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The Next Door

18 Nov

We learn something with every experience we go through. Each day brings opportunities for growth and increased understanding, and each step we take changes us a little and teaches us something new. Life is long and as we move forward and face unexpected developments, go through unplanned events, and manage countless complications, we are embellished with more information and greater discernment. As we conquer one situation, we have more tools to handle the next. It’s like an endless series of doors before us. We walk through one, learn and understand how to manage where we are, and the next door appears with new challenges and demands. We take the time we need to learn everything there, and then the next door appears. Again, and again, we’ll have the chance to gain something new and get closer to the person we most want to be. Life is all about learning and if we’re paying attention and doing all we can to master each situation, we’ll gain much as we move ahead. Of course, we don’t ever have to change if we don’t want to, and can stay exactly where we are, doing the same things indefinitely. But if we don’t push forward and stretch beyond our current situation, we’ll never know how much we could achieve or how far we could go. If we want to get the most out of our lives, we need to step beyond our comfort zones, and try something new. We can push ourselves to learn more, and if we do, we’ll carry everything we gain forward with us. The knowledge that comes from pushing a little further will give us the confidence we need to continue forward. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we want. We can do anything and go anywhere. There is no limit to what we can accomplish.

There is great comfort in familiarity. When we know what to expect and there are few surprises, we may sit back and become complacent. A calm, predictable road is easy to travel, but will bring few opportunities for growth and excitement. We are capable of accomplishing amazing things and nothing is too difficult for us to master. Every dream is possible, but we must be willing to stand up and do what is needed to accomplish them. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing is out of reach. We can have the lives we want the most, and reach any goal we desire.

If our plans don’t go well the first time we try, we may feel unsure about continuing forward. Failure never happens because things go wrong. It only comes when we stop trying. If our first venture doesn’t work out, we can start again. If that doesn’t work, we can make another plan. There are endless roads to every destination and we will find the one that takes us there. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discover the way forward. Nothing is beyond our reach and with determination, and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and aren’t sure you can succeed, stop and think about how much you’ve learned already. You’ve come so far, and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward with confidence. Everything is possible. You are amazing, and there is greatness in you. Be confident. You will prevail.

Power Play

21 Oct

There are lots of influences in our lives. There are people who impress us with one thing or another, ideas about what we should be doing or where we should go, and our own interpretations and prejudices also play a role. We can ignore anything we like, but sometimes certain situations take hold of us and because we want them, we bend our decisions around them. We control every decision we make and can decide what we’ll take on and what we’ll obey. There are unlimited things we can do, endless places to go, and we’ll be offered many opportunities for change and growth. There will always be something new to try but nothing comes without some sort of trade off. Maybe it’s our time, our attention, our money, our freedom or a thousand other things. The price depends on the situation and what we’re trying to gain. Our lives are designed by us and reflect the goals we most want to achieve. When we know where we want to go, and then do what is required to get there, we’ll find satisfaction and happiness. We can leave it all up to chance and just let things roll out as they will. There’s no doubt we’ll end up somewhere but without our input, it’s unlikely to be somewhere we wanted to go. Taking charge of our decisions, and choosing the road ahead will ensure we reach the destinations we most desire. We can do anything, accomplish any goal, and go anywhere we want, but we must control the steps ahead if we want to reach success. Nothing is beyond our ability. We really can have the lives we dream about. There isn’t anything we can’t manage or figure out. We are wise and capable, and more powerful than we realize. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, we’ll reach them.

Life can be complicated and sometimes we have to put something we desire on hold until our situation changes and allows us the freedom to move ahead. However, there will never be a perfect time for anything. If we wait until absolutely everything lines up perfectly, odds are we’ll never move ahead. We don’t need perfection to reach success. We can start forward as soon as we have the chance and work out any details in the way as we proceed. Each step forward will take us closer to the goals we desire, and we can be confident we will succeed.

