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Explaining It

24 Feb

Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we like. We can decide what we want, where we want to go, what we want to accomplish and anything else we desire. Everyone knows we can all make our own decisions, but that may not stop some people from questioning us about what we’re doing. They may see us moving toward something they don’t understand, and ask us to explain ourselves. Our decisions are ours to make and we don’t need those around us to agree or go along in order to succeed. If we want to explain our thinking and what we’re doing, we can, but we’re not compelled to do so. We don’t have to share the details of our choices or why we’re doing anything. The roads we choose are up to us, and fit whatever model we have chosen for our own personal lives. Some people are more comfortable when everyone is doing the same things, and if we step away from the paths they’ve chosen, they may question us. Their need to understand and be comfortable is not our responsibility, and we don’t have to comply simply because someone else wants us to. There is a big world out there with endless opportunities for those who seek them. Every destination is possible, and we are brave enough and smart enough to find our way toward any goal we desire. The lives we want the most are there for us. By being true to who we are, and doing what is needed to move forward, we will reach great success. We already know what we want and nothing is out of reach. We can keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and step forward, confident we will prevail.

Change is constant and no matter what is happening now, tomorrow will be different. We learn as we go, and gain skills and understanding as we go through all the experiences we face each day. If we’ve been in a career field for a long time but find it is no longer rewarding or taking us where we want to go, we can look at all the options possible and decide on something new. Others around us may question why we would ever give up what we’ve done so well for so long, but their questions have no impact on our decision. If we want something different, something more, we can have it. We are never stuck in one place indefinitely, and can change anything at any time.

If we pretend to agree with something we don’t like in an effort to move forward, it may work for a time. We can go along even if we’re not convinced, and play the game for as long as we like. But our happiness is important, and it’s impossible to be completely happy living a counterfeit existence. We can choose to honor our best selves, be truthful and step forward, honestly choosing what we really want the most. Every goal we seek is possible, and with focus and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything.

Today if you want something different and others are asking you why, be confident. You know what you want and don’t have to explain your choice. Your life is yours to design and every destination is possible. Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward. You are more powerful than you realize and there is great success just ahead. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will prevail.

Forget That

23 Feb

There are generally people around us most of the time. We have family members, friends, acquaintances, work associates, and people we only see in passing. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go, what we should be doing and endless other situations. We’re all entitled to our own opinions and decisions, and if we like, we may share them with others. If we are open about our desires and what we want to do next, we may freely express our thoughts to someone else. They may think we’re right on target and encourage us to move forward, or they may not. If they disagree with our plans, they may say the idea is ridiculous, or there is no way we could ever achieve the goal. They may tell us to forget that, and move onto something more reasonable – translation, something more like what they would do. We can always take any advice we like, but we know ourselves better than anyone else. Our friends may tell us to go one way, our family may point in another direction, and others may have different ideas. There are unlimited versions of what we could do and if we try to follow everyone else’s advice, we may end up going nowhere fast. If we want to take a road trip to a specified destination, there are all kinds of maps available. There will be lots of routes possible and if we can’t decide which way we want to go we might take one road for a while, then switch to another, then maybe turn around to jump onto a different highway to see what it has to offer, and on and on. We might eventually get to the destination, but it will likely take far longer and be much more difficult than if we had decided at the beginning exactly which way we wanted to go and stuck to the plan. We can do anything we like and listen to all kinds of opinions, but we are in control of our lives and once we determine exactly what we want, can step forward with confidence that we will succeed. Every destination is possible, and with clarity and focus, nothing can keep us from the goal.

Customs and traditions are powerful and may be very important to us. As we navigate through our lives, they may color our decisions and choices. We can always stay inside the lines of what has always been done, and conform to whatever patterns and customs we choose. But we’re unique and despite any pressures around us, may choose anything we like. We have our own specific gifts to offer that no one else possesses, and by honoring who we are and what we want, can bring great light and blessing to the world.

It’s always easier to manage a group of people when everyone is doing the same things, but there is great richness that comes from encouraging different ideas. Variety brings refreshment and opens new doors that may not have been previously considered. We can do whatever we like, while allowing others to also make their own choices. There are always many roads to any destination, and by being open to something new, we will learn more about ourselves and the world around us.

Today remember you are entitled to have the life you want the most. You don’t need agreement or permission from anyone to make any choices you desire. The whole world is open to you and every road is possible. Decide what you want to do and where you want to go, and take the first step forward. Every blessing awaits, and every dream is possible. Be confident and sure. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will make it yours.

Waiting to Begin

22 Feb

We can do anything we like and there are endless options from which to choose. We can go anywhere and accomplish any goal we desire, creating the lives we want the most. There is never a time when we must stay where we are or continue doing something that isn’t fulfilling or doesn’t move us closer to where we want to be. But nothing changes without effort. We can do all our research, make an excellent plan, get everything ready and be completely prepared to move ahead, but everything will remain the same until we actually move forward. Starting a new journey takes courage, and there will never be a perfect time to begin. If we stand and wait until everything falls into place, and every road ahead is clear, we may never move. There will be few times in life when the way forward toward our goal is completely paved and open, ready to glide us easily to the destination. Life is complicated and there are always a lot of unknowns. If we wait for the perfect opening before we start, odds are we’ll never go anywhere. We are intelligent and highly capable and can trust ourselves that no matter what we face moving forward, we’ll be able to manage and continue on. The road may twist around, we might get stuck a time or two, there may be things in the way or people blocking our path. It doesn’t matter how complex the journey becomes. We are powerful and wise, and can find our way through. By stepping forward with confidence and pushing ahead no matter what happens, we will reach success. We can have the lives we dream of and achieve every goal. Nothing is out of reach and we will succeed.

