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Trading It Away

19 May

Our lives belong to us and we’re responsible for every decision we make. Everyone wants to be happy, and we try hard to do things that will bring it to us. There are a lot of influences around us all the time, and we might get into a situation where someone we care about pulls us away from our own road. If we love them and want a close relationship with them, they may have a lot of power over our choices. They may ask us to turn away from our own goals in order to get closer to what they want. It’s hard to resist the pull of intense personal feelings, and we may sacrifice our own journey to give them what they want. We can do anything we like, but our lives are important. If we trade away our own personal choices for someone else’s, we’ll never find complete happiness. It’s good to give of ourselves, but if we give so much, we lose our own lives, we will never feel satisfied or fulfilled. We’re entitled to our own personal happiness, and it isn’t selfish to hold onto what we need to gain it. We can serve those around us and still maintain our own autonomy. The roads we want to travel and the gifts we have to offer are unique to us and can never be given by anyone else. We are one of a kind, and everything we do changes the world in some way. If we give our power to someone else, the whole world will lose our amazing influence. We know what we want and where we want to go. We can serve others, and still hold onto our own personal journey. Every day is a precious gift, and with focus and wisdom, we can live our lives with great success, and reach complete happiness.

If someone wants something from us, they may push all our personal buttons and convince us that doing what they ask will make us happy and bring us closer together. If we love them, we might let go of our dreams to do as they ask. We may ignore our personal lives, and sacrifice our own goals to comply with their requests. However, it’s the responsibility of everyone to find their own happiness. We are not responsible for providing it for anyone else. We can offer our time and still hold fast to our own desires and destinations. We deserve the lives we want the most, and we can control our decisions in ways that help us achieve them.

We have a lot of responsibilities all the time. Our jobs, our families, our personal stuff, and everything that must be taken care of to keep things moving forward. If one area requires too much time and attention, it’s likely the other areas will suffer. We can’t control what others do, but we can control how we manage our time. There will always be a way to take care of things, and still have time for ourselves. We never need to trade everything away. We are valuable and important, and can make decisions that bring us the lives we want the most.

Today if someone close to you wants more of your time and attention than you’re comfortable with, remember you are in control. Your dreams and desires are important. Give what you can and keep moving forward. Every destination you desire is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident and step forward toward your dreams. They are there for you, and you will reach them.

Head Game

18 May

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

There are endless things we can accomplish as we go through our lives. We have goals we want to achieve and places we want to go. The world is a huge place filled with opportunities and we can do whatever we want, anytime we want. Every success is possible if we believe we can achieve it, and nothing is out of reach. Some goals require specific skills and abilities, and if we don’t now possess them, we can make a plan to gain them and move forward with confidence. But skills and abilities will only take us part of the way. We must be convinced we can succeed. If we don’t think we can do something, chances are we won’t be successful. Believing in ourselves and trusting our instincts and abilities will move us forward. If we doubt we have what it takes, and feel insecure and uncertain we can succeed, we may sabotage our own efforts. Constantly questioning ourselves, second guessing our options, and worrying we can’t make it, may can work against us, and prevent us from reaching the goal. There are endless things we can do, but we can’t accomplish anything unless we’re convinced we can succeed. We are capable of doing amazing things. We can stretch beyond what is comfortable and reach for something more. Nothing is too far or too complex for us to figure out. We are intelligent and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every option is there for us, and we can reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions. If we share our plans and goals with them, they may not agree with us. They may tell us we’ll never be able to accomplish the task, it’s too hard, or will take too long. We are all entitled to our own opinions but they only belong to us. They are not rules of behavior for others. We don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire, and we don’t need the belief of others to succeed. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours.

Everything we desire is there for us, but they won’t simply come to us because we want them. Dreaming about the lives we want the most will not make them happen. We must believe our dreams are possible, and then do everything necessary to make them ours. We are highly capable, strong and intelligent. We can do anything. Every destination is there, waiting for us. We can take the first step forward, and then the next, and soon we’ll reach every goal. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and we will have it.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about something you want to do but haven’t begun the journey, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Take the first step. Look ahead and continue forward. Every destination is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. All your dreams are waiting for you, and you will win.

You Do It

15 May

We face many challenges as we navigate through our lives. Some of them are easy, and we process through them pretty quickly. Others are more complicated and require time and effort to figure out how to manage them. Most of the time we move through whatever complications arise and continue on. But there may be times when what we’re facing is very difficult and we have no idea how we’re going to get through. If the problem is more than we believe we can handle, we may become overwhelmed and convinced there is no way we can possibly survive. If we’re desperate and devastated, we may push it off onto someone else and surrender. We’ll just let them take care of it and forget about the whole thing. Pushing our problems onto someone else will never teach us anything, and if the problem comes up again, as problems often do, it’ll be déjà vu all over again. Nobody wants to go through difficult times. But trouble is constant, and there is no way to completely avoid complications. If we’re facing something huge, that takes our breath away, we may have no idea how we’ll ever figure it out. But we are intelligent and completely capable of managing anything that comes. We can take a moment to see everything clearly, and then begin to unravel the problem one step at a time. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are and can do anything. By trusting in ourselves, and taking our time, we can conquer whatever we must. Every destination is there for us, and with clarity and patience, we will reach them.

