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Waiting for Luck

10 Apr

We’re always in control of our lives. We decide what we’ll do, where we’ll go, with whom we’ll associate and how we’ll live. Every decision we make defines who we are. We can make excellent decisions and each time we choose we determine the road ahead. When we know what we want and the options are clear, it’s easy to choose but sometimes the waters are muddy and seeing exactly where the choice will take us isn’t obvious. Not every decision is easy and sometimes we may have no idea what we should do. We may hesitate, or if we’re completely lost, just wait around and hope somehow, we’ll get lucky and it’ll work out by itself. Waiting for luck to save us rarely works. We must decide. Some decisions can be pushed aside and might even eventually fade away on their own, but that’s unusual. If we’re stuck and unsure, we can review everything and choose the best option possible. It might work out the way we want it to, or it might go awry, but whatever happens, we’ll find our way through. We can’t read the future and must proceed with the information we have. If there’s more to the story, or things unfold in ways we couldn’t predict, even if we’ve chosen well, we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. We only have control over ourselves and there are always unseen developments that may hinder our plans. We don’t need luck to find our way. We have everything necessary to make good choices and can modify our plans when needed. Success is always possible and nothing can keep us from getting to our goals.

When we take the first step on any path, we also choose the destination it takes us to. That’s fine if we can see where the road will end, but that isn’t always possible. We may start out thinking the end result will be one thing and then discover as we move forward that we’re nowhere near where we thought we were headed. Life is filled with unexpected surprises and when the road bends we may have to turn around and start again. With determination, focus and patience, we can go anywhere and reach any destination.

When we have to make a difficult decision and none of the options are appealing, instead of working the problem, we may decide it’s too hard and set it aside. We might hope if we leave it alone long enough, someone else will take care of it. We may have to overcome many difficult and unpleasant tasks. Working through them and learning to find resolutions will bring us great knowledge and benefit. We gain wisdom with each challenge we overcome and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Instead of looking away, we can address each issue as it arises, confident we’ll find the answers we need and prevail.

Today if don’t want to face a difficult decision before you, remember how capable and strong you are. There isn’t anything you can’t figure out. You don’t need luck to save you. You already possess everything needed for success. Look at the situation clearly and choose the best path forward. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Be confident. You know what to do and you will win.

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A Thousand Steps

2 Apr

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in our lives. Some are easy and quick, and we get them done and move on with little concern or effort. Others are harder and take more time and concentration to complete, and sometimes we may be up against something that’s so big we aren’t sure we can manage it. There may be a long road ahead that will involve serious dedication and perseverance to get to the goal. Even if it’s something we really want to accomplish, looking at it from the beginning may be daunting and overwhelming. Each step may take serious consideration and thought, and there may be over a thousand steps before us. If there’s a long, long road ahead, we must decide if the destination is worth the effort it will take to reach it. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is needed to achieve the goal. The road may be long and the journey may be difficult, but with determination and dedication we can succeed. We have everything we need to do anything we desire. We are strong enough, and wise enough to find the way forward. Our lives are always in our control and we can design them any way we like. It doesn’t matter if what we want is hard to reach, or if the road is long and difficult. We can set our sights and proceed forward with confidence. Every destination is possible and nothing is beyond our reach. With determination and courage, we can step forward and achieve anything we desire. All our dreams are possible and we will succeed.

If you’ve ever looked at a road map you’ve seen that few roads are straight lines leading from point A to point B. There will often be some sort of switchback or turn that diverts it away from the destination. The same is true when we set out to accomplish something. Rarely will the path forward be clear and unobstructed, and follow a clean, straight line to the goal. Generally, there will be some roadblocks in the way or we’ll have to re-route around something we didn’t plan on. The journey may take us in the opposite direction for a time, but with patience and planning we can still reach the goal. We know where we want to go and have everything we need to get there.

