Brick Walls

27 May

Life is filled with limitless possibilities. The whole world is there for us and there are endless things we can do, and places we can go. When we decide we want to accomplish a goal, we may create a plan that is well thought out and clear. When we’re ready, we may confidently step forward sure we’ll reach the goal and achieve success. It’s never possible to see the future, or what lies around the next bend. We may move forward easily for a time, and then suddenly something changes, and the road ahead is closed. Someone or something has put a brick wall in our path, and it’s impossible to move beyond it. If the wall is very high and impossible to climb over, we may decide to give up and move on to something else, and that is our prerogative. However, if we want to reach the goal, one brick wall will never be enough to keep us from it. The road we’re on may no longer be possible, and at first, we may see no other alternatives. But as we consider our situation and look around at all the possibilities, we will discover a new way ahead. There are no destinations in life that have only one road leading to them. There are endless options, and if we take our time and look carefully, we’ll find the one that works for us. A high brick wall may be daunting, and there may be no way to scale and overcome it, but it can’t reach to the ends of the earth. It will never go on forever. There will be an end and a way to circumvent. We can be confident that no matter what stands in front of us and blocks the way ahead, we will find a way around. There are few paved, open roads to the goals we desire, but whatever is worth achieving is worth working for. We know what we want, and nothing can keep us from success. We are smart and more powerful than we imagine and will reach every destination.

Some people may be very confident they have the answers we need to reach success. They may believe they know us well, tell us how we should proceed, point out where we should go, and give us lots of advice. Of course, we can listen to any advice offered, but we know ourselves better than anyone else. We know what we want and there will never be only one way to get to reach any goal. We can decide how we’ll proceed, and with determination and focus, find success.

Some goals are difficult to reach. There may be other people making decisions that slow our progress, or complications that make it hard to move ahead. If we’ve been pushing against a lot of obstacles and have made little headway, we may begin to believe it’s impossible, and we’ll never reach the prize. Our progress may be slow, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and continue moving forward, nothing can keep us from success. Every goal is possible, and we will win.

Today if the road you’ve been on has disappeared and the goal looks impossible, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult challenges and succeeded. Nothing is strong enough to hold you in place or too complex for you to figure out. You are amazing and powerful. Look at all the options possible and step forward with confidence. Every goal is there for you and you will succeed.

Hesitation

26 May

When we’re facing a big decision, we may feel unsure about how to proceed. It’s important to get as much information as we can before we begin. If we carefully uncover as many facts as possible about what the situation is, what may go wrong, and who will be involved, we have a better shot of things working out the way we want them to. Big decisions that may change our lives and take us to unknown destinations will need a lot of thought and preparation before we take the leap. If we take our time, and uncover all the possible outcomes that may occur, we will feel more confident once we step forward. Even if we prepare well, we don’t know what we don’t know. It may happen that there will be unexpected developments that force us to change direction, or unforeseen complications that stop are progress. Nobody can read the future, but if the goal is important and we’re determined to reach it, we will find our way through whatever comes. Change can be uncomfortable, and we may hesitate to continue moving forward if the road becomes difficult. There is no rush to reach success. If we need time to stop and think, we can take it. The destination will still be there when we’re ready to move again. Taking a time out isn’t surrendering to defeat. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to do anything we desire. Some goals are hard to reach, may become tangled up and difficult to navigate, and may take far longer than we anticipated. It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning, but we can move ahead one step at a time and find our way. There isn’t any journey too difficult for us to navigate, or goal too far away for us to reach. Once we’ve decided what we want, we can reach success. Every single dream is possible. By focusing on the way ahead, and choosing to continue forward, we will gain the prize.

Everyone has their own personal timetable for making decisions. Some people like to choose quickly and jump ahead, confident they will be able to face whatever comes. Others prefer to think about their choices a little longer. They want to be sure they’ve uncovered as much information as possible before they begin. What we do and how we do things is a personal expression. We know who we are and what we want, and can decide how we’ll move forward at every step.

It’s difficult to make good decisions if we’re impulsive and impatient. If we jump into situations without thinking, and things go wrong, we can either tough it out and make the best of it, or simply give up. The old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is accurate. If we don’t prepare or plan before we jump headlong into a situation, the odds of success will diminish. Nobody wants to work for nothing. We are intelligent and wise and can make excellent decisions. By taking our time, and choosing wisely, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’re facing a big decision and you’re hesitating because you’re unsure, look at all the facts before you. You are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices. Decide what you want and then take the first step ahead. Every single success is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You will succeed.

Mandatory

24 May

There’s a lot going on all around us all the time, and our lives are often busy with responsibilities, details, tasks, and endless interruptions. Our “To Do” lists can be very long, and no matter how efficient we are or how hard we try to be effective, there will always be more to do than we will ever get done. There is a continual round of endless tasks and unlimited details that need our attention. It’s easy to get caught up and just rush from one thing to another, and if those around us need a lot of support, we may get burdened and overwhelmed. Each day is a gift and how we spend it will determine what we get out of it. If all we do is spend our time checking off boxes, we may lose sight of what’s most important. When things get out of hand and we’re so busy we can’t see straight, it’s impossible to think about what we most want and where we really want to go. When there’s a lot of static, it’s hard to hear the music. There may be a lot to do, but nothing is mandatory but breathing. That’s all. The other stuff may be important, but is circumstantial and superfluous to our existence. We’re in control of everything we do and how spend our time. We don’t have to do everything today to move forward. We can stop, take a break, look objectively at all that lies before us, and decide how we want to manage it and move ahead. Being busy doesn’t always mean we’re moving closer to our goals. By prioritizing what is most important to us individually, and then choosing what will move us ahead, we will reach success. We can take time out for our own good health, and do things that refresh us and give us additional strength. With planning and focus, we will accomplish much and still be able to reach our desired destinations.

