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Square Peg

5 Aug

Everyone is different and we all see things from our own perspectives. Our lives are shaped by the experiences we have and as we move forward, each experience colors the way we see things and how we want to proceed. There is no one perfect way to live life. We have endless opportunities to do anything we like, and can design our lives any way we choose. When we’re true to our own personal needs and desires, we can find great satisfaction and happiness. But there are lots of other people around us all the time, and if they have influence over us, we may be tempted to choose what they think is best instead of listening to our own inner voice. It’s certainly easier to let others plot our course and simply follow along, but sitting in the back seat will never put us in control of where we’re headed. Going along with someone else’s ideas about what we should be doing will only take us where they want us to go, which may be far from the destinations we desire most. Someone else’s destination is just that – someone else’s. It’s like trying to force a square peg into a round hole. It’s never going to fit. We know who we are and what we want, and nothing is powerful enough to keep us from the goals we want most. We don’t have to assimilate into what others are doing or conform to anyone’s ideas about our lives. We are in complete control of our own destinies. Every road is there for us and nothing is out of reach. By stepping forward and choosing our own journey, we will reach every destination with confidence and clarity. We can have the lives we desire most, and every dream is possible.

Some people are very confident and think they know how to live in the best ways. They may give us suggestions and direction for moving forward, telling us they know what we need. We can listen to any advice we get, but one thing is certain – nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We already know what we want, and have all the wisdom and courage needed to achieve any goal we desire. Every destination is waiting for us, and we will reach them.

We may be pressured by family or friends to do things a certain way that works for them and makes their lives easier. It’s good to be helpful, but we don’t have to give up everything to get along. There isn’t anyone else like us in all of creation, and the paths we choose are specific and unique to our own personal desires. We can value our relationships and still hold onto our own identities. Being true to who we really are and moving toward the goals we want the most will bring us lasting happiness and fulfillment. We deserve every blessing, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been putting your own ideas on hold and going along with those around you, remember how incredible and unique you are. You bring great light and joy to the world, and every gift is there for you. Decide what you want the most, and step forward and claim it. Nothing can keep you from your dreams. They’re all there for you, and you will make them yours.

Along the Way

13 Jul

As we go through our lives there will likely be times when we badly want to accomplish something in particular. If we’re intensely interested in getting to the goal, it may consume our thoughts, and we may try to manipulate every step we take in order to move closer to it. We may become obsessed with getting there, and concentrate solely on what we need to do next to move forward. It’s good to be focused on the goals we want to accomplish but every day is a blessing, and as we push ahead, there will be other things going on. There will rarely be a time when we are only working on one thing. Most often, other areas and aspects of our lives will need our attention, and there will always be unexpected developments that require our consideration. If we only focus on the goal we’re seeking, we may brush other things off that happen along the way, and see them as distractions instead of opportunities. We are learning with each step we take and as we manage each issue, we gain new skills to carry forward. The road ahead is important, but there are other benefits we’re gaining as we move along. No matter what road we’re on, we’ll have lots of experiences along the way that open our vision a little more, and teach us something new. If we rush forward, focused only on our goal, we will miss the richness gained by embracing each step and learning all we can. Every goal is possible, and we already have everything we need to do anything we desire. We can trust ourselves to reach success, and still be involved in the world around us. There are unlimited blessings waiting for us, and we can have the lives we dream about.

Only concentrating on the road ahead might help us move forward a little more quickly, but tunnel vision prevents us from seeing what’s going on around us right now. If we ignore our relationships, thinking we’ll just set them aside until we reach success and then go back to them, we might find that when we go back, there is nothing there. Neglect can ruin connections and we might lose a precious bond pushing ahead. Good, strong relationships embellish our lives and bring us great satisfaction. We can keep our eyes on the goal we desire, and still make our personal connections a priority. If we do, we’ll find great success in all areas of our lives.

Each day we learn something new. We pick up a little more information about where we are and what we’re doing, and learn more about those around us and our place in the world. Being present for today instead of thinking only of tomorrow, will open our minds to every opportunity and help us open new doors ahead. Each day is a blessing, and by paying attention, not just to our personal goals, but to everything happening around us, our lives will be rich and fulfilling.

Today if you’re intent on reaching a goal, and are focused on your next step ahead, look up and see every opportunity around you. Today is the most important day of your life. It’s the only day you can live right now. Move toward the destinations you desire while embracing the world around you now. You are incredible and capable, and every goal is already there for you. Success is yours, and you will have it.

In the Hinterland

1 Jul

Life can be complicated and we may experience things we never dream will happen. We know we’re in control of our own decisions, but everything else is beyond our grasp. Things change, people come and go, choices are made that interfere with our lives, and things may develop that leave us standing alone, unsure of what to do next. There will always be lots of opportunities and possibilities around us, but if we don’t know what we want, or where we want to go, we may get stuck pondering and trying to find answers. Sometimes it may be because something big has changed in our lives. Perhaps a serious relationship has ended, we’ve had an unexpected development in our jobs, or we just no longer feel comfortable where we are. We may feel the urge to do something different, but haven’t yet identified what that will be. Floating around in the hinterland in our minds we may feel without an anchor, and unsettled. Where do we go from here? What should we do? How do we begin? Even when we’re unsure of our next steps, we know deep inside what we really want. We can examine our true desires, trust ourselves to believe we can achieve them, and then decide how we want to proceed to make them ours. There will always be a road ahead, and we are competent and capable enough to find it. Every answer is already there for us. Once we decide what is most important, we can step forward and claim it. Times of uncertainty will come to us all, but we are intelligent and wise, and will find our way. Every possibility is there for us. Every road is open. We need only decide what we want, and then move toward success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what we should do. Some people may believe they know what we need, and will tell us how to proceed. We can certainly take any advice we like, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Our lives are ours to design, and we don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint or follow their lead. We can chart our own course, and go anywhere we desire. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

