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Doing It Anyway

14 Jun

We can accomplish just about anything we want to as we go through our lives. Few things are out of reach and if we’re determined to get something done, we can reach any goal we desire. If we want to do something new that’s never been accomplished before, others may tell us it’s impossible, and there’s no way we’ll succeed. There are some things that aren’t possible – we can’t fly on our own, we can’t jump over skyscrapers, or dig to the center of the earth – but most things are possible and within reach if we’re willing to work for them. Even if others have tried something and failed, it doesn’t mean we won’t succeed. If nobody else has been able to get it done, we can do it anyway. The world is filled with possibilities and we are only limited by our own personal choices. We don’t have to stay in one place, or do the same things, or remain in familiar situations. We can step out, reach for something new, and push ourselves to achieve something more. Every day brings new options and we already have what we need to experience them. Routines may make us feel comfortable but they rarely teach us anything new. We can change things up, open new doors, step on new roads, and head for someplace different. Life is filled with possibilities, and we can do anything we want to do. Variety brings refreshment and renewal, and teaches us more about ourselves and the world around us. The potential is there for us, and we can step forward and experience something we’ve never done before. We can have the lives we dream about and go anywhere we want to go. The opportunities are endless, and the whole world is waiting.

Life is filled with responsibilities and there are things we must do each day in order to care for our lives effectively. It’s easy to get caught up in them and find ourselves in a rut, and all our days may look the same with little variation. It’s fine to have a predictable life and stability is helpful when we want to move forward. But we can take care of business and still find time to stretch beyond where we are toward something new. We’re in control of our own destinies and can shape and design them any way we choose.

People may have all kinds of expectations for our lives. Our families may expect us to follow certain traditions, our jobs may require us to fit into a specific model, and others may want us to follow along with their choices. It’s always easier to interact when everyone is on the same page, but our lives belong to us. We can express them any way we want, and do what’s most important to us, even if nobody else agrees. We have unique and specific gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. Our choices are ours to make and we can live the lives we want the most.

Today if you’ve been doing what’s expected but want something more, decide what you want and step forward. Your life is yours to design. Everything you dream about is possible. You have all that’s needed to do anything you want. Change direction and begin toward the life you desire most. It’s all there for you, waiting, and you can have it.

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Heart Times

13 Jun

Human beings are complex creatures. We have intelligent minds that help us through each day, and emotions that color our choices. We try to make excellent decisions but sometimes our feelings take over and we might choose something based on how we feel instead of looking at the situation logically and objectively. Our emotions make us human and give us compassion and understanding. They are part of us and impact everything we do. When we want something emotionally, it’s very hard to ignore. The old saying that “the heart wants what the heart wants,” may be true, but the head is what makes every decision. We are intelligent and capable, and responsible for every choice we make, regardless of any emotional influence. If we choose something based on our feelings instead of choosing objectively based on the facts before us, we might find ourselves someplace we didn’t intend to go. Emotions by their very nature can be irrational. Often, they aren’t based on facts, reason or logic. They are simply how we feel and can be influenced by countless outside forces. That doesn’t mean we’re doomed to fail if we follow our feelings. We can understand how we feel, and still do everything possible to make the best choices going forward. Our emotions can help us find our way and are strong personal guides in choosing the best roads ahead. If we feel confident and happy with the path we’re on, we may continue forward sure of ourselves. If we’re confused or feel conflicted about a decision, we can stop and re-evaluate how we want to proceed until we feel confident in our choice. By using both our intellect and our emotional influence, we can make the best choices going forward. One can complement the other and we’ll find our way to every goal we desire. We are capable of making excellent choices that lead us to the destinations we’ve chosen. With wisdom and clarity, we can determine each step going forward and find every success.

When we choose based only on our emotional feelings, our decisions may lead to problems and unnecessary complications. Becoming romantically involved with a married person, making a financial choice based on what our family wants instead of the facts, or making personal decisions based on our desires at the moment instead of what we want most of all, may seem okay at first but may not work out in the end. If we allow ourselves to be ruled by how we feel instead of thinking each choice through carefully, our lives may be filled with turbulence and stress that affects our ability to think clearly and darkens the way forward. We can set our feelings aside and see things objectively so we can review everything openly, and find the best road forward.

