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Staying Down

26 May

As we navigate through our lives, we experience all kinds of developments and find our way through countless twists and turns. The road ahead is sometimes easy and we can advance quickly, getting to the desired goal. But every road is different, and there may be times when it seems no matter what we do, we remain stuck in place. There may be obstacles too high to overcome, or someone else standing in the way who refuses to move. Complications will come and may interfere with our plans and stop us in our tracks. We may get pushed off the path, and have to sit and wait for things to change. If we get blocked and can’t move forward, instead of complaining and pacing impatiently, we can stand still where we are and work on something else. Everyone gets knocked down from time to time, and if we can’t see a way forward right now, we can stay down and wait. Staying down when we can’t move forward isn’t giving up. While we wait, we can look at everything clearly and consider all the possibilities ahead. Taking the time to review what’s happened, where we are, and how we can continue forward, will help us come up with a plan. We can see everything objectively, and decide on the best road ahead. Nothing can hold us in place forever, and in time, however long that takes, we’ll be able to start again and achieve any goal we desire. We’re in control of our lives, and no matter what happens, can find the road ahead that will take us to success. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is out of reach. By being confident and patient, we will achieve every success we desire.

Complications are a part of life. There are few times when we can go from where we are to where we want to be without something going wrong. We only have control over ourselves and there are millions of others making decisions that may impact our ability to advance. We may get hung up and be unable to move forward for a time, but if we’re devoted to the task and determined to succeed, nothing can stop us indefinitely. There are unlimited roads ahead and if the one we’re on gets blocked, we can step on another and continue. Nothing can hold us down forever, and we will reach the goal.

If we’ve had one complication after another and it seems no matter what we do, the doors ahead are blocked, we can set the goal aside for a time and work on something else. Change is constant and whatever we’re facing today will be different tomorrow. Nothing can stay the same forever, and eventually we’ll be able to start again. Every goal is possible, and with patience and determination, we can accomplish anything we desire.

Today if you’ve been stopped and can’t move forward because of circumstances out of your control, look at everything objectively. Decide on your next steps and prepare for when things change and you can start again. You are highly capable and intelligent, and nothing can hold you in place indefinitely. Every success is there for you and in time, you will reach it.

Tights and a Cape

8 May

Life is filled with challenges and opportunities that teach us new things and give us more information about the road ahead. Sometimes things roll along with little trouble, and other times it seems like everything that can go wrong is going wrong. Nobody gets a free pass on problems. They come to all of us, and when they do, we must find our way through them. We may wish for a life of ease where every day is like a holiday, but if we actually had lives like that, we would learn nothing about ourselves or the world around us. Thankfully, wishes aren’t reality, and we’re going to struggle from time to time. When we’re in the midst of trouble and feel overwhelmed, the answers we need will be there but they may not be obvious. Some answers require us to dig deep and search for them. During times like those it would be terrific if Superman was real, and could show up and just solve everything for us. Unfortunately, if we want tights and a cape to save us, we’ll have to provide them ourselves. We might have to search diligently, and ask for help to find our way through, but we are smart and perfectly capable of managing any issue that’s complicating our lives. Things will go wrong, we will stumble, our plans may disintegrate, and we might find ourselves somewhere we never wanted to go. But we are creative and wise, and there isn’t anything that can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them. We are capable of incredible success, and nothing is strong enough to keep us from it. Every problem can be solved, and we have everything we need to prevail.

When we’re struggling with something difficult, we may reach out to those around us for help and support. Everyone has different experiences and if we’re facing something new, chances are there will be someone who has already traveled that road, or who can point us in the right direction. If we’re very independent, we may choose to find the answers on our own. We can always do that, but it may take more time and effort than if we reach out for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean we’re weak or can’t do things on our own. We all have a different collection of skills. We can get advice from someone who knows the way forward until we gain our own expertise.

When we’re facing a hard challenge, there may be some who’ll tell us we’ll never prevail and we should just give up and forget it. We can take any advice we like, but we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There really isn’t anything we can’t manage. By confidently stepping forward even when we’re unsure, we can open the doors ahead and find our way to success. Life is full of opportunities and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and are unsure about how to proceed, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome many difficult problems and you have everything you need to solve any complication. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Look forward and step ahead with confidence. Success is there, waiting for you to arrive, and you will reach it.

Set Aside

5 May

Life is full of opportunities and endless choices. Every day we choose what we’ll do, where we’ll go and with whom we’ll associate. We can choose to work toward any goal we want and move closer to whatever destinations call us. There are unlimited things to accomplish and places to go, but sometimes, because of the situation, we may have to go somewhere we don’t want to go, or do something we would never choose. Perhaps we must do something because of our jobs, family pressures, or our financial situation. Life can be complicated and even if we know where we want to go and are ready to move forward, may have to set our personal goals aside while we address something else. As we take care of business, whatever that business may be, we may feel frustrated that we must put our own desires on hold. It’s hard to wait when we want to move ahead, and we may feel held down against our will. There will always be many roads to travel but few will be paved. If we must wait, or take a big detour in the opposite direction, it doesn’t mean we won’t be able to accomplish our own goals. We can still do everything we want to do, but we may not be able to do it today. As we take care of our responsibilities, and tend to whatever complications and delays before us, we can still hold onto our dreams and prepare to move toward them. Delays and detours don’t end our journey. Everything is still possible, and with patience and determination, we will move forward. We can have the lives we dream about and do everything we desire. Nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to overcome. We are powerful and strong, and can make our dreams reality.

