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Enough

21 May

Everyone is unique and we all have different experiences as we go through our lives. There are billions of people on the planet and we’re all different. Our package of attributes belongs to us and nobody else. Even identical twins differ in some respects. We will meet all kinds of people and each one will be individual and specific to themselves. While we may understand we’re all different, there may be times when we yearn to be exactly like someone else. If we’re timid and quiet, we may wish to be gregarious and outgoing. Or we may want money and riches we don’t possess, or extreme beauty and poise. We can change most things about our lives and it’s good to have a goal, but if we obsess over a personal attribute we don’t have, we may begin to feel we aren’t good enough as we are. No matter where we are now, there will always be something more we can achieve. That doesn’t mean we’re less than we should be right now, or lacking in some way. It just means that life is filled with opportunities and if we want something more, we can do what is needed to attain it. We are completely perfect just the way we are for the lives we’re living. If we want to change something, how we look, what we do, where we work, or anything else, we can. We are perfectly capable of creating the lives we want the most, and with attention and determination we can make all our dreams reality. But while we’re pressing forward and reaching for something different, we can value where we are and honor the lives we now have. The gifts and benefits we have to offer can’t be given by anyone else. We are valuable and worthwhile just as we are, and the whole is blessed because we are here.

We are constantly bombarded with messages all around us that we should be somehow different in some way. They tell us we should never be satisfied with what we have or where we are and should do more, and be more. It’s good to strive to be the best we can be, but the world does not set the standards for our lives. We do. We decide what we’ll do and where we’ll go. All the other opinions are just noise. We know what we want, and have everything we need to do anything we desire. We can design our lives any way we choose, and find complete happiness.

If we aren’t meeting someone else’s idea of how they think we should be living, they may ridicule or criticize us, telling us what we should do and what changes need to be made. Everyone has their own ideas, and we can listen to anything we like, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We’re in control of our own destiny and can decide how our lives will go. Every single goal is possible, and nothing can keep us from doing what we want the most.

Today if you feel you aren’t good enough or somehow don’t measure up, remember there isn’t anyone else like you in all of creation. You are rare and precious, and worth more than you can imagine. The whole world is enriched by your presence. You are perfect just as you are. Believe in yourself. Be confident and move forward. Every success you desire is waiting just ahead, and nothing can keep you from it. You are amazing, and incredible, and make the world wonderful.

What We Can’t See

12 May

Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and may be astonished by what comes our way. We move forward toward the goals we want to accomplish, and we hope things will go well and there won’t be any hang-ups. Sometimes, we may get to the destination unscathed and happy. But other times things go awry, stuff gets in the way, and we have to back track or even stop for a time. It’s frustrating and if it happens frequently, we may start to doubt our ability to succeed. We may begin to think we’re doomed, that what we can’t see will be disastrous, and every possible complication will happen to keep us from success. We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to know what’s around the next bend. Just because we can’t see what lies ahead, doesn’t mean it’s going to be awful. It may just be wonderful. Some surprises pave the road for us, and benefit us in amazing ways. Not every unknown is bad. The past never predicts the future, and just because things didn’t work out for us in the past doesn’t mean they won’t work out for us ahead. When we’ve had a long run of problems and it seems there is no end of trouble, we may think there’s a stationary black cloud over us and there’s no way to win. Nothing in life is permanent and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change. We can trust that we’ll find our way and the road ahead will clear. Every option is available to us and we have everything we need to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident we’ll prevail and look ahead toward success.

Sometimes it seems like life goes in cycles. Everything moves along fine for a while, and then, bam, it all falls apart and we must face a period of struggle. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are countless others all around us making choices that may impact our plans and keep us from moving forward. We don’t know what we don’t know, and may suddenly face a huge roadblock that holds us in place. It’s not comfortable to stand still when we want to move, but we are intelligent and capable, and can find a way through. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down indefinitely, and no matter what complications arise, we will prevail.

