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All Alone

16 Apr

When we want to accomplish something difficult, it’s helpful to have the support of those around us. When our friends and family back our ideas and cheer us on, we feel stronger and bolstered up when the road gets hard. It’s great to have others on our side, especially when we’re struggling or are up against complications, but it doesn’t always happen. There may be times we want to do something that those around us either don’t agree with or don’t think we can accomplish. If they’re concerned about us failing, they may try to dissuade us from pursuing the goal or even stand in our way when we try to push forward. Everyone has their own opinions and we won’t always agree, but we don’t need anyone’s permission to go after something we want. It would be great to get agreement and support, but if not, we can stand alone and go our own way. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t have to go along with anyone else’s ideas of what we should do. Every road is open and the possibilities are endless. We can swim upstream or take a new direction any time we choose. If we must go alone, we can. Nothing can keep us from any goal we desire. It doesn’t matter if nobody else understands what we’re doing or why we’re doing it. We’re all unique and every personal expression is valuable. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want and can pursue anything we desire even if others don’t agree. We have all the wisdom, stamina, and insight we need to accomplish anything. The whole world is there for us. Nothing can keep us from success and every dream is possible.

Staying in the same routines and doing the same things every day may make us feel safe. It’s easy to live a predictable life and stay within the lines we understand. But there are unlimited experiences awaiting us and we can step forward and try something new. Our lives are only as small as we make them. We’re capable of doing great things and if we trust ourselves to reach further, will accomplish goals we never thought possible. We can do anything we desire. Nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to manage. The lives we dream of are always waiting for us and with confidence and determination we can make them ours.

Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it’s not possible. We can accomplish more than we imagine and if we trust ourselves and push forward will achieve greatness. We are only restricted by our own choices. Every option is possible and we can go anywhere and do anything. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to find the way ahead and make the goal ours. We can have the lives we want by stepping forward and choosing the roads that will bring us success.

Today if you want to do something and nobody else agrees, remember your life is yours to design. You have everything you need to accomplish anything you desire. You can stand alone and reach the goal. Step forward and claim the life you want. Every blessing is there for you and with patience and determination, you will succeed.

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It Doesn’t Just Happen

11 Apr

Everyone decides what kind of life they want. We make dozens of choices every day that define who we are and help us become the people we desire. By paying attention before we decide, we can choose the direction that moves us closer to our goals and further clarifies our personal expressions. But life is busy and sometimes when there’s a lot of distraction, we might choose something in a hurry that turns out differently than we hoped. We can do anything we like but if we want to be the best we can be, and move forward in gaining the attributes we desire most, we must focus on each decision we make. Mediocrity is easy. It comes without effort or attention, but excellence requires thought and consideration. Choosing excellence won’t just happen on its own. We must decide what we want and then pursue the best course of action at each turn. When we do, we’ll move closer to our goals and become more like the person we want to be. There are unlimited things we can do every single day. We can be lazy and do nothing, take the easy road when the best road is hard, or let things simply roll out on their own. We can let life take us where it will and be persuaded by other people’s ideas and decisions. Our lives will continue whether we take ownership over them or not. But if we want to achieve excellence, if we want to get to the goals we really desire and experience personal satisfaction and greatness, we must take control over our actions. Complete and fulfilling happiness is possible. By determining what we want and then focusing on excellence as we push forward, we will achieve it. We can do anything we desire and with focus, and determination, we can have the lives we dream about.

It’s so easy to be average. We don’t have to do much, we don’t have to get involved, or exert our energies above what’s comfortable. We can coast along and pretty much get through without too much effort or distress. But a mediocre life can never bring us the intense pleasure we feel when we’ve overcome something difficult, or the incredible joy that comes from succeeding against great odds. Every single road is possible and even if the journey is hard, if we want the goal, we can achieve it. Nothing is too far to reach and we can do anything we desire.

