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Knee Deep

25 Feb

Life is filled with opportunities, but few of them come without challenges attached. When we want to accomplish something, generally there will be something pushing us back or standing in the way that we’ll have to circumvent. If there are a lot of problems and complications, it can feel like we’re walking knee deep in mud and making little progress. It’s hard to keep pushing forward when it seems everything is working against us, but no matter how complex the situation becomes, despite all the hiccups and tangles, there will be a way ahead. If we keep our eyes focused on the goal, and hold fast to our determination, we can find the answers we need to continue on. But there are limits to everything, including our energy and patience. If we’ve been pressing forward for a long time and have made only small advancements, we may feel like it’s hopeless, and there is no way to win. We can change anything at any time, and if we’ve had enough and no longer want the goal we can stop and let it go. However, timing is everything and if we really want to get there, we can set everything aside for a time, work on something else, and revisit it once things change. Life is full of changes and the road that was blocked and unclear earlier may be wide open in the future. Setting something down for a time isn’t giving up. We can go back and check in and if the situation has improved, we can begin again. There will be few times when what we want will come easily. We are intelligent and can decide how to manage what happens next. Every destination is possible, and we already have everything we need to reach success.

Everyone has their own opinions and ideas. Those around us may see us struggling to succeed and offer their personal suggestions. They may have insight we haven’t considered, and may be very helpful. Or they might think what we’re doing is too hard and we’ll never succeed, and advise us to give up and move on. If we aren’t convinced we can prevail, their negative comments may be enough for us to walk away and forget about the goal. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we like at any time, but we are the only ones who will give us what we want the most. There is no genie or fairy godmother waiting in the wings to provide our dreams for us. If we really want to succeed, we have what is needed to continue on and reach the prize.

Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We can sit back and just let life take us where it will. We can follow along, keep our heads down, and wait to see what happens. If we don’t control where we’re going, we’ll end up somewhere but it may not be where we want to go. Our dreams are possible and they are waiting for us. When we’re ready, we can decide what we want to do and then step forward, clear and sure of success. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and absolutely nothing is out of reach.

Today if you’ve been trying hard to reach a goal, but the way forward is difficult and problematic, decide how you want to proceed. If nothing is working, step away for a while until the situation changes. The road will eventually open and you will find the way forward. You are amazing and smart, and already possess everything you need to win. It’s all there for you. Be confident and trust yourself. Every success is possible and they will be yours.

Explaining It

24 Feb

Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we like. We can decide what we want, where we want to go, what we want to accomplish and anything else we desire. Everyone knows we can all make our own decisions, but that may not stop some people from questioning us about what we’re doing. They may see us moving toward something they don’t understand, and ask us to explain ourselves. Our decisions are ours to make and we don’t need those around us to agree or go along in order to succeed. If we want to explain our thinking and what we’re doing, we can, but we’re not compelled to do so. We don’t have to share the details of our choices or why we’re doing anything. The roads we choose are up to us, and fit whatever model we have chosen for our own personal lives. Some people are more comfortable when everyone is doing the same things, and if we step away from the paths they’ve chosen, they may question us. Their need to understand and be comfortable is not our responsibility, and we don’t have to comply simply because someone else wants us to. There is a big world out there with endless opportunities for those who seek them. Every destination is possible, and we are brave enough and smart enough to find our way toward any goal we desire. The lives we want the most are there for us. By being true to who we are, and doing what is needed to move forward, we will reach great success. We already know what we want and nothing is out of reach. We can keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and step forward, confident we will prevail.

Change is constant and no matter what is happening now, tomorrow will be different. We learn as we go, and gain skills and understanding as we go through all the experiences we face each day. If we’ve been in a career field for a long time but find it is no longer rewarding or taking us where we want to go, we can look at all the options possible and decide on something new. Others around us may question why we would ever give up what we’ve done so well for so long, but their questions have no impact on our decision. If we want something different, something more, we can have it. We are never stuck in one place indefinitely, and can change anything at any time.

