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Still There

20 Jul

There are unlimited experiences we’ll have as we navigate through our lives. We can’t read the future and there is no way to anticipate what will come next. Each day brings new challenges and we may be amazed and surprised at the things we must face. Even if we try to plan effectively, something can happen unexpectedly that completely knocks us off course. If we must face several difficult challenges one after the other, we may tire, and if another appears, we may believe we have nothing left. We might think we’ve used up all our courage and stamina, and there is no way we can manage anything more. If we’re overwhelmed, we may decide to just give up. Even if we’ve been through an extreme situation, and feel it has pulled everything we have within us, we will still have what we need at every turn. We will never use up all our courage and wisdom, or run out of intelligence and insight. No matter how hard the road has been, or how long we’ve been struggling, we will always have what we need to continue forward. Our capacity to prevail will still be there. Life is filled with uncertainty, and we may get lost a time or two, but with focus and determination, we will always find our way forward. The road we need ahead will be there for us, and we will succeed. Things will go wrong, we may get knocked down and run over, and we might face desperate moments we aren’t sure we can survive. But nothing can hold us down indefinitely or keep us from moving ahead. We can unravel any situation that conspires against us, solve any problem that arises, and find the road forward. Every success is there for us already. We need only trust ourselves to continue, and claim it.

There is no way to prepare for the unknown and we might get caught off-guard by something we feel unready to face. Nobody knows everything, but we are intelligent and capable of managing whatever comes. If we’re overwhelmed and fall down, we can be still until we’re ready to get back up. All the answers we need are there for us, and with confidence and clarity, we will find our way. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us in place. We know what we want, and can achieve it, no matter what comes.

Some events are so devastating and disastrous, they change our lives. We may see things in a completely new light, and may dramatically alter our course moving forward. Change is constant and unpredictable, but changing course doesn’t mean we have to give up our dreams. The destinations we desire will still be there for us, and when we’re ready, we can move toward them. We are stronger and wiser than we imagine, and can prevail through whatever we must face. Every goal is possible, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult situation and it seems everything has changed, trust yourself. Nothing can hold you down and all your dreams are still possible. Look at everything objectively, and decide how you want to proceed. You are powerful and amazing, and every success is there for you. Step forward with calm and confidence. You have everything you need, and you will win.

What Doesn’t Kill Us

17 Jul

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is filled with challenges. We face something new every day, and sometimes we’re up against serious trials and things that test us, and push us hard. Everyone dreams of a life filled with pleasure, where nothing ever goes wrong, and each day is like a holiday. Dreaming is nice, but we live in reality. There are times when our lives sail along without much distress, but nothing stays the same forever, and we will eventually face something difficult and troublesome. Living in nirvana sounds nice but if everything was easy, we would learn nothing, and never get the chance to build our personal strength. There are endless lessons to learn, and when trials press on us, we get the opportunity to learn more. Each challenge teaches us something new about ourselves and the world around us, and even when we think we can’t survive, we will. If we want a fit body with strong muscles, lifting weights helps. When we lift something heavy our muscles strain to complete the task. The tension and pressure we exert isn’t easy, but when we’re done, we are stronger. The same is true in our personal lives. When we must pull from deep within to find the answers we need, and unravel complex and difficult issues, we get stronger and more capable. It’s unlikely anything we face will be so hard it could kill us. Even when the odds are against us, and we’re up against a fierce problem, we will find our way. There really isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down. We can manage any complication, face any trial, and find success. As we do, we will gain strength and wisdom, and great satisfaction.

Nobody gets a perfect life. We will all struggle from time to time. Sometimes the problems come from decisions we’ve made, and sometimes we have no influence or control over what happens. Many things will go well for us, but not all roads ahead are paved. We may have to climb over big obstacles, face detour after detour, and get turned around a time or two. Difficult journeys take persistence and patience. We already possess everything we need to face whatever we must. We can trust ourselves to prevail no matter what lies ahead. Every destination is there for us, and with determination and focus, we will reach success.

If we’re facing something daunting and overwhelming, we may doubt ourselves. We might imagine the problem is too big to overcome, or we don’t have the intelligence necessary to prevail. We all have doubts from time to time, but every single answer we need is already there for us. We don’t have to overcome everything all at once. We can take one step at a time, unravel the first problem and then the next, and we will find our way.

Today if you’re facing something difficult, and you aren’t sure you can overcome, trust yourself. You’ve already managed many hard issues and prevailed, and have everything you need to win. Be confident, and step forward. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will succeed.

In the Hinterland

1 Jul

Life can be complicated and we may experience things we never dream will happen. We know we’re in control of our own decisions, but everything else is beyond our grasp. Things change, people come and go, choices are made that interfere with our lives, and things may develop that leave us standing alone, unsure of what to do next. There will always be lots of opportunities and possibilities around us, but if we don’t know what we want, or where we want to go, we may get stuck pondering and trying to find answers. Sometimes it may be because something big has changed in our lives. Perhaps a serious relationship has ended, we’ve had an unexpected development in our jobs, or we just no longer feel comfortable where we are. We may feel the urge to do something different, but haven’t yet identified what that will be. Floating around in the hinterland in our minds we may feel without an anchor, and unsettled. Where do we go from here? What should we do? How do we begin? Even when we’re unsure of our next steps, we know deep inside what we really want. We can examine our true desires, trust ourselves to believe we can achieve them, and then decide how we want to proceed to make them ours. There will always be a road ahead, and we are competent and capable enough to find it. Every answer is already there for us. Once we decide what is most important, we can step forward and claim it. Times of uncertainty will come to us all, but we are intelligent and wise, and will find our way. Every possibility is there for us. Every road is open. We need only decide what we want, and then move toward success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what we should do. Some people may believe they know what we need, and will tell us how to proceed. We can certainly take any advice we like, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Our lives are ours to design, and we don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint or follow their lead. We can chart our own course, and go anywhere we desire. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

