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Head Game

18 May

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

There are endless things we can accomplish as we go through our lives. We have goals we want to achieve and places we want to go. The world is a huge place filled with opportunities and we can do whatever we want, anytime we want. Every success is possible if we believe we can achieve it, and nothing is out of reach. Some goals require specific skills and abilities, and if we don’t now possess them, we can make a plan to gain them and move forward with confidence. But skills and abilities will only take us part of the way. We must be convinced we can succeed. If we don’t think we can do something, chances are we won’t be successful. Believing in ourselves and trusting our instincts and abilities will move us forward. If we doubt we have what it takes, and feel insecure and uncertain we can succeed, we may sabotage our own efforts. Constantly questioning ourselves, second guessing our options, and worrying we can’t make it, may can work against us, and prevent us from reaching the goal. There are endless things we can do, but we can’t accomplish anything unless we’re convinced we can succeed. We are capable of doing amazing things. We can stretch beyond what is comfortable and reach for something more. Nothing is too far or too complex for us to figure out. We are intelligent and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every option is there for us, and we can reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions. If we share our plans and goals with them, they may not agree with us. They may tell us we’ll never be able to accomplish the task, it’s too hard, or will take too long. We are all entitled to our own opinions but they only belong to us. They are not rules of behavior for others. We don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire, and we don’t need the belief of others to succeed. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours.

Everything we desire is there for us, but they won’t simply come to us because we want them. Dreaming about the lives we want the most will not make them happen. We must believe our dreams are possible, and then do everything necessary to make them ours. We are highly capable, strong and intelligent. We can do anything. Every destination is there, waiting for us. We can take the first step forward, and then the next, and soon we’ll reach every goal. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and we will have it.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about something you want to do but haven’t begun the journey, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Take the first step. Look ahead and continue forward. Every destination is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. All your dreams are waiting for you, and you will win.

You Do It

15 May

We face many challenges as we navigate through our lives. Some of them are easy, and we process through them pretty quickly. Others are more complicated and require time and effort to figure out how to manage them. Most of the time we move through whatever complications arise and continue on. But there may be times when what we’re facing is very difficult and we have no idea how we’re going to get through. If the problem is more than we believe we can handle, we may become overwhelmed and convinced there is no way we can possibly survive. If we’re desperate and devastated, we may push it off onto someone else and surrender. We’ll just let them take care of it and forget about the whole thing. Pushing our problems onto someone else will never teach us anything, and if the problem comes up again, as problems often do, it’ll be déjà vu all over again. Nobody wants to go through difficult times. But trouble is constant, and there is no way to completely avoid complications. If we’re facing something huge, that takes our breath away, we may have no idea how we’ll ever figure it out. But we are intelligent and completely capable of managing anything that comes. We can take a moment to see everything clearly, and then begin to unravel the problem one step at a time. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are and can do anything. By trusting in ourselves, and taking our time, we can conquer whatever we must. Every destination is there for us, and with clarity and patience, we will reach them.

When there’s a lot to accomplish it’s helpful to recruit assistance from those around us. If we can delegate the work, even large and difficult projects are accomplished. Having a staff to help is a great blessing but when we’re facing personal challenges, we may need to manage them alone. Nobody knows everything but we are intelligent, and will learn as we go. Our vision may be cloudy at the beginning and the road ahead may be rough, but we don’t have to do everything today. We can chart our course ahead one step at a time. Every problem has a solution, and we are certainly capable of finding every answer we need.

If we lack confidence in our ability to manage something, we may lean on those around us. We can always ask for advice and direction, and take any counsel we receive. If someone else has been through this before, and knows more than we do, we may be tempted to dump it on them and escape. But offering advice is not the same as taking over the issue. We own our own problems, and have everything we need to solve them. Every step forward opens up new information and shows us the way ahead. We will have great satisfaction as we continue on, and reach success.

