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This Way or That

21 Nov

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many of them are minor and don’t have much effect on us, but some are important and powerful. When we’re facing a big decision, we must make sure we choose the path that will take us where we want to go. There will always be a result of every decision we make. Every choice takes us somewhere and if we’re not paying attention or choose badly, we may face serious consequences and end up somewhere we never wanted. Making good decisions requires focus and clarity. We need to understand what we want to gain, and then do what is needed to help us achieve it. When we have all the information we need to choose wisely, the path is easier to find. But there are always complications in life. Other people may influence us because of what they want, or what they think is best for us. Some situations may be fraught with stress and confusion, making it hard to see everything clearly, and we may not have all the information we need to completely understand what’s going on. If we’re unsure how to proceed, we can stop and wait until things settle down and we can see things objectively. We are responsible for every decision we make and by being patient, and taking the time we need to get all the facts, we will find the answers necessary to make the best choice possible. We can pave the road ahead by choosing carefully, and when we do, our journey will be easier. Every answer we need will always be there for us, and we can proceed with confidence and clarity, knowing what we want, and making sure we’re on the right path to achieving it.

If we’re bombarded by someone else’s ideas about what we should do, or pressured to move forward on someone else’s agenda, it may be difficult to make our own decisions. We’re in control of our lives and can always go along with others, even if we’re sure it’s a bad idea, and make the worst possible choice. Or we can stand strong, listen carefully, and despite other suggestions, choose the road that’s best for us moving forward. We know what we want, and with persistence and determination, can reach the goals we most desire.

There are endless roads to travel and unlimited destinations to explore. We can choose where we’ll go, what we’ll do, and what goals we’ll accomplish. The decisions of others belong to them, and we can choose our own paths. We don’t have to follow along, or comply with anyone else’s ideas about what we should do. Our lives belong to us, and we can make every dream come true. By being true to ourselves, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great satisfaction and contentment.

Today if you’re facing a big decision, and there is pressure to go in a certain direction, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to succeed. Look at all the possibilities before you and choose the road you want to travel. Your life is yours and you have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish any goal. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will win.

In the Balance

19 Nov

Life is filled with all kinds of activity. We’re often busy and as we rush from one task to the next, our days fly by and before we know it another week has passed. It’s great to be engaged and contributing to the world around us, but as we move along focusing on what must be done, it’s easy to get caught up and lose touch with what’s most important. To accomplish all the responsibilities before us and manage everything expected of us, we sometimes have to juggle to find any sort of balance. We move one thing aside to allow for something more important to enter the picture. Finding ways to balance everything can get complicated and stressful. If we want to reach success and hold onto our personal happiness, we must find balance in our lives. Personal balance helps us stay connected to what matters most, and stand strong when the wind begins to blow and things get complicated. But finding a way to maintain it when there are things pressing on us and pushing us one way and another isn’t always easy. The world and those around us may make demands on us, and we always have pressing responsibilities that need our attention. No matter how much is in the way, or how much we have to do, we can take the time we need to center our thoughts and plan the way ahead to confidently manage whatever we must and still have time for ourselves. We are the most important person in our lives. If we fall down, nothing will be accomplished. Taking care of ourselves is the best gift we can offer. When we’re strong and focused, we can find harmony between our needs and responsibilities, and reach any destination. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage. We can keep our eyes trained on the goal ahead and balance our efforts to reach success.

When we feel unsure about the road ahead, we may lean on someone else’s understanding and knowledge. It’s good to reach out when we need help, but when we lean on others, it’s impossible to stand on our own. Leaning on someone else may help for a time, but eventually we’ll need to move forward. We can take any advice that helps us and then trust ourselves to find the way ahead. We already know what we want to do, and have everything we need to accomplish it.

When we’re in stressful situations and there are a lot of factors in play, it can be hard to find stability and balance. When there’s a lot of noise, and many people and ideas involved, finding clarity can be difficult. We can step back and take time to see everything objectively, and then with determination and confidence, decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing is too complex for us to unravel. We can be confident and positive we will find all the answers we need, and step forward with certainty that we will succeed.

Today if you’re confused about a situation before you and aren’t sure how to proceed, take the time you need to see everything clearly. You know what you want and where you want to go. Look at all the options before you and choose the best road ahead. Every answer you need is there, and nothing can keep you from success.

