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What Comes Next

21 Jan

We all have ideas about how we want our lives to go. We know what we want to accomplish and where we want to be. We can see where we are right now, and try to plan for the future, but there is no way to know what lies ahead. Even when we plan well and try to prepare for the possibilities we can envision, we don’t know what will happen next. Sometimes everything goes about the way we think it will, and we move ahead with little trouble. However, other times we may be surprised by events and situations we could never have imagined. Life is filled with all kinds of unexpected developments. There may be others making decisions we are unaware of, and complications may arise that hold us in place. What comes next is an unknown in most situations, and at any moment everything may change. Things go wrong, the road turns, and sometimes everything goes up in smoke. Trouble may come, but no matter what happens, we can find a way through. We can’t control what the future brings, but we can control how we manage it and decide how we will proceed. There isn’t any complication or problem too complex for us to figure out. The road we’re on may end, or turn and point us in the wrong direction, but we can step away from where we are, and start again. Nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. There are many roads to every destination and we will find the way ahead. Not every goal will come easily, and sometimes we may have to stop and rethink what to do next, but we can achieve anything we desire and find success. Every dream is possible and with patience and determination, we will prevail.

There will be times in our lives when everything goes well, our plans work out and we move forward with little resistance. But those instances are rare, and most of the time we’ll have some push back when we’re trying to advance. Resistance requires thought and endurance, and teaches us more about ourselves and the world around us. When we have to push through difficult times, we become more resilient and gain strength and wisdom. Each trial teaches us something new to carry forward. We become more courageous as we push through trouble and more confident as we succeed.

When something extreme and unexpected happens, we may be shocked and stunned, and need time to process where we are now. Big surprises can knock the wind out of us, and we can take the time we need to understand what’s happened before we begin to formulate our next steps. We can get help if we need it, and then decide how to proceed. Everything may change but we are strong and capable, and will always find the answers we need to move forward. Nothing can keep us from our goals, and we have everything we need to do anything we desire.

Today if something unexpected has happened and your plans are no longer workable, take the time you need to decide what you want to do. There are many roads ahead and you will find the way. Nothing is beyond your abilities, and you will prevail. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is still there for you, and you will succeed.

Super Hero

14 Jan

Everyone is different, and we each have our own specific talents and abilities. What is difficult for one, is easy for another, and everyone expresses a completely unique package of gifts. Just like the super heroes we’ve heard about, we all have an ability that is powerful and exclusive to us. It’s easy to identify amazing musical talents, or artistic skills that enhance and beautify the world around us. But there are lots of other gifts that aren’t as obvious, but still impressive and incredible. Maybe we’re extremely patient, or have the ability to understand others easily, or perhaps we’re emotionally strong and stable, and able to endure more than others. We might be very wise and insightful, or ambitious and intelligent. The scope of capabilities and capacities is unlimited. We all have something special but nobody can tell us what our super power is. We must uncover and discover it ourselves. Everyone gets something special and nobody is exempt. We all have something unique and powerful within us, and once we identify what our particular personal gifts are, we can use them to move ourselves forward and help those around us. The world is filled with billions of people and no two are exactly the same. Each person brings something different and individual that embellishes everything around them. Using the talents and powers we’ve been given to compliment and strengthen those around us will bring us great satisfaction and personal joy. We are an asset to the world and when we share our gifts with others, everyone benefits. The whole world is better because we are here. We are powerful and capable of bringing light to every situation.

When we see the profound abilities others possess, we may feel we are lacking. People may do impressive things that bring great attention and honor, and when they excel and we don’t share their particular talents, we may shrink and think we have nothing to offer. Every single person changes the world in some way. We don’t have to be loud and obvious to be effective in creating a positive change. The gifts we have are remarkable and make us who we are. We can be confident that our very presence compliments and enriches the world around us.

