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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.

Head Game

18 May

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

There are endless things we can accomplish as we go through our lives. We have goals we want to achieve and places we want to go. The world is a huge place filled with opportunities and we can do whatever we want, anytime we want. Every success is possible if we believe we can achieve it, and nothing is out of reach. Some goals require specific skills and abilities, and if we don’t now possess them, we can make a plan to gain them and move forward with confidence. But skills and abilities will only take us part of the way. We must be convinced we can succeed. If we don’t think we can do something, chances are we won’t be successful. Believing in ourselves and trusting our instincts and abilities will move us forward. If we doubt we have what it takes, and feel insecure and uncertain we can succeed, we may sabotage our own efforts. Constantly questioning ourselves, second guessing our options, and worrying we can’t make it, may can work against us, and prevent us from reaching the goal. There are endless things we can do, but we can’t accomplish anything unless we’re convinced we can succeed. We are capable of doing amazing things. We can stretch beyond what is comfortable and reach for something more. Nothing is too far or too complex for us to figure out. We are intelligent and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every option is there for us, and we can reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions. If we share our plans and goals with them, they may not agree with us. They may tell us we’ll never be able to accomplish the task, it’s too hard, or will take too long. We are all entitled to our own opinions but they only belong to us. They are not rules of behavior for others. We don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire, and we don’t need the belief of others to succeed. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours.

Everything we desire is there for us, but they won’t simply come to us because we want them. Dreaming about the lives we want the most will not make them happen. We must believe our dreams are possible, and then do everything necessary to make them ours. We are highly capable, strong and intelligent. We can do anything. Every destination is there, waiting for us. We can take the first step forward, and then the next, and soon we’ll reach every goal. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and we will have it.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about something you want to do but haven’t begun the journey, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Take the first step. Look ahead and continue forward. Every destination is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. All your dreams are waiting for you, and you will win.

Change of Heart

11 May

We’re all in control of our lives and decide at every moment what we’ll do next. We know ourselves better than anyone else, and we know what we want the most. However, life has its own momentum and if we don’t decide how we’ll spend our time, the situations we’re in may decide for us. It’s easy to become complacent when we get used to what’s going on. Change takes attention and effort, and when we’re busy taking care of business, we may simply keep going and ignore our personal discomfort. Even if we’re not happy we may decide it’s good enough and just deal with it. We may continue to stay in a job we don’t like because it’s easier than looking for what we really want. We might stay in a relationship that isn’t working because we don’t want to be alone and just cope with the disappointment. Perhaps we keep repeating a behavior we know is hurting us but haven’t yet been able to muster the courage and attention we need to stop. Or any of a thousand different scenarios. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like, but our happiness is important. Our dreams are important and we can change anything at any time that will move us closer to them. We can decide what we really want in our lives, and then take the first step toward making it ours. All we need to begin is a change of heart. By determining that our personal happiness is critical to our well-being, we can identify what is keeping us from it. We can make the changes necessary to move us toward the destinations we most desire, and reach complete happiness. Everything is possible and there isn’t anything we can’t do. Our lives belong to us, and with focus and determination, we can have the lives we desire the most.

The world is filled with opportunities and we can do anything we want. We can change anything that’s holding us in place – our location, our jobs, those we associate with, what we’re doing, or what needs to be done. We control our own destinies and can never be held is place when we’re ready to move. There is no need for us to get permission, and we don’t need approval for any decision we choose. All we need is to decide what we want, and then step forward to accomplish it.

Life isn’t always easy and the life we want won’t simply arrive because we desire it. If we don’t make a plan and decide where we want to go, someone else will make it for us. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and no one else can possibly know what we want the most. We can take charge of our decisions, and decide our next steps. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. If we’re determined and focused, we can step forward and make them all come true.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about how you want your life to go but are still in the same place, decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. You are more powerful and capable than you realize, and can accomplish anything you desire. Be confident and sure. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Tomorrow