Nobody has a life filled with only good times and lucky breaks. We will all face adversity of some kind and have to push through. When the road gets rough or there is an obstacle in our way, we have everything we need to find the answers that will open the doors ahead. We learn new skills as we overcome each complication and when we reach the goal will have more information than when we began. Life is a journey filled with all kinds of unexpected events, twists and turns. We can be sure that no matter what comes, we will prevail.

Today if you’re trying to move toward a goal but there is something blocking your progress, step back and look at everything objectively. There will always be another road that will take you forward. You are powerful and strong, and can do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward. Every goal is possible and you will win.

Troubled Waters

7 Oct

There are endless things that can go wrong every moment of every day. Complications may come, we might take a wrong turn, someone might do something that blocks us, the train might be late and we miss our appointment, or dozens of other scenarios. Some days it can seem like we’re in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle and nothing works. There is always trouble somewhere and eventually it will visit us. We may struggle to figure out what to do next and how to stay afloat as the waves crash overhead and we keep going under. Troubled waters will come but nothing stays the same forever. Life is constantly changing and as we tumble and twist trying to find our way, the answers will be there for us. We will untangle any mess or confusion, and the road ahead will open. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t comprehend and manage well. If we lose our footing, we’ll find it again. If we fall, we’ll climb back up. We are invincible and unbeatable. Nothing can hold us down indefinitely. Trials will come, mistakes will happen, and for a moment we may be caught up in confusion and disarray, but that is only temporary. We know what needs to be done, and where we want to go. Even in the midst of trouble, we can keep our focus. Our lives are a long journey, filled with experiences both good and bad. Learning as we go will give us the tools we need to move forward with confidence and reach any destinations we desire. We are powerful and wise, and nothing can keep us from our goals. Troubled waters are only a passage to the roads we most want to travel. Every dream is there for us. We will find them, and make them ours.

Nobody wants to suffer and we might wish for a life full of ease and happiness, where nothing ever goes wrong and we are always content and satisfied. That’s nice to think about but unfortunately, that isn’t how life works. There is a constant tug and pull as we push forward toward our goals. Sometimes things will go well, other times there will be complications and difficulty. There are always a lot of balls in the air, and some will inevitably fall, sometimes right on top of us. It doesn’t matter if things get complex and the road gets rough. We are strong and capable and can find our way through anything that lies ahead. Nothing can keep us from success and we will prevail.

When trouble arises, if we allow it to stop us from stepping forward, we will never achieve the goals we desire. It’s impossible to stand still and move ahead at the same time. We have everything we need to overcome any distress or adversity. If the road ahead is blocked and we cannot move forward, we can find another road. There are endless options possible and we can find our way to any goal we desire. Nothing is out of reach, and we can have the lives we want most.

Today if you’re in the midst of trouble and there are complications keeping you from advancing, step back and look at all the possibilities before you. There are endless roads to every destination and you will find the way forward. Nothing can keep you from success. You are wise and strong, and will find your way. Success is there for you, and you will win.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

25 Sep

Life is filled with different experiences, locations, and people, and nothing is the same two days in a row. Sometimes things roll out easily and everything goes forward without a hitch. Other times, there are snags, delays, detours or complete stops as we try to push ahead. It’s helpful when things match up or complement each other in ways that bring quick and easy resolution. Some things just go together, like peanut butter and jelly. When that happens the road ahead is easy to travel. But life is fickle, and just when we think everything will run smoothly, something happens that brings a wrinkle to the plan and slows us down. It would be great if we could just make a plan, execute it and get to the goal without complications, but things are ever changing and nothing is predictable. When our progress is stalled and we’re facing an uphill challenge to get moving again, we may feel frustrated and confused. We may even decide the goal isn’t worth the hassle and let it go. Of course, we can do anything, and if we don’t want to push through trouble to continue on, we can turn away and move on to something else. But a life filled with unfulfilled dreams and incomplete journeys will never bring us satisfaction or happiness. It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or how the road turns. If we’re determined to achieve the goal, we can adjust our trajectory and start again. It may take longer than we planned on and may be more complicated than we imagined at the beginning, but we are strong and smart, and can do anything we want to do. All our dreams are possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

We can’t see beyond a turn in the road. We don’t know what lies ahead or who will enter the picture and change the scenery. Everything is up for grabs and there are countless complications and developments that might happen. If we’re determined to keep things the same and refuse to bend when things change, our chances of success will diminish. Roads can turn, our journey may be diverted, and we may find ourselves reversing course through no cause of our own. It’s not possible to move forward if the road we’re on is now headed in the opposite direction. We can’t prevent what may come but we can alter our plans to allow us to continue moving ahead and ensure we reach our goal.