When the goal we want to reach is difficult, and the road ahead stretches beyond what we can see, it may seem impossible to achieve. There may be a thousand steps ahead, but we need only accomplish the one in front of us. If we focus on one day at a time the journey will be manageable and we’ll gain confidence as we move forward step by step. With determination and persistence, we’ll advance and reach the goal. We can do anything. Nothing is too difficult or demanding for us. We can make our dreams come true and reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’re looking down a long road to a goal you want to reach and feel overwhelmed at what lies ahead, take one step forward. Do what is needed today to push ahead. You have everything you need to manage whatever comes. You are amazing, powerful and wise, and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. Every blessing is possible and you will succeed.

Do Over

27 Mar

We all have many skills that help us get through the various things we must accomplish every day. We’re good at some things, expert at a few things, and some things may be new or foreign to us. We get what comes without regard to the skill set we currently possess and sometimes we may be lost trying to figure out what we’re supposed to do or how to solve a problem we’re facing. We can evaluate all the options we can see and try our best to move ahead, but we may get hung up or choose a solution that doesn’t work and have to start again. If the problem is complex, we may have to start over more than once until we can solve it and let it go. A do over isn’t an indication that we’re not smart enough to manage the issue or that we’re in over our heads. It just means we’ve discovered that the first thing we tried, or the second, or the third, didn’t work and we get to try again. All the knowledge we gain from our successes and our failures is valuable and will help us in the future. Perfection may be the goal but it will rarely be the achievement. We can be confident that no matter how complicated or difficult the task is, or how convoluted the problem we’re facing, we’ll find our way through. We’re smart enough and brave enough to continue forward until we reach success. Life is all about learning and every day brings us something new to challenge and teach us. There isn’t anything we can’t do and with determination and patience can solve any problem that arises. Nothing is beyond our reach and we’ll find all the answers we need to prevail.

We are far more capable than we may imagine. We sometimes think we could never do a certain task but when it appears before us, we find a way to accomplish it. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and when we’re in a foreign situation and must find our way through, we can figure out what needs to be done to manage it effectively. We have all the intelligence and resources we need to find the answers and move forward, and can be confident we’ll succeed even in the most daunting situations. We are strong enough and wise enough to solve any problem before us.

If we’re intimidated by something and overwhelmed trying to understand the situation, we may believe it’s impossible to solve. Our fight or flight reflex may kick in and prompt us to run for our lives. It’s hard to think when there is serious trepidation or we’re in a panic. Before we throw our hands up and surrender, we can stop, look at everything clearly and take the first small step toward resolving the issue. Once that is done, we can take the second and eventually, even the most devastating problem will be solved. We are powerful and wise, and can find our way through anything that arises. Success is always possible and we will find it.

Today if you’ve been working a problem and you’ve hit an impasse, don’t give up. Review all the possibilities before you and try again. The answers are there for you and you will find them. There isn’t anything too complex or difficult for you to solve. You are powerful and intelligent, and have everything you need to succeed. Be confident. You will prevail.

The Other Side

25 Mar

There are all kinds of things that can happen as we go through our days. We may be surprised by a turn of events that stops us in our tracks, or discover upon reaching a goal that things aren’t exactly as we thought. We never know what lies ahead and even when we plan carefully, something may come out of left field that knocks us off our game. Lots of things can change and without warning, the road may turn and take us somewhere we never intended to go. We can chart our course ahead but when we’re on one side of the coin it’s impossible to see the other. Life is filled with possibilities and change is constant. Just when we’re sure we know what to expect everything may shift and we may suddenly find ourselves in foreign territory. It may be unsettling or confusing at first, but we are capable of adjusting and managing any changes that come. There isn’t only one road to any destination and if there’s a detour ahead or the door we need to walk through is blocked, we can find another way forward. Keeping our focus on the ultimate goal will help us handle any complications along the way. The road may get rocky and we may get lost momentarily but we are intelligent and wise and will find success. We can go anywhere and do anything. We have overcome many obstacles already and have the skills and insight we need to move forward. The whole world is there for us and the possibilities are endless. We can be confident in our ability to succeed and find our way.

