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Worth

22 Dec

The world is a big place with billions of people. Customs and cultures are different and what we value changes depending on circumstances and where we are. Some things are worth more in one area than another. If we live in a snow-covered wasteland, fresh fruits and vegetables are highly valued and desired. However, if we live in the topics where the temperatures are always intense and food grows virtually on its own, ice is treasured. Worth is used to indicate value, and there are endless examples of placing value on things, but what about us? Does our value change depending on where we live or what we do? Are we worth less if we live a simple life than if we we’re rich and famous? Does it depend on how many friends we have or what we’ve accomplished? We are the only person exactly like us in all of creation, since the beginning of time and until the end. We are rarer than the rarest diamond, more precious than the finest gold, and worth more than anything in the whole world. Our worth is limitless and infinite. Nobody can replace us, and without our presence everything would be different. Even the meekest among us possesses inestimable worth. Knowing that, we can have great confidence that we are important and necessary. We don’t have to prove our worth to anyone. We are valuable simply because we are here. Everything we do embellishes our lives and the lives around us in some way. Each action enriches us and teaches us something new, and we can step forward with confidence and surety. Our influence brings depth and variety to the world around us and deepens the experiences of others. We can trust in our own personal worth, and step forward toward any destination, confident we will prevail and reach the goal.

Some people have very high opinions of themselves, and think they have the answers for everyone around them. They may tell us what they think we should do, where we should go, how we should dress, and a thousand other suggestions. We can always listen to any advice we’re given, but nobody is more aware of our desires or needs than we are. We are perfectly capable of designing our own lives in accordance with our own choices. Nothing can keep us from anything we desire, and with focus and determination we can do anything.

We may be in a relationship where someone belittles us and tells us we are nothing. They point out our flaws and exaggerate their power over us. Nobody is perfect and we all have things we want to change or modify. That doesn’t mean we are defective in some way – it only means we’re human. We’re all important and nobody is worth more than anyone else. If someone else doesn’t believe that, that’s their loss. We are valuable and perfect, just as we are, and nothing can diminish our worth.

Today if you feel small and insignificant, remember you are unique and a gift to the world. You are amazing and valuable, and we are all blessed because you are here. Let your light shine and step forward with confidence. Every single dream is there for you and you will make them yours.

Dream Dream Dream

15 Dec

Most of us want lives filled with accomplishment and success. We have goals we want to achieve, things we want to do, and places we want to go. The whole world is there for us but although life is full of possibilities and opportunities, if we simply coast through without direction or purpose, the odds of getting the lives we want the most are next to impossible. It’s nice to daydream and imagine what could be, and we can dream up all kinds of wonderful scenarios. We may imagine what it would be like if we could design the perfect life. Dreaming is fine and helps us define what we really want, but if all we do is think about how we wish things would go, nothing will change, and we’ll remain exactly where we are. Our lives are our responsibility. We can wish for change, and hope it will magically arrive, but nobody is going to open all the doors for us or pave the road to success. If we want our dreams to come true, we must do what is necessary to get them. They are there for us, and it’s up to us to decide if we want them enough to get them. Some things will come easily, and others will be more difficult, but if something is important to us, nothing can keep us from achieving it. There are endless things to do, and we already know what we want. We don’t have to dream about it and hope for it. We can make a plan, and as soon as we’re ready, take the first steps forward and move toward the goal. Nothing is too difficult or too far away. We are entirely capable of doing anything we desire. With perseverance and determination, we can design the lives we want the most and reach every destination. By trusting ourselves, and focusing ahead, we will succeed. Everything is possible. We can begin the journey today, and look forward to reaching the goal.

Nobody gets a perfect life. We all face challenges and things don’t always go the way we wish they would. We get into trouble, or trouble finds us, we miss a turn, friends let us down, the job goes south, and a million other things could go wrong. It does no good to sit and wish things were different. We live in the reality we have. Understanding what’s happening and deciding how we want to proceed will help us move toward what we want. We are never frozen in place and always have the power to change any circumstance or situation in which we find ourselves.

As we journey ahead, we may face a time when the road we’re on gets blocked and nothing we do can move us forward. That doesn’t mean what we’re seeking is unattainable, but that the road we’re on won’t take us to it. There will always be another option, and another way forward. We can adjust our direction when we need to and be confident of success.

Today if you’ve been thinking about a change, decide how you want to proceed and step forward. You are strong and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Make a plan and begin toward the goal. Every dream is possible, and you can make them all yours. Success is already there waiting for you, and nothing can keep you from it. The whole world is full of possibilities, and you will succeed.

Toolkit

3 Dec

When we want to build something, we must assemble all the tools needed to get the job done. Tools are great assets that help us in many ways. All tools are good for something, but none are good for everything. A hammer is a very useful and valuable tool, but if we need to screw a bolt into a board, a hammer is useless. Choosing the right tool for our needs enables us to get the job done. Having lots of tools is nice, but they are only helpful if we actually have the tools we need. Identifying the right tool is easy when we’re building. We know when we need a hammer, a screwdriver, a measuring tape, etc. But in our personal lives, when problems arise we may be confused about how exactly to proceed, and what skills will help us through. Everyone has their own unique personal toolkit accumulated for all the experiences we’ve had as we’ve navigated through our lives. What one possesses may be very different from someone else. We might face a situation where we find we don’t have the tools we need to comprehend what’s happening or how to proceed. Someone close by may have exactly what is required to help us, and they can share their wisdom and experience with us and give us the information we need to move forward. We all have tools to share, and there will always be a solution possible. By reaching out to those around us and asking for help when we need it, and sharing our knowledge to assist someone else, we can reach success in every endeavor.

