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Defined by the End

6 Feb

Life is long and we accomplish many things as we move forward. Being in control of our lives helps us reach any destination we desire. If we want something difficult to achieve, and the road is hard and filled with detours and complications, despite our efforts it may feel like we aren’t getting anywhere. Long roads can be exhausting, and if we think nothing counts until we reach the very end, we may start to waver. But success isn’t defined by the end of any journey. Every step we take that moves us forward brings it. The progress we make, even if it’s minuscule, is a marker of success. It’s always exciting to reach the end of a long and arduous road and claim the prize, but that alone does not define us. Our personal success is displayed every time we push through trouble and solve another problem in order to move ahead. The strength we gain as we struggle, the wisdom we realize as we find answers along the way, and the courage we demonstrate as we continue forward make us who we are. We are successful as long as we keep moving ahead. Every particle of progress is an accomplishment. Each step forward we take exhibits success. Our determination to stay the course brings us great confidence, and we learn more about ourselves as we move forward. We are enriched by the answers we find, and fortified when another door opens and we can advance. Everything we need to know we learn on the journey. We are strong and powerful, and every goal we desire can be achieved. Learning to appreciate what the road to get there gives us, will bring great satisfaction and fulfillment.

It’s possible to push through a long, hard road and never reach the goal. Sometimes things change after we start, sometimes the goal isn’t possible at this time, and sometimes there are so many complications we simply cannot advance. That doesn’t mean all our efforts are wasted. Everything we do teaches us something of value. Facing trouble and trying to find answers gives us insight and opens new ideas. We gain information and experience in every effort. If we can’t overcome everything now, when things change, what we’ve learned so far will help us start again.

There is no way to know at the beginning where a road will lead us. We can plan well, and try to get all the information possible before we start, but there is no way to predict how things will develop or what will happen. Unexpected complications will always arise and we’ll be able to overcome many of them. If we get stuck, we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to find our way through. Focusing on the goal is important, but appreciating everything we’re learning along the way will enrich and empower us. We are incredibly capable and wise, and can carry all the wisdom we gain forward.

Today if you’re only focused on the end of the road, think about everything you’re learning as you push ahead. You are gaining important and impressive skills. Use them to enhance your journey. There are many blessings to be found in the struggle. Acknowledge and embrace them. You are amazing, and every dream is possible.

Getting Ready

17 Dec

There are unlimited things we can do and places to go. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we want to do. We can choose the paths we want to travel, make plans, and then step forward and begin toward the goals we desire most. But sometimes we aren’t quite ready to start toward something new. Maybe we don’t have all the resources we’ll need to succeed, or our time is limited and there is nothing extra. Or maybe we aren’t sure we can do what is needed to achieve the goal. Our confidence may not be strong enough for us to believe we can succeed. Confidence is a valuable asset and helps us push ahead even when the odds are against us. We all have the potential for strong and vibrant confidence that makes us feel powerful and capable. But life is filled with all kinds of experiences and sometimes we may go through something that pulls us down, and damages our self-reliance and personal belief. Things may go wrong, people may hurt us and belittle us, or we may fail at something we thought we had hold of. We may go through a terrible time of self-doubt and begin to believe we cannot find success, no matter what we do. Painful disturbances may come and we may fall away, and lose our footing. If we don’t think we can prevail, we probably won’t win. Life is ever changing, and we can modify our thinking and trust ourselves again. We are more powerful and wise than we think we are, and no matter what’s happened before, have all the reserves and intelligence we need to do anything and go anywhere. Trouble may come, but we can shake it off, and start again. If we need time, we can take it. If we need help, we can find it. Every destination is possible, and with determination and faith, we will reach our goals.

In a foot race, the runners line up and get into position before the race starts. If one fails to get set and prepared in advance, when the gun goes off, it’s unlikely they will be able to bound out of the blocks and get ahead. Being prepared for what we want to accomplish helps us begin on solid ground. When we know where we want to go, and have decided on a clear path to get there, we ensure our success. It’s impossible to reach any destination without a clear idea of how to get there. We can carefully plan our next steps forward and confidently move toward the goal.

