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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.

Purpose

7 Sep

There are endless things we can do in life, unlimited places to visit, and innumerable experiences to be had. Every destination awaits, but if we want to accomplish something, we must be willing to do what is needed to make it ours and purposely step forward determined to obtain it. The world is huge and nothing is too difficult if we want it badly enough. Our lives are ours to design, and whatever we want is possible, but our dreams won’t just appear because we want them, or feel we deserve them. Coasting along, doing what everyone else thinks we should do, or riding in the back seat will never take us where we really want to go. Just taking things as they come and following our noses around from one place to the next will not get us what we want the most. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and when we’re ready, we can reach any goal we desire. Our futures are ours to choose. Every road is there for us and nothing is out of reach. By believing in our ability to succeed, and then stepping forward with confidence, we can find success. There is great satisfaction and happiness in living our lives exactly as we desire. We are unique and powerful, and with determination and focus, can do anything. The lives we want the most are possible, and we can make choices that take us closer to them. Success is there for us, and we will prevail.

Some roads are hard and difficult. It may take a long journey to reach a goal we desire. If there have been many complications, twists and turns, and moving ahead has been arduous, we may think we can’t do it. We may believe it’s just too hard and there is no way we’ll ever succeed. Nobody wants to suffer, and when trials come we can always throw our hands up and surrender. We can give up and walk away, but we cannot succeed by quitting. If we’re determined, nothing is powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. Every goal is reachable even when it’s dark and hard to see. We can endure what we must and reach success.

Running 100 miles seems impossible. Looking at the entire journey from the beginning may overwhelm us, and we may shrink back and hesitate to begin. We can’t imagine how we’ll ever run the entire distance, but we can run one mile today. Tomorrow we can run another, and before we realize it, we will have completed the journey. We don’t have to do everything all at once. We can take our time, take one step and then the next, and with persistence and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward. Every goal is possible and nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Stay focused and each day move closer to the goal. You are stronger and more powerful than you realize, and can accomplish anything you desire. Keep your eyes focused on the road ahead and move with purpose. Every dream is waiting, and you will make them yours.

The Long Game

20 Aug

Life is full of details, complications, and unexpected situations. We never know what will happen next. Sometimes things go well and we move along with little discomfort. Other times we run up against a wall or get stuck in a mire of trouble and grief. Everyone has their own plans for moving forward, but we might make a wrong turn that takes us far away from where we want to go. Or something devastating may happen that knocks the wind out of us and we’re sure we’ll never be right again. Life is unpredictable and it’s certain we’ll all face very difficult, even crushing moments. It may feel like the end of the world at first, but we can step back and take a long view of things. Looking at eternity – will this matter? Too big? Okay, think about five years from now. Will what’s happening now affect our lives five years from now? It’s rare to face anything with that kind of lasting impact. Yes, it could happen, but generally what we’re going through is transient and passing. Even when we’re suffering, if we look at the long game, we can be confident that we’ll not only survive, but come out stronger and more confident because of the experience. Everyone gets some paved, easy roads, but with those we’ll also face some hard and rocky hills we must climb. Trouble will come, we will be tried and tested, but nothing can keep us from success. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and will prevail. Every goal, every destination, every dream is possible. We can stay the course no matter what happens, and make them ours.

We all have things we think we could never survive. The death of a loved one, a disaster, the loss of a child, and a thousand other things. There is no way to know what will come, but one thing is certain. There is no problem so difficult or extreme that we cannot find a way through. The answers will always be there for us. We will find the key to every door we need to open, and with patience and determination, will prevail. Life is uncertain, but we are highly capable. Nothing can hold us down forever, and no matter what we’re facing, we will succeed.

We might face a time when we’re facing not one very difficult challenge, but several at the same time. It’s like someone pulled the lid off the trouble box and poured it all over our lives. Everywhere we turn we may run into difficulty and challenge. When we’re overcome and stressed, it can be hard to see the light ahead or believe we’ll prevail. But change is constant, and no matter what we’re experiencing now, it’s not permanent. We can hold on, put our shoulder into the wind, and keep walking forward. Nothing can stay the same forever and we will get through.

Today if you are overcome with trouble and it seems there is no way out, trust yourself. Look at everything objectively and the answers will appear. You are intelligent and powerful, and nothing is strong enough to hold you down indefinitely. Step forward and keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Every success is waiting and you will reach them all.

