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Trading It Away

19 May

Our lives belong to us and we’re responsible for every decision we make. Everyone wants to be happy, and we try hard to do things that will bring it to us. There are a lot of influences around us all the time, and we might get into a situation where someone we care about pulls us away from our own road. If we love them and want a close relationship with them, they may have a lot of power over our choices. They may ask us to turn away from our own goals in order to get closer to what they want. It’s hard to resist the pull of intense personal feelings, and we may sacrifice our own journey to give them what they want. We can do anything we like, but our lives are important. If we trade away our own personal choices for someone else’s, we’ll never find complete happiness. It’s good to give of ourselves, but if we give so much, we lose our own lives, we will never feel satisfied or fulfilled. We’re entitled to our own personal happiness, and it isn’t selfish to hold onto what we need to gain it. We can serve those around us and still maintain our own autonomy. The roads we want to travel and the gifts we have to offer are unique to us and can never be given by anyone else. We are one of a kind, and everything we do changes the world in some way. If we give our power to someone else, the whole world will lose our amazing influence. We know what we want and where we want to go. We can serve others, and still hold onto our own personal journey. Every day is a precious gift, and with focus and wisdom, we can live our lives with great success, and reach complete happiness.

If someone wants something from us, they may push all our personal buttons and convince us that doing what they ask will make us happy and bring us closer together. If we love them, we might let go of our dreams to do as they ask. We may ignore our personal lives, and sacrifice our own goals to comply with their requests. However, it’s the responsibility of everyone to find their own happiness. We are not responsible for providing it for anyone else. We can offer our time and still hold fast to our own desires and destinations. We deserve the lives we want the most, and we can control our decisions in ways that help us achieve them.

We have a lot of responsibilities all the time. Our jobs, our families, our personal stuff, and everything that must be taken care of to keep things moving forward. If one area requires too much time and attention, it’s likely the other areas will suffer. We can’t control what others do, but we can control how we manage our time. There will always be a way to take care of things, and still have time for ourselves. We never need to trade everything away. We are valuable and important, and can make decisions that bring us the lives we want the most.

Today if someone close to you wants more of your time and attention than you’re comfortable with, remember you are in control. Your dreams and desires are important. Give what you can and keep moving forward. Every destination you desire is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident and step forward toward your dreams. They are there for you, and you will reach them.

Busy Busy

30 Apr

There are endless roads available to us that lead to unlimited destinations. We can go anywhere we want, and every option is possible. When we have our eyes focused on the way forward toward a goal we want to achieve, each step takes us closer to success. But life is full of distractions, problems, complications, and unexpected developments that may divert our attention away from what we want the most. There are lots of shiny things to capture us, people coming and going who may pull us in different directions, and countless details to figure out that may hold us in place. If we engage in all the activity around us, we may be very busy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re moving ahead. Being busy doesn’t always translate to success. We can spend all our time doing lots of things that demand our attention and at the end of the day, still be in the same place as when we started. There is no end to things that need to be done, but if we want to get to the destinations we truly desire, we must carefully weigh our choices to ensure we do what we must while still moving toward our goals. Our lives are important and every dream is possible, but we must do what is needed to make them ours. Going here and there, doing endless tasks, and staying busy will not guarantee success. If we want to prevail, we must take control of our time and keep the destination in focus. Life is full of surprises and there will be times when we must set everything aside to take care of a pressing matter. Setting a goal aside isn’t abandoning it and as soon as the situation changes, we can re-focus and start again. We can go anywhere and do anything we desire. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to create the lives we want the most, and reach success.

Unless we live on a deserted island, there will likely be lots of people all around us most of the time. We have friends, co-workers, family members, associates, acquaintances, and people we see only in passing. They may need us from time to time and we can certainly help out if asked. It’s good to be supportive and lend a helping hand, but we need not allow our beneficence to take over our lives. There is no need to completely sacrifice our own desires in an effort to help those around us. We can give our time in ways that benefit others and still allow us to accomplish our personal goals.

Everyone has their own opinions about how things should be done. If we have a relationship with them, and they are in need, they may expect us to abandon our plans and devote all our energies to helping them. We can do that if we like, but we never have to give more than we’re comfortable with. It isn’t selfish to manage our time in ways that help out and still allow us to continue forward. We’re intelligent and capable, and nothing is beyond our reach. We can focus on the road ahead, and reach every goal we desire.

Today if you’re busy with lots of details that are keeping you from the goals you desire most, step back and look at everything objectively. Plan your time wisely, and continue ahead. You are amazing and powerful, and can do anything you desire. All your dreams are possible, and you have everything you need to make them yours.

Static

9 Apr

There’s a lot going on all around us all the time. There are people going here and there, talking about endless subjects, continual decisions being made, and lots of activity. We live in a world with billions of others and each has their own viewpoints and objectives, and make an impact wherever they are. Like static on a radio, the background actions and noise are constant, humming along no matter where we are or what we’re doing. If we tune into everything that’s happening and try to hear every word, it’ll be impossible to keep our eyes focused on our own goals. We don’t have to know what everyone else is doing or thinking in order to get ahead, and living our lives as a reflection of others is unlikely to bring us happiness. We can reach out when we need to and still keep our eyes focused on our own lives. If we get distracted by what others are doing, we may lose our footing for a time. There will always be another story and another event to pull us away from where we’re headed. We can get involved in anything we like, but if we want satisfying and fulfilling lives, it’s important to remember what our own dreams and desires are, and work on accomplishing them. True happiness will be ours when we do the things that are most important to us and take us where we most want to go. There will always be noise and distractions, and situations will pull on us and take us off track. But we’re in complete control of our lives, and can redirect our focus to our own personal journey. Life is an incredible gift. Creating the lives we truly desire will bring us great contentment. We can do anything, and all our dreams are possible.