Basing our decisions on the facts available to us, and choosing objectively, allows us to see the road ahead more clearly than if we choose simply because of how we feel. Facts lead us to objectivity and clarity. We are intelligent and can find all the answers we need. We can set our feelings aside in order to make the best decisions for the road ahead. Every decision we make takes us somewhere and with patience and wisdom, we can reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’ve gotten caught up in an emotional situation and can’t see the way forward, step back and take a break. Give yourself time to settle and allow your mind to rest. When you feel calm again, all the answers will appear and you’ll find the right road ahead. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too complex for you to understand. Be confident and step forward. Every success is there for you and you will reach it.

Off the Mark

11 Jun

Life takes us to many places, and sometimes our circumstances turn and suddenly we’re someplace new. If we’re far from our intended destination, we may wonder how we got there and what to do next. We can’t control most of what happens and when our situation changes without warning, and everything is modified, we may be confused and concerned about what’s happening and how to manage it. There’s no way to predict what will come to us. Because of decisions out of our control, or developments we couldn’t foresee, we may end up on a road to someplace unexpected. Nothing in life is permanent and everything is always changing. We may be way off the mark from where we want to be, and have to deal with a new reality. Our plans may not work right now, and we may have to wait, but in time, every opportunity will present itself and if we’re ready, we can turn back onto the road we desire most. Learning to be flexible and bend when there are modifications will help us manage disappointment and find the way forward. We may have to put our dreams on hold for a time, and take undesirable steps in a direction far from where we want to be. But nothing lasts forever, and if we keep our focus, when the situation changes again, we can step forward and start over. Being off the mark only postpones our ability to succeed. We will always get another chance to reach the destinations we desire. Nothing is out of bounds and we have everything we need to prevail. We can be patient in the meantime, and do what is necessary to move forward so that when the chance to break free arises we’ll be ready. Every dream is possible and with determination and patience we can reach every goal we desire.

We all have control over our decisions but there may be times in life when we must bend to someone else’s choices. Professional pressures, family relationships, and other complicated situations may prevent us from doing everything exactly the way we want to do it. If we must alter our course to accommodate a situation we can’t control, our plans may have to wait until our circumstances change. Our destinations will always be there for us and when we can take more control over our direction, we will find them.

It’s hard to be patient when we want something. It’s hard to wait for people to move out of our way or for the situation to correct itself so we can step forward. But waiting gives us time to refine our choices and decide exactly how we want to proceed. When the opportunity to start again is available, we can continue with our plans and move forward. We can achieve anything we like but we can’t achieve it all today, and there will always be a chance tomorrow. All our dreams are possible. With careful consideration and planning, we will make them ours.

Today if things have changed and you can’t move forward the way you want to, do what is necessary to take care of what’s happening and effectively manage the situation. Your chance to start again will come. Be wise, and be patient. Every dream is still possible and you will prevail.

Paying Attention

4 Jun

There’s a lot going on around us all the time. There are people constantly coming in and going out of our lives, and endless things to grab our attention and distract us. It’s easy to get caught up in the action and lose track of what we’re doing or where we’re headed. People and things interrupt us, others ask questions or need our input, and we may get sidetracked until we forget where we were. There’s no way to keep the world out of our lives completely, and as we push ahead if there’s a lot going on, our own personal progress may get stalled. We might get involved in what others are doing, or set our goals aside so we can help with something specific. It’s good to interact with those around us and we learn a lot by being part of other people’s lives. But the destinations we want to reach are important and we can carefully and judiciously monitor our time so that while we’re sharing it with others, we still have enough to do what we want for ourselves. By paying attention to our own personal needs as well as those around us, we’ll find great success and satisfaction. We can’t do everything at the same time, but we can plan effectively to make sure what’s most important gets our energy and focus. Our lives are ours to design and every decision we make determines what we’ll accomplish and where we’ll go. If we keep our eyes on the goals ahead, even if we step away for a time, we’ll reach them. Every destination is possible. We can plan our time effectively, prioritize what’s most important, and succeed. Nothing is too complex for us to manage, and with patience and wisdom we can make every dream a reality.