We’re in control of our lives and can design them any way we like. We can keep them small and stay within close boundaries where we feel comfortable and safe. It’s easy to maintain a routine where we know all the players and what to expect. Repeating the same patterns may give us comfort but can never bring something new that will challenge and engage us. We can trust ourselves to stretch beyond what is easy and try for something more. We have so much to offer and are capable of accomplishing great things. Reaching beyond what we know will bring us great confidence and increase our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

We never know what we’re capable of until our limits are tested. We may think there is something we could never do but then in a great time of need discover we can accomplish it. We are capable of far more than we think we are. We’re strong and have all the courage we need to face anything. Our resilience and intelligence will help us move forward and nothing is beyond our reach. We can accomplish any goal we desire. We can set our sights as high as we like and then find success. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to figure out and we can make all our dreams come true.

Today if the road you’ve been on has turned and you aren’t sure you can find your way, trust yourself. The other side is already there waiting for you. You have everything you need to find the way forward. Be determined and have confidence. You know what you want and you will succeed. Keep moving forward. All your dreams are possible and you are strong enough and wise enough to reach them, and make them come true.

Upside Down

20 Mar

Nobody can predict the future and we never know what will happen next. There are a lot of surprises in life. Some of them are fun and exciting, but others may knock the wind out of us and leave us stunned and confused. A sudden breakup of a close relationship, an unforeseen accident, an unexpected death, or many other surprises may shake us and make us feel unsettled and upside down. The winds of change may rush upon us and when the road abruptly turns and we are suddenly going in a completely different direction without a plan or any idea of what to do next, we may feel lost and unsure. Everything we counted on may disappear. Everything we thought was solid, may evaporate into thin air. Life is filled with changes and when they come unplanned and unexpected, we may lose our footing for a moment while we try to grasp the situation. We have succeeded at many things and no matter what happens, have all the wisdom and knowledge we need to find our way forward. When things suddenly change, we can take the time we need to stand still, catch our breath, and see all the options possible for moving forward. There will always be a road ahead and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. Even if the whole world changed, we could still find our way. We can choose on our next steps forward and then begin again. Our goals will still be there for us, and with patience and determination, we’ll reach them. Things may go wrong, and the road we were on may be blocked, but there are countless roads possible. We’re intelligent and capable, and nothing can keep us from our dreams.

Every decision we make takes us somewhere. If we’re careful, oftentimes we can see where we’re headed and plan accordingly. But sometimes we don’t have all the facts and may choose something that takes us completely off the rails. Everything may blow up in our faces leaving us trying to figure out what happened. We may need time to process where we are and figure out what to do next. Things can go wrong and when they do, we can find our way. There isn’t anything too complex or difficult for us to manage. We can take the first step forward and then the next, and soon we’ll be on the road that takes us to our goal.

Falling down is a natural part of life. We might stumble or completely take a dive. The fall isn’t the important thing – what matters is what we do next. If we let the situation hold us down and don’t try to get back up, our lives will be paralyzed and frozen in time. We can manage anything that comes and if we’re down, we have the courage to stand again. We are strong and capable, and nothing is powerful enough to keep us from success.

Today if the road you’ve been on has suddenly turned and you’re unsure of your next move, think about what you want. Even the most difficult situation has a solution. You know where you want to go and have everything you need to get there. Stand strong. You are wise and nothing can hold you down. Success is always there for you and you will reach it.

