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Not the End

25 May

When things go wrong and all our plans go up in smoke, and the one thing we’ve wanted to accomplish has seemingly moved further away, we might feel like we’ve reached the end.  We may be tired from trying hard to move forward, disappointed because nothing has gone the way we hoped, and overwhelmed at the idea of starting again.  When everything stops and the goal we want is nowhere in sight it’s tempting to give up and walk away.  When we’re sure we’re done and have reached the end of the road, and we’ve decided enough is enough, we can stop.  We don’t have to keep trying to accomplish anything difficult if we don’t want to.  There are unlimited roads available and limitless chances possible.  We can change direction or continue to take another step forward and determine to stay the course until we reach success.  We have all the courage and wisdom we need to accomplish anything we desire.  We need only decide if the goal is worth the cost, and if it is, move forward.  All our dreams can come true but they will not simply be given to us because we desire them.  They will require work and diligence even when things fall apart and if we’re willing to do what it takes we will make them real.  We can do anything.  Nothing is too difficult for us achieve if we’re determined to win.  All options are possible and we can always find success.

When we’ve been working diligently toward a difficult goal it’s normal to tire.  Even if the goal means a lot to us fatigue may make us re-think our plans.  No battery runs forever and there is no way to push hard endlessly.  When we feel the wear and tear of the struggle, we can take a break and find refreshment.  It’s good to stop when we need a rest and put everything on hold while we recharge.  When we’re ready to begin again we can continue forward with renewed conviction and confidence.  Sometimes the only difference between success and failure is taking time off.  We can be wise and pay attention to where we are and choose what we need to ensure we reach our goals.

We are always changing and sometimes our ideas about our goals going forward change with us.  If we decide we no longer want to continue on any road we can always change direction.  There is nothing wrong with revising our plans.  Change doesn’t mean failure.  Our lives are ours to design and if we no longer want something we’ve been working toward, we can change our plans and redirect the way forward.  We don’t know what we don’t know and sometimes we must get closer to a goal to see it clearly.  We can do anything we want and go anywhere we desire.  By taking the time we need to decide what’s next we can have the lives we dream about and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve reached an impasse pushing toward a goal you’ve been seeking, decide how you want to proceed.  You’re in charge of your life and can go anywhere you choose.  Take a moment to think about what you really want and then move forward closer to your destination.  You are amazing and strong, and can do anything you desire.  Every dream can come true and you will find your way forward.

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Against the Odds

15 May

Some things come easily. They are quick to achieve and we gain them with little effort. If everything we wanted happened that way our lives would be simpler and certainly less stressful. Unfortunately, those situations represent a very small percentage of our experiences. Most of the time we must work for what we want, and sometimes the task is so difficult success may seem doubtful. There are times when what we’re trying to do is steeply uphill from where we are and the odds of completing it are not in our favor. We can aim for any goal we desire and even if we must push against the odds, we can do what is needed to achieve it. It’s not easy to push forward when the road is hard and long, and we may tire from the struggle and reconsider our plans when frustration becomes intense. But we can do anything we really want to do, even if it’s difficult. We are capable of understanding even complex situations and can find our way through. Everything worth having is worth fighting for. We can always achieve the lives we want but we must work for them. Nobody is going to hand us success. We must be determined to do what is needed to get there. No road is too steep for us to climb, and with focus and persistence we will reach the top. We can push against any odds and find success. They will not all be easy to reach, but every destination is possible. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can take a step closer to our goals every day and continue forward until we reach them.

Although all our dreams can come true but we won’t achieve them without effort. If they are complex and far from where we are now, we must plan the way forward to reach them. As we move ahead, if the first road we’ve chosen doesn’t take us closer, we can choose another. There are limitless options possible and even if we’ve taken a wrong turn we will find the one that works. Problems may arise but if we are determined to reach the goal we can stay the course and find success.

