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In the Hinterland

1 Jul

Life can be complicated and we may experience things we never dream will happen. We know we’re in control of our own decisions, but everything else is beyond our grasp. Things change, people come and go, choices are made that interfere with our lives, and things may develop that leave us standing alone, unsure of what to do next. There will always be lots of opportunities and possibilities around us, but if we don’t know what we want, or where we want to go, we may get stuck pondering and trying to find answers. Sometimes it may be because something big has changed in our lives. Perhaps a serious relationship has ended, we’ve had an unexpected development in our jobs, or we just no longer feel comfortable where we are. We may feel the urge to do something different, but haven’t yet identified what that will be. Floating around in the hinterland in our minds we may feel without an anchor, and unsettled. Where do we go from here? What should we do? How do we begin? Even when we’re unsure of our next steps, we know deep inside what we really want. We can examine our true desires, trust ourselves to believe we can achieve them, and then decide how we want to proceed to make them ours. There will always be a road ahead, and we are competent and capable enough to find it. Every answer is already there for us. Once we decide what is most important, we can step forward and claim it. Times of uncertainty will come to us all, but we are intelligent and wise, and will find our way. Every possibility is there for us. Every road is open. We need only decide what we want, and then move toward success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what we should do. Some people may believe they know what we need, and will tell us how to proceed. We can certainly take any advice we like, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Our lives are ours to design, and we don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint or follow their lead. We can chart our own course, and go anywhere we desire. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

Time stops for no one, and even if we stand still, the world will continue forward. We can remain in place for as long as we like. There is no rush, and if we need time to think about our next step, we can take it. When we’re ready to move, everything will be there for us. There isn’t any destination we can’t reach, and no goal we can’t achieve. We can look at every option possible, and then choose our next steps. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if things have changed, and you’re not sure how to proceed, trust yourself. You already know what you want. Decide where you want to go, and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and strong, and already have everything you need to succeed at anything you desire. Nothing can keep you from success. Every dream is possible, you will make them yours.

Treadmill

19 Jun

We interact with lots of people as we navigate through our lives. We build relationships with those around us, we make friends, we have family members, and there are others we only see in passing. When our connections are positive, they embellish our lives and bring us great satisfaction and happiness. But not every relationship works well, and if we’re in a situation where there is continual strife and contention, it may wear on us and make us unhappy. We never have to stay in any situation we don’t want, but relationships are complex, and because of history or habit, we may stay where we are even if it doesn’t bring us peace or happiness. We might go over the same territory again and again, and the same issues over and over with no end in sight. Like being on a huge treadmill with an endless track that goes around and around, and never moves us forward. We are in control of our lives and can endure any situation for as long as we like. Relationship habits can be hard to break, and even if we’re miserable, we may stay and repeat the same problems and behaviors indefinitely. Our personal happiness is important. If we’re not getting what we need to find it where we are, we can step away. The unknown may be intimidating at first, but foreign territory is only foreign until we make it ours. Every new road is unknown in the beginning, but we have all the courage we need to take it and start something new. We deserve complete and fulfilling happiness, and can make decisions that will bring it to us. Nothing is impossible, and we cannot be held in place when we’re ready to move. We can trust ourselves to make positive choices, and choose the roads that will take us to the destinations we desire most.

We can all make choices that take us where we want to go. We never have to choose options that bring us hardship, and if we find we’re on the wrong road, can always change direction. We aren’t responsible for creating happiness for anyone else, and we aren’t required to do anything we don’t want to do. Our lives belong solely to us, and with wisdom and clarity, we can make decisions that take us where we want to go. Every possibility is there for us and all options are available. We can chart our own course toward whatever goal we desire, and find complete success.

It’s good to be patient, but we never have to wait indefinitely for something to change so we can be happy. If we’re in a relationship that is difficult, we may stay hoping the situation will improve or the other person will change, and things will get better. That might happen, or it might not. Waiting around for change that may never come will not benefit us. We don’t need agreement or permission to alter our course. When we’re ready to move ahead, we can step onto another road, and pursue success.

Today if you’re in a situation that is not making you happy, decide what you want the most. Complete happiness is always possible, and it’s there for you. Step off the treadmill, and walk forward with confidence. Every dream is possible, and nothing is out of reach. You deserve every good gift. Look ahead and move toward your dreams. You are capable of greatness, and nothing can keep you from success.

One Small Victory

8 Jun

We can do anything we want to do. We can live our lives any way we want and go anywhere. If we’re happy, we can keep things the way they are, or if we’re not happy, can change anything we like. Change is always possible but it won’t just happen because we want it. We have to stop doing something and start doing something else. It sounds easy but it isn’t always simple. Changing our behaviors takes diligence and constancy. If we really want to change, we have to dedicate ourselves to the new behavior and stick to it, over and over again, until it replaces the behavior we want to lose. Deciding we want to change is only the first step. After we’ve made the decision, the work must begin. It will take focus and time, and like turning a ship, instead of taking one big step that changes everything, we may have to take many small steps to get to success. Today we may make one decision that brings us one small victory that moves us closer to the destination. If we want to lose weight, today we may turn down a second helping. If we want to be more fit, we might take the stairs today instead of the elevator. Small victories may seem insignificant when looking at the big picture, but they add up and bring us greater confidence to do even more. Every step forward, no matter how small, is a win. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and change won’t happen overnight, but with diligence and focus, we can do anything. One small step forward each day will take us to success. Nothing is too difficult for us to accomplish, and with persistence and determination, we can have the lives we want the most.

