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Wasn’t Me

24 May

We’ll make millions of decisions as we go through our lives, and will succeed at many things. We are intelligent and capable, and generally if we want to do something, we can make it happen. But life is full of complications, unforeseen developments and lots of drama and intrigue we may not see at the beginning. When problems arise and things go south, if we’re involved but intent on looking good, we may say, “It wasn’t me.” Despite our involvement, we may deny having anything to do with what’s happened, and try to walk away unscathed. It nobody looks too closely, we might get away with that, but truth is powerful, and in time it’s likely we’ll be found out. Denying what’s real is just a smokescreen that only delays the inevitable reveal. Unless we stay on the move and constantly change our situation, which is very hard to accomplish, eventually our dishonesty will be exposed. Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some point. It’s one thing to make a big mistake, and quite another to make it and then lie about it. Others will forgive errors in judgement even if it impacts them personally, but it’s harder to forgive lies used to cover up the mistake after it’s happened. When things go wrong and everything blows up, if we’re involved, we can step forward and honestly accept our part in the issue. We can then do whatever is needed to correct the situation and regain our footing. Every success is there for us, and there isn’t a problem or detour that can keep us from achieving it. By being truthful and open, we can step forward with clarity and confidence, sure we will reach every destination.

We all want to look as good as possible. We want to impress those we admire, make changes that improve our lives, and do things that will move us forward. We are capable of making excellent plans and reaching the goals we most desire. But life is complex and we may be unaware of decisions and situations going on that may impact our progress. Crap happens and eventually it’s going to happen to us. People get in the way, problems arise, things break and endless details may go wrong. It doesn’t always mean we took a wrong turn, or reflect on our choices. If we get stuck or turned around, we have everything we need to regroup and start again.

Some people will do or say anything to look good. They may lie about their qualifications or credentials, or manipulate those around them so they can jump over them and move ahead. When things go wrong, they may blame others and refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. It’s impossible to trust them and if we must interact with them, it may be very difficult. We are not responsible for anyone else’s choices but our own. We can choose wisely and stand strong, knowing success is just ahead and we will claim it.

Today if your plans have gone awry and others have been impacted, own your part in the situation and stand firm. You are intelligent and capable, and will find all the answers you need to move forward with clarity and confidence. Be wise and clear. The road ahead is still there for you and with determination and focus, every destination you desire is possible. You are strong and smart, and nothing can keep you from success. Move forward and every dream will be yours.

So Many Butterflies

3 May

Our lives are busy and filled with many things we need to address – tasks, appointments, issues, complications and thousands of distractions. We all have things we want to accomplish and goals we want to achieve. If we have a lot of responsibilities we must attend to, we may need to carefully plan our time to ensure we accomplish what we most want to do. We may have clear intentions of doing one thing or another, but there are endless distractions that may pull us off track. Butterflies are lovely. When they fly near us we may be captivated by their beauty and grace, and for a moment, forget everything else. As we go through our lives, the unlimited distractions around us may be like butterflies coming near. We may push forward, but then see something interesting we didn’t notice before and go check it out. Or we hear something new that intrigues us, or remember something we meant to get done, or see an item that needs to be put away, or a million other things. There will always be dozens of ways to let go of our focus, look at something else and step away from what we want the most. We can do anything we like but we can’t do everything at the same time and expect to move forward. If we want to succeed, we must actually reach the goal. Playing around here and there, looking at this and that, or standing still will never move us forward. There are unlimited interesting things that may capture our attention and if we let them, they may hold us in place indefinitely. We know what we want and already possess everything we need to obtain it. By focusing clearly on the road ahead, and keeping our eyes focused on the goal, we will reach every success. There is greatness in us all, and with persistence and determination, nothing is out of reach.

Everyone has their own ideas about what we should do and how things should go. When we’re working toward a goal, someone may think they have a better plan than the one we’re using and offer their suggestion. We can take any advice we like, but there are a lot of people around us and each one may have a different idea. Constantly changing the way we proceed may keep us from moving forward. By carefully reviewing all the options possible, and trusting ourselves to make the best choice for proceeding ahead, we can step forward with confidence and reach success.

If we want to take a road trip, every map will have many possible options for reaching the destination. If we choose one route and stick to it we’ll get there in less time and with fewer complications than if we change the way forward again and again because another road looks better or more interesting than the one we’re on. By making a plan and then sticking to it we have the best chance of success. We are intelligent and capable, and with clarity and wisdom, can move ahead and reach every destination.

Today if you’re struggling to reach a goal, decide what you want the most and focus on the way forward. Keep your eyes on the road ahead and nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. Every success is there waiting, and you will make them yours.

Forget That

23 Feb

There are generally people around us most of the time. We have family members, friends, acquaintances, work associates, and people we only see in passing. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go, what we should be doing and endless other situations. We’re all entitled to our own opinions and decisions, and if we like, we may share them with others. If we are open about our desires and what we want to do next, we may freely express our thoughts to someone else. They may think we’re right on target and encourage us to move forward, or they may not. If they disagree with our plans, they may say the idea is ridiculous, or there is no way we could ever achieve the goal. They may tell us to forget that, and move onto something more reasonable – translation, something more like what they would do. We can always take any advice we like, but we know ourselves better than anyone else. Our friends may tell us to go one way, our family may point in another direction, and others may have different ideas. There are unlimited versions of what we could do and if we try to follow everyone else’s advice, we may end up going nowhere fast. If we want to take a road trip to a specified destination, there are all kinds of maps available. There will be lots of routes possible and if we can’t decide which way we want to go we might take one road for a while, then switch to another, then maybe turn around to jump onto a different highway to see what it has to offer, and on and on. We might eventually get to the destination, but it will likely take far longer and be much more difficult than if we had decided at the beginning exactly which way we wanted to go and stuck to the plan. We can do anything we like and listen to all kinds of opinions, but we are in control of our lives and once we determine exactly what we want, can step forward with confidence that we will succeed. Every destination is possible, and with clarity and focus, nothing can keep us from the goal.