Routines are comfortable and staying inside what we know is simple. There is nothing inspiring about monotony and we can’t learn anything new by repeating the same patterns. We have so much potential and if we step away from the familiar, even just a little, we’ll discover talents and strengths we may not know we possess. We are stronger and more capable than we may realize and nothing is beyond our abilities. Striving for excellence instead of sitting still will bring us incredible gratification and satisfaction. Our lives will be enriched and we’ll experience complete joy.

Today if you’ve been sitting back and going along with the world around you, remember how unique and incredible you are. You have gifts to offer nobody else possesses. There is greatness in you. Choose excellence and be confident. All your dreams are possible and with determination and focus you will make them yours.

Waiting for Luck

10 Apr

We’re always in control of our lives. We decide what we’ll do, where we’ll go, with whom we’ll associate and how we’ll live. Every decision we make defines who we are. We can make excellent decisions and each time we choose we determine the road ahead. When we know what we want and the options are clear, it’s easy to choose but sometimes the waters are muddy and seeing exactly where the choice will take us isn’t obvious. Not every decision is easy and sometimes we may have no idea what we should do. We may hesitate, or if we’re completely lost, just wait around and hope somehow, we’ll get lucky and it’ll work out by itself. Waiting for luck to save us rarely works. We must decide. Some decisions can be pushed aside and might even eventually fade away on their own, but that’s unusual. If we’re stuck and unsure, we can review everything and choose the best option possible. It might work out the way we want it to, or it might go awry, but whatever happens, we’ll find our way through. We can’t read the future and must proceed with the information we have. If there’s more to the story, or things unfold in ways we couldn’t predict, even if we’ve chosen well, we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. We only have control over ourselves and there are always unseen developments that may hinder our plans. We don’t need luck to find our way. We have everything necessary to make good choices and can modify our plans when needed. Success is always possible and nothing can keep us from getting to our goals.

When we take the first step on any path, we also choose the destination it takes us to. That’s fine if we can see where the road will end, but that isn’t always possible. We may start out thinking the end result will be one thing and then discover as we move forward that we’re nowhere near where we thought we were headed. Life is filled with unexpected surprises and when the road bends we may have to turn around and start again. With determination, focus and patience, we can go anywhere and reach any destination.

When we have to make a difficult decision and none of the options are appealing, instead of working the problem, we may decide it’s too hard and set it aside. We might hope if we leave it alone long enough, someone else will take care of it. We may have to overcome many difficult and unpleasant tasks. Working through them and learning to find resolutions will bring us great knowledge and benefit. We gain wisdom with each challenge we overcome and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Instead of looking away, we can address each issue as it arises, confident we’ll find the answers we need and prevail.

Today if don’t want to face a difficult decision before you, remember how capable and strong you are. There isn’t anything you can’t figure out. You don’t need luck to save you. You already possess everything needed for success. Look at the situation clearly and choose the best path forward. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Be confident. You know what to do and you will win.

One Small Leaf

9 Apr

We all have dreams and desires to accomplish different goals in our lives. Some are easy and quick, taking little effort to achieve, and we complete them and move forward with confidence. Other goals are harder to master, and take a lot of concentration and time to move toward. When we’re pushing ahead, if the road is very long or we’ve had a lot of complications, it may seem we’ll never succeed. We may feel frustrated and overwhelmed at what lies before us and begin to give up hope. It’s like seeing a seemingly dead tree that stands forlorn and abandoned. At first, we see no sign of life, and may be convinced there is nothing to save. But then as we walk around it, we see one small, green leaf. Tiny and insignificant on its own, but heralding the life that still persists and acknowledging hope for the future. When we’re struggling, trying to move forward through confusion and obstacles, we may start to believe there is no hope for success. It may seem too hard, it may take far longer than we thought, and we may be tired of the battle. If we can’t see any end in sight we may begin to wonder if the goal is even possible. But if it’s something we want, we can determine to hold on and continue. Our motivation may be small – like that tiny leaf – but we can hold onto it and press forward, overcoming each obstacle until we reach the destination. Nothing worth achieving comes easily. No matter what’s in the way or how long it takes, we have everything we need to win. Every destination is possible. We can keep our eyes on the goal and press ahead until we reach success.

