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Ending and Beginning Again

5 Nov

Nothing is permanent in life and change is constant. We all have dreams and goals we want to accomplish, and may work hard to make them ours. Sometimes things will go well and we reach our desired destinations as planned, but life is uncertain. Things can get in the way, people may make decisions that hold us back, and we might find ourselves facing a complete stop with nowhere to turn. For reasons out of our control, what we want may not be possible. Maybe the parameters needed to make it happen aren’t there, or it requires something we don’t have and can’t get. Our dream of success may face an insurmountable complication that prevents us from proceeding. If there is nothing more we can do, and we must accept the end of a journey, we may feel devastated and sad that we cannot prevail. The world around us may seem bleak and we may feel overcome with failure. Endings can be hard but the end of one road doesn’t mean we are done. When a door closes, we can take whatever time we need to adjust to our new reality, and then look ahead to something new. When we’re completely focused on moving in one direction, nothing else matters. When that changes, every other road is possible. Ending one thing opens the way for beginning something else. There are unlimited destinations out there, and once we decide how we want to proceed, we can start on our new journey. Saying goodbye isn’t always easy, but when we’re ready, the whole world is there for us. We have endless potential and can reach great success. By remaining confident, even in defeat, we can forge ahead toward whatever destination we desire, and with focus and determination, reach the goal.

The past does not predict the future. If we’ve faced a situation where our plans haven’t worked out, it doesn’t mean we are incapable of achieving success. There will never be a time when every goal we desire is out of reach, and all the doors ahead are locked. We can decide what we want the most, and then carefully and thoughtfully make a plan to achieve it. When the timing is right, we can step forward and move closer to success. We know what we want and with persistence and determination will prevail.

Reaching the end of a road gives us time to think about how we want to proceed. When there is no pressure to push forward, we can consider every option we desire and decide how we want to move forward. Taking the time we need to evaluate all the possibilities enhances our chance for success. We are highly capable and more powerful than we realize. By trusting ourselves and keeping our eyes on the destination ahead, we will succeed.

Today if the road ahead is blocked and you can’t move forward, consider all the options possible. The end of one road is just the beginning of another. Decide what you want the most and take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and can do something incredible. Trust yourself and be confident. Every success is yours for the taking. Step up and claim them.

Carrying the Mountain

22 Oct

Everyone wants an easy life. We may dream about simply lying on a beach in the sun with no worries, and just floating through our days in blissful peace. It’s a nice dream, but for most of us, it’s far from reality. Most of the time we have responsibilities to take care of, details to manage, problems to solve and endless unexpected twists that take our time and attention. Sure we can take a vacation, and those days away from regular life are refreshing and fun, but eventually we must return. Nobody gets a perfect life. We all face trouble from time to time, and if we are going through something overwhelming and extremely difficult, we may feel the heavy weight of trial and despair. The road up the mountain may be hard, and we might stumble and fall. If we’re inundated me might feel like we have to carry everything in order to get through, but that’s not necessary. We never have to carry the mountain to get over it. Climbing it is enough. There is no need to let the issue, whatever it is, completely overcome us. If the journey is too steep, we can stop and take a rest. If the road is too tangled, we can look for another way around. Every problem has a solution, and by taking things one piece at a time, sometimes one breath at a time, we’ll find every answer needed to reach success. Nothing is so convoluted and difficult that we can’t figure it out. There is no rush. We can take our time and manage things as they arise. We are smart and capable, and will find every answer we need. The road ahead is already there. With patience and clarity we will find it, and step ahead, sure of success.

Nobody knows our situation better than we do. We are the only ones with the insight and inspiration we need to move forward. Others may offer suggestions or simply tell us what we should do. Their opinions may help, but they are only opinions based on what they can see, which is rarely the whole story. We know the facts and how we want to proceed, and can trust ourselves to choose our next steps, confident we will prevail.

If we’re facing something completely foreign and have no idea what to do, we can reach out for help. Everyone’s experiences are different, and chances are someone near us will have information that will assist us in finding our way forward. If nobody has anything to offer, we can search for whatever facts we need to move us forward. All the answers will be there for us, and nothing can keep us from success. The destination is waiting, and we will reach it.

Today if you feel like you’re carrying a mountain of trouble, set it down. Look at everything objectively and choose your next step forward. This is not too difficult for you to manage. Trust yourself and be confident. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from success.

All About the Fit

20 Oct

The world is filled with all kinds of options and ideas. There will always be more to do and see than we’ll ever be able to accomplish, and we’re only limited by our own personal desires. We may have an idea about something we want to pursue, and begin toward the goal only to discover as we get closer that it’s not exactly what we wanted. We can always change course or alter our plans at any time. It’s impossible to see the end of any road at the beginning, and if we find we’re headed in the wrong direction, can turn around and start again. We might choose something that works out great, and then something else that doesn’t fit at all. If others are involved they may encourage us to keep trying when things go wrong, and we can stay on track for as long as we like. But if the plan no longer takes us to what we really want, it will not lead us to success. When we purchase clothing, we have to try different styles and sizes until we find what fits. It does no good to buy something too big or too small that is impossible to wear. We may have to try several different things until we find the right fit, but when we do, everything works out well and we feel good. The same is true in our decisions. Some things look good at first but when we see more clearly how they’ll develop, may find they won’t work out. Nothing is permanent and every decision can be modified and adjusted. Once we decide what we want, we can begin moving forward and make any necessary changes as they arise. Every dream is possible and we already have everything we need to succeed. We can trust ourselves to choose the right fit and reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and may give us all kinds of suggestions and point us in all kinds of directions. What they’re doing may work well for them, but that doesn’t mean it’s what we want. We can listen to all the advice offered, and then decide how we will proceed. Each person is unique and our dreams are specific to us alone. We can find our way forward and with confidence reach every destination.

