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Stopping and Starting

27 Aug

Every day we make lots of decisions. We decide where we’ll go, who we’ll meet, what we’ll do and many other things. Our lives are under our own control, and we decide how we’ll live them. Although we all know what we want, we might find ourselves doing things that hold us back from the goals we want to achieve or prevent us from moving forward. We may be making choices that put barriers in our path, and prevent us from getting closer to where we really want to be. We may want to lose weight, but continue to have desert – after every meal. We may want a different job, but don’t take the time to look at what’s out there. Or we may want more freedom, but continue to do things that hold us down. There are millions of reasons why we may sabotage ourselves, but if we seriously want something, we can change what isn’t working and start again. We can stop doing what keeps us from success, and start doing what will move us closer to it. Every decision is ours alone to make. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been putting something off, how many times we’ve tried and failed, or if others don’t support our choice. We can have the lives we dream of if we’re willing to do what’s needed to make them ours. This life is a great blessing, and we can live it fully in ways that express who we really are. Every single destination is possible, and with clarity and focus we can go anywhere, and do anything.

Relationships are important, but if we’re in a situation where one is holding us back from the life we really want, we can step back and look at all the options possible. If it’s a family relationship, we can find ways to stay connected without being intensely involved. If it’s an intimate relationship that isn’t working, we can decide how to disengage in ways that allow us to move forward more freely and find happiness and peace. Our needs and desires are important and we can ensure they are being met. Our happiness is our responsibility. We know what we want, and have everything necessary to make it ours.

It’s easy to stick to a routine, even if it isn’t making us happy. We can continue to do the same things over and over again, and know what to expect. But every day is a gift. What we do with it is up to us. We can continue to coast along dissatisfied and not rock the boat, or we can take control and choose the roads that will take us to the goals we want the most. Nobody knows what we want better than we do. There is great happiness and satisfaction in living our lives exactly the way we desire, and doing things that will take us to the success we choose. Every blessing is already there for us. We just need to step forward, and claim them.

Today if you’ve been standing still and want to move closer to your goals, decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from reaching them. Your life is yours to design. Nothing is out of reach. Be confident and sure. You are amazing and intelligent, and can make your dreams come true.

Real Intent

24 Aug

As we go through our lives we’ll do many different things. Our experiences are unique to each of us, but no matter who we are, we’ll accomplish many different goals and go through countless different scenarios. When we want to do something, success will depend on how sincerely we want to succeed. If we’re thinking about something, and decide it might be nice to have, we may try to achieve it. However, if we aren’t determined to succeed, when the first challenge appears, we may simply let it go and walk away. We can do anything and go anywhere, but we’ll never accomplish anything without real intent. We must want to succeed no matter what comes, what goes wrong, how many challenges we must face, or how hard the road gets. If we only kind of want it, chances are we’ll only kind of succeed. Having real intent is imperative to achieving the things we desire most. If we doubt ourselves, the road will be much harder than if we believe we can prevail and press forward with confidence. Nobody can read the future and there is no way to know what will happen until it does. Life is full of surprises, twists and turns, and sometimes everything goes haywire and upside down. We can’t control what comes but we have complete control over how we manage it. We are intelligent and powerful, and nothing is strong enough to hold us in place. Every single dream is possible and with courage, faith and determination, we can have the lives we dream about.

It would be great if those around us supported all the decisions we made or the things we wanted to accomplish. Although agreement is nice, we don’t need it to do anything we desire. We don’t have to swim downstream with everyone else, or follow along. Our lives are ours to design and we can create them any way we like. We are a blessing to the world and have incredible gifts to offer. How we express them, where we go and what we do, is up to us. Nothing is out of reach, and we can do anything we desire.

We may have a bad experience that makes us lose faith in our ability to accomplish the things we want the most. Maybe we’ve experience failure, or a serious disappointment that has convinced us we’ll never succeed. Failure is hard to endure, but it teaches us what doesn’t work and helps us better understand the world around us. If we learn everything possible from each experience, and are determined to move forward, we’ll be enriched and strengthened as we push ahead. We are stronger and wiser than we imagine, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Today if you’ve been toying with an idea you think you want to pursue, decide what you really want and step forward. Be confident and determined to win. You are amazing and highly capable, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Step forward with determination and real intent. Success is there for you and you will reach it.

Unavailable

18 Aug

Everyone has their own ideas about how they should live their lives. We all have goals and dreams we want to accomplish. Some of them are inconsequential and can be achieved easily with little effort. Others are crucial and their importance weighs heavily upon us. When there’s something we really want, something we feel we must have to be comfortable and happy, and we can’t get to it, our frustration may be intense. Everything is possible but not everything will be available all the time. We only have control over ourselves and may face a time when due to unforeseen circumstances, what we want is unavailable. Nothing we do will get us to it, and it remains out of reach. It’s very hard to accept defeat when we want something intensely. But if it’s not possible, and there is no way to get there, we will have to set our sights on something else, and wait. Change is constant and in time, however long it takes, whatever is in the way will move and the door will open for us. We can continue forward and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead. When things change, we can be ready to step up and seize the moment. Every goal is possible but they may not bend to our timeframe. We can be flexible and prepare for when our situation opens up, and start again. Nothing is too difficult for us to achieve, and with patience and perseverance we will prevail.

