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Struggle

27 Nov

Few things we desire come without effort. Some things come easily but there is often push back of some sort when we’re trying to do something new. Like an ongoing tug of war, we press ahead and then something happens that makes us step back a bit. The easy, clear, paved roads we hope for may happen once in a while, but most of the time there will be complications, detours, roadblocks, and trouble. We all want to be successful and stay focused enough to continue forward, even when there are problems ahead. The struggle to accomplish something isn’t always easy, and may at times threaten to overcome us. It can be hard and frustrating, but as we unravel each issue, we learn incredibly valuable lessons that teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. The old saying of “No pain, no gain,” comes into play. As we tumble and twist trying to find the right way ahead, we uncover much knowledge and gain wisdom that enhances us and enriches our understanding. If everything was easy to obtain, there would be little value in the experience. We know what we want, and even if the road to it is rocky and treacherous, filled with all kinds of complications and doubt, we can find our way. We don’t have to look at the whole process at once. We can take the next step and solve one problem at a time. Inch by inch we’ll get closer to the goal and with persistence and determination, will reach our destination. When we get there, we will be stronger and wiser for what we’ve accomplished and will carry all our gained knowledge forward with us. Each time we overcome an obstacle, we gain something. Our lives are a reflection of every experience we have. Every dream is possible and with patience and dedication we can reach great success.

Suppose we had our own individual genie who could grant us anything we desired. At first, it would be exciting filling our lives with all the things we’ve dreamed about. But in time, the thrill would dissipate as we realize gaining everything without earning anything feels hallow. Pushing through complications and solving problems are what bring us great satisfaction and benefit. As we learn and grow, our lives are augmented and enhanced, and we gain greater confidence moving forward.

Trying new things and reaching for new goals always carries some risk. Things will likely go wrong, and because we’re on new ground, we may take a wrong turn, or make a big mistake in judgement. If we don’t want to take any risks, we can try to keep our lives exactly as they are. But staying where we are will never open new horizons. Life is a great blessing. What we do with it is up to us. We have enough courage and wisdom to reach further and see how far we can go. There are unlimited things to learn and with each step we will find great joy in our discoveries.

Today if you’re struggling to get to a new goal, and the road is complicated and difficult, trust yourself. You know what you want and nothing can keep you from it. Every destination is possible and you have everything you need to prevail. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream can come true. Take another step forward. You will succeed.

One More Rung

26 Nov

Life is a journey that takes us many places and teaches us many things. As we move forward, we decide what we want to do and where we want to go. Some things come easily, but many times we must reach a little further than we’re comfortable, and trust ourselves to make the right choices, even when we’re not sure. No matter how far we go, the road continues forward. There will always be another step to take, and another rung to reach for as we climb. It’s up to us to choose what kind of life we’ll have, what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and how far we’ll travel. The options and possibilities are endless, and if we’re determined, nothing can hold us in place. But first we must decide what we want. We must choose the road ahead ourselves. If we like where we are and don’t want to face challenges or struggles, we can try to keep things the same. Repeating what we’re doing over and over is easy, and requires little energy. However, it’s impossible to learn anything new doing the same things again and again. Life is filled with possibilities and there are endless opportunities for growth and development. If we stand still holding on to what we know, that’s all we’ll learn. We are capable of understanding many things, and every new experience enriches us and teaches us more about the world around us. Even if we’re comfortable where we are, we can reach for one more rung and rise a little higher. As we step up, the view will broaden and deepen our knowledge. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and with confidence and clarity, we can move forward toward any goal we desire. The whole world is there for us. We can do anything and reach any destination.

Climbing a mountain is hard work. The path is always angled upward, and when we tire, it takes concentration and determination to continue climbing. Every step takes us closer to the top as we push against gravity and struggle to find our footing. If we don’t stop, we will reach the summit and find great pleasure in the view before us. Accomplishing goals brings us tremendous satisfaction and builds our confidence. By keeping our focus and continuing forward, we can reach any objective and realize great success.

