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End is Near

6 May

Everyone wants an easy life. We all want our days filled with fun, plenty of cash, and lots of opportunities. Sometimes things will go that way and everything will be a snap. But life is fickle and nothing lasts indefinitely. No matter what’s happening right now or what we’re going through, it’s going to change. Although we may accept that change is constant, when we’re going through something very difficult and extremely trying, it may feel like it will last forever. It may seem that no matter what we do the hits just keep coming, and we may feel hopeless and we’ll never survive. Hard times aren’t easy and we may be pushed against the wall, but we will never face a situation too complex or mangled to manage. It may take some time and our patience may be sorely tested, but we are intelligent and strong, and will find our way through. A terrific thunderstorm with intense lightning, crushing wind, hail and flooding rain can be terrifying and unsettling. But no storm can last forever and the sun will return. No matter how bad things look right now, the end will come and may be nearer than we can see. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we’ll find every answer we need. There isn’t anything too complicated or difficult for us to overcome. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and will prevail. Trouble comes to all of us, but by standing firm and keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will succeed.

Nobody knows everything and we may be in a situation where we don’t have all the information or skills needed to solve an issue. We don’t have stand still, stuck indefinitely, but can instead reach out to those around us and get the help we need. Everyone’s life experience is different and someone near us may know how to navigate exactly what we’re going through and be able to assist. By allowing them to share information with us and show us the way, we will more effectively be able to resolve the issue and move forward.

It can sometimes feel like the world is ganging up on us. Everything is going wrong, problems keep arising, others are angry and disappointed and we’re caught up in the middle of it. If there’s a lot going on we may get overwhelmed by all the details we must face and be unable to move. By remembering all the many problems we’ve already solved and trusting our intelligence and wisdom, we can step back, see everything objectively, and find the way forward. The answers will always be there for us and with patience and clarity, nothing can keep us from success.

Today if it seems there are so many things going wrong there is no way to succeed, be confident. You are amazing and wise, and have already accomplished so much. All the answers you need are there for you. Look at everything openly and objectively, and choose the best way forward. Nothing cannot stop you from reaching success. Every dream is still possible and you will reach them all.

So Many Butterflies

3 May

Our lives are busy and filled with many things we need to address – tasks, appointments, issues, complications and thousands of distractions. We all have things we want to accomplish and goals we want to achieve. If we have a lot of responsibilities we must attend to, we may need to carefully plan our time to ensure we accomplish what we most want to do. We may have clear intentions of doing one thing or another, but there are endless distractions that may pull us off track. Butterflies are lovely. When they fly near us we may be captivated by their beauty and grace, and for a moment, forget everything else. As we go through our lives, the unlimited distractions around us may be like butterflies coming near. We may push forward, but then see something interesting we didn’t notice before and go check it out. Or we hear something new that intrigues us, or remember something we meant to get done, or see an item that needs to be put away, or a million other things. There will always be dozens of ways to let go of our focus, look at something else and step away from what we want the most. We can do anything we like but we can’t do everything at the same time and expect to move forward. If we want to succeed, we must actually reach the goal. Playing around here and there, looking at this and that, or standing still will never move us forward. There are unlimited interesting things that may capture our attention and if we let them, they may hold us in place indefinitely. We know what we want and already possess everything we need to obtain it. By focusing clearly on the road ahead, and keeping our eyes focused on the goal, we will reach every success. There is greatness in us all, and with persistence and determination, nothing is out of reach.

Everyone has their own ideas about what we should do and how things should go. When we’re working toward a goal, someone may think they have a better plan than the one we’re using and offer their suggestion. We can take any advice we like, but there are a lot of people around us and each one may have a different idea. Constantly changing the way we proceed may keep us from moving forward. By carefully reviewing all the options possible, and trusting ourselves to make the best choice for proceeding ahead, we can step forward with confidence and reach success.

If we want to take a road trip, every map will have many possible options for reaching the destination. If we choose one route and stick to it we’ll get there in less time and with fewer complications than if we change the way forward again and again because another road looks better or more interesting than the one we’re on. By making a plan and then sticking to it we have the best chance of success. We are intelligent and capable, and with clarity and wisdom, can move ahead and reach every destination.

Today if you’re struggling to reach a goal, decide what you want the most and focus on the way forward. Keep your eyes on the road ahead and nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. Every success is there waiting, and you will make them yours.

Cart First

13 Apr

Nature is amazing and orderly. Everything happens at the right time. Fall never comes just before summer, harvests don’t come in winter, and the sun doesn’t rise at night. There is timeliness and order to everything. We can count on this to continue and often predict what will come next. Our lives are ours to design, and since we have free will, can do anything we like. There is no set schedule for when things must happen, and timing doesn’t count for a lot of things. But there are some that may bring us hardship if we do them out of order. If we buy a car before we have the money to make the payments, we will struggle. If we take a job we’re unprepared for we may go down in flames. If we attempt an advanced course before taking the pre-requisites, we may fail. It’s like the old saying about putting the cart before the horse. If the horse isn’t in the front, it can’t pull the cart, and so we’re stuck. There are all kinds of ways to succeed at what we want to accomplish, and if we skip the preparation, or try to jump ahead, we might get there, but we won’t have all the tools we could have acquired along the way. We are intelligent and can see what is needed to reach success. Doing things in order will help pave the road ahead. Every goal is possible, and we can achieve anything we desire if we’re mindful and focus on what is required to win. We have all the wisdom we need to reach any destination.

