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Bandaids

19 Sep

Life is full of surprises and we never know what will happen next. We’ll go through things we never dreamed of and there will be times when things will go wrong, and we’ll suffer. Nobody gets a life filled with paved roads, rainbows and roses. Everyone will have challenges to overcome and painful experiences to get through. When trouble comes we may be able to look at it objectively and quickly find the answers we need to address the issue and move on, but not every problem is that easy. Some things are complicated and painful, and take a lot of time and thought to figure out. If we’re confused and overwhelmed, we may be unable to see everything clearly. If the situation is very painful, we may need time to gain the clarity necessary to proceed. When we get a scrape or cut that is bleeding and painful, we may put a bandaid on it. It will cover the wound and protect it until it heals sufficiently for us to remove it and continue on. We can do the same thing if we’re facing a very hard situation. We can take a step back and give ourselves cover for a while so we can think about everything clearly and decide how we want to proceed. Stepping back isn’t giving up. It’s like a bandaid – a short break for us to regroup and focus. When we’re ready we can step back in and begin to unravel the issue until we reach resolution. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too complex for us to manage. We can trust that no matter what comes, we will find the answers we need, and be able to continue toward success.

Everyone has their own methods for doing things. Some people tackle problems head on and push their way through regardless of how difficult the road ahead is. Others take their time to look at everything before they make their first move. There are endless ways to move forward no matter what is happening and never only one perfect way to handle things. What works for one may be impossible for someone else. By doing things our own way and in our own time, nothing can keep us from moving forward. We know who we are and how we want to proceed, and with patience and determination, we will win.

There is no end to the many variations of things that could happen. Even when we plan well and do everything we can to ensure success, they will be times when everything falls apart. We don’t know what we don’t know, and there may be people making decisions we know nothing about that impact our lives. When our plans go up in smoke and we can’t even see the road ahead, we can stand still until things clear and then begin again. We are stronger and more capable than we think we are, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. Every single goal is possible, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re facing a difficult situation and you feel unable to move, step back and look at everything objectively. The answers you need are already there for you. Stand still and let your mind rest for a moment, and you will find your way. You are amazing and smarter than you imagine. Every single dream is waiting. Trust yourself and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will make it yours.

Rescue Me

8 Sep

Nobody gets a perfect life where everything goes as planned, there are no problems to overcome, and they always look good. Life is filled with unexpected complications and even when we try hard to prevent them, problems will arise. Most of the time we can take them in stride and solve each one as it comes, but there may be a time when it seems the planets have aligned against us and everything we touch goes wrong. Sometimes it may seem we can’t get anything right and we’re doomed to a life of despair. When we feel defeated and can’t see any way out, we may hope and pray for someone to come along and magically save us. Maybe someone with a cape and super powers who can rescue us and create our brand new trouble free life with a fabulous new job, a closet full of amazing clothes (that fit perfectly), all the money we want and a loving family that doesn’t complain.  Yeah, we can hope for that and if we lived in fantasyland it might happen. But we live in the real world and we are the only ones who can rescue us and fix our lives. There will be few times when everything falls into place perfectly. Most of the time there will be some kind of issue, or complication, or problem or someone who’s really annoying who gets in the way. But we are intelligent and able to figure out any problem and find our way through. It might not be easy, and it might not come quickly, but with determination and focus, there isn’t anything we can’t overcome. It doesn’t matter what the issue is. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to move forward and reach success. Everything is possible, and nothing can keep us from the prize.

Fear is part of our survival mechanism. It tells us when danger is near so we can prepare to fight or run. But not all fears are a matter of life or death. If we’ve had a bad experience in a certain situation, when that same situation arises again, we may be afraid of what will happen. We may be uncertain around people who are very powerful or loud, and we may shy away from new experiences because we don’t know what lies ahead. But we can be afraid and courageous at the same time. Just because we aren’t sure we can succeed, never means we shouldn’t try. There is no way to know what we can accomplish unless we put ourselves out there and give it a shot. There is greatness in all of us, and by being confident and standing strong, no matter the circumstance, we will achieve amazing success.

Some problems are very complex and difficult to understand. We share the world with lots of other people and if we need help we can ask for it. Everyone has different experiences and it’s possible someone we know has already been through what we’re dealing with and will have helpful information and guidance. It isn’t weak to seek support – it’s wise. Everything problem has a solution, and with patience and clarity, nothing is beyond our ability. We are powerful and strong, and will find our way through.

Today if you’re overwhelmed and feel unsure about how to proceed, look at everything objectively. The answers you need are already there. If you need help, ask for it. You are smarter than you think and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Remember all the times you’ve already succeeded and trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. Be confident and sure. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Look Over There

19 Jul

We share the world with billions of other people and we all have our own ideas about how things should go, and what we should do. Our personal goals are important and we may work hard on trying to achieve them. There is always a lot going on around us and not everyone will understand or agree with our plans. Although we don’t need agreement to proceed in any direction we desire, if someone doesn’t like our idea or feels it will impact them in some negative way, they may try to derail and distract us from the road ahead. By insinuating themselves into our lives they may continually point at other things encouraging us to look in different directions. Their hope may be that if we stay distracted long enough, we might forget about the original goal and move on to something else. When other options are continually being offered, it can be hard to focus on the goal we want, but we never have to forsake anything that’s important to us. If we step off course, we can stop and start again. Our lives are ours to design, and we never have to follow anyone else’s suggestions. Nothing is out of reach and there will always be a way to accomplish the things we most desire. We are strong and powerful, and with determination and clarity, can always reach success.  

