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Time To Re-Set

12 Jan

The beginning of a new year can be an exciting time. We may review the last year and think about everything we’ve accomplished and the things we didn’t get done, and then decide what we want to do now. There’s a brand new calendar and we can set any goal or make any resolutions we like. Making a resolution means we absolutely and definitely resolve to do something. We are firm in our decision and nothing will move us from it. When there’s something we really want to accomplish we may be determined to get it done, but life isn’t like a story book where every complication that comes is easily solved and we can continue forward unscathed. Crap happens and it happens to us all. Unexpected developments come up, people get in our way, something blocks us from moving forward, and a million other snags might happen. Making a resolution looks good on paper, and if everything falls into place the way we plan, we may well reach success, but there’s no guarantee that will happen. We may decide that no matter what happens, no matter what gets in the way, no matter what we have to sacrifice, we’re going to succeed, but if we do that, the price we must pay may be great. We don’t need an all or nothing decision to make any changes we desire. We can set a goal and then take the first step toward making it ours. Then we can take the next step. If something gets in the way, we can go around it by modifying our plan. If we’re flexible and able to adjust as our situation changes, we have a greater chance of reaching success. We can do anything we desire but we can’t do everything all at once. By moving ahead with patience, logic and wisdom, we will reach our goals and find great satisfaction and happiness.

Life is uncertain and we never know what will happen next, but no matter what comes, we are in control of the decisions we make. If we set a goal last year that we didn’t achieve and we still want it, we can re-set it and begin again. There is no time limit for success and sometimes it takes longer than we planned. Each step forward will get us closer to the goal, and even if we don’t get all the way to the destination, we can take everything we’ve learned so far to help us continue forward.

Change is constant and nothing is written in stone, and sometimes our plans go up in smoke. We change, the situation changes, people come and go and everything may be completely different than when we started. What we wanted last year may have been perfect for where we were, but no longer fits where we want to go. We never have to continue toward any goal we no longer desire. Our lives are ours to design, and we can do anything we want and go anywhere we desire. It’s all there for us, and we will prevail.

Today if you didn’t get to your goal last year and still want to achieve it, create a new plan and take the first step forward. The past never predicts the future, and you have everything you need to succeed. Be confident and sure. You are amazing and smart, and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and start again. Every success is possible and you will make them yours.

Worth the Time

23 Nov

There are unlimited things we can do with our time. We can play video games, watch TV, visit family and friends, volunteer to help others, or anything else we like. How much time we spend on an activity often equates to the value we place on it. If we really want to get to the next level in a video game, we may sit and play for hours on end.  We decide how we’ll spend our days and what we’ll accomplish. Many things of little worth are easy to accomplish and we may fly through them without a thought. But if we want to do something extraordinary, something that will build a wonderful memory and stay with us and we move forward, we must be willing to put time and effort into it.  Nothing worthwhile comes easily.  Planning a big dinner with friends and family takes a lot of work and preparation. But the time we spend enjoying each other over good food and great conversation can bring us cherished memories that will last a lifetime. We get one shot as we move through our lives. Time is a commodity that can never be replaced.  Once it’s gone it’s gone forever. If we waste our time on things that bring little value, we’ll have little to show for the time we invested. Only we can determine what is worthwhile and what we want to do. Getting the lives we want the most is always possible, but it won’t come just because we desire it. We must define what is most important, and then do what is needed to make it ours. Life is an incredible blessing. What we do with it is completely up to us.

We are constantly bombarded with suggestions about how we should live and what we should do. The world is filled with all kinds of things we can do and endless places we could visit. There are unlimited distractions that may pull us away from what we really want, and if we try to consider them all, chances are we’ll ending standing in place and doing nothing. By focusing on what we really want to do and keeping our eyes on the road ahead, we can accomplish any goal we desire. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to design our lives in ways that bring us great satisfaction and happiness.

We are capable of doing anything and going anywhere. Some things will require a lot of time and planning, and at first may seem impossible to achieve.  Nothing is off limits or out of reach. If we’re determined and do what is necessary to move closer to our dreams, we can make them ours. Every destination awaits, and everything is there for us.  By keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, and pushing forward, we will reach every goal.  We can do anything and design our lives any way we choose.  Great happiness is possible, and we can make it ours.

Today if you’ve been standing around thinking about what you want to do, choose what you want the most and step forward. Be confident and trust yourself. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. All your dreams are waiting and you can make them yours. Begin the journey now, and claim them.

Slide

28 Oct

There are many diversions, distractions and unforeseen developments that occur constantly throughout our lives. There will always be many possibilities for every road we take. Some will benefit us and give us assets to carry forward, and others will simply get us to the goal as quickly as possible. If all we see is the prize, we may make a decision that gets us to the destination fast, and ignore the costs to our honesty and integrity. We are in control of our lives and can do anything we like. We can decide to bend the rules or cheat in an effort to reach a goal more quickly. If we’re exhausted and overwhelmed, choosing to cheat, just this once, may seem like a viable option. Stepping away from what we know is right just once doesn’t seem like a big deal. We may justify the decision because we believe we’re mostly honest and if nobody knows what we’ve done, nobody will get hurt. The slide from integrity to shame is often easy and paved. If all we see is the goal we desire, we may do anything to reach it. Even if nobody else knows what we’ve done, the sting of our dishonesty will remain with us. There is no way to change the past, and once we do something, it’s done forever. Stepping away from honesty can make some things a lot easier, and once we’ve broken the seal of our integrity, it’s not difficult to do it again. “Just this once” may become our standard practice, and we may lose our self-respect. We are valuable and important, and what we do matters. By choosing the better part and deciding to be the best we can be, we will find great reward and satisfaction. There is greatness in us all. By honoring our personal worth, we can make excellent decisions, and reach every goal with determination and valor.