Customs and traditions are powerful and may be very important to us. As we navigate through our lives, they may color our decisions and choices. We can always stay inside the lines of what has always been done, and conform to whatever patterns and customs we choose. But we’re unique and despite any pressures around us, may choose anything we like. We have our own specific gifts to offer that no one else possesses, and by honoring who we are and what we want, can bring great light and blessing to the world.

It’s always easier to manage a group of people when everyone is doing the same things, but there is great richness that comes from encouraging different ideas. Variety brings refreshment and opens new doors that may not have been previously considered. We can do whatever we like, while allowing others to also make their own choices. There are always many roads to any destination, and by being open to something new, we will learn more about ourselves and the world around us.

Today remember you are entitled to have the life you want the most. You don’t need agreement or permission from anyone to make any choices you desire. The whole world is open to you and every road is possible. Decide what you want to do and where you want to go, and take the first step forward. Every blessing awaits, and every dream is possible. Be confident and sure. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will make it yours.

A Million Steps

11 Feb

We all have ideas about what we want to do, where we want to go, and the kind of people we want to be. When we ponder the attributes we want to gain and master, we may be overwhelmed at how far we have to go and hard it will be to achieve them. It may seem like we’ll have to take a million steps – a million steps forward just to get there. It might be difficult, it might be far away, and it might take a long time to reach the goal. If we aren’t determined to win, the chances of success will be slim. But if we really want the goal, if we’ve set our minds on reaching it, it does not matter how hard the journey will be or how long it will take. Every step forward will take us closer. On days when we feel confident and energetic, we may move the ball far ahead. Other times when our lives are complicated and we’re stressed, nothing may change. The goal will always be there waiting, and there will always be a way to reach it. We don’t have to get there today, or tomorrow, next week or even next year. There is no cutoff date or end that will stop us from pressing ahead. With persistence and patience, we can proceed in ways that move us closer, and in time, however long it takes, we will succeed. Every destination is possible and we are stronger and wiser than we think we are. Nothing can keep us from reaching any goal we desire.

There are often many responsibilities and tasks we need to address. We have families, friends, jobs, and endless things that take our focus and keep us busy. It’s important to take care of our lives and do what needs to be done, but even when we’re busy, we can set time aside for what we most want to accomplish. By keeping our personal goals in focus and doing something every day to move us a little closer, we will reach every destination we desire.

Our personal choices are ours to make and we don’t need anyone else’s agreement or permission. If the goal is difficult and we’ve been pushing forward for a while, someone may tell us to give it up. They may say it’s too hard and we should be happy with what we have. We can certainly take any advice we like, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want, and with focus and determination, we will have it.

Today if you want a change in your life, but it’s far away and hard to reach, trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Step forward toward your dreams and keep your eyes focused on the goal. Every single destination is already there for you. Be confident and stand strong. You are incredibly capable, and you will prevail.

Reset

27 Oct

Life is full of change and nothing stays the same forever. We are constantly adjusting and modifying everything we do to fit what is happening around us and what we want to accomplish. Our personalities are unique to us and we all have attributes we like and other things not so much. We may have a behavior that stumps us up every time we display it, but have ignored it and worked through whatever headaches it brings. Maybe it’s a quick temper that gets us into trouble, or a lack of self control that brings disappointment. There are unlimited expressions and we can do anything we like. If we continue to repeat behaviors that don’t work for us, we’ll continue to face the consequences they bring. Change is always possible, but it isn’t always easy. If we’ve been doing something the same way for a long time, changing course will take focus and effort. We are entitled to complete happiness and can let go of anything that stands in the way. Once we decide what we want to change, we can be on the alert for triggers that cause it to rise. Patterns can be deeply ingrained, and we may fall prey to failure at the beginning. But if we stick to it, and persist in pushing forward, we will be able to reset our response and change to something that serves us better. Everything is possible and with patience and determination, there isn’t anything we can’t do. We can be confident and trust ourselves to make any changes we desire that will lead us to success. We are strong and powerful, and nothing is out of reach.

Families and traditions are very powerful. If something has always been done a certain way for a long time, our families may expect us to continue doing them and keeping to the tradition. There may be intense pressure to conform to something we don’t want. Following an undesired road will never take us where we most want to go. We can honor our families and be respectful, and still choose another path. Our lives belong to us, and we are responsible for our own happiness. Every dream is there for us and with clarity we can make them ours.

Relationships are important to us and when they are strong and healthy, bring great blessing and reward to our lives. If we’re in a relationship where we’re pressed to conform to behaviors we don’t want, it may be hard to stand up for ourselves. Everyone has their own opinions about how life should go, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want and where we want to go. By being honest and choosing our own way forward, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if there is something you want to change, decide how you want to proceed. You are amazing and capable, and can do anything you desire. Every destination is possible and nothing can hold you in place. Choose what you want the most, and step forward with clarity and confidence. Focus on the goal and trust yourself. Success is always there for you and you will reach it.