In order to prepare to attend a big event, we can put on the right clothes, make sure we have our tickets, get our car keys and do whatever else needs to be done before we leave. After completing everything, if all we do is stand at the door, ready to go, but never open it and proceed, we will miss the entire production. Of course, we would never do such a foolish thing, but making big plans for what we most want to accomplish, and then doing nothing to put those plans into action is the same thing. Talk is cheap and changes nothing. We can do anything we like, but we actually have to do what is needed to make it ours.

Dreaming is important. It helps us define what we want the most and motivates us to move forward. We can dream all we like, and make endless lists for how we’re going to do whatever we’re thinking about. Planning is important, but that is only the first step. Nobody is going to grant our fondest wishes just because we made a great plan to achieve them. We are strong and intelligent, and already know what we want. Every goal is possible, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been planning to start on a goal you want to achieve, but haven’t yet begun forward, take the first step. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you and every success is possible. Keep your eyes on the goal, and move forward toward success. Every blessing is waiting and you will make them yours.

Driving the Train

17 Feb

When we want to take a trip on a train, we can buy the ticket and get onboard. Then all we have to do is sit and wait while someone else drives us to our intended location. We can read, look out the window, or take a nap, oblivious to the tracks outside or what is necessary to keep the train moving forward. When we reach the destination, we can step off the platform and do whatever we like, leaving the journey behind us. As we navigate our lives, we can make any choices we like. We can decide what we want and then do what is necessary to make it ours, or we can simply let someone else drive the train, and end up wherever it goes. Letting others decide where we’ll go and what we’ll do is easy. We can just sit quietly and go along with whatever is happening around us. Sometimes we may even actually end up somewhere we wanted to go, but letting others control our lives will rarely bring us true happiness. Everyone has their own dreams and ideas about what they want to do and where they want to go. Sitting back and following along might be easier and may prevent conflict, but leaving our destinations up to others will never bring satisfaction. We know what we want and have everything needed to achieve it. By taking control of our own journey, choosing the destination, and moving forward with focus and clarity, we can accomplish anything we desire. All our dreams are possible, but we must decide to drive the train ourselves. We are smart enough and have all the courage necessary to do anything we desire. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with our eyes focused on the road ahead, we can make our dreams come true.

Some people are very loud and domineering. They may think they know what’s best for us and try to direct us toward the destinations they have chosen. We can listen to any advice or direction we’re given, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We don’t have to explain our choices or ask for approval. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything, and go anywhere we like. Every destination is there for us and we can make them ours.

Some plans don’t work out. If the road we’ve chosen stops, we may get stuck unable to move. Getting stopped along the way does not mean we cannot achieve the goal. There will always be another way forward, and we have everything we need to find it and continue on. We are intelligent and capable, and when we’re ready, nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’ve been going along and sitting still, think about what you want the most. Be fearless and trust yourself. You already have everything you need to reach any goal you desire. Stand strong and step forward. The whole world is there for you and every destination awaits. Decide how you want to proceed, and begin the journey. There is great success just ahead and you will reach it.

Change of Address

10 Dec

The world is a big place and there are unlimited destinations to visit.  No matter where we are or what’s going on, we can go anywhere at any time.  Moving to a new location and starting over is a big change. Everything will be different, the roads, the stores, the people, and it will take some time to find our way around.  Just like moving to a new location, there may be times in our lives when we want to change our personal circumstance.  We want something different, a new situation where we can let go of the past and start anew.  Maybe we’ve suffered a painful breakup and continuing with the same patterns is too difficult, maybe our careers have taken a turn and it’s time to re-evaluate the way forward.  There are endless things that may happen that may prompt us to regroup and restart.  If we aren’t planning to move our physical location, we can initiate changes in our personal connections that will help us turn the corner toward something new.  Our families are ours no matter what has happened, but if our relationships are difficult or stressful, we can alter the way we interact with them.  If our patterns with friends or associates are holding us back, we can change our connections with them and move in a different direction.  Nothing is off the table.  By taking the time to decide what we want the most and where we most want to be, we can move forward in ways that will pave the road ahead and help us reach success.  Every destination, every goal, and every dream are possible.  We know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.  We just need to begin.

Routines and patterns make our lives easy.  When we do the same things day after day, we may find we don’t even have to think as we move forward.  We know pretty much what to expect and what will happen.  There’s nothing wrong with a repetitive, predictable life.  We can keep doing the same things for as long as we like, but doing the same things will never bring us something new.  If we want to experience something different, we have to do something different.  We can step away from what is comfortable and reach further toward the goals we most want to achieve.  Once we decide what we want, we can design our lives in ways that move us closer to the goal.

The first step toward a new life is the hardest.  When we venture into unknown territory, we don’t know what will happen or what’s around the next curve.  One step leads to another and as we continue forward we’ll discover more about ourselves and the world around us, and open up new challenges that will enrich and embellish our lives.  As we stretch and reach further, new doors will open and we will gain more confidence.  There is no need to stay in a corner when the whole world is there for us.  We can do anything and go anywhere, and have the lives we desire most. 

Today if you want something new but haven’t begun the journey, be confident and trust yourself. You are capable of far more than you realize, and nothing is out of reach.  Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward.  Then take another, and soon you’ll reach success.  You are amazing and powerful, and every destination is there for you.  Nothing can hold you in place and you will prevail.