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The Road Ahead

15 Aug

Wherever we are in life, there will always be endless new roads around us. Options are unlimited and we can make any decisions we like. If we’ve been on the same road doing the same things for a while, we may feel there is no way we can start again. It may seem impossible to stand up and turn in a new direction, and too hard to change. Change isn’t always easy, but we are in control of our lives and are never frozen on one path. If we’re headed somewhere we don’t want to go, but feel compelled to continue because of a relationship or other pressures, we may believe there is nothing we can do. If those around us are insistent that we stay with them, we may comply and keep moving toward a goal or destination we haven’t chosen. We can do anything we like, but our lives belong to us and our happiness is our responsibility. Our dreams are possible and we can do anything we like. Decisions of others belong to them, and we never have to follow along if we want something else. We know who we are and we know what we want. We don’t need agreement or permission to do anything we desire. By looking at everything openly and objectively, and choosing the way forward that leads where we want to go, we will find great satisfaction and happiness. Every destination is possible and nothing is out of reach. By being confident and trusting ourselves, we can have the lives we want the most. We are intelligent and wise, and everything is there for us. All our dreams are possible, and we can make them ours.

Life is full of unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and we may face a difficult time that is complex and challenging. If the road ahead seems dark and filled with trouble, we may feel powerless and unsure. We only have control over our own decisions and things may go awry and our worst fears may be realized. It’s hard to find our footing when there is little light and we are overwhelmed, but we are stronger and wiser than we imagine, and nothing is powerful enough to keep us from moving forward. Every success will still be there for us and with patience and clarity, we will find all the answers we need.

We can make excellent plans and still things can go sideways. There will always be factors we can’t see and information we don’t know about. Everything may blow up and we may face complete failure, but failure isn’t fatal. Once we discover what doesn’t work, we can start investigating new ideas and open new doors. Failure is just a detour and never the end of the journey. By learning all we can from what’s happened, we can take new skills ahead with us until we reach success.

Today if the road ahead is dark and bleak and you can’t see a way out, stop and look at everything clearly. There is always another option. Open your eyes and focus on the goal you want to reach. You are powerful and strong, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Be confident and step forward. Every destination awaits, and you will reach them all.

The Ending

2 Aug

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes things go well and we sail through happy and content. It’s enjoyable when everything fits into place and we’re moving forward, but change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. We’ll all face times of hardship, trials and trouble. There is no way to know what will come tomorrow and our best plans may disintegrate and fall apart in a moment. Everyone has an idea of how they want their life to go and nobody plans on disasters and detours. We can’t see them until they arrive and when they do, our lives may be upended and confused until we figure out what’s going on and how to proceed. If we’re facing an extremely difficult situation that has us gripped in despair and worry, we may think this is the end. There is no way to survive. But that will never be true. We may struggle mightily, and we may be sure we’ll be overcome, but we have more strength and courage than we think we have. When we’re pushed to our limit we will always be able to stretch further and find the answers we need. The ending isn’t here yet. We will prevail and get through. We have already overcome many difficult challenges and have everything we need to manage whatever comes. By trusting ourselves and looking ahead, we can continue forward toward success.

If we’ve been trying to break away from something we want to change and don’t want in our lives, we may try hard to let it go. Some changes are hard to accomplish and if we’ve been trying for a long time and are still struggling, we may believe we will never win and may as well give up. It’s hard to overcome very serious issues, but just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We don’t have to do it all today. We don’t have to do everything perfectly. We can take things one step at a time, and focus on the road ahead and what we want the most. One step doesn’t seem like much, but if we take one step toward the goal every day, we will move closer to success. If we persist and keep our eyes focused ahead, we will prevail.

Sometimes it seems like everyone else has it easier than we do. They look happier, they have more money, they have better jobs, and a thousand other things we might believe. Despite the way things may look on the outside, nobody gets a perfect life with paved roads and rainbows. There is no such thing as fate and we are in control of our lives. We can do anything we like, and if we want something more than where we are, we have everything we need to accomplish it. By focusing on what we want the most instead of comparing ourselves to others, we can make a plan to move toward the destinations we desire and find great success.

