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Missing the Mark

24 Apr

We have all kinds of experiences in our lives. We learn new things as we go along and are often successful in accomplishing our goals. When we get things done well, we feel confident and capable, but sometimes we miss the mark. We never know what will happen next and may get tangled up in an unexpected development that snags our progress and pushes us completely off track. Our judgement may be impaired because we didn’t get all the information, or maybe we had to guess and the road we chose didn’t work out. Lots of things can go wrong and even if we’ve tried to plan effectively, we may stumble or fall down. Life is filled with all kinds of unknowns, and we may struggle or even fail when we’re trying to move ahead. Failure doesn’t mean we’re not capable of succeeding, or that we’re not smart enough to figure out what to do. It just means our first choice didn’t take us where we wanted to go. There are many roads to every destination and if one doesn’t work out, we don’t have to stop and give up. We can look around at the options available and try again. Each step will teach us something new and give us more information to use going forward. Every destination is possible but they won’t all come easily. We may have to try several different roads before we find the one that works. Success is always possible as long as we keep moving ahead. The only sure guarantee of permanent failure is if we stop trying. We can do amazing things and go anywhere we want. We have enough courage and determination to find our way, and can decipher any complication that arises. Nothing is out of reach and we will find success.

It’s so easy to travel on nice, even, paved roads. They are smooth and easy to navigate, and we feel comfortable as we move along. It would be great if every journey was clear and effortless, but life doesn’t work that way. There are countless problems and snags that may arise and we may have to traverse a difficult and rocky path. When the road gets hard and the way ahead is challenging and demanding, we may rethink the goal we’re trying to reach. We can always change our minds and let go of something instead of pushing forward, but if the goal is important to us, we have everything we need to continue ahead. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place and we can achieve anything we desire.

When what we want requires a lot of effort, we must decide if we’re willing to do what it will take to get it. Anything worth having is worth working for. The road forward may be long and we make get turned around a time or two. Our destination may be far in the distance but nothing is beyond our reach. If we stumble, we can stand again. If we take a wrong turn, we can change direction. Every dream is possible and if we keep our focus on the way ahead, we will succeed.

Today if you’ve gotten tangled up and lost, and your plans aren’t working, stop and evaluate all the options before you. You are smart enough to achieve anything you desire. Choose your next steps forward and continue moving ahead. You are amazing and capable. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

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Transformation

22 Apr

There are times in our lives when we may want to make a change. Maybe we want to stop a habit, be more open minded or patient, or change the way we behave in certain situations. We can do anything we like but even if we’re devoted to the new idea, chances are it won’t happen the minute we decide. Patterns and habits take time to modify. When we’re used to doing something a certain way, we may repeat the behavior without even thinking. It may come naturally because it’s been our common expression in the past. Change is always possible but the longer we’ve repeated a pattern, the more time and effort it may take to change it. If we’re committed, we can manage whatever is necessary to make it happen. We can design our lives any way we want and are never stuck with anything we don’t want. There are endless things we can do and unlimited ways we can express ourselves. If we don’t want to continue something, we can choose a new way forward. We can change anything, but we must be diligent and patient as we navigate through the steps necessary to make it happen. Although our desire may be real, we must learn new behaviors and patterns to replace the ones we’ve been carrying. Everything is possible and if we’re determined we can do anything. We can have the lives we want the most and be the people we want to be. If we take one step at a time and are attentive and conscientious, we will reach success.

It would be great if we could make desired changes happen instantaneously. Unfortunately, whatever we want to modify will take time and effort. We may start the first day filled with determination and positive energy that we’re headed exactly in the direction we want to go. But then something may go wrong, unexpected complications may derail us and by the end of the day we may doubt we can actually accomplish the change we desire. We can learn new ways to cope with problems that arise, and resolve to stay on the road no matter what happens. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to get the lives we want, and can accomplish anything we desire.

