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The Highest Rung

23 Jun

Life is full of challenges and unexpected developments that complicate our lives and may cause stress and discomfort. Even if we make every decision perfectly, things may go wrong. When we suddenly have to face a serious setback, out of frustration and irritation, we may lose our temper and lash out. “How can this be happening?” we might demand. When we’re carefully measuring our steps moving forward, and focusing on the road ahead, if the bottom suddenly falls away and we’re left stranded trying to find our footing, it can be hard to figure out what to do next. We can scream and yell, and blame those around us, or the situation we’re in, and that might make us feel better, but it will change nothing. We only have control over our own decisions, and the world may butt in and interrupt our plans. Things may go wrong, we may get stopped in our tracks, and the road we were on may disappear, but we can still find the way forward. Reaching for success isn’t always easy. Often the greater the goal we’re striving for, the harder the road will be to get there. When we’re climbing for success, we must reach for highest rung on the ladder. We may slip and fall down a few steps, and if we’re frustrated and tired, we can stay there. But we will only reach success if we continue to climb. It doesn’t matter what gets in the way, we will find the road around it. If we have to wait, the goal will still be there for us. We already possess everything we need to do anything we want. We can be confident and consistent moving forward, and reach any destination we desire.

We can do anything we like and design our lives any way we choose. If we want mediocre lives filled with routine and sameness, it’s easy to achieve. We can settle for whatever comes and be satisfied coasting along. But if we want to experience greatness and strive for the best we can be, we must step away from what is common and comfortable, and reach for something higher. We are far more capable than we realize and nothing is too far away for us to reach. We can aim high, and reach any goal we choose. All options are possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Talking about what we want to achieve may help us clarify where we want to go, but talking won’t move us closer to the goal. Progress forward requires action. We can think about what we want to do, and dream of goals we want to achieve, but we must actually step forward and do what is needed to obtain them. The world is filled with possibilities, and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves and believe in our capacity to overcome any obstacle. By moving ahead with clarity and focus, we can have the lives we desire most.

Today if there’s a goal you want to achieve, make a plan to reach success and start moving forward. You are powerful and capable, and can accomplish anything you desire. Reach for the highest rung on the ladder and claim the prize. Every blessing is there for you, and all your dreams are possible. Step forward with certainty, and you will succeed.

Mountains Behind Us

17 Jun

Life is full of challenges. Every day brings something new, and each experience teaches us more about life and the world. Nobody gets a perfect life filled with constant ease and comfort, and we all face trials and trouble from time to time. Sometimes what we’re facing isn’t too hard and although inconvenient is more of an annoyance than a huge disruption. But life is fickle, and we may find ourselves in a situation that seems impossible. The road ahead may seem so steep and threatening, we may think there is no way we will ever survive. We may believe the mountain we must climb is too high and treacherous for us to navigate. Terrible things may happen, disasters may strike, and we may lose everything. The road ahead may be unimaginably hard and we may be frozen in fear wondering how we’ll ever overcome it. Although the mountain in front of us may seem impossible, we have already conquered very difficult problems in the past. There are many mountains behind us we’ve surmounted and overcome. Each trial has taught us something of value, and we have reserves of courage and strength to draw on. Even if the path before us is harder than anything we’ve faced so far, and even if at first, we have no idea how we’ll manage, we have everything we need to prevail. There is no need to shrink and think we aren’t strong enough or smart enough to win. We are more powerful and intelligent than we think we are. The mountain may be large and looming ahead, but we are strong enough to reach the top. By trusting ourselves and relying on our ability to understand and comprehend even very complex issues, we will find our way through. Nothing is strong enough to vanquish us. We will find all the answers we need, and with determination and endurance, will succeed.

Trouble is a part of life, and change is constant. In a moment, everything could tip, and the road beneath us may disappear. The destination we were headed to may be gone, and we may be left standing stunned, wondering what to do next. When big problems plague us, there is no need to panic. We are capable of unraveling even the most complicated and difficult challenges. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well. We can trust that life will go on, and we will prevail.

There are some things we may think we could never handle, and hope and pray they won’t come to us. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, and it may happen that our worst fears are realized. If the whole world turns upside down, and everything we thought was real disappears, we still have ourselves to rely on. We will always find the way through whatever has occurred. Nothing can hold us down indefinitely, and with courage and faith, we will find our way.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and you aren’t sure you can manage it, look back at everything you’ve already overcome. This is just one more step. You already possess everything required to find all the answers you need. Trust yourself, and be confident. Nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and powerful, and you will prevail.

How Did I Get Here?

20 May

Our lives are often busy. We have a lot of things to do, places to go, people to meet, appointments to keep, and endless responsibilities to monitor and keep track of. One thing leads to another and it’s easy to get caught up in our everyday activities and chores and push blindly forward. Time may get away from us and when we finally stop and look up, we may be amazed at how much time has passed. We know our lives belong to us but there are lots of influences and people around us all the time pressing for our attention. They may want us to do things for them, go here and go there, and help them with one thing and another. Our lives are important and what we want to accomplish is essential to our personal happiness. If we rush from one task to another and only see what’s next on our list, we may lose sight of the big picture. We may forget about our own journey and the destinations we most want to reach, and find ourselves somewhere we never wanted to go that’s far from the goals we wanted to achieve. “How did I ever get here?” we may wonder. Of course, looking back we can see clearly how we ended up exactly where we are. One turn leads to another and then another, and before we know it, we may be going in the opposite direction of where we intended. Getting the lives we want the most is always possible, but it requires focus and attention to get there. We can take care of our responsibilities, and do all the things we must, and still keep our eyes clearly centered on the road ahead. Our dreams are there for us and with determination and clarity, we can make them reality. If we are resolute in our desire, we can achieve any goal or destination, and nothing is out of reach.

