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Just Waiting

1 Jun

We all have dreams about how we want our lives to go, and specific things we want to accomplish. If we want something to happen, we must define what is required to get there, and then do what is needed to make it ours. Some things are easy to accomplish but others are more elusive and if we don’t see an obvious road to get them, we may think we can’t do anything to make them ours. We may believe it’s all up to fate and simply wait to see what happens. We might even believe that if we’re good, if we follow the rules and are kind and considerate, what we desire will magically come to us. While doing things well will open lots of doors and build strong alliances and relationships, it won’t guarantee the things we desire will come to pass. We have control over all our own choices and behaviors, and can do many things to reach success. If something we desire hasn’t happened, instead of just waiting around for it and hoping somehow it will appear, we can look at it objectively and see what we can do to bring it to us. There are few things we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is required to achieve them. Staying in the same place will only guarantee we’ll have the same experiences. If we want something else, we’ll have to step away from what is common and reach into the unknown. Everything is possible, and nothing is out of reach. We can decide what we want, and then go get it. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire. By being confident and trusting ourselves, we can make the decisions necessary to create the situations we desire most. Everything is possible, and we have all we need to succeed.

Everywhere we go opportunities will be available, but they won’t be the same kind of opportunities. What’s available in a large metropolitan city will be different than what’s possible in a tiny town off the beaten path. Understanding where we are and what’s possible will help us determine our next steps to get to the goal. If we can’t make it happen where we are, we don’t have to just wait to see if things will change. We can move. We are never stuck in any situation any longer than we choose to be. We are in control of our lives and can do what is needed to reach any goal, and have the lives we desire most.

Timing is important in everything we do. There may be moments when we can’t move ahead and the doors we need to open are unavailable. During those times, working harder and pushing further will not move the needle. But change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. We can be patient, and stand still until our situation changes. In time, everything will resolve, and we’ll be able to move forward toward the goal. Everything is possible and with determination and focus, we can make all our dreams come true.

Today if there are things keeping you from your goal, look at everything objectively. There will be a way forward. Step onto a new road that leads to your desired destination. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is out of reach. See everything clearly, and you will reach your goal. Nothing can keep you from success.

Trading It Away

19 May

Our lives belong to us and we’re responsible for every decision we make. Everyone wants to be happy, and we try hard to do things that will bring it to us. There are a lot of influences around us all the time, and we might get into a situation where someone we care about pulls us away from our own road. If we love them and want a close relationship with them, they may have a lot of power over our choices. They may ask us to turn away from our own goals in order to get closer to what they want. It’s hard to resist the pull of intense personal feelings, and we may sacrifice our own journey to give them what they want. We can do anything we like, but our lives are important. If we trade away our own personal choices for someone else’s, we’ll never find complete happiness. It’s good to give of ourselves, but if we give so much, we lose our own lives, we will never feel satisfied or fulfilled. We’re entitled to our own personal happiness, and it isn’t selfish to hold onto what we need to gain it. We can serve those around us and still maintain our own autonomy. The roads we want to travel and the gifts we have to offer are unique to us and can never be given by anyone else. We are one of a kind, and everything we do changes the world in some way. If we give our power to someone else, the whole world will lose our amazing influence. We know what we want and where we want to go. We can serve others, and still hold onto our own personal journey. Every day is a precious gift, and with focus and wisdom, we can live our lives with great success, and reach complete happiness.

If someone wants something from us, they may push all our personal buttons and convince us that doing what they ask will make us happy and bring us closer together. If we love them, we might let go of our dreams to do as they ask. We may ignore our personal lives, and sacrifice our own goals to comply with their requests. However, it’s the responsibility of everyone to find their own happiness. We are not responsible for providing it for anyone else. We can offer our time and still hold fast to our own desires and destinations. We deserve the lives we want the most, and we can control our decisions in ways that help us achieve them.

We have a lot of responsibilities all the time. Our jobs, our families, our personal stuff, and everything that must be taken care of to keep things moving forward. If one area requires too much time and attention, it’s likely the other areas will suffer. We can’t control what others do, but we can control how we manage our time. There will always be a way to take care of things, and still have time for ourselves. We never need to trade everything away. We are valuable and important, and can make decisions that bring us the lives we want the most.

Today if someone close to you wants more of your time and attention than you’re comfortable with, remember you are in control. Your dreams and desires are important. Give what you can and keep moving forward. Every destination you desire is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident and step forward toward your dreams. They are there for you, and you will reach them.

