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Inevitable

9 Jul

There are a lot of unknowns in life. We can’t read the future and we can’t see what’s around the next corner. In most cases, we have no idea what will happen next, but there are some instances where we can predict outcomes. If we regularly eat more calories than we burn, we will gain weight. If we don’t put gas in our car and continue to drive, we will run out. Some things are inevitable based on the decisions we’re making. Most of the time we know what we’re in control of and what will happen if we don’t pay attention. But life is complicated, we get busy, and there are lots of distractions. Sometimes we get carried away going from one task to the next, and forget or ignore things that need our attention. We grab food on the go, even though we know it’s heavier than we want to carry, we may forget to fill the car up, water the plants, or take the dog out. And in the end, we pay the consequences. When we’re sitting in traffic with a dead engine because there is no fuel, arrive home only to find the dog has “decorated” the rug because we didn’t take him out, or finally notice the plant on the table is dead because we never watered it, we may have regrets. If we continue to neglect what needs to be addressed, our lives may get more complicated. We’re in control of everything we do and decide how we’ll spend our time. We can plan our days responsibly and prepare for what needs to be done. Our lives are a reflection of every decision we make. If we’re constantly getting into situations that cause us discomfort, embarrassment or hardship, we can regroup and plan more effectively. We are smart enough to make good, strong decisions and take care of our lives in ways that pave the road ahead. Every success is possible, and with focus and attention, we can do anything we desire.

We can accomplish our goals and go anywhere we desire, but everything has a cause and effect. We can control every decision we make, but we have no control over the results of those decisions. If we choose well, the outcomes will likely be what we desire. If we make a bad decision, the results may be far different. Every road ends somewhere. By taking our time, and looking at all the possibilities before we choose, we have the best chance of ending up where we want to go.

There are all kinds of influences around us all the time. We may have cultural, family or traditional pressures to live our lives a certain way, and make certain decisions. If things have been done a specific way for a long time, it may seem inevitable that we must follow them. We can do anything we like, but our lives are ours to design and we create our own destiny. There are endless roads to choose from, and we can chart our own course. We can have the lives we dream of, choose our own journey, and reach every success.

Today if you’ve neglected something that has caused complications, think about making a new plan moving forward. You are stronger and wiser than you think you are, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Be confident, and move ahead with clarity and focus. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

Saying It Louder

30 Jun

We all have our own ideas about life and how it should go. We’re clear on what we want and know where we want to go. If we feel strongly about a situation or choice before us and we want others to follow our lead, we may press them to listen to us and do what we want. If we’re sure our way is the only right way to proceed, we may pressure and coerce to get those around us to follow us and obey our decision. If they don’t listen, we may tell them again, louder and more forcefully in an effort to get compliance. Everyone gets to make their own decisions and they won’t always be the ones we want. Overpowering them to make them comply might work at the beginning, and they may follow us at first just to keep the peace, but that will never hold them in place permanently. We only have control over our own decisions. Being more insistent and saying something louder doesn’t change the message. What’s important to us, is only important to us. Everyone chooses their own way and sometimes that may be very different from where we’re headed. It’s great to have support for our ideas and choices, but that won’t always be the case. We may have to strike out on our own and carve a new road forward. We are strong enough and wise enough to make excellent choices. We can choose our own way ahead and reach success. We don’t need the agreement or permission of others to choose any journey forward. Nothing is impossible for us to accomplish, and we can set out in any direction we desire. Our lives are ours to design, and we have everything we need to create them any way we want.

Many people are comfortable being in a group and following what others are doing. We can always mimic anyone we like, but we are all individuals, and our true desires are unique to each of us. If we only do what others suggest we may move along just fine, but we won’t be expressing our true selves. We have gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. By trusting ourselves and making choices that reflect who we are and what we want most, we will find great satisfaction. We already know what we want, and can step forward with clarity and confidence that we will achieve it.

Powerful people who are confident and self-directed know what they want, and may not respond well to disagreement or dissent. If we don’t want to follow them, they may try to force us into compliance by speaking louder and stronger, trying to muscle us into submission. If we’re intimidated, we may follow them out of desperation, but our lives belong to us and we decide what we’ll do. We are valuable and important, and our choices are ours alone to make. We can stand strong and choose our own way forward. Nothing can keep us from our goals and we will succeed.

Today if you’re being pressured to do something you don’t want, remember you are important, and your desires are worthwhile. Decide what you want most, and step forward toward the goal. You are more powerful and stronger than you imagine. Every dream is possible, and you can have the life you want the most. Trust yourself. Nothing is too far for you to reach, and you will succeed.

Preparing to Win

10 Jun

There are endless things we can accomplish and unlimited places to go, and we can do anything we like. Everything is possible and knowing what we want is always the first step. There will always be many options possible, and it’s up to us to determine where we’ll go and how we’ll spend our time. Everyone wants to succeed and no matter what’s going on, we all want to win. But wanting to win alone will never take us to the prize. If we really want to get there, we must prepare to win. What that entails will be different for every goal we want to achieve. We may have to change our schedules or location to accommodate what must be done. We may have to alter behavior traits and set up routines to which we’re unaccustomed. Most accomplishments will require that we change something, and it may be easy or uncomfortable and difficult. How much we want the goal will determine what we’re willing to do to reach it. If it requires a lot and the price is more than we’re willing to give, we can set the goal aside and focus on something else. We can always return to it again if we decide we’re ready to try. Whatever we want to do is possible, but nothing will come simply because we desire it. We will never achieve our goals if we don’t do what is necessary to get there. Our lives are ours to design. We’re responsible for our own happiness. We can reach any destination we want and find complete satisfaction. Nothing is out of reach and with planning and determination, we will win.

