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New Normal

20 Jul

Life is full of challenges. Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. It seems that as soon as we get used to something, it turns into something else. We only have control over the decisions we make and there are endless modifications that may occur without our knowledge, consent or agreement. When our lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned toward a new direction we didn’t choose, we may feel confused and angry. What’s going on here? How did everything suddenly go upside down? Unplanned changes in our jobs may occur that take us down paths we don’t want and never considered, new developments in our physical form may require us to modify what we’re doing or how we proceed, or a thousand other things may happen that leave us stunned and unsure. Nothing is static and everything is in flux all the time. We can make excellent plans for the future and feel confident they are sensible and stable, and they may be, but still something may turn it all inside out. We can’t read the future and it’s impossible to know what will happen next. When the road turns and we are facing a new normal, we will likely feel unsettled at first and uncertain about what to do next. We won’t have all the answers we need right away, but they will be there for us. By taking our time and looking at the entire situation objectively and openly, we will be able to discern what our next steps should be and how we can move forward. Life is full of challenges. We’re all going to get turned around from time to time but that doesn’t mean we can’t move forward. There are endless roads to every destination. If the one we’ve been traveling has disappeared, we can step onto another. We can make whatever modifications we need and adjust our trajectory until we find the right path. The way ahead may seem dark at first, but the light will shine through. We are wise and capable, and every goal is still there for us. With determination and patience, we will reach success.

There is no such thing as fate. We create our own lives and make our own decisions. When things go sideways, those around us may tell us it’s a sign that we shouldn’t proceed, as though there is someone somewhere pulling all the strings. Of course, that’s nonsense. Things sometimes go wrong, roads turn, and unexpected things happen. They may occur because of situations we can’t control, or someone’s decision we don’t know about or a million other reasons. Crap happens. It doesn’t mean we have to stop moving forward or that somehow we can’t succeed. It just means we need to change our direction and try a different route. We are certainly capable of managing whatever comes, and nothing can keep us from any destination we desire.

When our lives suddenly turn and we’re facing a new normal that is difficult and hard to understand, if we are overwhelmed, we may believe we can’t survive. It’s just too much. We’re under water and there’s no way out. But then one day passes and we’re still here. Then another comes and somehow, we’re still breathing. Sudden changes take time to adjust to but we are stronger and more resilient than we imagine. We can sit down if we need to but when we’re ready to move again, every door will be there for us. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down forever. Our dreams are waiting, and with focus and confidence we will reach them all.

Today if everything has changed and your future is uncertain, stand still and look at everything before you. All the answers you need are already there and you will find them. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep you from success – nothing. You are powerful and wise, and will reach every destination you desire. All your dreams are still possible, and you will reach them. Be confident. The whole world is there for you.

Forever Wrong

24 Jun

Life is full of challenges and complications. Although we may feel confident about the roads we’re choosing, we share the world with lots of other people and they may have an impact on our decisions and outcomes. Everyone tries hard to live well and make good choices, but sometimes we don’t get all the facts we need, or may be influenced by someone else to choose something that goes wrong. When we make a bad decision, even if others were involved, we might find ourselves standing alone taking the blame. It’s uncomfortable to discover we got bad advice and took a wrong turn, but that doesn’t mean we are destined to be forever wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Doing what doesn’t work teaches us what does. There isn’t a handbook for life that tells us to watch out for certain people or be extra cautious about upcoming decisions. We take things as they come and do the best we can. We’ll never get everything right every time, but if we get as many facts as possible beforehand, and take the time to see everything clearly, we have a better shot at success. Mistakes happen and although they may be unpleasant, they cannot doom us to a life of endless misery and woe. We are intelligent and capable, and no matter what’s happened we can find our way forward to success. A wrong turn doesn’t end the journey. The road will still be there and we can always find a way around any complication that arises. Every answer we need will be available and we will find them all. We learn what works by trial and error. Sometimes we’ll get everything right from the beginning. Other times we may falter and stumble, but nothing can hold us down forever, and we can get back up and try again. Success will be there for us even if we take the long way around. There is greatness in us, and sufficient wisdom and intelligence to do anything and go anywhere. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, we will find our way forward, and reach success.