It’s good to be confident in our decisions. We can make excellent plans and move toward any destination we desire. Sometimes everything will go exactly as we expected, but those times are rare. Usually something will go wrong or change, and we’ll have to regroup and make some modifications. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing can keep us from moving forward. Every goal is within reach and with patience and flexibility, we can go anywhere and do anything we choose.

Today if you’ve hit a big roadblock and can’t move ahead, look at all the possibilities before you. You are wise and intelligent, and nothing can hold you in place. Make a new plan and step forward with confidence. Every goal is there for you and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward and claim the destinations you seek. You are amazing and capable, and can achieve anything you desire.

Cake

23 Sep

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Most of the time we try to make choices that will move us forward and help us achieve what we’re seeking. But life is complex and there are many people coming and going, and lots of distractions and complications. There may be times when under duress we pick a road out of desperation that doesn’t work out or brings us hardship in the end. If things go wrong, we can explain our decision any way we like. We can blame stress, or the pressures around us, or someone else’s bad advice, or anything else we think might work for us. There is always a way to rationalize any decision we make but nothing can change what we’ve done. If we’ve created a mess or hurt others, it will be up to us to fix it. Making choices is like baking a cake. If we just throw a bunch of ingredients into a pan and shove it in the oven, we will have accomplished something and there will definitely be a result, but it may not be what we were hoping for. If we really want a cake we’ll have to plan effectively, measure the correct ingredients and then bake it as directed. It may take longer and will definitely involve more thought, but in the end, we’ll have something we desire instead of a mess. Living effectively requires thought and consideration. Just blindly blundering through will move us somewhere but where we end up probably won’t be where we want to go. We have everything we need to make excellent choices and achieve any goal we desire. We can take the time we need to look at every possible option and then choose the best road ahead. If we’re determined and diligent, we will succeed. Every dream is possible and we can reach any destination we choose.

Justifying a bad decision doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t make us look better and has no effect on the results. Instead of trying to find a plausible excuse for a mistake, it’s better to simply own what’s happened and begin to do what’s necessary to amend the issue. Nobody is perfect and sometimes everyone stumbles. We can learn all we can from the mistake, and take that knowledge forward to help us in the future. Life is all about learning and every experience teaches us something of value. We are smart and capable, and can choose wisely and move forward with confidence.

Sometimes our vision is clouded by the situation we’re in. If there is a lot of turmoil, if others are upset, or we’re confused about what’s going on or what’s expected of us, it may be harder to find the answers we need. But we’re never frozen in place and we can step away to see things clearly and take a moment to discern all the facts before us. We are intelligent and have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. We know how to process information effectively, and will find our way forward.

Today if you’ve made a choice that’s brought distress and complications, look at everything carefully and see all the options before you. Nothing is written in stone and you can change any situation you desire. You are amazing and strong, and nothing is out of reach. Decide how you want to go forward, and take the first step. Every success is possible and you will prevail.

