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Cheap Imitation

8 Jan

We all know what we want in our lives. We know what we want to do, where we want to go, and who we want to spend our time with. Sometimes what we want is easy to obtain and we’re able to achieve it with little effort. But often our goals don’t just fall into our laps, and we must take the time and do what is needed to make them ours. We can reach any goal if we’re determined and nothing is out of reach. Of course, there are always options available. If what we desire is difficult, and will require a lot of time and energy, we can always opt for something that’s not exactly the same, but is close. It’s like buying a knock off. It may look kind of like the original, and if we don’t look at it too carefully, can convince ourselves it’s close enough. But having something kind of like what we want will never bring the satisfaction of having the real thing. Getting something that’s sort of like our true desire will only make us sort of happy. Only the complete goal we’re seeking will bring us complete happiness. If we feel satisfied enough with a cheap imitation, it’s easy to accomplish. Stopping short of what we really want and choosing something easier is always possible. However, our dreams and desires are important, and if we want them, we can have them. We can decide to do whatever is necessary to reach any destination we desire. There is no limit to what we can accomplish if we’re determined and focused on moving forward. Every dream is possible, every goal is reachable, and every desire can be fulfilled. We’re in control of our lives and every decision we make. We can create the lives we want the most. Nothing is out of reach, and we can make all our dreams reality.

A knock off Rolex isn’t a bad looking watch. Although it’s made of base metal instead of gold, and the interior mechanism is lower quality, from a distance it may look like the real thing. We can always buy an imitation and hope it’s good enough. We may fool some people, but we will never fool ourselves. Settling for something less than what we really want will never satisfy our desire. We will always know we compromised and will still want the real thing. Instead of choosing easier options, we can plan and work for what we really want, and find great satisfaction in gaining it.

Our relationships are important to us, and when they are rewarding and happy, can bring great joy into our lives. If we’re in a relationship that’s not working, we can consider every option to improve our situation. No matter how much time we’ve invested, or what others may expect, we never have to continue any relationship that isn’t making us happy. We can consider all our options and choose the road ahead that will bring us the satisfaction and contentment we desire. We deserve complete happiness, and can do what is needed to obtain it.

Today if you’ve been settling for less than what you really want, remember your life is important. You can have everything you desire, and you deserve full and complete happiness. Decide what you want the most, and then take the first step toward making it yours. Every dream is possible, and with determination you will succeed.

Not Apologizing

3 Jan

Everyone is different and there are endless interpretations and perceptions about everything in life. What one believes is absolutely correct, another will question and offer a contrasting idea. The viewpoints and approaches may be vastly different and there is no end to the variety we may encounter. If we are convinced our ideas are the only right way to proceed, we may face contention and argument. We are certainly entitled to our own perspective, but there are countless roads to every destination and many different ways to accomplish any goal. We can be open to listening to other views and respect that we’re all different. However, if we feel strongly about our own ideas, and they are different from those around us, we can still go our own way. If we aren’t hurting others, we need not apologize for our interpretation of the world around us. We are entitled to our own voice and can go our own way. There is sometimes a lot of pressure from others to conform and if we disagree, we may be encouraged to remain quiet. But we are as important as anyone else, and can be confident in our own ideas. If everyone were the same and agreed to follow the identical road going forward, there might be less contention but we would lose our creativeness or ingenuity. Differences bring depth and variety to our experience. We can have our own views and allow others the same privilege. There isn’t anyone else like us in all of creation. We each have unique and specific gifts to offer, and allowing everyone to express their own point of view brings richness and variation to our experience. We can be confident in being ourselves, and step forward on the road that will take us where we most want to go.

The world is a noisy place filled with people telling us all kinds of things. They may tell us that following their ideas and beliefs are the only way to true happiness and success. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. There are endless ways to achieve both and we never have to do things someone else’s way. When we decide where we want to go and what we want to achieve, and then follow our own roads ahead, we can reach complete happiness and satisfaction. Every destination is possible and by being true to who we are we will reach them.

Charismatic people who are loud and persuasive may convince us they have all the answers we need to be happy. We can follow anyone we want for as long as we like, but we already possess everything we need inside us to find our own way. We already know what we want and have all the skills and wisdom necessary to achieve anything. We can trust ourselves to find our own way, and step forward sure of success. Nothing is beyond our reach and we can achieve every goal we desire.

Today if someone is encouraging you to follow them and telling you what you should do, remember how important your life is. You are intelligent and capable, and can do anything you desire. Trust your instincts, and step forward with confidence and clarity. Every goal is possible and you will succeed.