Our personal desires may be pushed out of sight as we take care of business, attend to our responsibilities and accomplish what we must. Before we know it, significant time may pass before we look up and think about the goals we want to achieve. We may think it’s too late and decide to let them go in an effort to be more efficient in our daily tasks. But it’s never to late to work toward our dreams. They will always wait for us and we can find a way to achieve them. Directing our lives toward what we want most will bring us great happiness and satisfaction. Every dream is possible and with planning and attention, we can achieve them.

We may believe some goals are too ambitious, and too difficult for us to accomplish. In fact, there isn’t anything we can’t achieve if we’re willing to do what it takes to make it ours. If we need more information, we can get it. If we need help, we can find it. Every goal is possible if we take it one step at a time and continue to move forward. We really can climb mountains, win the race, and find our way to the top. If we’re determined and keep pushing ahead, we will succeed.

Today, if there’s something you want to do but aren’t sure you can achieve it, be confident. Nothing can keep you from accomplishing anything. Decide to start today, and begin moving forward. You are incredibly capable and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. Every dream is possible and you will make them yours.

Not Enough

4 Apr

Everyone has something to offer those around them. Nobody knows everything and we all have a unique perspective and insight that brings depth and richness to the world. What we see and how we express it is individual to each of us, and the variety of personal interpretations is endless. Without the creativity we offer, the world would be a very bland and boring place. We bring value and our own particular impressions to every situation. It’s good to have different opinions and ideas but there are some people who believe their ideas are the only ones acceptable, and if we don’t agree, we are worthless and insignificant. If our ideas don’t conform to theirs, they may criticize and demean us, implying because we are different, we are stupid. Such arrogance is never helpful, and having a different viewpoint does not mean we aren’t smart enough or good enough to participate. We are entitled to our own ideas and they are as valuable and worthwhile as anyone else’s. There is no one perfect road ahead. There are endless varieties of every choice and all have value. We can be confident even if we don’t agree, and embrace our individuality even if it’s different from those around us. Every color in the spectrum is beautiful in its own way. We don’t have to be blue to fit in. We can be green, or red, or yellow, or anything else we desire. Listening to and accepting other viewpoints will enhance our understanding of every situation and teach us more about the world around us. We can be confident in our own ideas, and still be open to the ideas of others. The way forward isn’t determined by one road only, and we can embrace new directions and concepts that will enrich our knowledge and awareness. Every road has its benefits and we can explore them all.

People sometimes project their own insecurities onto those around them. If they are struggling with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity, they may imply others aren’t good enough or smart enough. They may feel stronger by making those around them feel small. Masking our own issues by belittling those around us will never solve them. Instead, we can look openly at what’s bothering us and work on resolving whatever’s in the way so we can be confident and successful moving forward.

There is no way to know everything and if we’re in a situation where we don’t have the knowledge we need to move forward, we can step out and find the information we need to proceed. We can take the time necessary to get the facts and determine the best options for finding success. Every answer is always available to us and if we look carefully, we will find whatever we need to advance and get to the goal. Nothing is out of reach and we are smart enough, and wise enough to accomplish anything we desire.

Today if your ideas don’t match those around you, trust yourself and be confident. You don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint. Your interpretations are valuable and worthwhile. You bring a unique perspective that enhances every situation. You know what you want and you know how to get it. Speak up and let others hear your voice. You are amazing, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

