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Make Believe

28 Dec

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many are routine and inconsequential, and we hardly give them any thought. However, some decisions are so important, they may change the trajectory of our lives moving forward. If we’re in a tight spot and doing the right thing would be difficult, we might decide to choose an easier, although unethical or dishonest, option. Bad decisions may require little effort in the beginning, but what happens afterward may be harder to face. We are always in control of everything we do, and if we want to, can choose the easiest roads ahead regardless of whether or not they are the best. If we get tangled up and impact others, we can deny we had anything to do with it and ignore the complications we’ve created, but the truth will eventually rise, and we’ll have to answer for what we’ve done. Playing make believe is fun when we’re children, but pretending things are different than they really are never works as adults. Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some time or another, but by owning our decisions and doing what is needed to correct our course and fix what we’ve broken, we can regain our footing and get back on track. Our lives belong to us and each choice we make defines who we are. We can choose wisely and live in ways that bring us happiness and the respect of those around us. Or we can thoughtlessly blunder through, do what we want regardless of the consequences, and have lives filled with chaos and disharmony. The choices we make will decide what happens. We are intelligent and capable of making excellent decisions. By taking our time, and getting as much information as possible beforehand, we can make choices that bring us the results we’re seeking. We don’t have to play make believe when our lives reflect what we want most and take us where we want to go.

It takes a lot of energy to come up with stories and try to design facts to create a narrative we want. Instead of embellishing what’s really happening, we can simply state things as they are and let the situation develop honestly. We can be confident in making good decisions, and trust ourselves to find the best roads ahead. Every destination is there for us, and with clarity and focus, we will succeed.

When we want to look our best, we may wear our best clothes and add adornments that make us look great. Dressing up can change the way we appear to others but dressing up the truth changes nothing. Truth is what it is. Trying to make it appear different to be more pleasing or easier to accept doesn’t change the situation. We can manage anything that arises and face any complication or problem, sure we will prevail. Nothing is too hard for us to handle, and every success is always possible.

Today if you’re tempted to make a bad decision out of desperation or uncertainty, remember how strong and capable you are. Face things as they are and make choices that will help you move forward. Every destination is possible, and with honesty and clarity, you can do anything you desire. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can keep you from success.

Can’t Do It

25 Nov

Not everything in life comes easily. We will all face moments when there is something we must do we are sure we cannot accomplish. The barriers in front of us may be huge and daunting, or the situation may be so complex and difficult we have no idea how to proceed. At times like that, we must decide if we’re going to confidently push forward despite our doubts, or cut and run in the other direction, leaving the entire mess for someone else to take care of. If the situation is extreme, running away may be very appealing, but backing away from hard challenges gives us nothing in return. There is no return on investment in giving up. If we really feel we can’t do it, and can’t manage what’s before us, instead of surrendering, we can reach out for help from those around us. We all have different experiences and what’s unknown and overwhelming to us may be something someone else has already faced and knows how to overcome. Asking for help may give us the tools we need to find our way forward. Hard times will come to us all and there is great value and benefit to facing them head on and doing what is necessary to move through them. As we solve problems, we gain more information and greater skills to take forward with us. Life is full of obstacles and unforeseen developments that may stand in our way and muddy the road ahead. We are intelligent and capable, and strong enough and wise enough to face whatever comes. Nothing is too hard for us to manage, and with temerity and courage, we will find our way forward, no matter what’s lies ahead. Every single destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

When hard times come, there may be some around us who will tell us we can’t succeed. They may believe the problem is too big, and too difficult for us to manage. Everyone has their own opinions and we can listen to whatever advice we’re given, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. All the answers we need will always be available in every situation. We may need to search for them, but they will rise, and we will prevail. We are more powerful than we realize and will find the way forward.

We may face a situation that is beyond our means. Perhaps it’s so big one person cannot accomplish it on their own, or it requires assets to solve we don’t possess. We can reach out to others for support and help, and with careful thought and determination, find the answers we need. No man is an island, and there will always be someone who can help when we get stuck. We can trust ourselves to handle any problem that arises, and be confident we will succeed, no matter what’s in the way.

Today if you’re facing an issue you are sure you cannot overcome, remember all the times you’ve prevailed in the past. You are amazing and capable, and already possess everything you need to succeed. Be confident and step forward. The answers are there for you and you will find them. Success will be yours, and your dreams will come true.

Dropping It

27 Jul

There are endless things we can accomplish in our lives, and success is always a possibility. Some things are easy, take little time to achieve, and we sail right through to the end with little inconvenience. Other things, not so much. We may have a big challenge that requires lots of planning, extensive time, and endless work to get to success. It may take a long time, and there may be many complications, snags, unexpected developments and endless issues as we move ahead. Each step we take, and each problem we solve moves us closer to the goal, but when that movement is minuscule, and hardly noticeable, and we’ve been trying for a long time, we might decide we’ve had enough. We might choose to drop the ball, and walk away. We can do anything we like, but dropping the ball will only help us lose the game. It will never take us to the prize. Everyone has their own limits, and if we’re tired of the struggle, and frustrated with how difficult it’s been to move the needle even a little, we might give up. It’s hard to keep pushing forward if we feel we’ll never prevail. We’re in control of our lives and can decide at any time how we want to proceed. We can continue forward, or let the goal go and move onto something else. But we cannot achieve any goal by dropping the ball and walking away. If it’s important to us, we have everything we need to find our way to success. It may take more time than we want, and might be harder than we thought at the beginning, but we are strong and capable, and if we want to win, we will. Our lives are ours to design. We can do anything and go anywhere, and nothing is out of reach.

