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Cheap Imitation

8 Jan

We all know what we want in our lives. We know what we want to do, where we want to go, and who we want to spend our time with. Sometimes what we want is easy to obtain and we’re able to achieve it with little effort. But often our goals don’t just fall into our laps, and we must take the time and do what is needed to make them ours. We can reach any goal if we’re determined and nothing is out of reach. Of course, there are always options available. If what we desire is difficult, and will require a lot of time and energy, we can always opt for something that’s not exactly the same, but is close. It’s like buying a knock off. It may look kind of like the original, and if we don’t look at it too carefully, can convince ourselves it’s close enough. But having something kind of like what we want will never bring the satisfaction of having the real thing. Getting something that’s sort of like our true desire will only make us sort of happy. Only the complete goal we’re seeking will bring us complete happiness. If we feel satisfied enough with a cheap imitation, it’s easy to accomplish. Stopping short of what we really want and choosing something easier is always possible. However, our dreams and desires are important, and if we want them, we can have them. We can decide to do whatever is necessary to reach any destination we desire. There is no limit to what we can accomplish if we’re determined and focused on moving forward. Every dream is possible, every goal is reachable, and every desire can be fulfilled. We’re in control of our lives and every decision we make. We can create the lives we want the most. Nothing is out of reach, and we can make all our dreams reality.

A knock off Rolex isn’t a bad looking watch. Although it’s made of base metal instead of gold, and the interior mechanism is lower quality, from a distance it may look like the real thing. We can always buy an imitation and hope it’s good enough. We may fool some people, but we will never fool ourselves. Settling for something less than what we really want will never satisfy our desire. We will always know we compromised and will still want the real thing. Instead of choosing easier options, we can plan and work for what we really want, and find great satisfaction in gaining it.

Our relationships are important to us, and when they are rewarding and happy, can bring great joy into our lives. If we’re in a relationship that’s not working, we can consider every option to improve our situation. No matter how much time we’ve invested, or what others may expect, we never have to continue any relationship that isn’t making us happy. We can consider all our options and choose the road ahead that will bring us the satisfaction and contentment we desire. We deserve complete happiness, and can do what is needed to obtain it.

Today if you’ve been settling for less than what you really want, remember your life is important. You can have everything you desire, and you deserve full and complete happiness. Decide what you want the most, and then take the first step toward making it yours. Every dream is possible, and with determination you will succeed.

Uphill

12 Dec

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in our lives. We have goals to reach, destinations to get to, and endless activities to pursue. The world is a big place and the opportunities for growth and learning are unlimited. No matter where we are, or what we’re doing, there is always something new to try. We can fill our time with new ideas and experiences and have a rich, deeply satisfying life. Every goal is possible, and we can do anything. Each adventure will stretch our understanding and enlighten our perspective with new knowledge and an enhanced viewpoint. There are so many things to do, and if we want to, we can have lives filled with delight and interest. But change and growth don’t always come easily. The road to them may be long and we may have to invest significant time and energy to reach them. It’s like climbing a hill. Small hills may represent things we want to do that can be accomplished quickly. A small rise is easy to climb and we hardly expend any effort at all overcoming it. But bigger goals require more from us. If we have to climb a big hill that’s covered with rocks and brush, it’s hard to navigate upward and we may tire and struggle to reach the top. But the rewards we gain are commensurate with the effort we must expend to get them. Small gains make us happy but big accomplishments bring great satisfaction and benefits that enrich us and give us intense gratification. We can do anything we desire, but success in each instance depends on what we’re willing to invest in gaining it. We can climb the Mount Everest of goals and reach the pinnacle peak, or we can simply stroll along and take an easier route. Our lives are ours to design, and the happiness we achieve will be reflected in the choices we make. Life is long and we are highly capable. We can accomplish any desired dream and have the lives we want the most.

Routines and patterns can be very powerful. When we do the same things every day, we know pretty much what to expect and may feel comfortable and relaxed. But routines cannot bring excitement and new experiences that refresh us and teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. If we’re complacent, we may feel content, but we will never know what we could do or how far we could go. We are responsible for the lives we lead. We can extend ourselves to reach beyond where we are, and gain greatness moving forward.

There are many exciting opportunities possible, but waiting around and hoping they will simply appear will not bring them to us. Wishing for a richer, more satisfying life will change nothing. Every possibility is available to us and if we want more, we can do what is needed to create the lives we desire. Our dreams are within our grasp, but we must reach for them and make them ours. We can take control and step forward toward the goals and destinations we want, and find true happiness.

