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Lifeboat

22 Sep

Life is complicated and there are a lot of things to take care of, manage, and watch over. Everyone wants to be strong and healthy, and we have a lot of information about what we need to do to accomplish that. We need to eat the right foods in the right quantities, get plenty of rest, drink water and exercise. Everyone knows these things, but our lives are busy and although we want to be healthy, we may not take the time to do what is necessary to achieve it. We may grab fast food on the go, work too late or too much and become sleep deprived, and decide to sit and watch TV instead of getting the exercise we need. Maybe we think we’ll change later when things settle down, but life continues on, and rarely slows down for anyone. Time continues its march forward and before we know it, years may have passed and we haven’t done anything differently. We own every decision we make and the results that come. Many people believed the Titanic was unsinkable. After it hit the iceberg and started taking on water, some thought it wouldn’t be an issue and they’d be fine. When a few passengers started boarding the lifeboats, others remained behind, confident everything would be fine. The first lifeboats went out only half full, and when the Titanic tilted and began to sink, everyone panicked, and wanted one, but by then it was too late. We can do anything we like, but if we don’t do what is needed to get to the goals we desire, it’s like deciding not to get on the lifeboat. We may not sink in a ship, but we may suffer consequences we don’t want. Our lives are ours to design and we can create them any way we like. By deciding what we want the most, and then taking control of our decisions, we can reach any goal we desire. Everything is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. We are capable and wise, and when we’re ready, nothing is out of reach.

Change will never happen simply because we desire it. If we want something different, we actually have to do something different. Staying in a bad relationship, keeping an unfulfilling job, or repeating behaviors that bring us difficulty will never make us happy. Our happiness is important and we can change whatever we need to make sure we achieve it. We are powerful enough and brave enough to do anything we desire. We need only take the first step and continue forward, and we’ll reach the goal.

It’s good to be independent, but if we want to do something that is very difficult and we are unsure, we can ask for help. We all have different experiences and no matter what we’re trying to do, odds are someone will have information that will assist us. By reaching out to those around us, we can get the support we need to move forward and reach success. There is greatness inside us, and with persistence and determination, we can move mountains.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation and feel like you’re going under, trust yourself. Look at everything possible, and do what is needed to pave the road ahead. You have so much to offer. Be wise and make decisions that will move you closer to the goal. Nothing is out of reach. You are in control of your life and can do anything you desire. Decide what you want, and step forward. Every success is possible and you will prevail.

The End is Near

26 Aug

We’ll go through countless different experiences and scenarios as we navigate through our lives. We will build relationships, make connections, work with others, and learn a lot about who we are and how the world works. We can’t predict the future and there is no way to know what will happen next. Change is the only thing we can count on. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, eventually our situation will change. Nothing can stay the same forever, and although we may intellectually recognize this, it isn’t always easy to accept the changes when they appear. Our relationships are important, and it feels good when they’re going well. If both parties are invested in keeping the relationship strong, and willing to do what it takes to stay connected, they may last our entire lifetimes. But not every relationship will survive the test of time. People change and those changes may move us further apart instead of holding us close. Saying goodbye when we don’t want to leave can be heartbreaking. We may try to do anything to salvage the situation, and that might work, but there will be times when no matter what we do, the die is cast, and our lives are headed in a new direction. Unless our next move brings us greater advancement and joy, endings are rarely easy. When the winds of change blow over our lives, and we’re facing a new reality, we may feel unsettled and unsure. However, we are wise and strong, and can find our way through whatever comes. Success will always be there for us, and every dream is still possible. By trusting ourselves, and believing in our ability to succeed, we can step forward with confidence and clarity.

When we’re happy and everything is working out, it would be great if we could freeze time. If we could just stop everything and stay where we are we would never have to worry. But this is real life, and we only have control over our own decisions. Events beyond our reach will happen, and our lives will eventually be impacted. If we’re facing the end of something we love and value, we may believe that’s it. The new road is just too hard to face and we’ll never survive. That will never be true. We are capable of managing whatever we must, and in time, with patience and determination, we’ll forge a new path and find happiness again.

The first day of a new situation is like a blank page. Nothing has yet been written, and every option is possible. We can decide how we want to proceed, and start to create the life we dream about. By opening new doors, and trying something new, we will find great refreshment and excitement. There are endless possibilities and we can do anything. Every single destination is there for us, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re facing the end of something you don’t want to lose, stand strong and look ahead. Turning the page is just the beginning of something wonderful. You are amazing and talented, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Step forward with strength and confidence. The whole world is there for you, and you will find great success.

