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What We Can’t See

12 May

Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and may be astonished by what comes our way. We move forward toward the goals we want to accomplish, and we hope things will go well and there won’t be any hang-ups. Sometimes, we may get to the destination unscathed and happy. But other times things go awry, stuff gets in the way, and we have to back track or even stop for a time. It’s frustrating and if it happens frequently, we may start to doubt our ability to succeed. We may begin to think we’re doomed, that what we can’t see will be disastrous, and every possible complication will happen to keep us from success. We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to know what’s around the next bend. Just because we can’t see what lies ahead, doesn’t mean it’s going to be awful. It may just be wonderful. Some surprises pave the road for us, and benefit us in amazing ways. Not every unknown is bad. The past never predicts the future, and just because things didn’t work out for us in the past doesn’t mean they won’t work out for us ahead. When we’ve had a long run of problems and it seems there is no end of trouble, we may think there’s a stationary black cloud over us and there’s no way to win. Nothing in life is permanent and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change. We can trust that we’ll find our way and the road ahead will clear. Every option is available to us and we have everything we need to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident we’ll prevail and look ahead toward success.

Sometimes it seems like life goes in cycles. Everything moves along fine for a while, and then, bam, it all falls apart and we must face a period of struggle. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are countless others all around us making choices that may impact our plans and keep us from moving forward. We don’t know what we don’t know, and may suddenly face a huge roadblock that holds us in place. It’s not comfortable to stand still when we want to move, but we are intelligent and capable, and can find a way through. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down indefinitely, and no matter what complications arise, we will prevail.

It’s easy to be happy when our plans are working out and we’re moving ahead without any resistance. However, those moments are few and far between. Many times, there will be some push back and problems along the way. There are endless roads to travel, but few of them are smooth and paved. We may have to travel over rocks and ditches, and stumble across endless diversions. Our goals and dreams are important, and if we want them, we can find a way to get them. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined and focused. We already possess everything we need to create the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Today of you’re struggling to get ahead, and it seems the problems are endless, hang on. The very next turn may take you straight to your goal. There are blessings waiting for you on the road ahead. You can’t see them yet, but every success is there for you. Be strong and keep going. Every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

Tights and a Cape

8 May

Life is filled with challenges and opportunities that teach us new things and give us more information about the road ahead. Sometimes things roll along with little trouble, and other times it seems like everything that can go wrong is going wrong. Nobody gets a free pass on problems. They come to all of us, and when they do, we must find our way through them. We may wish for a life of ease where every day is like a holiday, but if we actually had lives like that, we would learn nothing about ourselves or the world around us. Thankfully, wishes aren’t reality, and we’re going to struggle from time to time. When we’re in the midst of trouble and feel overwhelmed, the answers we need will be there but they may not be obvious. Some answers require us to dig deep and search for them. During times like those it would be terrific if Superman was real, and could show up and just solve everything for us. Unfortunately, if we want tights and a cape to save us, we’ll have to provide them ourselves. We might have to search diligently, and ask for help to find our way through, but we are smart and perfectly capable of managing any issue that’s complicating our lives. Things will go wrong, we will stumble, our plans may disintegrate, and we might find ourselves somewhere we never wanted to go. But we are creative and wise, and there isn’t anything that can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them. We are capable of incredible success, and nothing is strong enough to keep us from it. Every problem can be solved, and we have everything we need to prevail.

When we’re struggling with something difficult, we may reach out to those around us for help and support. Everyone has different experiences and if we’re facing something new, chances are there will be someone who has already traveled that road, or who can point us in the right direction. If we’re very independent, we may choose to find the answers on our own. We can always do that, but it may take more time and effort than if we reach out for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean we’re weak or can’t do things on our own. We all have a different collection of skills. We can get advice from someone who knows the way forward until we gain our own expertise.

