Beginning Again

4 Jun

Everyone makes all kinds of plans to accomplish everything they’re interested in. If we were on our own and not subject to anyone else’s influence or intervention, we could do everything right on schedule and bask in our success. However, we share the planet with billions of other people who all have their own plans that may run over or intersect with ours in ways that keep us from advancing. Detours and complications are a constant issue, and when then come crashing down on the road ahead, we may be stopped in our tracks. It’s frustrating to be held in place when we know what we want and are ready to move. If everything would just get out of our way we could progress, but we don’t have control over anything but our own decisions, and we may have to wait. As time passes, everything changes, and when we finally get our chance, the opportunities we need to move forward may be gone. Our original plan may no longer be viable, and we might have to start over from the beginning. We may be disgusted and angry that everything has fallen apart, and it may take a lot of time and effort for us to rework how we can begin again. Few roads are paved and clear from where we are to where we want to go. Most of the time there will be some issue or problem that gets in the way or pushes us off track. If we think our plans are perfect and refuse to budge when things go awry, we may get stuck, and the goal may become unreachable. However, if we remain flexible and are willing to step a little to the right or left, bending our route around any impasse, we will reach success. If there is no way to advance right now, we can set the goal aside until our circumstances change, and then try again. Every goal is possible, but they won’t all come easily. By remaining focused on success and trusting ourselves to find the way through any complication, we will reach the prize. We are more powerful and wise than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place. Every single dream is there for us and we will succeed.

If we face a sudden and unexpected change that impacts us negatively, we may feel stunned and frozen, and unable to move. At first, we may be sure we’ll be overcome and unable to continue forward. But we’ll survive one day, and then get through the next, and before long, we’ll find our footing again. We are strong and capable, and nothing, not even serious setbacks, can keep us from success.

Sometimes no matter how well we’ve planned, it seems the world conspires against us and everything goes up in smoke. When the bottom falls out and we’re left wondering what to do now, we may believe we can’t succeed, but that will never be true. Nothing is strong enough to keep us from our goals. We already possess everything we need to prevail. Success will always be there for us and we will reach it.

Today if everything has fallen apart and you have no idea how to begin again, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult situations and you will find the answers you need. Success is still possible, and nothing can keep you from it. Be confident and sure. Every destination is waiting. Step forward and claim them all.

Digging In

3 Jun

Everyday we face new challenges and make choices about how we’ll proceed. Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, and since we don’t live on a deserted island, there will be others around who may influence us one way or another. We may get all kinds of advice and suggestions, which may be helpful or might be misleading. If someone near us is very powerful and strong willed, they may demand that we follow their suggestions for moving forward. Some people are very smart and confident and may be sure they are steering us in the best direction, and maybe they’re right. Of course, we can listen to any advice we’re given, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Nobody will have our personal insight regarding what we want and how we want to proceed. Taking someone else’s suggestion might be great, or it might not. There will be no way to find out unless we implement whatever they have suggested and try it out. If we follow someone else’s lead, and things go well, terrific. If everything goes bust and we end up in a terrible situation, we may be tempted to blame them for our demise, but we own every decision we make. We choose the roads we’ll travel. We own them whether they bring us happiness or misery. Everyone has their own ideas about life, and each is unique and individual. We know what we want and have everything we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can trust ourselves to choose the best road ahead and find our way to success. If we need more information, we can find it and then step forward on our own path. Others may disagree and criticize our choice, but the choice is ours to make. We can dig in and stand firm on what we want to do and how we will proceed. There is enough courage and wisdom inside us to guide us anywhere we want to go. Success is always there, and we will reach it.

Nobody knows everything. We can only get information that’s available at any moment in time and sometimes we may take a wrong turn because there were facts we were unaware of. We can only see what’s just ahead and there may be twists and turns in the future that hold us back or stop us in our tracks. If the road gets tangled, and we can’t push forward, we can choose another route. There are endless roads to every destination, and with persistence and patience, we will prevail.

Someone may think they know us better than we know ourselves, and if they aren’t in agreement with our plans, may try to dissuade us or obstruct the way forward. They may know us well, but nobody can possibly know what we want better than we do. The road ahead may be difficult, but we are strong. It may be complex, but we are intelligent. Nothing can keep us from any goal we desire, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re getting lots of advice regarding a specific goal, trust yourself. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. You are wiser and more powerful than you imagine, and every destination is there for you. Success is waiting, and with focus and clarity, nothing will keep you from it. Every dream is possible, and you will prevail.

Reckoning

2 Jun

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Everyone wants to be happy and nobody tries to make a bad choice on purpose that will increase their suffering. We try to make good decisions at every turn and most of the time we’re successful. But we may face a situation where what we’ve chosen blows up in our faces, and we crash and burn. Maybe we didn’t get all the facts beforehand, maybe we were in a rush or a thousand other factors came into play. If the choice is grievous, when it hits the fan, we may try to hide or pretend we don’t know anything about what’s happening. That might work for a time, but nothing can stay hidden forever, and eventually our part will be found out. We’re all accountable for everything we do – the good and the bad. When the reckoning comes, we may be sorely sad for the choice we made, and may suffer greatly due to ramifications of what’s occurred. If we generally manage our lives well and make sensible, balanced choices, and this is an unusual screwup, we’ll likely be able to recovery and restore what has been lost. However, if we’re continually irresponsible and repeat seriously bad judgement again an again, chances are we’ll lose the trust of those around us. It’s hard to rely on someone who constantly makes bad decisions that tangle up our lives. We’re all capable of choosing well, but good choices don’t just happen because we want them. We must actively do what is needed to get the facts and think about what we’re doing before we jump. By looking for the information we need and taking our time to review all the possible options, we have a better chance of choosing well. Our lives are a reflection of every choice we make, and each success is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours.

