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In the River

16 Aug

We are in control of our lives and can do anything we want. We all have responsibilities and things that require our attention, but how we live and where we go is up to us. If we’re in a situation that isn’t working, we can step away and move in a different direction. Complaining about the situation will do nothing to change it. If we’re in a lake swimming and want to stop but the water is deep, we can tread water. Because the water isn’t moving in any direction we can basically stay in the same place. However, if we’re in a river and decide to tread water, we will never be able to remain in the same location. The movement of the river’s current will persist, and despite our efforts, push us continually down stream. Although we aren’t doing anything to keep moving, the water will carry us. The same is true in life. If we’re in a situation we don’t like but haven’t made any effort to step away, it will continue to carry us along to wherever it leads. If we do nothing, we are making the choice to continue following along. Looking away or treading water will not move us onto something else. We must decide to step onto a new road, and then begin. Our lives belong to us and our happiness is our own responsibility. If we just coast along and try to endure what isn’t making us happy, nothing will change. Nobody is going to come along and fix the situation for us. It’s all up to us. We can have the lives we dream about, but we must create them ourselves. Everything is possible and when we’re ready, nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. All our dreams are there, waiting. By stepping up and taking control, we can make them ours.

Some people love to complain. They talk about how bad their jobs are, grouse about their living conditions, complain about their salaries, and endless other topics. Nobody gets a perfect life and we all have situations and things we would like to change. Complaining is normal and when others share our misery, can help alleviate our frustration. But if all we do is complain and refuse to take action to change the situation, we become part of the problem. Nothing is permanent in life and everything can be changed. If we aren’t happy, we can decide what we most want to do, and then begin forward and change our situation.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go. What is perfect for one doesn’t work for another. We are a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had so far, and even if a scenario works for those around us, it may not be a good fit for us. We never have to go along to get along. Our lives are ours to design and before we do anything, we must decide what we want, and where we want to go. Once that is determined, we can plan our steps forward to reach success.

Today if you’ve been treading water and waiting for your situation to change, look at all the possibilities around you and decide how you want to proceed. There are endless opportunities available, and the goals you seek are within reach. Decide what you want the most and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep you from your dreams. They are there for you and you can make them reality.