Today if you’re facing a huge issue and have no idea how you’ll survive, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome many difficult obstacles, and you can manage this. Recognize how strong you are, and take a step forward. When you’re comfortable, take another step. Soon you’ll overcome the problem and reach the goal. You really are amazing and capable. Be confident. Every dream is there for you, and your will reach them.

Phony Baloney

7 May

There are all kinds of people in the world. We get to know them as we spend time with them and they reveal more of who they are and where they’re headed. Our lives are often enriched by the differences we encounter, even when those differences are hard for us to comprehend. When we’re honest about who we are others respect us, even if they don’t agree with us. It’s easy to be genuine and express our true feelings when those around us are similar and we fit the current model. But there is unending variety in the world, and if we’re in a group where we’re very different than the customary norm, we may be hesitant to show our true colors. We might even pretend we’re something we’re not as a way of gaining approval. We can do anything we like, but if we profess to be different than what is real, we may dig ourselves into a deep hole as we try to keep the facade believable. Being accepted may seem like a good goal, but achieving it through misrepresentation may backfire in the end. It’s exhausting to try and maintain deception indefinitely, and impossible to keep it going forever. The truth will come out in time, and when it does, if we’ve been dishonest, what we’ve done will impact the trust others have for us. We don’t have to fit anyone else’s idea of what is acceptable. Our unique contribution, no mater how different it may be, is valuable and worthwhile. If others require us to conform to their views in order to be part of the group, we can walk away. Nothing is more important than our own personal honesty. No one else in the entire world can offer the gifts we have to share. We can be confident in who we are, and find great success.

Some people struggle with confidence, and in an effort to make things easier will simply go along with whatever those around them are doing. It’s a lot easier to ride along in the back seat than to take the wheel and choose the way forward. We can always coast and let others make choices for us. It’s easy to get along when we agree with everything that’s being said and done. But if we only do what everyone else decides, we will never be able to express our true desires or get the life we want the most. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We have everything we need to make excellent choices, and all our dreams are possible.

We only get one chance to live our lives. Time flies by on wings of lightening and each day is priceless. What we do with our time, and the choices we make determine the life we get. We are important and can do anything we desire. We can express our true feelings in every situation and honestly face whatever may come. There is no need for phony baloney. We are powerful and capable, and every destination is there for us.  We can trust ourselves to choose wisely, and accomplish any goal we want. We are amazing, and a true gift to the world.

Today if you’ve been pretending to be something you aren’t in an effort to be accepted, remember you are unique and priceless. There isn’t anyone else exactly like you in all of creation. Be yourself and show us who you are. You are a gift to us all, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

What Counts

6 May

Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we want. There are endless goals we can achieve and with determination and focus, we can accomplish anything we desire. Some goals are easy and we get them done quickly, but others are harder and we may suffer many setbacks as we try to push ahead. Losing weight is one example. All we have to do is eat less and exercise more. Simple right? It sounds easy enough but we may discover pretty quickly that what seems easy on paper is harder to do in real life. How about managing our time more effectively? That’s a cinch. We just have to be more realistic when we set up our schedules and stay away from anything that distracts us from the task at hand. We may clearly understand the concepts of reaching our goal, but putting them into practice may take more effort and focus than we might imagine. It’s easy to understand what we need to do to change our personal behaviors, but change takes practice and time. We’ve carefully carved a nice clean road going the way we used to do things. Moving in a new direction means cutting a new path and then walking on it again and again until it becomes ours. Big changes may take longer than we expect, and after yet another detour we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. But every step we take in the right direction matters. Every single time we choose to stay on course is success, and every success counts. We are successful every moment we don’t quit. It’s great to reach a big goal, but each step forward before we get there is a win. We can do anything. We are stronger and more powerful than we know, and every dream is possible.

