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End of the Rope

26 Jan

Everyone wants an easy life where things go well, the sun always shines, nothing ever gets in the way, and we’re all wealthy. It’s a nice dream but unfortunately we don’t live in fantasy land, we live in the real world. There will be times when everything sails along nicely and we’re comfortable just cruising on through, but those times cannot last forever. Eventually things will change, the road will turn, something will fall apart, and we’ll be faced with problems and issues that try our sanity and patience. Although we’re all capable of facing whatever comes, there may be times when there’s so much going wrong and we’re so overwhelmed we begin to feel like we can’t take anymore. We’re at the end of our rope, and are sure that if anything else bad happens we’re going to completely fall apart and die. Of course, even if our worst fears are realized and our whole lives are turned upside down we probably won’t die. We may suffer desperate pains of loss or disappointment, we may find it hard to process what’s happening, and we may lose our way for a time. But we are stronger and more capable than we imagine, and no matter how bad the situation seems, can find our way through. Nothing lasts forever, and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change, but when that happens is anybody’s guess. We can stop, set our emotions aside for a moment, and look at everything objectively. There is always a way forward, and with focus and determination, we will prevail. Life can be hard, and unexpected things will happen, but we are powerful and wise, and can always reach success.

Sometimes it can seem like we can’t win. Everything is working against us and nothing we try helps. Perhaps the timing for what we’re trying to do isn’t right, maybe someone is standing in our way and refuses to move, or issues have arisen that make our forward progress impossible. Getting stuck doesn’t mean the goal is unreachable. Every goal is possible but they aren’t all possible today. If we can’t move forward, we can turn in another direction and work on something else. As time passes our situation will change, and we will be able to return and start again.

We only have control over our own decisions. Trying again and again to open a locked door will not move us forward. There are many roads to every destination, and if the one we’re on stops or gets blocked, we don’t have to stand and wait for it to change. We can try a different approach and go a different way. We are intelligent and there is no problem too tangled for us to unravel. Every destination is there for us, and we will reach them all.

Today if nothing is working and you feel frustrated and overwhelmed, remember all the times you’ve been successful. You are wiser and more capable than you think you are. Every blessing is there for you. Be patient and trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to get it. Stand strong and step forward with confidence. There is great success ahead and it will be yours.

Standing Around and Waiting

21 Jan

Life is filled with opportunities and there are always roads to travel and places to go. Everyone has their own ideas about what they want to accomplish and the destinations they want to reach. We can decide to do whatever we desire, make a plan and set forth determined to reach the goal. We’re in complete control of everything we do, but that is all. Other people may make decisions that stand in our way, situations may develop we don’t expect, and the road may turn away from us. Things are constantly changing, and although we may be very clear on what we want to do, we may face times when it seems everything is working against us. The door ahead may be closed and shut down and we might get stopped in our tracks. We can’t move ahead, and we’re stuck. What happens next is up to us. We can stand around and wait for things to change and just stay in place until that happens. Maybe it’ll take an hour, or a day, or a week, or a month or longer. We may remain for as long as we like. We may believe if we’re just patient, and wait, eventually the situation will change and we’ll be able to push through. That might happen, but how long it takes for that to come is undefined. In the meantime, our lives will continue on and if we do nothing but wait, the goals we desire will wait as well. Life goes on even if we stand still. There is no way to predict the future, or when our lives will change. Instead of standing around and waiting for an opening, we can set the goal aside and move onto something else. Nothing stays the same forever, and in time, we can return and try again. Our lives are important, and time is precious. By doing all we can to continue forward, no matter what is in the way, we will find great success. We can trust ourselves to choose the next best step, and move toward our dreams.

Nobody knows everything and there may come a time when we need someone else’s help or assistance to reach a specific goal. We may ask them for advice or guidance, and they may be happy to help. But we’re all busy and sometimes the help we need may not be available right away. We can be patient and wait for things to change, but while we wait, it isn’t necessary to stop our forward progression. We can continue moving ahead with something new, and step forward with confidence toward our next destination.

It takes courage and determination to step forward toward something new. Although we know what we want, we may be unsure about beginning the journey. Nobody knows what lies ahead or what the next turn will bring, and if we’re not confident, we may decide to wait. Simply standing and waiting will do nothing to change our situation. If we’re unsure, we can look into all the possibilities, and make a solid plan. Once we’ve decided how we’ll proceed, we can begin. It doesn’t matter what complications may come, we will handle them. There isn’t anything we can’t do and nothing is strong enough to keep us from success.

Today if you’ve been waiting for something to change so you can move forward, remember how strong and capable you are. If the road ahead isn’t available right now, move onto something else. Nothing is permanent, and when things change you’ll be able to start again and reach success. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. Trust yourself and be wise. Everything is there for you and you will make your dreams come true.

Perfection and Excellence

18 Jan

There are levels of success in everything. Most of us want to do our best and when the results are something we truly desire, we may put a lot of time and effort into our endeavors. We may strive to do things perfectly so we can elude complications or additional stress. It’s fine to aim for perfection, but reaching it is rarely possible. We only have control over our own choices, and no matter where we are or what we’re doing, chances are something is going to get in the way. Having a paved road that’s clear and free from interruption is always the hope, but this is real life, and there are often all kinds of variables at play over which we have no control. Setting our sites on perfection is noble, but may work against us in the long run. Instead of pushing to do things perfectly, we can instead strive for excellence. If we continually do the very best we can and choose the best roads ahead, we will find the way forward with confidence when problems arise and things get jammed up. Perfection is never a requirement for success. Staying focused on the goal, and consistently doing things that move us forward will take us there. We deserve every happiness, and are worthy of every success. By making wise choices, and keeping our eyes trained on the road ahead, nothing can keep us from anything we desire.