Life is complicated and unpredictable. We never know what will happen next. Even if we plan carefully and do our best to ensure we avoid as many problems as possible as we move ahead, things may go wrong. Someone or something may get in the way and prevent us from moving forward. If we can’t move, we can stand still and look at the situation objectively. There will always be another way forward. By using the skills we already possess, and trusting ourselves, we can find a way around any obstacle, and continue on toward success.

Conflict is a normal part of life. We’re all individuals and no two people are exactly alike. Our differences bring depth and richness to our experience, but they can also bring disharmony and stress. During times of conflict we can scream and yell, and demand that others listen and obey, which really never works. Or we can draw on our experiences and express our viewpoint gracefully and with patience. By using the skills we’ve already gained we can effectively communicate our opinions and find compromise that honors everyone. We are smarter and more capable than we think we are, and with determination and focus, can achieve anything.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and don’t have the tools you need to get through, reach out to those around you and ask for help. Each experience will give you new skills that will enrich your understanding and help you move forward. Be confident and trust yourself. You are intelligent and wise, and can manage anything. Nothing can hold you in place for long. Every success is possible, and you will prevail.

Switching the Tape

18 Nov

Life is full of challenges. There are endless twists and turns, complications, unforeseen developments, and all kinds of complex issues. Even when we plan well, and chart a clear course ahead, crap happens, and we can get tangled up and thwarted as we try to move forward. When things go wrong, the easiest thing in the world to do is stop trying and start complaining. It takes zero effort and gets us nowhere. If the goal isn’t important, we can let it go when we hit the first snag and move on to something else, hoping there won’t be any more problems. Well, hope springs eternal, but we live in the real world, and there will be few times when everything goes exactly the way we want it to. If we can’t manage unexpected problems, it will be difficult to accomplish much. There are endless things that can go wrong, and it can be maddening if we have continual issues and roadblocks on the road ahead. Frustration is normal but if we let it take over and abandon the journey, we will be unable to make our dreams reality. Instead of seeing every problem that arises as the end of the road, we can switch the tape and challenge ourselves to find the way forward. There really isn’t anything we can’t figure out if we’re determined and focused. It might take longer than we planned, and it might be harder than we thought at the beginning. Those things don’t matter. All that matters is that we face whatever happens and do what is needed to overcome any hindrance. We are strong and powerful and have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to do anything we desire. By being confident in the face of disaster, and refusing to accept defeat, we will prevail. The whole world is there for us, and we can have the lives we want the most. We must just be willing to do the work.

Everyone wants a life filled with ease and pleasure. Dreaming about a perfect world may be nice, but we don’t live in Nirvana. We live in reality where people make mistakes, barriers get in the way, and things go wrong. A lot. It’s possible that some good things may fall into our laps without any planning or effort, but mostly we’ll have to work to achieve the things we want the most. We are capable of designing our lives any way we like. With persistence and clarity, we can go where we want to go, and do all the things we want to do.

Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and someone else might make a bad choice that impacts our lives and give us heartburn. We can waste time ranting and raving about what’s happened, but that will only hold us place. If something gets in the way, we can find the road around it. If someone is holding us up, we can step away from them and go in a new direction. Complications will come, but we are strong enough and smart enough to overcome them and continue forward toward our goals.

Today if it seems everything is standing in your way and you’re frustrated and angry, stop and think about what you want the most. What is the goal you really want to accomplish? Look at everything objectively and you will find the way forward. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can keep you from success. Every single dream is there for you, and you will make them yours.

Make You Happy

23 Sep

Everyone wants to be happy and feel satisfied, and fulfilled in their lives. We all deserve complete happiness and it’s within the reach of everyone. If we’re unhappy and unsettled, we might try to achieve contentment by acquiring things, and accumulating wealth. It’s fun to purchase things we desire, and they may bring us immediate joy, but the thrill of something new wears away quickly. Wealth may seem to be the answer to lasting happiness, but we will be the same person whether we achieve it or not. If we haven’t figured out what we really want and need, no amount of money will fix it. We might think if we find someone to love us whom we love in return we’ll be happy, and that is certainly possible. But every relationship has its challenges and there will be ups and downs that may cause hardship and stress from time to time. Contentment is fleeting when we get it from things or others. If we want real, abiding happiness, we are the only ones who can give it to us. By taking ownership of our own peace and fulfillment, we discover what gives us joy and then can design our lives in ways that brings it. There are endless roads we can travel, and unlimited things to do. We can mimic those around us and follow their example, but until we chart our own course toward the goals we desire most, we will never reach complete fulfillment. Understanding what we want the most, and then doing what is needed to make it ours, will fill us with great satisfaction and endless pleasure. Every single blessing we seek is there for us, and nothing is out of reach. We have the power to do whatever we want, and reach every success.

When we love someone, we want them to be happy. We may do the things they want to do, and agree with them, even if we feel differently, in an effort to make them comfortable. It’s good to compromise and work with those we care about, but giving up who we are and our own personal viewpoints to keep the peace or make things seem easier than they are, will not bring us satisfaction. We can build good, strong relationships and still express our own opinions. Our contribution is valuable, and by confidently sharing our ideas and perspectives, we will enrich our connections with those we love.

It’s impossible to find real, lasting happiness by relying on others to provide it for us. Everyone is working on their own lives, and taking care of their own responsibilities. We can’t lean on our friends or family and expect them to pave the way for us. We have everything we need to do anything we like. We can trust ourselves to reach any destination and accomplish any goal. Our lives belong solely to us. With determination and clarity, we can design them in ways that make our dreams reality and bring us incredible happiness.

Today if you’ve been waiting for things to change in ways that make you happy, take charge of your life. You are amazing and capable, and can do anything you desire. Decide what you want the most, and then step forward toward the goal. Nothing is too hard or too far away for you to reach. Every success is possible, and you will reach it.