Waiting takes practice and patience. It’s hard to stand still when we want to move. But waiting gives us a chance to look at everything objectively. There may be a way around the obstacle in front of us we didn’t see when we were rushing forward. By looking carefully at every possible option, we may find the key that unlocks the road ahead. We are very intelligent and highly capable, and nothing can elude us indefinitely. We know what we want, and with clarity and confidence, can make it ours.

If we’ve waited a long time and still nothing has changed, and it seems the goal we desire is simply not available no matter what happens or what we do, we can decide how we want to proceed. Some plans may not work out and we may have to change our focus. That doesn’t mean we’ve failed, only that the idea won’t work at this time. It doesn’t mean it will never succeed. We can look at other things and continue to move forward, checking back from time to time to see where we are, and the possibilities ahead. Nothing is out of reach forever. Everything is possible and when the road opens, we can move toward success.

Today if you’re stuck and can’t move forward, decide on how you want to continue. You can work on other things and still keep the goal in focus. When things change, be ready to move and you’ll reach success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Be confident and strong. Keep moving forward and every dream will be yours.

Looking for a Sign

5 Aug

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many of them are inconsequential and we give them little thought. However, there will likely come a time when we must make a decision that will have far reaching consequences and may greatly impact our lives. Changing careers, getting married, starting a family and other serious changes require a lot of thought and consideration. If we’re not sure which way we should go, we may begin to look for a sign, something that will happen that points us in the right direction. Life is full of activity and we can assign importance to anything that occurs. If we have a bad day at work we can decide that’s a sign that we should change careers. If all our friends are having kids, we may decide that means it’s time for us to do the same. Attaching importance to what is going on around us doesn’t mean that what’s happening has anything to do with us. We can make anything into a sign and believe whatever we want, but the fact is, we don’t need any outside signal to do anything we like. We are intelligent and wise, and can certainly look at all the factors we’re facing and make an excellent choice for the road ahead. We can forget about seeking a sign, and take control of our lives. If we take the time to think about what we really want, we will choose the right path forward. Every single possibility is there for us and nothing can keep us from success. We can have the lives we dream about and make every dream reality.

When we’re children our families make most of the important decisions for us. As we grow and mature, we take more control over our lives and learn to make choices about what we’ll do and where we’ll go. Nobody’s perfect and we all make mistakes from time to time. If we make a big mistake and go in the wrong direction, we may feel unsure that we can choose wisely moving forward, but the past never predicts the future. We learn as we go, and take all that information with us. The world is a big place and there are unlimited roads to travel. By trusting ourselves and taking our time, we will make excellent decisions that will bring us great satisfaction and happiness.

When we’re facing a big, important decision, it’s normal to be hesitant. If the impact of the choice, whichever we go, will greatly affect our lives or those around us, we can take our time to see every possibility and choose the best outcome. There is no need to rush, no matter what the situation is. All the answers we need will be there for us and we will find the best way forward. There isn’t anything too difficult or complex for us to manage. We can step forward with confidence, and choose wisely.

Today if you’ve got a big decision to make and you’ve been looking for a sign to point the way forward, trust yourself. You already know what you want. Look at everything objectively and choose the best path ahead. You are wiser and more capable than you imagine, and every success is possible. Plan for your future, and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep you from any goal you desire, and you will prevail.

Measures

3 Aug

As we go through our lives, we’ll face many challenges and trials. Some of them will be annoying and not serious, but others may be very difficult. We may face some desperately painful moments that push us hard and make us question our ability to survive. Nobody gets a perfect, easy life. We’ll all face trouble and problems, and agonizing times that try us. Sometimes we may find our way quickly and figure out what to do next, but other times we may be seriously confused and unsettled. They say desperate times call for desperate measures, but making decisions in the midst of desperation may take us down the wrong road. If we’re so entangled and embroiled in the situation that we can’t see the way forward, we may reach out and grab anything we can in the hopes that it will save us. Pulling things from the dark is a dicey scenario. We have no idea what we’ll get or what it will bring. It’s hard to be patient when we’re suffering and worried, but jumping to the first possible solution may create more trouble moving ahead. No matter what we’re going through or how desperate we may feel, we can stop and stand still and take the time we need to look around and see everything clearly. There is no problem without a solution. Every single answer we need will be there for us but if we run ahead in an effort to quickly end the pain, we may jump right over it. By remaining calm in the storm and standing still long enough to settle our thoughts, we will see what needs to be done and where we need to go. There isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. If we trust ourselves and take our time, we will find the way forward. The road is already there and by stepping forward with confidence we’ll reach success. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine and nothing can overcome us or hold us down forever.

We may have a relationship with someone who continually makes bad choices and chooses things that bring distress and difficulty. If we’re closely entangled with them, their choices may bring us hardship. We only have control over ourselves and everyone has the right to choose anything they desire. However, if a relationship is uncomfortable, we can step back and decide how we want to continue. There is no need to endure endless turmoil because of a personal connection. We can set our own boundaries and decide how we will proceed. Every possibility is there for us and we can make choices that bring us satisfaction and peace.

When we’re struggling through a complicated and difficult time, we may have a lot of important decisions to make. It can be overwhelming to face many challenges and choices at the same time. Although there is a lot going on, we are in control of how we handle them. We can look at everything objectively and decide what is most important. After we settle that, we can move to the next issue, and so on. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we don’t have to solve everything at once. We can take things step by step and with patience and persistence, will prevail.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult situation that has knocked you down and you don’t know what to do, trust yourself. You are smarter and more capable than you think you are. Nothing is too complex or hard for you to unravel and understand. Take your time and step forward. All the answers are there for you. You will find them and reach success.