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Over and Over Again

11 Feb

Everyone makes their own decisions. If we think about our actions before we make them and don’t simply react to what’s going on around us, we have a better shot at choosing things that will move us forward. We all have the right to choose anything we like but we only have control over ourselves. Others may do what they will, and we cannot prevent their choices from affecting us. If someone hurts us, we can learn from the experience and pay closer attention to our dealings with them. If we could look at only the facts and make our decisions clearly and without influence, everything would be simpler. However, we’re human, and our emotions are part of everything we do. If we get hurt by someone we love, we may let them close enough to hurt us again. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and if we’re involved with someone who is mean and hateful, they will be accountable for those choices. But we’re accountable for what we do as well, and if we continue to allow them to hurt us, that’s on us. The old saying, “Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me,” is valid. If we allow others to hurt us over and over again, we are partially responsible for the pain we suffer. We never have to stay in any situation that isn’t beneficial. We can always step away and move on to someplace new. If we remain in place, and allow ourselves to continue to be abused, we own that choice. There isn’t any situation powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. We always have the ability to change. We are more powerful than we imagine, and can do anything we desire. We can have the lives we dream about by making choices that take us to it. Every day is a blessing, and we can reach any goal and find complete happiness.

Promises are sacred commitments. If someone makes a promise to us, we hold it close and fully expect them to fulfill it. If the promise is broken, so is part of our trust. If they continually make promises and never keep them, we learn their word is worthless. If we continue to trust them, we will likely be disappointed. We can say anything to get what we want. We can promise the moon and everything that goes with it, but unless we fully deliver, our word means nothing. Deciding to keep our commitments and always follow through will open valuable doors for us, and pave the way toward success.

If we’re caught in a situation where we’re suffering but there is no easy way out, we can decide what we want the most. No matter where we are, we can move. The road may be difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We are powerful and intelligent, and no matter what’s going on, can find our way forward. Our happiness is important. We can move away and start again. Every dream is possible and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to make them ours.

Today if you’ve been hurt, step back and look at all your options. You never have to stay anywhere you don’t want to be. There are endless opportunities possible, and you have everything you need to find the way forward. Be strong and trust yourself. Every blessing is possible and you will succeed. Be confident. The best is just ahead.

Not Me

7 Feb

Nobody is perfect and although we try to always make good decisions and choose well, sometimes we’re going to make mistakes. It’s the normal course of life. We might decide to do something that seems good at the beginning but turns into a complete mess, screwing up our lives and anyone else involved. It happens to everyone and nobody is exempt. We’re going to go the wrong way from time to time, and what we do after that will determine what happens next. When the bottom falls out and we’re left holding the bag, we can try to deflect the blame onto someone else. We could say it wasn’t us, we weren’t involved, nobody told us about it, and a million other excuses that won’t change anything. Pushing the blame for something we’ve done onto someone else will never help, and will reflect badly on us going forward. Many times, everyone already knows who was involved when things go wrong. Pretending to be invisible or making sure we’re somewhere else when it all hits the fan won’t fix anything. We’re accountable for everything we do and every decision we make. Hiding, deflecting, pretending or trying to dodge our involvement will only delay the inevitable. It’s far better, no matter how bad things are, to stand tall and admit our involvement. It’s only a mistake, not the end of the world. Nothing is permanent and no matter what’s happened there will be a way to correct our course. We are intelligent and can find the way forward no matter how convoluted the situation may seem. With confidence and courage, we can address any misstep and make whatever changes are needed to point us in the right direction. Every destination is possible and we will find the way ahead.

It’s impossible to know everything about everything. When we’re making decisions, there may be something we can’t see or some fact we don’t know about. We can only use the information available to us at any time, and if we discover later there is more to the story that affects the way forward negatively, we can modify our plans. If we’re flexible and open, we can still find our way to the goal despite any complications. Life is filled with possibilities and there will always be another way ahead. With focus and planning, we can reach any destination we desire.

