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Not Biting

21 Sep

There are all kinds of people in the world and we’ll have all kinds of interactions with them. Most of the time things will go just fine, we’ll communicate and get along without issue and move on. But everyone is different and some people have very defined ideas about how things should go that may be completely different from our own viewpoint. They may demand that we respond or do something they want, and may apply serious pressure to get us to go along. They may even give us a mandatory time frame to respond or act by. People can make any demands they like, but we are in control of our own lives. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks we should do, we can make our own decisions. Just because the issue is imperative to them does not make it imperative to us. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do. The influence of others is only as powerful as we allow it to be and we have the right to live our lives according to our own desires and standards. While some people may think they’re in control of those around them, and do everything they can to press their views, we never have to take the bait. By not biting, and simply continuing forward according to our own desires and priorities, we can move through any difficult situation. We can be respectful and decline any suggestions offered. Our lives are ours to design, and when we are true to who we are and what we want, will find great satisfaction. We know who we are and where we want to go. We can set our own course and continue forward toward success.

Some people want everyone on the same page, agreeing and following along. They like conformity and are uncomfortable when others have different ideas they do not share. While it’s true that it’s often easier to move forward when others are involved if everyone stays within the lines set forth, we all have unique perspectives that are valuable and worthwhile. Sameness can only bring sameness. Different viewpoints and opinions bring depth and richness to every situation. Listening to everyone’s point of view will open new doors and enlighten the way forward.

If we want to make cookies, we must pull together many different kinds of ingredients. It’s impossible to make something delicious with just one item. A bowl full of flour is just a bowl full of flour. But if we add sugar, salt, eggs, chocolate chips and other ingredients, we end up with something wonderful. Our lives are the same way. By allowing all kinds of opinions and ideas and being open to new ways of doing things, we embellish the road ahead and enrich our experiences.

Today if someone is demanding that you do something their way and you have other ideas, be patient and polite, and then chart your own way forward. You are amazing and intelligent, and know what you want. Stand strong and step forward with clarity and purpose. Every destination is there for you and nothing can keep you from success.

Planning for Success

2 Jan

We all have dreams and ideas about things we want, places we want to go, and what we want to accomplish. The options are unlimited, and we can spend all our time dreaming of the life we desire, hoping it will magically come to us. We can wish that somehow, some way, things would morph into what we want most of all, and imagine what it would be like if our lives made us happier and we felt more fulfilled. While it’s good to have dreams and goals for the future, simply thinking about them and wondering what it would be like to achieve them will change nothing. We can wish for change all we like, but wishes are simply dreams without a plan. If we want the lives we’re dreaming about we can have them, but they won’t just come to us because we desire them. We must determine what it will take to make them ours, and then begin stepping forward toward them. We can do anything if we’re willing to do what is necessary to accomplish it. We’re smart enough and courageous enough to reach any goal we want. Once we decide where we want to go, we can make a plan and move forward. If we’re happy standing still and remaining where we are, it’s easy to do. Routine and familiarity may make us feel settled and safe, but will never bring us the rewards and excitement of a life filled with new experiences and growth. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we like. If we want something more, we can reach for it. Nothing can hold us in place when we’re ready to move. Every option is possible and we have everything we need to do anything we desire.

Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to. If we aren’t happy, we can sit and bemoan the situation for as long as we like. We can complain about where we are and become complacent in our discontent. We may gripe because this or that didn’t happen, or we didn’t get the opportunities we feel we deserved. Life is unpredictable and things won’t always go our way, but that does not freeze us in place. We are more powerful than we may realize and can do anything we desire.

Chocolate ice cream is good. It’s really good, but it’s not the only flavor that’s delicious. There are endless other combinations and concoctions that are as delicious and enjoyable, but if all we ever get is chocolate, we’ll never have the chance to try them. There are unlimited and endless things we can do with our lives. If we stick with what we know and reach no further than where we’re comfortable, we may miss the chance to experience something wonderful and enriching. There are endless roads to travel and every opportunity is available to us. We really can have the lives we dream about. We just need to plan, and then, go get them.

Today if you’ve been dreaming of something new but haven’t moved from where you are, trust yourself and step forward. The whole world is there for you and every dream is possible. You are amazing and incredibly capable. Dream big. You deserve every success and by planning and moving forward, you will reach it. Nothing is too far or too difficult. You can have the life you want, and find complete happiness.

Cake

28 Feb

Cake is delicious and most of us enjoy it from time to time. If we want to bake it ourselves, we must pull together all the ingredients and combine them to get the best results. If we don’t have an ingredient we may be able to substitute something instead but we can’t usually leave something important out and expect things to go well. In our lives, we have lots of opportunities to try new things and with each endeavor we need the skills and tools – the ingredients – to be successful. Sometimes we may have some of the things necessary and must work to gain the remaining items before we begin. Other times we may have everything we need to accomplish a goal but instead of moving forward we wait. Perhaps we aren’t confident we can succeed, or there are others telling us we will fail. We may wait until we feel sure or we may forge ahead and go after success now. There may be obstacles but we have everything we need to manage any difficulty before us. It takes heat to make a cake and it takes work to achieve our goals. When we want to accomplish something, we can pull our talents together and face anything that comes as we press forward. We have everything we need to succeed and when we’re ready there is nothing that will stop us.

No matter what we’re working toward there will likely be complications along the way. There are few times in our lives when everything goes exactly as planned. We’re flexible enough to adjust our trajectory going forward if something is in our way and wise enough to figure out any problem we may have to solve. If we are determined to achieve something, and if we’re willing to do what it takes to move forward, we will succeed. Success doesn’t just happen because we want it. We must see the objective clearly, determine what we must do to achieve it, and then work toward the goal. Each step forward brings us closer to where we want to be. If we stumble we can correct our course. If take a wrong turn we can revise our plans. Working diligently and consistently will get us to the destination we’re seeking.

There are lots of choices in the world. Before we do anything we first must decide what it is we want to accomplish. We must determine what we want to do and where we want to go. Even if we know we want cake, there are dozens of flavors we can choose. Do we want chocolate, vanilla, cherry, black forest, German chocolate, Boston cream or something else? The same is true in our lives. Our choices are limitless and we can’t move forward if we don’t know where we want to go. We can determine what we want most to accomplish, and then we can make a plan to achieve the goal. There isn’t anything we can’t do. Our lives are ours to design. Once we decide what we really want there is nothing that will stop us from success.

Today decide what you want most and where you want to go. The world is here for you and you can do anything you choose. Be confident. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. Determine what you want most and then plan to achieve it. Success is waiting for you. Take the first step toward it today.