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The Price

18 Sep

We can do anything we want in our lives. We can accomplish any goal and reach any destination. Everything is possible but nothing will simply happen because we desire it. Despite what we want, and what some may tell us, few things are free and basically everything we desire will require something from us. It may be monetary, physical, emotional or technical, or any of an unlimited variety of sacrifices. If we want the goal, we’ll have to pay the price. It’s up to us to determine if the price is worth what we’re trying to gain. Sometimes that will be easy to discern – as in the case of monetary cost. If we don’t think the item we want is worth the cost, we won’t pay it. However, other factors aren’t as easy to perceive, and we may find ourselves in a situation where what we’re giving far exceeds any benefit we will derive in the end. We are intelligent and capable, and would never knowingly enter into an agreement that will take more than we want to give. Unfortunately, sometimes the parameters and costs aren’t easy to ascertain and we may forge ahead blindly hoping everything will work out. We never have to stay on any road if we aren’t comfortable or there are no benefits for us to continue. We are in control of our lives, and if we’ve chosen something that isn’t working out the way we want, we can step away and change direction. We can achieve anything we desire if the costs to accomplish it are possible and we’re willing to pay them. Our lives are ours to design. We can go anywhere and do anything. Choosing the roads we want the most and managing them well, will bring us great satisfaction and happiness moving forward.

Successful relationships are partnerships of giving and taking. We give our time and attention to someone else, and support their efforts, and they give the same back to us in return. We offer help and consideration when things get hard, and loving kindness to smooth the way ahead. If we’re in a situation where we’re giving and the other person is only taking, the balance will be unsettled and we may pay more than we’re comfortable with. We deserve complete happiness and can change anything in our lives at any time. We can have happy, healthy relationships that bring us great pleasure and contentment. By choosing carefully, and making sure our connections are balanced and even, we will find great happiness and satisfaction.

In the retail market, prices change and fluctuate. The same can be true in our personal lives. We may enter into an agreement with the understanding that things will go a certain way, but as time passes the situation may change. If we’re not getting the benefits we need from our involvement, we can alter our course. Nothing in life is permanent. We can change anything at any time. We know what we want, and can do what is needed to ensure we achieve it.

Today if you’re in a situation where you’re giving more than you’re receiving, remember how valuable you are. You deserve every happiness and success. Every road is open and you can go anywhere and do anything you desire. Decide what you want the most, and step forward toward your goal. Nothing is out of reach and you will prevail.

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Finding the Why

30 Aug

Our decisions and choices are motivated by many factors. There are things we want for ourselves, things other people want us to do, and stuff we have to do just because we are where we are. Every day brings new responsibilities and assignments, some we’re happy to manage, and others bring frustration and annoyance. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do, and if we’re adamantly opposed to whatever is before us, we can step away. But we aren’t alone here, and our relationships with those around us sometimes involve doing things we’re not thrilled about, or don’t want. Every decision we make belongs to us and there will always be a reason for each choice. If we’re not happy and are doing things that continually perpetuate feelings of discontent, it’s important to understand why we keep doing them. If there are family pressures, we don’t feel we can ignore, or professional responsibilities we can’t leave, we may be stuck for now. But if we’re doing things that aren’t making us happy or moving us forward, and there is no real reason to continue, we can step back and decide what we really want, and change direction. Once we understand why we’re doing something, we can determine what we want to do next. Our lives are always in our control and we can do anything we like. There is no situation or individual with the power to hold us in place. We can turn away from anything that isn’t bringing us happiness or fulfillment, and choose a different road. We can have the life we imagine and reach any goal. We are powerful and wise, and we know what we want. There is a road to every destination we desire and with focus and determination, we will find success.

We’re all individuals, different and unique in our own personal way. What’s important to one may mean nothing to someone else. There isn’t one, perfect way to live life, and every interpretation has benefit. Tradition can be very powerful and if we’ve been living our lives based on what’s always been done in the past, we may feel secure keeping things the same, but that doesn’t guarantee we’ll be happy. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we deserve to be happy. If the road we’re on isn’t fulfilling our dreams or bringing joy into our lives, we can choose another.