Life offers all kinds of options. If we want to, we can just coast along and see what happens. We might end up in places we like, or we might not. If we’re just going along for the ride and not driving the train, we won’t have a choice of destinations. But our lives are important and every day is valuable. We can think about what we want and then do what is necessary to take us there. Every dream is possible and we can have the lives we want the most. We are powerful and capable, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Today if you’ve been comfortable keeping everything the same, there are countless possibilities waiting for you. Think about what you really want. Your dreams are possible. Decide where you want to go, and take the first step forward. You are strong and powerful, and nothing is too far for you to reach. Be confident. You can reach any goal you desire. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

This Way or That

21 Nov

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many of them are minor and don’t have much effect on us, but some are important and powerful. When we’re facing a big decision, we must make sure we choose the path that will take us where we want to go. There will always be a result of every decision we make. Every choice takes us somewhere and if we’re not paying attention or choose badly, we may face serious consequences and end up somewhere we never wanted. Making good decisions requires focus and clarity. We need to understand what we want to gain, and then do what is needed to help us achieve it. When we have all the information we need to choose wisely, the path is easier to find. But there are always complications in life. Other people may influence us because of what they want, or what they think is best for us. Some situations may be fraught with stress and confusion, making it hard to see everything clearly, and we may not have all the information we need to completely understand what’s going on. If we’re unsure how to proceed, we can stop and wait until things settle down and we can see things objectively. We are responsible for every decision we make and by being patient, and taking the time we need to get all the facts, we will find the answers necessary to make the best choice possible. We can pave the road ahead by choosing carefully, and when we do, our journey will be easier. Every answer we need will always be there for us, and we can proceed with confidence and clarity, knowing what we want, and making sure we’re on the right path to achieving it.

If we’re bombarded by someone else’s ideas about what we should do, or pressured to move forward on someone else’s agenda, it may be difficult to make our own decisions. We’re in control of our lives and can always go along with others, even if we’re sure it’s a bad idea, and make the worst possible choice. Or we can stand strong, listen carefully, and despite other suggestions, choose the road that’s best for us moving forward. We know what we want, and with persistence and determination, can reach the goals we most desire.

There are endless roads to travel and unlimited destinations to explore. We can choose where we’ll go, what we’ll do, and what goals we’ll accomplish. The decisions of others belong to them, and we can choose our own paths. We don’t have to follow along, or comply with anyone else’s ideas about what we should do. Our lives belong to us, and we can make every dream come true. By being true to ourselves, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great satisfaction and contentment.

Today if you’re facing a big decision, and there is pressure to go in a certain direction, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to succeed. Look at all the possibilities before you and choose the road you want to travel. Your life is yours and you have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish any goal. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will win.

In the Balance

19 Nov

Life is filled with all kinds of activity. We’re often busy and as we rush from one task to the next, our days fly by and before we know it another week has passed. It’s great to be engaged and contributing to the world around us, but as we move along focusing on what must be done, it’s easy to get caught up and lose touch with what’s most important. To accomplish all the responsibilities before us and manage everything expected of us, we sometimes have to juggle to find any sort of balance. We move one thing aside to allow for something more important to enter the picture. Finding ways to balance everything can get complicated and stressful. If we want to reach success and hold onto our personal happiness, we must find balance in our lives. Personal balance helps us stay connected to what matters most, and stand strong when the wind begins to blow and things get complicated. But finding a way to maintain it when there are things pressing on us and pushing us one way and another isn’t always easy. The world and those around us may make demands on us, and we always have pressing responsibilities that need our attention. No matter how much is in the way, or how much we have to do, we can take the time we need to center our thoughts and plan the way ahead to confidently manage whatever we must and still have time for ourselves. We are the most important person in our lives. If we fall down, nothing will be accomplished. Taking care of ourselves is the best gift we can offer. When we’re strong and focused, we can find harmony between our needs and responsibilities, and reach any destination. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage. We can keep our eyes trained on the goal ahead and balance our efforts to reach success.