When we’re facing a hard challenge, there may be some who’ll tell us we’ll never prevail and we should just give up and forget it. We can take any advice we like, but we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There really isn’t anything we can’t manage. By confidently stepping forward even when we’re unsure, we can open the doors ahead and find our way to success. Life is full of opportunities and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and are unsure about how to proceed, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome many difficult problems and you have everything you need to solve any complication. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Look forward and step ahead with confidence. Success is there, waiting for you to arrive, and you will reach it.

What Counts

6 May

Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we want. There are endless goals we can achieve and with determination and focus, we can accomplish anything we desire. Some goals are easy and we get them done quickly, but others are harder and we may suffer many setbacks as we try to push ahead. Losing weight is one example. All we have to do is eat less and exercise more. Simple right? It sounds easy enough but we may discover pretty quickly that what seems easy on paper is harder to do in real life. How about managing our time more effectively? That’s a cinch. We just have to be more realistic when we set up our schedules and stay away from anything that distracts us from the task at hand. We may clearly understand the concepts of reaching our goal, but putting them into practice may take more effort and focus than we might imagine. It’s easy to understand what we need to do to change our personal behaviors, but change takes practice and time. We’ve carefully carved a nice clean road going the way we used to do things. Moving in a new direction means cutting a new path and then walking on it again and again until it becomes ours. Big changes may take longer than we expect, and after yet another detour we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. But every step we take in the right direction matters. Every single time we choose to stay on course is success, and every success counts. We are successful every moment we don’t quit. It’s great to reach a big goal, but each step forward before we get there is a win. We can do anything. We are stronger and more powerful than we know, and every dream is possible.

When we want to do something new, we may try to learn everything about it we can before we begin. Knowledge is power, but knowledge does not predict how we’ll manage the changes ahead. Some roads may be far harder than we imagined, and we may stand confused and overwhelmed at first trying to find our footing. Every goal is possible, but some will be harder and more complex than we know at the beginning. If we’re determined and keep moving forward, we can accomplish anything. We are capable and smart, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Our plans won’t always work out the way we want them to the first time we try. It doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the goal, but only that our first attempt didn’t work out. There are endless roads to every destination. If the first one didn’t move us forward, we can try another, and keep trying until we find the one that works. Every answer is already there for us, and we can always find our way. We can have the lives we desire most, and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve stumbled again trying to get to a goal you desire, don’t give up. You are amazing and capable, and a setback isn’t the end of the road. Every step you take brings success. Decide how you want to proceed, and move forward with confidence. The road ahead is waiting and every goal is possible. Nothing is too far or too difficult for you to reach. Keep going. You will win.

Tomorrow

28 Apr

We all have bad days from time to time. Sometimes it seems like everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, and we dread what will happen next. Nobody gets everything right all the time, and we might stumble and cause our own heartache and confusion. Or things may happen over which we have no control that completely tangle up our lives and lock us in place. There are a lot of roads ahead, but few are paved and clear. We may run into detours, twists and turns, potholes, and complete roadblocks. They may be complex and time consuming, and we may be overwhelmed at the task of smoothing them all out. Today may be hard, and we might get exhausted just trying to deal with what’s happening. If we can’t see any way ahead, we can step back for a moment to catch our breath. Taking a short break to look at everything objectively will help us see more clearly and enable us to find the answers we need. Hard times come to us all. We can never predict what will happen or where trouble may lead us. But nothing lasts forever, and no matter how screwed up it seems things are right now, they can’t remain that way indefinitely. Change is constant, and what is wrong will eventually right itself. We will find the way through and reach the destination. We can trust ourselves to manage whatever comes, and hold on until we find the answers. Darkness may come and the clouds may overshadow, rain may pelt us and we may have to wait for a time. The storm may rage, but no storm lasts forever, and the sun will rise again. We are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold us down. We will find all the answers we need, and reach success.

