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Ice

10 Oct

We all try to avoid complications when working on a project or moving toward a goal. If we see something coming that might delay us and we have other options, we may steer away from it and continue forward. But we can’t see everything and there’s no way to know what lies ahead. A curve in the road may block a big detour or someone may make a decision that stops us in our tracks. Although we’re always in charge of our lives and have control over every decision we make, sometimes things get out of control because of circumstances beyond our reach. It’s like driving in the wintertime and coming upon a patch of black ice. Once we’re on it, even though we’re still holding the steering wheel, the car may veer out of control. If we remain calm and keep our wits about us, we can maneuver ahead without crashing into something. The same sort of scenario may happen in our lives. We may be moving along and then suddenly, without warning, an unexpected complication derails us and we have to quickly decide what to do next. Anything can happen, and we must be prepared to manage any surprises that come. We have all the wisdom we need to manage any problem or obstacle in our path, and with patience and clarity, can determine what we should do. We can navigate around any issue and there will always be another way forward. There are unlimited roads to every destination we desire. If the one we’ve been traveling is suddenly impassible, we can view all the other options possible, change our focus, and start again. Every goal is attainable and we have everything we need to succeed.

Sudden changes can create great stress and discomfort. If we let frustration or anger take over, it will be nearly impossible to figure out our next steps. We can’t think about options for the way forward if we’re consumed with disappointment for what hasn’t worked. It’s normal to feel discouraged when our plans fall apart, but we don’t have to let that control us. We can step back, refocus on what we need to do next, and then step forward with confidence that we will prevail.

If we’ve determined there is only one way to move forward and that has been blocked, we may decide the goal isn’t worth the trouble and let it go. We can always change our minds about anything in our lives. When problems arise, we can turn away and start on something new. But stopping every time something goes wrong will only ensure we’ll stay exactly where we are. There will always be unexpected developments and rarely will things go exactly the way we planned. We have all the intelligence and determination we need to find a new way forward, and continue toward the goals we seek. Nothing can keep us from reaching anything we desire.

Today if all the plans you’ve made have suddenly gone up in smoke and you can’t see the way forward, take a moment to objectively look at all the possible options before you. There will always be another road and nothing is out of reach. Decide what you want and then take the first step toward it. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

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One Bite

1 Oct

There are endless opportunities available to us all the time. We can look at all the options possible and then choose where we want to go and what we want to do. The beginning of a new quest brings refreshment and excitement as we look ahead at new destinations and what we will accomplish. Some goals are easy and don’t take a lot of time but others may be more complex, requiring us to devote many hours and lots of concentration in order to achieve them. When we have a long journey ahead of us we may be tempted to try to take some shortcuts to shave off a little of the time and effort necessary. That might work or we may find nothing but the long way forward will get us there. When we’re eager to get to the end, we may try to do more, or do it faster to move us ahead more expeditiously. Instead of taking it step by step, one bite at a time, we may attempt to take on the whole thing at once thinking it’ll speed things up. We can try anything, but that old saying of “haste makes waste” make come into play and work against us. Rushing ahead may help in some ways, but we may miss some important information and cues along the way. There is always much to be learned in every endeavor and if we’re patient and plan our steps ahead carefully, we can take advantage of everything we can gain from the experience. Taking it one bite at a time is often the best way to proceed. Unless there is some time constraint pressing us, we can move ahead at a pace that allows us to advance and still learn everything possible from the experience. Success is always there for us, and nothing can keep us from reaching any goal we desire. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire.

Few things in life go as planned, and even fewer go exactly the way we want them to. Disappointments will come and getting angry and upset won’t help us process them. Life is filled with unexpected developments. There is always more going on than we can see or even imagine. When a roadblock appears and we can’t advance, there will always be a way around. There are many roads leading to every destination. If one doesn’t work, we can always start again from another perspective and find our way forward.

