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Doomed

16 Sep

Life is filled with challenges and opportunities to learn through many different trials and difficulties. Nobody lives in nirvana, and we’ll all have times when we must face difficult situations that try us and push us to our limits. Many times, we’ll navigate them well and everything will resolve in ways that help us move forward. But we aren’t perfect, and we may get tangled up and make decisions that don’t work out for us, or take us down the wrong road. Mistakes are normal. We can’t know everything and there will be times when we’ll stumble and fall. Failure teaches us what doesn’t work, and helps us understand how to change direction and find the answers needed to reach success. Making a big mistake doesn’t mean we’re doomed to persistent and unmitigated failure moving forward. We aren’t stained for life and we don’t carry every mistake with us moving ahead. If we’ve made a bad choice, we can simply turn around and choose again. Our past will never determine our future. Everyone fails at some point. It’s inevitable. If we fall down, we can get back up and start again. There are unlimited possibilities and endless chances for success. No matter where we’ve been or what’s happened, each new day brings the opportunity to move in a new direction and reach our goals. If we’re not happy where we are, we can move. We never have to stay in any situation we don’t want, and can redirect our focus toward the things we desire most. Our lives are ours to design. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us from the destinations we desire most. If we stumble, and the road is uncertain, we can do what is needed to steady the way forward. Every possibility is there for us and the options available are unlimited. We can be confident and sure as we step forward that we will prevail and reach success.

We build different kinds of relationships with others each day. Some connections are positive and help us move ahead. Others may pull on us and hold us in place. If we’re deeply engaged with someone who prevents us from moving ahead, we may get stuck and unable to move. We are always in control of everything we do, and can change anything we desire. If a connection isn’t working, we can step back, look at all the options available, and go in another direction. We can do anything, and every success is possible.

Each experience teaches us something new to carry forward with us. If we must suffer through a difficult time filled with duress and strife, we will gain strength and deeper understanding as we find our way through. If we’ve made a bad decision, we can learn everything possible as we navigate the issue and find resolution. Learning all we can from each situation will enable us to acquire tools to help us in the future. We are smart and capable, and nothing can keep us from our goals.

Today if you’ve fallen down and made a mistake that is holding you back, decide how you want to proceed and step forward with confidence. Every destination is still there for you, and nothing can hold you in place. Be wise and confident, and step forward toward your goals. All your dreams are possible, and you will make them yours.

Freedom

21 Aug

We’re all in control of our lives and can do anything we like. There are always endless options available and we can choose any road or destination we desire. We have all the intelligence and power we need to make excellent decisions, but we don’t live in a vacuum, and there are influences all around us. We can follow the rules that have proven to lead to success, or we can make up our own. We can obey laws or break them, choose wisely or make decisions based on greed, revenge or anything else. If we’re angry and spiteful, we may let our emotions determine how we’ll proceed. That may give us what we want right now, but lasting happiness may elude us. One thing is certain, no matter what we choose, there will be a consequence. What those consequences are isn’t always obvious, and if we step away from what we know is right in order to cheat or in some way pad the way forward, we may end up somewhere we never wanted to go. When we think of freedom, we might think it means we can do anything we want – and we can. But we are accountable for everything we do. Choices that hurt others and take us away from our personal values and ethical standards may give us immediate gratification, but may also tie us up and hold us in place. We can cheat and manipulate, and it might move us ahead quickly, but when the truth comes out, we may end up back at square one. Real freedom can only be achieved by doing what’s right, and choosing options that honor who we are. When we’re true to our personal standards, we’ll have a great sense of worth and satisfaction. We know what we want, and have everything we need to get it. By standing firm and honoring the person we most want to be, we’ll find lasting happiness and great success.

We’re all far more connected than we may realize. Everything we do leaves an impression or a mark. We impact the world simply because we’re here. If we’re kind and thoughtful, the road behind us will different than if we are mean and rude. Building connections instead of burning bridges will enable us to more freely move toward the goals we most desire. We have the power to create positive and fulfilling situations that pave the road ahead, and help us reach every destination we desire.