Today if you aren’t happy where you are, think about what you want the most. The ending hasn’t been written yet and you can do anything you desire. Look at all the options possible and make a plan to move toward the destinations you want the most. You are stronger, wiser and more powerful than you imagine, and nothing is out of reach. Be sure and confident, and step forward. Every success is waiting and you will make them yours.

Digging A Hole

22 Jul

People are incredibly creative. No matter what happens or what gets in the way, we can figure out how to proceed and what to do next. We’re intelligent and highly capable and can do anything we put our minds to. Everything we do defines who we are. If we’re honest in all our dealings, those around us will trust us and we’ll be free to move forward untethered by made up tales or stories that are untrue. Being honest requires intent and if we get into a situation that is uncomfortable and the best way ahead is difficult, we might choose to manipulate things by creating a fictitious scenario that allows us to move forward more easily. We can tell all the lies we want, but once we start fabricating, it’s hard to turn back around and tell the truth. It’s like digging a hole. When we first start we may make only a shallow dent in the surface, but if we keep digging, the hole will get bigger. Eventually we may find ourselves standing on the bottom with no way out but to climb up a vertical wall which is very difficult. Each lie is like digging another shovel full of dirt putting us in deeper and deeper. Lying complicates our lives in ways we can never predict. It’s hard to remember all the various things we’ve said and eventually, however long that takes, we may get so tangled up, moving forward will become impossible. Life can be hard and we’ll all face situations we don’t want to deal with, but by honestly looking at everything objectively we will find the way forward. We are smarter than we think we are, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and manage well. Choosing honesty brings freedom. We know who we are and what we want, and with clarity and integrity, we can reach any goal we desire.

We all want healthy, happy relationships. We may try hard to be cooperative and helpful, and not do things that bring stress or disharmony. It’s good to try to get along, but we don’t have to pretend to be something we’re not. We’re all different, and if we’re in a group where everyone wants to do something we have zero interest in, we can certainly go along to appease everyone else, or we can honestly and openly decline. There is sometimes a lot of pressure to conform and it’s always easier to follow along than to choose our own road. But our ideas are important and we are entitled to our own opinions. We can be polite and still say no. When we’re true to who we really are, we will find great satisfaction moving forward. 

Some people believe telling lies is okay so long as nobody gets hurt. That’s like saying it’s okay to cheat a little if nobody knows. The problem with being dishonest is that it tends to feed on itself. We tell one little tiny lie, and then it’s easier the next time to do it again. Then maybe something bigger happens and lying worked before so we do it again. After a while it may become a behavior trait and we may forget all about being honest. The best choice is to choose to tell the truth, no matter what. When we do, we will always be clear on where we stand, and have access to all the answers we need. We have so much to offer, and choosing to live well will bring us endless blessings.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation and it would be so easy to fix if you just lied about it, remember who you are. There is greatness in you and you are an incredible gift to the world. Be the best you can be, and choose wisely. Every single blessing is waiting for you and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident in your decisions, and step forward with clarity and integrity. Every goal is possible and nothing can keep you from success.

Permanent

18 Jul

When we’re young, we have ideas about how we want our lives to go. We may make big plans about what we’re going to do – we’re going to be astronauts, or race car drivers, or ballerinas or a million other choices. If we hold onto the same dream as time passes, and work out what we need to do to reach it, we can do just about anything. But time has a way of changing how we think, and modifying what we want. We learn more about how things work and what we can expect, and make choices about the type of lifestyle and work life we desire most. If we’re lucky, and everything falls into place as expected, we may reach our fondest dreams exactly when and how we want them, but this is real life and there’s a lot going on we can’t control. Complications will always arise and sometimes the road will turn without warning. One thing leads to another and we may find the careers we end up with, the places we’re living, and the things we’re doing aren’t what we originally planned on. If we’re happy where we are, great, but nothing is permanent, and if we still yearn for something different we can move toward it. Time is powerful. If we’ve been in a situation that is unfulfilling and unrewarding for a long time, we may believe it would be too difficult to try to change it and just decide to suck it up and deal with it. Of course we can do anything we like, but there isn’t anything that can’t be changed if we’re willing to do what is necessary to change it. It may not be easy, and may be uncomfortable while we work on the transition, but every dream is possible. We can move locations, change careers, let go of relationships that aren’t working, and modify anything that isn’t making us happy. We’re in control and it’s all up to us. By deciding what we want the most and then doing what is needed to make it ours we can achieve complete happiness and satisfaction. Nothing is out of reach and we are smart enough, and strong enough to reach success.