The Whole Story

22 Mar

Each day brings many decisions. Some are minor and inconsequential and work out no matter what we choose, but others carry more weight. Many times, we can discern how important a decision is by the possible consequences that may arise after we choose. But sometimes, what seems unimportant at first may become critical in the road ahead. If we’re in a hurry or stressed, or don’t place a lot of value on a situation and choose without thinking, it might be fine. Things may roll out the way we expect them to and we may move ahead with hardly a look back. However, if there are unseen or unknown complications connected to the choice we’re making, a seemingly simple choice may turn out to be a nightmare. It’s like opening a door without really knowing what’s behind it. We don’t know what we don’t know, and there is always more to the story. It may be impossible to see the whole story from the beginning and we’ll have to choose with the information we have. There is no road map for our lives to caution us about upcoming detours or unexpected turns. We learn as we go and if we take a wrong turn, we can correct our course and reroute back to the road we want to be on. Nothing is permanent and everything can be modified. We have all the wisdom and insight we need to see things as they are, and determine what we need to change. We can find our way to any destination we desire. All options are possible and we have enough wisdom and determination to succeed.

One thing always leads to another, and when we choose the first step on any road, we also choose the last. Each road leads us somewhere and if we’re impulsive and don’t consider the ramifications of our choices before making them, we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. Making decisions without considering their consequences is like getting into a car with a stranger and letting them drive us wherever they want without any information or warning. If we don’t control our decisions, we may lose control over our lives. We know what we want, and have the power to create the lives we desire. We can see everything clearly before we decide and then choose paths that take us where we want to go.

We sometimes don’t know how far reaching a decision may become until it affects our lives. Something that seems simple and straight forward may become complicated and involved. We can avoid confusion by taking the time to carefully look at any possible developments that may arise and then decide. We can make excellent decisions that take us forward, and manage any issues that may arise on the way. We are intelligent and strong, and have everything we need to find success.

Today if you’ve rushed through a decision that has created a situation you didn’t plan on, be wise and carefully choose your next step. The road ahead is still there for you and you will find it. You are capable of doing anything you desire, and nothing can keep you from success. Choose wisely and go forward with confidence. Every destination is possible.

All is Lost

12 Mar

Life is filled with possibilities and opportunities. There are unlimited things we can do, places to go, people to meet, and endless chances to change our lives. Sometimes what we want to do comes easily and we overcome obstacles quickly. Other times it seems the road ahead constantly blocks us and we can’t move forward. If we’re intent on achieving a goal and something happens that prevents that from happening, we may get discouraged. If nothing we do changes the situation, we may feel like we’ve failed. There may be so much disappointment we withdraw and decide we’re not trying anything new ever again. We may think all is lost and just give up. We can stop pursuing any goal at any time, and change direction but we need not surrender to defeat. Everything is possible. Just because the goal isn’t available now doesn’t mean it won’t be possible later. Sometime success is just about timing. If we give up and abandon the goal, there is no hope of winning. Disappointment can be hard to get through but it’s just a step in the process. It’s just one step among many. The road is long and if we keep our eyes focused on where we want to go, when our situation changes, we can try again and succeed. We are entirely capable of doing anything we desire. There isn’t anything strong enough or complicated enough to hold us in place forever. We know what we want and have all the intelligence and determination to achieve it. Our lives can be exactly the way we want them. We can trust ourselves to find the way through any problem and reach success.

Life is a long journey with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes just when we feel sure we’re headed in the right direction a big detour blocks our way and we have to regroup. Few things we want to accomplish will simply arrive without effort. We will have to plan the way forward, and unravel each complication that arises. It doesn’t matter how difficult the road gets, we have everything we need to find our way. We can find the solution to any problem and with patience and focus will reach the goal.

We may go through a period where it seems nothing is working and everything is standing in our way. Every door we try to open is locked, every road is tangled and dark, and we can’t advance. There are unlimited roads to every destination. If the one we’re on isn’t working, we can try another. If that doesn’t work, we can try another again. If nothing we do pushes us forward, we may decide to set the goal aside for a time and start again later. Setting the goal aside doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. We can revisit it when things change and find success.

Today if you’ve suffered a big disappointment and feel like giving up, remember everything you’ve already accomplished. You are successful and strong, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want and choose the road that will take you to it. You are powerful and wise. Don’t give up. Every dream is possible and you will prevail.