The world is a big place and we are often bombarded with messages about what we should do, and how we should live. Like a “get rich quick” scheme, we may be told if we just loosen our standards a little, and step away from what we know is right, we’ll be rewarded quickly and never have to look back. We can listen to any suggestions we like, but our lives are our responsibility. If we choose dishonesty, we may get tangled up in ways we never imagined. We have the power to live our lives well and effectively, and achieve all our goals in ways that embellish and enrich us.

Today if you’re tempted to do something you know isn’t right in an effort to jump ahead, remember who you are and what you really want. You are worth more than you can imagine, and your influence is valuable. Choose the best options possible, and step forward with clarity and confidence. Every destination you desire is already there for you. Be wise, and you’ll achieve great success and happiness.

History

17 Aug

Our lives are a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had. Each step we take and every decision we make brings us to where we are, both physically and mentally. Nobody is perfect and even when we try to make good decisions, there will be times when they won’t work out. Our plans may not go the way we thought they would, or the road we were on that looked so good, turned suddenly and took us somewhere we didn’t want. When we look back at our personal history, we’ll likely see some things we wish we hadn’t done, and some things that went better than expected. If we’ve made serious mistakes in judgement, we got the chance to learn more to help us moving forward. But if an error is egregious and causes a lot of turmoil, we might try to escape blame. If we push a bad decision off on someone else, or the situation, and refuse to acknowledge our part in it, we will learn nothing. When we don’t learn from our mistakes, there’s a good chance we’ll make them again. It’s not easy to admit we were wrong, especially if there are others involved we want to impress, but truth is truth, and will always surface. We can try to keep a low profile, and pretend we weren’t involved, but that will not work indefinitely. The facts will eventually show themselves and the truth will rise. Dodging accountability only delays the inevitable. They say if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Bad decisions and poor choices will never take us where we want to go, and nobody wants a life filled with them. Standing up to what we’ve done, even if it’s been disastrous, will enable us to learn as much as possible from what’s happened, and take all that knowledge forward with us. We are capable of making excellent choices and choosing the best way forward in every situation. We can be honest and clear in our decisions, and find our way to any destination we desire.

There are all kinds of people in the world with all kinds of ideas. If we’re associating with someone who is constantly dishonest, and continually makes bad decisions, we may get caught up in their behaviors and find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation. Repeating someone else’s mistakes will never correct them. We are wise enough to find the answers we need no matter what situation we’re in, and with patience and clarity can choose the best road forward.

Everything we do teaches us something new to carry forward. Paying attention to what we’re learning along the way will help us make modifications and alter our direction if we reach an impasse. We are intelligent and there is nothing that can hold us in place indefinitely. We can draw on all the knowledge we’ve gained, and find our way to any destination we desire. We create our own history with every decision we make, and have everything we need to find great satisfaction and success.

Today if you have repeated a bad decision and are suffering the consequences, think clearly about the road ahead. Learn all you can, and use that knowledge to turn your course toward success. You are highly capable and can do anything, and do it well. Be confident and step forward. Every success is possible and you will reach it.

The Easy Stuff

14 Aug

We are always in control of our lives and can live them any way we like. We can make any decision we choose and each one will further define who we are. There are always lots of options, some are harder than others, and we can decide how we want to proceed. It’s very easy to live a mediocre life. If we want, we can just go with the flow, follow other people’s leads, keep our heads down, and coast. It takes very little energy to simply follow our noses around, and do nothing extraordinary. Time will go by no matter what we’re doing, and if we don’t want anything more than what’s easy, it doesn’t take much to achieve. It’s like being in lukewarm water – it’s neither hot nor cold. We don’t have to be passionate, or committed to any idea, and can merely stay on the periphery and watch others engage. But being half-way in and half-way out can only bring half-way satisfaction and partial happiness. If we really want to feel fulfilled, we have to do more. There is always risk when we truly get committed and involve ourselves completely. Things may go south and we might get hurt, but every mistake and miss-step bring more information to help us moving forward. By stretching further than what’s comfortable, and stepping into the unknown toward a desired goal, we will enrich our experiences and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Great happiness is there for us, but we must reach beyond what’s easy to get it. Some of our greatest successes will be found on unpaved roads that are difficult to travel. We are strong and capable, and can trust ourselves to do anything we desire. All dreams are possible, and with clarity and focus, we can make them ours.

