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Too Late

29 Jun

Life is full of experiences, challenges, decisions, and endless change. We are in control and can design our lives any way we like, but in order to get the lives we want, we have to purposely choose the roads we’ll travel and what we’ll do. It takes effort and focus to choose the roads we most desire, and there might be times when we get caught up in routine and simply continue on without any thought or concern about where we’ll end up. It’s easy to let monotony and sameness rule our decisions and we might find ourselves coasting along year after year without any plan. As time passes, it’s easy to continue in the same patterns and we may discover one day, to our amazement, that serious time has elapsed and we still haven’t achieved the goals we want. If we’ve settled into doing the same things for a long time, we might think it’s too late to change. We’ve missed the window of opportunity and now, like it or not, we’re stuck and cannot move. We might believe life has passed us by and we can no longer think about achieving the goals we set aside so long ago. Nothing can stop time from passing, but the passage of time does not determine what we can achieve. No matter where we are, how old we are, how long we’ve been in the same place or doing the same things, change is possible. There will never be a time when all doors will be closed and we are unable to move. The chance for success will always be there for us, and if we want something different, we can do what is necessary to get it. We will never be frozen in place. Every opportunity will still be there and when we’re ready to move, we can reach it. All our dreams are waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Some people have ideas about what is appropriate at certain ages in life. If they are used to seeing us in a certain way doing specific things and we’ve decided to change our situation, they may not approve. They may question why we want to upset the apple cart when everything is going fine. Why do we have to change what works for them? Our lives belong solely to us and we don’t need approval or permission to do anything we desire. If we want something different, we can have it. We never have to stand in place if we’re ready to move. It’s all up to us. We can achieve our greatest goals, and find complete happiness.

Every new experience teaches us something, and helps us decide how we want to proceed. What was important to us last year may mean nothing now. We learn as we go, and change is constant. As we gain more information our desires clarify, and as we move forward, we decide how we’ll proceed. There is no such thing as fate. We decide what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and what our future will be. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to achieve anything we desire.

Today if you want something new but aren’t sure, remember you are in control of your life. It is never too late, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want the most and make a plan to move forward. Every dream is still there for you. Be confident and focused, and nothing can keep you from success.

Outcomes

22 Jun

We are always in control of our lives. We can do anything we like and go anywhere we choose. Every option is available and we can design our lives in ways that bring us satisfaction and happiness. We can’t control what the world brings us or what other people do, but our decisions are ours and we can choose how we’ll manage whatever comes and what we’ll do. Sometimes we may feel unsettled where we are and desire something different. Choosing a new road is always possible, but our lives will never change if we continue to do the same things. Change requires effort and it’s impossible to go anywhere new if we stay on the same road. If we want something different, we must do something different to get it. Routines are easy and comfortable. We can stick with the same behaviors and do the same things for as long as we want, but if we do, nothing will change. If we want something more, we will have to change what we’re doing to get it. Every decision has a result and if we’re not getting the outcomes we’re seeking, we can chart a new course. Some goals and destinations require little effort and we can achieve them easily, but others may be difficult and require a lot of planning and time. All goals are possible but they might not be possible right now. If we want to change something, but can’t do what is needed to achieve it at this time, we can set it aside until our situation changes and we can begin. Every single destination is possible. Nothing is out of reach, but big changes require determination and focus. We can have the lives we dream about but they aren’t going to just appear because we’re nice people, and desire them. Nobody gets a free ride. Everyone must work for what they want. We have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. We need only decide what we desire most, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. All our dreams can come true and we can find complete happiness. It’s all up to us.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go and what we should do. Some people like a very small life where they don’t have to venture beyond what is known and comfortable. If we share our ideas with them about doing something new, they may feel uncomfortable because it’s not something they would do, and try to dissuade us. They may worry that a new situation for us may change our dynamic with them. We can listen to their objections and suggestions, but we don’t need approval to do anything we desire. Our lives belong to us and with focus and persistence, we can have the lives we dream of.

We may face a situation where we’ve been working hard to accomplish something, only to discover it isn’t what we want after all. It might seem we’ve wasted our time trying to reach a goal we don’t want, but every experience gives us something of value. We can never see the end of the road from the beginning, and as we near the destination, we may change our minds. Learning what doesn’t work isn’t wasted time. It’s valuable information that will help us as we move forward. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to do anything we desire. Everything is possible, and we will win.

Today if you want something new but aren’t sure you can accomplish it, trust yourself. You are stronger and more capable than you imagine. Nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Be confident and step forward with determination and clarity. Every goal is possible and you will reach success.

Getting Closer

14 Jun

When we’re born, we know nothing of the world. As we grow into childhood, we’re influenced by everything around us. Our families show us what they value, and when we’re young, we often mimic their patterns and beliefs. As the years pass and we’re exposed more and more to different expressions and other ideas we begin to formulate how we want to live, and who we want to be. Every experience changes us a little, and each choice takes us somewhere. If we know what we want and where we want to go, we can choose roads that will take us closer to the destinations we desire but understanding who we are and what we want takes time. There are endless possibilities and much to experience. We evolve and develop as each day passes, and if we’re focused on the journey ahead, we’ll get closer to the person we most want to be. But life is filled with distractions and detours. It’s easy to let situations or others determine our next steps. If we don’t know what we want or where we want to go, we may simply follow those around us to wherever they are headed. We’re all in control of our lives and can decide how we’ll live them and what kind of influence we’ll have on the world around us. If we simply coast along, it’s unlikely we’ll ever achieve what we want the most. There is no way to get to the destinations we desire if we sit back and let someone else drive. Deciding what we want is the first step toward success. Once we know where we want to go, we can plan the journey ahead and do what is necessary to succeed. Each step forward will take us closer to what we want, and if we’re persistent and determined, nothing can keep us from achieving anything we desire. Every dream is possible, and nothing is out of reach. We can become the people we want to be and have the lives we desire most.