Time is always an issue when we’re trying to accomplish something. Nobody has unlimited time, and there are responsibilities to take care of, jobs to accomplish, tasks that need our attention, and endless interruptions. When we’re trying to reach our personal goals in the midst of all the other things we have to do, it can be hard to get to them. If the goal is important to us, we can prioritize our lives in ways that give us the opportunity to push forward. We’re in control of everything we do, can focus on what’s most important, and move forward toward success.

It’s impossible to be successful if we’re half in on the deal. If we only kinda want to accomplish the goal, we’ll only be kinda successful. If we really want to move forward, we must be committed. That means we must make a plan and then stick to it. Complications will undoubtedly arise, things may get in the way, and we might get off track a time or two. But if we’re intent on reaching the goal, nothing can keep us from it. Everything we want to do is possible. Every destination is within reach. We need only decide what we want, then step forward and claim it.

Today if you’ve been on the same road toward a destination for a long time, and are tired of the struggle, decide what you want the most. If the goal is still important, stay the course and reach it. If you no longer want to continue, choose how you want to proceed. You can have the life you dream of if you’re willing to do the work. Pick the ball back up and step forward. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Ice

10 Oct

We all try to avoid complications when working on a project or moving toward a goal. If we see something coming that might delay us and we have other options, we may steer away from it and continue forward. But we can’t see everything and there’s no way to know what lies ahead. A curve in the road may block a big detour or someone may make a decision that stops us in our tracks. Although we’re always in charge of our lives and have control over every decision we make, sometimes things get out of control because of circumstances beyond our reach. It’s like driving in the wintertime and coming upon a patch of black ice. Once we’re on it, even though we’re still holding the steering wheel, the car may veer out of control. If we remain calm and keep our wits about us, we can maneuver ahead without crashing into something. The same sort of scenario may happen in our lives. We may be moving along and then suddenly, without warning, an unexpected complication derails us and we have to quickly decide what to do next. Anything can happen, and we must be prepared to manage any surprises that come. We have all the wisdom we need to manage any problem or obstacle in our path, and with patience and clarity, can determine what we should do. We can navigate around any issue and there will always be another way forward. There are unlimited roads to every destination we desire. If the one we’ve been traveling is suddenly impassible, we can view all the other options possible, change our focus, and start again. Every goal is attainable and we have everything we need to succeed.

Sudden changes can create great stress and discomfort. If we let frustration or anger take over, it will be nearly impossible to figure out our next steps. We can’t think about options for the way forward if we’re consumed with disappointment for what hasn’t worked. It’s normal to feel discouraged when our plans fall apart, but we don’t have to let that control us. We can step back, refocus on what we need to do next, and then step forward with confidence that we will prevail.

If we’ve determined there is only one way to move forward and that has been blocked, we may decide the goal isn’t worth the trouble and let it go. We can always change our minds about anything in our lives. When problems arise, we can turn away and start on something new. But stopping every time something goes wrong will only ensure we’ll stay exactly where we are. There will always be unexpected developments and rarely will things go exactly the way we planned. We have all the intelligence and determination we need to find a new way forward, and continue toward the goals we seek. Nothing can keep us from reaching anything we desire.

Today if all the plans you’ve made have suddenly gone up in smoke and you can’t see the way forward, take a moment to objectively look at all the possible options before you. There will always be another road and nothing is out of reach. Decide what you want and then take the first step toward it. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

In All the Way

6 May

As we choose our goals and decide where we want to go, we evaluate many different options. Some things might seem like what we want when we first think about them but after we see exactly where they’ll lead, how much work they’ll take or what the end result will be, we may change our minds. There are unlimited things we can do and endless places to go. It’s up to us to choose what we want and how we’ll proceed. Once we decide, we can begin moving toward the goal and press forward until we achieve it. We can do anything we want, but it’s unlikely we’ll go anywhere if we aren’t completely committed. Deciding to do half of what’s required or only moving ahead when everything is easy may keep us from reaching any goal. If we’re only somewhat interested in moving forward, we’ll only be somewhat successful. True success is only achieved when we’re focused on the goal and determined to reach it. We can’t be in only part of the way and expect success. Few roads are without problems and detours, and when issues arise that complicate our plans, if we aren’t committed to reaching the goal, we may turn away and decide not to continue. There will always be plenty of reasons to quit. We can always change our minds at any time, but if we want to reach a goal and gain the prize, we must be determined no matter what happens we’ll continue moving forward. Every destination is possible but we’ll only reach them if we refuse to stop pressing ahead. The road may get rough, the skies may get cloudy and we may miss a turn or two, but if we want the goal, nothing can keep us from it. Our lives belong to us and reflect every decision we make. We can do anything we desire and have the lives we dream about, if we’re willing to do what it takes to reach success.

Nothing in life is perfect. When we want something and are working toward it, something is bound to get in the way. We may have some false starts and rewrites, have to change direction a time or two, and the road may be longer than we thought it would be. Things may get complicated and difficult, and we may get lost trying to push ahead. Lots of issues may arise and we may get frustrated and overwhelmed but as long as we continue to step forward, we’ll get closer to the goal. It doesn’t matter how much effort it takes. Nothing can keep us from our destination if we’re determined to prevail.

Sometimes the road ahead is far more difficult than we imagined. There is no defined time table for success, and life is always changing. If we can’t manage the goal at this time, we can set it aside until our circumstances improve and we can start again. Every goal is possible and when we’re ready and the time is right, we can achieve anything we desire. We can have the lives we dream about and find every success.

Today if you’re thinking about a change, decide what you really want to do and take the first step. You can achieve anything you desire. You are smart enough and strong enough to find your way to any destination. Dream big and then make your dreams come true. You are powerful and wise, and nothing is out of reach.