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Moving On

23 Apr

We accomplish millions of things as our lives advance. There are tasks we must do to stay on track and keep things rolling forward, responsibilities that need to be taken care of, and seemingly endless projects that continually arise. We may face times when there is more to do than we can possible complete and we have to choose which is most important. What’s important to us can always take priority over other things that need our time. We decide what we want to do and how we want to proceed. But we share the world with lots of other people who have their own opinions. They may bring ideas and projects they want us to do with them or accomplish for them. If we are under their authority, their desires may take precedence over our own. Our personal choices may have to wait while we do something required of us. However, most of the time we’ll be free to choose for ourselves. Others may ask us to do things for them, and we can certainly help if we like. Most of us want to be helpful, and we may agree when someone asks for our time. Our decisions belong to us and if we want the lives we desire the most, we must make them with our personal goals in mind. There will always be something to take our focus away from what we really want, and if we’re not careful, we may spend our time doing things that cannot move us forward. Our dreams and goals are important, and we can focus on them, and decide to keep moving on and progressing forward. There are unlimited things that can hold us in place, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will get to every destination we seek. We can make our dreams reality, and do anything we desire.

Some people need a lot of individual support as they move forward. We’re all different and our skills and needs differ from one to another. If we’re involved with someone who needs a lot of help and encouragement to progress, they may ask for more of our time than we are comfortable providing. We’re all responsible for our own lives and can make excellent decisions about how we spend our time. We can carefully evaluate what we may offer, and still be successful moving forward.

We always do what we want to do most. Sometimes it’s because there’s something we desire, but other times it may be because we’re under duress or pressured to accommodate a situation. We’re in control of our lives and can always decide what works best for us. We can discern where to offer our time, and choose the best road ahead. We’re intelligent and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. Every destination and goal are possible, and with focus and careful planning, we can accomplish anything.

Today if you’re being pulled away from the road you want to travel, manage your time wisely and return to the goal when things change. Keep your focus on the way ahead, and you will reach every destination you desire. You are amazingly capable and nothing is out of reach. Take control of your life and move forward with confidence. Every dream is there for you. Step forward and claim them. There is great success ahead, and nothing can keep you from it.

Adamantly Wrong

4 Feb

We are intelligent and capable, and can accomplish just about anything we want to do. We know what we want and when there are problems, we solve them. It’s good to be confident and sure when we’re pushing toward a goal, and being focused on success will always help us. We often make great decisions, but we aren’t perfect, and there will likely be times when we’ll be wrong about something. Many times, our decisions may impact others and even if we try to hide them, will be apparent. Learning from mistakes teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. There are valuable lessons to be gained in our missteps, but if we deny them and adamantly insist everything is fine, we learn nothing, and the mistake persists. We’re all human and perfection may be the goal, but we probably won’t achieve it. We are going to stumble, and when we do, if we hold fast to our plan, despite the fact that it’s failing, we will never end up where we want to go. Digging our feet in and refusing to see the truth will only hold us in place. It’s humbling when we falter, and it can be very hard to face up to what’s happened, but honestly facing the situation and doing what is needed to fix it will move us closer to the destinations we desire. We can reach every goal if we’re willing to do what is required to get there. If we fall, we can get back up. If we take a wrong turn, we can revise the way forward. We can be honest in all our dealings and modify our trajectory to get to any goal. Every success is there for us, and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

Despite everything we’ve done so far, there will always be many more things we want to accomplish. Each success gives us tools and skills for the future, and we carry all the knowledge forward with us to help unlock our goals ahead. If we ignore and try to forget the mistakes we make along the way, all the information we may gain from those missteps is lost. We don’t have to dwell on things that have gone wrong, but we can glean every benefit by learning as much as possible from them. Our lives are cumulative, and if we take advantage of every lesson possible, we will be embellished and enriched moving forward.

Truth is truth and cannot be denied. We can try to hide it, and keep it from coming out, but truth is the most powerful force in life. It will always rise and nothing can hold it down. Denying what is real will never help us find success. Even if it’s painful and difficult, accepting reality as it is will benefit us in many ways. We are stronger when we are honest with ourselves, and will find great blessings when we live openly, facing things as they are. We are wise and intelligent, and nothing is beyond our grasp. Every success is possible, and we will prevail.

Today if you’ve made a mistake, face it openly and honestly. You are strong and intelligent, and nothing can keep you from your goals. Look at everything openly and decide on the best way forward. Modify your direction and move ahead with confidence. Every success is still there for you. All your dreams are possible, and you will reach them.