When we want to do something new, we may try to learn everything about it we can before we begin. Knowledge is power, but knowledge does not predict how we’ll manage the changes ahead. Some roads may be far harder than we imagined, and we may stand confused and overwhelmed at first trying to find our footing. Every goal is possible, but some will be harder and more complex than we know at the beginning. If we’re determined and keep moving forward, we can accomplish anything. We are capable and smart, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Our plans won’t always work out the way we want them to the first time we try. It doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the goal, but only that our first attempt didn’t work out. There are endless roads to every destination. If the first one didn’t move us forward, we can try another, and keep trying until we find the one that works. Every answer is already there for us, and we can always find our way. We can have the lives we desire most, and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve stumbled again trying to get to a goal you desire, don’t give up. You are amazing and capable, and a setback isn’t the end of the road. Every step you take brings success. Decide how you want to proceed, and move forward with confidence. The road ahead is waiting and every goal is possible. Nothing is too far or too difficult for you to reach. Keep going. You will win.

Free and Easy

27 Apr

There are unlimited possibilities in life. We can do anything we want to do and go anywhere we desire. With planning and effort, we can have the lives we want the most, but it takes work to determine what we really want and then accomplish what is necessary to make it ours. We can design our lives and find a way to achieve any goal we choose. But if we’re lazy or complacent, we may find that time goes by and nothing changes. We’re still in the same place, doing the same things and moving no closer to our personal goals. It’s easy to stay in a routine and simply take what comes to us free of thought or effort. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” is accurate. We are in control of our choices and can design our futures with our personal desires and dreams in mind. We never have to settle for whatever comes. We create our own fate, and decide how our lives will go. We don’t have any choice over what comes to us, but we can choose how we’ll manage every development, and push through on the roads that take us where we want to go. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place but if we don’t take control of our decisions and move forward with purpose, we may end up standing in place indefinitely. If that’s what we want, it’s easy to accomplish. However, if we want to find great success, we have everything we need to achieve it. It’s up to us. Our lives can be fulfilling and rich, filled with experiences that bring us refreshment and deep happiness. We have everything we need to step forward toward any goal we desire, and succeed.

The unknown can be intimidating. We can’t read the future and there’s no way to know what will happen when we set out on a new road. We might face difficult challenges, there may be roadblocks that stop us in our tracks, or unknown difficulties that test our patience and stamina. Everything may go wrong and we might feel confused and lost, but we are intelligent and capable. We can manage any complication or problem and find the solutions we need to continue forward. Every destination is possible, and we can trust ourselves to find the way through.

It’s comfortable to stay in the same place, doing the same things. We know what to expect and there are few surprises. But routine is only repetition in action, and cannot offer us anything new. Every dream is possible and we have what we need to make them reality. We can step beyond where we are, and open new doors. There are endless opportunities and blessings waiting for us if we’re willing to move toward them and make them ours. Everything is possible. Nothing is too difficult or too far to reach. We really can have the lives we dream of. With determination and confidence, we can move toward the destinations we desire most, and realize great success.

Today if you’ve been limiting yourself to a routine, decide what you want to accomplish most. Your life is important and all your dreams are possible. Choose where you want to go and take the first step forward. You are incredibly capable and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You already have everything you need to accomplish anything you desire. Every success is there for you, and you will prevail

Not There Yet

20 Apr

Every day we live we experience something new. We learn more about the world and as we progress, we learn more about ourselves. When something goes wrong and we get hurt, it can be hard to figure out how to get through and move forward. If the pain is great and we are heartbroken, we may believe we’ll never be right again. Probably we will all experience serious heartbreak at one point in our lives. It can be devastating and knock us down hard. When we’re in the midst of great suffering and sadness, it’s very difficult to see how things will ever get better. But pain and turmoil cannot stop time, and we may be surprised that we actually survive day after day. Despite the pain, we will continue to breathe and go through the motions of our responsibilities and tasks. Our lives will continue, but there is no timetable for when the pain deep inside us will heal. If it takes longer than we expect, we may think it will never end. Every journey has an end, and nothing can stay the same forever. Each moment we live we heal a little more, and eventually we’ll get to the other side. We may not be there yet, and we may hurt badly, but we are strong, and will prevail. Nothing, not even something that devastates us, can hold us back forever. Each moment we are moving a little closer to where we want to be. As we heal and embrace our personal strength, we learn more about ourselves. Bad things may happen, we may be knocked down and feel overcome for a time, but we are more powerful than we know, and will stand again. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward. Every gift is possible and all our dreams are still there for us. With patience and determination, we can overcome any adversity and reach success.

