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Upside Down

20 Mar

Nobody can predict the future and we never know what will happen next. There are a lot of surprises in life. Some of them are fun and exciting, but others may knock the wind out of us and leave us stunned and confused. A sudden breakup of a close relationship, an unforeseen accident, an unexpected death, or many other surprises may shake us and make us feel unsettled and upside down. The winds of change may rush upon us and when the road abruptly turns and we are suddenly going in a completely different direction without a plan or any idea of what to do next, we may feel lost and unsure. Everything we counted on may disappear. Everything we thought was solid, may evaporate into thin air. Life is filled with changes and when they come unplanned and unexpected, we may lose our footing for a moment while we try to grasp the situation. We have succeeded at many things and no matter what happens, have all the wisdom and knowledge we need to find our way forward. When things suddenly change, we can take the time we need to stand still, catch our breath, and see all the options possible for moving forward. There will always be a road ahead and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. Even if the whole world changed, we could still find our way. We can choose on our next steps forward and then begin again. Our goals will still be there for us, and with patience and determination, we’ll reach them. Things may go wrong, and the road we were on may be blocked, but there are countless roads possible. We’re intelligent and capable, and nothing can keep us from our dreams.

Every decision we make takes us somewhere. If we’re careful, oftentimes we can see where we’re headed and plan accordingly. But sometimes we don’t have all the facts and may choose something that takes us completely off the rails. Everything may blow up in our faces leaving us trying to figure out what happened. We may need time to process where we are and figure out what to do next. Things can go wrong and when they do, we can find our way. There isn’t anything too complex or difficult for us to manage. We can take the first step forward and then the next, and soon we’ll be on the road that takes us to our goal.

Falling down is a natural part of life. We might stumble or completely take a dive. The fall isn’t the important thing – what matters is what we do next. If we let the situation hold us down and don’t try to get back up, our lives will be paralyzed and frozen in time. We can manage anything that comes and if we’re down, we have the courage to stand again. We are strong and capable, and nothing is powerful enough to keep us from success.

Today if the road you’ve been on has suddenly turned and you’re unsure of your next move, think about what you want. Even the most difficult situation has a solution. You know where you want to go and have everything you need to get there. Stand strong. You are wise and nothing can hold you down. Success is always there for you and you will reach it.

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All is Lost

12 Mar

Life is filled with possibilities and opportunities. There are unlimited things we can do, places to go, people to meet, and endless chances to change our lives. Sometimes what we want to do comes easily and we overcome obstacles quickly. Other times it seems the road ahead constantly blocks us and we can’t move forward. If we’re intent on achieving a goal and something happens that prevents that from happening, we may get discouraged. If nothing we do changes the situation, we may feel like we’ve failed. There may be so much disappointment we withdraw and decide we’re not trying anything new ever again. We may think all is lost and just give up. We can stop pursuing any goal at any time, and change direction but we need not surrender to defeat. Everything is possible. Just because the goal isn’t available now doesn’t mean it won’t be possible later. Sometime success is just about timing. If we give up and abandon the goal, there is no hope of winning. Disappointment can be hard to get through but it’s just a step in the process. It’s just one step among many. The road is long and if we keep our eyes focused on where we want to go, when our situation changes, we can try again and succeed. We are entirely capable of doing anything we desire. There isn’t anything strong enough or complicated enough to hold us in place forever. We know what we want and have all the intelligence and determination to achieve it. Our lives can be exactly the way we want them. We can trust ourselves to find the way through any problem and reach success.

Life is a long journey with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes just when we feel sure we’re headed in the right direction a big detour blocks our way and we have to regroup. Few things we want to accomplish will simply arrive without effort. We will have to plan the way forward, and unravel each complication that arises. It doesn’t matter how difficult the road gets, we have everything we need to find our way. We can find the solution to any problem and with patience and focus will reach the goal.

