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Doing the Work

21 Jul

It would be so great if the things we wanted were easily available and we could just reach out and get them. We could climb every mountain, visit any destination, and achieve anything we desired. Yeah, that would be great, but unfortunately that’s not how life works. While some things may come easily, often what we want most will require careful planning, and lots of work. We can try to find a shortcut and sometimes that might be possible, but most of the time, we’ll have to forge ahead step by step until we get to the destination. Nobody gets a free pass, and we probably won’t win the lottery. Doing the work is the only sure way to pave the road ahead. We can do anything and go anywhere we want, and success is always possible, but we must be willing to do what is required to reach it. There are no magic genies, fairy godmothers, or magical stars. Every destination is possible but it’s up to us to get there. After we decide what we want, we can begin doing everything necessary to make it ours. It doesn’t matter how much work it will take, we can accomplish it. It doesn’t matter how hard it is, we can figure it out. Nothing is too big or too far away. We are stronger, smarter, and more powerful than we think we are. Every single goal is possible and each dream can become reality. We need only do the work to get there. There will probably be complications, problems may crop up, and we might have to overcome serious hurdles. Few roads are paved, but if we want to be successful, we can manage whatever lies ahead. Our lives are ours to design, and nothing is out of reach. By trusting ourselves, focusing on the goal, and doing the work, we will reach every destination we desire.

People are creative and there are all kinds of ideas about how to live our lives and become successful. There are get rich quick schemes that sound promising, but rarely work. We might get constant suggestions for ways to cut corners, and slip around details. We can do anything we like, but nothing will take us to success more effectively than good planning and consistent work. We know what we want, and have everything we need to achieve it. We can step forward with confidence, and be sure we will prevail.

We may face a time when the goal we’re working toward turns out to be much harder to reach than we thought at the beginning, and the effort it will take to achieve it is more than we can manage. If we cannot continue forward right now, we can set the goal aside until our situation changes and we have the resources we need to move ahead. Life is long, and there will be time to go back and capture whatever we desire. Success is always possible. We can have the lives we dream about, and achieve greatness.

Today if there’s something you want to gain, but haven’t yet stepped forward to make it yours, decide what you want the most. You are intelligent and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Every destination is waiting for you. Do what is necessary to achieve the goals you desire most. There is great success just ahead, and you will reach it.

Inevitable

9 Jul

There are a lot of unknowns in life. We can’t read the future and we can’t see what’s around the next corner. In most cases, we have no idea what will happen next, but there are some instances where we can predict outcomes. If we regularly eat more calories than we burn, we will gain weight. If we don’t put gas in our car and continue to drive, we will run out. Some things are inevitable based on the decisions we’re making. Most of the time we know what we’re in control of and what will happen if we don’t pay attention. But life is complicated, we get busy, and there are lots of distractions. Sometimes we get carried away going from one task to the next, and forget or ignore things that need our attention. We grab food on the go, even though we know it’s heavier than we want to carry, we may forget to fill the car up, water the plants, or take the dog out. And in the end, we pay the consequences. When we’re sitting in traffic with a dead engine because there is no fuel, arrive home only to find the dog has “decorated” the rug because we didn’t take him out, or finally notice the plant on the table is dead because we never watered it, we may have regrets. If we continue to neglect what needs to be addressed, our lives may get more complicated. We’re in control of everything we do and decide how we’ll spend our time. We can plan our days responsibly and prepare for what needs to be done. Our lives are a reflection of every decision we make. If we’re constantly getting into situations that cause us discomfort, embarrassment or hardship, we can regroup and plan more effectively. We are smart enough to make good, strong decisions and take care of our lives in ways that pave the road ahead. Every success is possible, and with focus and attention, we can do anything we desire.

We can accomplish our goals and go anywhere we desire, but everything has a cause and effect. We can control every decision we make, but we have no control over the results of those decisions. If we choose well, the outcomes will likely be what we desire. If we make a bad decision, the results may be far different. Every road ends somewhere. By taking our time, and looking at all the possibilities before we choose, we have the best chance of ending up where we want to go.

There are all kinds of influences around us all the time. We may have cultural, family or traditional pressures to live our lives a certain way, and make certain decisions. If things have been done a specific way for a long time, it may seem inevitable that we must follow them. We can do anything we like, but our lives are ours to design and we create our own destiny. There are endless roads to choose from, and we can chart our own course. We can have the lives we dream of, choose our own journey, and reach every success.

Today if you’ve neglected something that has caused complications, think about making a new plan moving forward. You are stronger and wiser than you think you are, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Be confident, and move ahead with clarity and focus. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

Powerless

4 Jun

We are all entitled to make our own decisions and decide how we’ll live our lives. We always know what we want most and can make choices that help us achieve our goals and go where we want to go. Sometimes things go smoothly and we arrive at our destinations with little trouble, but other times things may go awry and we may struggle to press forward. We live in the world with billions of other people. Although we’ll never see them all, there are many around us who are making their own decisions, which may complicate our choices moving ahead. We may face a time when no matter what we do we’re stuck in place and nothing works out. Feeling powerless and unable to move is frustrating and difficult. But we are smart, and there are endless roads to every destination. If the one we’re on gets blocked, we can choose another. If none of the roads will work right now, we can set the goal aside for a time, and return to it when our situation changes and the way ahead clears. Life is full of possibilities but they won’t all be available all the time. If the goal we’ve chosen is locked away right now, it doesn’t mean it’s hopeless and we can’t achieve it. It’s still there for us, but unattainable for now. Life is long and with patience and determination, when things change, we can be ready to begin again. Every goal is possible and nothing will be out of reach indefinitely. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place forever. Our dreams are already there for us. By trusting our instincts and preparing for success, we will reach every destination we desire.