Marathon races are big events. Lots of people participate and there are many people who come to watch and cheer the runners on. Often the atmosphere at the finish line is very festive and exciting. We might go to one and get caught up in the excitement, and decide we want to run in a marathon race. Lots of people do it, how hard could it be? We may buy great running shoes and good exercise clothes to prepare, but if we don’t get out on the road and actually start running and condition ourselves for the race, there is no way we could ever win. Every goal we want to accomplish is the same way. If we want to win, we must define what we need to do, and then do it.

When we’re on a road trip, we really appreciate good pavement. It makes the trip smoother, and easier to endure. Preparing effectively to reach a goal is like laying down a clear, smooth path that will help us move forward and ensure our success. Preparation is always the most important key to success. We may have all the enthusiasm possible and be highly interested in the goal, but if we don’t pave the way to get there, we won’t succeed. We already know what we want, and we have everything we need to get there.

Today if there’s a big goal you want to achieve, start preparing the way forward and move ahead with confidence. You have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish anything. Plan your steps carefully and prepare to win. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success.

Just Waiting

1 Jun

We all have dreams about how we want our lives to go, and specific things we want to accomplish. If we want something to happen, we must define what is required to get there, and then do what is needed to make it ours. Some things are easy to accomplish but others are more elusive and if we don’t see an obvious road to get them, we may think we can’t do anything to make them ours. We may believe it’s all up to fate and simply wait to see what happens. We might even believe that if we’re good, if we follow the rules and are kind and considerate, what we desire will magically come to us. While doing things well will open lots of doors and build strong alliances and relationships, it won’t guarantee the things we desire will come to pass. We have control over all our own choices and behaviors, and can do many things to reach success. If something we desire hasn’t happened, instead of just waiting around for it and hoping somehow it will appear, we can look at it objectively and see what we can do to bring it to us. There are few things we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is required to achieve them. Staying in the same place will only guarantee we’ll have the same experiences. If we want something else, we’ll have to step away from what is common and reach into the unknown. Everything is possible, and nothing is out of reach. We can decide what we want, and then go get it. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire. By being confident and trusting ourselves, we can make the decisions necessary to create the situations we desire most. Everything is possible, and we have all we need to succeed.

Everywhere we go opportunities will be available, but they won’t be the same kind of opportunities. What’s available in a large metropolitan city will be different than what’s possible in a tiny town off the beaten path. Understanding where we are and what’s possible will help us determine our next steps to get to the goal. If we can’t make it happen where we are, we don’t have to just wait to see if things will change. We can move. We are never stuck in any situation any longer than we choose to be. We are in control of our lives and can do what is needed to reach any goal, and have the lives we desire most.

Timing is important in everything we do. There may be moments when we can’t move ahead and the doors we need to open are unavailable. During those times, working harder and pushing further will not move the needle. But change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. We can be patient, and stand still until our situation changes. In time, everything will resolve, and we’ll be able to move forward toward the goal. Everything is possible and with determination and focus, we can make all our dreams come true.

Today if there are things keeping you from your goal, look at everything objectively. There will be a way forward. Step onto a new road that leads to your desired destination. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is out of reach. See everything clearly, and you will reach your goal. Nothing can keep you from success.

In the Moment

27 May

We’re often busy with things we need to accomplish, and as we go from one task to another, time flies by. Before we know it, the day is over, and although we may have accomplished a lot, if we didn’t pay attention to our own goals, we might feel unsettled. Each moment we’re here is priceless, and once it’s gone will never be ours again. What we do with our time matters. Nobody knows how long they’ll be alive on earth. Putting off what we most want to accomplish, and procrastinating our own success may work against us. There will always be stuff we need to do. We have lots of responsibilities, tasks that need completion, and endless details that crop up. If we don’t pay attention, days, weeks, months or even years may rush past before we stop to look at where we are. Every day is a blessing. We get one shot at it, and then it’s gone. Work will always expand to fill the time we give it. If we want to achieve our personal goals, we need to focus on them. We always do what we want to do most. Sometimes our commitments take over and leave little time for personal reflection, but we are in control of everything we do, and if we want personal success, we have to make our lives a priority. No matter what’s going on around us or how much we have to address, there will always be time to take care of ourselves. Our lives belong to us alone, and we can accomplish anything we desire. Each moment counts. We can have the lives we dream of if we take charge of our decisions and continue forward. Life is full of distractions and we may get turned around a time or two, but we know what we want, and can move toward any goal we desire and make it ours.

It isn’t selfish to focus on our own lives, and work on our own personal goals. We deserve complete happiness but nobody can give it to us. It’s our responsibility to do what is necessary to achieve it. Deciding what we want and then doing what is needed to make it ours will bring us great satisfaction. There isn’t anything too far away for us to reach, and no road too difficult to travel. We can take the time we need to move forward toward the lives we want, and achieve greatness. Everything is there for us. We need only decide what we want, and then step forward to claim it.

We decide how we’ll spend our time. There will always be more to do than we can accomplish, and we’ll never run out of tasks that need our attention. Our lives are our responsibility, and we decide how we’ll manage them. Even if we’re busy, we can make time to work on our own personal goals. It’s impossible to be completely happy if we aren’t where we want to be, or haven’t reached our desired destinations. We already know what we want, and have everything we need to get it. We can manage our time in ways that allow us to move toward every goal, and reach every success.

Today if you’ve been caught up in completing tasks and checking off boxes, remember your time is precious. Decide what you most want, and then plan your time in ways that help you achieve it. Every dream is possible, and you already possess everything you need to succeed. Step forward with confidence. Nothing is out of reach, and you will win.