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.

Intermission

1 Nov

Years ago, when there was a long movie, the producers would put an intermission near the middle of the production. It was a time for movie goers to get up and stretch, purchase refreshments or visit the bathrooms. They were several minutes long and gave everyone a break from sitting and watching. Those days are behind us now but the idea of intermission is a valuable tool we can use in our personal lives. When we’re involved in a long, complex project or trying to complete a difficult goal, we may be encouraged to hurry and continually press forward to reach it. It’s good to be focused but it’s helpful to stop from time to time and take a breather, review where we are, and look ahead to plan our next steps. There is nothing to be gained by rushing forward without looking, getting tangled up somewhere we didn’t intend to go and having to backtrack to start again. It’s far better to stop from time to time to look at where we’re headed and make sure we’re going in the direction that will bring us success. The old saying of “haste makes waste,” may come into play if we hurry toward our objectives without taking time to think about where we’re going. Rushing around doesn’t always mean making progress. We can take an intermission, stand still for a moment, review our objectives and then plan the way forward. Just a few minutes of careful consideration in advance may save us hours of revision later. We can get to any destination we desire and by thoughtfully preparing our way forward will arrive at the perfect time. We know where we want to go and can reach any goal we choose. All options are possible if we plan effectively and use our time wisely.

We may be in a situation where we’re pressed to give quick answers and find fast solutions. We are wise and capable and can find any answers we need but we don’t have to jump on the first ones that come to mind. We can step back for a moment and allow ourselves time to consider all the possible options before choosing the next step. Giving ourselves time to let ideas rise will give us a wider perspective of the situation and help us uncover the best way forward. There isn’t anything we can’t understand and if we pause for a moment, will find every answer we need.

Sometimes when we step back and look at everything openly we see things we didn’t notice before. We may discover our ideas about what we want have changed, and the goal we were striving for is no longer where we want to go. Instead of continuing forward toward something we don’t want, we can turn toward a new destination and start on a new path. We can do anything we choose and by taking time to look at where we’re headed will ensure we reach the destinations we most desire.

Today if you’ve been pushing forward and focused only on the goal ahead, take a moment to step back and look at everything again. Think about where you’re headed and consider every possibility going forward. The whole world is there for you and you can go anywhere you want to go. Look around and choose the road that takes you to the places you desire most. You deserve every happiness and by making the best choices moving forward will achieve it.

Laser Focus

5 Dec

Everything we want to do requires attention. There may be a lot to accomplish and we can try to multi-task and do more than one thing at once, but scientific research has proven the human mind can only effectively concentrate on one thing at a time. If we try to do more, whatever we’re doing will not be done as effectively as possible. Lasers are amazing devices. They can take energy from many sources, pull it together, and direct it into pinpoint accuracy. There is no wavering or indecision – only complete focus on the target. When we want to accomplish something, it requires our concentration and attention but it’s impossible for us to only see the target we’re aiming for. There will be distractions, other decisions may alter our course, and at some point, we may need to completely reroute the way forward. We don’t live in a vacuum and there will always be other things going on around us. We may desire “laser focus” where we only see the goal ahead and nothing else, but that isn’t possible. We are capable of managing many things and with patience and continued determination, we will reach any destination we desire. Life is complex and there are a lot of balls in the air all the time. Learning to adapt and modify, changing our way forward when necessary, and adjusting to complications as they come will help us find success. We can do anything. We can set the laser down and still reach the destination.

If we focus exclusively on a single goal and refuse to look at anything else we may miss important cues and information. When we drive a car, we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, but it’s important to also look around to see what’s near us and what’s headed our way. There is potential danger in seeing only the road directly in front of us and nothing else. The same is true in any endeavor we are seeking. We can be focused on moving ahead while still being open to what’s around us. Life is full of surprises, opportunities, and complications. Being able to see them before they arrive will help us move forward more effectively and successfully.

Although we don’t want tunnel vision when we’re pursuing a goal we must ensure we don’t become involved in everything going on around us. If we do everything that captures our attention and follow every attractive distraction we will never advance forward. Getting involved in each detail around us will merely hold us in place. We can’t move forward if we’re spinning in circles. We must find the happy medium between tunnel vision and diversion. We know what we want and where we want to go. Keeping the goal in mind will help us manage all the distractions around us and still find success. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We have everything we need to do anything we desire.

Today if you have a goal you’re trying to achieve and there are a lot of distractions capturing your attention, remember what you want the most. You can pay attention to what’s going on around you and still keep your focus on the road ahead. You are in control. Keep your eyes trained on the destination you seek and continue forward. The road ahead is waiting for you. Continue forward and you will reach the goal.

