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Pushed Beyond

14 Jan

Everyone has dreams and goals they want to achieve, and places they want to go. We can do anything we like but how we proceed depends on a lot of factors. Timing is everything. There may be times when something we want is out of reach and nothing we do can bring it closer. When that happens, we can set it aside for a while until the situation changes and then try again. If we’re focused and determined we can generally get to whatever goal we’re seeking. But that doesn’t mean we have to push ourselves beyond our limits. We don’t have to work on the goal 24/7 and sacrifice everything else in our lives, seeing only the one destination to the exception of all others. Giving everything up to the exclusion of one desire, and doing nothing but working on that constantly, pushing ourselves beyond what is reasonable, may create serious complications that come back to bite us. We don’t have to destroy our personal lives and health to reach any goal or prove we are worth some standard we have set. Instead of only seeing the prize at the end, we can focus on our personal growth and progress, and find the way forward with calm and confidence. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t have to do everything all at once. We are valuable and a great blessing to the world just as we are. Whatever goals we accomplish will enhance our experience and bring us greater satisfaction. There is no rush to reach success. It will always be there for us, and with consistency and determination, we can do anything we desire. Every day is a blessing, and we have everything we need to find great success.

When we want something badly, it’s hard to patiently work through whatever is needed to make it ours. If we want to lose weight, we may decide it all needs to come off this week. We know it took us a lot longer to gain it, but we want it off – like now. Instead of looking at the situation realistically, we may starve ourselves or exercise our bodies into complete exhaustion thinking we can make things change immediately. Extreme measures rarely work, and the costs we have to pay for them may be high. By taking the time necessary to logically think through what is appropriate and reasonable, we can come up with a plan that works effectively, and helps us reach our goal.

The influence of others often comes into play when we’re trying to accomplish something. They may tell us how they think we should proceed, and give us all kinds of suggestions. We can certainly take any advice offered, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We know what will work, and how to proceed in ways that take us to success. By trusting ourselves and being patient, every goal is possible. Nothing is out of reach and we will prevail.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself to exhaustion trying to reach a goal, stop and think about all the options possible. You are completely capable of accomplishing anything you desire. Make a workable plan and step forward with confidence. Every destination is already there for you, and with patience and clarity, you will reach them all.

Like A Glove

7 Jan

Life is full of challenges and change is constant. We never know what will happen next or what tomorrow will bring. Everything is up for grabs, and we may face serious conflict and turmoil. We might struggle for a while, but there will be some amazing moments when everything falls into place. It’s like the planets align, frustration fades away, and we are content and feel we’re exactly where we need to be. It’s wonderful when that happens, and for a time we can bask in the glow of ease and comfort. But nothing stays the same forever, and no matter where we are now or what’s going on – it’s going to change. There is no way to hold onto to anything indefinitely. We all want lives filled with happiness and satisfaction where we feel valued and the road ahead is paved. It’s nice to dream about and we’ll likely face some brief periods where that will be the case. While those moments are blissful and intensely rewarding, things will undoubtedly change, and the peace of what we’ve experienced will disappear. Life is uncertain but those times that are clear and peaceful will carry us through when the stresses of the world push back against us. When the journey gets rough and convoluted, when we’re turned around and confused, and nothing seems to work, we can push ahead knowing that at some point, everything will straighten out and there’ll be clear skies ahead. Our days will all be different. Some will surprise us, some will annoy us, some will push us to our limits, and some will be wonderful. We are strong, wise and capable, and no matter what comes, we already have everything we need to find our way through. By trusting ourselves, being thankful for our blessings, and stepping forward with confidence and a sure heart, we will reach every destination and find great success.

Life is complicated, and sometimes because we’re distracted, or someone is influencing us, or a million other reasons, we may choose something that leads to utter disaster. Nobody makes a bad choice because they want to suffer. We’re not perfect and chances are at some point, we’re going to falter. When the rug gets pulled out from under us, and everything is turned upside down, we may lose our footing and get lost. Taking a wrong turn doesn’t mean it’s the end of us. We can stop, think about all the options possible and turn around until we’re headed in the right direction.

We deserve complete happiness and if we don’t like where we are or what we’re doing, we can change. We are in complete control of our lives and don’t need permission or agreement to do what we desire. By deciding what we want the most, and then doing what is necessary to make it ours, we can have the lives we want the most and find satisfaction and fulfillment.

Today if things are jumbled up and the road ahead is unsure, remember all the times you have already succeeded. There is great happiness just ahead and you will reach every destination. Stand strong and be confident. The whole world is there for you and you will succeed.

Putting It All On Red

5 Jan

There are unlimited things we can accomplish as we move through our lives. Aside from barriers out of our control, we are only restricted by our own choices. We can move to a new place, change careers, learn a new language, travel to far away places, and a million other options. When we want to do something big, something that will change everything, we must be committed to making it happen. If we just kind of, sort of think we’d like to get there, we’ll kind of, sort of succeed, which is no success at all. We are powerful and capable of doing just about anything we desire, but we must be willing to do what is necessary to reach the goal. Some things look good at the beginning, but after we start we may see they are far more difficult and complex than we thought, or they involve doing things we don’t like, or they’re messy. If we’re committed to the goal, nothing is strong enough to keep us from it, but we must be focused and determined to prevail. If we’re willing to take the big leap, and keep moving forward no matter what gets in the way, we will succeed. There is greatness in us all and we are certainly able to do many amazing and wonderful things. We already possess all the wisdom and courage we need to start, and if we get stuck along the way, the answers will be there for us. Our lives are ours to design, and every success is possible.