Time stops for no one, and even if we stand still, the world will continue forward. We can remain in place for as long as we like. There is no rush, and if we need time to think about our next step, we can take it. When we’re ready to move, everything will be there for us. There isn’t any destination we can’t reach, and no goal we can’t achieve. We can look at every option possible, and then choose our next steps. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if things have changed, and you’re not sure how to proceed, trust yourself. You already know what you want. Decide where you want to go, and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and strong, and already have everything you need to succeed at anything you desire. Nothing can keep you from success. Every dream is possible, you will make them yours.

Standing By

25 Jun

There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in our lives, and we can reach any goal we desire. If all the parameters of success are up to us, and we have control over each step forward, it may be easy to reach the goal. But life is complicated, and many times our success depends not only on what we do, but on what’s going on around us, and the decisions being made by others. We’re all more connected than we think we are, and things happening far beyond our reach may prevent us from moving ahead. It’s not easy to wait when we want to move, and it’s hard to be patient when we’ve done all we can and must wait for the situation to change. Standing by and watching others move forward while we stand still can be maddening. If we’ve done all we can, and still are unable to progress, we will have to wait. If it looks like the wait will be long, we can set the goal aside and begin working on something else. We never have to stand in place indefinitely. We can set our sights on something new, and when things change and the road opens up ahead, we can start again, and proceed toward the original goal. Every destination is possible but timing is everything. What we want may not be available to us right now but that doesn’t mean it will never be possible. What’s out of reach at the moment will not be out of reach forever. We can be patient and work on other projects and goals until we are able to gain success. Every option is always there for us, and there are many ways to reach success. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need, and if we must wait, can still proceed forward. All our dreams can be ours, and we can reach every destination we desire.

Sometimes it seems the road ahead is paved and we move forward with few problems, accomplishing the task with little discomfort. Other times, it seems that everything that could possibly hold us in place comes into play and we struggle to make even the tiniest bit of headway. Trouble moving forward doesn’t mean the goal isn’t meant for us or we won’t be able to succeed. Complications give us the chance to learn something new and refine our patience. We can do anything, and already have everything we need to get to any destination. Through wisdom and persistence, we can reach the goal, and have the lives we dream about.

Standing by and waiting for a chance to move forward toward an accomplishment cannot keep us from completing other goals. There are many destinations available to us and if one is locked up now, we can focus on another. Life is long and there is time to achieve the things that are most important to us. We can design our lives any way we like, and with patience and focus, will make our dreams come true.

Today if you’re standing by, waiting for things to change so you can move ahead, look at all the possibilities available. Step toward another goal and actively move forward. Your life belongs to you and every goal is possible. Decide what you want, and take the first step toward it. You are amazing and capable, and nothing is beyond your reach. Success is there for you, and you will reach it.

The Highest Rung

23 Jun

Life is full of challenges and unexpected developments that complicate our lives and may cause stress and discomfort. Even if we make every decision perfectly, things may go wrong. When we suddenly have to face a serious setback, out of frustration and irritation, we may lose our temper and lash out. “How can this be happening?” we might demand. When we’re carefully measuring our steps moving forward, and focusing on the road ahead, if the bottom suddenly falls away and we’re left stranded trying to find our footing, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. We can scream and yell, and blame those around us, or the situation we’re in, and that might make us feel better, but it will change nothing. We only have control over our own decisions, and the world may butt in and interrupt our plans. Things may go wrong, we may get stopped in our tracks, and the road we were on may disappear, but we can still find the way forward. Reaching for success isn’t always easy. Often the greater the goal we’re striving for, the harder the road will be to get there. When we’re climbing for success, we must reach for highest rung on the ladder. We may slip and fall down a few steps, and if we’re frustrated and tired, we can stay there. But we will only reach success if we continue to climb. It doesn’t matter what gets in the way, we will find the road around it. If we have to wait, the goal will still be there for us. We already possess everything we need to do anything we want. We can be confident and consistent moving forward, and reach any destination we desire.

We can do anything we like and design our lives any way we choose. If we want mediocre lives filled with routine and sameness, it’s easy to achieve. We can settle for whatever comes and be satisfied coasting along. But if we want to experience greatness and strive for the best we can be, we must step away from what is common and comfortable, and reach for something higher. We are far more capable than we realize and nothing is too far away for us to reach. We can aim high, and reach any goal we choose. All options are possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Talking about what we want to achieve may help us clarify where we want to go, but talking won’t move us closer to the goal. Progress forward requires action. We can think about what we want to do, and dream of goals we want to achieve, but we must actually step forward and do what is needed to obtain them. The world is filled with possibilities, and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves and believe in our capacity to overcome any obstacle. By moving ahead with clarity and focus, we can have the lives we desire most.

Today if there’s a goal you want to achieve, make a plan to reach success and start moving forward. You are powerful and capable, and can accomplish anything you desire. Reach for the highest rung on the ladder and claim the prize. Every blessing is there for you, and all your dreams are possible. Step forward with certainty, and you will succeed.