There may be times when we might be blamed for something we didn’t do. It’s difficult to feel the scorn of others for something we’re not responsible for and we may certainly stand up for ourselves and protest our innocence. If doubt still remains, we can continue forward making the best choices possible, and in time, truth will prevail. We can make excellent decisions that show the world who we are, and that take us where we want to go and help us achieve our most valued goals. We are strong and powerful, and we will prevail.

Today if things have gone wrong from a decision you’ve made, own your part and do what is needed to correct the situation. Mistakes happen and you can change direction. Look at everything openly and decide on the best course of action. You are wise and intelligent, and all the answers are there for you. Trust yourself. You will prevail.

Waiting

16 Jan

Our lives are often busy and we sometimes have a lot to accomplish in a short period of time. When we’re pressed for time, we may find ourselves in a situation where we must wait for something. Waiting is a common fact of life, and if we’re impatient, may be hard to endure. Sometimes we have to wait in line, which isn’t too bad if those ahead of us are efficient and quick, but that’s rarely the case. Everyone has their own pace and sometimes there are delays. If we feel those in front of us are wasting our time, it can be maddening. Nobody wants to wait to get their tasks completed, and if we’re in a hurry, it may very difficult to stand still while the minutes tick by. We may not be able to do anything to move ahead physically, but we are always in control of our thoughts. We can get impatient and frustrated, and let our anger rise, or we can take a deep breath and try to think of something else. Accepting the situation, even if it’s not where we want to be, and taking a step back to relax and let our minds rest will help us until we’re ready to move. There will be time to accomplish our tasks and if not, it’s not the end of the world. We can modify our plans to accommodate any delays. Nothing is so important it’s worth losing our self-composure over. We are capable and wise, and no matter what’s in our way, will be able to reach success. Each moment is a blessing, and we can manage every step with confidence and control until we reach our destination.

We have lots of different kinds of relationships. We have families, friends, co-workers, lovers, acquaintances and others. Each has a level of attention and interaction needed for them to grow and strengthen. Being continually put on hold by someone we’re attached to may damage our connection. If they’re too busy to get to us, or we can never reach them, the bonds that hold us close will diminish. Over time, if nothing changes, chances are the relationship will fail. Valuable connections need attention, and time to build. We can manage our personal relationships so they are healthy and strong, and enjoy the benefits from building strong alliances and friendships.

When we’re trying to accomplish something that requires the help of others, it’s important that everyone acknowledge the importance of communication. When we talk to one another and share our perspective, whatever we’re doing is enhanced and our understanding increases. If we hold others back and make them wait because we aren’t comfortable or want to have control over the situation, progress will be stalled. Success often depends on everyone sharing and doing their part. We are wise and capable, and can be confident in everything we do. We are important to everything we’re involved in, and with patience and cooperation can reach any goal.

Today if you’re in a hurry and have to wait, instead of getting impatient and frustrated, take the time to think about your plans and modify what is needed to accommodate the delay. You are incredibly smart and will always know what to do. Be confident and calm. Every goal is possible, and you will succeed.

Planning for Success

2 Jan

We all have dreams and ideas about things we want, places we want to go, and what we want to accomplish. The options are unlimited, and we can spend all our time dreaming of the life we desire, hoping it will magically come to us. We can wish that somehow, some way, things would morph into what we want most of all, and imagine what it would be like if our lives made us happier and we felt more fulfilled. While it’s good to have dreams and goals for the future, simply thinking about them and wondering what it would be like to achieve them will change nothing. We can wish for change all we like, but wishes are simply dreams without a plan. If we want the lives we’re dreaming about we can have them, but they won’t just come to us because we desire them. We must determine what it will take to make them ours, and then begin stepping forward toward them. We can do anything if we’re willing to do what is necessary to accomplish it. We’re smart enough and courageous enough to reach any goal we want. Once we decide where we want to go, we can make a plan and move forward. If we’re happy standing still and remaining where we are, it’s easy to do. Routine and familiarity may make us feel settled and safe, but will never bring us the rewards and excitement of a life filled with new experiences and growth. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we like. If we want something more, we can reach for it. Nothing can hold us in place when we’re ready to move. Every option is possible and we have everything we need to do anything we desire.

Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to. If we aren’t happy, we can sit and bemoan the situation for as long as we like. We can complain about where we are and become complacent in our discontent. We may gripe because this or that didn’t happen, or we didn’t get the opportunities we feel we deserved. Life is unpredictable and things won’t always go our way, but that does not freeze us in place. We are more powerful than we may realize and can do anything we desire.

Chocolate ice cream is good. It’s really good, but it’s not the only flavor that’s delicious. There are endless other combinations and concoctions that are as delicious and enjoyable, but if all we ever get is chocolate, we’ll never have the chance to try them. There are unlimited and endless things we can do with our lives. If we stick with what we know and reach no further than where we’re comfortable, we may miss the chance to experience something wonderful and enriching. There are endless roads to travel and every opportunity is available to us. We really can have the lives we dream about. We just need to plan, and then, go get them.

Today if you’ve been dreaming of something new but haven’t moved from where you are, trust yourself and step forward. The whole world is there for you and every dream is possible. You are amazing and incredibly capable. Dream big. You deserve every success and by planning and moving forward, you will reach it. Nothing is too far or too difficult. You can have the life you want, and find complete happiness.

Reaching

2 Dec

Life is filled with opportunities for growth and understanding. We can do anything we really want to do and go as far as we desire. We can reach further and stretch to move closer to any destination we choose. But progress doesn’t always come easily, and understanding can elude us even when we’re trying hard to get a grasp on something. There is always a lot going on all around us. People come in and out of our lives continually, we face innumerable challenges and complications, and sometimes just when we’re sure we’re headed in the right direction, the road turns and we end up going the long way around or even the wrong way. We can always right our course, and find the way forward, but that may take more time than we want, and might involve a lot of unexpected adjustments. Change doesn’t just happen because we want it. We have to do what is necessary to make it ours. If we really want the lives we dream about, if we really want to experience true success, we’re going to have to step away from what we already know. The world is a huge place and the chances for change are unlimited. Staying in the same place and refusing to move will only bring us the same things over and over again. We have incredible potential and nothing is too complex or difficult for us to manage or unravel. We can step forward with confidence that although we don’t know exactly what lies ahead, we will handle whatever comes and be able to push forward toward any goal we desire. There are endless possibilities, and countless opportunities for success. There is sufficient wisdom and courage within us to guide us forward, and help us open every door we reach. Every dream is possible, and we can go anywhere and do anything.

Our lives are ours to design and we can create them any way we like. If we want a small life filled with routine and repetition, it’s easy to achieve. We can keep our influence close, and do the same things we know well. It takes courage to step away from what is commonplace, but if we’re ready to move onto something new, there are no walls that can hold us in. We can step off the well-traveled path, and forge our own road ahead. There is great satisfaction in doing new things and stretching beyond where we are.

We never need permission to pursue our own personal goals or reach for our dreams. Nobody knows what we want better than we do. Those around us may not agree, and may try to dissuade us from stepping forward, but we’re in control of our lives. We can do anything we desire, and no matter how far away or how difficult a goal is to achieve, we already possess everything we need to succeed. We are powerful and strong, and nothing can hold us back from what we want the most.

Today if you’re thinking of trying something new but aren’t sure you will prevail, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are, and nothing can hold you in place. Set your sites on the goals you’re dreaming about, and step forward. You have everything you need to succeed and you will win.

