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Back Again

20 Sep

Everyone has their own ideas about how we should live and what we should do. We’re all unique and individual and what works for one, may not even be in the ballpark for another. When we see something in ourselves we want to change, we may think we should be able to change it immediately. We know what we want to do, or stop doing, and may believe that should be enough to facilitate a permanent turn. People are complex and there are many layers of our personalities. Just because we’ve identified something we want to change doesn’t mean it’s going to change today. Habits and patterns are strong, and if we’ve had them for a long time it will take constant attention and diligence to alter them. If we are successful for a time and then revert back again to our old ways, we may feel we’ve failed. It is never failure if we keep trying. Some things are hard to change and take time to accomplish, and if we fall down we can get back up. We have unlimited times to try and will never fail unless we give up and stop. It doesn’t matter if it takes a long time or how many times we have to start again. If we keep pressing forward, we can overcome anything. We know what we want, and already possess everything we need to get it. By being determined and remaining focused on the goal, we will prevail. Nothing is out of reach and every success is possible.

When we want to change something, we may think big moves will help us get there faster. If we want to lose weight, we may cut our diets back severely, and decide we’ll never again have dessert. If we want to be fit, we may decide that no matter what, we’ll go to the gym for three hours every single day. Big overtures look good on paper, but they rarely succeed in reality. It’s hard, if not impossible, to completely overhaul everything at one time. Instead of going for broke, we can take things one step at a time, and make small adjustments that help us move closer to the goal. Everything is possible, and with patience and clarity, we can achieve anything.

Everyone is happy when they are able to move ahead toward a goal they desire. But life is complicated and there are few times when we go from where we are to where we want to be in a straight, unbroken line. Most often, something will happen that gets in the way, or something changes that holds us in place. We can’t control anything that comes, but we can keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and when things change, move forward toward success. Everything is possible and nothing can keep us from the goal.

Today if you’ve been trying to change something but keep slipping back again to where you were, be confident. Nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Trust yourself and begin again. Every single blessing is there for you. You are more powerful than you imagine, and can accomplish whatever you desire. Stand strong and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Stepping Away

3 Sep

Our lives are often busy and we have lots of details and responsibilities that need our attention. Some things are easy to check off our lists. We get to them, we get them done, and we move on. But other situations may be messy and tangled up, and require a lot of focus and time. If we’ve been dealing with something for a while, and other things have suffered because our time has been monopolized by this one issue, we may decide it’s not worth it to continue, and choose to let it go and walk away. If the issue is so complicated and keeps changing, resolution may elude us. Everyone has the same amount of time every day, and no matter what we do or how much we want it, we can never add to the total. Once it passes, it’s gone forever. We’re in control of our lives, and if something isn’t working or we get stuck going around in the same circle over and over, we can change our focus and step away. The problem will remain, but our situation is ever changing, and as we do other things we may uncover new ideas and solutions we didn’t see when we were involved initially. We can think about how we want to proceed, and when we’re ready, can revisit the issue again. Stepping away isn’t giving up. We can change direction for a time and do other things, allowing ourselves to think about all the possibilities. We are intelligent and capable, and with focus and time, nothing is beyond our understanding. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need, and move toward success.

Our relationships are important, and when they’re strong and healthy, add great enrichment and benefit to our lives. Some people need a lot of support. They may be continually unsure or afraid of change, and constantly ask us to help them. It’s good to be helpful, but we must all face our own lives and make our own decisions. If someone close to us often insists on leaning on us for help and advice, we may be asked to give up more time than we’re comfortable with. We can’t change anyone else, but we can find ways to assist without negatively impacting our other responsibilities.

Families are important and our connections with them can be very intense. Tradition is powerful and if we’re expected to do things a certain way simply because it’s always been done that way, and we aren’t comfortable following along, we don’t have to continue. We can politely and patiently express our own viewpoint, and then do what we choose. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire. Every road is there for us, and all destinations are possible.

Today if you’ve been caught up in a situation that is taking all your time and energy, and you want something different, step back and decide how you want to proceed. You don’t have to stay anywhere you don’t want to be. Decide what you want the most, and begin the journey forward. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach.

Shake it Off

31 Aug

We interact with lots of people as we go through our lives. They come and go in and out of our lives on a continual basis. Some relationships are close and strong, others are casual and fleeting. How close we are depends on our circumstances and what’s going on, and lots of other factors. Human beings are complex and even when we know someone well, they may do something, or say something, that confuses us and catches us off guard. We can never know everything about anyone, and even those we are very close to may surprise us from time to time. We may get hurt by something they do or say, or misunderstand their intentions. Not everyone will care about our feelings and someone my offend us – either accidentally or on purpose. When we’re hurt by someone we care deeply about, it can be hard to shake it off. It can be difficult to let go of the pain inflicted by someone close to us. Of course, we can hold onto anything for as long as we like. If there is no resolution, we can carry it with us throughout our lives and let it color how we feel and what we do indefinitely. Hanging onto pain will never bring us happiness, and may hold us back from success. Nobody gets a perfect life filled with butterflies and rainbows. We’ll all go through hard times, face pain and suffering at some point, and have to muddle through difficult issues. It’s the nature of life. But we are intelligent and can see above whatever has gone wrong to the road ahead. Pain hurts but we can decide to shake it off, let it go, and continue on. We are the only ones powerful enough to hold us down and keep us from moving forward. With determination and focus on the road ahead, we can push forward and achieve our greatest goals and desires. Every dream is there for us, and we will prevail.