Truth or Dare

26 Oct

There are unlimited opinions in the world around us. Everyone has their own perspective of what is going on, what is real, and what is true. All interpretations have some truth in them and as we live we will naturally modify our ideas as we grow and experience different situations. We all have opinions but truth and opinion are not always the same things. What is real can be camouflaged by what is popular, what is important to us, or what is desired by others. If we believe something strongly and want others to follow us and only focus on converting them to our way of thinking, we may neglect to discover if what we’re doing is based in truth or not. If we dare to take the time to really uncover what is real, we will gain greater clarity and learn to listen more willingly. Nobody has all the answers. If we arrogantly go about telling others how things should be and how they should change we may miss the opportunity to genuinely and openly understand them as they are. It’s like missing the forest while we concentrate on looking at the trees. When we feel compelled and passionate about something and don’t take time to objectively evaluate our way forward, we may push ahead blindly missing important cues that tell us the whole story. A wide view of what is real will deepen our understanding of the way forward and help us correct our course if needed. Looking for all the facts, and seeking the complete truth will bring us confidence and success. We are capable of understanding great things and the more we know the better we can move forward.

Seeing only a small section of any picture will modify our understanding of what we’re looking at. If we see only the top of a mountain we cannot comprehend how high it is. The same is true when evaluating situations in our lives. If we hear only one side of the story we cannot know the entire thing. It takes time and willingness to listen to all points of view to fully understand. If we are emotionally involved it may be difficult to hear other ideas but if we step back and allow ourselves to see them openly we will more easily find resolution.

It’s impossible to change our point of view if we refuse to hear anything new. If we are absolutely sure we are right it may be very difficult to even consider anything else. But nobody can know everything all the time. Even if we are confident there is only one answer, if we allow others to share their suggestions and listen openly we may find that although our way forward will get us to the goal, there may be ways to improve. We are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices. Being open to new ideas will help us find the best road forward and build connections that will help us on the journey.

Today if you’re trying to convince others that you know the truth, be willing to listen when they give their points of view. Everyone has something to offer and the complete truth will rise when everyone has the opportunity to share. You know what you want. Everything is within reach and all the information is there. Be open, listen carefully, and build the connections you need to get to your goal.

Quarter Turn

8 Aug

There are times when we’re working on a problem or dealing with others that things don’t go exactly as we want them to.  If there is contention or complications and they are persistent we can get hung up and stopped in our tracks.  If that continues we may become frustrated, feel it’s not worth the hassle, and consider completely abandoning our plans. Giving up is always an option but we don’t have to.  We don’t have to turn all the way around or exclude ourselves from any situation because it’s not going smoothly.  Sometimes a simple adjustment will change things.  A small quarter turn to the left or right can sometimes be all that’s needed to make things work.  Just a small adjustment in our thinking or our decisions may pave the road forward.  We may overlook small adjustments as possible solutions because they seem insignificant.  But a quarter turn that enables success is certainly worth consideration, and can sometimes change the whole picture and open doors going forward.

We all have ideas about how things should go.  If we make decisions about what needs to be done and are convinced it’s the best way forward it may be hard to hear other suggestions.  But everybody has their own perspective and sometimes we don’t know the whole story.  Others have valuable insight and if we listen and allow our plans to be modified we may more easily find success.  It’s impossible to know everything every time.  When things don’t go easily and there are roadblocks keeping us from success, listening to other suggestions and leaning a little toward them may correct our course.  Instead of completely quitting or giving up, we can adjust our trajectory and successfully get to the goal.

Life is rarely an “all or nothing” scenario.  There are few times when there is only one way to do things or only one option.  Generally there is flexibility in our decisions and more than one method that will bring success.  Being open to many ideas and suggestions will help us going forward.  Everyone has something to offer and different perspectives allow us to see things in new ways.  We can be open enough to hear them and lean a little here or there, perhaps making a quarter turn to enable success.  Being rigid and unwilling to listen gives us only one option – ours.  But hearing other suggestions and viewpoints and embracing them gives us many options, and many options can open many doors.  Success is the ultimate goal.  We don’t have to always do it our way.  We can hear as many ideas as possible to help us get where we want to go.

Today if you’re working on a situation but things aren’t moving as well as you hoped, ask for suggestions from others.  Listen to new perspectives and be open to trying another way.  We all have great ideas.  Hear them and adjust your path to find success.  You know what you want.  Turn a little and let others help you find it.