We may go through a period where it seems nothing is working and everything is standing in our way. Every door we try to open is locked, every road is tangled and dark, and we can’t advance. There are unlimited roads to every destination. If the one we’re on isn’t working, we can try another. If that doesn’t work, we can try another again. If nothing we do pushes us forward, we may decide to set the goal aside for a time and start again later. Setting the goal aside doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. We can revisit it when things change and find success.

Today if you’ve suffered a big disappointment and feel like giving up, remember everything you’ve already accomplished. You are successful and strong, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want and choose the road that will take you to it. You are powerful and wise. Don’t give up. Every dream is possible and you will prevail.

Greatness Within

5 Mar

We all have incredible potential to do amazing and wonderful things. There is no limit to what we can accomplish and the world is filled with possibilities. But potential is only evidence of what is possible and reflects our unrealized expectations. If we don’t apply ourselves and act on our desires, it will lie dormant waiting for us to arrive. There is greatness inside all of us. We have abilities beyond what we dream is possible but uncovering our true capabilities won’t just happen while we sit around and wait. We’re in control of our lives and what we do with them is our responsibility. All the potential in the world will mean nothing if we don’t magnify it and use it to move forward. It’s easy to go with the flow and follow others along. It’s easy not to get involved and stay on the sidelines, or sit in the back seat and let someone else take us where they will. We can have the lives we dream of, but they will require focused effort and determination. The whole world is there for us and nothing is too far to reach but we must take the first step. We can have rich, fulfilling lives filled with satisfaction and reward but we must create them for ourselves. There isn’t anything we can’t do and no place we can’t go. We can decide what we want and then do what is needed to gain it. Every blessing is possible. We have all the potential and wisdom we need to succeed.

If we routinely display bad behavior, are rude or mean, or criticize and disparage others, people may avoid us and it will be hard to create and build strong relationships. It’s impossible to see anything good hiding behind bad behavior. Unhappiness may be the cause, however, spreading our unhappiness around onto others will never resolve the issue. We can take the time to look at our lives objectively and turn our course toward what we want the most. Nothing is strong enough to keep us where we don’t want to be. We can have happy, fulfilled lives by choosing the roads that will take us where we want to go.

Some people like a simple life filled with routine that’s predictable and comfortable. They don’t stray from what they know or push themselves too far. It’s fine to have a small life if that’s what we want, but the world is filled with all kinds of possibilities and we have everything we need to embrace something new and enrich our lives. We don’t know what we can achieve until we try. We can go further than we think we can and accomplish goals beyond our reach. There is greatness within us and we can reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’ve been staying within your routine, look around and see all the options there for you. You have so much to offer and can accomplish amazing things. Remember how powerful and strong you are, and go after your dreams. They’re available to you and you can reach them. There is greatness within you and everything is possible. Open all the doors and move forward with confidence. All your dreams can come true and you will succeed.

Another Setback

18 Feb

When we start out on a new journey and are determined to reach a goal, we may be filled with excitement and sure we’ll succeed. Of course, we can do anything we set our minds to, but that doesn’t mean the goal we’ve chosen will be easy or without complications. There are few times in life when the road ahead is straight, clear and paved and no problems get in our way. Often, things will happen we can’t see at the beginning, obstacles will present we couldn’t predict or imagine, and we may get hung up. Some goals are hard to achieve and no matter how diligently we press forward, we may struggle to move ahead. If we’ve been on the road for a while and there have been many difficulties, we may get tired and start to wonder why we’re continuing on. Another setback may be more than we want to face and we may consider giving up and letting go. We’re always in control of our lives and can change direction whenever we choose and move on to other things. But if the goal is important and we really want to achieve it, we can manage whatever happens that gets in the way. We can keep our focus on the road ahead, even if there are obstacles blocking us. Every goal can be accomplished if we’re willing to do what’s needed to get there. We can decide what we want most, look at all the options before us, and choose the way forward that takes us to the destination we desire. We have all the determination and courage we need to accomplish anything. Every dream is possible and we can make them come true.