Today if you’ve been keeping to a routine but want something more, look around and decide where you want to go. You are smart and capable, and can have the life you desire. Take a step forward and open a new door. You can do anything and you will win.

Listen Up

5 Dec

There are lots of people always coming in and out of our lives. We have friends, work associates, acquaintances, family members and others who are part of our everyday experience. Some we merely wave to in passing, but others are more important and may carry a lot of influence. Our lives belong solely to us and we can do anything we want, but there may be times when those around us don’t agree with the choices we’re making and give opinions about what we should do. Nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves, but that won’t prevent others from giving us advice about the paths we’re choosing. They might think they know better because they are older or have more experience, or they may just prefer that everyone else do what they would do. Their reasons for the advice mean nothing, and we can certainly listen to anything anyone else offers us. However, our experiences are unique to us alone, and even those very close to us will never have the exact same perspectives we possess. We always know what we want and where we want to go. Letting others make decisions for how we’ll proceed will only take us to the destinations they have chosen. If we want to achieve our own personal goals, we must choose our own way and proceed forward according to our own desires. We can listen to any advice that’s offered, but our happiness and satisfaction can only be accomplished by choosing what we want the most. We don’t have follow anyone else. We are wise and capable, and can find our way to any destination we choose. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence we can make all our dreams come true.

The world is filled with opportunity and there are endless roads we can travel. There will always be more than one way to get to any goal. If someone blocks our path, or there’s a detour that prevents us from moving forward, we can look around and find another way forward. There will be few times when what we want to accomplish comes easily and without problems. It doesn’t matter if the way ahead gets complex, or we have to reroute our direction to continue, we have everything we need to find our way and reach success.

There are lots of ideas and opinions out there, and sometimes those around us might tell us we should live differently than we are. They may point out how difficult the road we’ve chosen will be, or they don’t think we have what it takes to prevail. Opinions vary, and are only valuable to those who hold them. We don’t have to adopt anyone else’s ideas, and we don’t have to follow their assumptions or take their directions. We are powerful and strong, and can do anything we like. Every destination is possible, and we already possess everything we need to reach them.

Today if someone is giving you advice and telling you to alter your course, remember how wise and capable you are. You know what you want and you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you, and you can do anything and go anywhere. Success is always possible. You have everything you need to make every dream come true.

This Way or That

21 Nov

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many of them are minor and don’t have much effect on us, but some are important and powerful. When we’re facing a big decision, we must make sure we choose the path that will take us where we want to go. There will always be a result of every decision we make. Every choice takes us somewhere and if we’re not paying attention or choose badly, we may face serious consequences and end up somewhere we never wanted. Making good decisions requires focus and clarity. We need to understand what we want to gain, and then do what is needed to help us achieve it. When we have all the information we need to choose wisely, the path is easier to find. But there are always complications in life. Other people may influence us because of what they want, or what they think is best for us. Some situations may be fraught with stress and confusion, making it hard to see everything clearly, and we may not have all the information we need to completely understand what’s going on. If we’re unsure how to proceed, we can stop and wait until things settle down and we can see things objectively. We are responsible for every decision we make and by being patient, and taking the time we need to get all the facts, we will find the answers necessary to make the best choice possible. We can pave the road ahead by choosing carefully, and when we do, our journey will be easier. Every answer we need will always be there for us, and we can proceed with confidence and clarity, knowing what we want, and making sure we’re on the right path to achieving it.

If we’re bombarded by someone else’s ideas about what we should do, or pressured to move forward on someone else’s agenda, it may be difficult to make our own decisions. We’re in control of our lives and can always go along with others, even if we’re sure it’s a bad idea, and make the worst possible choice. Or we can stand strong, listen carefully, and despite other suggestions, choose the road that’s best for us moving forward. We know what we want, and with persistence and determination, can reach the goals we most desire.

There are endless roads to travel and unlimited destinations to explore. We can choose where we’ll go, what we’ll do, and what goals we’ll accomplish. The decisions of others belong to them, and we can choose our own paths. We don’t have to follow along, or comply with anyone else’s ideas about what we should do. Our lives belong to us, and we can make every dream come true. By being true to ourselves, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great satisfaction and contentment.

Today if you’re facing a big decision, and there is pressure to go in a certain direction, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to succeed. Look at all the possibilities before you and choose the road you want to travel. Your life is yours and you have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish any goal. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will win.

