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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.

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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.

Stopping the Wave

14 May

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. One thing always leads to another and each decision we make turns our lives a little this way or that. Sometimes what seems to be an insignificant and unimportant choice may surprise us by turning our lives in a direction we didn’t anticipate. Our choices can be far reaching, and we may feel the ramifications of them for a long time. It’s like a wave in the ocean that travels for hundreds of miles before finally breaking on the shore. A thousand things could change because of one simple choice and we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. One event triggers another, and then another, and before we know it one little decision may have changed everything. Although we can’t control those around us, we always have control over ourselves. If we’re paying attention and see we’re going somewhere we don’t want, we can stop and change direction. We can adjust our choices and stop the wave from continuing any further. We never have to complete any journey that’s taking us away from where we want to go. We can apply the brakes, stand still and review our options, and then redirect our course toward the goals we want to achieve. Our lives belong to us. If we’ve made a mistake, we can correct it. If we’re going the wrong way, we can turn around. Everything is in our power and we can do anything we want. By taking control and choosing our next step forward, we can reach any destination we desire. Every dream is possible and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

There are times when it may feel that life has its own direction and we’re being swept along without any choice. One thing is certain, if we don’t decide where we want to go and do what is needed to get there, circumstances and others may decide for us. Other people may make decisions about what we need to do and where we need to go, and if we don’t take control, we may end up like a leaf on the wind, going here and there without any destination in mind. Our lives are ours to design and with purpose and determination, we can achieve any goal we choose.

If we’ve made a decision that has had difficult and far reaching consequences, we may feel we’ve ruined our lives and there is no way to correct the situation. Nothing is permanent and we can change anything at any time. It may take a lot of effort, but we’re strong enough to manage whatever is necessary. It may take a lot of time, but we will move forward with each step we take. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to change and with focus and dedication we can move in the direction we want to go and make our dreams come true.

Today if you feel like you’re caught in a wave moving you toward somewhere you don’t want to go, remember you’re in control of your life. Turn toward what you most want to achieve and take control of the way forward. Nothing is out of reach and you have all the courage and wisdom you need to find your way. Every dream is possible and you are strong enough, and smart enough to achieve anything. Choose your next step and move toward your goal. Every success is possible and you will achieve it.

The Most

8 May

There are endless things we can do with our lives. We can accomplish any goal we choose, go anywhere we want, and do anything we desire. But life is complicated and busy, and sometimes what we want the most gets buried under the other things pressing on us. There are responsibilities requiring our attention and an endless list of things that need to be done. It’s easy to get busy doing details and checking boxes off, and push aside the one thing we’ve been wanting to do. We can spend our time any way we like but one thing is certain – we will always do what we want to do most. We may think that’s ridiculous – we don’t want to spend our days doing chores or taking care of endless details more than anything else. However, we’re always in control of every decision we make and everything we do reflects our choices. If we push aside what we desire in order to do things we feel we must, we decide that’s where we want to be. Of course, responsibilities must be tended to and we want to be responsible in our actions. It’s possible to take care of our duties and still make time to do the things we want the most. If we don’t make our dreams a priority, we may find that time has slipped away and we haven’t accomplished what we wanted most of all. Our lives are ours to design and we can be responsible and still do all the things we want to accomplish. If we’re very busy it will take careful planning, but we’re certainly capable of finding the way. Our lives flash by in an instant. We can take control of our time, manage what needs to be done, and ensure we accomplish the desires of our hearts. Every dream is possible and we can achieve them. We can have the lives we desire and do all the things we want. Every goal is reachable and we are strong enough, and wise enough to find our way to them.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go. Those around us may press us to keep our focus on the tasks at hand and not spend our time dreaming about other things. There will always be more work to do and tasks to accomplish, and we’ll never run out of details that need our attention. It’s up to us to make time for the things we want to do. If we plan for personal time to address the goals we most want to achieve, we’ll find get satisfaction and happiness as we reach them.

When we’re very busy with lots of pressing details, it may seem impossible that we’ll ever have time for ourselves. If we don’t control how we spend our time, life and those around us will control it for us. Nobody knows what we need more than we know ourselves. No matter how busy we are, we can step back and take the time we need to do the things we want most to accomplish. If we’re persistent and continue step by step to move closer to our goals, we’ll reach them and find great success.

Today if there’s something you want to do but your schedule is packed, take a step back and plan some time just for you. Take the first step toward your goal and each day move forward a little more. Soon you’ll reach the destination you desire and find success. Your life is yours to design. Make it the way you want it and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction. It’s all there for you. Step forward and make it yours.

Finally Ready

2 May

Nobody gets a perfectly easy life. There are things we all struggle with and want to change. We have our own desires about how we want our lives to go and what we want to do. There are unlimited things to achieve and we may have many goals we want to work toward and master. Sometimes when we want to change something, we may step forward a little and begin, only to return and wait a little longer. There are lots of reasons why we change our minds. Maybe the timing isn’t right, maybe there are complicating factors that make going forward too difficult, and maybe we’re just not ready to embrace the change yet. The world is filled with all kinds of messages about how we should do things, what we should look like, and where we should go. We can listen to any suggestions we like, but ultimately the lives we’re living are ours to design. There’s no defined time frame for completing any goal and we may take as long as we need to master them and make them ours. If we try once and decide not to move forward, we can set the goal aside and try again another time. Changing our lives takes effort and concentration and we must be ready to do what is needed to make the change complete. When we’re finally ready to start, we can make a plan, take the first step and begin to do what will bring us the desired accomplishment. We can do anything we want. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to find the way through. We’re strong, capable and intelligent, and nothing is beyond our reach. Every goal is possible and when we’re ready, we will achieve them.