It’s easy to be happy when our plans are working out and we’re moving ahead without any resistance. However, those moments are few and far between. Many times, there will be some push back and problems along the way. There are endless roads to travel, but few of them are smooth and paved. We may have to travel over rocks and ditches, and stumble across endless diversions. Our goals and dreams are important, and if we want them, we can find a way to get them. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined and focused. We already possess everything we need to create the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Today of you’re struggling to get ahead, and it seems the problems are endless, hang on. The very next turn may take you straight to your goal. There are blessings waiting for you on the road ahead. You can’t see them yet, but every success is there for you. Be strong and keep going. Every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

What Counts

6 May

Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we want. There are endless goals we can achieve and with determination and focus, we can accomplish anything we desire. Some goals are easy and we get them done quickly, but others are harder and we may suffer many setbacks as we try to push ahead. Losing weight is one example. All we have to do is eat less and exercise more. Simple right? It sounds easy enough but we may discover pretty quickly that what seems easy on paper is harder to do in real life. How about managing our time more effectively? That’s a cinch. We just have to be more realistic when we set up our schedules and stay away from anything that distracts us from the task at hand. We may clearly understand the concepts of reaching our goal, but putting them into practice may take more effort and focus than we might imagine. It’s easy to understand what we need to do to change our personal behaviors, but change takes practice and time. We’ve carefully carved a nice clean road going the way we used to do things. Moving in a new direction means cutting a new path and then walking on it again and again until it becomes ours. Big changes may take longer than we expect, and after yet another detour we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. But every step we take in the right direction matters. Every single time we choose to stay on course is success, and every success counts. We are successful every moment we don’t quit. It’s great to reach a big goal, but each step forward before we get there is a win. We can do anything. We are stronger and more powerful than we know, and every dream is possible.

When we want to do something new, we may try to learn everything about it we can before we begin. Knowledge is power, but knowledge does not predict how we’ll manage the changes ahead. Some roads may be far harder than we imagined, and we may stand confused and overwhelmed at first trying to find our footing. Every goal is possible, but some will be harder and more complex than we know at the beginning. If we’re determined and keep moving forward, we can accomplish anything. We are capable and smart, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Our plans won’t always work out the way we want them to the first time we try. It doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the goal, but only that our first attempt didn’t work out. There are endless roads to every destination. If the first one didn’t move us forward, we can try another, and keep trying until we find the one that works. Every answer is already there for us, and we can always find our way. We can have the lives we desire most, and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve stumbled again trying to get to a goal you desire, don’t give up. You are amazing and capable, and a setback isn’t the end of the road. Every step you take brings success. Decide how you want to proceed, and move forward with confidence. The road ahead is waiting and every goal is possible. Nothing is too far or too difficult for you to reach. Keep going. You will win.

All Mine

4 May

There are endless decisions to make as we navigate through our lives. Some are insignificant, some are important, some are serious, and others may completely change our direction. Not every decision will have a great impact, but large or small, they are ours to make. They may go the way we think they will and when they do, we’re happy with the choice we made. But that isn’t always the case. If we make a decision that doesn’t go well, blows up in our face, or completely ruins our plans, we’ll feel very differently about it. If others influenced us, we may try to blame them and that might deflect the attention away from us for a time, but will never hold up. If we didn’t have all the information before we pushed forward, we can blame those who provided whatever information we had. There are all kinds of creative ways to pretend we aren’t responsible, but in truth, we own every choice we make. They belong completely to us, and nothing can change that. Right or wrong, good or bad, we choose what we want, and then face whatever consequences our choices bring. Nobody is perfect and we all fall down from time to time. If we falter, and things go wrong, the destination may elude us. It doesn’t mean we won’t be successful in the future or that the roads ahead are forever closed. It’s just a detour while we figure out what to do next and learn more about the way forward. We have unlimited chances to move ahead. One bad decision can never hold us in place. We can be confident that no matter where we are, or what problems we must face, we will find our way. Every success is possible and we can be sure we will prevail.