There is an old saying that, “The best revenge is living well.” If someone has hurt or maligned us, they may rejoice in our temporary demise and suffering. Instead of rewarding them by keeping quiet and staying under water, we can overcome them by simply choosing to stand strong and continue forward. There isn’t anything anyone can do that can hold us down indefinitely. We are strong and powerful, and we know what we want. There is no situation painful enough to paralyze us forever. Every goal we desire is waiting, and we can step forward to claim them all.

Each day is a new beginning. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, or last week, or last year. What matters is what we do today. If the road we were on has ended and there is no way to continue, we can step off and start in a new direction. There are unlimited roads possible and every destination is waiting. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to do anything we want. It’s all there for us. We need only decide to begin, and step forward.

Today if you’ve been hurt and are struggling to look ahead, remember how strong and capable you are. Stand firm and shake it off. Nothing is powerful enough to hold you down. Decide what you want and start again. Trust yourself, be confident, and step forward. Every goal is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

Too Late

29 Jun

Life is full of experiences, challenges, decisions, and endless change. We are in control and can design our lives any way we like, but in order to get the lives we want, we have to purposely choose the roads we’ll travel and what we’ll do. It takes effort and focus to choose the roads we most desire, and there might be times when we get caught up in routine and simply continue on without any thought or concern about where we’ll end up. It’s easy to let monotony and sameness rule our decisions and we might find ourselves coasting along year after year without any plan. As time passes, it’s easy to continue in the same patterns and we may discover one day, to our amazement, that serious time has elapsed and we still haven’t achieved the goals we want. If we’ve settled into doing the same things for a long time, we might think it’s too late to change. We’ve missed the window of opportunity and now, like it or not, we’re stuck and cannot move. We might believe life has passed us by and we can no longer think about achieving the goals we set aside so long ago. Nothing can stop time from passing, but the passage of time does not determine what we can achieve. No matter where we are, how old we are, how long we’ve been in the same place or doing the same things, change is possible. There will never be a time when all doors will be closed and we are unable to move. The chance for success will always be there for us, and if we want something different, we can do what is necessary to get it. We will never be frozen in place. Every opportunity will still be there and when we’re ready to move, we can reach it. All our dreams are waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Some people have ideas about what is appropriate at certain ages in life. If they are used to seeing us in a certain way doing specific things and we’ve decided to change our situation, they may not approve. They may question why we want to upset the apple cart when everything is going fine. Why do we have to change what works for them? Our lives belong solely to us and we don’t need approval or permission to do anything we desire. If we want something different, we can have it. We never have to stand in place if we’re ready to move. It’s all up to us. We can achieve our greatest goals, and find complete happiness.

Every new experience teaches us something, and helps us decide how we want to proceed. What was important to us last year may mean nothing now. We learn as we go, and change is constant. As we gain more information our desires clarify, and as we move forward, we decide how we’ll proceed. There is no such thing as fate. We decide what we’ll do, where we’ll go, and what our future will be. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to achieve anything we desire.

Today if you want something new but aren’t sure, remember you are in control of your life. It is never too late, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want the most and make a plan to move forward. Every dream is still there for you. Be confident and focused, and nothing can keep you from success.

Another Way Around

28 May

We can achieve any goal we desire and go anywhere we like. All options are possible, and there are unlimited things we can do, and endless places we can visit. Nothing is out of reach or too difficult for us to achieve, but we may not succeed our first time out. Even if we’re clear on what we want and have a good plan in place to achieve it, there may be times when the road getting there gets twisted and tangled, and we get stuck going nowhere. When things aren’t working out, we may think we just need to try harder, put in more time, and push with more strength. Those ideas work sometimes, but we may face a situation that no matter what we do, we can’t proceed on the road we’re on. Our plans may be fine but for reasons we can’t explain, they simply aren’t working. We can put our shoulder to the wheel and press harder, but if the road is going nowhere, it will be wasted effort. If we’re working hard and still stuck in the same place, obviously there is a problem. Instead of doing the same things over and over and hoping for resolution, we can stop and look at everything objectively. There are many ways to get to every destination, and we have endless opportunities to try. Sometimes a small adjustment is all that’s needed to pave the way ahead. Other times we may need to rethink the whole plan and come up with an alternative. We can do anything, but not everything will come easily. Complications may snag our progress, and we may get stuck, but nothing is permanent. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need to reach success. By being open to every possibility, even those that look strange, we’ll be able to find a new way forward that opens all the doors ahead. Success will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find our way forward.

Nothing stays the same forever. Everything changes and modifies as time goes by. What worked for us last year may not work now. Even if our circumstances are pretty much the same, our options for success may be different. We can let go of what’s behind us, take what we’ve learned from everything we’ve done so far and use that knowledge to help us find the answers we need. Nothing is out of reach and we have everything necessary to find the way forward.

We share the world with billions of other people, all having different experiences. When we’re searching for answers, we can reach out to those around us for advice. The road ahead may be new and foreign to us, but chances are someone else has already traveled it successfully and will have information that will help us. We don’t have to do everything alone. By including others in our search and asking for help, we’ll gain information and guidance that will pave the way ahead and help us reach the goal.

Today if nothing you do moves you ahead, stop and look at all the options possible. There is another way forward that will take you to success. Trust your instincts and step forward with confidence. Nothing is too hard to accomplish or too far away to reach. You are wise and intelligent, and will find the answers you need. Every single goal is possible, and you will reach them all.