Stretching Further

11 Dec

Life is a long journey with countless twists and turns. There are unlimited goals we can achieve and endless destinations to reach, and we can design our lives any way we choose. Every goal is different, and none are the same or require the same amount of work or intensity. When we want to accomplish something easy, it’s a pleasure to push ahead and complete the task. But when we want something more complex that involves a lot of time and effort, it takes more preparedness and determination. We can do anything we really want to do, but if the goal we desire is very complicated and difficult, it may stretch us beyond what’s comfortable. If there are a lot of problems along the way and it seems no matter how hard we work or how focused we are, we make very little progress, it’s easy to feel we can’t do any more. Instead of pushing forward and trying again and again, we may give up and walk away. We can do anything we like and if we want to change our minds about anything, we can at any time. It’s hard to continually have to reach beyond what’s comfortable and if there’s no pay off, easy to give up. But we have deeper reserves than we think we have, and are stronger than we may believe. When we think we can’t do any more, there will still be room to stretch a little further. Sometimes just the tiniest additional move will bring us success. Nobody knows what lies ahead and there is no way to see the end from the beginning. We can trust that no matter how complex the situation may become or how hard it is to take another step, we have everything we need within us to accomplish anything. Every goal is possible and no matter how complex or convoluted the road becomes, we will find our way. We will reach success and find great happiness and satisfaction.

When we’re dealing with a lot of stressful complications, trying to find our way may take all our time and energy. We may have to set our personal goals aside for a time. Setting something down doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. Change is constant, and nothing stays the same forever. We can objectively look at everything, and make the best decisions regarding our time and effort. When our situation resolves and we’re back on even footing, we can resume our progress toward the goals we desire.

Others around us may ask for our time, our responsibilities may press on us, unexpected details that must be addressed may arise, and we may find ourselves over worked and overwhelmed. We can plan effectively and work hard, but there is no need to run faster than we are able. We can stretch our capabilities as far as possible, and then let the rest go. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need, when we need them, to take us to success.

Today if you’re trying to reach a difficult goal and aren’t sure you can make it, trust yourself. Be confident and stretch a little further. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Take another step. Every dream is possible. The whole world is there for you, and you will succeed.

Pulling It Up

6 Dec

Our lives are often busy. There are responsibilities to take care of, work that needs to be done, family we need to spend time with, and endless details that require our attention. It’s good to accomplish much but as we hurry from one thing to the next, it’s easy to lose sight of our personal goals and what we really want. It’s hard to focus on ourselves when there are so many outside details tugging on us. The days fly by and before we know it much time has passed and the things we want to accomplish are still pending, and waiting for us to pull them up. Our lives are important and we can do anything we desire, but we have to plan for what we want and then work to make it ours. We’re always in control of our time, and even if when we’re obligated and involved, can make sure we set aside what we need to do what we want to accomplish most. There will always be more demand than we can fill, and our lives can easily be consumed by the needs and desires of those around us and the situations we’re in. But we’re in charge, and never have to do more than we’re comfortable with. We can take care of business and still work on our own personal aspirations. We can have the lives we dream about if we plan for them and make sure we have the time we need to make them ours. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re determined to succeed. Every day we can move a little closer to the goals that mean the most and take us where we want to go. We are wise and incredibly capable, and nothing is out of reach.

Tradition and routine are powerful forces in our lives. If those around us feel very strongly about keeping things the same, and we want something different, we may face intense opposition. Doing things the way they’ve been done for a long time, and going along may keep the peace, but will never bring us satisfaction and happiness if we yearn for something else. We can honor the decisions of others, and still live our lives according to our own desires. Every option is possible and we can create the lives we want the most.

Stepping into unknown and foreign territory can be frightening. We don’t know what lies ahead, and may be unsure we’re headed in the right direction. However, we can make any strange and new destination ours by stepping forward with confidence and opening the doors. We are flexible and can understand anything before us, and even if we’re unsure at the beginning, will gain the confidence we need by moving forward one step at a time. The whole world is there for us and the possibilities for success are limitless. Nothing can hold us back from what we want, and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any goal we desire.

Today if you want something new and are ready to move toward a goal you desire, take the first step forward. You are strong and wise, and nothing can keep you from anything you want. Be confident and trust yourself. Every dream is possible and you can have the life you desire. Step forward. Success is there and you will reach it.

Listen Up

5 Dec

There are lots of people always coming in and out of our lives. We have friends, work associates, acquaintances, family members and others who are part of our everyday experience. Some we merely wave to in passing, but others are more important and may carry a lot of influence. Our lives belong solely to us and we can do anything we want, but there may be times when those around us don’t agree with the choices we’re making and give opinions about what we should do. Nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves, but that won’t prevent others from giving us advice about the paths we’re choosing. They might think they know better because they are older or have more experience, or they may just prefer that everyone else do what they would do. Their reasons for the advice mean nothing, and we can certainly listen to anything anyone else offers us. However, our experiences are unique to us alone, and even those very close to us will never have the exact same perspectives we possess. We always know what we want and where we want to go. Letting others make decisions for how we’ll proceed will only take us to the destinations they have chosen. If we want to achieve our own personal goals, we must choose our own way and proceed forward according to our own desires. We can listen to any advice that’s offered, but our happiness and satisfaction can only be accomplished by choosing what we want the most. We don’t have follow anyone else. We are wise and capable, and can find our way to any destination we choose. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence we can make all our dreams come true.

The world is filled with opportunity and there are endless roads we can travel. There will always be more than one way to get to any goal. If someone blocks our path, or there’s a detour that prevents us from moving forward, we can look around and find another way forward. There will be few times when what we want to accomplish comes easily and without problems. It doesn’t matter if the way ahead gets complex, or we have to reroute our direction to continue, we have everything we need to find our way and reach success.