When we’re struggling to find our way forward, and there are many details we need to work out, the distractions around us may become invasive and irritating. If there’s a lot of noise and activity, it can be hard to focus on what we’re doing. We’re never frozen in place, and if where we are isn’t working, we can move to a location that is more amenable and helpful for us. Instead of complaining, we can take action. We’re always in control of our lives and can do what is needed to achieve our goals.

Nobody lives in Nirvana and we all suffer from time to time. As we’re pushing ahead, we may notice someone near us having a problem. Our goals are important but offering to help when needed won’t prevent us from reaching success. We develop great compassion and understanding as we assist others. Our lives are enriched and we understand our part in the big picture. We’re all more connected than we may realize and reaching out to help someone else will always embellish us and move us forward.

Today decide how you want to proceed and pay attention to what’s going on around you. You can focus on the goals you want to achieve and actively move forward, or set your project aside and work with others for now. Everything you want to accomplish is possible and with planning and determination you can go anywhere and do anything. Be in control and step ahead with confidence and courage. Every dream is possible and you will make them yours.

What They Said

23 May

Our lives are busy as we’re focused on attending to our responsibilities, taking care of what’s pressing, and trying to get everything that’s important done on time. As we interact with others, situations will undoubtedly arise where our input or suggestions are requested. If we’re interested in what’s going on, we may spend valuable time thinking about it and how to navigate through it. But sometimes, when we’re busy, even if the issue is important, we may be too distracted to offer anything and simply go along with what everyone else wants. Going with the flow of those around us is easy, doesn’t require any time or thought, and sometimes everything works out just fine. However, when things go wrong, we may stand back and shake our heads at the calamity around us and feel blameless, because after all, it wasn’t our decision. That’s not entirely true. If we choose to go along with what others are doing, we’re making a conscious decision to agree. That means we own it as well as everyone else. If things go awry, we’re just as responsible as the others involved. We are always accountable for everything we do, even if all we do is coast along with others. Casting blame on those who had the original idea when the plan falls apart does not exclude us. Life is filled with opportunities to learn and grow, and each decision we make teaches us something valuable going forward. Even when we don’t make a choice, we are choosing. Everything we do has a consequence. Owning our part in our decisions and then doing what is needed to correct them will take us where we want to go and make us the people we want to be. We are wise and capable of making excellent decisions and with determination and purpose, can achieve anything we desire.

If we ride in the backseat of a car, we aren’t driving. We aren’t deciding which turn to take or even what the destination will be. But if we get in the car, there is a tacit understanding that we agree to accept wherever it goes, and where it ends up. The same applies if we go along with other peoples’ decisions. We may not make the choice ourselves, but aligning ourselves with them implies our acceptance and agreement with it. Everything we do has a consequence. We can ensure we end up where we want to go by weighing each decision carefully before we choose.

If we’re in a situation with someone who has authority over us who decides we’ll do something we don’t agree with, we may feel we can’t object. Like being caught in a slipstream gliding along, we may feel powerless to escape. We can always express our concerns over any issue. We can positively speak up with clarity and respect, and share our viewpoint. Then if we must participate, we can move forward with confidence that we did our best.

Today if you’ve been taking a backseat to the decisions around you and going along with what others have decided, remember your life is important and your choices are valuable. Speak up and share your viewpoint. Every step will take you somewhere. Make sure it’s where you most want to go. Be confident and proceed with determination. Create the life you want the most and all your dreams will come true.

