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Beginning Again

4 Jun

Everyone makes all kinds of plans to accomplish everything they’re interested in. If we were on our own and not subject to anyone else’s influence or intervention, we could do everything right on schedule and bask in our success. However, we share the planet with billions of other people who all have their own plans that may run over or intersect with ours in ways that keep us from advancing. Detours and complications are a constant issue, and when then come crashing down on the road ahead, we may be stopped in our tracks. It’s frustrating to be held in place when we know what we want and are ready to move. If everything would just get out of our way we could progress, but we don’t have control over anything but our own decisions, and we may have to wait. As time passes, everything changes, and when we finally get our chance, the opportunities we need to move forward may be gone. Our original plan may no longer be viable, and we might have to start over from the beginning. We may be disgusted and angry that everything has fallen apart, and it may take a lot of time and effort for us to rework how we can begin again. Few roads are paved and clear from where we are to where we want to go. Most of the time there will be some issue or problem that gets in the way or pushes us off track. If we think our plans are perfect and refuse to budge when things go awry, we may get stuck, and the goal may become unreachable. However, if we remain flexible and are willing to step a little to the right or left, bending our route around any impasse, we will reach success. If there is no way to advance right now, we can set the goal aside until our circumstances change, and then try again. Every goal is possible, but they won’t all come easily. By remaining focused on success and trusting ourselves to find the way through any complication, we will reach the prize. We are more powerful and wise than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place. Every single dream is there for us and we will succeed.

If we face a sudden and unexpected change that impacts us negatively, we may feel stunned and frozen, and unable to move. At first, we may be sure we’ll be overcome and unable to continue forward. But we’ll survive one day, and then get through the next, and before long, we’ll find our footing again. We are strong and capable, and nothing, not even serious setbacks, can keep us from success.

Sometimes no matter how well we’ve planned, it seems the world conspires against us and everything goes up in smoke. When the bottom falls out and we’re left wondering what to do now, we may believe we can’t succeed, but that will never be true. Nothing is strong enough to keep us from our goals. We already possess everything we need to prevail. Success will always be there for us and we will reach it.

Today if everything has fallen apart and you have no idea how to begin again, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult situations and you will find the answers you need. Success is still possible, and nothing can keep you from it. Be confident and sure. Every destination is waiting. Step forward and claim them all.

Mandatory

24 May

There’s a lot going on all around us all the time, and our lives are often busy with responsibilities, details, tasks, and endless interruptions. Our “To Do” lists can be very long, and no matter how efficient we are or how hard we try to be effective, there will always be more to do than we will ever get done. There is a continual round of endless tasks and unlimited details that need our attention. It’s easy to get caught up and just rush from one thing to another, and if those around us need a lot of support, we may get burdened and overwhelmed. Each day is a gift and how we spend it will determine what we get out of it. If all we do is spend our time checking off boxes, we may lose sight of what’s most important. When things get out of hand and we’re so busy we can’t see straight, it’s impossible to think about what we most want and where we really want to go. When there’s a lot of static, it’s hard to hear the music. There may be a lot to do, but nothing is mandatory but breathing. That’s all. The other stuff may be important, but is circumstantial and superfluous to our existence. We’re in control of everything we do and how spend our time. We don’t have to do everything today to move forward. We can stop, take a break, look objectively at all that lies before us, and decide how we want to manage it and move ahead. Being busy doesn’t always mean we’re moving closer to our goals. By prioritizing what is most important to us individually, and then choosing what will move us ahead, we will reach success. We can take time out for our own good health, and do things that refresh us and give us additional strength. With planning and focus, we will accomplish much and still be able to reach our desired destinations.

There are people around us most of the time. They may request our help with something and if we can fit it into our schedules, we may agree. Not everyone is confident and there may be someone who continually asks us to do things for them because they are scared to do it themselves or are unsure about how to proceed. We’re all responsible for our own lives, and our personal goals are important. We can decide how much time we can give and still be sure we achieve our own goals.

Sometimes we may be tasked with something we’re told is absolutely imperative and must be done immediately. If there is a crisis or a time requirement for the task, we may need to drop everything to address it, but most things are not critical. As we decide what is most important in our lives, we can choose how we’ll spend our time. Everyone’s goals are important, and we are responsible for achieving our own.

Today if you’ve been working on many tasks but aren’t moving closer to your goals, think about what’s most important. Your time is valuable, and your dreams are important. Make a plan to accomplish the goal you most desire, and you will find great satisfaction and happiness when you achieve it. Every dream is possible, and with focus and determination, you can have the life you want the most. Be confident and stand strong. Nothing can keep you from success.

Finished

13 May

Everyone wants an easy, happy life filled with great experiences, and joy, but every day won’t be ideal, and we’ll all go through difficulties, tragedies, disasters, and hard times. There is opposition in everything and although there will be times when everything lines up perfectly and we sail through with no problems, those moments are rare. Sometimes everything goes wrong, our plans go up in smoke, the bottom falls out, and we crash and burn. It happens. No matter how hard we try to plan for eventualities and complications, we may face a time of unexpected trials and extreme disappointment. If we’ve made a serious mistake in judgement that has led to disaster, we may feel horrible as everything falls apart and we fall down. If the error has caused serious problems not only for us but for others, we may suffer great pains of regret. We might believe the situation is so bad that we are finished and there is no way to recover. Nothing could be further from the truth. Bad situations, even the very worst, can be overcome. Life isn’t stagnant and change is constant, and whatever is happening now isn’t permanent. Even if we made the biggest mistake of all time, which isn’t possible, there will be a way to recover. The road ahead we had planned may be gone forever, but there will be other ways to move forward. There will always be a way to recover from whatever has happened. We may have to change our ideas about how we move ahead, but we can create a new plan that will open the road before us, and help us find success. We will never reach a time in our lives where everything is so bad that we are finished and unable to continue. It may not be easy, but we are strong. It might be complicated, but we are intelligent. There isn’t anything that can hold us in place forever. The destination is still there for us, and with patience and wisdom, we will find our way.

Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. What happens after we’ve made them depends on where we are, and who else is involved. If the error is egregious and far reaching, we may lose relationships, jobs, or valuable connections, which may bring us great sorrow. But tomorrow the sun will rise, and there will be opportunities to start again. It’s only over if we quit.

Some people like to play the blame game. They may constantly remind us of what we did that failed, and blame us for everything that happened afterward. We are aware of what’s happened, and don’t need a reminder. What’s done is done, and we don’t need to carry it forward to find success. We can accept our part in any decision, and then step forward in a new direction to reach the goals we desire. Success is still there for us, and with determination we’ll reach it.

Today if you’ve made a bad choice and everything has fallen apart, think about how you want to proceed. The journey doesn’t end because of a wrong turn. No matter how far you are from where you want to be, you can find the way forward. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep you from success. Stand strong, and step forward with confidence. All your dreams are possible, and you will reach them.

Holding Fast

6 May

As we go through our lives there is no way to know what will come. We don’t have control over anything but the decisions we’re making. There are billions of people in the world and they’re all making decisions as well. Sometimes someone else’s choice may cause a domino effect that rolls our way and pushes us in a new direction. Change is constant and even if we plan well and are intently focused on moving forward, something may happen that stops us cold. We might know why everything has changed, or we may have no idea. Either way, if the way ahead is now blocked and impassable, we will have to decide how to proceed. There are few clear, paved roads to the destinations we desire, but there will always be a way around whatever is blocking our path. It may not be convenient, it might take us the long way around, and it might require more time to get to the destination, but there will be a way forward. If we hold fast to what we want, we will find our way and reach the goal. It sounds easy enough – just change direction and get there. But life is rarely that easy. If others are involved, we may need to get agreement before we can proceed. The road may be covered with huge rocks and hurdles we must overcome to advance even a little bit, and we might have to venture into foreign territory where we don’t know the terrain or the players. A storm may develop, and we may be buffeted by high winds and torrential rain. At some point, we’ll have to decide if the goal is worth what we’re going through. If it is, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to continue forward. We can dig deep, hold fast, and push ahead with focus and determination. Every single dream is possible. Every single one. We just have to decide what we want the most.

Lots of people continually come in and out of our lives, and we may seek their guidance and value their opinion. If we’re seriously focused on achieving a goal, and they disagree with our decision, they may try to dissuade us from continuing. They may encourage us to try for something easier, saying the goal isn’t worth all the effort we’re expending. We can always alter our course, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. It doesn’t matter if others don’t understand or agree, we can design our lives any way we like, and reach every destination we desire.

There are endless things to capture our attention and unlimited ideas to try. We can do anything we like, but first, we must decide what we want. If we don’t decide where we want to go, we may spend all our time distracted by every possible option and achieve nothing. We can have the lives we dream of once we take the time to determine exactly what that means, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if the road you were on has become difficult and you can’t see the way ahead, decide what you want the most. If the goal is important, trust yourself and continue forward. Each step will lead you to the next, and if you persist, you will reach the destination no matter how hard it is to achieve. Nothing is too far or too complicated for you to manage. Be confident. Success is always there for you, and you prevail.

Now What?

30 Apr

Life is full of surprises. It would be great if they were all happy events like an unexpected party, found treasure or an unforeseen promotion, but we don’t live in fantasy land and sometimes the surprises that come are unwelcome and difficult. Our whole world may be turned upside down in a moment and everything we depended on and thought would happen may go up in smoke. The road we were happily pushing forward on may disappear, and the rug may be pulled out from under us. “Now what?” we may wonder. How are we going to proceed when the way ahead is gone and we are standing alone, bereft, and confused? We may struggle to see through dark, difficult days, and believe life will never be good again. It may seem as if everything is over, this is it, and we are done, but that will never be the case. We may be dumbfounded and feel lost, and unsure how to proceed. Hard times will undoubtedly come to us all, and our worst dreams may materialize before our eyes. It doesn’t matter what goes wrong, it doesn’t matter how bad the situation gets, and it doesn’t matter if at first, we can’t see any way out. The answers will be there for us. We are intelligent and highly capable, and we’ll find them. There are limitless roads to every destination. If the bottom falls out of our plans, we can make new ones. If we can’t move forward where we were, we can adjust our course and start again. Nothing is powerful enough to end our progression or hold us down forever. Nothing. Every single dream is still there for us, and we can reach them. We already have all the courage and wisdom we need to do anything we desire. We can stand firm, look at all the possibilities and then decide how we want to proceed. Storms will come, and dark clouds may press, but they cannot continue indefinitely. With patience and determination, we will find our way through and reach success.

Everybody stumbles from time to time, and we’ll all face challenges that try us and push us against our limits. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we don’t have to solve everything right away. We can take a break when we need it, and as our minds rest, new answers will appear. Everything we need to succeed is there for us. We can step forward with clarity and be confident we will prevail.

When we’ve been enduring a difficult situation for a while, and no matter what we do it continues, we may believe it will never end and we are doomed. Change is constant, but it isn’t always immediate. Nothing can stay the same forever, and we have everything we need to endure and manage whatever we must until our situation resolves. We are strong enough to handle any issue or problem, and will find our way through.

Today if you’re going through a difficult challenge and are struggling to find the way forward, trust yourself. You are smarter and more powerful than you imagine. Decide what you want, and step forward on the road that will take you there. Nothing can overcome you. Every success and every dream are possible, and they will be yours.