When we feel unsure about the road ahead, we may lean on someone else’s understanding and knowledge. It’s good to reach out when we need help, but when we lean on others, it’s impossible to stand on our own. Leaning on someone else may help for a time, but eventually we’ll need to move forward. We can take any advice that helps us and then trust ourselves to find the way ahead. We already know what we want to do, and have everything we need to accomplish it.

When we’re in stressful situations and there are a lot of factors in play, it can be hard to find stability and balance. When there’s a lot of noise, and many people and ideas involved, finding clarity can be difficult. We can step back and take time to see everything objectively, and then with determination and confidence, decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing is too complex for us to unravel. We can be confident and positive we will find all the answers we need, and step forward with certainty that we will succeed.

Today if you’re confused about a situation before you and aren’t sure how to proceed, take the time you need to see everything clearly. You know what you want and where you want to go. Look at all the options before you and choose the best road ahead. Every answer you need is there, and nothing can keep you from success.

Running On Empty

12 Nov

Life is busy and we often have many things to think about and accomplish. We move from one task to the next and if we’re heavily distracted and deeply involved, we may lose track of time. We might forget to eat and have no idea when we last sat down and rested. When we’re busy and trying to get things done, it’s easy to let our personal needs slip. But we are the only ones who can take care of ourselves, and if we neglect what is necessary to keep us strong and healthy, it will impact us. When we’re driving and the gas tank is on empty, it’s only a matter of time before everything stops and we get stuck. The same is true for us individually. If we’re running on empty, pushing our luck, we might be able to keep moving for a while, but as our personal resources are depleted and we tire, everything will start slowing down. Eventually we’re going to have to stop and recharge. We are capable of greatness and when we’re motivated, few things can stop us from moving forward. Fatigue and exhaustion are powerful deterrents. If they take over, no matter how ambitious we are, we will have to stop and rest. We can head them off before they take over by paying attention to our personal needs and proactively planning for time out and nutrition. If we take the time we need to make sure we’re strong and rested, and ready for the next challenge, we will find great success. We are powerful and capable, and with careful planning we can accomplish anything, no matter how difficult the task may be. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to take care of ourselves and make the most of every moment moving forward. Even far away destinations are within our reach and we can accomplish anything we desire.

When we’re determined to move forward or want to accomplish something in a hurry, we might think taking time to sit down and recharge is wasteful. If we stop to rest, it’s time that keeps us from moving ahead. It’s true that when we’re taking time out we aren’t gaining ground. However, when we’re rested and recharged, we will be able to move more quickly, reason more effectively, and find our next steps more efficiently than we could have while exhausted.

If we’ve been routinely pushing ourselves to the limit of our capacity, we may struggle to recognize when we need to rest and recharge. Our bodies are amazing and can tolerate a lot, and if we listen carefully, they will give us cues when we need to eat and recharge. Working within our limitations and understanding how to maximize our efficiency will bring us great benefits moving forward. We know what we want, and we can achieve anything. We can accomplish our goals and take care of ourselves in ways that bring us great success and happiness.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself to the limit and are exhausted and tired, step back and do what you need to recharge. You don’t have to push forward every single moment. Take good care of yourself and plan for success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is beyond your grasp. Be wise and plan well. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Big Poke