Nobody can read the future, but one thing is certain, whatever we’re going through now will change. Things may improve, or they may worsen, there is no way to know. It would be great if every problem came with a predetermined answer that worked every time, but that isn’t reality. Trouble comes and when it does it will be up to us to figure out what to do with it. We are wiser than we think we are, and already possess everything we need to get through any situation that arises. We can trust that we’ll find the way forward, and reach every answer we need.

We may wish for a life of ease, where everything goes the way we want it to, and we never have to worry about what will happen next. It’s nice to think about but the lessons we learn from adversity give us depth and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We carry every skill forward and with each experience enrich our ability to reach success. Life is all about learning. Finding our way through complex issues, and struggling to reach answers gives us knowledge and confidence. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with trouble and think there is no way through, remember how many times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are amazing and powerful, and all the answers you seek are there. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and how to get it. Every blessing is there for you, and you will succeed.

Reserve

21 Apr

Life is full of challenges. Wherever we are and whatever we’re doing it’s likely some situation will come that complicates our plans or something will arise we have to figure out. There are lots of roads to every destination but they aren’t all paved and we may run into bumps and unexpected detours as we try to push forward. We’re strong and can often make whatever adjustments are necessary to keep going, but if we’ve been dodging obstacles for a while, and every turn seems to bring more trouble, we may tire and feel like we can’t continue. We may believe we’ve reached our limit and are done. Fatigue is natural when we’ve been pushing a long time, and it’s okay to take a rest when we need to. If we think we’ve had enough and can’t go on, we can always decide to quit and give up. However, if the goal is important to us, there is always the possibility we can still get there. Even when we’re sure we don’t have any energy left, it’s likely there’s still more we can do. Like the reserve gas tank in our car, when we hit empty, we can reach deep and go a little further. Just because we can’t see the end of the road doesn’t mean it isn’t close. If we want to get to the destination, we can stop and regroup, and then take another step. Sometimes one more step forward will change everything. Every goal is possible and we already possess everything we need to succeed. We can trust that we are strong enough to get there. Trouble will come, complications may arise and every turn may bring more problems. Life can get tangled up but we are intelligent and will find our way. Nothing is out of reach, and we have everything we need to succeed.

Sometimes things seem to go in circles and we get stuck going around until we find a way out. We never know what will happen next and just when we think we’ve got things figured out, something else may go wrong. Some goals are hard to reach but that doesn’t mean they’re unattainable. We can be flexible and with each step we learn what works and what doesn’t. As we carry that knowledge forward, we will have the keys we need to open the doors ahead. Every goal is possible, and with determination we can go anywhere and do anything.

When we’re trying to do something difficult there may be some who’ll tell us it can’t be done. Just because something hasn’t been accomplished before doesn’t mean it’s not possible. It only means nobody has yet done what is needed to achieve it. We can succeed at even extraordinary tasks if we do what is required to get there. Nothing is beyond our reach and every dream is possible. We can have the lives we desire most, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re tired of trying to achieve a goal that has eluded you, and you feel like giving up, step back and think about what you want. If the goal is important and you still want to achieve it, you have what you need to get there. Look ahead and take another step. Even if the road is steep, you can climb it. You are amazing and powerful. Every dream is there for you. Trust yourself and be confident. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Not There Yet

20 Apr

Every day we live we experience something new. We learn more about the world and as we progress, we learn more about ourselves. When something goes wrong and we get hurt, it can be hard to figure out how to get through and move forward. If the pain is great and we are heartbroken, we may believe we’ll never be right again. Probably we will all experience serious heartbreak at one point in our lives. It can be devastating and knock us down hard. When we’re in the midst of great suffering and sadness, it’s very difficult to see how things will ever get better. But pain and turmoil cannot stop time, and we may be surprised that we actually survive day after day. Despite the pain, we will continue to breathe and go through the motions of our responsibilities and tasks. Our lives will continue, but there is no timetable for when the pain deep inside us will heal. If it takes longer than we expect, we may think it will never end. Every journey has an end, and nothing can stay the same forever. Each moment we live we heal a little more, and eventually we’ll get to the other side. We may not be there yet, and we may hurt badly, but we are strong, and will prevail. Nothing, not even something that devastates us, can hold us back forever. Each moment we are moving a little closer to where we want to be. As we heal and embrace our personal strength, we learn more about ourselves. Bad things may happen, we may be knocked down and feel overcome for a time, but we are more powerful than we know, and will stand again. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward. Every gift is possible and all our dreams are still there for us. With patience and determination, we can overcome any adversity and reach success.