When we want to do something new, it’s important to clearly understand what will be required of us before we begin. If the road is long and tenuous, we can plan to start when we have ample time and energy to face every challenge and continue forward. It does no good to start on a goal with half the resources we need to accomplish it. We can look at everything objectively, and make the best plan for advancing to safeguard our success.

Today if there’s something you want to do, but don’t have everything you need to accomplish it, make a plan and prepare to begin. You are amazing and every goal is within your reach. Decide what you want the most, choose the best road going forward, and take the first step. Every success is possible, and you will win.

Revising the Plan

20 Nov

Life is filled with opportunities and endless chances to learn and grow. We can attempt any challenge and pretty much do anything we want to do. But nobody is perfect and we all have limitations of some sort. We’re capable of doing many different things and accomplishing many goals, but there may be times when what we want to do isn’t workable. It’s true that every destination is possible, but we must determine if we can, and are we’re willing, to do what is needed to reach them. Nobody can be everything to everyone. If the goal requires too much time out of our schedules, more money than we’re comfortable spending, or there are physical demands we can’t meet, we can change our objectives and go another way. If no matter what we do or how we strategize we can’t make things work, we can revise our plans and start again. Nothing is permanent or written in stone. There are endless opportunities available to us and countless goals to reach. We can review our situation clearly, consider every possibility and then decide what we want to do. With careful planning and determination, we can have the lives we dream about. If something is out of reach, we can move toward another goal that will bring us satisfaction and happiness. The chances for success are always there for us. We can choose where we want to go and what we want to do, and then move forward with confidence. Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we like. Every opportunity is there and once we decide what we want, we can look at all the parameters required to get there, and choose our next steps. We are strong and capable, and can see things clearly. We can choose wisely, and find great success.

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if we want to be a super model, we have to be tall. If we’re too short we won’t get the chances we desire. Some goals have specific requirements attached to them, and if we don’t possess those attributes, we will not get the chance to succeed. If we can’t do something we desire, we can find a way to manifest that desire in another arena. There are more opportunities possible than we imagine. We can find success and satisfaction, pushing forward toward every possibility.

Understanding our personal characteristics and accepting our limitations will help us refine the road ahead. We can tailor our goals and advances toward our talents and individual idiosyncrasies. When we work with our unique traits instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, the road will be more accessible and success will come more easily. We can push further and reach farther, and still honor our personal nature. We can accomplish our goals and find great happiness moving forward.

Today if a goal you want to achieve isn’t accessible, think about what you want to accomplish. You are gifted and talented in many ways. Consider all the possible options ahead and decide what you want. The whole world is there for you and you will do incredible things. Be confident and step forward. You are amazing, and you will reach success.

Running On Empty

12 Nov

Life is busy and we often have many things to think about and accomplish. We move from one task to the next and if we’re heavily distracted and deeply involved, we may lose track of time. We might forget to eat and have no idea when we last sat down and rested. When we’re busy and trying to get things done, it’s easy to let our personal needs slip. But we are the only ones who can take care of ourselves, and if we neglect what is necessary to keep us strong and healthy, it will impact us. When we’re driving and the gas tank is on empty, it’s only a matter of time before everything stops and we get stuck. The same is true for us individually. If we’re running on empty, pushing our luck, we might be able to keep moving for a while, but as our personal resources are depleted and we tire, everything will start slowing down. Eventually we’re going to have to stop and recharge. We are capable of greatness and when we’re motivated, few things can stop us from moving forward. Fatigue and exhaustion are powerful deterrents. If they take over, no matter how ambitious we are, we will have to stop and rest. We can head them off before they take over by paying attention to our personal needs and proactively planning for time out and nutrition. If we take the time we need to make sure we’re strong and rested, and ready for the next challenge, we will find great success. We are powerful and capable, and with careful planning we can accomplish anything, no matter how difficult the task may be. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to take care of ourselves and make the most of every moment moving forward. Even far away destinations are within our reach and we can accomplish anything we desire.