When there’s a lot to accomplish it’s helpful to recruit assistance from those around us. If we can delegate the work, even large and difficult projects are accomplished. Having a staff to help is a great blessing but when we’re facing personal challenges, we may need to manage them alone. Nobody knows everything but we are intelligent, and will learn as we go. Our vision may be cloudy at the beginning and the road ahead may be rough, but we don’t have to do everything today. We can chart our course ahead one step at a time. Every problem has a solution, and we are certainly capable of finding every answer we need.

If we lack confidence in our ability to manage something, we may lean on those around us. We can always ask for advice and direction, and take any counsel we receive. If someone else has been through this before, and knows more than we do, we may be tempted to dump it on them and escape. But offering advice is not the same as taking over the issue. We own our own problems, and have everything we need to solve them. Every step forward opens up new information and shows us the way ahead. We will have great satisfaction as we continue on, and reach success.

Today if you’re facing a huge issue and have no idea how you’ll survive, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome many difficult obstacles, and you can manage this. Recognize how strong you are, and take a step forward. When you’re comfortable, take another step. Soon you’ll overcome the problem and reach the goal. You really are amazing and capable. Be confident. Every dream is there for you, and your will reach them.

Not Real

13 May

Everyone has an idea of how they want their lives to go and what they want to do. There are endless opportunities and we can do anything we want. We know we’re in charge of our direction and what we accomplish, but life is complicated. We have commitments to jobs, to family, to associates and others, and although we’re in control of our lives, sometimes what we want to do takes a back seat to what we feel we must do. As we try to accomplish everything, we may ignore some unsettled issues from the past. Problems we haven’t solved and don’t want to face may pull on us, niggling us they are still there. We’re busy and it’s inconvenient to stop what we’re doing to take care of something from before. Instead, we might just push it behind us, shut the door on it, and hope it will disappear on its own, but that never happens. Truth is truth and will not be denied. Refusing to look at something and pretending it’s not real will never alter our reality. We carry every unresolved issue forward until we finally decide to turn around and face it. Dragging old problems behind us is exhausting and eats into our happiness. It doesn’t matter how difficult or painful the issue is, we have everything we need to see it openly and take care of it. There is always enough time to address any issue that’s holding us back, solve it, and move forward unencumbered. Our happiness is important and doing what is needed to ensure we make the most of it will help us achieve every goal we desire. When we’re ready we can move forward with confidence and clarity, and find great success.

It would be great if each day everything worked out and nobody got in our way. We could move ahead easily and without problems or delays. Unfortunately, life doesn’t usually work that way. Most of the time there will be things we don’t want to endure, issues we don’t want to face, and frustrations that hang us up. We can focus on all the problems and complications, but in the midst of each challenge there will be things going right. We can manage whatever is before us and focus on what we’re learning as we solve each issue. Our lives belong to us, and we can handle them with excellence and certainty.

Nobody wants to suffer but we don’t live in Nirvana, and suffering is part of the game. People may hurt us, our plans may fall apart, lovers may leave, and we may be left standing alone. If the pain is great, we might pretend the issue isn’t happening. We may convince ourselves if we don’t look at it, it isn’t real. Burying our heads in the sand will never help us move forward. What is real exists whether we want it or not. It’s best to accept whatever has happened, solve any issues we must, and take everything we’ve learned forward with us. We are intelligent and strong, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. Every dream is there for us, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re ignoring a painful issue that’s holding you in place, open all the doors and find the answers you need to move forward. You are amazing, and a blessing to us all. Be confident. You can do anything. Nothing can stop you from realizing your dreams.  Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

What We Can’t See

12 May

Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and may be astonished by what comes our way. We move forward toward the goals we want to accomplish, and we hope things will go well and there won’t be any hang-ups. Sometimes, we may get to the destination unscathed and happy. But other times things go awry, stuff gets in the way, and we have to back track or even stop for a time. It’s frustrating and if it happens frequently, we may start to doubt our ability to succeed. We may begin to think we’re doomed, that what we can’t see will be disastrous, and every possible complication will happen to keep us from success. We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to know what’s around the next bend. Just because we can’t see what lies ahead, doesn’t mean it’s going to be awful. It may just be wonderful. Some surprises pave the road for us, and benefit us in amazing ways. Not every unknown is bad. The past never predicts the future, and just because things didn’t work out for us in the past doesn’t mean they won’t work out for us ahead. When we’ve had a long run of problems and it seems there is no end of trouble, we may think there’s a stationary black cloud over us and there’s no way to win. Nothing in life is permanent and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change. We can trust that we’ll find our way and the road ahead will clear. Every option is available to us and we have everything we need to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident we’ll prevail and look ahead toward success.