When driving in a car, if we come upon a steep hill, we can take our foot off the gas and coast downhill with no problem. We will continue to move ahead despite doing nothing. However, once we get to the bottom, if we don’t re-engage, the car will only coast for a while and then will stop altogether. If we’re coasting along in our lives just letting things happen, we may move forward if someone else is paving the way for us. But that won’t always be the case, and unless we take control, we may get stuck. Standing in place can never take us where we want to go. We can take control, be confident, and set our own course for the destinations we desire.

Life is uncertain and nobody can read the future. If we have goals we want to achieve but are unsure we can succeed, we might set them aside until we feel more confident. There is no rush to reach any destination, but if we set everything aside indefinitely, we’ll never get there. There will be few times when we’re sure we know everything before we begin. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward, even if the road gets complicated, and with perseverance and determination, we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been taking the easy road and letting others choose the way ahead, decide what you want the most. You are wiser and more capable than you imagine. There isn’t anything too difficult or challenging for you to overcome. Be confident and step forward toward your goals. There is great success possible, and you already possess everything you need to reach it. Nothing can keep you from your dreams.

Nothing Left

12 Aug

There are many things we’ll experience as we go through our lives. We never know what tomorrow will bring and we’re constantly adjusting to change and new developments. Most of the time we’re able to manage what comes and can find ways to work around complications and alter our plans if there is a sudden turn in the road. But life is uncertain, and unpredictable, and we may face a time when everything changes, and we must struggle to keep moving forward. If the situation is intense, and long lasting, we may tire and get overwhelmed. If we’ve been working a problem for a while, and still there is no resolution or reprieve, we may feel worn out and finished. There’s nothing left in our reserves, and we don’t believe we can go on. We all have limits to what we can handle at once, and the time may come when we simply must stop and step away. There is no shame in taking a break. If we need time to rest and restore, we can take it. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t have to solve everything right now. When we need respite from the storm, we can step back, sit down, and take the time we need to regroup and recover. The problems we’re facing will still be there when we’re ready to return, and while we’re resting new ideas and solutions will arise to help us find the way forward. We are intelligent and capable, and can do anything we must. We can pace ourselves in ways that help us move ahead, and find every answer we need. Life can be hard and we’ll all face times when we aren’t sure we will survive. But nothing can hold us down indefinitely, and with determination and focus, we will prevail. We are stronger than we think we are. We know what we want, and will find the way forward.

Relationships are important to us. When they are positive and loving, they bring great satisfaction and joy to our lives. We all want good, strong connections to those we love, but sometimes there are problems that make it difficult to continue. We never have to stay in any situation that makes us unhappy or afraid. Letting go isn’t always easy, but we are responsible for our own happiness. We can change our lives in ways that bring us greater joy and move us toward what we want the most.

We are always in control of our lives, and if where we are and what we’re doing isn’t working, we can change. There are unlimited opportunities available to us, and if we want something different, we can move in a new direction. We don’t need agreement or permission from our family or those around us. We can step forward toward something new and reach any goal we desire. Every success is possible, and we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been on a long road and are tired of the struggle, step back and take time for yourself. Re-evaluate what you want the most. Decide how you want to proceed, and then step forward. You can change your direction at any time and do anything you desire. Every dream you seek is there for you. Trust yourself, and move forward with confidence. You deserve complete happiness, and you can have it.