Before we change anything, we must first decide what we want to do. It sounds easy to choose what we want, but can sometimes be quite difficult. Once we decide, we can then make a plan that helps us move closer to the goal every day. Some days will go well, and sometimes we may have setbacks. If we get sidetracked or distracted, we can find our way back to the road we want to be on, and continue forward. Every dream is possible and we can do anything by staying focused and taking another step ahead. Nothing is too difficult for us to achieve, and we can accomplish anything we desire.

Today if there’s something you want to change in your life, make a plan and begin. You can do anything. Every option is possible and nothing is out of reach. Take the first step and stay focused on the goal. You can have the life you dream about. You have everything you need already, and you will succeed.

Under Water

19 Apr

Every day we experience something new. We can manage our own lives but most of what comes to us is beyond our control. Other people constantly make decisions we know nothing about, circumstances change, and sometimes the road that was clear and open yesterday is completely blocked and cloudy today. Lots of things can change all at once and we may find ourselves suddenly and completely overwhelmed. Like being under water we can see what’s around us and manage things for a time, but if we want to survive, we must find a way to surface. It’s unlikely any problem we face will have the threat of actual death, but it may seem we’re being destroyed if all our plans have suddenly collapsed and we’re left standing in the wreckage. We may feel like we’re drowning and can’t breathe. Terrible things may happen, disasters may come, and in the beginning, we may have no idea how to get through, but we are stronger than we think we are and already possess everything we need to succeed. We can trust that no matter what comes we’ll find our way. We can take time to regroup, see the options before us and then step forward toward the future. Life is filled with uncertainty and we can’t predict what will come, but everything we need will always be there for us and we will find the road ahead. There will always be another day and the sun will rise again. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us down forever, and we will prevail.

People are creative and when they’re determined to do something, will figure out how to get to it. They may not care if what they want pushes us out of the way or blocks us from the road we want to take. They may take something we wanted for ourselves and barely look back as they rush forward. We can learn to modify our plans when needed, adjust to unexpected changes, and continue forward despite any unplanned developments. We know what we want and are smart enough to find our way to the destinations we desire, no matter what comes.

Some people are loud and need to broadcast every success they achieve. “Look at me, look at me,” they seem to say. It’s nice to get recognition when we’ve accomplished something difficult, but the real prize is what we’ve learned and how we’ve grown along the way. Everything we do teaches us something new and as we struggle through difficulties and complications, we gain skills we can take with us in the future. Nothing can compare to the great satisfaction that comes from overcoming a very hard challenge. We are intelligent and wise, and can solve any problem that comes, no matter how complicated or tangled. Success is always there for us and we will achieve it.

Today if the road ahead is suddenly no longer available and everywhere you look there are problems and complications, step back and look at all the options before you. Decide how you want to proceed and look forward. You have everything you need to reach the goal. Nothing can overcome you and you will find success. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and will find the way.

One Small Leaf

9 Apr

We all have dreams and desires to accomplish different goals in our lives. Some are easy and quick, taking little effort to achieve, and we complete them and move forward with confidence. Other goals are harder to master, and take a lot of concentration and time to move toward. When we’re pushing ahead, if the road is very long or we’ve had a lot of complications, it may seem we’ll never succeed. We may feel frustrated and overwhelmed at what lies before us and begin to give up hope. It’s like seeing a seemingly dead tree that stands forlorn and abandoned. At first, we see no sign of life, and may be convinced there is nothing to save. But then as we walk around it, we see one small, green leaf. Tiny and insignificant on its own, but heralding the life that still persists and acknowledging hope for the future. When we’re struggling, trying to move forward through confusion and obstacles, we may start to believe there is no hope for success. It may seem too hard, it may take far longer than we thought, and we may be tired of the battle. If we can’t see any end in sight we may begin to wonder if the goal is even possible. But if it’s something we want, we can determine to hold on and continue. Our motivation may be small – like that tiny leaf – but we can hold onto it and press forward, overcoming each obstacle until we reach the destination. Nothing worth achieving comes easily. No matter what’s in the way or how long it takes, we have everything we need to win. Every destination is possible. We can keep our eyes on the goal and press ahead until we reach success.

