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Wiper Blades

15 Nov

Windshield wiper blades help us see when it’s raining or snowing outside. They move everything off the glass and clear the way ahead. Without them, when the weather gets bad, it may be impossible to see the road and we may have to stop until things change. When they are new, they work perfectly but as they wear, there may be areas that don’t touch and over time it gets harder and harder to see the road. It’s the same for us when we are doing our tasks and working our way through. There are always endless complications and details that may move us off course, and endless tasks to accomplish. If we keep our minds clear and focus on what needs to be done, we will likely find success. But all those details and complications may wiggle their way to the front of our vision, and we may get distracted and stuck, unable to see the way forward. Life is filled with all kinds of unexpected developments and we may tire trying to solve them all. We know where we want to go, and setting aside the journey to take care of this over here, or that over there, will never help us reach the goal. We only have control over our own decisions and there is no way to predict what will happen. Sometimes, everything gets jumbled up and the road gets blocked. But many times the distractions that come can wait. The journey we’re on is important and if we’re determined to succeed, we can find a way to attend to whatever comes up and still continue forward. We know what we want, and already have everything we need to get it. By choosing to stay on track and doing what is needed to make the goal ours, we will prevail. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined to win. We are smart enough to know what to do at every turn, and we will succeed.

Life is complex and we may face a time when we’re so busy taking care of details we neglect to take care of ourselves. Yes, it’s important to solve problems as they arise, and make new plans when necessary, but we are in control of our time and how we use it. There will always be more work to do, no matter what we accomplish. We can be diligent and work hard, and still do what is necessary to ensure our own safety and good health. By taking the time we need to rest and restore, we will more easily find the answers we need, and reach the goal ahead.

If we’re exhausted from too much work, our judgement will likely be compromised. It’s hard to see details when our vision is blurred by fatigue. When we’re tired we may miss important clues we need to move ahead. By being proactive and taking time when we need it, we will be clear and aware of everything we need to do, and where we need to go. Success is always possible, and with patience and wisdom, we will reach it.

Today if you’ve got a lot going on and there is much to accomplish, remember you are the most important person in your life. Be mindful of your needs and step back when you need a break. You are amazing and highly capable and nothing is beyond your grasp. Plan carefully, and step forward confident of success.

Hard Choices

31 Oct

We will make millions and millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Some of them are consequential and have serious results, and others we may make on the fly without any impact. Choices that have clear and defined likely results may be easy to make. We can look at what will happen based on what’s happened before, and then decide how we want to proceed. The hardest choices are often those that have no right or wrong answer. There is no best way to proceed, but only the way we choose. When there is a wide open possibility no matter which way we go, we may struggle with making the decision. For instance, when deciding on a change in our career, we may apply for a lot of positions. If we get offered two very good options, with comparable benefits and we like them both, how will we choose?  It can be hard to discern between equally beneficial options but if we take our time and look closely, there will be some differences that may help us decide. Every decision we make will bring a result. By looking at everything clearly, and deciding how we want to proceed, we will make excellent choices and reach the destinations we most desire.

We may face a time when we must make a choice that will dramatically change our lives. If we’re unhappy in a relationship that we’ve had for a long time, and we want to step away and go in a new direction, it may be painful even if we’re sure it’s the right decision for us. If it’s too hard, we might give in and just remain despite how we feel. Breaking away from someone we’ve been attached to is never easy but we deserve complete happiness, and if we want something different, we have all the wisdom and courage to do what is necessary to get it.

When we were children, chances are our parents did everything they could to protect us and keep us safe. As we grew and matured, in order for us to learn and grow, they had to step back and let us make our own decisions, even if we were headed down the wrong road. It’s hard to watch someone you love do something you are sure is going to hurt them, but each of us is responsible for our own lives, and we can trust ourselves to make choices that will take us where we want to go.

Today if you’re facing a hard decision and aren’t sure how to proceed, look at everything objectively and clearly. Take the time you need to discern everything to find the best road forward. You are extremely capable and can make excellent choices. Focus on what you want to achieve, and be confident. Every success is possible, and you will reach them all.

Flight Plan

20 Sep

When flying a plane, the pilot doesn’t simply enter the course information into the flight computer and then lie back and relax. There are many factors that affect the plane’s trajectory and altitude, and the pilot must constantly watch what’s happening and continually make small changes to correct course. Auto pilot can assist but will not perceptively re-adjust for storms, winds or other complications, so the pilot must always be awake and aware. In our lives, we make plans for the things we want to do. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish and can review every option until we come up with the best plan for achieving the goal. We may make a list of things to accomplish in a specific order, or create a map of exactly how we’re going to proceed. It all looks good on paper and if we get lucky, and everything works in our favor, all may go exactly as planned. But life is complex and there are usually unforeseen complications, unplanned detours and unexpected problems. Our original plan may have been good, it may have been perfect on paper, but once we start to implement it, we may find that what works on paper may not translate into real life exactly as planned. Nobody can read the future or see what’s coming. There is no way to predict how things will go or what will arise. If we want to succeed, just like the pilot, we must find a way to constantly adjust our course. Everything is possible, but the road ahead may not be straight and paved. We are intelligent and if the goal is important enough, we will find our way no matter what happens. By thinking clearly and trusting ourselves, we can do anything we desire and find great success.

