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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.

Tool Belt

2 Apr

We do many different things every day, and respond to endless activities, events, and eventualities as they come along. Everything we experience teaches us something new and we carry all the information and skills we gain forward with us. Like wearing a big tool belt, we add to the things we know and the attributes that make us who we are. A regular tool belt might have wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers and saws, or many other tools. Our personal one holds the many different traits and talents we possess, specific to particular tasks. If we only have a hammer, we are limited to pounding on things, or prying things up. If we need to cut something, screw something in, or turn something tight we’ll be out of luck. Just like the tools on a regular belt, it’s important for us to develop and magnify all our talents and abilities so they’ll be ready for us when we need them. If we keep all our qualities and virtues available, we’ll be confident and capable as we move forward. However, if we limit our exposure to new situations, and keep our lives close, we may set unused abilities aside. It’s fine to close the drawer on skills and behaviors we aren’t using for a while, but if we ignore them indefinitely, we may struggle when the need for them arises. Sometimes, the information and abilities we need will be critical. If we’re suddenly facing a serious challenge, we may find the very skills we need to succeed are the ones we let go dormant. We all have gifts and talents that help us navigate through our lives and manage situations that arise. We are incredibly capable and nothing is beyond our abilities. We can keep our personal tools ready and available to help us at any time, and move forward with clarity and confidence.

Everyone has responsibilities and tasks to accomplish every day. When we’re busy, it’s easy to forget about time for ourselves. We lose the time we need to exercise and stay fit, give up time to rest and relax, and forget about the personal projects we desire. We can be proactive and remember to value ourselves as much as everything else we’re doing. Nothing is more important than our health and well-being, and with careful consideration, we can make a plan that allows us to complete what’s important and still find time for ourselves.

We’re all individuals and have things we want to learn and master. Learning new skills will embellish us and the confidence that comes from mastering something new refreshes us and deepens personal satisfaction. Every skill and ability we add will enrich us and bring us greater understanding and confidence as we move forward. There are unlimited things to do and accomplish, and nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been busy attending to responsibilities and tasks, and neglected your own personal goals, remember how important you are. There isn’t anyone in all of creation exactly like you. You are an incredible gift to us all. Decide what you want to do, and then begin developing all the tools you need to get there. Every destination is possible, and nothing is too far for you to reach. Step forward with confidence. You are talented and capable, and can make all your dreams come true.

Success

10 Mar

We all want strong, fulfilling lives that move us toward what we want the most and bring us happiness. While that is always possible, we must first decide what we want. Many people say they want success, but just saying we want to be successful means nothing. It’s an obscure thought without definition or plan. What does success mean? Is it all about monetary benefits where we have all the money we want and need? Or is it something defined by accomplishing a certain level of excellence in some area, or reaching some defined goal? Whatever it is for each of us, if we want to achieve it, we must make a plan for getting there. How can we reach the goal? What must we do and where must we go? What needs to be done to pave the way forward? What changes, if any, must we make to reach it? An undefined and unspecified goal is impossible to reach. We must clearly decide what we want, and determine how we’ll get it. Once we define those things, we can begin to move ahead toward the goal. We can be as successful as we desire if we’re willing to do what is necessary to reach the goal we want. If we stay focused and continue to push forward, we will prevail. We can have the lives we dream about but they won’t just happen. Success won’t simply fall into our laps because we’re nice, or because we really want it. We must plan and then work to get what we want. Everything is possible and nothing is too difficult to accomplish. We already possess all the strength and courage we need to do anything we desire. Our lives are ours to design. With determination and focus, we can go anywhere and reach any goal.

The world is filled with endless opportunities and possibilities. There are limitless things to do and countless places to go. We’re in control of our lives but if we don’t know what we want, we may spend a lot of time standing still. The options are endless but if we stand still, we cannot experience anything new. New experiences enrich us and give us greater depth and understanding of the world around us. We can trust ourselves to step forward and open a new door. We can have the lives we dream about by taking a step forward and making it ours.

Many people equate success with money. While money can do a lot, it doesn’t create true happiness. It’s just a tool that unlocks a lot of doors. Personal happiness comes when we’re successful in the things we value. When we have strong, healthy relationships with those around us and do what fulfills us, happiness will follow. We can have deep, rich lives, and reach every goal we desire if we focus on what we want the most, and then do what is needed to get there. We deserve complete happiness, and with determination we will reach it.