Some people think they have the answers for everyone around them. They may try to instruct us about how they think we should live our lives. We can certainly listen to any advice we receive, but we can make our own choices. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want and have everything we need to achieve any goal we desire. We don’t need anyone else’s agreement to do whatever we choose. Every option is possible and we have everything we need to reach any success we seek.

There are unlimited opinions for everything we can imagine. They may be interesting but they aren’t necessarily based on fact or even reality. They’re just ideas formed by personal experience and interpretation. Everyone is entitled to their own perceptions but we don’t have to share them. There will always be lots of different possibilities and roads to travel, and we can choose our own. We can make any decisions we want, and live our lives according to our own personal preferences and choices.

Today if you’re being pulled in different directions because of all the noise and activity around you, remember where you want to end up. You are in control of your life and can do anything you desire. Focus on what you want the most, and move forward toward the goal. You are intelligent and amazing, and nothing is out of reach. Every goal is possible, and you can have the life you want the most. Step forward with confidence. You can make all your dreams come true.

Anything and Everything

2 Mar

As we go through our days making decisions and accomplishing tasks, there are lots of things we do well. We are often able to complete what we set out to do and the road is clear ahead. But sometimes, things don’t go well and we get tangled up in all kinds of complications and unforeseen problems that keep us from getting our plans done and stop us in our tracks. There may be times when anything that can go wrong has gone wrong, and everything goes up in smoke. It happens to everyone at some point. When we’re in the midst of a mess we didn’t expect, and nothing we do clears the way, we may have to put our plans aside for a while. Nothing can hold us in place forever, but we might have to stand still for now. It’s frustrating not to be able to move forward, however, standing still gives us time to look at all the options in front of us and think about how we want to proceed. There will always be more than one way to any destination. We can see everything possible and find the best road that will move us closer to the goal. Everything may go wrong, but nothing stays the same forever. Change is constant and we will find an opening to start again. With determination and patience, no matter what happens or how complicated or convoluted the situation becomes, we will find our way. Every goal is possible and we have everything we need to succeed. We can trust ourselves, and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We are strong and powerful, and we will prevail.

Some goals are easy to reach, and some are more difficult. When we want to accomplish something that means a lot to us, but is complex and hard to attain, we may have to work on it for a long time. If we don’t feel we’re moving forward, we may begin to think the goal is impossible to reach. The road may be very long and arduous, we may tire and need to rest, and there may be endless problems and roadblocks ahead. We can always change direction if we decide the goal is no longer worth the cost, but if we still want to prevail, we have everything we need to reach it.

Most of what happens in our lives is out of our control. If things develop in ways that endanger our plans or there is risk that we will be impacted negatively, we may become overwhelmed with concern. If the possible loss to continue forward is too great, we can let the goal go, and work on something else. Things are always changing and in the future, we may be able to move ahead. We can do anything we want to do, and with careful planning can accomplish any goal we desire. The whole world is there for us. We can be confident and sure we will prevail.

Today if everything is falling apart and your plans aren’t working out, decide what you want to do. If the goal isn’t possible right now, set it aside and move on to something else. If you can continue moving forward, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you know. You can do anything. Step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will succeed.

Everyone Else

27 Feb

We live in a time bombarded with information. With a single touch we can open ports to endless facts, opinions, and unlimited ideas about every possible subject. It’s good to be able to find data and clues when we need them, but it’s possible to get overloaded and distracted when there is so much available. We can read unending comments and opinions from people we don’t know and probably will never meet, and if we want to, could spend all our time learning about everyone else’s ideas and thoughts. If we constantly tune into what others are saying, and spend our time reading about what they think and what they’re doing, it may leave little time for us to actually live our own lives. We can’t be in two places at the same time. If we spend hours reading about others and their lives, we lose the opportunity to get up and live our own. We can’t focus on our own personal desires and goals while we’re reading about someone else’s. Our lives are important and priceless, and deserve our attention. There are endless goals we can achieve, and incredible destinations waiting for us. We can take control, monitor our time with everyone else, and ensure we do what’s most important to us. We can have the lives we dream about if we plan for them and then do what is needed to achieve them. Instead of focusing on all the interesting things others are doing, we can turn our sights forward toward the goals we most want to achieve. There is great happiness ahead and nothing can hold us in place. All our dreams are possible and we can do anything.

Notoriety can give a false sense of importance. Just because someone is well-known or famous doesn’t necessarily mean their opinions and ideas are germane to our lives. Everyone has their own version of how they think life should go, and there is not one perfect way to live. A big microphone allows people to share their voice with many others, but it doesn’t mean they have all the answers. We can listen to any advice given, and then choose our own way forward. We know what we want and where we want to go. We can trust ourselves to find the best road ahead toward the destinations we desire most.

Our personal perceptions of life reflect the experiences we’ve had and the understanding we’ve gained about the world around us. Therefore, one person’s interpretation about how things are will be different from someone else’s. Differences don’t mean one is right and one is wrong. There are endless ways to view the same ideas and situations. All have value, and express our individualism. We can choose the kind of lives we want, and then make decisions that bring them to us. Every opportunity is there for us, and everything is possible. We can go anywhere and do anything, and with determination will reach success.

Today if you’ve been listening to everyone else’s ideas about what you should do and how you should live, trust yourself. You already know what you want, and have everything you need to achieve it. Every road is there for you and you can do anything. Decide what you want, and then go get it. Success is waiting, and you will reach it.