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History

17 Aug

Our lives are a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had. Each step we take and every decision we make brings us to where we are, both physically and mentally. Nobody is perfect and even when we try to make good decisions, there will be times when they won’t work out. Our plans may not go the way we thought they would, or the road we were on that looked so good, turned suddenly and took us somewhere we didn’t want. When we look back at our personal history, we’ll likely see some things we wish we hadn’t done, and some things that went better than expected. If we’ve made serious mistakes in judgement, we got the chance to learn more to help us moving forward. But if an error is egregious and causes a lot of turmoil, we might try to escape blame. If we push a bad decision off on someone else, or the situation, and refuse to acknowledge our part in it, we will learn nothing. When we don’t learn from our mistakes, there’s a good chance we’ll make them again. It’s not easy to admit we were wrong, especially if there are others involved we want to impress, but truth is truth, and will always surface. We can try to keep a low profile, and pretend we weren’t involved, but that will not work indefinitely. The facts will eventually show themselves and the truth will rise. Dodging accountability only delays the inevitable. They say if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Bad decisions and poor choices will never take us where we want to go, and nobody wants a life filled with them. Standing up to what we’ve done, even if it’s been disastrous, will enable us to learn as much as possible from what’s happened, and take all that knowledge forward with us. We are capable of making excellent choices and choosing the best way forward in every situation. We can be honest and clear in our decisions, and find our way to any destination we desire.

There are all kinds of people in the world with all kinds of ideas. If we’re associating with someone who is constantly dishonest, and continually makes bad decisions, we may get caught up in their behaviors and find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation. Repeating someone else’s mistakes will never correct them. We are wise enough to find the answers we need no matter what situation we’re in, and with patience and clarity can choose the best road forward.

Everything we do teaches us something new to carry forward. Paying attention to what we’re learning along the way will help us make modifications and alter our direction if we reach an impasse. We are intelligent and there is nothing that can hold us in place indefinitely. We can draw on all the knowledge we’ve gained, and find our way to any destination we desire. We create our own history with every decision we make, and have everything we need to find great satisfaction and success.

Today if you have repeated a bad decision and are suffering the consequences, think clearly about the road ahead. Learn all you can, and use that knowledge to turn your course toward success. You are highly capable and can do anything, and do it well. Be confident and step forward. Every success is possible and you will reach it.

The Easy Stuff

14 Aug

We are always in control of our lives and can live them any way we like. We can make any decision we choose and each one will further define who we are. There are always lots of options, some are harder than others, and we can decide how we want to proceed. It’s very easy to live a mediocre life. If we want, we can just go with the flow, follow other people’s leads, keep our heads down, and coast. It takes very little energy to simply follow our noses around, and do nothing extraordinary. Time will go by no matter what we’re doing, and if we don’t want anything more than what’s easy, it doesn’t take much to achieve. It’s like being in lukewarm water – it’s neither hot nor cold. We don’t have to be passionate, or committed to any idea, and can merely stay on the periphery and watch others engage. But being half-way in and half-way out can only bring half-way satisfaction and partial happiness. If we really want to feel fulfilled, we have to do more. There is always risk when we truly get committed and involve ourselves completely. Things may go south and we might get hurt, but every mistake and miss-step bring more information to help us moving forward. By stretching further than what’s comfortable, and stepping into the unknown toward a desired goal, we will enrich our experiences and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Great happiness is there for us, but we must reach beyond what’s easy to get it. Some of our greatest successes will be found on unpaved roads that are difficult to travel. We are strong and capable, and can trust ourselves to do anything we desire. All dreams are possible, and with clarity and focus, we can make them ours.

When driving in a car, if we come upon a steep hill, we can take our foot off the gas and coast downhill with no problem. We will continue to move ahead despite doing nothing. However, once we get to the bottom, if we don’t re-engage, the car will only coast for a while and then will stop altogether. If we’re coasting along in our lives just letting things happen, we may move forward if someone else is paving the way for us. But that won’t always be the case, and unless we take control, we may get stuck. Standing in place can never take us where we want to go. We can take control, be confident, and set our own course for the destinations we desire.

Life is uncertain and nobody can read the future. If we have goals we want to achieve but are unsure we can succeed, we might set them aside until we feel more confident. There is no rush to reach any destination, but if we set everything aside indefinitely, we’ll never get there. There will be few times when we’re sure we know everything before we begin. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward, even if the road gets complicated, and with perseverance and determination, we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been taking the easy road and letting others choose the way ahead, decide what you want the most. You are wiser and more capable than you imagine. There isn’t anything too difficult or challenging for you to overcome. Be confident and step forward toward your goals. There is great success possible, and you already possess everything you need to reach it. Nothing can keep you from your dreams.