If we’ve been pushing forward toward a goal for a long time and don’t see any progress, it may be time to re-assess our actions. Perhaps we’re moving too quickly and missing important cues for the road ahead. Or we’re distracted by other things that take us off course and we are constantly having to regroup. Every goal is possible but we must focus and keep our eyes on the road if we want to succeed. We are capable of accomplishing anything we desire, and with determination we can reach any destination.

Today if you’ve been trying to do too much at once and are stalled in your progress, step back and look at everything clearly. Decide on the way forward and take it one bite at a time. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Step forward with confidence and claim the prize. Everything is possible and you will succeed

Stopping Short

6 Sep

We can do anything we like as we go through our lives. We can achieve the goals we desire and go anywhere we choose. Some things come easily and we hardly notice the effort it takes to move forward, but others take work and considerable time and patience to reach success. If we’re willing to push through whatever happens in order to achieve a goal, nothing will keep us from it. But sometimes we may get sidetracked because it’s difficult to continue forward, and if there have been many complications and detours, we may stop short of the end and quit. We can decide on another road at any time but if we’re giving up because the way ahead is hard and difficult, we will never gain the life we want the most. Our lives are always in our control and we can make all our dreams a reality but nothing is going to simply fall into our laps without effort. Everything we want is possible, but it’s not going to appear just because we desire it. We must be willing to do what is required to achieve it. Dreaming about how things could be is a nice diversion, but it will never make it a reality. Every goal and every destination are possible, but we have to do the work necessary to achieve them. Nothing is out of reach. We already possess everything we need to win. We can move forward with confidence and reach the destinations we desire most. We can have the lives we want and make all our dreams reality.

When a baseball player hits the ball and begins to run toward home, everyone on the other team will be determined to stop him. If he focuses on their efforts instead of the goal ahead, and believes they might prevent him from winning, he could stop short of the goal and quit. We might feel that way when we’re trying to accomplish something big. It might seem everything is working against us. Some goals are hard to reach but one thing is certain, quitting is the only guarantee of failure. It doesn’t matter what the odds are or how difficult the road may get. We can always succeed and reach any goal we desire.

Sometimes we may start out toward something we believe we want but as we push forward and get closer to it, see it isn’t exactly what we were hoping for. We never have to continue forward on a road we no longer desire. If we’ve changed or our situation has changed and we want something else, we can turn our course and move in a new direction. There is no shame or dishonor in changing our minds. We deserve the lives we want, and can design them any way we choose. We can decide where we want to go and achieve any goal before us.

Today if you’ve been pushing through obstacles and problems to achieve something and are tired of the struggle, stop and decide what you want. If the goal is still important, take another look and find the best way forward. If you’ve changed your mind and want something different, redirect your course and start again. Your life is precious and valuable, and you deserve complete happiness. Step forward toward what you want the most, and make your dreams come true. Nothing is out of reach and you will succeed.

Got That

29 Aug

We go through a lot of experiences as we navigate the days of our lives. We learn something new with each event and carry that information forward with us to help us in the future. Sometimes life is easy and everything goes exactly the way we want it to. Other times, things go wrong and we may make a big mistake because of factors of which we are unaware, or because we don’t have all the information we need. It’s difficult to face a shortcoming or error in judgement, but as we untangle what’s happened, we gain a lot of information about what doesn’t work and how we can manage more successfully next time. However, if we don’t take time to understand how we fumbled the ball, it’s possible we could do it again. Repeating mistakes will never help us reach our goals. We are capable of learning from every venture and by paying attention and gleaning everything possible from a stumble, we can be confident we won’t repeat it. Once we figure things out, we can move forward sure of ourselves, better prepared for the next time we encounter the same situation. Life is all about learning. We’ll find greater success if we apply ourselves to learning what we can from every experience, good or bad. There is no need to go around in circles again and again. We have everything we need to move forward through any complication, take the lessons with us, and move ahead toward the goals we desire. Nothing, no matter how complex, is strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We are wise and powerful, and will always find the answers we need. Every blessing we seek is there for us, and we can find the way to make all our dreams come true.