Most of us will never be famous, or Olympic stars, or invent something that changes the whole world. Our lives may seem ordinary and plain when compared to those who do amazing and incredible feats of daring or intellect. However, every single life is important and essential to our entire creation. Every day we have the chance to do something that helps someone else or makes things easier or better for those around us. We have great gifts to offer, and with each step we take and each decision we make, we can bring great joy and happiness to ourselves and everyone around us.

Today if you feel small and that your contribution means little, remember there has never been, and never will be anyone else exactly like you. You are unique and precious. When you share your gifts with us, we all benefit. Be confident. You are changing the world for good, and we are all blessed because you are here.

Beyond Imagining

6 Jan

There are billions of people in the world. There have been uncountable numbers of them since the dawn of time, each living their own lives uniquely and individually. It’s hard to comprehend the vast scope of humanity and the endless varieties of expression and choice. When we think of how huge it all is, we may feel insignificant and hardly worth a glance. If we aren’t famous or in some way notable, it may seem that we are often overlooked, others aren’t aware of us and our lives are meaningless. But that isn’t true. Every single person who has ever lived, who is alive now, or who will come in the future will bring something new to the world. We are all one of a kind and nobody can now or ever will be able to offer the gifts we have to give. We are worth more than we can imagine and nothing can ever take our value away. Life isn’t always easy and we may encounter a time when everything goes wrong, and we feel worthless and unimportant. But we are essential to the big picture and our influence impacts everything around us. Even if our families neglect us, our friends ignore us, our lovers leave us and it seems nobody cares, we are still worth more than any treasure on the earth or in the heavens. Our worth is never determined or diminished by what happens or the opinions of others. Everything is different because we are here, and nothing can take our place. We don’t have to be loud or famous, we don’t have to find the cure for cancer or get an Olympic gold medal to count. Our presence makes the world richer and every day our light brings something new to everything around us. We can be confident in being ourselves and value every experience we have. We can strive for any goal we desire, but we are perfect just as we are.

There is no way to calculate how much our influence impacts those around us. There are people everywhere we go, and they will see us and hear us as we navigate through our lives. We never know how much a smile or a kind word may mean to someone else. It could change everything for them, and bring them more joy than we may comprehend. One drop of water is a small thing, but given to a tiny, parched plant, may save it from extinction. Everything we do modifies everything around us. We are important, and nothing can replace the good we bring.

Nobody lives in a vacuum. Everything we do touches someone or something, and there is no way for us to live our lives without altering the world around us. Our influence is undeniable and whether it’s positive or negative is up to us. We can make the world better or we can cause contention and hardship. What we decide will determine what comes next. We are in control of our lives, and every choice we make takes us somewhere. We can choose wisely, and find great happiness.

Today if you feel insignificant and unnecessary, remember you are more valuable than you can imagine. You are amazing and important. We all value your influence and want to share your light. Be confident and believe in the power you possess. Your decisions can bring every gift and you will find great joy and success.

Planning for Success

2 Jan

We all have dreams and ideas about things we want, places we want to go, and what we want to accomplish. The options are unlimited, and we can spend all our time dreaming of the life we desire, hoping it will magically come to us. We can wish that somehow, some way, things would morph into what we want most of all, and imagine what it would be like if our lives made us happier and we felt more fulfilled. While it’s good to have dreams and goals for the future, simply thinking about them and wondering what it would be like to achieve them will change nothing. We can wish for change all we like, but wishes are simply dreams without a plan. If we want the lives we’re dreaming about we can have them, but they won’t just come to us because we desire them. We must determine what it will take to make them ours, and then begin stepping forward toward them. We can do anything if we’re willing to do what is necessary to accomplish it. We’re smart enough and courageous enough to reach any goal we want. Once we decide where we want to go, we can make a plan and move forward. If we’re happy standing still and remaining where we are, it’s easy to do. Routine and familiarity may make us feel settled and safe, but will never bring us the rewards and excitement of a life filled with new experiences and growth. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we like. If we want something more, we can reach for it. Nothing can hold us in place when we’re ready to move. Every option is possible and we have everything we need to do anything we desire.

Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to. If we aren’t happy, we can sit and bemoan the situation for as long as we like. We can complain about where we are and become complacent in our discontent. We may gripe because this or that didn’t happen, or we didn’t get the opportunities we feel we deserved. Life is unpredictable and things won’t always go our way, but that does not freeze us in place. We are more powerful than we may realize and can do anything we desire.

Chocolate ice cream is good. It’s really good, but it’s not the only flavor that’s delicious. There are endless other combinations and concoctions that are as delicious and enjoyable, but if all we ever get is chocolate, we’ll never have the chance to try them. There are unlimited and endless things we can do with our lives. If we stick with what we know and reach no further than where we’re comfortable, we may miss the chance to experience something wonderful and enriching. There are endless roads to travel and every opportunity is available to us. We really can have the lives we dream about. We just need to plan, and then, go get them.

Today if you’ve been dreaming of something new but haven’t moved from where you are, trust yourself and step forward. The whole world is there for you and every dream is possible. You are amazing and incredibly capable. Dream big. You deserve every success and by planning and moving forward, you will reach it. Nothing is too far or too difficult. You can have the life you want, and find complete happiness.

Getting Ready

17 Dec

There are unlimited things we can do and places to go. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we want to do. We can choose the paths we want to travel, make plans, and then step forward and begin toward the goals we desire most. But sometimes we aren’t quite ready to start toward something new. Maybe we don’t have all the resources we’ll need to succeed, or our time is limited and there is nothing extra. Or maybe we aren’t sure we can do what is needed to achieve the goal. Our confidence may not be strong enough for us to believe we can succeed. Confidence is a valuable asset and helps us push ahead even when the odds are against us. We all have the potential for strong and vibrant confidence that makes us feel powerful and capable. But life is filled with all kinds of experiences and sometimes we may go through something that pulls us down, and damages our self-reliance and personal belief. Things may go wrong, people may hurt us and belittle us, or we may fail at something we thought we had hold of. We may go through a terrible time of self-doubt and begin to believe we cannot find success, no matter what we do. Painful disturbances may come and we may fall away, and lose our footing. If we don’t think we can prevail, we probably won’t win. Life is ever changing, and we can modify our thinking and trust ourselves again. We are more powerful and wise than we think we are, and no matter what’s happened before, have all the reserves and intelligence we need to do anything and go anywhere. Trouble may come, but we can shake it off, and start again. If we need time, we can take it. If we need help, we can find it. Every destination is possible, and with determination and faith, we will reach our goals.

In a foot race, the runners line up and get into position before the race starts. If one fails to get set and prepared in advance, when the gun goes off, it’s unlikely they will be able to bound out of the blocks and get ahead. Being prepared for what we want to accomplish helps us begin on solid ground. When we know where we want to go, and have decided on a clear path to get there, we ensure our success. It’s impossible to reach any destination without a clear idea of how to get there. We can carefully plan our next steps forward and confidently move toward the goal.

When we want to do something new, it’s important to clearly understand what will be required of us before we begin. If the road is long and tenuous, we can plan to start when we have ample time and energy to face every challenge and continue forward. It does no good to start on a goal with half the resources we need to accomplish it. We can look at everything objectively, and make the best plan for advancing to safeguard our success.

Today if there’s something you want to do, but don’t have everything you need to accomplish it, make a plan and prepare to begin. You are amazing and every goal is within your reach. Decide what you want the most, choose the best road going forward, and take the first step. Every success is possible, and you will win.