Every destination is there for us, but we must focus on the goal and do what is needed to reach it. If we get distracted by every shiny possibility along the way, it’s unlikely we’ll succeed. It’s impossible to move forward if we keep turning left and right to check out something new, or loop around to watch someone else. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we can share our lives with those around us, enjoy interesting things along the way, and still continue moving ahead.

We’re all defined by many adjectives – brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, father, cousin, co-worker, etc. All of these tell the world a little about us but who we are as individuals is more than these designations. Every decision we make, and every step we take, indicates who we are and what we stand for. We can change direction at any time and alter our course whenever we desire. How we’ll interact with the world around us, and who we’ll become is up to us. Everything is possible and we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been unsure about where you want to go, think about what you want the most. Every destination is there for you. Decide how you want to proceed and step forward with confidence. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. The whole world is wide open, and nothing can keep you from success.

Waiting

1 Jun

The world is huge and there are unlimited opportunities to do something new. We may think about something we want to accomplish, consider all the possibilities, and ponder how it will be when we reach the goal. We can think about what we want indefinitely and wait for the right time to arrive before we begin. While there are times in everyone’s life when there are complications and we can’t manage anything new, waiting for the perfect time to start on something we really want is a fool’s game. There are few, if any, times when everything lines up and we can see a paved road ahead to the destinations we desire. It’s like waiting on a shooting star. Yes, they happen, but standing in the dark night after night looking up at the sky and hoping one will appear before we begin forward is wasted time. We don’t need a perfect opening to start a new journey. We can begin at any time, no matter where we are or what’s going on, and figure out how to proceed. Life is complex and there is no way to predict what will happen next. Waiting around for the perfect, easy moment to move ahead will only hold us in place. If we want the goal, and are ready to proceed, we can take the first steps forward. We may need to re-organize our responsibilities, and plan carefully, but we have everything necessary to begin. Once we start moving toward the goal, we will find all the answers we need to reach success. Every single destination is there for us. The lives we dream of are possible. We need only decide what we want, and then step forward to make it ours. Every dream is waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

There are endless reasons why we shouldn’t move toward our personal goals. They may take a lot of planning, they might require a lot of time, we may have to change our routine, and a million other possible complications. We can put our dreams on hold for now, and plan to get to them later, and that might work. But if we don’t control where we’re headed, chances are the details of our lives will take over. If we want to reach our personal goals, we must drive our own train toward them. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we really want it.

Work has a way of expanding to fill the time we give it. If our to-do list is long, and we don’t set aside time for our own personal growth, we may spend all our time checking off boxes and going nowhere. Our lives belong to us and we are responsible for our own happiness. It isn’t selfish to focus on what we want the most. By making our personal goals a priority, and setting aside time and attention to achieve them, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness in reaching success.

Today if you’ve been putting off your personal goals and waiting until the time is right to begin, look at all the options before you. The road to every goal is there for you. Decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. Keep your eyes focused ahead and begin your journey. Every destination is waiting, and nothing can keep you from success.

Unstoppable

20 May

People are very creative and inventive. We can come up with all kinds of ideas and explanations for whatever is happening and spin endless tales. If we’ve done something untoward or dishonest we don’t want others to see, we may create an explanation that skirts the facts and makes us look innocent, clearing us of any wrongdoing. Well, we can say anything we like, and we may fool those around us for a time, but truth is more powerful than whatever we may come up with. We may try to hide the facts, manipulate the data, use mirrors and screens to disguise what’s real, and that may delay reality for a while, but nothing, absolutely nothing can hold truth back forever. It is unstoppable and will inevitably rise and become apparent. It may take a while to surface, years even, and at some point, we may believe we have successfully circumvented it, but we will be wrong. Truth is the most powerful thing in life. Nothing can keep it from showing itself. If we’ve covered something up, it will be revealed. If we’ve lied, we will be found out. It’s just a matter of time. There is no way to hide it forever, and when it shows itself, any lies or fabrications will be uncovered. Hiding just delays the inevitable. There isn’t anything worth forsaking our integrity for. The truth may be painful, embarrassing, or even momentarily crippling, but when we face it, we can begin the process of correcting whatever has gone wrong. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time. If we’ve fallen down and made a mess, we can stand and clean it up. By being truthful with those around us, we will gain credibility and trust. Each choice defines who we are, and we have the power to change the world for good. We can make excellent choices that enrich our lives and bring light to those around us.

We may use distractions and diversions to try to hide something we’ve done. We can tangle our lives up with lies and dishonesty to try and bury the truth or buy time to cover it up, but it won’t work indefinitely. Lies are always laid bare, and we will be exposed. We are brave enough to face anything that’s happened and choose the best road forward. By being completely honest we’ll pave the road ahead to success.

Relationships are important, and if we’re involved with others when mistakes are made, they may pressure us to keep it hidden. We can do anything we like but if we go along with the subterfuge, guilt may weigh heavily on us. If we look someone in the eye and lie, our virtue and integrity will suffer greatly. There is no relationship worth selling our souls for. We have enough courage and strength to stand up for what’s right and choose honesty no matter what has happened.

Today if you’ve been trying to hide from something you’ve done and have been distorting facts to try and escape, stop and think again. You are amazing and valuable, and worth more than you can imagine. Your personal integrity is precious. Choose honesty and step forward with clarity and wisdom. Every dream is possible, and by choosing well, you will reach success.