Tag Archives: Complacent

The Next Door

18 Nov

We learn something with every experience we go through. Each day brings opportunities for growth and increased understanding, and each step we take changes us a little and teaches us something new. Life is long and as we move forward and face unexpected developments, go through unplanned events, and manage countless complications, we are embellished with more information and greater discernment. As we conquer one situation, we have more tools to handle the next. It’s like an endless series of doors before us. We walk through one, learn and understand how to manage where we are, and the next door appears with new challenges and demands. We take the time we need to learn everything there, and then the next door appears. Again, and again, we’ll have the chance to gain something new and get closer to the person we most want to be. Life is all about learning and if we’re paying attention and doing all we can to master each situation, we’ll gain much as we move ahead. Of course, we don’t ever have to change if we don’t want to, and can stay exactly where we are, doing the same things indefinitely. But if we don’t push forward and stretch beyond our current situation, we’ll never know how much we could achieve or how far we could go. If we want to get the most out of our lives, we need to step beyond our comfort zones, and try something new. We can push ourselves to learn more, and if we do, we’ll carry everything we gain forward with us. The knowledge that comes from pushing a little further will give us the confidence we need to continue forward. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we want. We can do anything and go anywhere. There is no limit to what we can accomplish.

There is great comfort in familiarity. When we know what to expect and there are few surprises, we may sit back and become complacent. A calm, predictable road is easy to travel, but will bring few opportunities for growth and excitement. We are capable of accomplishing amazing things and nothing is too difficult for us to master. Every dream is possible, but we must be willing to stand up and do what is needed to accomplish them. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing is out of reach. We can have the lives we want the most, and reach any goal we desire.

If our plans don’t go well the first time we try, we may feel unsure about continuing forward. Failure never happens because things go wrong. It only comes when we stop trying. If our first venture doesn’t work out, we can start again. If that doesn’t work, we can make another plan. There are endless roads to every destination and we will find the one that takes us there. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discover the way forward. Nothing is beyond our reach and with determination, and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and aren’t sure you can succeed, stop and think about how much you’ve learned already. You’ve come so far, and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward with confidence. Everything is possible. You are amazing, and there is greatness in you. Be confident. You will prevail.

Restart

2 Jan

Our lives are constantly changing and filled with new beginnings in one way or another. New circumstances may bring us the opportunity to completely change where we are or where we’re headed. We may rethink what we’re doing and decide to start something new or begin toward a different goal. Sometimes changes such as the beginning of a new year, a change in our relationship status, a new location or a modification in our professional lives create a natural opening to re-evaluate our direction. Life is malleable and always evolving as we move forward. Few things are constant and we have the power to alter our trajectory or destination at any time. We are never truly stuck and no matter where we are or how long we’ve been standing still, we always have the power to move. Our lives belong to us and we may restart and begin again anytime we’re ready. What we do and where we go is up to us. Nothing can stop us from achieving anything we desire if we’re willing to do what we must to succeed. There are unlimited possibilities and if we don’t like where we are now, we can change. Beginning something new is exciting but will always bring some challenge and risk. Things rarely go exactly as planned, but we’re strong and capable and able to adjust as needed to overcome any obstacle. Life is an incredible blessing and with determination and patience we can go anywhere and do anything we desire. Nothing is out of reach and when we’re ready we can set our sights on any goal. All options are possible and we can have the lives we dream about.

Sometimes we may start toward a goal but soon find we’ve gotten off track. There are many things that come into play when we’re trying to change. The timing may be off, or there may be others doing things that get in the way, or our commitment may not be where we need it. If the goal is important to us, no matter how many false starts we’ve had, we can begin again. When we’re truly ready for the change we desire we will do what is needed to make it happen.

There are all kinds of reasons not to do the things we want to accomplish. We can certainly stay where we are as long as we choose, settle for complacency and do nothing to move forward. It’s easy to coast along and takes little effort to simply go through the motions. But if we want the life we dream about and are willing to step out of our comfort zone, the road to success will open for us and we can reach any destination we truly desire. Our lives are ours to design. Nothing is out of reach and with focus and determination we can accomplish any goal we desire.

Today if you’re not happy with where you are and want more out of life, decide exactly what you want and take the first step toward achieving it. You are amazing and capable, and nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. You can have the life you dream about. Be fearless and move forward. All options are possible and when you’re ready, every door will open. You deserve complete happiness and with determination you will reach it. All your dreams are waiting for you. Step forward and claim them.

The Destination

15 Aug

Whatever we’re doing in our lives we are headed somewhere.  Our lives change every day in some way and even if we’re doing the same thing today we did yesterday, we are on the road to something new.  The destination may end up being a modified version of exactly where we are now if that’s what we want, or it could be someplace very different.  Every experience brings us information and teaches us something.  Our lives are ours to direct and we can use our experiences to point the way forward.  They say we always do what we want to do most and that’s generally true.  We can move toward a new goal or stay where we are.  We get to choose but one thing is sure, we will arrive at the destination we’re traveling toward.  If we’re on a road we don’t want to travel but do nothing to step away, we will go where it takes us.  Conversely, if we decide we want something different we can change our direction at any time.

Some people bemoan their lives and say they never got to do this or that and are unhappy with the way things turned out.  There are some circumstances that may prevent us from doing things we want to do at the moment, but nothing is permanent and everything changes.  When the tide turns, as it inevitably will, we can change our focus and move in the direction we want to go.  But everything takes effort.  There is no free lunch in life.  If we want something we can generally get it but we’ll have to do what it takes to achieve it.  If the cost is more than we want to cover, we can let the goal go.  We can make the decision not to pursue it.  Our lives belong to us and we can manage them any way we want to.  But if there’s something we want to achieve and  things don’t work out the first time we try, instead of complaining about the loss we can keep our eyes focused on the future and when the situation changes we can try again.  There is no limit to the number of times we can open new doors.  If we’re persistent and keep our eyes on the prize we will attain it.

Personal courage is needed when we want to make a change or seek a new goal.  We have to believe we are capable of achieving it and then be brave enough to move forward and do what it takes.  It’s easy to get stuck and complacent, and ignore dreams we want to achieve.  But each day is a chance to start again.  It doesn’t matter if we’ve let things go before, we can start any time we’re ready.  If we missed the chance the last time, we can grab it now.  There is no time limit for success.  It comes to us when we are ready to achieve it.  It’s always there waiting for us.  We can take control of our lives and begin the journey to the destination we want most.  We can move forward day by day and step by step and we can win.  We have everything we need to be successful.  We are strong and capable and we know what we want.

Today if you’ve been waiting to move forward toward a desired destination, take the first step.  You know where you want to go and what you want to do.  You have all the courage and strength you need to get there.  Start moving.  Success is waiting for you.  Go get it.