cause. It’s very difficult to deal with them because it’s impossible to know what they’ll do next. We all make our own decisions, and we never have to stay in any situation we don’t want. We can step aside and let others go on by, and then continue forward toward our own success.

Just because something feels uncomfortable it doesn’t mean we can’t manage it. Life is all about change, and each new situation will teach us something about ourselves and the world around us. We are highly capable, and can always find the answers needed to do anything we desire. Everything is possible and nothing is out of reach. By trusting ourselves and taking our time, we can accomplish anything we desire. Success is always there for us and with determination and confidence, we will reach it.

Today if your first response to a new situation is keeping you from proceeding, look at everything objectively and believe in yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you think you are and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Decide how you want to proceed and take the first step. The road ahead awaits and nothing can keep you from success.

Trouble Backing Up

11 May

We are all in control of our lives and can make any decisions we like. Each choice will take us somewhere and change our circumstance in some way. Sometimes the changes are big and impact us greatly, and other times they hardly make a ripple. Nobody is perfect and at some point we will all make a decision that doesn’t work out. If it causes a lot of disruption and turmoil, it may take some time to straighten everything out and start again. If we’re cocky and confident in who we are and our ability to do well, we may have trouble going back to the beginning when things go wrong. We might try to ignore the problems we’ve created, or push the blame onto someone or something else, or we might openly deny we had anything to do with it. We can do anything we want, but truth is powerful and no matter how far we try to distance ourself from what’s happened, we will eventually be found out. We are accountable for everything we do – even the stuff we don’t want to face. Backing up and returning to the beginning to figure out where we went wrong, and then doing everything needed to correct the situation will enable us to start again and continue toward success. Mistakes happen and when they do they show us what doesn’t work and help us reset our direction. We are intelligent and wise, and there isn’t anything we can’t figure out. When things go wrong, we can turn around and address them with confidence and clarity. Every success is possible, and with determination and focus, we will reach them all.

Some people think they know everything. They may spend a lot of time telling us about all the things they excel at and how smart and capable they are. They may tell us what we should be doing or how we should proceed, even if they don’t have all the facts. It’s good to be confident but we are the only ones who know exactly what we want and how we want to get there. We can listen to any advice that’s offered, and then proceed according to our own desires.

We all want clear, paved roads that lead to our chosen destinations. We may luck out and get them at some point, but most of the time the journey from A to B isn’t exactly an easy, straight line. There may be unforeseen complications, people might stand in our way, and a thousand things may change that complicate our plans. It doesn’t matter how hard the road is or how long it takes to travel. We know what we want, and with persistence and faith, we can accomplish anything. If we have to back up, we can. If we need to change direction, we’ll find the best way ahead. Everything is possible and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if your plans have gone awry and you’ve veered off course, stop and look at all the options around you. Go back to the beginning and change direction. A detour will only delay your success and is never the end of the journey. Trust yourself and be confident. You already have everything you need to do anything you desire. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. All your dreams are possible and you will make them yours.

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.

Just This Moment

7 Mar

We will face unlimited challenges and endless trials as we go through our lives. We only have control over ourselves and no matter how hard we try to prepare, sometimes things go wrong, and our plans blow up and disintegrate. Maybe something happens we have no knowledge of or control over that impacts the road ahead, or someone makes a decision that prevents us from moving forward. A million things could happen and we may end up standing confused and stuck, not knowing what to do next. If the situation is dire and painful and there are serious and far reaching concerns pressing on us, we may be paralyzed trying to figure out what to do next. It may seem it’s too much to manage and we may feel completely overwhelmed and lost. Hard times come and they may knock us off our feet as we try to process what’s going on and what to do. There may be many things to address and a lot to comprehend, but we don’t have to face it all at once. We can stop and stand still, and look carefully at everything around us. We need only manage just this moment. By simply processing what’s happening right now, we’ll be able to see the next step. We don’t have to see the entire road ahead to reach success. We can take it all one step at a time, and manage each moment as it comes. Each step will move us closer to clear skies and success, and as we keep our eyes focused forward, we will find our way. Life can be complicated and we may face situations we do not dream we can overcome, but we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place forever. By trusting ourselves, and taking our time, we can find all the answers we need and overcome anything. There is great courage and wisdom inside us, and we will succeed. Our greatest dreams are waiting, our most desired destinations are there, and with determination and clarity, we will prevail.