Some people think they know us better than we know ourselves. They may believe they know what’s best for us and try to steer us toward the goals they think we should achieve. Nobody can possibly know what we want more clearly than we know ourselves. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish. We can listen to any advice or suggestions we like, but we are in control of the choices we make. There are a lot of possibilities and every option is there for us. We can choose the way forward and the destinations we want to reach, and then begin the journey toward success. 

Life is filled with all kinds of shiny things that may pull us away from what we’re doing. Everything may look good, and we may jump from one thing to another intrigued by all the possibilities. It’s good to explore lots of options but until we make a decision on what we want to do, and then start the journey, nothing will change. Once we determine where we want to go, we can make a plan to move toward the goal and then begin. We are wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and if we stay focused on the goal, nothing can keep us from success. 

Today pay attention to the goal you’re seeking. Be open to suggestions but remember you are in control of your destiny and can choose anything you desire. Keep your eyes focused on the road ahead and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and have everything you need to achieve it. You are amazing and wise, and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong and be sure of success.  Every blessing awaits and you will claim them.

Not Shrinking

23 Jun

We all face millions of situations as we go through our lives. Unless we live on a desert island alone and isolated, chances are there are people all around us and at some point someone is going to annoy, anger, or irritate us in some way. We’re all different and those differences can sometimes cause conflict, which can sometimes become intense and if we’re tired of defending ourselves, we may choose to go on the offensive. There is nothing wrong with standing up for ourselves and stating our positions plainly and clearly to those around us. If we feel empowered and safe, we may stand strong even if we are the only one on our side. But if the others are more powerful than we are, or carry more influence, when things go wrong and we’re on the outside, we might decide to shrink back and stay quiet instead of speaking up. Silence may keep us from the fray for now, but going along simply to get along may not work out for us in the long run. Remaining quiet can be interpreted as agreement, and we might find ourselves in situations we never wanted because we didn’t say something at the beginning. We’re all entitled to our own opinions and beliefs, and we can be confident that even if our ideas are very different from those around us, they are worthwhile and can be expressed. Everyone sees things from their own perspective and through the filters they have gained by their own experiences. We may see things in a unique way that opens up new possibilities not previously considered. Confidently and clearly sharing our views will add great depth and richness to any discussion or plan. We are intelligent and capable, and have greatness inside us. We know what we want and have what we need to get it. We can step forward toward the goals we desire most and be sure of success.

If there is disagreement and someone becomes angry and attacks us, our first instinct might be to attack back. They started it, and we’re going to finish it. Well we can certainly do anything we like but contention added to contention will never bring peace. We don’t have to sit quietly and allow anyone to run us over and destroy us, but we can maintain our composure and answer them with clarity and confidence. Yelling will only make the situation more difficult. No matter what the issue is, there will be a compromise possible. We can be calm even in conflict and find the answers we need to resolve the situation and then move forward.

It’s hard to stand up to someone who has a lot of power and control. If they come for us and are loud and angry, we may wish to disappear or in some magical way be able to escape without them noticing. Feeling threatened doesn’t mean we are weak, and we need not shrink from the challenge. We are stronger than we imagine. We don’t have to be loud in return, and speaking quietly will cause those around us to step closer and listen more carefully. We are powerful and wise, and with patience and resolve can face any situation with courage and strength.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation with conflict and trouble, remember how powerful you are. You are stronger and wiser than you think and nothing can overcome you. Stand strong and be clear. You are valuable and a great asset to the world. Be confident and trust yourself. Nobody has the gifts you have to offer and we’re all blessed because you are here.

Unexpected Consequence

13 Jun

Every single decision we make will bring some sort of result. Many times we can see what will happen if we choose something, but not always. Life is complex and there is no way to know everything about anything at any time. There will always be unknowns, and situations beyond our reach that may impact something we’re doing. Once we’ve made our choice and things start to unfold, all the ramifications of the road ahead will start to show themselves and we may be surprised by what we see. Some complications may be very involved and if we had known about them before hand we may have chosen another way forward. Unexpected consequences happen. We don’t know what we don’t know and even when we try our best to choose wisely, sometimes things go awry. There is no way to read the future, or predict what will happen next. The best we can do is look at all our options carefully, and decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and highly capable. If things go wrong and our plans go up in smoke, we have everything we need to look again and make another choice. There isn’t anything we can’t do if we’re willing to continue forward. Nothing is out of reach and with wisdom and patience every goal is possible.

Some decisions have known possible results. If we smoke throughout our lives, the odds that we’ll get cancer are increased. If we constantly make poor decisions, the chances of finding happiness are minimized. If we continually overeat, the possibilities of losing weight will be lost. Sometimes even when we know the results of our decisions are not going to be what we want, we may make them anyway out of weakness, impatience or because at the moment, we just don’t care. To live well and successfully takes thought and patience. We really can have the lives we want the most, but we must be willing to choose the things that will bring it to us.

People are creative and will surprise us from time to time. Someone may take a stand and get in our way because they do not agree with what we’re doing. We share the world with billions of others and although we have the right to choose the roads we’ll take, we also have to navigate around those who are going in the opposite direction. Distractions may pull us off course, and we may get turned around and confused, but if we keep our eyes on the goal, we will find our way forward. Every success is possible and with clarity and determination, no matter what gets in the way, we will win.

Today if you have a specific goal you want to achieve, think about the decisions you are making. Choose things that will pave the way forward and help you move closer to the prize. You are smarter and more powerful than you think you are. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Trust yourself and begin. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.