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Just Beyond

1 Mar

We all have dreams and goals we want to achieve. It can be hard to focus on what we want most when our “to do” list is long, and our responsibilities are pressing. Endless distractions can pull our attention away from the things we desire most for what must be accomplished right now. Time continues to move forward and before we realize it, a lot of time may pass by before we revisit our personal goals. It can seem that our dreams are just beyond what we can reach but we are in control of how we spend our time, and even if there is a lot we must accomplish, we can plan to value and set aside time for our own personal progress. It may only be a few minutes on busy days, but if we are determined we can take the time needed to move a little closer to the goals we desire. Few of us have lives unfettered by outside responsibilities, and it can be difficult to make time for ourselves, but our lives are ours to design, and we can always find time for what we value most. Success is always possible, but we must do what is required to make it ours. We know what we want and have everything we need to have the lives we dream of. There will always be chores that need doing, and things to take care of, but with focus and clarity, we can plan so we can accomplish what we must and still have time to work on what we want. Nothing can keep us from anything we desire. We are intelligent and capable and can find our way forward. No matter how complicated things get or how many tasks are pressing, we can set time aside to determine our own futures. Every single dream is there for us, and we can trust ourselves to find the way forward to make them ours.

Nobody can run a marathon the first time they put on running shoes and hit the track. Completing such a huge accomplishment is beyond their capabilities the first day and after the first run, may seem impossible. But with practice, and continued time in pursuit of the goal, it can be accomplished. The same is true in our personal lives. Big goals can seem unattainable when we first look at what is needed to make them ours. The road may be long and arduous, and filled with many complications, but we don’t have to overcome everything the first day out. We can take it one step at a time and solve each issue as it comes. Each step will move us closer and in time, we will succeed.

Few things we desire will come with little or no effort. We may really want to lose ten pounds, and think about it a lot, even plan for it, but if we don’t do what is needed to actually lose it, nothing will change. The same is true for any dream we want to accomplish. Thinking about it, talking about it, making lists and plans but doing nothing will only keep us exactly where we are. Every single goal is possible and by doing the work, nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been putting off your personal goals and setting aside time for yourself, remember your dreams are important. Plan the time you need to move closer to the goals you most want to achieve. Every dream is possible, and nothing can hold you in place. Be confident and sure, and you will succeed.

Chasing the Wind

24 Feb

When we’re children, we have ideas about how our lives will go and what we’ll do. We may dream of being fighter pilots, astronauts, ballerinas, super models and a million other things. Because we’re young and haven’t yet learned about how things work, our ideas may be unrealistic and completely different from what we choose after we get a little older and start to understand things a little better. We all have dreams about how we want our lives to go and what we want to accomplish. If we work hard and do what is necessary to make things happen, and the world around us cooperates, we can make many of our dreams reality. It’s wonderful when we accomplish something we really want, but life is unpredictable. Even if we do everything possible, some things may elude us. We aren’t alone on the earth and can only control what we do. Sometimes what other people are doing and the decisions they’re making may keep us from advancing toward a goal we desire. Like chasing the wind, some things may be continually out of reach. It doesn’t mean we aren’t trying hard enough or that the goal isn’t possible, but that it isn’t available to us right now. It’s difficult to set down something we want badly, but nothing stays the same forever. Instead of spinning our wheels and exhausting ourselves trying to achieve a goal that’s unattainable now, we can move on to something else. In time, the road will change and all the doors we need will open. Life is all about change. If we can’t continue forward on the road we’re on at this time, we can change direction and return later. We can accomplish anything we want, but we may not be able to accomplish it today. Life is long and we have all the patience and wisdom we need to keep our eyes on the goal and adjust our course accordingly. With focus and determination, everything is possible, and we will succeed.

There may be times when we want something completely different than where we are. Maybe we want a different career, or to move to another location far away. Big, life changing, dreams don’t come easily. Some take a lot of time, a lot of financial resources, and a lot of effort. If, after careful thought and consideration, we decide we definitely want to proceed, we can begin doing what is needed to get to the goal. There will probably be complications, and we may have to take a detour or two, but if we stay the course, we can prevail.

Some roads are harder than others and as we move ahead if there are endless problems and obstacles, and it’s difficult to make any headway, we may begin to rethink the goal. Our lives belong to us, and if we don’t want to continue the struggle, we can take a turn and go in a new direction. The goal will still be there and when our situation changes and we’re ready, we can begin again.

Today if you’ve been pushing hard trying to move closer to a goal and can’t get ahead, look at the situation objectively and decide how you want to proceed. You are intelligent and capable. Be confident and wise. Every success is possible, and with clarity and planning, you will find the way forward and reach the destination.

Without Doubt

9 Feb

Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we want to do. Not everything will be easy but if we want to move forward, we can find a way. We will go through a lot of different experiences and some of them may leave their mark on us and make us feel less confident. Perhaps we’ve suffered through a terrible break in a relationship that has left us devastated, or someone says something that cuts us deeply and makes us doubt ourselves, or a thousand other possibilities. While we are in control of everything we do, we have no control over anything else. Others may hurt us, decisions may be made that impact us negatively, and we might struggle to find our footing. We may lose faith in our ability to succeed and feel lost and uncertain. We may hesitate to step forward, sure we will fail, and lose faith in our ability to move ahead. Nobody gets a perfect life when every road is paved, and nothing goes wrong. Everyone will suffer a set back from time to time. What we do once we’ve been knocked down will determine what comes next. We can stay down and surrender, give up on our dreams and merely exist, letting the days wash over us without a thought. Or we can look at everything possible, get back on our feet, and decide to continue on. We might get pushed all the way down, and be unable to see the road ahead, but we are more powerful than we may realize, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. We can sit up, and then stand, strong and resilient, stepping forward toward where we want to go. There is no requirement for perfect confidence to begin moving ahead, and if we aren’t completely confident yet, we can trust it will come. Each step will bring us more clarity and assurance, and as we move closer to the goal, our strength will increase. Nothing can keep us from the goals we desire. Every dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

Everyone has their own opinions about life. Some people are courageous and ambitious, and move through complications without a second thought. Others are more cautious and mindful of the pits in the road, and careful taking each step. There is no one right way to live and there are unlimited roads to every goal. We can do things our way, take the time we need to feel comfortable and reach success. We already know what we want and have everything necessary to make it ours.