It hurts to wear shoes that are too tight, and we may develop painful blisters as we struggle through. Wearing shoes that are too big isn’t much better, and we may stumble and fall because they get in the way. When we choose things that don’t fit where we want to go, we will suffer in much the same way. We might feel constricted, or fumble around looking for the next step. We already know what we want, and nothing can keep us from our goals. We can do what is needed right now to move toward success.

Today if you’ve been wandering around unsure of your direction, decide what you want the most and step forward. You are wiser and more powerful than you think you are. Nothing is out of reach, and you will succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them all yours.

Crushed

24 Sep

Everyone wants an easy life filled with happiness and good fortune. Nobody wants to go through hard times or suffer. We all want the roads ahead to be paved, and easy to traverse. It’s natural to want things to go well, and many times they will, but this is real life and not fantasy land. There will be few times when everything goes exactly the way we want it to, and we are blissfully happy. We will have wonderful moments filled with joy that bring us great fulfillment and satisfaction, but we’ll also likely have difficult times where we may struggle and feel serious pain. The betrayal of a friend or loved one, the loss of a relationship, the death of someone dear – all carry with them grief and suffering. When we feel crushed by the weight of sorrow or disappointment, we may feel we’ll never get through and believe there is no way we’ll ever survive. Serious pain and loss are very hard to bear. We may have to sit down and stay in place for a while as we cope and try to recover. Grief takes as long as it takes. There is no need to rush, and we can stand still for as long as we need to. Although we may be certain this is the end, and we are finished, that will never be true. No matter what has happened, no matter how bad the situation is, no matter how defeated we feel, the sun will rise again tomorrow. All the answers we need will be there for us. When we’re ready, we can take one step forward, and start again. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. Hard times may push us down, but nothing is powerful enough to stop us forever. Time will heal the pain, and clarity will return. Every blessing is there for us, and success is just ahead. By trusting ourselves, and taking our time, we will find the road forward.

When we’re on a road trip, if we get a flat tire, we aren’t doomed to remain by the side of the road forever. The trip does not end because something went wrong. We can do what is necessary to fix the problem and then continue on. If something dreadful happens that upends our lives and stops us cold, it doesn’t mean it’s the end. We aren’t endlessly frozen in time. Every problem has a solution. No matter how bad things seem or how dark it gets, the road ahead will still be there for us.

When something happens that rocks us deeply, we may feel broken and lost. Our whole world may turn upside down and everything we thought we could count on may disappear. That doesn’t mean our lives are over. By stepping back and looking at everything openly and objectively, we will find the way forward. There is great success waiting, and nothing can keep us from reaching it.

Today if something has knocked you down, and you feel crushed and broken, take the time you need to see everything clearly. This is just a passage, and cannot last forever. You are powerful and strong, and have everything you need to get through. Trust yourself and look ahead. All your dreams are still possible, and you will make them yours.

Meant To Be

15 Sep

Everyone has their own ideas about life and what we should do. We’re all unique and can make any decisions we like. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, there is always another option possible, and we can choose our next steps whenever we’re ready. Sometimes things go wrong, what we want eludes us, our plans don’t work out and we get turned around. Those who care about us may tell us not to worry. They may say, “If it’s meant to be, it’ll work out.” People frequently say things like this as a way of easing pain or helping someone feel better. However, if things are “meant to be” outside of our control, it would mean that our lives have been programmed and there is no way to choose anything different. We are fated to experience whatever has been planned for us. Of course, that is complete nonsense. We all have free will and can do whatever we choose. There is no pre-destination in play and nothing is meant to be. Life is full of twists and turns, and we may get tangled up going in the wrong direction from time to time, but we are perfectly capable or redirecting our course and starting again. If what we want isn’t available right now, we can move onto something else. Change is constant and we may have the chance to reach the goal later. We’re in complete control of our lives. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward toward anything we desire, and be confident of success.

While most things are possible, they won’t all be possible today. We may have to wait until our situation changes, we’re in a new place, or circumstances have evolved in a way that allows us to succeed. If our goal involves other people, is dependent upon their alignment, and they don’t agree, we may not be able to accomplish the goal. Everyone has the right to choose anything they desire, and if they don’t want to go along, we may have to change our plans. There are unlimited things we can do and endless places to go. We can move in a new direction at any time, and continue on to something else.

It’s hard to be patient when we want something badly. If no matter what we do we can’t move forward, we can step back and think about how we want to proceed. We can look at all the options possible and decide on our next steps. Life is long and setting something aside for now doesn’t mean we’re giving up. Things change every day, and we can wait until the road clears, and try again. We are highly capable and intelligent, and will find our way forward.

Today if the goal you desire is out of reach, look at everything objectively and determine if it’s viable at this time. If not, move onto something else. There are unlimited options available and you have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself, and step forward with clarity. You are really amazing have so much to offer. We’re all blessed because you are here. Step forward toward success, and make your dreams reality.