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Bandaids

19 Sep

Life is full of surprises and we never know what will happen next. We’ll go through things we never dreamed of and there will be times when things will go wrong, and we’ll suffer. Nobody gets a life filled with paved roads, rainbows and roses. Everyone will have challenges to overcome and painful experiences to get through. When trouble comes we may be able to look at it objectively and quickly find the answers we need to address the issue and move on, but not every problem is that easy. Some things are complicated and painful, and take a lot of time and thought to figure out. If we’re confused and overwhelmed, we may be unable to see everything clearly. If the situation is very painful, we may need time to gain the clarity necessary to proceed. When we get a scrape or cut that is bleeding and painful, we may put a bandaid on it. It will cover the wound and protect it until it heals sufficiently for us to remove it and continue on. We can do the same thing if we’re facing a very hard situation. We can take a step back and give ourselves cover for a while so we can think about everything clearly and decide how we want to proceed. Stepping back isn’t giving up. It’s like a bandaid – a short break for us to regroup and focus. When we’re ready we can step back in and begin to unravel the issue until we reach resolution. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too complex for us to manage. We can trust that no matter what comes, we will find the answers we need, and be able to continue toward success.

Everyone has their own methods for doing things. Some people tackle problems head on and push their way through regardless of how difficult the road ahead is. Others take their time to look at everything before they make their first move. There are endless ways to move forward no matter what is happening and never only one perfect way to handle things. What works for one may be impossible for someone else. By doing things our own way and in our own time, nothing can keep us from moving forward. We know who we are and how we want to proceed, and with patience and determination, we will win.

There is no end to the many variations of things that could happen. Even when we plan well and do everything we can to ensure success, they will be times when everything falls apart. We don’t know what we don’t know, and there may be people making decisions we know nothing about that impact our lives. When our plans go up in smoke and we can’t even see the road ahead, we can stand still until things clear and then begin again. We are stronger and more capable than we think we are, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. Every single goal is possible, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re facing a difficult situation and you feel unable to move, step back and look at everything objectively. The answers you need are already there for you. Stand still and let your mind rest for a moment, and you will find your way. You are amazing and smarter than you imagine. Every single dream is waiting. Trust yourself and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will make it yours.

Long Way Around

22 Aug

Life is full of challenges and everyone’s experiences are different. What one person sees as a trial, another may see as an opportunity. We’re all unique and our interpretations of what is happening differ from one to another. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they want to accomplish, but the road isn’t the same for everyone. Although we know what we want to do, sometimes our vision of how to get there gets cloudy. If we have many responsibilities and lots of complications going on, even the shortest journey can be difficult to achieve. Although we can see where we want to go, due to circumstances around us or others involved, instead of moving straight ahead, we may need to take the long way around to get there. We have complete control over our own decisions, but nobody lives on a deserted island, and there may be lots of other people making choices that prevent us from proceeding as we’d like. It’s hard to be patient and turn away from the goal we want, and it may seem the way ahead is so complicated and tangled, we’ll never succeed. But nothing stays the same forever and change is constant. We may need to change direction for a time, but whatever is happening will eventually change, and we’ll be able to move forward. Every destination is possible but they won’t all be possible today. We can set things aside and work on something else until our circumstances change. There isn’t anything we can’t do and with patience and clarity, we will prevail.

Some things take a lot of work and focus to accomplish. It’s impossible to see the end of the road from the beginning, and we may find the way ahead is far more complex and difficult than we first perceived. If we don’t have all the tools we need to get there when we start, we can take time to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to proceed, and then start again. There is no rush to reach the goal and we can move forward at a pace that allows us to manage every complication and detour. We are intelligent and wise, and can figure out anything we must to reach success.

Other people in our lives may not agree with the choices we’re making, and may advise us against proceeding. We can certainly listen to any advice that’s offered, but our lives are ours to design. We already know what we want, and no matter how complex or difficult it may be to reach the goal, we have everything we need to move forward. If we need help, we can ask for it. If we need more information, we can get it. There is greatness in us, and nothing is out of reach. By being confident and trusting ourselves, even if the road is long and twisted, we will find our way forward.

Today if the goal you want to achieve is far away and the road ahead is complicated and long, trust yourself. There isn’t anything you can’t manage. Failure will only come if you stop moving forward. Every destination is possible and all your dreams are there for you. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. You are stronger, wiser and more powerful than you imagine. Success is waiting, and you will reach it.

What’s Left

5 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of challenges. We will undoubtedly face trials and problems, or difficult situations we never dreamed would happen to us. There is no way to know how the road will turn or what will happen next. Hard trials may come, we may lose our jobs and our security, or there may be extreme disasters or an unforeseen catastrophe. Anything can and may happen. If something terrible comes or our plans devolve and fall apart, we may be left standing, stunned and unsure of how to proceed. Difficult and complicated developments are hard to process and we may need time to understand exactly what has happened and then begin to try to find the way forward. If we’ve lost everything we hold dear, we may believe we are finished. There is no way we can manage and survive. Just because we can’t see the way ahead right now doesn’t mean it’s not there. We cannot change what has happened, but there will always be a way to endure and prevail. There is no rush to move ahead and if we feel overwhelmed, we can take the time we need to regain our footing. Even if we can’t see it, there is light ahead that will guide the way. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and already possess all the courage we need to overcome. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we will find all the answers we need and be able to move forward. Success is still there for us, and with faith and clarity, we will reach it.

When it seems that everything has gone wrong and nothing is left, there will still be something worthwhile. We are still here and we are still breathing, and as long as that’s happening, there is hope for the future. If we lose everything and have hit rock bottom, up is the only way left to move. Getting completely stopped does not end our journey. There isn’t anything powerful or strong enough to hold us down forever. We can focus on what we still have and make a plan to start again. There is great potential within us, and we have everything we need to prevail.