One More Rung

26 Nov

Life is a journey that takes us many places and teaches us many things. As we move forward, we decide what we want to do and where we want to go. Some things come easily, but many times we must reach a little further than we’re comfortable, and trust ourselves to make the right choices, even when we’re not sure. No matter how far we go, the road continues forward. There will always be another step to take, and another rung to reach for as we climb. It’s up to us to choose what kind of life we’ll have, what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and how far we’ll travel. The options and possibilities are endless, and if we’re determined, nothing can hold us in place. But first we must decide what we want. We must choose the road ahead ourselves. If we like where we are and don’t want to face challenges or struggles, we can try to keep things the same. Repeating what we’re doing over and over is easy, and requires little energy. However, it’s impossible to learn anything new doing the same things again and again. Life is filled with possibilities and there are endless opportunities for growth and development. If we stand still holding on to what we know, that’s all we’ll learn. We are capable of understanding many things, and every new experience enriches us and teaches us more about the world around us. Even if we’re comfortable where we are, we can reach for one more rung and rise a little higher. As we step up, the view will broaden and deepen our knowledge. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and with confidence and clarity, we can move forward toward any goal we desire. The whole world is there for us. We can do anything and reach any destination.

Climbing a mountain is hard work. The path is always angled upward, and when we tire, it takes concentration and determination to continue climbing. Every step takes us closer to the top as we push against gravity and struggle to find our footing. If we don’t stop, we will reach the summit and find great pleasure in the view before us. Accomplishing goals brings us tremendous satisfaction and builds our confidence. By keeping our focus and continuing forward, we can reach any objective and realize great success.

Life offers all kinds of options. If we want to, we can just coast along and see what happens. We might end up in places we like, or we might not. If we’re just going along for the ride and not driving the train, we won’t have a choice of destinations. But our lives are important and every day is valuable. We can think about what we want and then do what is necessary to take us there. Every dream is possible and we can have the lives we want the most. We are powerful and capable, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Today if you’ve been comfortable keeping everything the same, there are countless possibilities waiting for you. Think about what you really want. Your dreams are possible. Decide where you want to go, and take the first step forward. You are strong and powerful, and nothing is too far for you to reach. Be confident. You can reach any goal you desire. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

Big Poke

11 Nov

Everyone has things they want to accomplish. When we’re ready, we make plans and get involved, and push forward with focus and attention toward the next destination. It’s good to be focused and moving toward our goals, but as we concentrate on the road ahead, we may miss some important cues along the way. Change is constant and sometimes our situation fluctuates and everything modifies but if all we can see is the next step forward, we may not even notice. If the change is drastic enough, it’s possible the goal we’re after is no longer there. If there are others moving forward with us, and they notice what’s happened they may poke us to make us look up. It’s helpful to have someone else looking around when we all we’re looking at is the road ahead. If we’re alerted to stop, and review our situation anew, we can determine if it’s time to revise our plans and move in a new direction. Life is filled with complications, modifications, unexpected twists and turns, and endless change. If we don’t take the time we need to notice them as they occur, we may find ourselves pushing toward something we no longer want, or that no longer exists. It’s pointless to waste our efforts to get somewhere that in the end isn’t where we want to go and won’t help us move forward. Every step we take moves us toward a destination. We can look up and ensure we’re still moving toward something we desire. Life is all about learning and every decision we make, and every step we take teaches us something new. We can take the knowledge we gain with each development forward with us to help us find success. We know what we want and by paying attention, and modifying our course when needed, we can reach any goal we desire.

If we’re in charge of steering a ship through the vast ocean, and want to go south, we can turn the ship and head that way. But if we fall asleep at the wheel, the ship will go wherever the water takes it, and when we wake, we may discover we are somewhere we never intended to go. As we pursue our goals, if we aren’t watching carefully and noticing the changes around us, we may end up with the same result. We are highly capable and can do anything we desire. We can ensure we’re headed where we want to go, and reach our chosen destinations.

If we’ve been pushing toward a goal, and working hard to reach it for a while, but we’ve changed, and it isn’t exactly what we want anymore, we can alter our direction. Everything we’ve done has given us new information and our lives are ours to design. We can change course at any time. Every dream we desire is possible and with determination and clear-eyed focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been pushing forward toward a goal but things have changed, stop and think about what you really want. You can go anywhere and do anything. Clarify what you want to accomplish and start again. Nothing is beyond your reach and you can find your way to any goal. Success is there for you and with determination and focus, you will reach it. All your dreams can come true, and you will make them yours.