If we’ve been pushing forward for a while and are still far from the goal, those around us may tell us it’s too hard and to let it go. They may be concerned that we will spend our time working for something we can never achieve. Nobody knows what we want more than we do and the opinions of others have no bearing on our personal decisions. We can design our lives any way we choose and do what is needed to get to the goals we desire most. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can take another step and move closer to where we want to be.

Today if you’ve been pushing against the odds and are tired of the struggle, decide how you want to continue. Determine what you want the most and then choose the road that will take you there. You have all the courage and wisdom you need to accomplish anything you desire. Every dream is possible. You are strong and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Decide how you want to move forward and take the next step. The whole world is there for you. Every possibility awaits and you will succeed.

Winning the Lottery

11 May

We’ve all heard stories of people who have won the lottery and seen them smiling for cameras holding the big check.  It’s exciting to think about winning and getting all the cash we think will improve our lives, and we may dream about it and persistently buy tickets in the hope that the dream will come true.  Someone will win the lottery and it might be us but the odds are currently 1 in 292 million that it’ll happen.  Those are long, long odds.  To put it in perspective, the odds of being struck by lightning in our lifetime are about 1 in 5,000.  We can buy all the lottery tickets we want but instead of wishing and hoping for something so remote and out of our control to change our lives, we can actively pursue a path that will take us where we want to go.  We have a far greater chance of success when we’re in control of where we’re going than waiting for something to simply fall in our laps.  We’re in charge of our personal destiny and we can determine where we go and what we accomplish.  Success is always possible and once we define it we can chart our course forward to achieve it.  Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we truly want to do.  If we want great financial success and are willing to do what it takes to accomplish it, we will succeed.  Nothing is out of reach but we must achieve success ourselves.  Nobody is going to give us everything we desire simply because we want it but with determination and persistence we can get it.  Nothing is out of reach once we decide what we want.  We can do anything and reach any success we desire.

It’s important to have dreams and they inspire us to do great things.  We can dream all we want but until we do something to make our dreams come true they are like clouds sailing across the sky with no substance or direction.  All the hoping and wishing in the world will never make them a reality.  We must plan for success and then move forward toward it to make it happen.  All our dreams can come true when we do what is required to achieve them.

We can spend our lives unhappy and bemoaning where we are, complaining we never got the chance to do what we wanted.  We can blame our circumstances, those around us, the pressures of family or tradition, and anything else.  We always have the power to change our lives.  There isn’t anything we can’t do but if we are afraid, or lazy or simply don’t want to try, nothing will happen.  It’s easy to stand still.  It requires little effort and even less thought.  There is greatness is all of us and we are more powerful than we realize.  We can do anything, go anywhere and achieve any dream we desire but it’s up to us.  Nobody is going to hand us the perfect life.  We must create it for ourselves.

Today if you’ve been hoping you’ll win the lottery to finally change your life and give you what you want, remember you’re in control of where you go and what you do.  You can change things and do anything you desire.  Be strong and remember how powerful you are.  Nothing is beyond your reach and all your dreams can come true.  Step forward.  Every possibility is waiting for you. Happiness is just ahead.

Again and Again

19 Apr

There is much to learn as we go through our lives. There are unlimited possibilities for understanding and growth and if we choose to, we can master many different things along the way. Learning to do anything well doesn’t generally just happen. It takes dedicated effort and repetition to really understand anything deeply. If we want to play an instrument, it will take hours of practice. If we want to climb a mountain, it will take determined physical training. Things of little worth may simply appear but nothing of value comes easily. We must be determined to work and learn again and again if we want to find mastery and become proficient. We may not see the incremental advances we’re making as we push forward and it’s not easy to stay the course when it seems we’re working hard but going nowhere. But even if we can’t see it, every effort we make moves us closer to the goal. We can do anything we want to do – anything – if we are committed to doing what it takes to accomplish it. We are never too settled or too old to try something new. There are endless chances to open every door. Our world can be as big and broad as we desire and we can step away from what is customary and reach beyond our current grasp. Being open to new horizons and ideas will deepen our understanding of life and broaden our vision. The world offers us everything it possesses. We need only decide what we want, and then move forward to claim it.