There is little wisdom in gambling, but if we do, putting all our money on red may not work out for us the way we plan. When we’re trying to accomplish a big goal, we may feel we’ve got to give it everything – all our time, all our focus, and all our attention. We may neglect everything else in our lives just to move closer to where we most want to be. It’s good to be determined, but our lives are complicated and letting everything else suffer for one goal does not guarantee success. We can be wise and take care of our responsibilities and still remain focused ahead.

It’s hard to be patient when we really want something. Most things worth having require effort and take time to achieve. Big goals, and far away destinations may require much and take a long time. It doesn’t matter how long it takes us to get to the goal. What matters is that we are pointed in the right direction and determined to win. One small step forward will move us closer, and in time, however long that takes, we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been pushing toward a big goal for a while, and the end is still far away, be patient. Plan your time wisely and move ahead a little each day. Nothing is out of reach, and you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself, and be confident. You are more powerful than you imagine and you will win.

Please Stop Talking

2 Nov

Everyone has their own ideas and we all have something to contribute. If we’re confident and out spoken, we may offer our opinions without being asked, and comment on things as we see them. It’s good to have ideas and viewpoints, but if we value our own thoughts above those around us, we may push them out of the way to get our point across. We may sit impatiently while they voice their suggestions and ideas, and instead of listening to what they’re saying, may instead simply wait for them to stop talking. When they’re done, finally, we may jump up and inform everyone that we have the answers and know what needs to be done. Being confident is generally an asset, but disregarding those around us because we think we have all the answers will not pave the road ahead. We may have great ideas, but we aren’t the only ones. Everyone has their own perspective and others may see things we didn’t notice and be able to point out ideas we haven’t yet considered. Instead of waiting for them to stop talking so we can take charge, we can really listen to other viewpoints, and then find the best way forward. Everyone has something to offer. Being open to every idea and considering every possibility will open new roads ahead and help us find success. We are intelligent and wise, and by listening carefully, will find the best way forward.

Nobody likes a know it all. It’s impossible for anyone to know everything, and it’s hard to deal with someone who is always sure they have all the answers to every situation. Everyone sees the world a little differently, and there is no way to know absolutely everything all at once. Even if we’re sure we know exactly what needs to be done, listening to other perspectives will help us see everything in a new light. Success is possible and we’ll achieve it more easily if we’re open to new ideas and different directions.

Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to fail at some point. If we’ve made a mistake in judgement that has caused difficulty for others and upended our plans, we may feel terrible. Instead of denying our part in the error, we can accept the situation, and then do what is necessary to correct our course and start again. The destination is still possible, and with careful planning and thoughtful attention, we will reach the goal.

Today if you’ve been impatient with the views of others, stop and listen to what they have to offer. By being open to everyone’s ideas and suggestions, you will find the best plans for moving ahead. There is great success ahead. You have everything you need to reach any destination you desire. Be confident and wise. Every blessing awaits, and you will make them yours.

All About the Fit

20 Oct

The world is filled with all kinds of options and ideas. There will always be more to do and see than we’ll ever be able to accomplish, and we’re only limited by our own personal desires. We may have an idea about something we want to pursue, and begin toward the goal only to discover as we get closer that it’s not exactly what we wanted. We can always change course or alter our plans at any time. It’s impossible to see the end of any road at the beginning, and if we find we’re headed in the wrong direction, can turn around and start again. We might choose something that works out great, and then something else that doesn’t fit at all. If others are involved they may encourage us to keep trying when things go wrong, and we can stay on track for as long as we like. But if the plan no longer takes us to what we really want, it will not lead us to success. When we purchase clothing, we have to try different styles and sizes until we find what fits. It does no good to buy something too big or too small that is impossible to wear. We may have to try several different things until we find the right fit, but when we do, everything works out well and we feel good. The same is true in our decisions. Some things look good at first but when we see more clearly how they’ll develop, may find they won’t work out. Nothing is permanent and every decision can be modified and adjusted. Once we decide what we want, we can begin moving forward and make any necessary changes as they arise. Every dream is possible and we already have everything we need to succeed. We can trust ourselves to choose the right fit and reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and may give us all kinds of suggestions and point us in all kinds of directions. What they’re doing may work well for them, but that doesn’t mean it’s what we want. We can listen to all the advice offered, and then decide how we will proceed. Each person is unique and our dreams are specific to us alone. We can find our way forward and with confidence reach every destination.

It hurts to wear shoes that are too tight, and we may develop painful blisters as we struggle through. Wearing shoes that are too big isn’t much better, and we may stumble and fall because they get in the way. When we choose things that don’t fit where we want to go, we will suffer in much the same way. We might feel constricted, or fumble around looking for the next step. We already know what we want, and nothing can keep us from our goals. We can do what is needed right now to move toward success.

Today if you’ve been wandering around unsure of your direction, decide what you want the most and step forward. You are wiser and more powerful than you think you are. Nothing is out of reach, and you will succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them all yours.