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Inertia

9 Jul

Inertia – A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. (Dictionary.com)

Change is a constant in life. The only thing we can count on is that no matter what is going on now, it will eventually change into something else. Nothing is permanent and there is no way to know what will happen next. Although this is an undeniable fact, we are in control of our lives. If we are determined to keep things the same, we can stand still, and remain where we are, repeating the same things over and over. The situations around us will undoubtedly move on and there will be alterations in our environment, but we can stand still for as long as we like. Staying in the same place and repeating the same patterns can be comforting, but sameness and inertia will never take us to the destinations we dream about. It’s impossible to accomplish the goals we most desire and get the lives we want by doing nothing. Standing still may be familiar, but it will not bring us the richness and depth that trying something new will afford. Our lives are ours to design, and if we’re unhappy or dissatisfied, staying in the same place won’t improve the situation. If we want something different, or something more, we must exert effort. Nothing will magically change and our lives won’t improve simply because we desire it. Everything is possible and every dream we imagine can be reached, but it’s up to us to make it happen. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We can wait as long as we want, stand still until the cows come home, but until we step forward, and pursue what we desire most, nothing will change. We have all the wisdom and courage necessary to do whatever we desire. All we need to do is step forward, and begin.

Everyone has dreams about the life they want, goals they want to reach, and places they want to go. Thinking about them and planning for them is the first step in reaching success, but until we take action, nothing will change. Everything we do has a result. Each action brings something new. We don’t have to completely upend our lives and change everything all at once to get where we want to go. We can begin with one small step forward, and then take another. As we continue to move ahead, the goal will become clear and we will reach success.

Change can be intimidating, but there is no way to move from where we are to where we want to be without it. We may need to step into foreign territory and travel unknown paths, but we are strong and have all the courage required to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves to find the right roads ahead, and believe in our ability to succeed. The lives we dream of are possible, and with faith and determination, we can make them ours.

Today if you want something more, make a plan to begin moving forward. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish and every dream is possible. Decide what you want most, and then take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult or too far away. Trust yourself and be confident. All your dreams are waiting, and you will make them yours.

Logical

18 May

As we go through our lives, we decide what we’ll accomplish and where we’ll go. As we progress, the road will likely wind around and bend as it takes us to many places along the way. There’s a lot to see as we move forward, and we can alter our plans at any time and take any detours we like to experience everything we’re interested in. Every road has a destination, but as we look ahead, the next logical step forward may not be exactly what we want. Just because a road continues in one direction, doesn’t mean we have to continue with it. We can adjust our trajectory and change lanes at any time. We are constantly learning and growing and as we move forward and see more of the scenery and options possible, we may decide on a new plan. We can never see the end of the road from the beginning, and even if we’re sure we’re headed in the right direction when we start out, our focus may change mid-stream, and if we want, we can re-route the way forward. We’re always in control of our decisions and can do anything we like. We may start out headed east, and then decide that going north will give us more of what we desire. Nothing is written in stone and we can change anything at any time. Logic is important, but logic is part of reasoning and has nothing to do with our feelings. Sometimes our feelings change about what we want, and we may decide to do something different. There is no one perfect way to live life. There are unlimited roads to travel and endless places to go. We can alter our plans at any time and move in a different direction whenever we’re ready. Starting out going one way does not require us to keep going the same way. Every destination is possible and as we move forward, we can adjust our course at any time to make sure we end up exactly where we want to go. All goals are there for us, and we will reach success.

Making a good, solid plan for moving ahead is helpful. However, we don’t live in a vacuum, and life is complex. There are often unexpected developments that may get in our way or block the road ahead. We can’t read the future or predict what others will do. When problems develop, we don’t have to give up and walk away. We are smart enough to see everything clearly and find the answers we need to keep moving forward.

Mathematical equations are solved by following clear and concise rules. We can try to achieve our personal goals by applying the same type of objective logic, and sometimes that will work. But we aren’t robots and it’s impossible to completely divorce ourselves from our feelings. We are human beings and feel some things deeply. Listening to everything, how we think and how we feel, will help us make the best decisions and reach success.

Today if the plans you’ve made are perfect on paper, but aren’t working out exactly as you hoped, think about how you want to proceed. Every goal is possible, but you may need to modify your direction to reach them. There are many roads to every destination. You are intelligent and wise, and every success is possible. Trust yourself and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Just Good Enough

10 May

When we want something badly, we may do whatever it takes to get it. We might spend all the money we have, call in every favor and push ourselves to the limit. Strong desires can trigger extreme measures, and if after all we’ve done, we succeed, we may feel it was all worth it. But those situations are few and far between. Most of the time, the things we desire won’t require such herculean efforts. When things are easily accessible, we might put them off. If we’re happy where we are and achieving them will require us to change something or they are inconvenient, we may set them aside. After all, everything is going okay, why test the waters to see what’s possible? We may decide we don’t need excellence and can be happy with just good enough. It’s like getting a C in class. It’s a passing grade that probably won’t take a lot of effort, and if we’re willing to settle, it’ll be fine. Settling for what’s easy will never make our dreams come true. A mediocre life will never take us anywhere we really want to go. We can coast through and just follow along, but if we want the lives we dream of, and reach every destination that captures our interest, we must be willing to do more. We are capable of achieving far more than we think we can, and every single dream is possible. If we step forward and open new doors, we may accomplish things we never thought we could. We’ll never know how far we can go if we stay in the same place. The world is huge, and there are unlimited options waiting for us. We can do anything and go anywhere. We just have to decide what we want, and then do what is needed to make it ours. Life is filled with opportunities. Our lives can be filled with every desired goal and as we achieve them, we’ll find complete and fulfilling happiness.