Some people are great escape artists. They get tangled up in a problem they created, and somehow find a way to disappear before everything falls apart. When questioned they may deny their involvement or say they knew nothing about the situation. It’s not always our job to hold others accountable for what they do, even if it negatively impacts our lives. We are where we are, and trying to make someone confess their part in the mess may only waste our time. We are highly intelligent and capable, and no matter what’s gone wrong can find a way to correct our course and continue on.

It’s unfair to leave others to clean up a mess we’ve created. If we dug the hole, we need to fill it. Walking away and ignoring the issue doesn’t excuse us. Nobody gets everything right every time. If we’ve created a problem, we have everything we need to solve it. Standing firm and doing what is needed to correct our course will bring us great satisfaction and confidence. We are strong and powerful, and nothing is beyond our reach. We can do what is necessary to stay on track and move forward toward our goals.

Today if a decision you made is crashing and burning, and you want to run and hide, stand still and look at everything objectively. This is just a bump in the road. Begin to untangle the problem and decide on the best way forward. You are smarter than you think you are and nothing can hold you down. Be wise and step forward with confidence. Every success is there for you, and nothing will keep you from it.

Free and Easy

27 Apr

There are unlimited possibilities in life. We can do anything we want to do and go anywhere we desire. With planning and effort, we can have the lives we want the most, but it takes work to determine what we really want and then accomplish what is necessary to make it ours. We can design our lives and find a way to achieve any goal we choose. But if we’re lazy or complacent, we may find that time goes by and nothing changes. We’re still in the same place, doing the same things and moving no closer to our personal goals. It’s easy to stay in a routine and simply take what comes to us free of thought or effort. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” is accurate. We are in control of our choices and can design our futures with our personal desires and dreams in mind. We never have to settle for whatever comes. We create our own fate, and decide how our lives will go. We don’t have any choice over what comes to us, but we can choose how we’ll manage every development, and push through on the roads that take us where we want to go. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place but if we don’t take control of our decisions and move forward with purpose, we may end up standing in place indefinitely. If that’s what we want, it’s easy to accomplish. However, if we want to find great success, we have everything we need to achieve it. It’s up to us. Our lives can be fulfilling and rich, filled with experiences that bring us refreshment and deep happiness. We have everything we need to step forward toward any goal we desire, and succeed.

The unknown can be intimidating. We can’t read the future and there’s no way to know what will happen when we set out on a new road. We might face difficult challenges, there may be roadblocks that stop us in our tracks, or unknown difficulties that test our patience and stamina. Everything may go wrong and we might feel confused and lost, but we are intelligent and capable. We can manage any complication or problem and find the solutions we need to continue forward. Every destination is possible, and we can trust ourselves to find the way through.

It’s comfortable to stay in the same place, doing the same things. We know what to expect and there are few surprises. But routine is only repetition in action, and cannot offer us anything new. Every dream is possible and we have what we need to make them reality. We can step beyond where we are, and open new doors. There are endless opportunities and blessings waiting for us if we’re willing to move toward them and make them ours. Everything is possible. Nothing is too difficult or too far to reach. We really can have the lives we dream of. With determination and confidence, we can move toward the destinations we desire most, and realize great success.

Today if you’ve been limiting yourself to a routine, decide what you want to accomplish most. Your life is important and all your dreams are possible. Choose where you want to go and take the first step forward. You are incredibly capable and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You already have everything you need to accomplish anything you desire. Every success is there for you, and you will prevail