When we’re young our dreams reflect what inspires and impresses us. We want to be superheroes, high fashion models, race car drivers and every other exciting idea. As we mature and begin to understand who we are, we start to comprehend how the world works and what we really want. Our ideas change as we grow and we learn about complications and obstacles. There are few paved roads to the destinations we desire. Many times, we’ll have to work hard to get there, and go through many adjustments and revisions, but we are in control and can reach success. We are strong and capable, and always have everything we need to prevail.

There are many influences around us all the time. Some are positive and encouraging, and others may pull us away from what we want. Nobody controls our lives but us, and we never need to give up our power to choose because someone else is stronger or louder than we are, or wants to manipulate our lives to match their interpretation of what they think we should be doing. We are never truly powerless and always have the right to choose our own way. Nothing can keep us from our dreams. With determination and clarity, we can go anywhere and achieve anything.

Today if you feel powerless and unable to move forward because of a situation around you, remember how strong and capable you are. You have overcome many challenges already, and have everything you need to do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward with certainty. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success.

Check

10 Apr

Everyone wants an easy life where things go well and we can sail along. If we were all alone and there wasn’t anyone else to mess up our plans or make decisions that create problems, it might be possible. But even then, things would go wrong from time to time and we’d have to negotiate a new way forward. Life is filled with all kinds of opportunities for us to learn and grow, some of which we’d like to avoid. Things will get in our way, we’ll face unforeseen complications and we might hit a wall we can’t get over. We never really know what will happen next, but we are smarter and more powerful than we might think we are, and there will often be a way around whatever isn’t working. In the game of chess, when one opponent corners another they may place them in “check” meaning they are facing capture but there is still a way out. This is far different from “checkmate” where they are captured and there is no escape. In our lives we’ll likely face many situations where we feel we’re in checkmate, that we’ve been cornered and there is no way out. However, most of the time if we look carefully and take the time to see everything objectively, we’ll see another option. Of course, if we simply decide we’ve been overtaken, and throw our hands up in surrender, we’ll never know what we could have done. There will be few times in our lives when there will be no options available to us. Most of the time, if we’re careful and patient, we’ll see a way through whatever is happening. Being in “check” is uncomfortable, but it isn’t the end. We are wise and capable, and can find the answers we need. Every road is possible, and even if we get tangled up and turned around, we can find the way forward. We can be sure of success, and step ahead with confidence.

When we make plans for what we want to accomplish, we may feel sure everything will work out. But complications may come up and we get stuck. If all we can see is the one way we’ve already tried, and that didn’t work, we may feel the goal is unreachable. But there is never only one road to any destination. If the first one doesn’t work out, we can try another. If that fails as well, there will be an additional road to travel. By looking at every possibility before us, we can find the way forward and reach success.

There may be a time when we face a situation where we simply cannot achieve what we’re seeking. There may be factors out of our control that keep us from getting to the goal and we can’t move. We can’t control what others are doing or decisions being made that impact our progress. However, change is constant, and if we’re stuck, we can set the goal aside for a time until the situation improves. Nothing stays the same forever, and when things change, we can try again. We are capable and smart, and will find our way.

Today if you feel like you’ve been overcome and there is no way forward, look at all the options around you and see what’s possible. You are very intelligent and powerful, and will find the way forward. Be patient and persistent. Every destination is there for you. Nothing can keep you from your goals forever. Keep your eyes focused on the way ahead, and you will prevail.

Too Hard

3 Feb

There are endless things we can accomplish in our lives. We can achieve goals, go to new places, and reach success in many ways. There may be times we want to achieve something that’s difficult and ambitious. If there are a lot of possible complications, or we must accomplish many demanding steps before we can even start, we might think it’s just too hard to accomplish. It’s like deciding to climb a big mountain. First, we have to get in good physical shape, which depending on how things are now, may take a lot of time and arduous work. Then we have to learn everything about mountain climbing, what complications may arise, what to do when the altitude gets high and oxygen gets low, and dozens of other things. Then when we’re ready, we have to practice many times on smaller hills. Finally, after we’ve done everything we can to prepare, we can set forth to climb the mountain. When we first decided we wanted to do this, we may have had no idea what was involved in getting ready, and after we get all the facts, we may decide it’s too hard to attempt. Of course, we can change our minds about anything at any time, but if the goal is something we really want to accomplish, we can find a way to do everything we must to achieve it. If we push ourselves beyond what is comfortable in order to accomplish something great, the satisfaction we gain when we succeed will bring great richness and happiness to our lives. Some things are very hard to do, but the difficulty level doesn’t decide our success. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and if we’re determined and focused, nothing can keep us from our goal. Every dream is possible, and we can have the lives we desire.

When we’re pushing toward a big goal, it’s great to have the support of those around us. Having our own personal cheering section can lift us when the road gets hard, and give us the courage to continue when things go wrong. But we don’t need the agreement of others to do anything we want to do. We can design our lives any way we like, and achieve every goal that moves us forward. We can do anything we desire, and with confidence, every dream can be ours.

If we’ve been pushing forward for a while and the way ahead is difficult and filled with problems and complications, we may tire of the struggle and begin to think we can’t succeed. We can step back and look at everything objectively, and get all the facts. If the goal we desire is out of reach right now, and everything is standing in our way, we can set it aside for a time until our situation changes. Nothing is permanent and eventually things will fall into place more easily, and we can start again. Every goal is possible and with careful planning, and constant diligence, we can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is out of reach, and we will prevail.

Today if you’ve been trying hard to get to a destination you desire, but there are a lot of detours and setbacks, decide how you want to proceed. You are strong enough and wise enough to find the way forward. Choose your next steps and move forward with clarity and confidence. Every dream is possible, and you will succeed.