Some roads are beautifully paved, with nice straight lines and clear signs to point the way forward. It’s always easy to go the same way as everyone else along a well-traveled road to common places. But if we want something different, the way forward may be more difficult. We may have to travel roads alone that are rocky and rough, with no signs to help us along. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish. No matter what’s in the way, there isn’t anything that can keep us from the goals we desire most. We have everything we need to find our way forward and reach any destination.

When we’re trying to move forward and something goes wrong, we can step aside and find the solution. If another problem comes up, we can do it again. It doesn’t matter how many setbacks arise or how many detours we have to take. The goal will always be there for us and if we stay the course and continue forward, we will reach it. Life isn’t always easy, but we have everything we need to reach any destination if we’re willing to continue forward despite what comes. We can do anything. We are powerful and wise, and nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’re facing another setback on the road to a goal, and you’re feeling overwhelmed and tired, decide what you want the most. If the goal is still important, keep going. Find the answers you need to continue, and step forward. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is beyond your reach. Everything you dream can come true. Be confident. The goal is just ahead and you will reach it.

Doubt

24 Jan

When we’re children we might imagine being a grown up as a great adventure filled with all sorts of freedom and privileges. As we age and mature, we begin to understand how life works and each day teaches us something new. As we navigate all the ins and outs of each situation, we gain skills that help us move forward toward the successes we desire. We learn valuable lessons and gain confidence as we make good, strong decisions and find our way. Sometimes things go well and other times things go wrong and we struggle to figure out our next steps. If we’ve had to face many difficulties or have suffered a serious failure, we may doubt we can live well and find happiness. We may believe we’ll never find our footing or the right road ahead, and that we’re doomed to a life filled with stress and despair. While it’s true we can’t control most of what happens, we are always in control of our decisions and outlook. If we’re convinced we will fail, no matter what we do, the chances of success are diminished. We can create our own self-fulfilling prophecy. There is always the chance we’ll falter in any situation, but there is also always the chance we will prevail. Doubt is only a feeling of uncertainty and we can acknowledge it and then set it aside and trust ourselves to get through. We can push forward with determination, and any failure we may experience will be diminished by our personal self-confidence. Everyone has doubt from time to time but we need not give it power over our decisions. We can do anything we desire and nothing can hold us in place. Every goal is possible and with confidence and certainty we can achieve anything.

There is no way to guess what life will bring us. Change is constant and no matter what we’re experiencing today, chances are it will be different tomorrow. We may face situations so daunting we don’t feel we can manage them. They seem too hard to look at and we may feel sure we can’t survive. But deep within we have incredible resources of strength and courage, and regardless of what comes have everything we need to endure and overcome. We are stronger and more resilient than we may realize and can do whatever is necessary to manage anything that comes.

Sometimes we may choose to do something that others around us doubt we can achieve. They may try to dissuade us from the journey, telling us it’s too hard, too long or not worth the effort. We can always listen to any advice we like, but our choices are ours to make and approval isn’t necessary. We can design our lives and create them any way we like. We can do anything we desire and push ourselves toward any goal. We have everything we need to be successful and can reach any destination with confidence and clarity.

Today if you’re facing a difficult situation and aren’t sure you can manage it, remember how strong you are and trust yourself to find the answers. You already have everything you need to succeed. Pull courage from within and stand strong. Every goal is possible and nothing is too difficult. Be confident and step forward. All the doors will open and you will succeed.