There are people around us most of the time. They may request our help with something and if we can fit it into our schedules, we may agree. Not everyone is confident and there may be someone who continually asks us to do things for them because they are scared to do it themselves or are unsure about how to proceed. We’re all responsible for our own lives, and our personal goals are important. We can decide how much time we can give and still be sure we achieve our own goals.

Sometimes we may be tasked with something we’re told is absolutely imperative and must be done immediately. If there is a crisis or a time requirement for the task, we may need to drop everything to address it, but most things are not critical. As we decide what is most important in our lives, we can choose how we’ll spend our time. Everyone’s goals are important, and we are responsible for achieving our own.

Today if you’ve been working on many tasks but aren’t moving closer to your goals, think about what’s most important. Your time is valuable, and your dreams are important. Make a plan to accomplish the goal you most desire, and you will find great satisfaction and happiness when you achieve it. Every dream is possible, and with focus and determination, you can have the life you want the most. Be confident and stand strong. Nothing can keep you from success.

Never Ending

21 May

Life is full of decisions and choices, and we all want to make the best ones we can. Good decisions will often bring us results we like, but nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter from time to time. There are a lot of things that may come into play that affected our ability to choose wisely. Maybe we didn’t get all the facts beforehand, or perhaps someone misled us, or we couldn’t see the whole story, or it was Wednesday. There’s a lot going on all the time and there are constant distractions happening around us. There is no way to do everything right every time. We might make a choice that just makes us uncomfortable, or it might be so far off the mark it blows up in our faces and everything crumbles. The worst disaster of all time cannot possibly last forever. Everything is always changing, and nothing is never ending. No matter what’s happened, it will eventually resolve. We might have to do some serious lifting to fix it, and we may need the help of others, but we will find all the answers we need and be able to repair whatever has gone wrong. Life will go on. A wrong turn is just that. It doesn’t mean we have to remain in place, or that there will never be the chance of success. We can re-direct our course and change direction at any time. The whole world is there for us and nothing can hold us down forever. There are unlimited roads to every destination and with determination and focus, we will find our way forward. There is endless potential for success, and we can do anything. By letting go of what went wrong, and keeping our eyes on the road ahead, we’ll find our way forward. We are powerful and wise, and will prevail.

If we’ve made a serious error in judgement, when it’s done, it’s done. We can do what is needed to correct our course ahead, and then move on. However, there may be someone who refuses to let us forget it, and may remind us of it constantly. We don’t need reminders of a past mistake, but they may bring it up over and over again. When they do, we can politely explain we’re aware of what happened and ask them to let it go. If they continue to hold onto it, it will be their burden to carry and we can ignore them.

Every experience teaches us something of value to carry forward. Instead of berating ourselves for making a mistake, we can look at everything objectively, see where we could have done things differently, and learn all we can from the experience. No matter what’s happened, life will continue, and tomorrow will come. We have unlimited chances to change our lives, and we can let go of any wrong turns and begin again. We have so much to offer. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, we will succeed.

Today if you’re bogged down by a past error in judgement, remember how intelligent and capable you are. Previous mistakes do not determine your future. You are strong and wise, and have everything you need to reach any goal. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single destination is there for you and nothing can keep you from success.

Unstoppable

20 May

People are very creative and inventive. We can come up with all kinds of ideas and explanations for whatever is happening and spin endless tales. If we’ve done something untoward or dishonest we don’t want others to see, we may create an explanation that skirts the facts and makes us look innocent, clearing us of any wrongdoing. Well, we can say anything we like, and we may fool those around us for a time, but truth is more powerful than whatever we may come up with. We may try to hide the facts, manipulate the data, use mirrors and screens to disguise what’s real, and that may delay reality for a while, but nothing, absolutely nothing can hold truth back forever. It is unstoppable and will inevitably rise and become apparent. It may take a while to surface, years even, and at some point, we may believe we have successfully circumvented it, but we will be wrong. Truth is the most powerful thing in life. Nothing can keep it from showing itself. If we’ve covered something up, it will be revealed. If we’ve lied, we will be found out. It’s just a matter of time. There is no way to hide it forever, and when it shows itself, any lies or fabrications will be uncovered. Hiding just delays the inevitable. There isn’t anything worth forsaking our integrity for. The truth may be painful, embarrassing, or even momentarily crippling, but when we face it, we can begin the process of correcting whatever has gone wrong. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time. If we’ve fallen down and made a mess, we can stand and clean it up. By being truthful with those around us, we will gain credibility and trust. Each choice defines who we are, and we have the power to change the world for good. We can make excellent choices that enrich our lives and bring light to those around us.

We may use distractions and diversions to try to hide something we’ve done. We can tangle our lives up with lies and dishonesty to try and bury the truth or buy time to cover it up, but it won’t work indefinitely. Lies are always laid bare, and we will be exposed. We are brave enough to face anything that’s happened and choose the best road forward. By being completely honest we’ll pave the road ahead to success.

Relationships are important, and if we’re involved with others when mistakes are made, they may pressure us to keep it hidden. We can do anything we like but if we go along with the subterfuge, guilt may weigh heavily on us. If we look someone in the eye and lie, our virtue and integrity will suffer greatly. There is no relationship worth selling our souls for. We have enough courage and strength to stand up for what’s right and choose honesty no matter what has happened.

Today if you’ve been trying to hide from something you’ve done and have been distorting facts to try and escape, stop and think again. You are amazing and valuable, and worth more than you can imagine. Your personal integrity is precious. Choose honesty and step forward with clarity and wisdom. Every dream is possible, and by choosing well, you will reach success.