Big Poke

11 Nov

Everyone has things they want to accomplish. When we’re ready, we make plans and get involved, and push forward with focus and attention toward the next destination. It’s good to be focused and moving toward our goals, but as we concentrate on the road ahead, we may miss some important cues along the way. Change is constant and sometimes our situation fluctuates and everything modifies but if all we can see is the next step forward, we may not even notice. If the change is drastic enough, it’s possible the goal we’re after is no longer there. If there are others moving forward with us, and they notice what’s happened they may poke us to make us look up. It’s helpful to have someone else looking around when we all we’re looking at is the road ahead. If we’re alerted to stop, and review our situation anew, we can determine if it’s time to revise our plans and move in a new direction. Life is filled with complications, modifications, unexpected twists and turns, and endless change. If we don’t take the time we need to notice them as they occur, we may find ourselves pushing toward something we no longer want, or that no longer exists. It’s pointless to waste our efforts to get somewhere that in the end isn’t where we want to go and won’t help us move forward. Every step we take moves us toward a destination. We can look up and ensure we’re still moving toward something we desire. Life is all about learning and every decision we make, and every step we take teaches us something new. We can take the knowledge we gain with each development forward with us to help us find success. We know what we want and by paying attention, and modifying our course when needed, we can reach any goal we desire.

If we’re in charge of steering a ship through the vast ocean, and want to go south, we can turn the ship and head that way. But if we fall asleep at the wheel, the ship will go wherever the water takes it, and when we wake, we may discover we are somewhere we never intended to go. As we pursue our goals, if we aren’t watching carefully and noticing the changes around us, we may end up with the same result. We are highly capable and can do anything we desire. We can ensure we’re headed where we want to go, and reach our chosen destinations.

If we’ve been pushing toward a goal, and working hard to reach it for a while, but we’ve changed, and it isn’t exactly what we want anymore, we can alter our direction. Everything we’ve done has given us new information and our lives are ours to design. We can change course at any time. Every dream we desire is possible and with determination and clear-eyed focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been pushing forward toward a goal but things have changed, stop and think about what you really want. You can go anywhere and do anything. Clarify what you want to accomplish and start again. Nothing is beyond your reach and you can find your way to any goal. Success is there for you and with determination and focus, you will reach it. All your dreams can come true, and you will make them yours.

Reset Again

28 Oct

We are always in the process of changing. Every experience teaches us something new and we evolve and modify our behaviors as we go through our lives. But there may be some things we want to change that don’t come easily. Maybe we want to move to a new location, start a different career, lose weight, or a thousand other things that are important to us. When we want something different than we have, it will require us to change our lives. Our behaviors may need to bend in a different direction to take us where we want to go. We might have to change our physical surroundings or modify the road ahead. Change is always possible but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes we start on a new course and everything moves along well for a while. But then old patterns and behaviors return and we find we’re right back where we started. We can always reset and start again, and move forward toward the goal we’re seeking. Needing to reset doesn’t mean we’ve failed or the goal can’t be attained. It just means we haven’t yet adjusted completely to the new journey. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish, and with practice and time we can reach any destination we desire. We might not get there the first or second time we try. We might need to reset over and over until we’re ready to push forward and hold fast to the road we want to travel. Life is all about learning and sometimes we need to learn a little more before we can move toward success. If we get hung up, there is no shame in starting again. We can do anything and with determination can achieve any goal we desire. Every blessing is possible and nothing is beyond our reach.

There are few times in our lives when we can go from where we are directly to where we want to be. Every road is possible but few are straight and without complications. There may be many twists in the way ahead and we may take a few turns that push us off track, but if we remain focused, we will reach our goal. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to face any obstacle before us and find the way around it.

Before we start toward any goal, we must decide what we want to accomplish. Once we’re clear about what we want to do, we can make a solid plan for accomplishing the task. If we get distracted as we move ahead, and let our focus drop, we may find ourselves returning again and again back to the beginning. We can do anything we like and if we’re not ready to move ahead, we can wait. But our lives are important and we can achieve anything we truly desire. When we’re ready we can evaluate all the options possible and choose the best way forward.

Today if you’ve been working on a goal but find yourself returning again and again back to the beginning, decide what you want most. Your life is yours to design and you can do anything. Choose the goals you want to achieve, and then step forward with confidence. Success is always possible. You can have the life you dream about and reach any goal you desire. Be confident and step forward with clarity and determination. Every blessing is there for you, and you will prevail.