Not all destinations are easy to reach. Some may take a lot of thought, dedication and time. Losing twenty pounds, getting a promotion at work, or completing a marathon won’t just happen because we’ve decided that’s what we want. We’ll need serious planning, and must be committed to reaching the goal with each step we take. There will always be setbacks and things in the way. Problems will inevitably arise and if we aren’t determined to continue pressing forward, we may get waylaid or completely stop. If we do stop, it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the goal. We can start again and move ahead until we reach success.

We don’t have to limit our goals and dreams to the parameters set by others. Those around us may think our goals aren’t practical or will be too difficult to achieve. They might be right about some things. They may be difficult, they might take a lot of time, and they might push us to our limits, but if we really want to achieve them, we have everything we need to prevail. We can have the lives we dream about if we’re willing to do what is necessary to gain them. We’re always in control of our decisions and can reach any goal we desire.

Today if you want to achieve a difficult goal that will take time and dedication, and aren’t sure you can succeed, trust yourself. You have everything you need to do anything you want. The whole world is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Decide what you want and then do what you must to achieve it. Every dream is possible and you will prevail.

Transformation

22 Apr

There are times in our lives when we may want to make a change. Maybe we want to stop a habit, be more open minded or patient, or change the way we behave in certain situations. We can do anything we like but even if we’re devoted to the new idea, chances are it won’t happen the minute we decide. Patterns and habits take time to modify. When we’re used to doing something a certain way, we may repeat the behavior without even thinking. It may come naturally because it’s been our common expression in the past. Change is always possible but the longer we’ve repeated a pattern, the more time and effort it may take to change it. If we’re committed, we can manage whatever is necessary to make it happen. We can design our lives any way we want and are never stuck with anything we don’t want. There are endless things we can do and unlimited ways we can express ourselves. If we don’t want to continue something, we can choose a new way forward. We can change anything, but we must be diligent and patient as we navigate through the steps necessary to make it happen. Although our desire may be real, we must learn new behaviors and patterns to replace the ones we’ve been carrying. Everything is possible and if we’re determined we can do anything. We can have the lives we want the most and be the people we want to be. If we take one step at a time and are attentive and conscientious, we will reach success.

It would be great if we could make desired changes happen instantaneously. Unfortunately, whatever we want to modify will take time and effort. We may start the first day filled with determination and positive energy that we’re headed exactly in the direction we want to go. But then something may go wrong, unexpected complications may derail us and by the end of the day we may doubt we can actually accomplish the change we desire. We can learn new ways to cope with problems that arise, and resolve to stay on the road no matter what happens. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to get the lives we want, and can accomplish anything we desire.

Before we change anything, we must first decide what we want to do. It sounds easy to choose what we want, but can sometimes be quite difficult. Once we decide, we can then make a plan that helps us move closer to the goal every day. Some days will go well, and sometimes we may have setbacks. If we get sidetracked or distracted, we can find our way back to the road we want to be on, and continue forward. Every dream is possible and we can do anything by staying focused and taking another step ahead. Nothing is too difficult for us to achieve, and we can accomplish anything we desire.

Today if there’s something you want to change in your life, make a plan and begin. You can do anything. Every option is possible and nothing is out of reach. Take the first step and stay focused on the goal. You can have the life you dream about. You have everything you need already, and you will succeed.

Getting Even

15 Apr

We live in the world with billions of other people. It’s great to have others around us, and we learn and grow by interacting with them. Most people are considerate and try to do their best, but there are some who don’t care about anyone but themselves and will do anything to get what they want. If they’ve hurt us or kept us from something we’re striving for, we may be angry and decide we’re going to get even. We might feel we must even the score in order to move ahead. Of course, we can always push back and hurt someone who has hurt us, but getting even won’t ever move us forward. Being intensely focused on making someone else pay will hold us in place or may even move us further from our goals. It’s impossible to target someone else’s life and work on our own at the same time. Every moment we spend plotting and planning, and executing retribution is time we can’t spend moving forward. It isn’t easy to be someone else’s target and when we’re hurt, we may feel like revenge is the only way to restore our spirit. But revenge and getting even does just that – it makes us even with the behaviors that hurt us. We are better than that. Rising above bad behavior and taking a higher stand will empower us and give us authority over the issue. If we’re true to the standards we want in our lives and focus on choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will gain self-confidence and success. Others may do what they will. By holding fast to who we are and choosing the best roads going forward, we will reach every destination we desire. We are powerful and wise, and can always make excellent choices that take us where we want to go.

When we’re children we’re taught to play fair. But the world isn’t always fair. Sometimes cheaters win, and sometimes bad people get the prize. It hurts when we can’t stop someone from unfairly taking something from us. We can certainly push back if there’s a way to reclaim what’s been lost, but sometimes there is no recourse and we must accept what’s happened. It’s normal to feel bad when we’ve been abused, but there are unlimited roads to every goal. If someone has taken the road we’re on we can find another. Nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. There are endless possible options and with focus and determination we will find the way forward.

Nobody is strong enough or powerful enough to keep us from our goals. Every dream we desire is possible and even if we have to start over, we can reach them. If those around us aren’t supportive, we can change our relationships and do what is needed to create the lives we want. We can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is out of reach. We can move forward and achieve anything we desire. Great success is always possible and we will reach it.

Today if you’ve been manipulated and hurt, keep your eyes on the goals you desire. Nothing can keep you from success. Find the road that will take you forward and keep moving. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can hold you down. Every dream is possible and you can make them come true.