When we’re determined to move forward or want to accomplish something in a hurry, we might think taking time to sit down and recharge is wasteful. If we stop to rest, it’s time that keeps us from moving ahead. It’s true that when we’re taking time out we aren’t gaining ground. However, when we’re rested and recharged, we will be able to move more quickly, reason more effectively, and find our next steps more efficiently than we could have while exhausted.

If we’ve been routinely pushing ourselves to the limit of our capacity, we may struggle to recognize when we need to rest and recharge. Our bodies are amazing and can tolerate a lot, and if we listen carefully, they will give us cues when we need to eat and recharge. Working within our limitations and understanding how to maximize our efficiency will bring us great benefits moving forward. We know what we want, and we can achieve anything. We can accomplish our goals and take care of ourselves in ways that bring us great success and happiness.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself to the limit and are exhausted and tired, step back and do what you need to recharge. You don’t have to push forward every single moment. Take good care of yourself and plan for success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is beyond your grasp. Be wise and plan well. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Control

7 Nov

There are all kinds of people in the world. Most of us are nice, try to follow the rules and be considerate of others. We’re all entitled to make our own decisions and can design our lives any way we want. Although we can make our own choices, there are some people who like control. They tell others what to do, how to do it, when to do it and where. While controlling others may make them feel more confident and secure, it’s very uncomfortable for those with whom they interact. Nobody wants to be told how to live their lives. It’s annoying and awkward to get directions from an outsider regarding our personal choices. We already know what we want and don’t need someone else revising our plans. If we must interact with someone who wants to be in control of everything we do, it may be difficult to move ahead. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We can make our own plans and determine every step we take. If others try to move in and take command over our lives, we don’t have to comply. We can step back and turn in another direction. We never have to do anything that makes us uncomfortable or takes us away from the things we most want to achieve. Nobody can live our lives but us, and we are responsible for every choice we make. We can go anywhere we choose, but if we sit back and let others direct us, we will end up where they want to go. What is perfect for them may not be what we want at all. We never need follow along no matter who is involved. It doesn’t matter how powerful someone else is, or how much influence they have, we can take charge and make our lives our own. We know how we want our lives to be, and with confidence and determination, we can achieve everything we desire. Nothing is too difficult for us to overcome and we can reach every goal we choose. Our personal success is important, and with focus and persistence, we will reach it.

It’s inappropriate to try to control other people’s choices. If we’re sure we’re right, we may try to influence them, cajole them, entreat them and plead with them to do things our way. However, directing others to follow us will not bring us real satisfaction or  lasting happiness. We have our own lives to manage and we’ll never move forward if we insist on directing traffic. We can trust others to make their own decisions and travel their own journeys.

Nobody is perfect or has all the right answers. Even if we have a genius IQ, we can’t know everything, but we can share what we know to embellish every situation. We can contribute without trying to control. Everyone has something wonderful to give and by honoring each individual and respecting their choices, we will find the best answers moving forward.

Today if you’re sure you have the right answers and want others to do things your way, remember everyone has something to share. We are all valuable and important. Be confident in your abilities, and allow those around you to contribute to your success. You are wise and thoughtful, and we all want to work with you. Every goal is possible, and together we can make our dreams come true.