If we pretend to agree with something we don’t like in an effort to move forward, it may work for a time. We can go along even if we’re not convinced, and play the game for as long as we like. But our happiness is important, and it’s impossible to be completely happy living a counterfeit existence. We can choose to honor our best selves, be truthful and step forward, honestly choosing what we really want the most. Every goal we seek is possible, and with focus and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything.

Today if you want something different and others are asking you why, be confident. You know what you want and don’t have to explain your choice. Your life is yours to design and every destination is possible. Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward. You are more powerful than you realize and there is great success just ahead. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will prevail.

Not Yet the End

31 Aug

We go through all kinds of experiences as we live our lives. Sometimes things go well and we feel settled and comfortable, but we may experience seriously difficult challenges that make us miserable. If we go through a terrible heartbreak, we might feel we’ll never get over it. Breaking a relationship can bring a lot of pain and distress. It hurts to lose someone we love, and it may be impossible to think about the future. If we’re truly suffering and it’s painful to even breathe, we may think we’ll never get over it. This is it, and our lives are ending. Even the worst-case scenario where we are devastated and completely lost doesn’t mean we’re done. The end of a relationship isn’t the end of us. It may really hurt badly, and we may think we can’t survive, but then one day passes and we’re still here. Then another day passes, and if we just keep enduring, time will ease the pain and help us continue on. There are no quick fixes when our lives have taken a dramatic turn that brings us great discomfort. We won’t be back to our happy selves overnight, but we will return. How long it takes depends on a lot of factors, but we can trust that we’ll find peace and comfort again. Life is filled with all kinds of events. It doesn’t matter how difficult they are, we are stronger than anything we’ll face. If we can’t have what we want, we can change our focus. There will always be another road and another opportunity to reach success. Although we may suffer, nothing is powerful enough to hold us down forever. If we can’t stand up and look ahead with confidence today, we will do so tomorrow. We are more resilient than we know, and nothing, not even heartbreak, can keep us from success. Tomorrow will come and the storm will clear. Every dream is still there for us, and with determination and faith, we will reach them all.

There are few things more painful than betrayal. When someone we trust or love, lets us down or does something purposely to hurt us, it can be devastating. We may stand in disbelief, wondering how this happened. We can only control ourselves and the decisions we make. It’s good to trust others, and believe in them, and we can design our lives in ways that bring us great happiness and satisfaction. Our relationships are important, but if they hurt us, we can step away and move in a new direction.

We only know what others reveal to us. They may be open and honest about their feelings, or they may hold back information that may hurt us, or reveal something they don’t want us to know. Truth is powerful and no matter what we do to conceal it, will always rise and become clear. If we discover our relationship isn’t what we thought, we can decide how we want to proceed. We are never doomed to stay in any situation we don’t want. There will always be new options possible, and we can choose the way ahead with confidence and clarity.

Today if you’re struggling with heartbreak and feel like you’ll never be happy again, remember how strong and powerful you are. Nothing can break you or hold you in place indefinitely. Take your time and trust yourself. You are amazing and capable. There is great happiness just ahead and every success is still possible.

Treadmill

19 Jun

We interact with lots of people as we navigate through our lives. We build relationships with those around us, we make friends, we have family members, and there are others we only see in passing. When our connections are positive, they embellish our lives and bring us great satisfaction and happiness. But not every relationship works well, and if we’re in a situation where there is continual strife and contention, it may wear on us and make us unhappy. We never have to stay in any situation we don’t want, but relationships are complex, and because of history or habit, we may stay where we are even if it doesn’t bring us peace or happiness. We might go over the same territory again and again, and the same issues over and over with no end in sight. Like being on a huge treadmill with an endless track that goes around and around, and never moves us forward. We are in control of our lives and can endure any situation for as long as we like. Relationship habits can be hard to break, and even if we’re miserable, we may stay and repeat the same problems and behaviors indefinitely. Our personal happiness is important. If we’re not getting what we need to find it where we are, we can step away. The unknown may be intimidating at first, but foreign territory is only foreign until we make it ours. Every new road is unknown in the beginning, but we have all the courage we need to take it and start something new. We deserve complete and fulfilling happiness, and can make decisions that will bring it to us. Nothing is impossible, and we cannot be held in place when we’re ready to move. We can trust ourselves to make positive choices, and choose the roads that will take us to the destinations we desire most.