Taking It Easy

24 Jul

Our lives are filled with opportunity and endless chances to do anything we want. The world is a big place, and there are unlimited things we can do, and countless places to go. We can plan our lives in ways that enable us to accomplish all our dreams, and do everything we desire. Every dream is possible but it takes courage to step away from what we know and try something new. If we want to, we can take it easy, and just continue in our routine, thinking about what we’d like to do, but never taking the chance to make it happen. Routines are safe. We can do the same things every day and pretty much know what to expect and how things will go. Mastering what is common comes easily, and takes little effort. We can go through our lives repeating the same patterns every day, and although we may be successful in accomplishing some things, it’s unlikely we’ll achieve what we dream about. Our lives are important and we can design them any way we like. We can live in predictable, mediocre ways and become complacent, or we can decide what we want the most, and then do what is needed to make it ours. They say when we die, we don’t regret the things we’ve done, but the things we never tried. We are strong, intelligent, and capable, and can achieve anything we desire. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, determined to succeed, we can do anything. Nothing is too far or too difficult for us to manage. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours. The whole world is there, waiting for us. We need only decide what we want, and then go get it.

It’s easy to feel comfortable when we know where we are, and the road ahead is familiar. We can relax and just take things as they come. Our lives belong to us, but if we don’t control them, others will. We can follow along, do as requested, agree with everyone else’s ideas, and just coast through. If we do, we’ll probably be just fine, but we will never reach our personal goals. It’s impossible to direct our own lives if we’re following someone else. We are the only ones who know what our dreams are and where we want to go. We can take control, and move toward every destination we desire, and succeed. Nothing is off limits, and we can have the lives we want the most.

If we’re trying to accomplish a difficult goal, we may get support from those around us, or they may tell us it’s too hard and we should quit. Many people prefer conformity. They like it when everyone is doing the same things and may be uncomfortable when others try to move forward. They are certainly entitled to their opinions, but they have no influence over our choices. We don’t need agreement to do anything we desire. Our lives are ours, and every goal is possible. We can make our dreams come true, and reach every destination.

Today if you’ve been taking it easy and just going with the flow, think about what you really want. Decide where you want to go, and begin forward. You already have everything you need to do anything you want. Create the life you desire most, and you’ll find great satisfaction and happiness. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

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.

Getting Caught Up

10 Jul

We’re all individuals with unique talents, ideas, and gifts we share with the world. Some people are passionate and outspoken about what they want and where they’re going. If we’re around someone who is loud and charismatic, and intent on making everyone believe in their cause, there may be a lot of excitement and activity. Before we realize it, we may get caught up and join in. We might follow along just because others are doing it, and go wherever the group is headed. We can certainly do anything we like, and take any road we want to. But our lives are ours to design, and if we don’t stop to examine exactly what we’re going along with, we may end up somewhere we never wanted to go. We are important and our dreams are ours alone. Following someone else’s dreams will never take us to our own. Our lives are unique to us and we can design them any way we choose. Every destination we desire is there for us, but we’ll never reach them if we follow someone else. Charismatic people may be influential and powerful, but we are always in control of our own decisions. We can listen to anything that’s being offered, and then choose the path moving forward that takes us where we most want to go. We know what we want, and are powerful enough, and wise enough to achieve it. We are responsible for creating our own destiny, and can do anything we desire. Nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to accomplish. Every single dream is possible, and with determination and focus, we will succeed.

We live in a monetary world. People with a lot of money often have a lot of power. If we admire financial success, we might believe wealthy people somehow know more about life than we do, and defer to their decisions. Money is a great tool, but it isn’t wisdom. Being rich doesn’t translate into being wise, or intelligent, or intuitive or anything else. We know ourselves completely, and don’t need to rely on anyone else’s opinion of what we should be doing with our lives. We know what we want, and we know how to get it. By moving forward with confidence, and trusting ourselves, we can reach every goal and every destination.

We may be in a situation where others around us have chosen a specific road moving forward, and are encouraging us to go with them. If all our friends and family members are going along, we may feel great pressure to conform. We can do anything we like, and sometimes just to keep the peace we may acquiesce. But our lives are ours to design and they never need to fit anyone else’s model. We are smart and capable, and can choose for ourselves. Nothing can keep us from the goals we desire, and every dream is possible.

Today if you’ve gotten caught up on someone else’s road, stop and think about what you really want. You are in complete control of your life, and don’t need permission or agreement to do anything you desire. Be confident, and move ahead with purpose and clarity. Every dream is already there for you. Step forward, and claim it.