Time stops for no one, and even if we stand still, the world will continue forward. We can remain in place for as long as we like. There is no rush, and if we need time to think about our next step, we can take it. When we’re ready to move, everything will be there for us. There isn’t any destination we can’t reach, and no goal we can’t achieve. We can look at every option possible, and then choose our next steps. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if things have changed, and you’re not sure how to proceed, trust yourself. You already know what you want. Decide where you want to go, and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and strong, and already have everything you need to succeed at anything you desire. Nothing can keep you from success. Every dream is possible, you will make them yours.

Far Away

15 Jun

Life is full of possibilities and every decision we make takes us somewhere. There are endless roads to travel and we decide what we want to do and where we want to go. We do our best to make good decisions, but we can never see the end of the road from the beginning, and sometimes we may end up going somewhere we didn’t expect and don’t want. Unless we live on a deserted island all by ourselves (unlikely), there will always be others around us giving advice and telling us what they think we should do. They may influence us and we might choose what they suggest that seems good at first but doesn’t turn out the way we want it to. We are always in control of our lives and can do anything we like, but if we’re easily swayed by the decisions of those around us, we might find ourselves heading toward a destination we do not want. It’s easy to follow others. We can let them pave the road ahead and mimic their steps moving forward. But following someone else’s journey will never take us where we want to go. We may end up far away from the destinations we truly desire, and find ourselves in places we never wanted to visit. If we find we’re headed in the wrong direction, we can stop, and review all the options possible. Then we can decide what we want to do, and step on a new road that will take us to success. With focus and clarity, we can chart the road ahead and go anywhere we desire. Every destination is there for us, and we already possess everything we need to reach them. Our lives are ours to design. We can do whatever is needed to get the lives we want the most, and find complete happiness and success.

Every journey begins with the first step forward. After we decide what we want to do, we can begin moving and plan for success. We can only see what’s just ahead and there is no way to predict what complications or problems may arise. The first step is important, but it doesn’t freeze us in place. We are not required to continue on any road if it turns and is headed somewhere we don’t want to go. There are endless possibilities and we can stop and take another path at any time. We determine our own destiny, and can do anything we desire.

It’s easy to live our lives on auto-pilot. We get into a routine and go through the motions one after the other, and before we know it lots of time has gone by and we’re far away from the destinations we want the most. To get the lives we desire most, we have to choose our destinations and live purposely focused on getting there. We can do anything we like but living on purpose takes attention. If we only coast through, and don’t design our journey forward, it will be impossible to achieve our dreams. Nothing can keep us from the destinations we desire most but ourselves. Every option is possible and we can achieve great happiness and satisfaction.

Today if you’re nowhere near where you want to be, look at all the possibilities and decide how you want to proceed. All your dreams are possible and with determination and clarity, you can make them yours. Decide what you want and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and powerful, and can have the life you desire most.

Choosing Kindness

17 Apr

We make millions and millions of decisions as we travel through our lives. Some are inconsequential and don’t impact us, and others are more important and can be far reaching. It really won’t matter in the long scheme of things which shirt we decide to wear today, but our lives may be intensely impacted by who we marry, where we work, and with whom we affiliate. If we’re careful and take our time to make the best decisions we can, we may avoid complications, but even then, unexpected things may arise that give us heartburn for a time. Everyone has their own ideas and opinions regarding what they’re doing and what’s happening. If we feel others are missing the mark and we have the right answer, we may disregard them and push them aside. Everyone has something to offer, and nobody knows everything. If it’s important to us that others accept our opinion, we may insist that our idea be the one chosen. We might have the best answer and we might not, but one thing is certain. If we demand that our views are the only ones permitted, we’ll never get the chance to see what others have to offer. We’re entitled to our own opinions, and so is everyone else. Being right might be important, but if we must choose between being right or being kind, what we choose will determine what comes next. Our relationships are important and how we treat them often sets the tone going forward. If we value everyone’s point of view, and treat them with kindness even when we disagree, we will keep the lines of communication open, and protect our connections. We can share our own viewpoints, and be confident in allowing others to share theirs.

Our ideas are important, but not everyone will agree with us. We don’t need permission to do anything we desire, and we don’t need others to align with our choices. However, if we’re in a situation where we must follow someone else’s lead, and we disagree, we can still move forward with grace and patience. We don’t always have to be in control. Everyone has good ideas and there are many roads to every destination. If we must go along with something we didn’t choose, we can do so with determination and focus, and reach success.

If being right is the most important thing to us, in the rush to make others agree, we may forget how important our relationships are. We all want to be heard, and nobody wants to be bullied or pushed around. If we’re sure we have the answers, we can express our opinion with patience and kindness, and then ask for support. Others will be more interested in hearing our proposal if we’re considerate and open to their opinions as well. We are smart and capable, and with patience and grace, will accomplish all our goals.

Today if you’re sure you have the best idea for moving forward, share your thoughts with those around you and allow them to contribute. Be kind and open to other opinions and reach consensus that involves everyone. You are amazing and talented, and can accomplish anything you desire. Build connections as you move forward, and you will reach every destination. Nothing will stop you from achieving success.