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Dangling

4 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, trials, challenges, and lessons to be learned. No matter who we are, where we live, what we do or who we know, we will all face an unlimited variety of complications, problems and tricky situations as we navigate through our days. There are billions of people in the world and they are all making decisions and choosing things that may impact us even if we don’t know them or they don’t live near us. We may be happily tooling along and suddenly the road turns, something rolls in front of us or the way ahead completely disappears. We are intelligent and can find our way through whatever comes, but the answers won’t always come quickly or easily. If we’re pushed against a wall and no matter what we try or where we turn we can’t seem to budge, we may begin to believe we are doomed. We’re done and it’s over. We might feel that way for a moment, but it will never be true. Nothing stays the same forever, and even if we’re dangling at the end of a long, long rope, losing our grip and hanging on with our last finger, there will be a way to prevail. Nothing, not even the worst possible scenario, can hold us back forever. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and creative enough to find a way through whatever life throws at us. Trouble – yeah it’s gonna come. Problems – definitely gonna happen. But success will always be possible, and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from it.

Everyone gets overwhelmed at some point. The only thing we have control over is our own decisions and what we do. Everything else is up for grabs and we never know what will happen next. If the bottoms suddenly falls out, and we are left groping in mid air trying to grab onto something, anything to save ourselves, it may seem hopeless at first. We may face our worst nightmare, but no night lasts indefinitely. The sun always rises, and the tide always turns. We have everything we need to hold on and push forward until we find our footing again.

Our life experiences are unique to each of us, and we all see things from our own personal perspective. A situation that is merely annoying to one person, may be devastating to another depending on where they are in life and what they have already experienced. There is no way to predict how we’ll actually feel about any situation until we’re in it. We are strong and capable, and nothing can hold us down forever. Every dream will still be there, and when we’re ready we can reach them all.

Today if you’re facing an extreme situation and feel like there is no way you’ll prevail, focus on your strength and trust yourself. You are powerful and nothing can overcome you. Be confident, hang on tight and step forward. Every single dream is there, waiting for you. Nothing can keep you from success. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. Stand strong and claim them all.

Forever Wrong

24 Jun

Life is full of challenges and complications. Although we may feel confident about the roads we’re choosing, we share the world with lots of other people and they may have an impact on our decisions and outcomes. Everyone tries hard to live well and make good choices, but sometimes we don’t get all the facts we need, or may be influenced by someone else to choose something that goes wrong. When we make a bad decision, even if others were involved, we might find ourselves standing alone taking the blame. It’s uncomfortable to discover we got bad advice and took a wrong turn, but that doesn’t mean we are destined to be forever wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Doing what doesn’t work teaches us what does. There isn’t a handbook for life that tells us to watch out for certain people or be extra cautious about upcoming decisions. We take things as they come and do the best we can. We’ll never get everything right every time, but if we get as many facts as possible beforehand, and take the time to see everything clearly, we have a better shot at success. Mistakes happen and although they may be unpleasant, they cannot doom us to a life of endless misery and woe. We are intelligent and capable, and no matter what’s happened we can find our way forward to success. A wrong turn doesn’t end the journey. The road will still be there and we can always find a way around any complication that arises. Every answer we need will be available and we will find them all. We learn what works by trial and error. Sometimes we’ll get everything right from the beginning. Other times we may falter and stumble, but nothing can hold us down forever, and we can get back up and try again. Success will be there for us even if we take the long way around. There is greatness in us, and sufficient wisdom and intelligence to do anything and go anywhere. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, we will find our way forward, and reach success.

Some people are great about giving advice. They may instruct us and tell us how we should proceed, even if they’ve never traveled the road before. It’s easy to advise someone else when your neck isn’t on the line. If things go wrong, they won’t be anywhere near the disaster and can deny their involvement. It’s good to seek advice if we need help, but after everyone has given their opinion, we can trust ourselves to choose what will work best, and move ahead according to our own personal inspiration.

We already know what we want to do. The roads we travel are ours to choose, and others may disagree and try to influence us to follow them instead of taking our own path. Our lives belong to us and nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know where we want to go, and have everything we need to reach any destination we desire. Following someone else will never take us where we want to go. We can be confident we know what we want, and move toward our goals with clarity, sure of success.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and feel like you’ll never be right again, remember all the times you’ve succeeded already. You are amazing and capable, and have everything you need to do anything you want. Trust yourself and be confident. The world is full of opportunities for success, and you will make them yours.

Stormy Weather

15 Jun

Life is full of ups and downs. We never know what’s around the next curve or what will happen. Everyone wants an easy life filled with peace and pleasure, and we all have times when that’s the case, but nothing is permanent and no matter what we’re experiencing now – good or bad – it’s going to change. The weather will turn, and storms may follow. Sometimes things may go awry because of decisions we’ve made, sometimes because of choices made by someone else, and sometimes we have no idea what went wrong. When the skies darken, and we feel the weight of trouble hanging over us, we may be filled with dread and worry. What now? How do we find our way through this? We may begin to doubt our ability to move forward and feel concerned we won’t be able to prevail. Trouble comes to us all, and sometimes it’s extreme and devastating. But no matter what we’re facing, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to figure out whatever we must. There will never be a situation so complex or tangled we can’t unravel it. We are more powerful and capable than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. No matter what the issue is, we’ll find the answers we need to resolve it and continue forward. By taking our time, looking at all the possibilities available, and trusting ourselves, we will prevail. As much as we may wish for it, life is not a continuous vacation. We will have good times, and we’ll face many tests and challenges. When trials arrive, we can be confident that no matter what’s happened, we’ll find the way through. Storms will come, but nothing lasts forever, and we will win.