Sometimes it seems like life goes in cycles. Everything moves along fine for a while, and then, bam, it all falls apart and we must face a period of struggle. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are countless others all around us making choices that may impact our plans and keep us from moving forward. We don’t know what we don’t know, and may suddenly face a huge roadblock that holds us in place. It’s not comfortable to stand still when we want to move, but we are intelligent and capable, and can find a way through. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down indefinitely, and no matter what complications arise, we will prevail.

It’s easy to be happy when our plans are working out and we’re moving ahead without any resistance. However, those moments are few and far between. Many times, there will be some push back and problems along the way. There are endless roads to travel, but few of them are smooth and paved. We may have to travel over rocks and ditches, and stumble across endless diversions. Our goals and dreams are important, and if we want them, we can find a way to get them. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined and focused. We already possess everything we need to create the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Today of you’re struggling to get ahead, and it seems the problems are endless, hang on. The very next turn may take you straight to your goal. There are blessings waiting for you on the road ahead. You can’t see them yet, but every success is there for you. Be strong and keep going. Every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

Change of Heart

11 May

We’re all in control of our lives and decide at every moment what we’ll do next. We know ourselves better than anyone else, and we know what we want the most. However, life has its own momentum and if we don’t decide how we’ll spend our time, the situations we’re in may decide for us. It’s easy to become complacent when we get used to what’s going on. Change takes attention and effort, and when we’re busy taking care of business, we may simply keep going and ignore our personal discomfort. Even if we’re not happy we may decide it’s good enough and just deal with it. We may continue to stay in a job we don’t like because it’s easier than looking for what we really want. We might stay in a relationship that isn’t working because we don’t want to be alone and just cope with the disappointment. Perhaps we keep repeating a behavior we know is hurting us but haven’t yet been able to muster the courage and attention we need to stop. Or any of a thousand different scenarios. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like, but our happiness is important. Our dreams are important and we can change anything at any time that will move us closer to them. We can decide what we really want in our lives, and then take the first step toward making it ours. All we need to begin is a change of heart. By determining that our personal happiness is critical to our well-being, we can identify what is keeping us from it. We can make the changes necessary to move us toward the destinations we most desire, and reach complete happiness. Everything is possible and there isn’t anything we can’t do. Our lives belong to us, and with focus and determination, we can have the lives we desire the most.

The world is filled with opportunities and we can do anything we want. We can change anything that’s holding us in place – our location, our jobs, those we associate with, what we’re doing, or what needs to be done. We control our own destinies and can never be held is place when we’re ready to move. There is no need for us to get permission, and we don’t need approval for any decision we choose. All we need is to decide what we want, and then step forward to accomplish it.

Life isn’t always easy and the life we want won’t simply arrive because we desire it. If we don’t make a plan and decide where we want to go, someone else will make it for us. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and no one else can possibly know what we want the most. We can take charge of our decisions, and decide our next steps. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. If we’re determined and focused, we can step forward and make them all come true.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about how you want your life to go but are still in the same place, decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. You are more powerful and capable than you realize, and can accomplish anything you desire. Be confident and sure. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Tights and a Cape

8 May

Life is filled with challenges and opportunities that teach us new things and give us more information about the road ahead. Sometimes things roll along with little trouble, and other times it seems like everything that can go wrong is going wrong. Nobody gets a free pass on problems. They come to all of us, and when they do, we must find our way through them. We may wish for a life of ease where every day is like a holiday, but if we actually had lives like that, we would learn nothing about ourselves or the world around us. Thankfully, wishes aren’t reality, and we’re going to struggle from time to time. When we’re in the midst of trouble and feel overwhelmed, the answers we need will be there but they may not be obvious. Some answers require us to dig deep and search for them. During times like those it would be terrific if Superman was real, and could show up and just solve everything for us. Unfortunately, if we want tights and a cape to save us, we’ll have to provide them ourselves. We might have to search diligently, and ask for help to find our way through, but we are smart and perfectly capable of managing any issue that’s complicating our lives. Things will go wrong, we will stumble, our plans may disintegrate, and we might find ourselves somewhere we never wanted to go. But we are creative and wise, and there isn’t anything that can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them. We are capable of incredible success, and nothing is strong enough to keep us from it. Every problem can be solved, and we have everything we need to prevail.

When we’re struggling with something difficult, we may reach out to those around us for help and support. Everyone has different experiences and if we’re facing something new, chances are there will be someone who has already traveled that road, or who can point us in the right direction. If we’re very independent, we may choose to find the answers on our own. We can always do that, but it may take more time and effort than if we reach out for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean we’re weak or can’t do things on our own. We all have a different collection of skills. We can get advice from someone who knows the way forward until we gain our own expertise.

When we’re facing a hard challenge, there may be some who’ll tell us we’ll never prevail and we should just give up and forget it. We can take any advice we like, but we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There really isn’t anything we can’t manage. By confidently stepping forward even when we’re unsure, we can open the doors ahead and find our way to success. Life is full of opportunities and we have all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any destination we desire.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and are unsure about how to proceed, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome many difficult problems and you have everything you need to solve any complication. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Look forward and step ahead with confidence. Success is there, waiting for you to arrive, and you will reach it.