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Inertia

9 Jul

Inertia – A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. (Dictionary.com)

Change is a constant in life. The only thing we can count on is that no matter what is going on now, it will eventually change into something else. Nothing is permanent and there is no way to know what will happen next. Although this is an undeniable fact, we are in control of our lives. If we are determined to keep things the same, we can stand still, and remain where we are, repeating the same things over and over. The situations around us will undoubtedly move on and there will be alterations in our environment, but we can stand still for as long as we like. Staying in the same place and repeating the same patterns can be comforting, but sameness and inertia will never take us to the destinations we dream about. It’s impossible to accomplish the goals we most desire and get the lives we want by doing nothing. Standing still may be familiar, but it will not bring us the richness and depth that trying something new will afford. Our lives are ours to design, and if we’re unhappy or dissatisfied, staying in the same place won’t improve the situation. If we want something different, or something more, we must exert effort. Nothing will magically change and our lives won’t improve simply because we desire it. Everything is possible and every dream we imagine can be reached, but it’s up to us to make it happen. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We can wait as long as we want, stand still until the cows come home, but until we step forward, and pursue what we desire most, nothing will change. We have all the wisdom and courage necessary to do whatever we desire. All we need to do is step forward, and begin.

Everyone has dreams about the life they want, goals they want to reach, and places they want to go. Thinking about them and planning for them is the first step in reaching success, but until we take action, nothing will change. Everything we do has a result. Each action brings something new. We don’t have to completely upend our lives and change everything all at once to get where we want to go. We can begin with one small step forward, and then take another. As we continue to move ahead, the goal will become clear and we will reach success.

Change can be intimidating, but there is no way to move from where we are to where we want to be without it. We may need to step into foreign territory and travel unknown paths, but we are strong and have all the courage required to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves to find the right roads ahead, and believe in our ability to succeed. The lives we dream of are possible, and with faith and determination, we can make them ours.

Today if you want something more, make a plan to begin moving forward. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish and every dream is possible. Decide what you want most, and then take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult or too far away. Trust yourself and be confident. All your dreams are waiting, and you will make them yours.

Waiting

1 Jun

The world is huge and there are unlimited opportunities to do something new. We may think about something we want to accomplish, consider all the possibilities, and ponder how it will be when we reach the goal. We can think about what we want indefinitely and wait for the right time to arrive before we begin. While there are times in everyone’s life when there are complications and we can’t manage anything new, waiting for the perfect time to start on something we really want is a fool’s game. There are few, if any, times when everything lines up and we can see a paved road ahead to the destinations we desire. It’s like waiting on a shooting star. Yes, they happen, but standing in the dark night after night looking up at the sky and hoping one will appear before we begin forward is wasted time. We don’t need a perfect opening to start a new journey. We can begin at any time, no matter where we are or what’s going on, and figure out how to proceed. Life is complex and there is no way to predict what will happen next. Waiting around for the perfect, easy moment to move ahead will only hold us in place. If we want the goal, and are ready to proceed, we can take the first steps forward. We may need to re-organize our responsibilities, and plan carefully, but we have everything necessary to begin. Once we start moving toward the goal, we will find all the answers we need to reach success. Every single destination is there for us. The lives we dream of are possible. We need only decide what we want, and then step forward to make it ours. Every dream is waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

There are endless reasons why we shouldn’t move toward our personal goals. They may take a lot of planning, they might require a lot of time, we may have to change our routine, and a million other possible complications. We can put our dreams on hold for now, and plan to get to them later, and that might work. But if we don’t control where we’re headed, chances are the details of our lives will take over. If we want to reach our personal goals, we must drive our own train toward them. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we really want it.

Work has a way of expanding to fill the time we give it. If our to-do list is long, and we don’t set aside time for our own personal growth, we may spend all our time checking off boxes and going nowhere. Our lives belong to us and we are responsible for our own happiness. It isn’t selfish to focus on what we want the most. By making our personal goals a priority, and setting aside time and attention to achieve them, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness in reaching success.

Today if you’ve been putting off your personal goals and waiting until the time is right to begin, look at all the options before you. The road to every goal is there for you. Decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. Keep your eyes focused ahead and begin your journey. Every destination is waiting, and nothing can keep you from success.

More to Come

12 May

We achieve a lot of personal goals as we go through our lives. When we’ve reached the end of a long journey, if it’s been hard, we may take a rest and sit for a while enjoying our success. It’s nice to get to a desired destination, but we are always changing and there is always something new that captures our attention. No matter where we are or how far we’ve moved forward, there will always be more to come. Options do not disappear simply because we’ve reached a goal. They will still be there and when we’re ready to reach for something new, we can begin on a new road. Life is all about learning. Everything we do teaches us something as we progress from one thing to another and get closer to the person we want to be. The possibilities are endless, and we are only constrained by the limits we put on ourselves. Our lives are ours to design. If we want a small life that’s easy and predictable, we can stay where we are and do the same things. We can limit our exposure to new ideas and destinations and be happy with what we have. But if we want to see what’s out there, and open every door we can, our world will be expansive and filled with new experiences and possibilities. It’s all up to us, but we must decide what we want. If we don’t take control of our lives, they will roll out according to where we are and what those around us are doing. One thing is certain – it’s impossible to get the lives we want the most by sitting still and doing nothing. It can be intimidating and unsettling to think about stepping onto a new road that is unfamiliar and foreign, but if we don’t take a chance on something new, we will remain where we are. Every destination is possible, and we can do anything. We can have the lives we dream of and reach great success.