Not Again

9 Jan

There are times in everyone’s life when it seems everything goes wrong. Our plans won’t work, the people we depended on don’t show, everything is taking more time than we thought and costing more than we allocated, and nothing is going right. If we’ve been dealing with one problem after another and simply can’t move forward, and then something else goes wrong we may feel it’s hopeless and consider just giving up and walking away. The frustration of facing another issue and trying to find a way through may be more than we want to face. If the goal is flexible enough to set aside for now, we can move on to something else and continue forward. But if we must press on and cannot let it go, we’ll have to stand strong and patiently keep going. It isn’t easy to stay the course when the road is filled with trouble and obstacles but no matter where we are or what we’re facing, we can find the answers we need. Every goal is possible but may not be easy to achieve. However, we are stronger than we think we are and even when we’re up against serious trials can continue pushing forward. We can be confident that every tangle will be unraveled, every problem will be solved and we will prevail. There really isn’t anything strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We need only hold on a little longer and trust in our personal wisdom and understanding to get through. We can do amazing things and nothing is out of reach. We are perfectly capable of managing whatever we must and finding the way to success.

There will inevitably be times when what we want to accomplish isn’t available when we want to do it. If that happens, we may have to stop where we are and set the goal aside for a while. Everything changes every day and in time we may have the opportunity to return and start again with greater success. Life is sometimes all about timing. What isn’t possible today may come easily tomorrow. We can look at the situation objectively and discern the best way forward. If we can’t get there right now, we can change direction toward something new and return later when things have improved.

Success is not a destination and does not have a timetable. There is no need to rush or worry if the road we’ve been on turns and we have to alter our course. Every step we take moves us forward on the journey toward where we want to go. There is no end to our personal progress and each step forward helps us define our next move. Every experience teaches us something new to take with us and as we advance, we get closer to the person we most want to be. Every dream is possible and with determination and patience we will achieve every goal we set.

Today if everything is going wrong and nothing is working out the way you planned, remember there are many roads to every destination. Nothing can stop you from reaching success. Look at all the options before you and choose your next step forward. Every possibility is there for you. You are amazing and capable, and nothing will keep you from your goal. Step forward with confidence. Success is just ahead.

All Tied Up

7 Jan

Life is unpredictable and even when we plan well and do everything possible to move forward, sometimes due to circumstance or decisions made by others out of our control, we may be stopped in our tracks. Complications are always a factor and can get in the way and prevent us from advancing. When our hands are tied and there’s nothing we can do to change the situation, the desired goal may have to wait. We can complain about it, bemoan our position and kick against the barriers before us, but that will not help. We may feel better expressing our displeasure but the situation will remain and we’ll have to find a way to cope. No matter where we are in our lives, there are always many things to accomplish. It’s positive to be actively engaged and if the goal we want right now isn’t available, we can step back and review our options. The world is filled with opportunities and the opening provided by the change in our situation is the perfect time to explore them. There are unlimited doors to open and endless possibilities before us. We can change our thinking, redirect our attention, and start something new. In time, it’s likely the original road will open again and we’ll be able to continue toward the previous goal, but in the interim we can take advantage of what’s possible now. Every day is a blessing and even when things go wrong, there is the chance to do something positive. We can adjust when we need to, reroute our way forward, and find success in any endeavor we desire. Every option is possible and nothing is out of reach. Even when the world around us changes we can keep moving forward toward the destinations we want the most and find happiness and peace.

Everyone complains sometimes. It’s natural to express dissatisfaction if things aren’t going the way we want them to and complaining allows us to vent our frustration. But continuing to complain over something we can’t change without doing anything to improve our situation isn’t helpful. We can sit and grumble about what went wrong for as long as we like, and nothing will change. We’re always in control of our lives and when we’re ready can begin toward something new that will recharge us and give us satisfaction. We are never truly stopped. We can always continue moving forward and with patience and determination get the lives we want.

Unexpected changes can be unsettling and if we’re confused, we may need to stand still until we can see everything clearly. Taking time to look around and see where things stand will help clarify what to do next. There will always be another road to travel and another goal to reach. We have everything we need to decide what to do next and where we want to go. Every success is possible and nothing can prevent us from reaching it.

Today if everything has changed and all your plans have gone up in smoke, stand strong and have faith. Success is always possible and there are many options available to you. Decide what you want and begin toward a new goal. You are wise and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and make your dreams come true.