If we’ve suffered through one loss after another and have endured a long and difficult road, we may tire and think there is no way we will ever succeed. Life isn’t easy and problems may come and compound on each other, but there are solutions to every situation. We can take each issue as it arises and do what is needed to untangle and solve it, and then move on. Trouble may come, but we are capable and wise, and can find the way ahead. Every destination is possible and we can be confident we will reach them all.

Today if you’re suffering through a very hard situation and can’t see the way ahead, take your time and trust yourself. Nothing is too complex or difficult for you to manage. Stand strong and be confident. You are amazing and stronger than you imagine. Keep your eyes on the goal and start again. Every destination awaits and every success is possible. Step forward with clarity, and nothing can keep you from the goal.

One Moment

29 Jul

Life is filled with unexpected situations. We never know what will happen next, and we may be surprised by something that suddenly challenges and tests us. There may be an uncomfortable ethical issue that arises out of nowhere and we have to choose between being completely honest or going along with something we don’t agree with. We may face a test of our strength as problem after problem arises and we’re underwater trying to find the way out. Nobody can read the future and no matter how hard we try to make excellent decisions, moments of difficulty will come. What we do when they show up will determine what happens as we move forward. If the issue is ethical and we fold because someone more powerful than us demands it, we may be very disappointed in ourselves and our lack of courage. If the road ahead gets very hard and we give up and let go of our goals because we don’t want to walk through the fire, we will never reach the destinations we most desire. One moment, one decision, can change the course or our lives but all is not lost. No matter what’s happened already or what we’ve done, we can go back and start again. We may not be able to recreate the exact situation or change the outcome of a bad decision, but we can amend our actions moving forward and ensure that what we’re doing matches who we really are. Life can be complicated and hard, and we’ll all face times of uncertainty and worry. But we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and are in control of everything we do. We don’t have to bend to bullying, and we don’t have to go along. We’re entitled to our own opinions and decisions, and with clarity and wisdom, will choose the right path.

Bad decisions can have serious consequences. If we do something that moves us forward but betrays our company or our associates, we may never be able to regain their trust. If we lie and cheat on a lover, we may lose the relationship. Everything we do brings some sort of result, and what that is depends on what we’ve done. If we only see ourselves and are only concerned with our own success, we may betray everyone in our path and walk over them to win. We can do anything we like, but our connections with others are important. If we pave the road ahead with deception and distrust, it will be impossible to build good relationships and alliances as we move ahead. We may believe we don’t need them, and maybe we don’t, but life has a way of looping around and we may find at some point the very bridge we need is one we’ve already burned.

Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some point. If we make a bad choice or choose the wrong road we may get stuck for a time as we try to figure out how to correct our course. Nothing is permanent and everything can be changed, but whatever we’ve done may color opportunities until we’re able to reset and rebuild. There is greatness in all of us. If we lose our way, we can find it again. If we make a wrong turn, we can stop and start over. Nothing is out of reach if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. Every single goal is possible and we can reach them all.

Today remember that mistakes never define who we are. If you’re on the wrong road, you can turn around and begin again. No matter what’s happened, every success is still possible. Think about what you really want, trust yourself and start again. You are wise and capable, and nothing is too far away or too difficult for you to reach. Be strong and step forward. Every blessing awaits, and you will claim them all.

Being the Creator

12 Jul

Life rolls out one day at a time, and most of us cannot see the future before it unfolds.  There is no way to know what will happen next, what will come, or how things will develop until they do. What’s on the other side of the door isn’t visible until we reach out and open it to see what’s there.  Although we can’t predict the days ahead, there are some things we can be sure of. There is an old saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  It’s a true axiom. It’s impossible to expect change if we keep doing the same things over and over. If we want to make more money but refuse to leave the job we’re in or do what is needed to move ahead, the money will elude us. If we want to be more fit but don’t exercise or change our activity levels, nothing will change. If we want more excitement in our lives, but continue to follow the same patterns and go to the same places, our lives will remain the same. In those ways, we can accurately and precisely predict the future. When we keep everything the same, we create a future very much like the present we’re living. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we desire, but we must be willing to do what is needed to achieve the changes we want the most. Standing around, daydreaming and hoping something will happen that will transform everything into what we want will do nothing. We are smart and powerful, and when we’re ready, every dream awaits. Every possibility is there for us, and with focus and determination, nothing is out of reach. We can create the lives we want the most, and find complete happiness.  

Nobody gets a perfect life where everything goes exactly the way they wish, and there are no trials or hardships. Things will go wrong, people will disappoint, plans will fall apart, and we will have to find our way through. Trouble comes to us all, but there are no problems without solutions. No matter what is in the way, or how the road turns, if we are determined to reach the goal we will find the way forward. The answers will always be there for us but we must be willing to search for them and then implement them once we find them. Few things come without effort, but no matter what is required, we have all the courage and strength we need to push forward. No destination is too far away or too difficult for us to manage, and with clarity and patience we will prevail.

It takes courage to change our lives. Staying in the same place, and doing the same things is easy and comfortable. If we want something more, we can look at all the options possible and make a plan to move toward the goals we most desire. We can go anywhere and do anything, and we never need permission or agreement of those around us to achieve what we want the most. There is great success just ahead, and every goal is possible. By trusting ourselves, and stepping out of our comfort zones, and reaching further for what we want, we will succeed.

Today if you want to change your life, and do something different, think about what you want the most and make a plan. Be confident and take the first step forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Trust yourself and move toward the goals you most desire. Every destination awaits and nothing can keep you from success.  You are amazing and highly capable, and nothing is out of reach. Every dream is waiting, and you will make them yours.