The Switch

19 Aug

Everyone is different and we all have our own personal goals and dreams we want to achieve. Every option is possible and if we work hard, and stay focused on moving ahead, chances are we’ll find great success. Our personalities and choices are a result of many factors – how we were raised, where we’ve been, what we’ve experienced so far, and a million other things. Although we can do anything we want, who we are, how we act and how we see the world may complicate something we’re trying to achieve. There may be a time when what we’re doing will not allow us to move toward what we want. If we’re very shy and reserved and the goal requires us to be bold and move forward with power and intense determination, we may struggle to push ahead. If we’re loud and ambitious, and the goal requires a gentle touch and a soft hand, we may have trouble figuring out how to advance. Everyone has their own special and unique talents, but nobody is completely perfect for every desired role. We are in control of our lives and if we want the goal, can make any changes necessary to get there. We may have to switch our thinking around in specific ways, and alter our responses and behaviors in order to do what is needed to prevail. Making personal changes isn’t pretending. If we want the goal, we may actually have to change something. There isn’t anything we can’t do and we are the only ones who can keep us from reaching any goal. We know what we want. The question is – Are we willing to do what is needed to achieve it? Once we decide how we want to proceed, we can pave the road ahead and push forward toward success. We can do anything and every dream is possible. With determination, focus and clarity, nothing can keep us from success.

Some people use the excuse “That’s just how I am,” to explain some behavior or choice they made that didn’t work out. We can always blame our choices on the patterns we’ve adopted and repeated throughout our lives, and blame bad decisions on endless outside issues. We can repeat the same mistake endlessly and deal with the consequences over and over again. But until we face the situation openly, look at how our choices have affected the outcomes, and then switch our behaviors around to something more beneficial, we may never find success. Our happiness is our own responsibility. With careful thought and preparation, we can make excellent choices that will take us where we most want to go, and find great happiness and satisfaction.

Traditions and routines are comfortable. We know them, we’re used to how they feel, and it’s easy to keep repeating them. Because they are familiar, we may stick with them even if they don’t bring us what we most desire. We can stay in the same, thankless job, remain in relationships that aren’t working, and continue down the same road indefinitely. Nothing will change until we do something different. Our lives belong solely to us. If we want something more, we can get it, but if we want to go somewhere else, we must be willing to let go of where we are. There isn’t anything we can’t do once we decide. Every single destination is possible, and we can reach them all.

Today if you’ve been trying to move closer to a goal but are struggling to move forward, look at what is needed to succeed, and make the necessary changes so you can win. You are amazing and powerful. Nothing is too difficult for you to achieve. Be confident and trust yourself. The whole world is there for you and every dream is waiting. Step forward and make them yours.

In the River

16 Aug

We are in control of our lives and can do anything we want. We all have responsibilities and things that require our attention, but how we live and where we go is up to us. If we’re in a situation that isn’t working, we can step away and move in a different direction. Complaining about the situation will do nothing to change it. If we’re in a lake swimming and want to stop but the water is deep, we can tread water. Because the water isn’t moving in any direction we can basically stay in the same place. However, if we’re in a river and decide to tread water, we will never be able to remain in the same location. The movement of the river’s current will persist, and despite our efforts, push us continually down stream. Although we aren’t doing anything to keep moving, the water will carry us. The same is true in life. If we’re in a situation we don’t like but haven’t made any effort to step away, it will continue to carry us along to wherever it leads. If we do nothing, we are making the choice to continue following along. Looking away or treading water will not move us onto something else. We must decide to step onto a new road, and then begin. Our lives belong to us and our happiness is our own responsibility. If we just coast along and try to endure what isn’t making us happy, nothing will change. Nobody is going to come along and fix the situation for us. It’s all up to us. We can have the lives we dream about, but we must create them ourselves. Everything is possible and when we’re ready, nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. All our dreams are there, waiting. By stepping up and taking control, we can make them ours.

Some people love to complain. They talk about how bad their jobs are, grouse about their living conditions, complain about their salaries, and endless other topics. Nobody gets a perfect life and we all have situations and things we would like to change. Complaining is normal and when others share our misery, can help alleviate our frustration. But if all we do is complain and refuse to take action to change the situation, we become part of the problem. Nothing is permanent in life and everything can be changed. If we aren’t happy, we can decide what we most want to do, and then begin forward and change our situation.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go. What is perfect for one doesn’t work for another. We are a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had so far, and even if a scenario works for those around us, it may not be a good fit for us. We never have to go along to get along. Our lives are ours to design and before we do anything, we must decide what we want, and where we want to go. Once that is determined, we can plan our steps forward to reach success.

Today if you’ve been treading water and waiting for your situation to change, look at all the possibilities around you and decide how you want to proceed. There are endless opportunities available, and the goals you seek are within reach. Decide what you want the most and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep you from your dreams. They are there for you and you can make them reality.

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.