Life is full of complications and unforeseen developments, and will bring us lots of challenges. Even if we make every single decision perfectly, there will still be tangles and trouble from time to time. There are lots of forces and people we may be unaware of who may be doing things that make our journey more difficult. We can’t control what life will bring us but we can control what we do. By taking our time and clearly looking at all the options possible before making a decision, we can move forward more easily and reach success.

Everyone wants to get to their goals with as little hassle as possible. We all want to lose ten pounds yesterday, or get that promotion we think we deserve immediately. Nothing worth having comes without effort. Wishing and hoping and dreaming of how things could be is just a distraction. Once we decide what we want, we can determine what is needed to make it ours, and then step forward to accomplish it. We are strong and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Every dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

Today think about putting things in order. Decide what you want and make a plan to achieve it. You are incredibly capable and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Stand strong and step forward with wisdom and focus. There is great success ahead just waiting for you. Be confident. You will win.

Cards We Get

16 Mar

Life is unpredictable and nobody knows what will happen today or tomorrow or next week or ever. We may be humming along and everything is going fine when suddenly something changes and we have an entirely new set of problems and issues we have to face. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are things happening all around us all the time we don’t know about and have no control over. We get what we get. It’s like playing cards. We may know the rules of the game and even be very good at playing it, but we have no control over the cards we get. We might luck out and get four aces, or we might get a jumble of cards that have nothing to do with one another that take us nowhere. There’s no way to know anything before we get them and how we manage the situation determines what happens next. If everything is useless, we can fold, and walk away from the game. Or we can play along and try to move ahead despite our misfortune. If we’re facing a turbulent, difficult, trying issue and we feel overwhelmed, we can always just sit down and refuse to do anything, hoping we can just wait it out until it goes away. That might work but if we don’t find the answers to our problems they will never stay away forever. Unresolved issues always return until we take them apart and fix them. Hiding from conflict just delays the inevitable. No matter what’s happening or how confusing and convoluted the problem, we have what we need to find our way forward. The answers are always there for us and with patience and determination we will find them. Success is always possible, and nothing is powerful enough to hold us down. We are strong and wise, and will find the way forward.

Nobody gets a charmed life where all the streets are paved in gold and every day is sunny and bright. Life is filled with challenges and trials, and every time we unravel and solve one, we gain more information and new skills to take forward with us. If we’ve been struggling with one thing after another, we may tire and feel we can’t succeed. We can always step back, stand still and take the time we need to rest and look again at all the options possible. There will never be a tangle we can’t unravel or a problem we cannot solve. We are intelligent and capable, and we will prevail.

If we’re on a road trip and there are many obstacles and detours on the road ahead, we can look at a map and find another way around. There will never be only one road forward or one answer to any complication or problem. Other possibilities will be available and we can always re-route the way forward and change direction. Every destination is there for us and with determination, focus and clarity, we will find the best way forward and reach success. We can do anything we desire and every dream is possible.

Today if you’re facing a complicated and difficult issue and don’t know how to proceed, look at everything objectively. Nothing can hold you in place indefinitely. Trust yourself. There is a way forward and you will find it. You are more powerful and stronger than you imagine, and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Stand strong and step forward. Every success is waiting and you will claim them all.

Getting Back in the Pool

25 Jan

Life is filled with opportunities. It is also filled with challenges. When we’re trying hard to move forward toward a goal, or pushing to change something in our lives, we may exert a lot of energy in time and effort. It’s easy to keep moving when the road ahead is clear and we’re making good progress. When we’re successful in moving the ball forward, there is great satisfaction and we feel energized. Unfortunately, that will not always be the case. Sometimes it seems no matter what we do, how clearly we focus, or how hard we try, nothing changes and we’re still in the same place. It can be maddening to try hard and feel like we’re going nowhere. If we get stuck we can look at everything objectively and decide how we want to continue. Do we want to keep pushing, or do we want to stop? Timing is important, and if we’re stuck and tired of the struggle, we can set the goal aside until our situation changes. Setting something aside isn’t the same as abandoning it forever. We can change anything at any time and we never have to keep doing something we don’t want. Taking the time to consider all the options before us and determine what we want the most will help us decide what to do next. Once we decide how we want to proceed, we can plan our steps forward and continue on toward success.

If we want to learn to swim, the first time we step into the pool, the water may seem dangerous and deep. In our initial attempt to swim across the length we may gasp for air as we try to keep from going under. If we get overwhelmed, we may climb out, convinced we’re going to drown, and decide we’re done. But if we really want to learn to swim, we have to get back in the pool, and push forward. It’s the same with anything new we’re trying to learn. The first steps aren’t always easy and we may face a setback at the beginning, but the goal will always be possible if we’re willing to keep going. Each step forward will take us closer to the destination, and with persistence and focus, we will prevail.

It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning. When we’re starting toward a new goal, we may make an excellent plan for moving forward, but there is no way to know what will happen, what unexpected complications will arise, or how things will go. Trouble may come, problems may get in the way, there may be a detour or some delay we didn’t see coming, and a thousand other possibilities. Success will always be possible, but we may have to change the way we get to it. By being flexible and trusting ourselves to overcome whatever happens, we can be confident we will win.

Today if you’ve been pushing toward a goal but it’s still beyond your reach, decide how you want to proceed. You are wise and capable, and can accomplish anything you desire. Plan your next steps and be confident of success. Nothing is powerful enough to hold you in place indefinitely, and with persistence and focus, every dream will be yours.