There is no time limit for success. If we’ve wavered off course, and find ourselves far from where we want to be, we are not doomed to remain. We aren’t stuck forever somewhere else. We have unlimited chances to correct our course, and when we’re ready, can move toward any goal we want. We are never too old, and it’s never too late to modify our plans. The whole world is there for us and there are unlimited possibilities waiting. We can design our lives any way we like, and make our dreams come true.

Some people are happy with mediocrity. It’s easy to keep doing what we’re doing and going along with whatever is happening. Routines are comforting in their sameness, but our lives are important, and if we want to reach further, nothing can hold us in place. Change is always possible. We don’t have to settle for what’s common and easy, and instead, can reach for extraordinary and amazing. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any goal we desire. Everything is possible, and nothing is too far or too difficult for us to achieve.

Today if you’re somewhere you don’t want to be, decide what you want and take the first step forward. You are amazing and can do anything you desire. Trust yourself. You already have everything you need to find great success. Be confident. Step ahead and get the life you want the most. Every destination is possible, and you will reach it.

Best Friend

29 Apr

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they should do. Most of us want to be successful completing what’s important to us and try to move forward a little every day toward the destinations we desire. Life is complicated and sometimes our progress doesn’t exactly go the way we hope it will. Problems arise, we make decisions that don’t always work out and it seems we have to continually modify and adjust to push through. We might get to a point where we think we should be further down the road than we are or that somehow, we should be doing better in some way. We may set our personal standards very high and if we don’t meet them, become critical of our performance. There is always room for improvement no matter what we’re doing, and we can always do a little more, but we can honor how far we’ve come and what we’ve already accomplished. Berating ourselves for not getting to the goal fast enough, or doing everything perfectly isn’t helpful. We aren’t perfect – nobody is. We learn with each step we take, and as long as we keep stepping forward, we’re winning. It’s fine to have high standards and want to do our best, but we only have control over our own decisions, and things we know nothing about may derail us. We can learn to accept complications and the delays they may cause without tearing ourselves down for not getting to the goal fast enough. We know what we want and have everything we need to get it. We can do anything we like, but we can’t do it all today. Trusting ourselves as we push through, and being patient when there are detours and setbacks will give us the confidence we need to succeed.

If our best friend comes to us upset because they didn’t reach a goal as planned, instead of ridiculing them for not getting it done, we probably would offer them support and kindness. Because we care for them, we may encourage them not to get discouraged, and help them start again. However, we are often harder on ourselves in the same situations. We expect more of ourselves than we expect of others, and that can work against us. Learning to allow the same patience and support we give to others for our own individual struggles will bring us great relief and encouragement. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can trust that no matter what comes, or what goes wrong, we’ll find our way forward.

Perfection may be our goal, but it’s not likely to be our achievement. There is no way to know everything, and there are endless situations that may enter our lives and disrupt everything we have going on. Learning to bend when things go wrong, and keep our eyes on the goal, even when the road turns, will help us reach success. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from our goals.

Today if you’re disappointed in yourself because you haven’t gotten as far as you think you should, stop and look at how far you’ve already come. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. You know what you want, and each step takes you closer to the goal. Be confident and continue forward. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

Not There Yet

20 Apr

Every day we live we experience something new. We learn more about the world and as we progress, we learn more about ourselves. When something goes wrong and we get hurt, it can be hard to figure out how to get through and move forward. If the pain is great and we are heartbroken, we may believe we’ll never be right again. Probably we will all experience serious heartbreak at one point in our lives. It can be devastating and knock us down hard. When we’re in the midst of great suffering and sadness, it’s very difficult to see how things will ever get better. But pain and turmoil cannot stop time, and we may be surprised that we actually survive day after day. Despite the pain, we will continue to breathe and go through the motions of our responsibilities and tasks. Our lives will continue, but there is no timetable for when the pain deep inside us will heal. If it takes longer than we expect, we may think it will never end. Every journey has an end, and nothing can stay the same forever. Each moment we live we heal a little more, and eventually we’ll get to the other side. We may not be there yet, and we may hurt badly, but we are strong, and will prevail. Nothing, not even something that devastates us, can hold us back forever. Each moment we are moving a little closer to where we want to be. As we heal and embrace our personal strength, we learn more about ourselves. Bad things may happen, we may be knocked down and feel overcome for a time, but we are more powerful than we know, and will stand again. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward. Every gift is possible and all our dreams are still there for us. With patience and determination, we can overcome any adversity and reach success.

Some people love surprises. They like not knowing what will happen next, and enjoy the anticipation of unexpected developments, but some surprises may bring difficulty and heartache. An abrupt breakup with someone we love, the sudden loss of a job, or something we didn’t expect that hurts us deeply may shake us and bring confusion. Life is unpredictable, and we can only control our own decisions. Things will happen we can’t foresee, and they may hurt us. No matter what comes, we will go on. The sun will continue to rise, and even if we’re unsure at first, we’ll find our way.

We’re all different and how we react to what happens is unique to each of us. Some people storm through difficulty and ignore the pain. Others feel pain deeply and struggle to stand. Recovery takes as long as it takes. There is no set timetable for getting over any disappointment or sadness. While we navigate through, we can be confident that in time, no matter how much time it takes, we will prevail. We are still capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you’re struggling with a serious, painful situation, remember how strong you are. Nothing can overcome you, and you will find your way. Be patient, and trust yourself. Your future holds every promise and your dreams are still there for you. Nothing can hold you down. You will prevail, and find enormous success.