Everyone is different and our ideas are unique and specific to our own lives. If everyone was just like us, we could predict what they would do and how they would act, but that isn’t the case. We may think others will respond a certain way based on what we would do, only to be surprised that we were way off base. It doesn’t mean anyone’s response is wrong, but points to the differences between us. Our intentions may be misunderstood because our paradigms are different than those we are interacting with. The best we can do is get as much information as possible before we proceed, and then move forward. Then if things don’t go the way we planned, we can adjust and continue on.

Some people are so sure of themselves that even when it’s obvious their plan isn’t working, will hold fast to it hoping if they just keep doing the same things eventually it’ll all work out. If we’re going in the wrong direction, continuing to press forward will never take us to the goal. By keeping our eyes open, and being willing to change course if needed, we can move ahead and be confident of success. Life is all about change and no matter where we are or what’s happening, if we want to achieve the goal, we can do what is needed to make it ours.

Today if you’ve been pushing toward a destination you desire but are no closer, stop and look at everything objectively. Choose the best way forward and adjust your plan. Keep your eyes open and as things change, modify your direction so you can stay on course. You are very smart and highly capable, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident but remain open to change. You know what you want and every destination is there for you. Success is waiting, and you will reach it.

Failing Forward

24 Aug

As we go through our lives we’ll face countless challenges, trials and problems. No matter how hard we plan the road ahead, there is no way to predict what will happen or what may get in the way. We never know what lies around the next curve and despite our efforts to succeed, we will undoubtedly at some point face failure of some kind. Failure is a complex event sometimes filled with feelings of inadequacy and doubt, but when things go wrong and our plans blow up, we find out what doesn’t work. It doesn’t mean we’re dumb, or cannot succeed, but only that what we tried wasn’t successful. If we use all we learn from what went awry we will gain more information and skills to take with us moving forward. Failure doesn’t mean the end of the journey, and can, in the end, move us forward toward success. Nobody knows everything and we learn by doing. It’s impossible to get every road paved from beginning to end, and there will always be unexpected and unforeseen complications that may arise. By keeping our eyes open, and learning everything we can with each new development, we will be able to find the way ahead and reach the goal. We are intelligent and capable and when we are determined, nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. By trusting ourselves and continuing on, no matter what happens, we will succeed.

Sometimes things go wrong and we may experience a time when it seems that no matter what we do we simply cannot move forward. The goal eludes us and we feel stuck. Timing is important and current circumstances may be working against us. If we can’t move now, we can set the goal aside until our situation changes, and then try again. We have unlimited chances to reach success, and there isn’t anything too complex or difficult for us to manage.  Every destination is possible and with wisdom and patience, we can reach them all.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go, and if we’ve failed to reach the goal more than once, someone may tell us to give up and let it go. Nobody knows what we want better than we do. Our lives belong to us, and we don’t need agreement to go anywhere or do anything. We can look at everything objectively, weigh all our options, and make the best plan for moving forward. Every single dream is possible, and with persistence and clarity, we can make them ours.

Today if your plans have failed and you feel like you can’t win, remember all the times you’ve been successful in the past. Just because something is difficult, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Think about how you want to proceed, and start again. You are wiser and more powerful than you think you are, and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Front Seat

14 Jul

Lots of things are happening all around us every single day of our lives. We only have control over our own decisions, and sometimes things develop in ways we never expect. We may end up somewhere we never intended to go and all we can do is endure the situation until it changes. When things out of our control affect us negatively, we may begin to feel beset and helpless. Other people may make decisions that block our way forward, and we may feel we have no control over anything. Everything may go upside down and we might feel caught up and unable to move, but we will always have control over ourselves. By focusing on what we can control we will feel more empowered and able to cope until things right themselves again. We are in the front seat of our lives. We know what we want and if the road ahead gets blocked and we can’t move, we can stand strong until the door opens again and we can proceed. Life is full of uncertainty and there is no way to know what will happen next, but we can trust ourselves and be confident that eventually we’ll find the way forward. We are more powerful than we imagine and nothing is out of reach. By being patient and keeping our eyes on the goal, when opportunities present themselves, we will be ready to move ahead. Success will always be there for us and with determination and focus, we will reach it.

The world is a big place and what happens in one location may have far reaching consequences in another many miles away. There is no way to know what everyone is doing and we may find that something that was decided far away from us is impacting are ability to accomplish our goals. Inflation, gas prices, unrest, wars in foreign lands, and other uncontrollable events may impact how we move forward and what we’re able to do. It’s very frustrating to feel restrained because of forces beyond our reach, but we know who we are and can find our way through. We can decide what we’ll do and how we’ll proceed, and although we may be delayed, nothing can keep us from success.

Nobody can see the end of the road from the beginning. Unforeseen complications and problems may arise, there may be twists and turns we didn’t expect, and we may have to stand still and wait for something to change before we can continue forward. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and capable.  There isn’t anything we can’t overcome, and no problem we can’t solve. Every answer we need is already there for us and with clarity and wisdom, we will be able to unravel anything that comes and move toward the goal.

Today if the road ahead is difficult and complex, focus on the things you can control. You are in the front seat and driving the train. You know what you want and have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself and stand strong. Every blessing is still there for you and nothing can hold you in place forever.  Be confident and step forward. You are amazing and every success is there for you.