Some people are great about giving advice. They may instruct us and tell us how we should proceed, even if they’ve never traveled the road before. It’s easy to advise someone else when your neck isn’t on the line. If things go wrong, they won’t be anywhere near the disaster and can deny their involvement. It’s good to seek advice if we need help, but after everyone has given their opinion, we can trust ourselves to choose what will work best, and move ahead according to our own personal inspiration.

We already know what we want to do. The roads we travel are ours to choose, and others may disagree and try to influence us to follow them instead of taking our own path. Our lives belong to us and nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know where we want to go, and have everything we need to reach any destination we desire. Following someone else will never take us where we want to go. We can be confident we know what we want, and move toward our goals with clarity, sure of success.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and feel like you’ll never be right again, remember all the times you’ve succeeded already. You are amazing and capable, and have everything you need to do anything you want. Trust yourself and be confident. The world is full of opportunities for success, and you will make them yours.

Hesitation

26 May

When we’re facing a big decision, we may feel unsure about how to proceed. It’s important to get as much information as we can before we begin. If we carefully uncover as many facts as possible about what the situation is, what may go wrong, and who will be involved, we have a better shot of things working out the way we want them to. Big decisions that may change our lives and take us to unknown destinations will need a lot of thought and preparation before we take the leap. If we take our time, and uncover all the possible outcomes that may occur, we will feel more confident once we step forward. Even if we prepare well, we don’t know what we don’t know. It may happen that there will be unexpected developments that force us to change direction, or unforeseen complications that stop are progress. Nobody can read the future, but if the goal is important and we’re determined to reach it, we will find our way through whatever comes. Change can be uncomfortable, and we may hesitate to continue moving forward if the road becomes difficult. There is no rush to reach success. If we need time to stop and think, we can take it. The destination will still be there when we’re ready to move again. Taking a time out isn’t surrendering to defeat. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to do anything we desire. Some goals are hard to reach, may become tangled up and difficult to navigate, and may take far longer than we anticipated. It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning, but we can move ahead one step at a time and find our way. There isn’t any journey too difficult for us to navigate, or goal too far away for us to reach. Once we’ve decided what we want, we can reach success. Every single dream is possible. By focusing on the way ahead, and choosing to continue forward, we will gain the prize.

Everyone has their own personal timetable for making decisions. Some people like to choose quickly and jump ahead, confident they will be able to face whatever comes. Others prefer to think about their choices a little longer. They want to be sure they’ve uncovered as much information as possible before they begin. What we do and how we do things is a personal expression. We know who we are and what we want, and can decide how we’ll move forward at every step.

It’s difficult to make good decisions if we’re impulsive and impatient. If we jump into situations without thinking, and things go wrong, we can either tough it out and make the best of it, or simply give up. The old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is accurate. If we don’t prepare or plan before we jump headlong into a situation, the odds of success will diminish. Nobody wants to work for nothing. We are intelligent and wise and can make excellent decisions. By taking our time, and choosing wisely, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’re facing a big decision and you’re hesitating because you’re unsure, look at all the facts before you. You are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices. Decide what you want and then take the first step ahead. Every single success is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You will succeed.