Today if you’ve decided what you want the most, make a plan to achieve it and step forward. Nothing is out of reach and you can have the life you dream about. You are powerful and strong, and nothing is beyond your reach. Be confident. You will succeed and nothing can hold you down. Every dream is possible and you will win.

Out of Steam

13 Jan

We often have a lot of things going on in our lives at the same time. Our families need our attention, our jobs require our time, we have daily responsibilities that can add up, our personal health demands our focus, and there are unexpected developments and complications that always arise. Sometimes it may feel like a juggling act keeping it all taken care of. We are incredibly capable and most of the time will be able to manage whatever is required. But life can get convoluted and difficult, and if there’s too much happening, we may get overwhelmed and exhausted. We don’t have unlimited energy and it’s possible to run out of steam before we get through. We’re in control of our lives and can stand still when we need to and take the time necessary to regroup and consider our next steps. Taking a moment to reflect on what we need to do will help us recharge, and then, we can start again. We have reserves deeper than we think, and can dig deep for the strength we need. We can trust we have sufficient power to do whatever is needed at any time. There is enough wisdom and courage within us to accomplish anything, no matter how complex or difficult the road ahead. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place. Every goal is attainable and every destination is possible. We can discern what is needed, and accomplish any task before us. Every success is there for us, and we will prevail.

The world is filled with opportunity and possibilities. Every goal and dream are achievable, and we can design our lives any way we desire. Some things will be difficult to accomplish, but if we’re willing to do what’s required to achieve them, we can make our dreams come true. It’s easy and takes little effort to simply let life take us where it will, but letting our lives follow wherever the current road leads will never take us where we most want to go. We can step up and take charge of our direction, and decide what we want to gain. Our lives belong completely to us, and we can find true happiness and satisfaction by choosing the road ahead.

Our relationships are important and when they are healthy and strong, bring great satisfaction and happiness to our lives. All good relationships take effort to make them vibrant and positive. However, if we’re in a relationship that takes continued work with little reward, and there is constant stress, we may tire of the struggle. We never have to stay in any relationship that isn’t working. We can decide what’s best for us, and redirect our course. We deserve complete happiness, and can be confident enough to do what is needed to get it.

Today if you’ve been pushing hard toward a difficult goal and are tired of the struggle, take a moment to step back and look at all the options before you. You can continue forward if the goal is still important, or choose another road. You know where you want to go, and will make the best decision possible. Your life is yours to design, and you can reach every success. Be confident. You are strong and powerful, and nothing can hold you down.

Right Now

1 Jan

There are unlimited things we can do in our lives and endless goals we can accomplish. When we have a lot of different ideas about what we want to do next and want success to come quickly, we might try to do many things at the same time. It’s always possible to work on more than one goal at a time, but trying to travel many roads at once doesn’t always make the journey go faster. We are highly capable of succeeding at anything we desire, but if we try to do too much, we may get overloaded and unable to move forward. It’s impossible to be completely focused on more than one thing at any time. We can decide what we want the most, and then keep our eyes trained on the way ahead. Our success depends on how effectively we move toward the goal and how we manage any complications that may arise. Every goal is possible and with careful planning we can achieve them all. We can focus on what we want to do today, and manage what’s happening right now, and when we do, have a better chance of reaching the destination. Spinning around in circles trying to manage many different objectives at the same time may keep us from finishing anything. We can stop and see what’s in front of us right now. There is no need to worry about what will come later, how things may change tomorrow, or what may get in the way. We need only focus on the next step forward. Each step we take will open another door ahead, and move us closer to the goal we want to accomplish. With focus and determination, we will find success. We are powerful and wise, and know what we want. There is no detour or complication that can keep us from our goals. Everything is possible, and we can have the lives we desire.

The world is full of ideas and suggestions for success. Everywhere we turn there are invitations and recommendations to do this or that to achieve something new. Those around us may offer endless advice and we can certainly listen to anything that’s helpful. But in the end the road we choose is up to us. We don’t need permission to do things our own way and never have to follow anyone else’s idea of the way ahead. We can design our lives any way we like and reach any destinations we choose.

We all have unique talents and abilities. What works for one person may not be effective for another. There are endless approaches to every goal and never only one road to any destination. Those who have reached the success we desire may tell us their way is the best way to move ahead. We can follow anyone we like, but we are intelligent and can design our own road. We know what we want, and with patience and focus, can reach any goal and find success.

Today if you’ve been trying to accomplish many things at once and feel like you’re spinning your wheels, stop and decide what you want the most. Choose the next step that will take you closer to the goal, and step forward with confidence. Take it one step at a time and you’ll reach success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is beyond your reach. Every goal is possible and you can make all your dreams come true.