We can all make choices that take us where we want to go. We never have to choose options that bring us hardship, and if we find we’re on the wrong road, can always change direction. We aren’t responsible for creating happiness for anyone else, and we aren’t required to do anything we don’t want to do. Our lives belong solely to us, and with wisdom and clarity, we can make decisions that take us where we want to go. Every possibility is there for us and all options are available. We can chart our own course toward whatever goal we desire, and find complete success.

It’s good to be patient, but we never have to wait indefinitely for something to change so we can be happy. If we’re in a relationship that is difficult, we may stay hoping the situation will improve or the other person will change, and things will get better. That might happen, or it might not. Waiting around for change that may never come will not benefit us. We don’t need agreement or permission to alter our course. When we’re ready to move ahead, we can step onto another road, and pursue success.

Today if you’re in a situation that is not making you happy, decide what you want the most. Complete happiness is always possible, and it’s there for you. Step off the treadmill, and walk forward with confidence. Every dream is possible, and nothing is out of reach. You deserve every good gift. Look ahead and move toward your dreams. You are capable of greatness, and nothing can keep you from success.

Heavy Load

26 Mar

The things we must face change every day. There can be unexpected developments that suddenly alter the road ahead, and make it necessary for us to change our plans. When things don’t work out the way we thought they would, or something serious goes wrong, there may suddenly be more to carry than we planned on. Problems arise, details get in the way, and complications creep in that make the way forward, if not impossible, certainly more difficult than we want. We already have responsibilities and things we must attend to, and when there’s a change in the road ahead, it may make getting them done more difficult. Let’s say there’s a huge field covered with rocks and it’s our job to pick them all up and move them. All we have is a big bag to carry them in and each rock we pick up and add makes the load heavier. After a while, the bag may become too heavy to carry and we have to drag it behind us, until in the end, we can’t move. When lots of things go wrong and we have to navigate through, it’s like picking up rocks along the way and trying to manage them all. If we can’t solve the problems as they arise, we add them to the bag, until we get to a point where we can’t handle any more. But we never have to carry a load that’s too heavy for us. We don’t have to solve everything right away. We can carefully evaluate what we can do, and if we can’t resolve an issue right now, instead of carrying it along with us, we can set it aside for later. When our situation clears, we can go back to the issues waiting for us and begin to unravel them, one at a time. We can decide what’s most important, and let the others things wait. With patience and wisdom, we will make the best decisions moving forward, and reach the goals we most desire.

Lots of people have lots of opinions about the way things should go. They may tell us we should be able to handle more than we’re managing, or that we need to solve every problem as soon as it appears. They are entitled to their opinions, and even if they are important to them, it doesn’t mean they must be important to us. We don’t need agreement or permission to set our own course. We have all the intelligence and inspiration we need to find the way forward, and reach any destination.

There may be times when we must deal with a lot of complicated, difficult pieces to a hard situation. When there’s a lot going on it can be challenging to find the answers we need. If we step away from the fray and take some time to see the situation objectively, our vision will clear and we will see the road ahead. We are completely capable of handling anything that comes to us. There isn’t anything that can hold us back indefinitely. We can trust ourselves to find all the answers we need, and manage every situation competently, and move forward toward success.

Today if you’re dealing with a lot of complex and difficult issues and you’re confused and concerned about finding your way, step back and look at the situation openly. All the answers you need are already there for you. Let your vision clear and the road ahead will arise. You are incredible and strong, and will always find your way. Nothing is out of reach, and you will succeed.