Paving the Way

29 Mar

There are unlimited things we can accomplish in our lives and endless places we can go. The whole world is there for us, and every goal is possible. Some roads are easy, and we reach the desired destinations quickly, but others are more complex, and require thought, effort, and time to achieve. We can help ourselves reach success by looking at everything objectively and gathering as much information as possible before we begin. By planning carefully and paying attention as we step forward, we can pave the way ahead and avoid some pitfalls. But there may be times when we get excited, and all we can see is the end of the journey. We might jump in and begin before we get all the facts. If we’re captivated by an idea and eager to get started, we might forgo any prior planning and just start running forward. If we don’t have any clue about what lies ahead, the odds of running into trouble increase. Like stepping into the dark with no idea of direction, we might find ourselves going around in circles as we try to unravel one problem after another. Jumping in without planning may move us in the direction we want to go, but without any idea of what we may encounter, there will likely be unknown obstacles that stop us in our tracks. Roads that are rough and uneven are transformed with good, solid pavement. They become smooth and clear, and much easier to travel. The same is true for our personal goals. We can pave the road ahead with preparation and planning, and create a journey that will move us forward more effectively than if we just thoughtlessly ran ahead. We are intelligent and have enough patience to take the time necessary to ensure success before we begin any journey. There isn’t anything we can’t do and do well. We know what we want, and with focus and clarity, can step forward and make it ours.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should be done. If we plan something they don’t like or it’s different from the way they would proceed, they may offer us advice, and suggest an alternate scenario. Of course, we can do anything we like and if we prefer their ideas may certainly adopt them, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We don’t need anyone’s permission or agreement to do things our way. Every goal is possible, and we have everything we need to reach them.

Life is unpredictable, and there may be times when we must move quickly and don’t have time to plan before we start. Some situations are unexpected and there is no way to prepare before moving forward, and in those cases, there will be no way to anticipate what will happen. No matter what comes, we can trust ourselves to find the answers we need. We can think on our feet when we must and find our way through. We are intelligent and highly capable, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely.

Today if you have a big goal in mind, think about how you want to proceed, and plan your way forward. You have everything you need to reach any destination you desire. Get all the facts and pave the way ahead to success. Every goal is possible, and nothing can keep you from achieving anything you desire. Step forward and be confident. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Just Beyond

1 Mar

We all have dreams and goals we want to achieve. It can be hard to focus on what we want most when our “to do” list is long, and our responsibilities are pressing. Endless distractions can pull our attention away from the things we desire most for what must be accomplished right now. Time continues to move forward and before we realize it, a lot of time may pass by before we revisit our personal goals. It can seem that our dreams are just beyond what we can reach but we are in control of how we spend our time, and even if there is a lot we must accomplish, we can plan to value and set aside time for our own personal progress. It may only be a few minutes on busy days, but if we are determined we can take the time needed to move a little closer to the goals we desire. Few of us have lives unfettered by outside responsibilities, and it can be difficult to make time for ourselves, but our lives are ours to design, and we can always find time for what we value most. Success is always possible, but we must do what is required to make it ours. We know what we want and have everything we need to have the lives we dream of. There will always be chores that need doing, and things to take care of, but with focus and clarity, we can plan so we can accomplish what we must and still have time to work on what we want. Nothing can keep us from anything we desire. We are intelligent and capable and can find our way forward. No matter how complicated things get or how many tasks are pressing, we can set time aside to determine our own futures. Every single dream is there for us, and we can trust ourselves to find the way forward to make them ours.

Nobody can run a marathon the first time they put on running shoes and hit the track. Completing such a huge accomplishment is beyond their capabilities the first day and after the first run, may seem impossible. But with practice, and continued time in pursuit of the goal, it can be accomplished. The same is true in our personal lives. Big goals can seem unattainable when we first look at what is needed to make them ours. The road may be long and arduous, and filled with many complications, but we don’t have to overcome everything the first day out. We can take it one step at a time and solve each issue as it comes. Each step will move us closer and in time, we will succeed.

Few things we desire will come with little or no effort. We may really want to lose ten pounds, and think about it a lot, even plan for it, but if we don’t do what is needed to actually lose it, nothing will change. The same is true for any dream we want to accomplish. Thinking about it, talking about it, making lists and plans but doing nothing will only keep us exactly where we are. Every single goal is possible and by doing the work, nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been putting off your personal goals and setting aside time for yourself, remember your dreams are important. Plan the time you need to move closer to the goals you most want to achieve. Every dream is possible, and nothing can hold you in place. Be confident and sure, and you will succeed.