Some people love surprises. They like not knowing what will happen next, and enjoy the anticipation of unexpected developments, but some surprises may bring difficulty and heartache. An abrupt breakup with someone we love, the sudden loss of a job, or something we didn’t expect that hurts us deeply may shake us and bring confusion. Life is unpredictable, and we can only control our own decisions. Things will happen we can’t foresee, and they may hurt us. No matter what comes, we will go on. The sun will continue to rise, and even if we’re unsure at first, we’ll find our way.

We’re all different and how we react to what happens is unique to each of us. Some people storm through difficulty and ignore the pain. Others feel pain deeply and struggle to stand. Recovery takes as long as it takes. There is no set timetable for getting over any disappointment or sadness. While we navigate through, we can be confident that in time, no matter how much time it takes, we will prevail. We are still capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re struggling with a serious, painful situation, remember how strong you are. Nothing can overcome you, and you will find your way. Be patient, and trust yourself. Your future holds every promise and your dreams are still there for you. Nothing can hold you down. You will prevail, and find enormous success.

Endurance Test

15 Apr

There are a lot of challenges and tests we navigate throughout our lives. We never know what we’ll have to face as the future unfolds, and although we are intelligent and capable, we may have to endure something that overwhelms us for longer than we want. Trouble comes in all kinds of ways, and there may be times when we can’t move. We aren’t alone in the world and can’t control what others are doing. We might find ourselves in a situation where someone else’s bad decisions affect us in negative ways. It doesn’t feel fair that we must suffer because of actions out of our control, and if that happens, we may be frustrated and angry. We are in charge of our lives, and nobody wants to be restrained from moving forward because of decisions out of our control. However, if that is what’s happening, we can deal with it until things change. It’s hard to be patient when we want to move, but we are intelligent and can find the way to manage whatever comes. We can look at all the possibilities waiting for us, and plan how we’ll progress when things open up again. Waiting gives us time to think about all the possible eventualities that may occur, and helps us refine our way forward. We are very strong and completely capable of doing whatever we desire. Change will come and we’ll be able to begin moving ahead again. Until then, we can work on what is available right now, and prepare for the future. Every destination we desire is waiting for us, and when we can move again, we’ll reach them.

Sometimes when we fly on a plane, we may encounter a situation where we’ve arrived at our destination, but the plane must circle for a while before we can land. We eagerly await our turn to finally get off the plane. While we wait, we may feel impatient. It’s hard to be in a holding pattern in our lives. We know where we want to go and what we want to do, and waiting to progress may weigh heavily on us. We may feel the press of time passing, and our frustration may increase. It won’t help us to get angry if we can’t change the situation. Instead of wasting our energies wishing things would change, we can use the time to get ready for when all the doors open again. We are intelligent and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. Things will resolve, and we’ll jump forward toward all the goals we desire.

Learning to endure difficult situations gives us grace, and teaches us more about ourselves. We are capable of greatness, and our power is increased as we work through every situation. The whole world is there for us and if we can’t get to our goals today, we’ll get them tomorrow. If tomorrow we’re still stuck, they will remain in place waiting for our arrival. We are powerful and wise, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re having trouble enduring a situation you can’t change, decide what you want and determine how you will proceed. Every destination is still there for you, and all the doors ahead will open. You are amazing and can do anything you desire. Your future is waiting. Be patient, and get ready. Every dream is possible, and you will succeed.