Some people believe it’s easier to ask for forgiveness after the fact than for permission before we act. Leaving others in the dark only to surprise them with some unexpected problem is a recipe for disaster. By including everyone involved before we choose, we can get their opinions and good advice to help ensure we’re headed in the right direction.

Nobody is perfect and it’s likely that we’ll all make a bad choice at some point. When the situation begins to deteriorate and we realize we’re headed for trouble, we can be honest about our part in what’s happened and begin the process of changing direction. If we need advice, we can ask for it. Every situation can be amended and with patience and persistence, we can correct our course, and move forward with renewed confidence.

Today if you’ve made a bad choice and created a problem that is complex and difficult, trust yourself. You are not defined by a mistake. Look at everything objectively and decide how you want to proceed. There is a solution to every problem, and you will find the answers you need. Be calm and confident. The road ahead is still there for you and you will reach success.

Waiting

1 Jun

The world is huge and there are unlimited opportunities to do something new. We may think about something we want to accomplish, consider all the possibilities, and ponder how it will be when we reach the goal. We can think about what we want indefinitely and wait for the right time to arrive before we begin. While there are times in everyone’s life when there are complications and we can’t manage anything new, waiting for the perfect time to start on something we really want is a fool’s game. There are few, if any, times when everything lines up and we can see a paved road ahead to the destinations we desire. It’s like waiting on a shooting star. Yes, they happen, but standing in the dark night after night looking up at the sky and hoping one will appear before we begin forward is wasted time. We don’t need a perfect opening to start a new journey. We can begin at any time, no matter where we are or what’s going on, and figure out how to proceed. Life is complex and there is no way to predict what will happen next. Waiting around for the perfect, easy moment to move ahead will only hold us in place. If we want the goal, and are ready to proceed, we can take the first steps forward. We may need to re-organize our responsibilities, and plan carefully, but we have everything necessary to begin. Once we start moving toward the goal, we will find all the answers we need to reach success. Every single destination is there for us. The lives we dream of are possible. We need only decide what we want, and then step forward to make it ours. Every dream is waiting, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

There are endless reasons why we shouldn’t move toward our personal goals. They may take a lot of planning, they might require a lot of time, we may have to change our routine, and a million other possible complications. We can put our dreams on hold for now, and plan to get to them later, and that might work. But if we don’t control where we’re headed, chances are the details of our lives will take over. If we want to reach our personal goals, we must drive our own train toward them. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we really want it.

Work has a way of expanding to fill the time we give it. If our to-do list is long, and we don’t set aside time for our own personal growth, we may spend all our time checking off boxes and going nowhere. Our lives belong to us and we are responsible for our own happiness. It isn’t selfish to focus on what we want the most. By making our personal goals a priority, and setting aside time and attention to achieve them, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness in reaching success.

Today if you’ve been putting off your personal goals and waiting until the time is right to begin, look at all the options before you. The road to every goal is there for you. Decide what you want the most and take the first step forward. Keep your eyes focused ahead and begin your journey. Every destination is waiting, and nothing can keep you from success.

Another Way Around

28 May

We can achieve any goal we desire and go anywhere we like. All options are possible, and there are unlimited things we can do, and endless places we can visit. Nothing is out of reach or too difficult for us to achieve, but we may not succeed our first time out. Even if we’re clear on what we want and have a good plan in place to achieve it, there may be times when the road getting there gets twisted and tangled, and we get stuck going nowhere. When things aren’t working out, we may think we just need to try harder, put in more time, and push with more strength. Those ideas work sometimes, but we may face a situation that no matter what we do, we can’t proceed on the road we’re on. Our plans may be fine but for reasons we can’t explain, they simply aren’t working. We can put our shoulder to the wheel and press harder, but if the road is going nowhere, it will be wasted effort. If we’re working hard and still stuck in the same place, obviously there is a problem. Instead of doing the same things over and over and hoping for resolution, we can stop and look at everything objectively. There are many ways to get to every destination, and we have endless opportunities to try. Sometimes a small adjustment is all that’s needed to pave the way ahead. Other times we may need to rethink the whole plan and come up with an alternative. We can do anything, but not everything will come easily. Complications may snag our progress, and we may get stuck, but nothing is permanent. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need to reach success. By being open to every possibility, even those that look strange, we’ll be able to find a new way forward that opens all the doors ahead. Success will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find our way forward.

Nothing stays the same forever. Everything changes and modifies as time goes by. What worked for us last year may not work now. Even if our circumstances are pretty much the same, our options for success may be different. We can let go of what’s behind us, take what we’ve learned from everything we’ve done so far and use that knowledge to help us find the answers we need. Nothing is out of reach and we have everything necessary to find the way forward.

We share the world with billions of other people, all having different experiences. When we’re searching for answers, we can reach out to those around us for advice. The road ahead may be new and foreign to us, but chances are someone else has already traveled it successfully and will have information that will help us. We don’t have to do everything alone. By including others in our search and asking for help, we’ll gain information and guidance that will pave the way ahead and help us reach the goal.

Today if nothing you do moves you ahead, stop and look at all the options possible. There is another way forward that will take you to success. Trust your instincts and step forward with confidence. Nothing is too hard to accomplish or too far away to reach. You are wise and intelligent, and will find the answers you need. Every single goal is possible, and you will reach them all.