There are routines we follow regularly that are familiar and that help bring order into our lives. We know what to expect, and there are few surprises. However, repeating the same things again and again can be powerful. We may continue doing something without even understanding why we’re doing it. Every day is a gift, and if we don’t pay attention, we may miss the opportunity to accomplish what we want the most. We always have the power to move toward the goals and destinations most important to us, and create the lives we desire.

Today if you’re on a road that isn’t taking you where you want to go, look at all the possibilities before you and change direction. You know what you want, and have everything you need to achieve it. Your life is precious and valuable, and you can do anything you desire. Be confident. Nothing can keep you from complete success.

Bringing the Light

11 Jul

We face lots of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, and endless developments each day of our lives. Nothing is certain and few things are guaranteed. We can’t read the future and there is no way to predict what will happen next. There are decisions being made by others around us that may impact our choices, and developments occurring constantly that may get in our way. Sometimes no matter how hard we try or how well we plan, the lights go out and we get stuck. When things get dark and we’re unsure about what to do next, it can be hard to find the steps forward. Do we give up on the goal and surrender to defeat, turn around and go back, or try to keep pressing forward despite what’s happened? Darkness can be overpowering. When we can’t see ahead and there is no way to tell which way we should go, we can feel disoriented and lost. But we never need to panic because no matter how bleak it seems or how dark it gets, we have all the light we need inside us. Nothing can completely extinguish the wisdom and power we carry with us every moment. We may lose our footing for a time, and we may get turned around trying to find the way forward, but everything we need to succeed is already there. When the darkness comes, we can always bring the light. We have it with us continually, no matter where we are or what comes. All the answers we need are there and with confidence and clarity we will find them. There will never be a time so dark and shadowy that we get lost forever. We always have the light we need and can call on our personal wisdom and intellect to find the way ahead. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place. We are capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Just when we feel we’ve got things figured out, something may happen that changes everything. It’s not always easy to modify our plans and if the turn is severe, we may believe we can’t succeed. But there are countless roads to every destination and we are smart enough to find them. We may have to change direction, or backtrack and start again, but nothing can keep us from success.

Young trees are able to bend and flex when strong winds arise. As they grow, they become more solid and if their branches become very stiff, when the winds blow, they may break. If we are immovable in our choices and refuse to bend when problems arise, we may be unable to progress. Holding fast to our first choice and refusing to alter our course when things change may keep us in place and prevent us from reaching the goal. We can be flexible and embrace new ideas when we get stuck and with patience and perseverance, continue forward. Every success is possible and we have everything we need to prevail.

Today if things have gotten dark and cloudy and you’re not sure about how to proceed, all the answers you need are already there for you. Trust yourself and the road ahead will open. All the light you need is there inside you. Pull on it, draw from it, and step forward. You are powerful and strong, and nothing will keep you from success.

Coming Back

26 Jun

Every day brings opportunities for us move forward toward the goals and destinations we desire. There are endless decisions we can make and unlimited places to go. With every opportunity there is the chance for success, but there are often challenges attached to each choice. There may be many distractions and sometimes if our focus wavers, we may wander away from the road that will take us to our goal. The world is a huge place and there’s a lot going on all around us much of the time. It’s easy to get waylaid by interruptions or attractions, and if we aren’t paying attention, may find ourselves going in the wrong direction away from what we want to accomplish. Additionally, there are lots of people coming in and out of our lives and they may ask for our time or attention. They might have ideas about how we should be spending our time and encourage us to follow them instead of moving forward with our own plans. We can do anything we want to do but every accomplishment requires determination and attention, and if we want to succeed, need to keep our eyes trained on the road ahead. We can design our lives any way we want and if we’ve strayed from the path, we can regroup and start again. There are endless places to go and lots to see, and if we aren’t careful, we may spend all our time watching everything around us and go nowhere. Every goal is possible and if we’ve wandered away from it, we can come back. The destination will still be waiting for us and we can move ahead confident of success. We can do anything and go anywhere. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we will win.