We share the world with lots of other people. It may be important to us that they see us as honest and wise. What we do when others are watching does affect our lives, but who we really are is expressed by what we do when nobody is around. Will we keep the extra change because the clerk didn’t notice? Will we break the speed limit when no cops are around? Will we look at the test answers when the proctor steps away? Our personal integrity is our responsibility. When we choose the best path forward, no matter what we’re doing, we will gain greater strength and wisdom, and find amazing success.

Every decision we make defines who we are. If we don’t care about our integrity, and choose whatever will get the job done fast, we relinquish the growth possible by working through difficult challenges and finding the best answers. There is no substitution for excellence. When we strive for it and push ourselves to do the best we can possibly do, we will reap great rewards and gain a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Today if you’ve been making questionable choices in an effort to get done fast, think about who you most want to be. There is greatness in you, and you are more capable and powerful than you imagine. Choose to be excellent and take the best roads forward. You have so much to offer, and can bring great light to the world. Be noble and wise. Every success is possible, and by choosing well, you will make them all yours.

Uncovering

12 Oct

Our lives are a reflection of our choices. Every decision we make takes us somewhere and changes our path in some way. We can’t predict anything and sometimes our decisions take us places we never dreamed we’d go. There is no way to see around the next turn or know what others will do. Even when we try to choose well, sometimes our plans go up in smoke. If we take the time to look at all the options before us, and determine which will work before we begin, we’ll have a better chance of reaching success. There are endless sources of information and we are often bombarded with ideas and suggestions from every direction. Some people think they know what we need and may try to influence us to follow their lead. Others may purposely mislead us in an effort to achieve something for themselves. Believing whatever we hear is fraught with trouble. The loudest voice and brightest light don’t always lead us where we want to go. The first options that appear may not be our best choice. If we are eager to move forward, we may jump ahead without looking, and that might work out for us, or may take us in the wrong direction. Instead of rushing ahead, we can take some time to uncover the truth in every situation and see the best road ahead. The paved, clear path that’s been well traveled may look good, but easy access doesn’t always lead to success. Following everyone else will only take us where they’re going. By deciding what we want the most and then taking the time we need to find the best way forward, we can reach any goal or destination. We are intelligent and can make excellent decisions. We know what we want, and with patience and clarity, we can uncover all the facts, and reach every destination.

If we’re in a situation that isn’t what we want, and we aren’t happy, we can decide how we will proceed. We can choose to stay and complain, and do nothing to change it, or we can decide what we really want, and then take the first step forward. Being in the same place for a long time doesn’t mean we have to stay there forever. Our lives are ours to design, and we can change anything at any time. We deserve complete happiness, and when we’re ready, we can achieve it. Every blessing is always there for us. Nothing can keep us from success.

Some people are very persuasive. They know what to say and how to say it to get others to follow them. We may fall under their spell and end up somewhere we don’t want to be. We have everything we need to uncover the truth in any situation. We can listen politely, and then investigate the facts until we discover what is real. We never have to go along with anything we don’t want, and with purpose and intent, can control every decision we make, and reach our goals.

Today if you’re being pressured to follow along, look at everything openly and objectively. Uncover the truth of the situation and make the best choice moving forward. There is great success waiting for you and nothing can keep you from it. Be confident, and stand strong. You are more powerful and wise than you imagine, and you will prevail.

At the End

9 Sep

There are endless roads we can take to unlimited destinations. Our lives are a continual process of moving forward, either to somewhere we desire, or someplace else. We can make any choices we like and go anywhere we imagine, and each road we choose will have a destination at the end. If we’re paying attention and making decisions that keep us moving toward the goals we desire, we’ll reach success and find ourselves in situations and places that are pleasing. But life is complicated and there’s always a lot going on. Others may impact us with the decisions they’re making, and the way ahead may get dark and confusing. It’s easy to get distracted and lose our footing, and if time passes before we reset, we may not be able to reclaim our previous position, and have to start again. Every road ends at some point, and when we choose the first step on any path, we are also choosing the last. If we don’t want to end up where it’s leading, we’ll need to step off and re-evaluate our next move. Life is filled with opportunities and if we get lost or turned around, we have endless chances to try again. Every single destination is possible, and with focus and clarity, we can go anywhere we want. Our dreams are always there for us, and we can claim them all.

The world is filled with all kinds of opportunities, and there are lots of shiny things that may grab our attention. The lure and promise of success may pull us in several directions at the same time. We can do anything we like but it’s impossible to do everything we desire all at once. By looking at all the options possible, and deciding on what we want the most, we can begin moving forward toward success. We are wise and extremely capable, and nothing is too difficult for us to overcome. With patience and persistence, we can reach every destination, and find great satisfaction and happiness.

Lots of people may tell us what we should do, where we should go, how we should act, what we should look like, and endless other suggestions. We can take any advice we like, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want, and have everything needed to achieve it. We don’t have to follow anyone else, or conform to their ideas. Our lives are ours to design, and we can do anything we like. We can choose the roads we’ll travel, and find success.

Today if you’re on a road that isn’t going where you most want to go, stop and decide how you want to proceed. You never have to stay anywhere you don’t want to be. Choose the destination you desire most, and change direction. You are intelligent and wise, and every destination is possible. Be confident and begin again. All your dreams are waiting, and you will make them yours.