Some people love surprises. They like not knowing what will happen next, and enjoy the anticipation of unexpected developments, but some surprises may bring difficulty and heartache. An abrupt breakup with someone we love, the sudden loss of a job, or something we didn’t expect that hurts us deeply may shake us and bring confusion. Life is unpredictable, and we can only control our own decisions. Things will happen we can’t foresee, and they may hurt us. No matter what comes, we will go on. The sun will continue to rise, and even if we’re unsure at first, we’ll find our way.

We’re all different and how we react to what happens is unique to each of us. Some people storm through difficulty and ignore the pain. Others feel pain deeply and struggle to stand. Recovery takes as long as it takes. There is no set timetable for getting over any disappointment or sadness. While we navigate through, we can be confident that in time, no matter how much time it takes, we will prevail. We are still capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re struggling with a serious, painful situation, remember how strong you are. Nothing can overcome you, and you will find your way. Be patient, and trust yourself. Your future holds every promise and your dreams are still there for you. Nothing can hold you down. You will prevail, and find enormous success.

Constant

6 Apr

There are times in life when we may face difficult, challenging situations that try our patience and test our strength. They might come because of someone else’s decisions, or because we took a wrong turn, or they may arise out of circumstances we cannot control. If they’re hard to resolve, and take seemingly forever to get through, we may struggle with patience, and feel we’ll never survive. Some problems take a long time to solve, and if we’re stuck, restricted and can’t move, it may take everything we have inside to manage. We may feel overcome by darkness and dread what will happen next. Darkness comes. When it comes and stays, parking itself on top of us, we may begin to believe there is no light. If may feel as if we’ve been forsaken, abandoned, and left in shadow indefinitely. Like being shipwrecked on a deserted island of sorrow, all alone, with no hope of rescue. Nothing is life is permanent, and change will come. No matter how dark and lonely we may feel, there is always light, constantly shining. We may not be able to see it now, there may be dark, heavy clouds over us, but we can trust that despite everything, the sun is still there. It is always shining. There will never be a moment so disheartening and difficult that it won’t be there for us. The sky may be cloudy, black with trouble and strife, but in time it will lift, and light will come beaming through. Hope is always there and if we trust ourselves, and continue forward, we will find the way through whatever we’re facing. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage or strong enough to hold us down forever. We are powerful and invincible. Everything we need to get through whatever we must is already there inside us. Success is always possible, and with patience and determination we will reach it.

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen. Sometimes we may get caught up in a situation we can’t control that holds us in place, and keeps us from advancing. It’s hard to stand still when we want to move, and it can be difficult to be patient when we’re stuck. But as we wait for things to change, we can look at our situation objectively and prepare for our next move once things open up again. We are incredibly capable and very creative. We know what we want, and when our situation improves, will move forward to claim it.

If we’re in a holding pattern, we can take some time to review our goals and decide where we want to go. Life can be busy, and responsibilities and every day tasks can distract us from the things we most want to accomplish. Standing still gives us time to evaluate our next steps and make a plan to achieve the goals we desire. Nothing stays the same indefinitely. No matter what’s happening now, things will change. We can prepare for our journey forward, and get ready to move. There is light ahead, every goal is still possible, and we will prevail.

Today if it’s dark, and you’re unable to move toward your goals, remember nothing stays the same forever. There is always light waiting for you just ahead. When the doors open again, and they will, step toward success. Nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. Every success is still there, and you will reach it.