11 Nov

Everyone has things they want to accomplish. When we’re ready, we make plans and get involved, and push forward with focus and attention toward the next destination. It’s good to be focused and moving toward our goals, but as we concentrate on the road ahead, we may miss some important cues along the way. Change is constant and sometimes our situation fluctuates and everything modifies but if all we can see is the next step forward, we may not even notice. If the change is drastic enough, it’s possible the goal we’re after is no longer there. If there are others moving forward with us, and they notice what’s happened they may poke us to make us look up. It’s helpful to have someone else looking around when we all we’re looking at is the road ahead. If we’re alerted to stop, and review our situation anew, we can determine if it’s time to revise our plans and move in a new direction. Life is filled with complications, modifications, unexpected twists and turns, and endless change. If we don’t take the time we need to notice them as they occur, we may find ourselves pushing toward something we no longer want, or that no longer exists. It’s pointless to waste our efforts to get somewhere that in the end isn’t where we want to go and won’t help us move forward. Every step we take moves us toward a destination. We can look up and ensure we’re still moving toward something we desire. Life is all about learning and every decision we make, and every step we take teaches us something new. We can take the knowledge we gain with each development forward with us to help us find success. We know what we want and by paying attention, and modifying our course when needed, we can reach any goal we desire.

If we’re in charge of steering a ship through the vast ocean, and want to go south, we can turn the ship and head that way. But if we fall asleep at the wheel, the ship will go wherever the water takes it, and when we wake, we may discover we are somewhere we never intended to go. As we pursue our goals, if we aren’t watching carefully and noticing the changes around us, we may end up with the same result. We are highly capable and can do anything we desire. We can ensure we’re headed where we want to go, and reach our chosen destinations.

If we’ve been pushing toward a goal, and working hard to reach it for a while, but we’ve changed, and it isn’t exactly what we want anymore, we can alter our direction. Everything we’ve done has given us new information and our lives are ours to design. We can change course at any time. Every dream we desire is possible and with determination and clear-eyed focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been pushing forward toward a goal but things have changed, stop and think about what you really want. You can go anywhere and do anything. Clarify what you want to accomplish and start again. Nothing is beyond your reach and you can find your way to any goal. Success is there for you and with determination and focus, you will reach it. All your dreams can come true, and you will make them yours.

Power Play

21 Oct

There are lots of influences in our lives. There are people who impress us with one thing or another, ideas about what we should be doing or where we should go, and our own interpretations and prejudices also play a role. We can ignore anything we like, but sometimes certain situations take hold of us and because we want them, we bend our decisions around them. We control every decision we make and can decide what we’ll take on and what we’ll obey. There are unlimited things we can do, endless places to go, and we’ll be offered many opportunities for change and growth. There will always be something new to try but nothing comes without some sort of trade off. Maybe it’s our time, our attention, our money, our freedom or a thousand other things. The price depends on the situation and what we’re trying to gain. Our lives are designed by us and reflect the goals we most want to achieve. When we know where we want to go, and then do what is required to get there, we’ll find satisfaction and happiness. We can leave it all up to chance and just let things roll out as they will. There’s no doubt we’ll end up somewhere but without our input, it’s unlikely to be somewhere we wanted to go. Taking charge of our decisions, and choosing the road ahead will ensure we reach the destinations we most desire. We can do anything, accomplish any goal, and go anywhere we want, but we must control the steps ahead if we want to reach success. Nothing is beyond our ability. We really can have the lives we dream about. There isn’t anything we can’t manage or figure out. We are wise and capable, and more powerful than we realize. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, we’ll reach them.

Life can be complicated and sometimes we have to put something we desire on hold until our situation changes and allows us the freedom to move ahead. However, there will never be a perfect time for anything. If we wait until absolutely everything lines up perfectly, odds are we’ll never move ahead. We don’t need perfection to reach success. We can start forward as soon as we have the chance and work out any details in the way as we proceed. Each step forward will take us closer to the goals we desire, and we can be confident we will succeed.

Nobody has a life filled with only good times and lucky breaks. We will all face adversity of some kind and have to push through. When the road gets rough or there is an obstacle in our way, we have everything we need to find the answers that will open the doors ahead. We learn new skills as we overcome each complication and when we reach the goal will have more information than when we began. Life is a journey filled with all kinds of unexpected events, twists and turns. We can be sure that no matter what comes, we will prevail.

Today if you’re trying to move toward a goal but there is something blocking your progress, step back and look at everything objectively. There will always be another road that will take you forward. You are powerful and strong, and can do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward. Every goal is possible and you will win.