One Bite

1 Oct

There are endless opportunities available to us all the time. We can look at all the options possible and then choose where we want to go and what we want to do. The beginning of a new quest brings refreshment and excitement as we look ahead at new destinations and what we will accomplish. Some goals are easy and don’t take a lot of time but others may be more complex, requiring us to devote many hours and lots of concentration in order to achieve them. When we have a long journey ahead of us we may be tempted to try to take some shortcuts to shave off a little of the time and effort necessary. That might work or we may find nothing but the long way forward will get us there. When we’re eager to get to the end, we may try to do more, or do it faster to move us ahead more expeditiously. Instead of taking it step by step, one bite at a time, we may attempt to take on the whole thing at once thinking it’ll speed things up. We can try anything, but that old saying of “haste makes waste” make come into play and work against us. Rushing ahead may help in some ways, but we may miss some important information and cues along the way. There is always much to be learned in every endeavor and if we’re patient and plan our steps ahead carefully, we can take advantage of everything we can gain from the experience. Taking it one bite at a time is often the best way to proceed. Unless there is some time constraint pressing us, we can move ahead at a pace that allows us to advance and still learn everything possible from the experience. Success is always there for us, and nothing can keep us from reaching any goal we desire. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire.

Few things in life go as planned, and even fewer go exactly the way we want them to. Disappointments will come and getting angry and upset won’t help us process them. Life is filled with unexpected developments. There is always more going on than we can see or even imagine. When a roadblock appears and we can’t advance, there will always be a way around. There are many roads leading to every destination. If one doesn’t work, we can always start again from another perspective and find our way forward.

If we’ve been pushing forward toward a goal for a long time and don’t see any progress, it may be time to re-assess our actions. Perhaps we’re moving too quickly and missing important cues for the road ahead. Or we’re distracted by other things that take us off course and we are constantly having to regroup. Every goal is possible but we must focus and keep our eyes on the road if we want to succeed. We are capable of accomplishing anything we desire, and with determination we can reach any destination.

Today if you’ve been trying to do too much at once and are stalled in your progress, step back and look at everything clearly. Decide on the way forward and take it one bite at a time. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Step forward with confidence and claim the prize. Everything is possible and you will succeed

Cake

23 Sep

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Most of the time we try to make choices that will move us forward and help us achieve what we’re seeking. But life is complex and there are many people coming and going, and lots of distractions and complications. There may be times when under duress we pick a road out of desperation that doesn’t work out or brings us hardship in the end. If things go wrong, we can explain our decision any way we like. We can blame stress, or the pressures around us, or someone else’s bad advice, or anything else we think might work for us. There is always a way to rationalize any decision we make but nothing can change what we’ve done. If we’ve created a mess or hurt others, it will be up to us to fix it. Making choices is like baking a cake. If we just throw a bunch of ingredients into a pan and shove it in the oven, we will have accomplished something and there will definitely be a result, but it may not be what we were hoping for. If we really want a cake we’ll have to plan effectively, measure the correct ingredients and then bake it as directed. It may take longer and will definitely involve more thought, but in the end, we’ll have something we desire instead of a mess. Living effectively requires thought and consideration. Just blindly blundering through will move us somewhere but where we end up probably won’t be where we want to go. We have everything we need to make excellent choices and achieve any goal we desire. We can take the time we need to look at every possible option and then choose the best road ahead. If we’re determined and diligent, we will succeed. Every dream is possible and we can reach any destination we choose.

Justifying a bad decision doesn’t change anything. It doesn’t make us look better and has no effect on the results. Instead of trying to find a plausible excuse for a mistake, it’s better to simply own what’s happened and begin to do what’s necessary to amend the issue. Nobody is perfect and sometimes everyone stumbles. We can learn all we can from the mistake, and take that knowledge forward to help us in the future. Life is all about learning and every experience teaches us something of value. We are smart and capable, and can choose wisely and move forward with confidence.

Sometimes our vision is clouded by the situation we’re in. If there is a lot of turmoil, if others are upset, or we’re confused about what’s going on or what’s expected of us, it may be harder to find the answers we need. But we’re never frozen in place and we can step away to see things clearly and take a moment to discern all the facts before us. We are intelligent and have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. We know how to process information effectively, and will find our way forward.

Today if you’ve made a choice that’s brought distress and complications, look at everything carefully and see all the options before you. Nothing is written in stone and you can change any situation you desire. You are amazing and strong, and nothing is out of reach. Decide how you want to go forward, and take the first step. Every success is possible and you will prevail.

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.