Change of Heart

11 May

We’re all in control of our lives and decide at every moment what we’ll do next. We know ourselves better than anyone else, and we know what we want the most. However, life has its own momentum and if we don’t decide how we’ll spend our time, the situations we’re in may decide for us. It’s easy to become complacent when we get used to what’s going on. Change takes attention and effort, and when we’re busy taking care of business, we may simply keep going and ignore our personal discomfort. Even if we’re not happy we may decide it’s good enough and just deal with it. We may continue to stay in a job we don’t like because it’s easier than looking for what we really want. We might stay in a relationship that isn’t working because we don’t want to be alone and just cope with the disappointment. Perhaps we keep repeating a behavior we know is hurting us but haven’t yet been able to muster the courage and attention we need to stop. Or any of a thousand different scenarios. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like, but our happiness is important. Our dreams are important and we can change anything at any time that will move us closer to them. We can decide what we really want in our lives, and then take the first step toward making it ours. All we need to begin is a change of heart. By determining that our personal happiness is critical to our well-being, we can identify what is keeping us from it. We can make the changes necessary to move us toward the destinations we most desire, and reach complete happiness. Everything is possible and there isn’t anything we can’t do. Our lives belong to us, and with focus and determination, we can have the lives we desire the most.

The world is filled with opportunities and we can do anything we want. We can change anything that’s holding us in place – our location, our jobs, those we associate with, what we’re doing, or what needs to be done. We control our own destinies and can never be held is place when we’re ready to move. There is no need for us to get permission, and we don’t need approval for any decision we choose. All we need is to decide what we want, and then step forward to accomplish it.

Life isn’t always easy and the life we want won’t simply arrive because we desire it. If we don’t make a plan and decide where we want to go, someone else will make it for us. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and no one else can possibly know what we want the most. We can take charge of our decisions, and decide our next steps. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. If we’re determined and focused, we can step forward and make them all come true.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about how you want your life to go but are still in the same place, decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. You are more powerful and capable than you realize, and can accomplish anything you desire. Be confident and sure. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Moving On

23 Apr

We accomplish millions of things as our lives advance. There are tasks we must do to stay on track and keep things rolling forward, responsibilities that need to be taken care of, and seemingly endless projects that continually arise. We may face times when there is more to do than we can possible complete and we have to choose which is most important. What’s important to us can always take priority over other things that need our time. We decide what we want to do and how we want to proceed. But we share the world with lots of other people who have their own opinions. They may bring ideas and projects they want us to do with them or accomplish for them. If we are under their authority, their desires may take precedence over our own. Our personal choices may have to wait while we do something required of us. However, most of the time we’ll be free to choose for ourselves. Others may ask us to do things for them, and we can certainly help if we like. Most of us want to be helpful, and we may agree when someone asks for our time. Our decisions belong to us and if we want the lives we desire the most, we must make them with our personal goals in mind. There will always be something to take our focus away from what we really want, and if we’re not careful, we may spend our time doing things that cannot move us forward. Our dreams and goals are important, and we can focus on them, and decide to keep moving on and progressing forward. There are unlimited things that can hold us in place, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will get to every destination we seek. We can make our dreams reality, and do anything we desire.

Some people need a lot of individual support as they move forward. We’re all different and our skills and needs differ from one to another. If we’re involved with someone who needs a lot of help and encouragement to progress, they may ask for more of our time than we are comfortable providing. We’re all responsible for our own lives and can make excellent decisions about how we spend our time. We can carefully evaluate what we may offer, and still be successful moving forward.

We always do what we want to do most. Sometimes it’s because there’s something we desire, but other times it may be because we’re under duress or pressured to accommodate a situation. We’re in control of our lives and can always decide what works best for us. We can discern where to offer our time, and choose the best road ahead. We’re intelligent and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. Every destination and goal are possible, and with focus and careful planning, we can accomplish anything.

Today if you’re being pulled away from the road you want to travel, manage your time wisely and return to the goal when things change. Keep your focus on the way ahead, and you will reach every destination you desire. You are amazingly capable and nothing is out of reach. Take control of your life and move forward with confidence. Every dream is there for you. Step forward and claim them. There is great success ahead, and nothing can keep you from it.

Static

9 Apr

There’s a lot going on all around us all the time. There are people going here and there, talking about endless subjects, continual decisions being made, and lots of activity. We live in a world with billions of others and each has their own viewpoints and objectives, and make an impact wherever they are. Like static on a radio, the background actions and noise are constant, humming along no matter where we are or what we’re doing. If we tune into everything that’s happening and try to hear every word, it’ll be impossible to keep our eyes focused on our own goals. We don’t have to know what everyone else is doing or thinking in order to get ahead, and living our lives as a reflection of others is unlikely to bring us happiness. We can reach out when we need to and still keep our eyes focused on our own lives. If we get distracted by what others are doing, we may lose our footing for a time. There will always be another story and another event to pull us away from where we’re headed. We can get involved in anything we like, but if we want satisfying and fulfilling lives, it’s important to remember what our own dreams and desires are, and work on accomplishing them. True happiness will be ours when we do the things that are most important to us and take us where we most want to go. There will always be noise and distractions, and situations will pull on us and take us off track. But we’re in complete control of our lives, and can redirect our focus to our own personal journey. Life is an incredible gift. Creating the lives we truly desire will bring us great contentment. We can do anything, and all our dreams are possible.

Some people think they have the answers for everyone around them. They may try to instruct us about how they think we should live our lives. We can certainly listen to any advice we receive, but we can make our own choices. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what we want and have everything we need to achieve any goal we desire. We don’t need anyone else’s agreement to do whatever we choose. Every option is possible and we have everything we need to reach any success we seek.