Our personal desires may be pushed out of sight as we take care of business, attend to our responsibilities and accomplish what we must. Before we know it, significant time may pass before we look up and think about the goals we want to achieve. We may think it’s too late and decide to let them go in an effort to be more efficient in our daily tasks. But it’s never to late to work toward our dreams. They will always wait for us and we can find a way to achieve them. Directing our lives toward what we want most will bring us great happiness and satisfaction. Every dream is possible and with planning and attention, we can achieve them.

We may believe some goals are too ambitious, and too difficult for us to accomplish. In fact, there isn’t anything we can’t achieve if we’re willing to do what it takes to make it ours. If we need more information, we can get it. If we need help, we can find it. Every goal is possible if we take it one step at a time and continue to move forward. We really can climb mountains, win the race, and find our way to the top. If we’re determined and keep pushing ahead, we will succeed.

Today, if there’s something you want to do but aren’t sure you can achieve it, be confident. Nothing can keep you from accomplishing anything. Decide to start today, and begin moving forward. You are incredibly capable and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. Every dream is possible and you will make them yours.

Save Yourself

8 Apr

There are endless things that can happen each day. Sometimes things go right, sometimes they don’t and sometimes everything goes haywire and gets tangled up and confused. We only have control over our own decisions and most things are out of our hands. Our lives may be confounded in ways we never expected because of something we knew nothing about or a decision we couldn’t anticipate. When everything gets turned upside down and we’re trying to figure out what’s going on and what to do next, our survival instinct may kick into high gear. Although our lives may not actually be in danger, in the midst of the turmoil we may feel great stress and anxiety. We may desperately hope someone will come along to save us and help us through, and that might happen but more likely it’ll fall on us to find the way. As we try to unravel the problem, and get more information, we’ll find the answers we need. No matter how convoluted and crazy the situation may be, we’ll find the way through. There isn’t anything too difficult or complicated for us to figure out and if we take things one step at a time, we’ll prevail. Life is unpredictable, and lots of things can go wrong at any time. But we’re intelligent, wise and capable. With patience and persistence, we can always reach a successful outcome. There is never a reason to believe we can’t survive. We have everything we need at every moment. We can trust ourselves and be confident. We are stronger and more powerful than we realize, and nothing can hold us down.

We can’t read the future and may be blindsided by unexpected developments. If what’s happened is far beyond what we ever imagined, it may take time before we fully understand what’s going on. If we’re shocked or stunned by our situation we can stop and step back, and look at everything to get a clear understanding of where we are and begin to formulate what to do next. There may be a lot of moving parts to consider and we might have to take small steps until we fully grasp what needs to be done. Every problem has a solution and we are certainly smart enough to find our way through anything.

If what we’re facing is very intense and we’re completely overwhelmed, instead of trying to manage, we may want to run. Getting away from a crisis may take it out of sight, but will not solve it. No matter how far we go or how long we stay away, it will be waiting for us when we return. We are responsible for solving our own problems. Even if everything has gone wrong and we feel completely lost, the answers will come. We’ve successfully navigated many difficult situations already, and have all the skills we need to get through.

Today if your plans have completely fallen apart and you’re facing a complicated and confusing situation, step back and take a moment to see everything clearly. Take the time you need to find the answers. You can figure out anything and will get through. Don’t give up. Everything is already there for you. You are wise and capable, and nothing is too complex for you to solve. Be confident. You will succeed.

A Thousand Steps

2 Apr

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in our lives. Some are easy and quick, and we get them done and move on with little concern or effort. Others are harder and take more time and concentration to complete, and sometimes we may be up against something that’s so big we aren’t sure we can manage it. There may be a long road ahead that will involve serious dedication and perseverance to get to the goal. Even if it’s something we really want to accomplish, looking at it from the beginning may be daunting and overwhelming. Each step may take serious consideration and thought, and there may be over a thousand steps before us. If there’s a long, long road ahead, we must decide if the destination is worth the effort it will take to reach it. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is needed to achieve the goal. The road may be long and the journey may be difficult, but with determination and dedication we can succeed. We have everything we need to do anything we desire. We are strong enough, and wise enough to find the way forward. Our lives are always in our control and we can design them any way we like. It doesn’t matter if what we want is hard to reach, or if the road is long and difficult. We can set our sights and proceed forward with confidence. Every destination is possible and nothing is beyond our reach. With determination and courage, we can step forward and achieve anything we desire. All our dreams are possible and we will succeed.