It’s easier to accomplish something if there are no distractions and we can stay with it until we’re finished. But life is complicated and we can’t predict what will happen that may divert us or get in the way. There may be times when because of circumstance we must move away from a goal until our situation changes. Stepping away doesn’t mean giving up and we can come back to our plans when the time is right. We never have to sacrifice anything we truly desire. We can return and continue to move forward with determination and focus, and reach every goal.

There may be times when we get caught up in others around us and what they’re doing. We may spend our time watching them or helping them achieve their goals. It can be fun to work with others and it’s good to be helpful, but we are responsible for our own lives. If we spend all our time doing things with others and neglect what we want to accomplish, we will never reach our goals. We deserve to feel fulfilled and happy, and making our personal dreams a reality will bring us great satisfaction and joy.

Today if you’ve wandered away from the road to your chosen destination, stop and think about what you want to accomplish most. Direct your course toward the goals you desire and make them yours. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and be wise. Every dream is possible and you can make them all yours.

The Edge

5 Jun

We can accomplish anything we really want in our lives. If we have sufficient desire and are determined to succeed, nothing can keep us from doing anything. But some things take a lot of time and require many steps before we reach the goal. It can be hard to continually press forward, and if the road is long, we may only be able to focus on the next step ahead. Sometimes we don’t know exactly how many more we’ll have to take before we reach the goal, and if we can’t see the end, may begin to doubt we can make it. We may feel that despite all our efforts we are no closer today than we were at the beginning. At times like that, we can stop, turn around and look back at how far we’ve already traveled. We may be amazed that we’ve come much further than we thought and gain strength from what we’ve already accomplished. Even if we can’t see the goal just ahead, we may be on the very edge of success and only steps away from the destination. We don’t know what’s around the next turn and may be surprised to see we have arrived and reached the goal. Our lives are ours to design and we can change our minds about anything at any time. If we don’t want to continue forward, we don’t have to. We can let go of the goal and move onto something else, and choose to quit, but stopping will only guarantee we will not prevail. We can’t move forward and stand still at the same time. Every goal is possible and if we’re determined to succeed, we will win. It’s all up to us. We can go the very edge of triumph and walk away, or continue forward and gain the prize. Nothing is out of reach if we’re willing to do what it will take to get it. There isn’t anything that’s too far away or too difficult for us to achieve. We can have the lives we desire and make all our dreams come true.

Once we’ve decided on a goal and are determined to make it ours, we can begin the journey. We know what we want and are ready to do what it takes to achieve it. But as time passes and we overcome one obstacle after another, we may begin to waver. If the road is harder than we imagined at the beginning and longer than we expected, we may begin to doubt we can succeed. If the goal requires more determination and commitment than we possess, we may falter. We must decide if we really want to reach it, and if we do, press forward with confidence and conviction.

They say the darkest hour is just before dawn. When we’re in the midst of pushing forward and seriously focused on the next step ahead, we may not notice how close we are to success. We may be at the very edge of realizing our goal before we look up and see it there. Even the longest, most daunting journeys reach conclusion. We are powerful and strong enough to complete any journey before us and every goal is possible. There is nothing we can’t do and we will find great success and happiness.

Today if you’re pushing through a long, and difficult road trying to get to a goal you are determined to reach, be confident. Everything is waiting for you and all your dreams are ready. Keep walking forward. Nothing can keep you from success. You will prevail and find great satisfaction and happiness.

Talking Back

21 May

There are many things we want to accomplish in our lives. Some are easy and we can do them quickly and move on to other activities. Other goals take time and planning, and sometimes more confidence than we may feel we possess. If the objective is something new and we’re unsure of all the details and parameters required to accomplish it, we may doubt that we’ll succeed. We might think it’s too hard, too far to go, or too complicated with too many moving parts for us to unravel. We can always listen to any concerns that arise and can certainly let go of any goal we choose. We can set the dream down and walk away. Or we can stand firm when apprehension creeps in and instead of listening to doubt, talk right back to it. We’ve been successful in many endeavors already and will be successful again. Instead of shrinking when we see a long and winding road ahead, we can trust ourselves and take the first step forward. There is no journey too long or complicated for us to navigate. Doubts may arise, but they are simply concerns over uncertainty. We can examine them for what they are, look at everything objectively, and confidently continue forward. Every answer is there for us and even if we’re unsure about how to proceed, can be positive we’ll find them when we need them. The world belongs to all of us. Every goal is possible and we can be sure, even in doubt, that we will prevail. Each step will take us closer to the destination and if we’re determined and persistent, will reach it. Nothing is so difficult or convoluted that we can’t figure it out. We have all the wisdom and insight we need to push ahead. If we trust ourselves, and take the journey one step at a time, we will succeed. All our dreams are possible and nothing is out of reach. We can go anywhere and do anything, and can achieve every goal we desire.