28 Apr

We all have bad days from time to time. Sometimes it seems like everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, and we dread what will happen next. Nobody gets everything right all the time, and we might stumble and cause our own heartache and confusion. Or things may happen over which we have no control that completely tangle up our lives and lock us in place. There are a lot of roads ahead, but few are paved and clear. We may run into detours, twists and turns, potholes, and complete roadblocks. They may be complex and time consuming, and we may be overwhelmed at the task of smoothing them all out. Today may be hard, and we might get exhausted just trying to deal with what’s happening. If we can’t see any way ahead, we can step back for a moment to catch our breath. Taking a short break to look at everything objectively will help us see more clearly and enable us to find the answers we need. Hard times come to us all. We can never predict what will happen or where trouble may lead us. But nothing lasts forever, and no matter how screwed up it seems things are right now, they can’t remain that way indefinitely. Change is constant, and what is wrong will eventually right itself. We will find the way through and reach the destination. We can trust ourselves to manage whatever comes, and hold on until we find the answers. Darkness may come and the clouds may overshadow, rain may pelt us and we may have to wait for a time. The storm may rage, but no storm lasts forever, and the sun will rise again. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us down. We will find all the answers we need, and reach success.

Nobody can read the future, but one thing is certain, whatever we’re going through now will change. Things may improve, or they may worsen, there is no way to know. It would be great if every problem came with a predetermined answer that worked every time, but that isn’t reality. Trouble comes and when it does it will be up to us to figure out what to do with it. We are wiser than we think we are, and already possess everything we need to get through any situation that arises. We can trust that we’ll find the way forward, and reach every answer we need.

We may wish for a life of ease, where everything goes the way we want it to, and we never have to worry about what will happen next. It’s nice to think about but the lessons we learn from adversity give us depth and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We carry every skill forward and with each experience enrich our ability to reach success. Life is all about learning. Finding our way through complex issues, and struggling to reach answers gives us knowledge and confidence. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with trouble and think there is no way through, remember how many times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are amazing and powerful, and all the answers you seek are there. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and how to get it. Every blessing is there for you, and you will succeed.

Alone and Sunk

22 Apr

We’ll face many challenges and trials as we go through our lives. They may come from decisions we’ve made or have nothing to do with us. We never know what will happen next and we may get caught unaware and surprised by an unfortunate development. When we’re going through a difficult time, and trying hard to figure out what to do, it’s helpful to have the support of others. Having those around us cheering us on and giving us advice can make the road easier to navigate, and boost our morale. But there may be times when we are all alone in the struggle and wonder how we’ll get through. If everything depends on us, we may be unsure about how to proceed. We may be standing on our own and convinced there is nobody to help. Whatever we’re facing will surely be harder by ourselves than if there was someone beside us to ask and get counsel from. If we stumble trying to find our way, we may lose our confidence and begin to think we’re sunk, and we’ll never get through. While we may have to walk alone from time to time, we’ll never be in a place where there is no one to help us. There will always be someone with the answers we’re seeking, who can guide us and assure us of success. They may not be right next to us and we may have to look a little harder to find them, but they will be there. No matter what the question is or how confused we are, we can get the help we need. We may start out alone and hesitant, but if we need assistance, it will be there for us. However, it’s up to us to seek out those we need and enlist their help. Nobody will magically appear because we’re stuck. We are intelligent and capable, and when we need it, can get the help and assistance required to reach success. Nothing is out of reach and with patience and wisdom, we will find our way.

It’s nice when we can accomplish our goals on our own. It’s rewarding and satisfying to know we have what it takes to go where we want. But life is complicated and there will be times when going alone will be more difficult than we can manage. Asking for help doesn’t mean we aren’t capable of succeeding, or that we’re weak. Seeking out more information and assistance enables us to accomplish anything we desire. No man is an island. We’re all out here together. Making the most of all the resources around us will help us reach every destination and find great satisfaction.

It’s good to be independent and take care of ourselves. We are strong and capable, and can live our lives any way we like. Some roads are easy but others are tangled and twisted, and we may get stuck trying to move forward. When our cars get stuck, we can call a tow truck. If we get stuck, we can call on someone else for help. There is no need to stand mired in the mud indefinitely, determined to do it on our own. We can reach for someone to pull us out and help us continue forward.