There are few times when we do something perfectly the first time we try. It could happen, but generally it takes practice and repetition to find perfection. We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s easy to look at something on the outside and think we know how it works but once we’re involved we see things differently and complex details appear. The more we delve deeper into the situation, the more we learn and if we are persistent, will achieve mastery over it. We are capable of understanding anything we desire and nothing is beyond our reach.

Each experience we have teaches us something. We learn what doesn’t work by enduring failures along the way. Each failure opens new ideas for going forward and if we continue we will find the way through. Every road has passage. We can find our way by continually pushing ahead, practicing what works, and doing what is necessary to find success. We are stronger and more capable than we realize and nothing is too hard for us to overcome.

Today if you want to accomplish something that will require extensive time and effort, make a plan to move forward. Take the first step and learn as you go. There is nothing too far for you to reach or too difficult to achieve. You are powerful and strong. Every dream is possible and can become a reality. Nothing is out of reach and you will gain great satisfaction as you deepen your knowledge and become successful. You can do anything. Start moving forward and all your dreams will come true.

Getting It Back

11 Apr

There are all kinds of people in the world.  Some are nice, helpful and polite, and when we deal with them things often go well.  But there are opposites in everything and some people we run into may be mean spirited and cruel.  They may do things that hurt us, demean us, or in other ways make us feel bad about ourselves and our lives.  If they are forceful and powerful we may shrink every time we interact with them.  It’s difficult to be around mean people who are rude and hateful and as we deal with them, we may feel our confidence slipping away.  If they continually insult us or make snide remarks to us or about us we may begin to feel insecure and find our resolve weakening.  We all have the right to choose anything we like and some people will choose badly.  When they come into our lives they may bring us hardship and grief.  When we begin to feel the effects of their negative influence we may try to simply deal with it or ignore it and continue on, but we have the power and the right to stand up for ourselves.  We need not allow anyone to demean us or criticize us without responding.  If we’ve lost our confidence, we can get it back.  We can stand strong in the face of ignoble behavior and refuse to allow it to compromise us.  If someone says something derogatory to us, we can state clearly that we will not tolerate comments that hurt or demean us.  There is great power is speaking up and we can claim it.  We are strong and capable and need not allow others to run us down.  Our gifts to the world are unique and we are precious and valuable.  Remembering our personal self-worth will help us face any difficulty or challenge in our lives.  We can stand strong, reclaim any confidence we’ve lost, and continue forward with strength and determination.

Diminishing others may make some feel more powerful and influential, but this kind of behavior is destructive and there is nothing of value to be gained by demeaning others.  Each individual brings something the world needs and when we honor them instead of ridicule them we are embellished and gratified.  When we reach out with charity and benevolence, we enhance goodness in those around us and raise them up.  We choose the type of influence we bring to the world and when we choose wisely, everyone benefits.

No influence is more powerful than kindness and charity.  Everything we do brings something into our lives.  If we lie, we lose the trust of those around us.  If we cheat, we lose our integrity.  If we criticize and demean, we lose our connections to others.    We can be noble and virtuous and choose paths that will bring us peace and each choice we makes tells the world who we are.

Today if you feel bad because of something someone has said or done and have lost your confidence, remember who you are and do what is needed to get it back.  You have so much to offer.  You are incredible and amazing, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.  Be strong and sure.  You have everything you need to succeed and nothing will hold you down.