Reset Again

28 Oct

We are always in the process of changing. Every experience teaches us something new and we evolve and modify our behaviors as we go through our lives. But there may be some things we want to change that don’t come easily. Maybe we want to move to a new location, start a different career, lose weight, or a thousand other things that are important to us. When we want something different than we have, it will require us to change our lives. Our behaviors may need to bend in a different direction to take us where we want to go. We might have to change our physical surroundings or modify the road ahead. Change is always possible but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes we start on a new course and everything moves along well for a while. But then old patterns and behaviors return and we find we’re right back where we started. We can always reset and start again, and move forward toward the goal we’re seeking. Needing to reset doesn’t mean we’ve failed or the goal can’t be attained. It just means we haven’t yet adjusted completely to the new journey. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish, and with practice and time we can reach any destination we desire. We might not get there the first or second time we try. We might need to reset over and over until we’re ready to push forward and hold fast to the road we want to travel. Life is all about learning and sometimes we need to learn a little more before we can move toward success. If we get hung up, there is no shame in starting again. We can do anything and with determination can achieve any goal we desire. Every blessing is possible and nothing is beyond our reach.

There are few times in our lives when we can go from where we are directly to where we want to be. Every road is possible but few are straight and without complications. There may be many twists in the way ahead and we may take a few turns that push us off track, but if we remain focused, we will reach our goal. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to face any obstacle before us and find the way around it.

Before we start toward any goal, we must decide what we want to accomplish. Once we’re clear about what we want to do, we can make a solid plan for accomplishing the task. If we get distracted as we move ahead, and let our focus drop, we may find ourselves returning again and again back to the beginning. We can do anything we like and if we’re not ready to move ahead, we can wait. But our lives are important and we can achieve anything we truly desire. When we’re ready we can evaluate all the options possible and choose the best way forward.

Today if you’ve been working on a goal but find yourself returning again and again back to the beginning, decide what you want most. Your life is yours to design and you can do anything. Choose the goals you want to achieve, and then step forward with confidence. Success is always possible. You can have the life you dream about and reach any goal you desire. Be confident and step forward with clarity and determination. Every blessing is there for you, and you will prevail.

Power Play

21 Oct

There are lots of influences in our lives. There are people who impress us with one thing or another, ideas about what we should be doing or where we should go, and our own interpretations and prejudices also play a role. We can ignore anything we like, but sometimes certain situations take hold of us and because we want them, we bend our decisions around them. We control every decision we make and can decide what we’ll take on and what we’ll obey. There are unlimited things we can do, endless places to go, and we’ll be offered many opportunities for change and growth. There will always be something new to try but nothing comes without some sort of trade off. Maybe it’s our time, our attention, our money, our freedom or a thousand other things. The price depends on the situation and what we’re trying to gain. Our lives are designed by us and reflect the goals we most want to achieve. When we know where we want to go, and then do what is required to get there, we’ll find satisfaction and happiness. We can leave it all up to chance and just let things roll out as they will. There’s no doubt we’ll end up somewhere but without our input, it’s unlikely to be somewhere we wanted to go. Taking charge of our decisions, and choosing the road ahead will ensure we reach the destinations we most desire. We can do anything, accomplish any goal, and go anywhere we want, but we must control the steps ahead if we want to reach success. Nothing is beyond our ability. We really can have the lives we dream about. There isn’t anything we can’t manage or figure out. We are wise and capable, and more powerful than we realize. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, we’ll reach them.

Life can be complicated and sometimes we have to put something we desire on hold until our situation changes and allows us the freedom to move ahead. However, there will never be a perfect time for anything. If we wait until absolutely everything lines up perfectly, odds are we’ll never move ahead. We don’t need perfection to reach success. We can start forward as soon as we have the chance and work out any details in the way as we proceed. Each step forward will take us closer to the goals we desire, and we can be confident we will succeed.

Nobody has a life filled with only good times and lucky breaks. We will all face adversity of some kind and have to push through. When the road gets rough or there is an obstacle in our way, we have everything we need to find the answers that will open the doors ahead. We learn new skills as we overcome each complication and when we reach the goal will have more information than when we began. Life is a journey filled with all kinds of unexpected events, twists and turns. We can be sure that no matter what comes, we will prevail.

Today if you’re trying to move toward a goal but there is something blocking your progress, step back and look at everything objectively. There will always be another road that will take you forward. You are powerful and strong, and can do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward. Every goal is possible and you will win.

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.