Tag Archives: Agreement

Who’s In Charge

10 Nov

There are lots of people in our lives. Everyone is unique and they all have their own ideas about how things should go. If they are very confident they know what’s right, they may share their opinions with those around them, whether they ask for them or not. Those who are loud and confident may press us into following them and doing what they say. If we let them, they may take control of our decisions and we may end up far from where we want to go. It can be hard to stand up to someone in authority whose ideas are different than our own. We may start out going along just to keep the peace, but if we continue to follow along, we may end up simply making choices without thinking. Every road has a destination and we’ll eventually end up wherever it leads. Chances are we’ll be fine whatever happens, but being fine isn’t the same thing as being happy. It doesn’t matter what those around us want, and it doesn’t matter where they think we should go. We are in control of our lives, and when we’re ready, can take charge of the journey and move toward what we want the most. Our lives are ours to design. We don’t have to do anything like anyone else. We can choose where we want to go, and then do what is necessary to reach every destination. There is greatness in us all, and with focus and determination, we can have the lives we want the most.

The influence of family can be great. There may be intense pressure to keep certain traditions and do things that are agreeable to everyone. We can certainly do anything we like, and if we want to avoid conflict, can keep a low profile and just do as requested. We own every decision we make and are responsible for our own happiness. If we want something different, we can have it. We can be polite and honor the decisions of others, and then make our own choices. Every dream is possible, and when we’re ready, nothing can hold us in place.

Life is like a box of crayons. Just like all the colors, there are many different ideas and expressions possible. Everyone doesn’t have to be blue, or red to fit in. We can express our own individual desires and dreams, and choose the roads we want the most. Our differences bring great richness and depth to our lives. We’re in control of our own destinies, and can reach any goals we desire.

Today if you’re being pressured to follow someone else’s road, remember how unique and extraordinary you are. You bring great light and blessing to the world just as you are. Decide what you want the most, and begin your journey. Be confident and strong. You are amazing and powerful, and every success is there for you.

Intertwined

4 Mar

We can do just about anything we want to in our lives. If we want to learn something new, with enough time and practice we can master whatever it is. If we want to make a change, with enough determination we can accomplish it. And if we want to achieve something, if we plan well and do all we can, we can succeed. Unfortunately we all face times when something we really want eludes us.  If everything only depended on us we might never fail, but in this life what we do and what we want often depends on the choices of others. We can try hard to change something in our lives but if others are involved and they don’t agree, we may have to alter our course for a time.  Sometimes we may have to change our plans until the situation improves. But that doesn’t mean we have to forsake the dream. It just means we may have to move in a different direction or at a different pace.

The old saying that “no man is an island” is true. We live in a world with lots of other people. We develop all kinds of relationships with them and they are intertwined throughout our lives. There are some things we do that don’t impact anyone else, but unless we’re hermits living alone on a mountain top, many of our choices will touch those around us in some way. If we’re in a work situation, the choices we make and the things we want to achieve may depend on their agreement and support. If we’re dealing with family and they don’t understand what we’re trying to do, their disapproval may hinder us. If we’re in a relationship where someone depends on us keeping things the same, we may postpone a decision we really want to make. People are complicated and every one of us has our own unique perspective on life. If we want to do something that needs the cooperation of those near us for it to succeed, and that isn’t forthcoming, we can alter our plans. We can find a way to move forward alone, and we can still succeed.

Complications often come when we’re trying to make a change in our lives. But complications are just unexpected developments. We are certainly capable of figuring out how to navigate anything that comes our way, and if our goal is important to us we will find a way around any complication. If we want something badly enough we can achieve it even without the support of those around us. Someone else’s opinion of what we’re doing is just that – their opinion. And their opinion belongs to them. We can let them own that, and continue on our course.  We can listen to their comments and if we don’t agree, we can graciously decline their advice and do what’s most important to us.

Today if you really want to make a change in your life, and there’s something you want to do, carefully weigh your options. If you can move forward and feel it’s best to proceed, begin today. If you feel you must wait until things change, make a plan for when you will start. There isn’t anything you can’t do. You’re in charge of your life and are capable of making excellent decisions. You know what you want and you know how to get it. Make a plan and make the best choices for success.