Learning a foreign language takes a lot of effort. We must learn a new vocabulary, figure out how to put together sentences, and pronounce new words. Even if we’re highly motivated and intensely interested, fluency won’t happen quickly. It will require hours of dedicated practice, and patience. Today we may only memorize a few new words and just begin to understand the correct syntax, but tomorrow we’ll do a little more, and in time, if we stick to it, we’ll succeed. Each small step will take us closer to the goal, and we will reach success.

The road to some destinations is short and we can reach them quickly. It’s nice to claim the prize at the end, and we all want to succeed. But some roads are long, and difficult, and take more time than we imagined at the beginning. If the goal is important, we can stay the course and trust ourselves to prevail. If not, we can let it go, and work on something else. We decide what we’ll accomplish and what we want to do. When we’re focused on something we desire, every single movement in the right direction takes us closer to the goal. Some days we’ll go far.  Other days, it may seem we’re standing still, but as long as we stay on the road, we are winning.

Today if you’re working toward a goal but it seems you can only move a tiny bit closer each day, trust yourself. Every step ahead, no matter how small, is a victory that moves you forward. You are amazing and can accomplish anything. Be confident and keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Nothing is beyond your reach, and every step takes you closer. Stay on course, and you will succeed.

Another Day

29 May

Life is long and we may spend decades here on earth experiencing one thing and another. Every day brings something new, and no matter how old we are, or how far we’ve traveled, we will never see everything or comprehend all there is to know. Every life is different, and are the expression of choices we make. We may choose a simple life where we don’t venture too far from what is familiar, or we might be adventurous, always pushing the limits of what we can do and where we can go. Our lives are ours to design but no matter what we choose, each day when the sun rises, what we accomplish is up to us. It’s a new beginning with boundless possibilities and nothing is out of reach. We might think the life we have now is fixed, and where we are is where we’re destined to stay, but that will never be true. Just because we’ve been in the same place for a while, doesn’t mean we have to stay there indefinitely. If we’re happy where we are, we can stay there and continue on. But if we want something more, we can look at all the options available, which are endless, and make another choice. We are never restricted in place, and can change anything at any time. We don’t need permission or agreement to design our own lives any way we like. Every single day is an enormous gift. It’s ours to live and we can choose any path, and any destination we like. Nothing is off limits. If we’re willing to do what is necessary to get there, we can have the lives we dream about. Everything is possible. We already know what we want. We are smart enough and have all the courage we need to achieve anything we desire. By stepping forward with clarity and confidence, we can go anywhere, and do anything.

It’s easy to live on auto-pilot. We can simply go through the motions, get our tasks done, and take things as they come. We can sit in the back seat, and let those around us decide what we’ll do and where we’ll go. It’s certainly easier to let others make our decisions, but if we don’t control our lives, we will never do what we desire most. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. The smartest person in the world will never have any idea what we really want. By taking control of our decisions and choosing the roads we’ll travel, we can achieve any goal, and go anywhere.

Others may have opinions about how we should live our lives. If we want to change, they may tell us we’re fine where we are, and encourage us to continue doing what we’re doing. Opinions belong to those who have them, and never have control over us. We never have to conform to someone else’s ideas or follow those around us. We can chart our own course, and move toward any goal we desire. All options are there for us, and we can do anything. We can make all our dreams come true, and achieve complete happiness.

Today, think about what you want the most and make a plan to get there. Take the first step toward your dreams, and move forward with confidence. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too far to reach. Trust yourself. Nothing can keep you from success. Take the first step forward, and every dream will be yours.

Changing Location

24 Apr

There are endless places to go in the world, and unlimited things to see. We can choose any destination and then do what is needed to get there. All options are possible but we won’t go anywhere until we decide to move. We are where we are, and if we don’t like a particular location, we don’t have to stay there. Our lives belong to us and we have control over every decision we make. If we’re unhappy or feel unfulfilled, it’s up to us to do what is needed to change. We never have to continue to tolerate a situation simply because that’s where we are. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us in place against our will, but we must decide if we’re ready to move. Change won’t just happen because we’re thinking about it. Even if we’re unhappy, life won’t simply provide something new for us. We can move or we can stay in the same situation indefinitely. Going someplace new requires effort and there are no guarantees things will work out the way we want them to. The road ahead may be easy and we might get to a new location quickly and with few problems, or it might be hard with lots of complications and twists and turns. There is no way to know in advance how hard it will be and if that’s enough to keep us in place, we can stay where we are. But if we want something different, and are ready to do what is necessary to change our situation, nothing is out of reach and the whole world is possible. We can change anything in our lives, and reach every goal ahead.

It’s very uncomfortable to hear someone continually complain about their situation or where they are in life, and do nothing to change it. We will all face times when we end up somewhere we don’t want to be. Getting there is not the end of the road or the end of the journey. We may have to wait until our situation allows us to move, but as soon as the opportunity arises, we can step away and advance toward the destinations we desire. Life is fluid and nothing is permanent. It may take planning, and we may have to work to achieve the changes we desire, but everything is possible, and we can have the lives we want the most.

Nobody can read the future, and we never know what tomorrow will bring. However, one thing is certain – if we do nothing it’s unlikely our lives will dramatically change. Standing around complaining about our lot in life may bring us temporary relief from an uncomfortable situation, but will do nothing to make things better. Our lives are an incredible blessing. We can decide what we want and then do what is needed to get there. All destinations are possible and nothing is too far to achieve. We are strong and capable, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re frustrated with where you are and want a change but have been unsure about moving forward, trust yourself. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you. Decide what you want and where you want to go. Every destination and goal are possible. You are amazing and have everything you need to get the life you want. Step forward with clarity and confidence. Every blessing is already there for you, and you will have them.