Reset Again

28 Oct

We are always in the process of changing. Every experience teaches us something new and we evolve and modify our behaviors as we go through our lives. But there may be some things we want to change that don’t come easily. Maybe we want to move to a new location, start a different career, lose weight, or a thousand other things that are important to us. When we want something different than we have, it will require us to change our lives. Our behaviors may need to bend in a different direction to take us where we want to go. We might have to change our physical surroundings or modify the road ahead. Change is always possible but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes we start on a new course and everything moves along well for a while. But then old patterns and behaviors return and we find we’re right back where we started. We can always reset and start again, and move forward toward the goal we’re seeking. Needing to reset doesn’t mean we’ve failed or the goal can’t be attained. It just means we haven’t yet adjusted completely to the new journey. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish, and with practice and time we can reach any destination we desire. We might not get there the first or second time we try. We might need to reset over and over until we’re ready to push forward and hold fast to the road we want to travel. Life is all about learning and sometimes we need to learn a little more before we can move toward success. If we get hung up, there is no shame in starting again. We can do anything and with determination can achieve any goal we desire. Every blessing is possible and nothing is beyond our reach.

There are few times in our lives when we can go from where we are directly to where we want to be. Every road is possible but few are straight and without complications. There may be many twists in the way ahead and we may take a few turns that push us off track, but if we remain focused, we will reach our goal. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to face any obstacle before us and find the way around it.

Before we start toward any goal, we must decide what we want to accomplish. Once we’re clear about what we want to do, we can make a solid plan for accomplishing the task. If we get distracted as we move ahead, and let our focus drop, we may find ourselves returning again and again back to the beginning. We can do anything we like and if we’re not ready to move ahead, we can wait. But our lives are important and we can achieve anything we truly desire. When we’re ready we can evaluate all the options possible and choose the best way forward.

Today if you’ve been working on a goal but find yourself returning again and again back to the beginning, decide what you want most. Your life is yours to design and you can do anything. Choose the goals you want to achieve, and then step forward with confidence. Success is always possible. You can have the life you dream about and reach any goal you desire. Be confident and step forward with clarity and determination. Every blessing is there for you, and you will prevail.

Justify

28 Aug

We can do anything we want, and make any decisions we desire, good or bad. Our lives are always in our control and we can take any road, and choose any path we like. We may make good decisions most of the time, but life can get complicated and sometimes the waters can get muddy. Maybe someone who has influence over us wants us to do something that goes against our values, or is dishonest. Or someone we love does something wrong and asks us to keep it to ourselves, even though it may hurt others. We can do anything we want and if we go along with things that aren’t in our best interest, may justify the decision because of our relationships or some other excuse. We can try to justify anything and we might be able to explain the situation away in some ways, but there is no way to change the truth. Explaining our reasons for making a wrong turn will never make it right. We can talk until we’re blue in the face, but the facts will still remain. Nobody is perfect and we all err from time to time. Hanging onto a bad decision and trying to convince others it’s really a good choice will never work in our favor. It’s exhausting, and unlikely to bring the results we’re seeking. If we’ve made a mistake, we will suffer the consequences. No justification can keep us from reaping the harvest we’ve sown, but all is not lost. When we falter, we can acknowledge the situation and then do what is needed to correct our course, and repair any damage we’ve done. We are strong and wise, and can change direction at any time. Every goal is possible, and with determination and careful consideration, we can make the best decisions to reach them.

It’s nice to dream about how life could be, and when we’re unhappy we can spend all the time we like imagining a better situation, but dreams will never change our reality. If we’re unhappy, and aren’t on the road we want to travel, we can do what is needed to change. Nothing is permanent and we can step onto a new path at any time. We need only decide what we want, and then begin to move toward it. Our lives are in our control, and we can do anything we like. We deserve complete happiness and satisfaction, and can make choices that will take us to it.

Decisions are a constant fact of life. Every single day we make dozens of them, and every step we take is affected by the choices we make. If we find we’re headed in the wrong direction, continuing forward will not magically turn us toward where we want to go. The wrong road will never turn into the right one on its own. We’re in charge of our lives and can stop, consider all possible options, and then choose the best way ahead. Every dream is possible and we can achieve the goals we desire most.

Today if you’ve made a bad decision and have been trying to justify it to yourself and those around you, reconsider the way forward. You already know what you want. Change your course until you’re headed in the right direction. Make decisions that will bring your dreams into focus and create the life you desire the most. Everything is possible. Be wise and thoughtful, and every dream can come true.