When we have our plans prepared and are eager to move forward, we don’t want anything to get in the way. If something happens that stops us in our tracks and we suddenly have to wait, we may feel we’ll lose our momentum and the goal may slip through our fingers. We might believe if we don’t do it now, it’ll never happen. Nothing is written in stone, and if the goal is important to us, even if we have to wait, we can be confident we will accomplish it. We can overcome any complication or delay, and when things change, be ready to jump ahead and move toward success.

There are few times when we must accomplish something by a certain period of time or our opportunity is lost. Most often there is no defined calendar or time frame for success, and we aren’t restricted to any specific period to achieve something or lose our chance. If we have to wait, we can. If our first try doesn’t work, we can try again. Being flexible and willing to bend will help us move forward, and ensure our success. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is needed to get there. Our lives are ours to design, and we can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re stuck and can’t move ahead because of situations beyond your control, don’t lose hope. Just because you can’t get to your goal right now doesn’t mean it’s lost forever. You are capable and smart, and will find your way forward. Every opportunity is waiting for you and when things change, you will prevail. All your dreams are possible, and with patience and persistence, you will make them yours.

Best Friend

29 Apr

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they should do. Most of us want to be successful completing what’s important to us and try to move forward a little every day toward the destinations we desire. Life is complicated and sometimes our progress doesn’t exactly go the way we hope it will. Problems arise, we make decisions that don’t always work out and it seems we have to continually modify and adjust to push through. We might get to a point where we think we should be further down the road than we are or that somehow, we should be doing better in some way. We may set our personal standards very high and if we don’t meet them, become critical of our performance. There is always room for improvement no matter what we’re doing, and we can always do a little more, but we can honor how far we’ve come and what we’ve already accomplished. Berating ourselves for not getting to the goal fast enough, or doing everything perfectly isn’t helpful. We aren’t perfect – nobody is. We learn with each step we take, and as long as we keep stepping forward, we’re winning. It’s fine to have high standards and want to do our best, but we only have control over our own decisions, and things we know nothing about may derail us. We can learn to accept complications and the delays they may cause without tearing ourselves down for not getting to the goal fast enough. We know what we want and have everything we need to get it. We can do anything we like, but we can’t do it all today. Trusting ourselves as we push through, and being patient when there are detours and setbacks will give us the confidence we need to succeed.

If our best friend comes to us upset because they didn’t reach a goal as planned, instead of ridiculing them for not getting it done, we probably would offer them support and kindness. Because we care for them, we may encourage them not to get discouraged, and help them start again. However, we are often harder on ourselves in the same situations. We expect more of ourselves than we expect of others, and that can work against us. Learning to allow the same patience and support we give to others for our own individual struggles will bring us great relief and encouragement. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can trust that no matter what comes, or what goes wrong, we’ll find our way forward.

Perfection may be our goal, but it’s not likely to be our achievement. There is no way to know everything, and there are endless situations that may enter our lives and disrupt everything we have going on. Learning to bend when things go wrong, and keep our eyes on the goal, even when the road turns, will help us reach success. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from our goals.

Today if you’re disappointed in yourself because you haven’t gotten as far as you think you should, stop and look at how far you’ve already come. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. You know what you want, and each step takes you closer to the goal. Be confident and continue forward. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

Tomorrow

28 Apr

We all have bad days from time to time. Sometimes it seems like everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, and we dread what will happen next. Nobody gets everything right all the time, and we might stumble and cause our own heartache and confusion. Or things may happen over which we have no control that completely tangle up our lives and lock us in place. There are a lot of roads ahead, but few are paved and clear. We may run into detours, twists and turns, potholes, and complete roadblocks. They may be complex and time consuming, and we may be overwhelmed at the task of smoothing them all out. Today may be hard, and we might get exhausted just trying to deal with what’s happening. If we can’t see any way ahead, we can step back for a moment to catch our breath. Taking a short break to look at everything objectively will help us see more clearly and enable us to find the answers we need. Hard times come to us all. We can never predict what will happen or where trouble may lead us. But nothing lasts forever, and no matter how screwed up it seems things are right now, they can’t remain that way indefinitely. Change is constant, and what is wrong will eventually right itself. We will find the way through and reach the destination. We can trust ourselves to manage whatever comes, and hold on until we find the answers. Darkness may come and the clouds may overshadow, rain may pelt us and we may have to wait for a time. The storm may rage, but no storm lasts forever, and the sun will rise again. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us down. We will find all the answers we need, and reach success.

Nobody can read the future, but one thing is certain, whatever we’re going through now will change. Things may improve, or they may worsen, there is no way to know. It would be great if every problem came with a predetermined answer that worked every time, but that isn’t reality. Trouble comes and when it does it will be up to us to figure out what to do with it. We are wiser than we think we are, and already possess everything we need to get through any situation that arises. We can trust that we’ll find the way forward, and reach every answer we need.

We may wish for a life of ease, where everything goes the way we want it to, and we never have to worry about what will happen next. It’s nice to think about but the lessons we learn from adversity give us depth and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We carry every skill forward and with each experience enrich our ability to reach success. Life is all about learning. Finding our way through complex issues, and struggling to reach answers gives us knowledge and confidence. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with trouble and think there is no way through, remember how many times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are amazing and powerful, and all the answers you seek are there. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and how to get it. Every blessing is there for you, and you will succeed.