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Holding On

25 Feb

Everyone wants an easy, happy life where nothing terrible happens and each day is filled with sunshine and joy. But we live in the real world, and nothing is perfect. We will all have precious moments of bliss where everything goes well, but they will never be permanent. Things will change, complications will come, and we’ll face problems and trouble. Everything can change in a moment. The bottom may fall away, and we may be left suspended in confusion, afraid of what will happen next. When everything goes sideways, and the road ahead is dark and filled with uncertainty, we may doubt we can survive. We may believe this is it, this is how we’ll end. But no matter how bad the situation becomes, or how dark it gets, it cannot last forever. If we hold on, and think clearly about what’s happened, the answers we need will appear and we will be able to step forward. Sometimes the only difference between success and failure is the ability to hold on just a little longer. There will never be a situation with no way out. The answers will always be there for us, and if we look, we will see the road ahead. Hard times will come to us all and we may face something we don’t believe we can survive. But we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can overcome us. It may get dark, and the tempest may threaten, but there is sunshine above and if we hold fast to the way forward, it will shine through. Life is full of challenges and tests. We may be pushed to our limit, but we will not be conquered. With patience and faith, we will find every answer we need to prevail and move ahead. Nothing is strong enough to hold us in place forever. We already have everything we need to win.

When pondering life, we may identify some things we don’t believe we could ever survive. The death of someone dear, the betrayal of a lover, the devastation of home and family, and endless other scenarios. Terrible things can and may happen, and there may be moments when all we can count on is ourselves. It may seem impossible to endure at first, but we are stronger than we imagine and will get through. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we can manage anything that comes.

Some experiences are so painful they change us forever. When we’ve suffered through something devastating, our view of life and our part in it may be different as we move forward. It doesn’t mean we’ve lost anything, but that we’ve gained a greater understanding of where we are and the world around us. Change is constant, but we are still in control of our lives and can determine our future. We are intelligent and wise, and with patience and time, we can overcome any disappointment or calamity that has befallen us.

Today if you’re going through a very difficult time and it’s hard to see the road ahead, trust yourself. You are wise and powerful, and nothing can hold you down. Stand firm and look ahead. Every blessing is still there for you. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.

Scrubbing the Roster

23 Feb

When there are big changes in organizations, and new leadership comes on board, instead of training all the previous personnel, they may start over with their own team. It may be easier to scrub the roster of the old participants and begin with an entirely new group. We may reach a point in our lives when we decide to make significant changes in what we’re doing and where we’re going. Our focus has shifted, and we now want to move onto something new. Those who have been with us in the previous situation may not agree with our decision to alter our plans. They may continually tell us it’s not a good decision and question every step we take. If we reach a point where we want less dissention, we may choose to step away from them. Deciding to scrub our own personal roster may enable us to move forward more easily, but it may cause us some discomfort as we step away. Routines and everyday connections are comfortable, but it’s impossible to stay in one place and move onto another at the same time. If we’re ready for a change, and want to proceed in a new direction, we may need to re-evaluate who we’re interacting with and choose another way forward. Our relationships are important, and we don’t have to sever our connections to those around us. We may find a new way to connect with them that allows us to continue building our relationship and doesn’t prevent us from moving toward our new goals. Our lives are ours to design and we are in control of our own destiny. By choosing what is best for us and stepping forward toward success we will find great happiness and satisfaction. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

There are crossroads and turning points in all our lives. We change as we move forward and what we wanted yesterday may now seem undesirable. The destination we were headed toward is no longer what we want. There are always countless roads available, and when we’re ready for a change, we can step away from where we are and start a new journey. Nothing is out of reach, and every goal will always be possible. We can have the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Custom and tradition are powerful forces. It’s comfortable to continue doing things the way they’ve always been done, and it takes courage to step away from the norm and chart our own course. We are intelligent and know exactly what we want and where we want to go. It’s possible to honor tradition and still do things our own way. Our lives are important, and our dreams are ours to create. With determination and focus, we can accomplish everything we desire, and find true happiness.

Today if you’ve decided to make a turn and go in a new direction, take the first step forward. You are wise and powerful, and will find the way to success. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from making them yours. Be confident and move ahead. The destinations you seek are within reach, and you will achieve them.

Repercussion

17 Feb

Each day brings decisions we must make. Every choice will have a result and if the situation isn’t serious or far reaching, those results may be inconsequential. We constantly make routine decisions without much thought. We simply decide what we want to do and move on. But life is complicated and eventually we’ll face a serious decision that may impact our lives in big ways. If we understand how important the situation is before we choose, and are able to get all the facts, we have a better chance of navigating it well, but there may be times when something that seems simple and straight forward turns out to be very complex and significant. The repercussions of a big decision can impact us in ways we never imagined and turn our course in a direction we didn’t see coming. We don’t know what we don’t know, and if we can’t get all the facts before we choose, we may end up going somewhere we never intended. Everything we do affects our lives in some way. Big choices will come, issues will arise, and we may get very tangled in a situation we never imagined. It doesn’t matter how complex or difficult the issue is, we can find the answers we need. It’s hard to face a situation we don’t like, but nothing is permanent and no matter where we are, or what direction we’re traveling, we have everything we need to change it. Life is full of experiences. Some of them will be wonderful and fulfilling, and some will bring hardship and trouble. We are wise and capable, and can face anything that arises with confidence and certainty. Nothing can hold us in place, and we will prevail.

Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. People can only see us from the outside – what we do, where we go, and how we look – but can never know what we’re thinking. When we’re facing difficult challenges, others may give us advice and tell us how to proceed based on what they can see. But we know what we want and are perceptive enough to understand what we need to do. Our decisions are ours to make and we have all wisdom and clarity we need to make them well.

If a decision we’ve made goes south and all our plans crash and burn, we may think we’re doomed. We may believe there’s nothing we can do to fix the situation and we’ll never succeed. It may seem like the end, but that will never be true. We can change anything at any time. It may not be easy, and we may struggle to fix what has gone wrong, but we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine and have everything we need to correct our course.

Today if a choice you’ve made has turned out badly and there are problems and complications, don’t give up. You already possess everything you need to adjust your course and correct the situation. You have all the wisdom and courage necessary to find the way forward. Decide what you want and be confident. Nothing can keep you from success. The whole world is there for you, and you will win.

Revising

11 Feb

Life is all about change. Nothing stays the same forever and the only constant we can count on is that whatever we’re going through, and whatever is happening now is going to change. How those changes come about is anyone’s guess. We may be able to continue on the road we’ve been on, or it may disappear. The view ahead may stay the same or be completely altered. There is no way to read the future or see what’s coming. We may make excellent plans and do everything possible to ensure we can stick to them, and then unexpectedly something happens that throws it all out the window. What we do after that is up to us. We can try to hold onto the original approach and hope somehow, everything will return back to where it was. That might work but often once things change, they proceed forward in a new direction. We can wait and hope for as long as we like, but if the new situation persists, and we still want to proceed, we’ll have to find a new way ahead. Kaleidoscopes make beautiful patterns, but each turn creates a new design. The same is true in our lives. When things change and our journey is modified, the goal will still be possible, but we may have to find a completely new road to get to it. If we spent a lot of time designing our original plan, and are sure it’s the best answer, we may struggle if something changes that prevents us from implementing it exactly as we wanted. It’s hard to let go of something we’re committed to, but if we remain flexible and open to new ideas, the answers will be easier to find than if we dig in our heels and refuse to budge. Everything may change and we may lose our footing for a time, but we are intelligent and capable, and no matter what happens, can find our way forward. The kaleidoscope may shift, the road may turn, and the scenery may change, but the goal is still there, and we can reach it. By trusting ourselves and moving forward with confidence and clarity, we will prevail.

If we like our lives the way they are, and are happy with what we’re doing, we may hope things will stay the same forever, but that is a fool’s game. There are people making decisions all around us we have no control over, something may change due to forces we can’t see, and suddenly everything may shift. When change comes, we can step back and look at everything objectively, revise our journey forward, and start again. Nothing is out of reach, and with courage and wisdom, we will find our way.

Change can be hard, but it isn’t always negative. Although we may be resistant to something new that has impacted us, we may find it’s not as bad as we initially thought. If we look closely, we will likely discover something positive in the new road ahead. Life is full of changes and they challenge us and give us new information. If we are open and willing to step forward despite the turn, we will find the way to success.

Today if the road has turned unexpectedly and you can no longer continue with your original plan, be flexible and open, and look at all the possibilities before you. You already have all the wisdom and insight you need to find your way forward. Trust yourself and start again. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win.

Successful Failure

10 Feb

There are unlimited possibilities in life, endless places to go and infinite things we could accomplish. We will never run out of new things to do or destinations to reach. If we live our lives fully and embrace new options and ideas, we’ll have incredible experiences that will enrich us and give us great depth and understanding of the world around us. But taking a chance on something new requires courage and faith. If we’re afraid of failure we may not venture out of our normal routines. It’s fine to live a small, restricted life if that’s what we want, but limiting our exposure to something new will never enrich us. Routines are comfortable and easy. We mostly know what to expect and it’s easy to repeat the same behaviors and patterns over and over. We can pave the road simply by continuing to walk over it. Repetition is simple but there is no refreshment or enhancement to what we already know. We can accomplish great, amazing things if we trust ourselves to step forward toward them. Being afraid of failure and standing still will never move us forward. New roads that are foreign and untraveled can be intimidating, but we are smart and once we take the first step, can make them ours. Failure may happen, but it doesn’t mean we can’t reach the goal. When we fall down or get lost, we learn more about what works and what doesn’t. If we look at missteps as a learning process instead of the end of the road, we will overcome any obstacle. There isn’t anything strong enough to keep us from progressing and we have everything we need to unravel any complication or problem in the way. Every single dream can be ours if we’re willing to do what is necessary to obtain them. Nothing is out of reach, and we can have the lives we desire.

There is no life manual to help us prevent making a wrong turn. There’s no alert coming to warn us of dealing with certain people or choosing a particular path. Everything is open and available, and we can do anything we like. We learn by doing and we’re going to make some mistakes along the way, but each will give us good information for moving forward. By learning all we can as we move along, we will gain all the skills and tools we need to succeed.

There may be times when it seems no matter what we do we can’t move ahead. There is always another problem or complication that blocks our path. If we focus on the difficulties, we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. We may think we don’t have whatever it takes to get to the prize. That will never be true. Trouble may come and the road might get hard, but we are stronger than anything we must face. Every single answer is already there for us and with determination and courage, we will prevail.

Today if you’ve been hesitant to start something new, afraid you will fail, be confident. You are amazing and powerful, and can accomplish anything you desire. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.