Few roads are clear and paved all the way forward. There will likely be problems, detours, and unexpected complications as we proceed. The road may get tangled and hard to navigate, but if we’re focused on success, none of that will matter. There is a solution to every problem, and we can figure out any issue that stops our progress. We have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to find the answers required to take us forward. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will prevail.

Today if you feel unsure that you can succeed, remember all the times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are powerful and strong, and have everything necessary to reach any goal you desire. Trust yourself and be confident. Decide how you want to proceed and step forward. Every dream is there for you and you will make them yours.

Even Keel

2 Feb

We have complete control over every decision we make. We can do anything and go anywhere, and at times our plans go exactly as hoped. But we don’t have control over everything. There are millions of people making all kinds of decisions we know nothing about that may impact our lives negatively. We may be sailing along thinking everything is fine and then boom, it all falls apart because of something out of our control. It takes effort to keep everything in balance, but no matter what we do, there will be times when unknown forces will prevail. Everything may go sideways, and the road we were on may suddenly come to a full stop. When sudden changes happen and keep us from moving forward, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. There are unlimited roads to every destination but finding the right one in times of stress isn’t always easy. It’s like going to the old-fashioned video store. When we walk in, we know we want a movie but after seeing the thousands of options possible, it may be so overwhelming, we may walk out with nothing. When we suddenly must decide on a new way forward, we may have no idea how to proceed. There may be lots of suggestions from those around us and we can certainly listen to any advice given, but in the end the decision is ours. Trying to keep things on an even keel when everything is up in the air can be quite a trick. No matter what happens or stands in the way right now, every destination is still there for us. We are smart, and by taking our time and looking at everything objectively, will find the way. There isn’t any problem so complicated or complex we can’t figure it out. There isn’t any goal too far away or too hard to reach. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need and reroute our course until we’re back on track. We know what we want and have everything necessary to get it. By stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will succeed.

Nature is consistently balanced. There are no planets wobbling around the universe in uncontrolled motion, and nothing happens before its time. Green leaves don’t start sprouting in the fall, and the sun doesn’t rise at midnight. When facing a difficult situation, we could try to re-invent the wheel in an effort to slip through and take the easy way out. That might work, but if we align our decisions and actions around what is possible in our current circumstance, we will prevail.

We’re often busy and it’s easy for our personal lives to get out of balance. If we give too much away, we may struggle from personal neglect or fatigue. If we take too much from others, our relationships may suffer. By being mindful and keeping our priorities in sight, we can be successful at accomplishing much and still maintaining an even keel. There will always be more to do than we can complete. We can use wisdom and patience, and keep moving forward toward success.

Today if everything has suddenly changed, and all your plans are no longer possible, look at all the options possible. There will be a way to continue forward to your goal and you will find it. Trust yourself and choose the best road ahead. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. Success is there for you and you will reach it.

Remember

27 Jan

There are a lot of influences around us all the time. Everyone has their own ideas about life, and everything involved in living it. We all have our own version of how we think things should go and what should happen, are entitled to our own personal viewpoints and can do whatever we want. Influences can be powerful, and there may come a time when those around us are so insistent and persuasive, we forget who we are and follow along. It’s easy to get caught up in situations where there is a lot of pressure to conform, and it can be very difficult to stand our ground when those around us are intensely focused on making us agree. If we bend and go along, we might find we’re headed down a road we never wanted to travel. Everyone is different, and there will be times when we disagree. We’re all different and those differences will create conflict from time to time. We can listen to every idea openly and choose the way forward that’s best for us. People may say all kinds of things to get us onboard with their ideas and beliefs. We can respect and honor their views, and still stay true to who we are and what we want. Nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Every goal we desire is possible, and we never have to give up our personal journey to go along with someone else’s. If what they want takes us away from the path we want to travel, we can decline and step away. We’re always in control of our own lives. By remembering who we are and what we want the most, we can move forward and reach success. The road ahead will always be there for us. Every dream is waiting and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from them.

Some people think they have all the answers. They are sure they know not only what they need, but what we need, and what the world needs. They are very confident and can be quite pushy when discussing their personal viewpoints. They are certainly entitled to their own opinions, but so is everyone else. Nobody will ever have all the answers. We can take any advice that’s offered, and use whatever works for us, but our lives are ours to design. We don’t need anyone’s permission or agreement to do anything we want to do. By trusting ourselves and moving toward the goals we want the most, we’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Getting caught up in someone else’s plans may take us to a destination we don’t want. Ending up on the wrong road doesn’t mean we have to remain there. If we don’t like where we are, we can move onto someplace else. Nothing is permanent. We can change direction at any time and continue ahead. There is no detour powerful enough to end our journey. By stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything. Every single destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’ve been convinced to follow someone else, stop and decide what you want the most. You are powerful and wise, and nothing can keep you from success. You possess everything you need to win. Your dreams are already there, waiting for you. Choose the road that will take you to them, step forward and claim them.