Routines are comfortable. As we repeat the same behaviors, we pretty much know what to expect and how things will go. It’s like walking on a treadmill. Our lives are advancing but the scenery never changes. Being busy doesn’t mean we’re moving forward. Our lives are ours to design and if we want to stay in the same place we can, but it’s impossible to learn anything new by doing the same things over and over again. We can trust ourselves to step onto a new path and begin a new journey. As we move ahead, we’ll find great reward and refreshment by opening new doors.

Every experience we have changes us in some way. We learn as we go, and each time we overcome an obstacle we get stronger and wiser. New destinations can be intimidating, and we may be hesitant to step in a new direction. But we are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. There is no tangle we can’t unravel, and with determination and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything. When we’re ready, we can create the lives we dream about.

Today, if you’ve been staying in the same lane doing the same things, but are ready to try something new, make a plan and take the first step forward. The world is filled with opportunities and destinations just waiting for you. Be confident and trust yourself. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Manufacturing

12 Apr

Life is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There are unlimited options constantly available, and we can do anything we want to do. We can reach any destination and achieve any goal but the lives we want the most won’t just happen because we’re good people and desire them. In business when something is produced, it begins in manufacturing where it’s created. When completed, it’s shipped to those who’ve ordered the product. Companies mark things in “Receiving” when they arrive, and the process continues. Some people think of their lives like they are waiting in Receiving to greet their dreams and desires when they arrive. They may think about them, talk about them, plan for when they get them, and simply wait. Odds of getting the life we want by simply waiting – zero. It doesn’t matter how much we want something, how much planning and positive thinking we do, if we do nothing to achieve the goal, we likely won’t get it. We must think of ourselves not as being in Receiving, but Manufacturing. We are responsible for creating whatever it is we’re hoping to gain. We can do anything, but if we want to be successful, we must concentrate on the doing part. Everything is possible, but it won’t all be easy. Some goals may take a lot of work and effort and require a long time of continued focus. If the goal is complicated and requires a lot of planning and continued focus, it may take longer than we imagine to reach it. But nothing is impossible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t have to do everything all at once. We can move forward one step at a time and open each door as it arrives. Every dream is there for us and we can design our lives any way we like. By focusing on the goal, and continuing forward, we will succeed.

Traditions are powerful and some people feel they must honor them and keep things the same as they’ve been in the past. If we decide we want to do something different, we may face opposition from those close to us. They are certainly entitled to their own opinions and ideas, but we are the only ones who know exactly what we want to accomplish and where we want to go. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t need agreement or permission to do things our own way. Every destination is possible, and with determination we can reach them all.

It’s easy to coast through life. We can go along with what others are doing and play follow the leader for as long as we like, but until we take control, we won’t reach the destinations we most desire. It’s impossible to reach our own goals when we’re following someone else’s plans. We know what we want and have everything necessary to make it ours. By living on purpose and directing our journey toward the destinations we most desire, we’ll gain great happiness and satisfaction.

Today if you’ve been waiting for your life to change, decide what you want the most and take the first steps forward. Everything you desire is possible, but only you can make it yours. You are stronger and wiser than you imagine, and everything is there for you. There is great success ahead, and you can make it yours.

Creating Our Lives

5 Apr

Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we like, but the needs of the world and those around us may impact how we spend our time. We may be regularly asked to do more work or give more time to something that helps those around us. We can certainly give as much time as we like for any endeavor, but there will always be more to do than we will ever be able to accomplish. It’s good to be helpful, but we always have our own chores and tasks to do, and continually adding extra burdens may not be productive. If we constantly agree to do more work and help everyone every time we’re asked, we might find we are so busy we can’t get to our own goals. If we get overwhelmed and can’t keep up, we may blame it on our situation, the requirements of our jobs, our never-ending responsibilities, or endless other issues for where we are. We can say anything, but the truth is, we are creating our own personal lives by the decisions we make. No matter what is going on around us, we are always in control of our lives. Our lives are a reflection of the choices we’re making and overloading them with things to do and pushing ourselves to exhaustion is not noble. It doesn’t mean we care more than others, or that we’re more committed than most. It just means we’re taking on more than we can comfortably handle, and that may keep us from moving forward. Our dreams and personal goals are important, and if we ignore them and do nothing to accomplish them, it will be difficult to find complete happiness. We are unique and our desires are specific to the kind of lives we want to lead. We can look at all the options before us and make choices that will allow us to serve and still create the life we want the most. Every goal is possible and with clarity and focus, we can achieve them all and make our dreams come true.

Commitment and persistence enable us to accomplish what we want most in life. It’s impossible to be committed to our own personal goals if we spend all our time doing things that keep us from moving toward them. Being busy doesn’t mean we’re succeeding. Flitting from one thing to another with no forward motion will only hold us in place. Time may pass and when we finally look up, we may discover we are far from the destinations we really want to achieve. By taking control of our time and making decisions that move us closer to where we want to be, we will open the doors ahead and ensure success.

We are the most important people in our lives, and it isn’t selfish to take care of ourselves before we serve others. By paying attention to our personal needs and ensuring we have everything necessary to work successfully, we will be stronger and more able to assist others when the need arises. Life is full of opportunity and by keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will reach every desired destination.

Today if your life is busy and there isn’t time for your personal goals, rethink the way forward. You are amazing and valuable, and your dreams are important. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing is out of reach, and you can create the life you desire most.