Reverse Engines

6 Apr

When we’re moving forward through our lives we may be in situations that push us one direction or another blocking our way ahead, or there may be unexpected surprises that alter our course going forward.  If we are determined to reach the goal we can take all the complications and issues in stride and find a way around them.  But sometimes we may find we’re headed toward something we don’t want.  Maybe our personal circumstances have changed since we started out, or maybe the destination isn’t exactly what we thought it was at the beginning.  Whatever the reason if we determine the path we’re on isn’t right for us we can stop, reverse engines, and turn around toward something else.  If we’re traveling forward with others who still want the goal ahead we may face push back if we decide to step away.  Many people like things to stay the same and don’t want change to interfere with their plans.  If they have authority over us or we esteem them in some way, we may continue forward to keep the peace but our personal desires are important and will constantly niggle at us.  Doing things we don’t want will never make us happy.  Our personal desires are important and by choosing the roads that take us where we really want to go we will find peace and contentment.  Time spent in pursuits we don’t care about is precious time wasted.  We can choose what’s best for us and re-route our direction at any time.  Every choice we make takes us somewhere.  It’s up to us to ensure the choices we’re making today will take us where we want to be tomorrow.  If we’re on the wrong road, we can step off.  If we’re going in the wrong direction, we can turn around.  We are in control of our decisions and our happiness depends on making them well.  Everything is possible and we can go anywhere we want to go.

If we’re timid and unsure we might allow someone else to tell us where we should go and what we should do.  Those around us may have good suggestions but the only person with true inspiration and insight into our lives is us.  We know ourselves better than anyone else.  We can listen to the advice of others and then choose what we want most.  Every road is possible and nothing is out of reach.  We are strong enough and wise enough to make excellent decisions and accomplish anything we choose.

Nobody is perfect and there will be times when we make a choice that doesn’t work out.  If we choose a path that doesn’t bring us success, we can choose again.  There are many roads to every destination.  We can choose and, if need be, choose again until we reach the goal.  The possibilities are endless.  We know what we want and we can find our way to any destination we truly desire. Life is a great blessing.  We can live each day fully and do everything possible to make all our dreams come true.

Today if the road you’ve been traveling isn’t going where you really want to go, step off and redirect your course.  You know what you want.  Be fearless and choose the path that will take you to it.  Every option is available.  You are strong and powerful, and nothing is too far to reach.  Move forward toward success.  There is nothing you can’t do.

Through the Darkness

5 Apr

When we’re on the road to achieving a goal, each step forward takes us closer to where we want to go. We may be able to see some of the road ahead, but beyond that we don’t know what will come. Sometimes things go easily and we navigate forward without problems. Other times it may get dark, complications may arise, and we may be unsure we will find our way through. Nobody can read the future and our circumstances are always changing. There may be serious problems or trouble we must navigate to get to our goal. When we’re at the edge of darkness we may be hesitant to continue forward. It’s unsettling to look into the abyss, not knowing what lies there, and determine to walk forward anyway. We know what we want but the desire to achieve something is only the first step. If we really want to accomplish anything we must be willing to do what is needed to get there. Sometimes that means walking through darkness to get to the other side. We have sufficient courage but when it’s dark it’s hard to see and we may stumble trying to find our way. There will always be light at the end of every trial and if we continue forward, despite the difficulty, we will reach it and achieve the goal. Complications and problems are a natural part of life and we can plan for them and do what is needed to work through them. Every goal is possible and every dream can come true. We can be resolved in our decisions and continue to move forward with confidence. Life is filled with opportunity. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage and we can achieve anything we desire.

Nobody has a life constantly filled with sunshine and butterflies. Trouble comes to us all. We don’t live alone in the world and there are lots of people around us making decisions and doing things that may bring us hardship or difficulty. Situations change and complications happen. Sometimes things go wrong and we may get hung up or stopped trying to figure out what to do next. The roads we travel may get convoluted and things may arise that confound us and muddle the way forward. But we are wise and capable and there isn’t anything we can’t comprehend. When difficulties arise, we can look at them objectively and find the way through.

We may face very dark nights filled with uncertainty and confusion. We may believe they will never end and there is no way through. But no night, no matter how long or dark, will last forever. The sunshine will come and we will find our way through. Every problem has a solution and nothing is beyond our reach. We can be confident and sure even in the midst of turmoil. We know what we want and will find the way to achieve it. Nothing is too difficult or complex for us. We can accomplish anything we desire.

Today if you’re trying to find your way through a difficult situation, keep walking forward. There isn’t anything you can’t manage and you’ll reach your goal. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. Every door will open and you’ll achieve your dreams. Take another step forward. Success is just ahead.