Cotton Clouds

20 May

We go through all kinds of experiences in our lives. Everyone dreams of an easy life where everything goes well all the time and we never have to suffer. That’s nice to think about but far from reality. Sometimes things go well and we enjoy easy comfort, and then everything goes awry. We’re happy and sad, we may be content, or we may suffer. The scope of what can happen is very wide and all encompassing. Every day is different and each experience teaches us something new to carry forward. If we’re timid or unsure, we may try to avoid new circumstances and attempt to keep our lives even and undisturbed. We might find some success, but nobody lives on a cotton cloud all the time. Things will go wrong and we will face difficulties. There will be conflict and disagreement, and we may struggle to find our place. Every trial brings us the opportunity for growth and increased understanding, and each time we overcome a challenge we gain something positive. Easy times are great, and we enjoy them, but we learn little while we coast through clear and open roads. We gain our truest knowledge and deepest strength when we are pressed against trouble and complication. Life is all about learning and we can make the most of every challenge we face and use it to help us moving forward. There isn’t anything we can’t manage and we are capable of unraveling even the most complex issues and finding the way ahead. Bumps in the road are opportunities to be creative and flexible. We can find every answer we need and each trial makes us stronger. Every destination is possible and we are powerful and wise. All options are there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

If we lack confidence or feel intimidated by change, we may try to stay away from others who have different views who may ask us to do something new. We can keep our lives small and isolated and we might avoid some issues, but that will also prevent us from taking advantage of the many opportunities possible. We can’t go where we want to go by staying locked in place. We are brave enough to open new doors that will take us to the things we desire most.

Foreign ideas may seem threatening at first, but if we take one step toward them, we may find they are exactly what we’re seeking. What seems strange at the beginning may become what we want the most. Stepping beyond what we know and reaching further than we can see will open new ideas and opportunities we never imagined possible. There are endless destinations available and we can go anywhere we choose.

Today if you’ve been keeping a low profile and focusing only on the roads you know, look up and see what else is possible. There are unlimited options available and endless opportunities waiting for you. Take a chance and open a new door. You have all the courage and wisdom you need to find your way. Every destination is possible and nothing is out of reach. Be confident. You can have the life you dream of and you are wise enough and strong enough to claim it.

Stopping the Wave

14 May

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. One thing always leads to another and each decision we make turns our lives a little this way or that. Sometimes what seems to be an insignificant and unimportant choice may surprise us by turning our lives in a direction we didn’t anticipate. Our choices can be far reaching, and we may feel the ramifications of them for a long time. It’s like a wave in the ocean that travels for hundreds of miles before finally breaking on the shore. A thousand things could change because of one simple choice and we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. One event triggers another, and then another, and before we know it one little decision may have changed everything. Although we can’t control those around us, we always have control over ourselves. If we’re paying attention and see we’re going somewhere we don’t want, we can stop and change direction. We can adjust our choices and stop the wave from continuing any further. We never have to complete any journey that’s taking us away from where we want to go. We can apply the brakes, stand still and review our options, and then redirect our course toward the goals we want to achieve. Our lives belong to us. If we’ve made a mistake, we can correct it. If we’re going the wrong way, we can turn around. Everything is in our power and we can do anything we want. By taking control and choosing our next step forward, we can reach any destination we desire. Every dream is possible and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

There are times when it may feel that life has its own direction and we’re being swept along without any choice. One thing is certain, if we don’t decide where we want to go and do what is needed to get there, circumstances and others may decide for us. Other people may make decisions about what we need to do and where we need to go, and if we don’t take control, we may end up like a leaf on the wind, going here and there without any destination in mind. Our lives are ours to design and with purpose and determination, we can achieve any goal we choose.

If we’ve made a decision that has had difficult and far reaching consequences, we may feel we’ve ruined our lives and there is no way to correct the situation. Nothing is permanent and we can change anything at any time. It may take a lot of effort, but we’re strong enough to manage whatever is necessary. It may take a lot of time, but we will move forward with each step we take. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to change and with focus and dedication we can move in the direction we want to go and make our dreams come true.

Today if you feel like you’re caught in a wave moving you toward somewhere you don’t want to go, remember you’re in control of your life. Turn toward what you most want to achieve and take control of the way forward. Nothing is out of reach and you have all the courage and wisdom you need to find your way. Every dream is possible and you are strong enough, and smart enough to achieve anything. Choose your next step and move toward your goal. Every success is possible and you will achieve it.