We know what we want and when we’re ready to pursue a goal, we can make an excellent plan and begin forward. Things may go well at first and we may move ahead quickly, when suddenly the road stops and there is no way around. Our plans may be fine, but we share the world with a lot of other people who are making decisions and choices that may stop us in our tracks. There will always be many roads and avenues to every destination, and if we can’t continue on the road in front of us, we can find another one. A full stop does not end our journey. It’s merely a delay. We can reroute the way forward and start again.

We may face a terrible disaster that requires all our attention and time. When everything falls apart and we are left standing alone and wounded, we may feel paralyzed and unsure. Serious problems take time to process, and we can stand still until we feel ready to begin again. We can take the issue apart one piece at a time, and with determination and focus we will find our way through. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every goal.

Today if you’re facing a serious complication and you’re worried and unsure, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult problems, and you have everything you need to prevail. Stand firm and trust yourself. Every answer is there for you and nothing can hold you in place. Step forward with confidence. Every dream is still possible, and you will make them yours.

Reckoning

2 Jun

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Everyone wants to be happy and nobody tries to make a bad choice on purpose that will increase their suffering. We try to make good decisions at every turn and most of the time we’re successful. But we may face a situation where what we’ve chosen blows up in our faces, and we crash and burn. Maybe we didn’t get all the facts beforehand, maybe we were in a rush or a thousand other factors came into play. If the choice is grievous, when it hits the fan, we may try to hide or pretend we don’t know anything about what’s happening. That might work for a time, but nothing can stay hidden forever, and eventually our part will be found out. We’re all accountable for everything we do – the good and the bad. When the reckoning comes, we may be sorely sad for the choice we made, and may suffer greatly due to ramifications of what’s occurred. If we generally manage our lives well and make sensible, balanced choices, and this is an unusual screwup, we’ll likely be able to recovery and restore what has been lost. However, if we’re continually irresponsible and repeat seriously bad judgement again an again, chances are we’ll lose the trust of those around us. It’s hard to rely on someone who constantly makes bad decisions that tangle up our lives. We’re all capable of choosing well, but good choices don’t just happen because we want them. We must actively do what is needed to get the facts and think about what we’re doing before we jump. By looking for the information we need and taking our time to review all the possible options, we have a better chance of choosing well. Our lives are a reflection of every choice we make, and each success is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours.

Some people believe it’s easier to ask for forgiveness after the fact than for permission before we act. Leaving others in the dark only to surprise them with some unexpected problem is a recipe for disaster. By including everyone involved before we choose, we can get their opinions and good advice to help ensure we’re headed in the right direction.

Nobody is perfect and it’s likely that we’ll all make a bad choice at some point. When the situation begins to deteriorate and we realize we’re headed for trouble, we can be honest about our part in what’s happened and begin the process of changing direction. If we need advice, we can ask for it. Every situation can be amended and with patience and persistence, we can correct our course, and move forward with renewed confidence.

Today if you’ve made a bad choice and created a problem that is complex and difficult, trust yourself. You are not defined by a mistake. Look at everything objectively and decide how you want to proceed. There is a solution to every problem, and you will find the answers you need. Be calm and confident. The road ahead is still there for you and you will reach success.

Big Hammer

19 May

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next. We may be comfortably rolling along, humming a little tune, looking forward to the next turn, when BAM! something unexpected happens that knocks us completely off course. It’s unsettling and disruptive when a big detour or complete blockade suddenly appears out of nowhere, and we may be stunned and momentarily overwhelmed. Crap happens, and sometimes it happens to us. It’s just how it goes. Nobody gets a free pass where every day is all sunshine and roses. We’re all going to face difficult days and trying times at one point or another. When it feels like a big hammer has come down on our lives and we’re paralyzed and unable to move, we may think we’re done and will never be able to move forward again. Trouble may come, but it’s impossible to hold us in place forever. Nothing stays the same indefinitely, and in time, however long that takes, things will change, and a door will open that will allow us to move ahead again. While we wait, we can accomplish other things that are available and prepare for when our situation improves. It’s hard to be patient and stand still when we want to move, but we can use the time to plan for our next move and be ready for when things change. Life is uncertain. No matter how diligently we plan and how carefully we prepare, things will go awry from time to time. By being confident and flexible, we can adjust to developments as they arise and continue forward. Every single destination is there for us, and if we can’t get to it today, we can prepare to reach it tomorrow. We have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. Nothing can keep us from any goal and with determination and focus, we will succeed.

There may be times when there is the possibility of something going very wrong where we’ll face a big disappointment. We may be consumed with fear and dread just imagining what could happen. Being overwhelmed with worry can stop us in our tracks and keep us from seeing all the options available. Possibilities are not facts – they may or may not happen. Until we know for sure how things will progress, we can choose to focus on what’s going right and confidently look toward the future.

Sometimes we may face the proverbial tempest in a teapot. We may worry and obsess over a seemingly big storm that turns out to be nothing. Since we can’t see the future and don’t know what will happen until it does, we can focus on what is working for us, and let go of unrealized concerns. No matter what happens, even if our worst fears are realized, we will find our way. We are intelligent and wise, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re worried about a development you can’t control, remember how capable and strong you are. There isn’t anything too difficult for you to manage and manage well. You are amazing and more powerful than you realize. Look ahead with confidence. Every dream is still there for you, and you will reach them all.