Everyone has things they think they could never overcome. The loss of a job, financial devastation, the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a terrible disease or any of a thousand other extreme situations. Nobody wants to suffer and go through hard times, but life is unpredictable and no matter how hard we try to pave the road ahead, trouble eventually finds us all. What we do when hardship comes determines what happens next. If we fall apart and take to our beds, depressed and unable to move, the pain will remain longer than if we stand firm, look at all the options before us, and make a plan for the days ahead. There will never be anything so terrible and complicated that we cannot find our way through. The answers will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find them all.

Some situations are so powerful they may change the trajectory of our lives. Each experience brings new information and teaches us something. If the roads we counted on disappear, we may completely re-evaluate what we’re doing and where we’re going. We never have to continue in any one direction. The whole world is there for us, and when we’re ready, we can chart a new course and start again. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us down. There is great success ahead, and we will make it ours.

Today if your plans have fallen apart and you don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. You don’t have to solve everything all at once. Decide what you want to do and take one step forward. Look ahead and then take another. You know what you want and the goal is there for you. Be confident and trust yourself. You are more powerful than you imagine and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong. Every success is possible and you will make them yours.

Super Glue

3 Mar

There are endless opportunities and possibilities available to us as we navigate through our lives. We can do anything we like and go anywhere we want. The whole world is there for us and nothing is out of reach if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. Life can be complicated and we might face a time when we’re in a situation we don’t like but feel compelled to stay. Our reasons may be varied and wide in scope. Maybe we’re staying in a job we hate because it’s a family business and there’s pressure to remain. Maybe we continue a personal relationship that isn’t working because there’s history and we’re afraid of what will happen if we leave. It may seem that what we know, even if we’re not happy, is better than the unknown before us. We can do anything we like and can stay where we are for as long as we choose, but the chances of things improving on their own are slim. Bad, uncomfortable, and undesirable situations will not morph into something wonderful just because we want them to. Our lives belong to us and we’re in control of them. There is no way to escape the fact that in the end we chose the lives we want the most. We own every choice we make, even if that choice is to do nothing. We are important and our happiness is our own responsibility. If we don’t feel fulfilled and content where we are, if our connections aren’t making us happy and if what we’re doing isn’t moving us forward, we can change. We are the only ones who can hold us in place indefinitely. Every option we dream of, every destination we think about, is possible. By deciding what we want the most, and then taking the first step forward, we can move toward the goals we desire and have the lives we dream of. Nothing is too difficult or too complex for us to manage. Every blessing is possible, and with focus and determination, we will succeed.

Super Glue is a great product when we want something to stick and not move. There may be times when we feel like we’re stuck in a situation we don’t want, but we feel unable to move. We may think we’re stuck forever, but that will never be true. We are never Super Glued in place. There will always be other options around us, and every chance to improve. We don’t have to keep our heads down and endure anything when we’re ready to move on. Countless roads await and unlimited options are possible. We already possess everything we need to do anything we like. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward, confident of success, we will prevail.

Some people are comfortable with conformity. They like everything to stay the same, and prefer routine and repetition over trying new things. It’s comfortable to do same things over and over again, knowing what to expect, but that will never move us forward. We all have great potential for success, but potential means nothing without effort. When we’re ready to start toward something new or change aspects of our lives, we can look at everything possible and choose the best road ahead. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Today if you want to change your personal situation but have been afraid to step forward, trust yourself. You are strong and capable, and can do anything you desire. Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward. Then take the next, and soon you’ll be exactly where you want to be. Every single destination is possible and nothing can keep you from success. Stand strong and be confident. The whole world is there for you, and you will prevail.