Relationships are important and when they work well they add great benefit and blessing to us. It’s wonderful to share our lives with someone who likes us, enjoys spending time with us, and wants the best for us. If we’re in a relationship that is difficult and brings continual duress and stress, it will be impossible to be happy. We might learn how to deal with the ups and downs, and how to manage the arguments and problems, but expending energy just to get through on a continual basis will wear on us and prevent us from finding true happiness and peace. We deserve complete happiness and never have to stay in any situation that doesn’t work for us. We can change anything at any time, and have the lives we dream of.

If we’re working, our careers may be very important to us. If we’re doing something we enjoy, work is easy, but that isn’t always the case. The dream jobs we want aren’t always available to us and we may end up doing something we didn’t plan on because of opportunity, income or a thousand other reasons. Once we’ve been in the job for a while and become established, it may seem that although we aren’t happy, trying to change would be too difficult. Change isn’t always easy but if there is something we really want, we have everything we need to get it. Routines are comfortable and it’s easy to keep doing the same things again and again, but nothing is permanent. We can modify anything at any time. Every option is possible and with wisdom and clarity, we can create the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re not satisfied with something in your life but have been reluctant to change it, think about what you want the most. You are amazing and far more capable than you imagine. Every dream is possible if you’re willing to do what is needed to make it yours. Decide how you want to proceed, and take a step forward. Nothing is too difficult for you or too far away. Be confident and stand strong. There is great happiness and success just ahead, and you will make them yours.

Front Seat

14 Jul

Lots of things are happening all around us every single day of our lives. We only have control over our own decisions, and sometimes things develop in ways we never expect. We may end up somewhere we never intended to go and all we can do is endure the situation until it changes. When things out of our control affect us negatively, we may begin to feel beset and helpless. Other people may make decisions that block our way forward, and we may feel we have no control over anything. Everything may go upside down and we might feel caught up and unable to move, but we will always have control over ourselves. By focusing on what we can control we will feel more empowered and able to cope until things right themselves again. We are in the front seat of our lives. We know what we want and if the road ahead gets blocked and we can’t move, we can stand strong until the door opens again and we can proceed. Life is full of uncertainty and there is no way to know what will happen next, but we can trust ourselves and be confident that eventually we’ll find the way forward. We are more powerful than we imagine and nothing is out of reach. By being patient and keeping our eyes on the goal, when opportunities present themselves, we will be ready to move ahead. Success will always be there for us and with determination and focus, we will reach it.

The world is a big place and what happens in one location may have far reaching consequences in another many miles away. There is no way to know what everyone is doing and we may find that something that was decided far away from us is impacting are ability to accomplish our goals. Inflation, gas prices, unrest, wars in foreign lands, and other uncontrollable events may impact how we move forward and what we’re able to do. It’s very frustrating to feel restrained because of forces beyond our reach, but we know who we are and can find our way through. We can decide what we’ll do and how we’ll proceed, and although we may be delayed, nothing can keep us from success.

Nobody can see the end of the road from the beginning. Unforeseen complications and problems may arise, there may be twists and turns we didn’t expect, and we may have to stand still and wait for something to change before we can continue forward. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and capable.  There isn’t anything we can’t overcome, and no problem we can’t solve. Every answer we need is already there for us and with clarity and wisdom, we will be able to unravel anything that comes and move toward the goal.

Today if the road ahead is difficult and complex, focus on the things you can control. You are in the front seat and driving the train. You know what you want and have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself and stand strong. Every blessing is still there for you and nothing can hold you in place forever.  Be confident and step forward. You are amazing and every success is there for you.