There are lots of ideas and opinions out there, and sometimes those around us might tell us we should live differently than we are. They may point out how difficult the road we’ve chosen will be, or they don’t think we have what it takes to prevail. Opinions vary, and are only valuable to those who hold them. We don’t have to adopt anyone else’s ideas, and we don’t have to follow their assumptions or take their directions. We are powerful and strong, and can do anything we like. Every destination is possible, and we already possess everything we need to reach them.

Today if someone is giving you advice and telling you to alter your course, remember how wise and capable you are. You know what you want and you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you, and you can do anything and go anywhere. Success is always possible. You have everything you need to make every dream come true.

In the Way

4 Dec

Life can be complicated and no matter what we’re trying to do, rarely will we be able to accomplish it without something getting in the way. Getting from point A to point B may seem simple when we start out but we can never see all the possible hang-ups and detours waiting for us on the road ahead. They appear and block our way, sometimes quite unexpectedly, and when they do, we must decide what our next moves will be. If there are continual problems and nothing seems to move us forward, we might begin to rethink our plans. We can always abandon the journey and let go of the goal if we’ve had enough hassle. We can give up and change our plans anytime we like, but walking away will never get us where we want to go. No matter how complex and convoluted the situation may get, there will always be a solution that opens the way ahead. The answers may not be obvious and we may have to dig to find them, but they will always be there. We must decide how important the goal is and if it’s worth it to us to continue. Success requires effort, and we are the only ones who can determine if the effort is worth the prize. If it is, no matter what we have to push through, we can find our way forward. There isn’t anything strong enough to hold us back if we’re determined to press on. The struggles we encounter will make us stronger and every solution we find will give us more information for the road ahead. We learn as we go, and nothing can keep us from succeeding. There are endless problems that can muddy the works and things will always get in the way. But we are wise and capable of understanding even the most complex situations. Every goal is possible and we can move forward with confidence that we will reach our destination.

Everyone is different and we all have ideas about what we should do. If the road we’re on has a lot of problems and trouble, those around us may encourage us to move on to something else. They may tell us to let go of the goal and find something easier. We can take any advice we like, and abandon our plans, but stopping will never take us to the destinations we desire. We’re in control of what we do, and if we want something, even something hard to achieve, we can manage what is needed to succeed.

Timing is important no matter what we’re doing. Sometimes the goal we seek isn’t possible when we want it. There may be extenuating circumstances we can’t control, putting the goal beyond our reach right now. But nothing stays the same forever, and in time, our situation will change, and we can try again. We can be patient and watch carefully until an opening appears. Every destination is possible, and with planning and determination, we can go anywhere and accomplish anything.

Today if you’ve been trying to move forward and there is always something else in the way, think about the situation objectively. Look at every option possible and decide on your next move. You are powerful and strong, and have all the wisdom and understanding you need to prevail. Choose how you will proceed, and be confident. Nothing is too complicated for you to understand. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

Lipstick

25 Nov

Life is unpredictable and things aren’t always what they seem. When we first think about something we want to do and explore our options, it may seem logical and easy to accomplish. But sometimes what looks good at the beginning changes as we move ahead, and what we thought was going to happen doesn’t. As we continue forward, we may discover the destination doesn’t look anything like what we bargained for. Even if we did everything we could before we started, we can’t know what isn’t available, and may face moments of sincere disappointment for the way things end up. We can try to make the best of things when our plans fall through, and everything goes south. We can put on a happy face, and pretend things are better than they. But if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. Life is constantly changing and nothing is permanent. If we end up somewhere we don’t want to be, we don’t have to stay there. We can look at the options possible, decide what we want to do next, and begin again. It doesn’t matter if it’s complicated, or will take a lot of time to rearrange the road ahead.  We deserve complete happiness and if where we are doesn’t bring it, we can move. There will always be other options available, and we can change anything we desire. Sitting tight and hoping somehow things will magically improve will never work. If we want something different, we can go get it. We have all the wisdom and courage to accomplish anything we want. We don’t have to go along to keep things the same, or agree with anything we don’t desire. Our lives belong to us and we can design them however we want. We can step away, choose any path before us, and move toward something else. We already know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.

We can only see what’s visible and there is no way to know what the next turn will bring. Even when we plan carefully, things can go awry and we may end up in foreign territory. There are always unforeseen complications, and sometimes what we couldn’t see takes us someplace far different than we thought we’d reach. If the new destination is appealing and we like the scenery, we can stay. But if we want something different, we can simply move right on through and onto something else.

Some people may encourage us to endure a situation we’re uncomfortable with in the interest of ease or conformity. They may tell us we’ll get used to it and learn to adjust. While it’s true we can adjust to any situation before us, we never have to give up our happiness to make others comfortable. We deserve the best of everything we desire, and with determination and focus, we will achieve it.

Today if the end of the road isn’t what you’re seeking, there are endless other opportunities possible. You never have to settle for what you don’t want. You are intelligent and highly capable, and every dream is possible. If you want something else, change direction and start again. Nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and strong, and will reach every goal you desire.