Starting Again

16 Dec

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish and goals we want to reach. Some of them are personal and require us to change habits or patterns that may be difficult to let go of. We might start out strong, completely committed to the goal, and then our lives get busy and we get distracted. Eventually we may begin to slide back a little and lose our focus, and then before we know it, we’re completely off track and going in the wrong direction. Maybe not for the first time. Our set routines are strong and powerful, and change doesn’t come easily. We are capable of changing anything we want, but it takes real determination to hold fast to our focus, and decide not to waver. We can have the lives we want the most, but they won’t just happen because we’ve decided we’re ready for them. Nothing can change if we keep doing the same things we’ve been doing. Once we decide, really decide, we’re ready to redirect our course and do things differently, the change will come. We are more powerful and stronger than we think we are. Nothing is too difficult or complex for us to manage, and we can go anywhere and do anything we desire. We just have to decide what we want, and then do what is needed to get it. Nothing is out of reach, nothing is too big to tackle, and nothing will take too long. Every goal is within our grasp and we will reach success.

If we’ve tried to make a change before and gotten waylaid and off track, only to return back to where we started, we might begin to believe the goal is beyond what we can achieve. There are some things that may not be possible at this time in our lives, but most things we desire are within our capabilities. They may not be easy to get, they may take a lot of time and effort, and the road to get them might be hard to travel. There may be all kinds of reasons not to push forward, but the most important reason to continue is because we want the goal. Our lives are a reflection of every decision we make. If we don’t like where we are, we can move. If we don’t like the situation we’re in, we can step away. We’re in complete control and can do anything we choose.

It doesn’t matter how many times we return to the beginning and start again. It doesn’t matter how long it takes us to do what is needed to reach any goal. What matters is that we live our lives according to our own personal desires, and push toward the destinations we want the most. Everyone has their own opinions and we don’t need anyone else’s approval or permission to do anything we desire. We can design our lives any way we want them, and find great joy and satisfaction in doing what’s most important.

Today if a goal has eluded you, and you’re starting again, remember how strong and capable you are. Every goal is possible and with determination and focus, you can go anywhere and do anything. You really can have the life you dream of. Decide what you want, and then take the first step forward. You can achieve greatness and find complete happiness. Every success if possible, and you will prevail.

Stretching Further

11 Dec

Life is a long journey with countless twists and turns. There are unlimited goals we can achieve and endless destinations to reach, and we can design our lives any way we choose. Every goal is different, and none are the same or require the same amount of work or intensity. When we want to accomplish something easy, it’s a pleasure to push ahead and complete the task. But when we want something more complex that involves a lot of time and effort, it takes more preparedness and determination. We can do anything we really want to do, but if the goal we desire is very complicated and difficult, it may stretch us beyond what’s comfortable. If there are a lot of problems along the way and it seems no matter how hard we work or how focused we are, we make very little progress, it’s easy to feel we can’t do any more. Instead of pushing forward and trying again and again, we may give up and walk away. We can do anything we like and if we want to change our minds about anything, we can at any time. It’s hard to continually have to reach beyond what’s comfortable and if there’s no pay off, easy to give up. But we have deeper reserves than we think we have, and are stronger than we may believe. When we think we can’t do any more, there will still be room to stretch a little further. Sometimes just the tiniest additional move will bring us success. Nobody knows what lies ahead and there is no way to see the end from the beginning. We can trust that no matter how complex the situation may become or how hard it is to take another step, we have everything we need within us to accomplish anything. Every goal is possible and no matter how complex or convoluted the road becomes, we will find our way. We will reach success and find great happiness and satisfaction.

When we’re dealing with a lot of stressful complications, trying to find our way may take all our time and energy. We may have to set our personal goals aside for a time. Setting something down doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. Change is constant, and nothing stays the same forever. We can objectively look at everything, and make the best decisions regarding our time and effort. When our situation resolves and we’re back on even footing, we can resume our progress toward the goals we desire.

Others around us may ask for our time, our responsibilities may press on us, unexpected details that must be addressed may arise, and we may find ourselves over worked and overwhelmed. We can plan effectively and work hard, but there is no need to run faster than we are able. We can stretch our capabilities as far as possible, and then let the rest go. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need, when we need them, to take us to success.

Today if you’re trying to reach a difficult goal and aren’t sure you can make it, trust yourself. Be confident and stretch a little further. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Take another step. Every dream is possible. The whole world is there for you, and you will succeed.