We can do anything we want, and success is always possible. If we try to accomplish something and end up on the wrong road, or facing a big obstacle, we can try again. Failing to reach the goal the first time out doesn’t mean the goal is unreachable. It only means the first road we took didn’t take us there. There are unlimited roads to every destination. We can regroup and try something new. If that doesn’t work, we can try again. If the goal is important, we will find the way to accomplish it. The answers are there for us, and with determination and focus, we will find them.

Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Nobody can see the potential inside us as clearly as we can, or understand how much we want to succeed. We are always in control of our lives, and don’t need approval or agreement to pursue any goal we desire. We can do anything, and nothing is off limits. Each step we take will move us a little closer to the destinations we desire and with patience and resolve, we can go anywhere we choose. It’s all up to us. We can have the lives we dream about and find complete happiness.

Today if you’ve made a mistake and things have fallen apart, remember how strong and wise you are. You can change direction and correct anything that’s gone awry. Every answer you need is there for you. You are amazing and powerful, and every goal is possible. Be confident and step forward. Every blessing is attainable, and nothing can keep you from success.

Square One

30 Jul

We can do anything we want in our lives. We can set goals and achieve them, go to any destination we desire, and create the lives we want the most. We always know what we want, but sometimes we may sabotage ourselves and do things that keep us from success. There are all kinds of reasons for this – we may not really believe we can win, we may not be convinced it’s what we want, or we may let others or situations influence us and hold us in place. We may go around and around in circles, saying, and even believing we want something, but doing things that prevent it from happening, and ending up at square one. Change won’t just happen because we want it, and our dreams won’t come true simply because we feel we deserve them. We can have the lives we want but we have to do what is necessary to create them. Nobody can change overnight and we don’t have to do everything all at once. We can make small adjustments that move us closer to the goal and incorporate them into our lives in ways that work for us. We can have the lives we dream about by choosing steps each day that open the doors to realizing them. It doesn’t matter how many false starts we’ve had, and we don’t have to change everything immediately. We can concentrate today on doing what is needed to push us ahead. Then tomorrow, we can do it again. Each day we can focus on doing our best and in time we’ll reach the goal. Nothing is impossible. We are never locked in place and can change anything we desire at any time. Every dream is reachable and with persistence, determination and focus, we can do anything.

Nobody will ever make our dreams come true for us. There is no magic genie, no secret combination, or hidden mystery that will unlock the way forward. We already possess all the keys needed to open all the doors ahead. We can be confident that no matter what stands in front of us, we will find our way around it. There is no situation too complex or difficult for us to manage, and manage well. All the answers are there for us, and when we’re ready, we’ll find them.

Nobody gets a perfect life with only paved roads and no problems. Life is filled with complications, unexpected details, snags, and obstacles. But for every issue we encounter, there will be a solution. There will always be an open road ahead and no matter how convoluted things get, or how many times we falter, we can find it. We are more powerful and capable than we realize, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can keep us from success. Every dream and every desire are possible. We have everything we need to reach every single goal.

Today if there’s something you want that you haven’t yet accomplished, remember how strong and capable you are. It doesn’t matter how many times you have to start again. You can do anything you desire, and every blessing is possible. Decide what you want, and then begin toward the goal. You really can have the life you dream about. Be confident. Take another step. Nothing is out of reach and you will prevail.