Moving On

23 Apr

We accomplish millions of things as our lives advance. There are tasks we must do to stay on track and keep things rolling forward, responsibilities that need to be taken care of, and seemingly endless projects that continually arise. We may face times when there is more to do than we can possible complete and we have to choose which is most important. What’s important to us can always take priority over other things that need our time. We decide what we want to do and how we want to proceed. But we share the world with lots of other people who have their own opinions. They may bring ideas and projects they want us to do with them or accomplish for them. If we are under their authority, their desires may take precedence over our own. Our personal choices may have to wait while we do something required of us. However, most of the time we’ll be free to choose for ourselves. Others may ask us to do things for them, and we can certainly help if we like. Most of us want to be helpful, and we may agree when someone asks for our time. Our decisions belong to us and if we want the lives we desire the most, we must make them with our personal goals in mind. There will always be something to take our focus away from what we really want, and if we’re not careful, we may spend our time doing things that cannot move us forward. Our dreams and goals are important, and we can focus on them, and decide to keep moving on and progressing forward. There are unlimited things that can hold us in place, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will get to every destination we seek. We can make our dreams reality, and do anything we desire.

Some people need a lot of individual support as they move forward. We’re all different and our skills and needs differ from one to another. If we’re involved with someone who needs a lot of help and encouragement to progress, they may ask for more of our time than we are comfortable providing. We’re all responsible for our own lives and can make excellent decisions about how we spend our time. We can carefully evaluate what we may offer, and still be successful moving forward.

We always do what we want to do most. Sometimes it’s because there’s something we desire, but other times it may be because we’re under duress or pressured to accommodate a situation. We’re in control of our lives and can always decide what works best for us. We can discern where to offer our time, and choose the best road ahead. We’re intelligent and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. Every destination and goal are possible, and with focus and careful planning, we can accomplish anything.

Today if you’re being pulled away from the road you want to travel, manage your time wisely and return to the goal when things change. Keep your focus on the way ahead, and you will reach every destination you desire. You are amazingly capable and nothing is out of reach. Take control of your life and move forward with confidence. Every dream is there for you. Step forward and claim them. There is great success ahead, and nothing can keep you from it.

Not There Yet

20 Apr

Every day we live we experience something new. We learn more about the world and as we progress, we learn more about ourselves. When something goes wrong and we get hurt, it can be hard to figure out how to get through and move forward. If the pain is great and we are heartbroken, we may believe we’ll never be right again. Probably we will all experience serious heartbreak at one point in our lives. It can be devastating and knock us down hard. When we’re in the midst of great suffering and sadness, it’s very difficult to see how things will ever get better. But pain and turmoil cannot stop time, and we may be surprised that we actually survive day after day. Despite the pain, we will continue to breathe and go through the motions of our responsibilities and tasks. Our lives will continue, but there is no timetable for when the pain deep inside us will heal. If it takes longer than we expect, we may think it will never end. Every journey has an end, and nothing can stay the same forever. Each moment we live we heal a little more, and eventually we’ll get to the other side. We may not be there yet, and we may hurt badly, but we are strong, and will prevail. Nothing, not even something that devastates us, can hold us back forever. Each moment we are moving a little closer to where we want to be. As we heal and embrace our personal strength, we learn more about ourselves. Bad things may happen, we may be knocked down and feel overcome for a time, but we are more powerful than we know, and will stand again. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward. Every gift is possible and all our dreams are still there for us. With patience and determination, we can overcome any adversity and reach success.

Some people love surprises. They like not knowing what will happen next, and enjoy the anticipation of unexpected developments, but some surprises may bring difficulty and heartache. An abrupt breakup with someone we love, the sudden loss of a job, or something we didn’t expect that hurts us deeply may shake us and bring confusion. Life is unpredictable, and we can only control our own decisions. Things will happen we can’t foresee, and they may hurt us. No matter what comes, we will go on. The sun will continue to rise, and even if we’re unsure at first, we’ll find our way.

We’re all different and how we react to what happens is unique to each of us. Some people storm through difficulty and ignore the pain. Others feel pain deeply and struggle to stand. Recovery takes as long as it takes. There is no set timetable for getting over any disappointment or sadness. While we navigate through, we can be confident that in time, no matter how much time it takes, we will prevail. We are still capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re struggling with a serious, painful situation, remember how strong you are. Nothing can overcome you, and you will find your way. Be patient, and trust yourself. Your future holds every promise and your dreams are still there for you. Nothing can hold you down. You will prevail, and find enormous success.