There are unlimited opinions for everything we can imagine. They may be interesting but they aren’t necessarily based on fact or even reality. They’re just ideas formed by personal experience and interpretation. Everyone is entitled to their own perceptions but we don’t have to share them. There will always be lots of different possibilities and roads to travel, and we can choose our own. We can make any decisions we want, and live our lives according to our own personal preferences and choices.

Today if you’re being pulled in different directions because of all the noise and activity around you, remember where you want to end up. You are in control of your life and can do anything you desire. Focus on what you want the most, and move forward toward the goal. You are intelligent and amazing, and nothing is out of reach. Every goal is possible, and you can have the life you want the most. Step forward with confidence. You can make all your dreams come true.

Blast Off

7 Apr

Rockets are amazing things. They’re huge, and powerful, and can travel in space far above the earth. Even empty they weigh thousands of pounds, and once their payload has been added, carry thousands more with them. With such a huge design, it’s impressive to see them take off. The power is incredible. Once they’re airborne, if they’re made and programmed well, they successfully reach destinations far, far away. They take years to design, and many months to create, and each and every step must be checked and checked again to ensure they are correct, and nothing goes wrong. Successful blast off and mission are the goals. If all goes well, all objectives are realized and every destination is achieved. We aren’t rockets but if we want successful, happy lives, our planning is just as important. We may not be traveling to space, but our personal destinations mean as much to us as any successful space venture. There are many things to consider when we want to journey forward toward the goals we desire most. If we look carefully, considering all our options, and attentively plan our way forward, we have the best chance for success. Things may go wrong, and probably will, the road ahead may not be as clear as we thought, and there may be problems and complications that tangle us up and turn us around a time or two. There will rarely be a paved, smooth road from where we are to where we want to go, but we are strong, and if we’re determined, nothing can keep us from the goal. Our lives are ours to design and there really isn’t anything too far away or too difficult for us to reach. We can focus clearly on what we want to do, and then begin the journey, confident we will succeed.

There is a lot of planning that happens before a rocket blasts off. Timing is critical and everything must be in order. When we have a goal in mind, our timing is important as well. Not everything is possible all the time. Looking at all the possibilities before us, and choosing the best window of opportunity will help us reach the goal. If we prepare for eventualities and unexpected changes, and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we can reach success. Nothing is out of reach, and we can do anything we desire. We are powerful and strong, and can achieve greatness.

Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, but we are smart enough to formulate a plan that helps us move forward no matter what happens. The road may take longer than we planned, and we may have to backtrack if we get twisted up, but if we keep our eyes on the goal, we will reach it. By taking the time we need to see the way ahead, and then preparing well before we begin, we will pave the road forward with confidence sure we will prevail. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and every dream is possible. We will succeed.

Today plan for the goals you want to achieve. Look at all the possibilities, and choose the best way forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and every single dream is possible. You are incredible and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Be strong and confident. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.

Coiled Up

20 Mar

There are lots of different situations we experience as we go through our lives. Change is constant, and while we enjoy and embrace the good times, chances are something will eventually turn in another direction and we may end up in an entirely different scenario. When things change and there are a lot of unknowns, if we’re stressed and uncertain, we may feel tense and worried, like a coiled-up spring, just waiting for something to break everything apart. There is no way to know what will happen next and there will always be unknowns and uncertainty to some degree. If we want to, we can let anxiety and concern over what might happen overcome us, and stand paralyzed waiting for the bottom to fall out. While it’s possible that lots of things may go wrong, our most dreaded fears may become reality and we may be vanquished, most of the time that won’t happen. There may be complications and scary developments, but our whole world won’t collapse and there will always be a way out. There will always be another option possible and another road available. We have overcome many difficulties already, and even when we aren’t sure what to do, will find our way. There is no need to believe we won’t survive – we will. There is no reason to doubt – we are strong and capable. Things may fall apart, our plans may falter, and we might be confused and unsure. But no matter where we are or what’s happened, we already possess everything we need to turn our course, and reach success. We are more powerful than we realize and nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop us from moving forward.

The world is a huge place but with international travel, and the internet, we are far more connected to far away places than ever before. What happens in a country thousands of miles away may impact us here at home. We have no control over what anyone else does, and sometimes people do things that negatively impact everyone. When disaster strikes, and we’re suddenly restricted from doing the things we want to do, we can find creative ways to continue toward our own goals and objectives. Being flexible and learning to bend when the winds of change blow our way will help us find the answers we need to continue ahead.

There is never only one way to live or one road to travel. There are unlimited options always available to us, and if one road gets blocked, we can step onto another. We are creative and wise, and can accomplish whatever we desire no matter what may be in the way. If the road ahead is no longer available, we can find another or create our own. There will always be possibilities and every answer we need will arise. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us from our goals. We can do what is needed to gain the life we want and make our dreams come true.

Today if it seems everything has gone wrong, and you’re restricted in ways that are keeping you in place, look at all the possibilities before you. There is another way forward, and with patience and clarity you will find it. Trust yourself. You are amazing and wise, and nothing can keep you from success.