Already There

19 Jul

We can do anything we want in life. We can push our limits and try new things, go to new, faraway places, and try anything that captures our interest. Sometimes we may feel unsure about our next steps and if someone asks us what we want to do, may reply that we don’t know. However, it’s unlikely that’s true. We always know what we want. We may be unsure we can get it, or concerned about what it will take to accomplish it, but it’s already there, tucked away in our minds, waiting. The question isn’t what we want to do or where we want to go. The question is are we ready to do what it will take to get there. There is no rush to make our dreams come true, and we can certainly take our time until we feel confident. But each day we live a life that isn’t making us happy, is a day traded away that cannot be recovered. Every single thing we want is possible – every single thing. Nothing is beyond our capabilities. We have what it takes to get the life we want. Once we’ve defined what that is and are ready to start moving toward it, nothing can hold us in place. The world is a huge place with unlimited possibilities. We’re only limited by our own decisions. We can stay where we are, where we know how things will go, or we can confidently take the first step toward the life we really want. We deserve complete happiness and choosing to make our dreams a reality will bring it. Every day is a blessing. We can make the most of each one and press forward toward the goals we desire most. Every success is waiting and they can all be ours.

Life flies by in a hurry. When we’re busy with details and responsibilities, our days may rush past without notice. We look up and another week has gone by. We can’t hold time back but we can make sure we’re living as fully as possible every moment. Nobody is going to make our dreams come true for us. Nobody but us can create the lives we desire. We already possess everything we need to reach any destination we choose. It’s all there for us. We just need to begin.

Sometimes our lives may get complicated and twisted up with all kinds of commitments, details, chores, and responsibilities. We may overextend our time and find ourselves rushing from one task to the next, barely noticing the world around us. It’s easy to get over involved in doing and forget to value our personal needs. We can put our lives on hold while we serve others around us, but it’s impossible to actually live our lives when we keep them in a holding pattern. Every goal we want is possible. We can plan effectively to ensure we have the time we need to achieve what we want. If we’re diligent and purposeful, we really can have the lives we dream about.

Today if you’ve been struggling, trying to figure out your next move, think about what you really want. You already know where you want to go. Decide to start moving toward your dreams and make them yours. Every blessing is possible and you can do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward. Create the life you want and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Bringing the Light

11 Jul

We face lots of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, and endless developments each day of our lives. Nothing is certain and few things are guaranteed. We can’t read the future and there is no way to predict what will happen next. There are decisions being made by others around us that may impact our choices, and developments occurring constantly that may get in our way. Sometimes no matter how hard we try or how well we plan, the lights go out and we get stuck. When things get dark and we’re unsure about what to do next, it can be hard to find the steps forward. Do we give up on the goal and surrender to defeat, turn around and go back, or try to keep pressing forward despite what’s happened? Darkness can be overpowering. When we can’t see ahead and there is no way to tell which way we should go, we can feel disoriented and lost. But we never need to panic because no matter how bleak it seems or how dark it gets, we have all the light we need inside us. Nothing can completely extinguish the wisdom and power we carry with us every moment. We may lose our footing for a time, and we may get turned around trying to find the way forward, but everything we need to succeed is already there. When the darkness comes, we can always bring the light. We have it with us continually, no matter where we are or what comes. All the answers we need are there and with confidence and clarity we will find them. There will never be a time so dark and shadowy that we get lost forever. We always have the light we need and can call on our personal wisdom and intellect to find the way ahead. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place. We are capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Just when we feel we’ve got things figured out, something may happen that changes everything. It’s not always easy to modify our plans and if the turn is severe, we may believe we can’t succeed. But there are countless roads to every destination and we are smart enough to find them. We may have to change direction, or backtrack and start again, but nothing can keep us from success.

Young trees are able to bend and flex when strong winds arise. As they grow, they become more solid and if their branches become very stiff, when the winds blow, they may break. If we are immovable in our choices and refuse to bend when problems arise, we may be unable to progress. Holding fast to our first choice and refusing to alter our course when things change may keep us in place and prevent us from reaching the goal. We can be flexible and embrace new ideas when we get stuck and with patience and perseverance, continue forward. Every success is possible and we have everything we need to prevail.

Today if things have gotten dark and cloudy and you’re not sure about how to proceed, all the answers you need are already there for you. Trust yourself and the road ahead will open. All the light you need is there inside you. Pull on it, draw from it, and step forward. You are powerful and strong, and nothing will keep you from success.