If you’ve ever looked at a road map you’ve seen that few roads are straight lines leading from point A to point B. There will often be some sort of switchback or turn that diverts it away from the destination. The same is true when we set out to accomplish something. Rarely will the path forward be clear and unobstructed, and follow a clean, straight line to the goal. Generally, there will be some roadblocks in the way or we’ll have to re-route around something we didn’t plan on. The journey may take us in the opposite direction for a time, but with patience and planning we can still reach the goal. We know where we want to go and have everything we need to get there.

When the goal we want to reach is difficult, and the road ahead stretches beyond what we can see, it may seem impossible to achieve. There may be a thousand steps ahead, but we need only accomplish the one in front of us. If we focus on one day at a time the journey will be manageable and we’ll gain confidence as we move forward step by step. With determination and persistence, we’ll advance and reach the goal. We can do anything. Nothing is too difficult or demanding for us. We can make our dreams come true and reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’re looking down a long road to a goal you want to reach and feel overwhelmed at what lies ahead, take one step forward. Do what is needed today to push ahead. You have everything you need to manage whatever comes. You are amazing, powerful and wise, and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. Every blessing is possible and you will succeed.

Detour Ahead

28 Mar

Everyone has an idea of how their lives should go and what they should do. If our experiences move us in the direction we want to go, we may be confident and happy we’re on the right track. But life is filled with lots of uncertainties and there may be times when something takes us away from the direction we want to travel. We can’t control what other people do and sometimes their choices knock us off track. There are always circumstances beyond our reach that may affect us, and we may end up going in the opposite direction until we can address the situation we’re in and start again. We can get to any destination we desire but it likely won’t come in a straight, uninterrupted path. Problems may develop, there may be something in the way, or we may be pulled from our focus to attend to a critical situation. There are endless complications that may prevent us from advancing but nothing lasts forever, and eventually we’ll be able to redirect our attention back to the goals we want to achieve. Nothing is permanent and there will always be another chance to start again. With renewed focus and determination, we can succeed in reaching anything we desire. Life is busy and can get in the way, but we’re in control of what we do and can plan our time effectively to ensure we accomplish what is most important. Nothing can keep us from having the lives we desire. All our dreams can come true if we’re persistent and continue forward. We can have the lives we want and nothing can stop our success.

If a lot of distractions and problems have taken us away from the road we want to be on, and a lot of time has elapsed, we may think it’s too late to get to the goal. Our situation may change, we may be in a new location or surrounded by different people, or circumstances may have evolved that make the road ahead harder to find. We can always let go of any goal we like, but if it’s still important it doesn’t matter what’s happened or what’s in the way. We can still reach success if we decide it’s what we want. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to figure out any complication and find the way forward. Nothing can keep us from our dreams.

It would be great if we could reach a goal every time we’re ready, but few things go perfectly the first time we try. We only know where we are and can’t see what lies ahead. There may be unexpected turns, or doors that are locked away, and we may have to revise our plans more than once. Every goal is possible but they won’t all come easily. Things may go wrong and there may be a detour or a roadblock, but we can trust that there will always be a way through. We have all the courage and self-confidence we need to push beyond any complication and find the way forward. Nothing is too far to reach and we will succeed.

Today if you’re been pulled from the road that leads to your goal, be patient and keep your eyes focused ahead. No complication lasts forever and you can start again. Every dream is possible and nothing can keep you from success. You are strong and wise, and can do anything. Nothing is too difficult for you to manage. All your dreams can come true and you can have the life you desire.