Success comes in many different ways. There is never only one road to any destination. When we’re planning our next steps, we may look at all the options possible and decide on how we’ll proceed. Although we may be confident the choice we made is absolutely, positively the best plan, someone else may be just as confident choosing a completely different model. Different interpretations do not mean someone is wrong. We can trust ourselves to find our way forward, and despite hiccups along the way, be confident of success.

If we’re convinced we must do things perfectly, we may spend countless hours defining and refining our plans. It’s good to explore the most advantageous methods possible, but if we’re seeking perfection we may never do anything but work on the plan. There will rarely be a time when absolutely everything falls perfectly in line or every single possibility has been addressed. Life is fluid and constantly changing. We can make the best plans possible where we are now, and reach the goal by being flexible enough to face any changes as we move forward.

Today think about the goals you want to achieve. Look at all the options possible, make a plan, and take the first step forward. Don’t worry about what may go wrong. If something gets in the way, all the answers you need to get around it will be there. There is greatness in you and incredible success ahead. Be confident and sure. The road ahead is waiting, and nothing can keep you from any destination you desire.

Sharpening Knives

6 Jan

The world is filled with all kinds of people. Many of those we meet are nice, often polite and helpful. But we’re all on different pages and some people may do things that offend, annoy or hurt us. Sometimes these things happen by accident but other times we may get tangled up with someone who does things against us on purpose for their own reasons. Maybe they’re jealous of us, or they think we’re a bit too confident and want to bring us down a notch. Maybe they’re unhappy and want us to suffer along with them. There’s no way to know why people do what they do unless they tell us, and when they’re in attack mode, chances are that won’t happen. We may build what we believe is friendship with someone who seems to like us, only to discover that the nice, gentle lamb we were dealing with was really a wolf. They may smile and agree when we are near but once we walk away, may begin sharpening the knife they plan to stick in our backs. It’s unproductive to live our lives under constant suspicion and paranoia that someone is out to get us, and we can trust others until they give us a reason not to. But it’s wise to keep our eyes open so we aren’t caught off guard. If we pay attention we’ll see cracks where things don’t add up and can do what is necessary to make sure we’re on solid ground. There are many great people in the world we can make wonderful connections and long lasting relationships with. By being wise and seeing everything openly we can avoid unwanted surprises and move forward with confidence.

Nobody knows everything or can read the future. We learn as we go and take all the knowledge we gain forward with us. We don’t have to touch a hot stove twice to know it will burn us. The same is true in our relationships. If someone hurts or manipulates us, they are telling us more about themselves. Of course, we all make mistakes but mistakes that are repeated again and again are personality patterns. We can trust our instincts and step away from any situation that isn’t working. We deserve complete happiness, and have everything necessary to achieve it.

It’s possible to be involved in a relationship with someone who is destructive and feel like there’s no way out. A long time relationship has it’s own dynamic and even if we’re desperately unhappy, we may remain because the unknown is intimidating. Our lives belong to us and we control every choice we make. We can choose unhappiness and despair, or we can decide to make a change. We are intelligent and capable, and when we’re ready, can do anything we desire.

Today if you feel unsure about something that’s happening, trust yourself. You never have to stay in any situation that makes you uncomfortable. Look at every option possible and step toward what you want the most. There isn’t anything you can’t do. You are a blessing to the world and bring great light. Be confident and sure. Every success is there for you and you will make them yours.

Aspiring For Greatness

3 Jan

The world is full of opportunities. There are limitless things we can do and endless places we could go. If we wanted to, we could do something new every single day, and still never reach the end of what is possible. Although we may understand this, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut doing the same things every day. We need to provide for ourselves and for most of us, that means working a job. Most jobs aren’t worldwide endeavors that allow for endless travel and constant new experiences. Generally, we must report to the same place and do basically the same things each day. It’s easy to keep our lives small and simply continue on the same road without looking up. Being responsible and providing for our own needs is important but that doesn’t mean we can’t express ourselves and still do things that expand our horizons and allow us to aspire to greatness. Every situation is different, but no matter where we are or what we’re doing, we can choose to be the very best we can be and extend ourselves in ways that positively impact our lives. Instead of doing the minimum requirement to continue forward, we can peel back the layers a bit, get involved more deeply and really make an impact. Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We don’t have to work hard or do too much, and can simply do the minimum required to stay in place. But there is greatness in all of us and when we choose our very best options, we’ll find enormous growth and incredible fulfillment. Our lives are ours to design. By extending ourselves, and reaching further, we can reach goals we never dreamed possible. With focus and determination, every destination is attainable and we will achieve great success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should be done. Others may tell us what they think we should do, where we should go, and how we should act. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We don’t have to do things a certain way simply because they’ve always been done that way. If we want something different, we don’t need to conform. We are intelligent and highly capable and can make any choice we desire. The lives we want the most are possible, and with focus and clarity, we will have them.

It’s comfortable to stay in the same place doing the same things. We know the players and pretty much what to expect. Repetition is easy but will never make our dreams come true. It can be intimidating to move into foreign territory and do something new, but we have all the courage and wisdom we need to overcome anything. New doors with limitless possibilities are waiting. We can step forward with confidence, aspire for greatness and find incredible success.

Today if you are ready to try something new, decide what you want the most and take the first step. You already possess everything you need to do anything you desire. The whole world is there for you and nothing can hold you in place. Recognize your strength, and be confident. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.