Pulling It Up

6 Dec

Our lives are often busy. There are responsibilities to take care of, work that needs to be done, family we need to spend time with, and endless details that require our attention. It’s good to accomplish much but as we hurry from one thing to the next, it’s easy to lose sight of our personal goals and what we really want. It’s hard to focus on ourselves when there are so many outside details tugging on us. The days fly by and before we know it much time has passed and the things we want to accomplish are still pending, and waiting for us to pull them up. Our lives are important and we can do anything we desire, but we have to plan for what we want and then work to make it ours. We’re always in control of our time, and even if when we’re obligated and involved, can make sure we set aside what we need to do what we want to accomplish most. There will always be more demand than we can fill, and our lives can easily be consumed by the needs and desires of those around us and the situations we’re in. But we’re in charge, and never have to do more than we’re comfortable with. We can take care of business and still work on our own personal aspirations. We can have the lives we dream about if we plan for them and make sure we have the time we need to make them ours. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re determined to succeed. Every day we can move a little closer to the goals that mean the most and take us where we want to go. We are wise and incredibly capable, and nothing is out of reach.

Tradition and routine are powerful forces in our lives. If those around us feel very strongly about keeping things the same, and we want something different, we may face intense opposition. Doing things the way they’ve been done for a long time, and going along may keep the peace, but will never bring us satisfaction and happiness if we yearn for something else. We can honor the decisions of others, and still live our lives according to our own desires. Every option is possible and we can create the lives we want the most.

Stepping into unknown and foreign territory can be frightening. We don’t know what lies ahead, and may be unsure we’re headed in the right direction. However, we can make any strange and new destination ours by stepping forward with confidence and opening the doors. We are flexible and can understand anything before us, and even if we’re unsure at the beginning, will gain the confidence we need by moving forward one step at a time. The whole world is there for us and the possibilities for success are limitless. Nothing can hold us back from what we want, and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any goal we desire.

Today if you want something new and are ready to move toward a goal you desire, take the first step forward. You are strong and wise, and nothing can keep you from anything you want. Be confident and trust yourself. Every dream is possible and you can have the life you desire. Step forward. Success is there and you will reach it.

Hair On Fire

18 Jun

We have all kinds of experiences as we go through our lives. We don’t have control over most of what happens and may be affected by actions and decisions we know nothing about. Things may change suddenly and unexpectedly. We can’t read the future and all the decisions being made by others around us and around the world may bring our lives to a screaming halt. What we do next often determines how things will go from there. If we freak out, lose our minds, and run around like our hair is on fire, chances are we won’t see the answers we need to change the situation. We may be extremely upset about what’s happened, and we might express that in a thousand different ways, but one thing is certain, anger and hysteria won’t help us. We may feel better after we express it, but we’ll still be right where we were when the bubble burst. The only way to change our situation is to see it openly and objectively, and then with patience and clarity choose our next move. There is a solution to every problem, and we are never stuck in any situation no matter how intense or difficult. There will always be a way forward and we can find it. We can look at all the options possible and decide how we want to proceed. Life is filled with uncertainties and surprises. Just when we think we’ve got everything figured out, a wrench may get thrown into our plans. It doesn’t matter how complicated the situation gets, we can find the way forward. We already possess everything we need to do anything we want. We can be strong, and patient and solve any problem that comes. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us down, and we can still achieve great success.

When we’re working hard to accomplish a goal and something we can’t move is in the way, we have options. Sometimes the plans we made at the beginning won’t carry us through to the end. There are always a lot of variables and when they don’t work together, we may have to regroup and change direction. There are many roads to every goal and we can adjust our plans when necessary to continue forward. If we get stopped and can’t move, we can be flexible and find alternative choices that will help us proceed.

Everything we want to do is possible but sometimes we can’t accomplish it right now. If we keep hitting a roadblock no matter what we do or where we go, it may be a signal that the goal isn’t possible at this time. It’s hard to be patient when we want something badly but wasting energy on something that can’t happen won’t benefit us. Life is constantly changing and if we can’t move forward now, we can set the goal aside until things are different and try again. We can accomplish anything we like by looking at our situation clearly and finding the best way forward.

Today if everything has changed and you can’t move ahead with the plans you’ve made, instead of losing control, calmly look at everything possible and decide on your next steps forward. You can accomplish anything you desire and revise your plans when needed to find success. Be confident and be clear. Every goal is there for you. You have everything you need to win and you will prevail.