Under Water

19 Sep

Life can get complicated and we may be surprised by events that change our direction abruptly and bring stress and struggle. We never know what lies ahead, and the road we’re on may turn suddenly taking us somewhere we never wanted to go. People around us may make decisions that impact us, and there are countless things out of our control. Even when we’re trying to remain focused on the road ahead, we may be diverted and pushed away from the goals we’re trying to achieve. If the change is dramatic and intense, we may feel like we’re under water, trying to find a way to breathe. It’s not easy to quickly find our way forward after an unexpected sharp turn. There will always be a way through anything that comes, but finding it may require time and patience, both of which may be in short supply. If the situation is confusing or convoluted, we may feel completely lost trying to figure out what to do. Surprises happen, and our lives may get complicated but there isn’t anything so difficult we can’t find the answers we need. We can step back and look at everything openly and objectively, and see all the parameters of what we’re dealing with. Then we can more effectively begin to unravel the issues before us until the road opens and we’re able to take a step forward. Every problem has a solution and we are smart enough to find it. A new, unexpected road may disorient us temporarily but we have everything we need to stand firm and find the way ahead. Being under water is a temporary situation and we will rise and reach the air in plenty of time. We are capable and wise. Nothing is too complex for us, and we will find our way through any complication that comes.

We live in the world with billions of other people, all of whom are making decisions and doing things that may negatively impact our lives. We can’t control anyone else’s actions but we’re always in control of what we do. If the bottom falls out of our plans, we can start again. If the road we’ve been on suddenly gets blocked and stops, we can turn and choose another. There will always be many ways to every destination we desire and no delay or detour can keep us from success.

As we plan our way forward, we may try to be ready for any possible complications. No matter how well we prepare there will likely be times when something unexpected arises. We’re in control of our lives and can always give up and walk away, sacrificing our goals because things got complicated, or we can look at everything carefully and push ahead despite the problem. We can reach any goal we desire. Nothing can hold us in place if we’re determined to move forward. There is no goal beyond our reach and we will find success.

Today if your plans have blown up by an unforeseen complication and you don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. The answers you need are already there for you and you’ll find them. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can hold you down. Look at everything clearly, and choose the best way forward. Stand tall and take a step toward the destination you desire. Everything is possible and you will succeed.

Wrangling Horses

17 Sep

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, some predictable and easy, and some we can’t predict or even imagine until they’re upon us. Most of the time we can manage whatever comes, but sometimes we may find ourselves in very difficult and complex issues we have to work out that confuse us and make the way forward very hard to find. We may be able to see the issue clearly and have some idea of how to get through, but the process of fixing it may be more convoluted and confounding than we can easily unravel. Like wrangling wild horses, we can see what needs to be done, but it won’t be easy. Before we can manage them, first we have to catch them, secure them, and then we can move forward. If there are many steps that must be accomplished and the way ahead is fraught with details and complications we can’t change, we may feel overwhelmed. We may begin to believe we can’t solve the issue and there is no way to step forward. There isn’t anything so difficult and intense that we can’t manage. No matter how hard the problem is or how confusing it appears at the beginning, we can unravel it little by little until we resolve it. Nothing is impossible and with faith and courage we can trust ourselves to find the answers we need to move forward. The highest mountain in the world can be climbed step by step. We can take the time we need to see everything objectively and clearly, and then begin to unravel each issue before us until we’ve completely solved the problem. We are strong and steadfast, and nothing can keep us from success. We already possess all the intelligence and wisdom we need to do anything. Nothing can hold us in place or keep us from moving forward. Success is always there for us and we will reach it.

When we have a lot going on, which may be most of the time, an unexpected problem or complication can stop us in our tracks. Everyone wants an easy life where everything goes right, but that isn’t reality. Problems will arise and we may be pressed and frustrated trying to push ahead. If we’re flexible and open to every possibility, we will more easily find the answers we need when things go wrong. It isn’t easy to untangle a knot, but no matter how tightly wound or complex it is, we can figure it out. Nothing is beyond our capabilities and with patience and perseverance, we will prevail.

If we’ve been working a problem for a while and it seems every time we solve one issue another appears, we may tire of the struggle. It’s hard to remain focused and engaged when there are a lot of disappointments. But nothing is too difficult for us and if we step away for a time, we can regroup and look at everything again. When we’re clear, new answers will appear and we can begin again with a fresh perspective. Every problem can be solved and nothing is beyond our grasp. We are smart and wise, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you you’re wrestling with a problem that’s confusing and difficult, remember how capable and strong you are. You will find all the answers you need. Have faith and be confident. You are amazing and proficient. Take another step forward. Success is just ahead and you will reach it.