There is nothing wrong with staying in place and keeping everything the same if that’s what we want to do. Everyone wants to be comfortable, but once we’ve mastered the situation we’re in and there is little left to be learned, our personal growth will slow, and we’ll lose the refreshment that new ideas and experiences bring. By making the most of our time, and reaching further for something new, we’ll be enriched, and our sphere of influence will expand. We have so much to offer and reaching for something new will bring us great blessings.

Everyone has their own ideas about life. Someone may have an idea about how we should live our lives and what we should do. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. We’re in control of our lives and don’t need agreement to do anything we desire. The sky is the limit and we’re in charge. By deciding what we want the most, and then doing what we must to make it ours, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’ve been standing still, enjoying your routine but want something more, look at all the possibilities around you. You can do anything and go anywhere. Choose the road you desire, and step forward. Everything is possible, and every destination is waiting. Be confident, and you will succeed.

Because

7 May

Life is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There are endless things we can do and unlimited places to go. The earth is huge and even if we traveled every day of our lives, we’d never see it all. The same is true of the opportunities available. There will always be more options possible than we can take advantage of. We can do anything we want but sometimes we stay where we are and continue in a situation that isn’t fulfilling for a lot of reasons. We don’t know how things will go, how hard it will be to get there, how long it will take, and we may be afraid we’ll fail. There will always be many reasons not to do the things we want the most, but they are just complications and we can manage them as they come. The only reason to change our lives and step forward toward the dreams we desire, is because we want them. That’s all we need. We only need to desire the change more than we’re afraid of what it will take to get it. We can think about what we want, dream about how it would be if we achieved it, and make plans until the cows come home, but until we start, they will elude us. Every dream is possible, and the road ahead is already there for us. When we’re ready to move, we can step forward and move closer to the goal. After that, we can step forward again. Our dreams only seem out of reach until we begin to make them ours. One step will lead us to the next, and if we continue, in time, we’ll reach the goal. Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we like. If we want a change, we must be willing to step into the unknown, and trust ourselves to succeed. Foreign territory can be intimidating, but it’s only foreign until we make it ours. The first step is often the hardest, but once we break the mold, each step will be easier. Every single destination, every single dream is there for us. We can have the lives we want the most. We just need to begin.

Some people are very comfortable with routine. They like things to stay the same and don’t appreciate it when others rock the boat. If we have a relationship with them and share our ideas about a change we’re considering, they may try to talk us out of it. They may tell us it’s not a good idea, it will be too hard, we should be happy with what we have or a thousand other reasons. We can listen to any advice they offer, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. We already have everything we need to prevail, and nothing can hold us back from success.

Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We can coast through our lives and wait for things to improve on their own to a situation we desire. Waiting for life to make our dreams reality is like waiting for the sun to shine at night. It’s not going to happen. Everything is possible, but we must do what is needed to make it ours. Change is constant, and nothing is out of reach. By choosing the roads that take us to the destinations we desire, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’ve been waiting and wishing for your dreams to come true, create a plan to make them yours, and step forward to claim them. Every single possibility is there for you. You are amazing and powerful, and will reach every success you desire.

Whisper

21 Apr

Difficult challenges and trials are a natural part of our experiences here on earth. Nobody gets a continually charmed life where everything always goes well, and they never suffer. There are ups and downs in every life, hard times and easy times, and we may face extreme and serious problems. When trouble comes, and we feel pushed to the limit and unsure we can endure another moment we may believe we are doomed, and failure is inevitable. In those moments, even if we’re convinced we will not survive, there will be a tiny whisper in the back of our minds that tells us we can take another step. It may be small and quiet, but it will be there, always ready to comfort and cajole us to keep trying. No matter how sure we are of imminent disaster, there will always be the possibility of success. Even if it’s dark and the clouds above us are black and threatening, even if the wind is punishing and it’s hard to see, the road will still be there for us beckoning us forward. There isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us in place forever. We may need to stop and take a breath, we might need to rest and regroup, but with determination and focus, no matter how hard the journey is, we can prevail. Hard times will come, and we will surely be tested. We may have no idea at the beginning how we will get through, but we don’t have to see the end of the road to trust that it’s there for us. We can take one small step forward, and then take another. As we unravel each complication, we will get stronger and the road ahead will open a little more. In time, however long that takes, we will get through and the sun will shine on us once again. Every problem has a solution and every trial will end. No storm can last forever. We are stronger and more courageous than we think we are, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can overcome us. By trusting ourselves and believing we will prevail, we will succeed.

Some people delight in the suffering of others. They may laugh when we fall down, and ridicule us because we’re struggling to work through something difficult. It’s hard to understand what their motivation is, but their words mean nothing. Support from those around us is certainly beneficial when we’re trying to overcome a hard challenge, but if we don’t have it, we can manage whatever comes on our own. Every answer is already there for us, and with patience and determination we will find the way ahead.

We may face a situation that takes a long time to resolve. No matter what we do, we may not be able to improve things quickly. It’s hard to endure suffering for a long time, and we may grow weary. We can always give up and walk away, letting go of whatever it is we’re trying to accomplish, but turning away from success will never bring it to us. If we need to rest, we can, and then start again when we’re ready. Every single destination is there for us, and we have everything we need to win.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge, and aren’t sure how you can survive, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you imagine. Listen to that whisper that says you can prevail. Be confident and stand strong. Take one step forward and stay focused the road ahead. Every success is waiting, and you will reach it.