Another Chance

13 Jul

Everyone has things they want to accomplish, goals they want to reach, and places they want to visit. We all have an idea of what our perfect life would be like, and can do whatever is necessary to create it. Everything is possible and nothing is out of reach. Once we make a plan and begin forward, we hope the road will be clear and we’ll be able to get to the destination with few problems and complications, and sometimes that happens. But nobody is perfect and we all stumble from time to time. If we make a big mistake in judgment and end up going in the wrong direction, or make a choice that stops us cold or leads us to a dead end, we may think it’s over. We may believe we’ve screwed up so badly there is no way to succeed. When we fall down and our plans go up in smoke, we might think there is no way to continue and we’ve ruined all possibility of success, but that will never be true. We will never reach a point where there are no options left. There will always be another chance waiting in the wings. There are endless ways forward, and possibilities of prevailing. The answers may be hidden for a time, we might have to wait, or we may need to dig deep and search intently to find them, but there will always be another chance for success. The world won’t stop just because one road ends. We are intelligent and creative, and no matter what’s gone wrong, can figure out what to do next. We have millions of possibilities and unlimited times to try. We know what we want, and will find our way to success. Everything is possible, and with patience and courage, we will unlock all the answers needed to achieve anything we desire. The whole world is there for us, and we can make our dreams come true.

When we make a mistake and fall down, some may say we should give up. They may ask why we are putting ourselves through such a difficult task, and tell us to be happy with what we’ve got. We can take any advice we like, but our lives are ours to design and we can do anything. If we want something more, even if it’s very difficult to achieve, we can obtain it. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Every single destination is possible and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

If we want to achieve anything, the first step is believing we can succeed. If we let it, self-doubt may hold us in place and keep us from reaching our most desired goals. We are wiser and more capable than we think we are, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. By being confident, and stepping forward with clarity and conviction, we can move closer to any goal we desire. Everything is possible and nothing is off limits. We can have the lives we most desire, and reach every destination.

Today if your plans have fallen apart and the goal looks too far away, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to get it. Stand firm and step forward. Every destination is there for you and you will reach them all. Success is just ahead and it will be yours.

100 Miles

7 Jul

There are many challenges in life. Some days are very difficult and there may be times when the trials we must face seem insurmountable. The road ahead may be long and treacherous, and may look like a hundred miles of trouble and complications. We may doubt our ability to traverse it. When we’re facing a seemingly impossible test, we may feel completely overwhelmed, sure we’ll never survive. Some roads are very hard, some things will test us mightily, and we may suffer great pains of doubt and discomfort. We may struggle with every step and get lost as we try to advance. There may be some seriously wrong turns and the road ahead may be dark and threatening. Some decisions may falter, and we may get turned around and confused, but life isn’t about living perfectly. It’s about living with intention. Where we are right now does not define our future. The direction we’re headed determines what comes next. We might face failure as we try to push forward, but if we don’t give up and continue moving ahead, we will prevail. Everyone wants a life that’s easy with roads that are paved and flat, but it’s the climb that defines us and gives us depth and wisdom. It’s natural to feel unsure when we’re facing foreign territory that’s daunting and difficult. We can’t see everything from the beginning and there are a lot of unknowns. There is no way to clearly see how we’ll get through. But each step will lead us to the next, and if we persist and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will be able to advance. Life is complicated and we will surely be tested and face things we don’t imagine we can overcome. But we are stronger and far more capable than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from success. If we just take one more step forward, and then another, we will find our way and reach the goal.

Sprints are quick and fast. We can jump early and run fast to reach the destination. If we try to live our lives like a sprint – get in, get it done, and get out – we might succeed at some things. But the important lessons come through the test of time. The most valuable and insightful blessings are gained from the marathons we endure, not the quick races we overcome easily. A long journey through unknown territory that tests us and pushes us to our limits, will give us great knowledge and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Nothing is powerful enough to overcome us and with courage and calm, we can conquer anything.

When we’re facing a big challenge, instead of facing it head on, we may try to wait and see if everything will fall into place and solve itself. Some things will naturally work out over time, but those instances are rare. Looking away from a problem will not help us find the resolution. We have everything we need to overcome anything we must. Every single blessing is already there for us and we have what is required to make it ours.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and aren’t sure you can survive it, trust yourself. You already possess all the courage and intelligence you need to overcome anything. Stand strong and step forward with confidence. Every destination is possible, and you will succeed.