Today if you’re trying to get through a difficult challenge and can’t move, seek out those around you and ask for help. You don’t have to do everything all by yourself. You have so much to offer and nothing is too far to reach. Get help when you need it and confidently move forward. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Long and Winding

13 Apr

The world is a huge place with billions of people. It’s impossible to know everyone, go everywhere and see all there is to offer. There’s a lot going on, and there is no way to know when someone else’s choices will affect our decisions, and hold us in place. We’re in control of our lives and can create our own personal journeys, deciding what we most want to accomplish. The road we’re on is long, but the road doesn’t belong to us alone, and it may twist and turn, winding around toward destinations we never wanted. We control what we do, but have no control over any other factors. Complications may stop our progress, others may enter in and divert our direction, and things may go wrong that keep us from moving ahead. We can’t know what lies beyond what we can see. There may be great opportunities wide open to us, or we may hit a brick wall. If we’re on the same road we’ve traveled before, and all the characters are the same, we may think we can predict how things will go. We might get it right, but change is constant, and people will sometimes surprise us. The person we thought we could rely on may fail to show, and the one we never trusted may step up and take control. There is no way to really know what will happen, but if we’re flexible and willing to adjust, we’ll find our way. Sometimes we’ll be comfortable and agree with what’s going on, and other times we may decide to step away and do something else. We can choose any path we desire, and go anywhere we like. Every opportunity is there for us, and by doing what’s necessary, we can have the lives we want the most.

Nobody can predict the future, but if we’ve been working a particular job for a while, and know everyone else involved, we may feel comfortable and able to predict with some certainty, what will happen next. But life is full of surprises, and just when we think we’re finally on solid ground, something may change that makes us stumble. Nothing stays the same forever, and the winds of change are constant. Unforeseen things will arise, but we’re capable and intelligent, and no matter what comes, will find our way.

Life is long but it seems our days fly by quickly. If we’re busy with details and responsibilities, when we finally look up, we may discover that significant time has gone by. Our lives are important and if we want to accomplish our personal goals, we must plan for them and then do what is needed to move forward and claim them. We can do anything but just drifting along will never make our dreams reality. All the wisdom and courage we need to have the lives we want is already there inside us. We can be confident as we move ahead, and sure of success.

Today if you aren’t moving toward the destinations you desire, decide what you want, and make a plan to succeed. There are unlimited blessings waiting for you, and every dream is possible. Step forward with confidence. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from any goal you desire. It’s all there for you. Move forward, and claim it.

Tool Belt

2 Apr

We do many different things every day, and respond to endless activities, events, and eventualities as they come along. Everything we experience teaches us something new and we carry all the information and skills we gain forward with us. Like wearing a big tool belt, we add to the things we know and the attributes that make us who we are. A regular tool belt might have wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers and saws, or many other tools. Our personal one holds the many different traits and talents we possess, specific to particular tasks. If we only have a hammer, we are limited to pounding on things, or prying things up. If we need to cut something, screw something in, or turn something tight we’ll be out of luck. Just like the tools on a regular belt, it’s important for us to develop and magnify all our talents and abilities so they’ll be ready for us when we need them. If we keep all our qualities and virtues available, we’ll be confident and capable as we move forward. However, if we limit our exposure to new situations, and keep our lives close, we may set unused abilities aside. It’s fine to close the drawer on skills and behaviors we aren’t using for a while, but if we ignore them indefinitely, we may struggle when the need for them arises. Sometimes, the information and abilities we need will be critical. If we’re suddenly facing a serious challenge, we may find the very skills we need to succeed are the ones we let go dormant. We all have gifts and talents that help us navigate through our lives and manage situations that arise. We are incredibly capable and nothing is beyond our abilities. We can keep our personal tools ready and available to help us at any time, and move forward with clarity and confidence.

Everyone has responsibilities and tasks to accomplish every day. When we’re busy, it’s easy to forget about time for ourselves. We lose the time we need to exercise and stay fit, give up time to rest and relax, and forget about the personal projects we desire. We can be proactive and remember to value ourselves as much as everything else we’re doing. Nothing is more important than our health and well-being, and with careful consideration, we can make a plan that allows us to complete what’s important and still find time for ourselves.

We’re all individuals and have things we want to learn and master. Learning new skills will embellish us and the confidence that comes from mastering something new refreshes us and deepens personal satisfaction. Every skill and ability we add will enrich us and bring us greater understanding and confidence as we move forward. There are unlimited things to do and accomplish, and nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been busy attending to responsibilities and tasks, and neglected your own personal goals, remember how important you are. There isn’t anyone in all of creation exactly like you. You are an incredible gift to us all. Decide what you want to do, and then begin developing all the tools you need to get there. Every destination is possible, and nothing is too far for you to reach. Step forward with confidence. You are talented and capable, and can make all your dreams come true.