Smooth, paved roads with excellent signs and directions, are easy to travel. We simply look ahead and continue forward without distress or concern. It’s easy to see the way in front of us, and the journey is enjoyable and uncomplicated. When the road to our goal is easy, getting to the destination quickly requires little effort. But our most desired destinations aren’t always easy to accomplish. They may require constant attention, and we may have to turn in different directions several times until we find the best way forward. If we’re dedicated to success, nothing will keep us from it. Every goal is possible and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

No matter how many successes we achieve, when we want to accomplish something difficult that requires complicated planning and dedication, we may wonder if we can win. If it’s complex and requires serious concentration, we may pause, unsure if we have what it will take to succeed. We are strong and capable of doing anything we really want to do. If we’re devoted to achieving the goal, even if it’s very convoluted and difficult, we can achieve it. Nothing is out of bounds, and everything is possible. We really can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re experiencing doubts or negative thoughts about something you want to pursue, talk back to them with confidence. Remember all the times you’ve overcome difficulties and found the answers you needed to prevail. You are more powerful than you realize and nothing is out of reach. Be courageous and step forward boldly. Every dream is possible. You can have the life you desire and make all your dreams come true.

Bumper Cars

15 May

It’s fun to ride the bumper cars at carnivals and fairs. We have the opportunity to drive around in small, little cars and run into those around us, jamming them and preventing them from moving forward. It’s funny to see what happens as we bounce around and try to drive when others are pushing us. Bumper cars are fun but when we’re trying to get through a task or reach a goal, it’s nice to be able to move forward without any complications. However, sometimes it can feel like our lives are like being in bumper cars at the fair. Everywhere we turn something is in the way and if we try to move forward, something comes along and pushes us off track. We only have control over our own decisions, and other people may do things that keep us from moving forward or hold us in place. It’s impossible to get closer to our goal if we can’t advance and just continue to drive around in circles, knocked one way and another. Life can be filled with all kinds of complications and we don’t always know what others are doing or how their decisions will impact our plans. But we’re in control of our own choices and when we see the road ahead is blocked, we can find another way. There are many roads to every destination. We can leave the bumper car behind and choose a path that’s clear and available that will take us to our goal. We may have to backtrack or go in the opposite direction for a time, but eventually we’ll be able to maneuver onto an open road and continue forward. Every destination is possible but they aren’t all easy to get to. We may have to redesign our plans again and again until we find what works. It doesn’t matter how many revisions it takes. We can continue moving forward and reach any goal.

There will be few times in our lives when there is only one option for success. Generally, there will be several possible scenarios that will take us where we want to go. Any road we choose can be modified to take us to any destination. Things may not be ideal and we may have to wait until our circumstances change before we begin. It doesn’t matter when we start. Every step will take us closer to the goal and if we’re determined and focused, nothing can keep us from success.

There may be times when no matter what we do, we can’t move forward. We may be stuck because of circumstances beyond our control, or decisions being made by others. If we can’t advance now, we can let go of the goal until things change and we can start again. Nothing stays the same forever, and if we’re patient and watch carefully, we will find the chance to begin. Every goal is possible and we can make all our dreams come true. We can be wise and patient, and then with determination and focus, reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’ve been pushed off track and feel like you can’t move ahead, step back and look at the situation clearly and objectively. There is a way forward and you will find it. Be confident. Choose the road ahead and begin again. You can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing will keep you from success. You are powerful and wise, and will find the way forward.