Chink in the Armor

15 Mar

Most of try to do the best we can every day. We try to make good decisions, be helpful to those around us, and set a good example. It takes constant attention to choose well and we apply ourselves to the task in an effort to succeed. Often the right choice is easy to see but sometimes the waters get muddy and it’s hard to determine which way to go. At times like that, all we can do is make the best choice possible and see what happens. If every day went well and we never experienced stress, time pressures or confusion, our chances of making a good decision would be enhanced. But life is rarely like that. Most often there’s a lot going on around us, others may press us to hurry, we may have many balls in the air at once, and the time it takes to see everything clearly is lost. We may make a decision out of desperation or frustration and just deal with the results when they come. Nobody is perfect and sometimes we all make mistakes. Even when we’re trying hard, we may get a chink in our armor from a bad choice. We may end up going the wrong way, we might impact others negatively, or shut doors we need to move forward. If we’ve gone far from where we need to be to continue ahead, it may take time to get back on track. We can focus on where we want to go and do what is needed to find our way. A chink in our armor is just a momentary delay. It cannot keep us from progressing or prevent us from reaching success. We have everything we need to be successful in any endeavor. There is sufficient wisdom and courage inside us to take us anywhere we want to go. Every destination is possible and with focus and determination, we will prevail.

Lots of things can go wrong when we’re pushing ahead. We may get the wrong impression, go the wrong way, or get lost completely. Fortunately, nothing in life is permanent and we can always correct anything we need to start again. Nothing is written in stone and everything can be modified. There is no need to despair if we’ve made a mistake in judgement. We can learn everything possible from what’s happened and use the knowledge we’ve gained to move forward with confidence.

Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about how things should go. Some may tell us to go one way, some another, and some may tell us the goal is too difficult and we should give up and stop. Although we may listen to any advice we value, we don’t need approval or permission to do anything. We can design our lives any way we choose and go anywhere we want. Even if everyone else is going south, we can set our journey going north. We know what we want, and with faith and determination can succeed at anything we desire.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake that has set you back and feel like you’ve failed, be confident and trust yourself. Mistakes teach us what doesn’t work and give us more information to help us in the future. Be positive and fearless. You can do anything you desire. Every dream is possible. You are stronger and wiser than you imagine. Nothing can keep you from success and you will reach your destination.

All is Lost

12 Mar

Life is filled with possibilities and opportunities. There are unlimited things we can do, places to go, people to meet, and endless chances to change our lives. Sometimes what we want to do comes easily and we overcome obstacles quickly. Other times it seems the road ahead constantly blocks us and we can’t move forward. If we’re intent on achieving a goal and something happens that prevents that from happening, we may get discouraged. If nothing we do changes the situation, we may feel like we’ve failed. There may be so much disappointment we withdraw and decide we’re not trying anything new ever again. We may think all is lost and just give up. We can stop pursuing any goal at any time, and change direction but we need not surrender to defeat. Everything is possible. Just because the goal isn’t available now doesn’t mean it won’t be possible later. Sometime success is just about timing. If we give up and abandon the goal, there is no hope of winning. Disappointment can be hard to get through but it’s just a step in the process. It’s just one step among many. The road is long and if we keep our eyes focused on where we want to go, when our situation changes, we can try again and succeed. We are entirely capable of doing anything we desire. There isn’t anything strong enough or complicated enough to hold us in place forever. We know what we want and have all the intelligence and determination to achieve it. Our lives can be exactly the way we want them. We can trust ourselves to find the way through any problem and reach success.

Life is a long journey with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes just when we feel sure we’re headed in the right direction a big detour blocks our way and we have to regroup. Few things we want to accomplish will simply arrive without effort. We will have to plan the way forward, and unravel each complication that arises. It doesn’t matter how difficult the road gets, we have everything we need to find our way. We can find the solution to any problem and with patience and focus will reach the goal.

We may go through a period where it seems nothing is working and everything is standing in our way. Every door we try to open is locked, every road is tangled and dark, and we can’t advance. There are unlimited roads to every destination. If the one we’re on isn’t working, we can try another. If that doesn’t work, we can try another again. If nothing we do pushes us forward, we may decide to set the goal aside for a time and start again later. Setting the goal aside doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. We can revisit it when things change and find success.

Today if you’ve suffered a big disappointment and feel like giving up, remember everything you’ve already accomplished. You are successful and strong, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Decide what you want and choose the road that will take you to it. You are powerful and wise. Don’t give up. Every dream is possible and you will prevail.