Tag Archives: Detour

Fated

3 May

Every day we make lots of decisions. We can never read the future, and although we try to choose well, there will be times in everyone’s life when things don’t work out. We may take a wrong turn and end up far from where we want to be, we might choose something that hurts us or those around us, or we may make a decision that makes our lives miserable. We all know when we’re on the wrong road, but because of circumstances, we might not immediately turn around and redirect our course. Life is complicated and if we’re tangled up in a situation with others it may be difficult to free ourselves and walk away. If we continue forward and it turns out we made a disastrous decision, we will pay the price, whatever that may be. We may lose friends, disappoint family, hurt those we care about, or damage our credibility. We can never change the past, but where we’ve been cannot define what we can become. We aren’t fated to failure because we’ve made a mistake. Our lives are in our control and when we’re ready to change direction and start again, we can. Nothing can keep us on a journey we don’t want to make. When we’re ready to change, we can stop where we are, look at all the options possible and choose the best road moving forward. Our past mistakes are not indelible ink, permanently tattooed on us. We can repair damage from a bad decision, rebuild relationships and forge ahead. It doesn’t matter what’s behind us. What counts is what lies ahead and how we move forward. There is great success waiting, and we can do what is needed to reach it. No goal or destination is too far or too difficult to achieve. We can change anything at any time and move toward the lives we want the most. What’s gone is gone, and the future is ours to design. Nothing can keep us from anything we desire, and we will succeed.

There are people all around us most of the time, and when we falter, chances are others will notice. Some may simply see what’s happened and move on. Others may hold onto it and try to use it to hold us in place. They may remind us of where we went wrong in the past, and continually bring up our shortcomings. Nobody is perfect and we all have things we need to work on. There is nothing to be gained by constantly rehashing past mistakes. By learning as much as possible from where we’ve been, we can take that knowledge with us to help us as we move forward.

Personal pain can be very difficult to overcome. If we’ve gotten hurt badly by a choice that tilted us in the wrong direction, it can be hard to let go of the disappointment. We may think we should have known better, but nobody can see the end of the road from the beginning. We are intelligent and can trust ourselves to make the best choices moving forward. We can have faith that no matter what comes, we will prevail.

Today if you’re struggling over a mistake you made in the past, and it’s holding you down, think about all the things you’ve done well. You are good at many things and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. All your dreams are ready and waiting. There is great success ahead, and you will reach it.

Chasing the Wind

24 Feb

When we’re children, we have ideas about how our lives will go and what we’ll do. We may dream of being fighter pilots, astronauts, ballerinas, super models and a million other things. Because we’re young and haven’t yet learned about how things work, our ideas may be unrealistic and completely different from what we choose after we get a little older and start to understand things a little better. We all have dreams about how we want our lives to go and what we want to accomplish. If we work hard and do what is necessary to make things happen, and the world around us cooperates, we can make many of our dreams reality. It’s wonderful when we accomplish something we really want, but life is unpredictable. Even if we do everything possible, some things may elude us. We aren’t alone on the earth and can only control what we do. Sometimes what other people are doing and the decisions they’re making may keep us from advancing toward a goal we desire. Like chasing the wind, some things may be continually out of reach. It doesn’t mean we aren’t trying hard enough or that the goal isn’t possible, but that it isn’t available to us right now. It’s difficult to set down something we want badly, but nothing stays the same forever. Instead of spinning our wheels and exhausting ourselves trying to achieve a goal that’s unattainable now, we can move on to something else. In time, the road will change and all the doors we need will open. Life is all about change. If we can’t continue forward on the road we’re on at this time, we can change direction and return later. We can accomplish anything we want, but we may not be able to accomplish it today. Life is long and we have all the patience and wisdom we need to keep our eyes on the goal and adjust our course accordingly. With focus and determination, everything is possible, and we will succeed.

There may be times when we want something completely different than where we are. Maybe we want a different career, or to move to another location far away. Big, life changing, dreams don’t come easily. Some take a lot of time, a lot of financial resources, and a lot of effort. If, after careful thought and consideration, we decide we definitely want to proceed, we can begin doing what is needed to get to the goal. There will probably be complications, and we may have to take a detour or two, but if we stay the course, we can prevail.

Some roads are harder than others and as we move ahead if there are endless problems and obstacles, and it’s difficult to make any headway, we may begin to rethink the goal. Our lives belong to us, and if we don’t want to continue the struggle, we can take a turn and go in a new direction. The goal will still be there and when our situation changes and we’re ready, we can begin again.

Today if you’ve been pushing hard trying to move closer to a goal and can’t get ahead, look at the situation objectively and decide how you want to proceed. You are intelligent and capable. Be confident and wise. Every success is possible, and with clarity and planning, you will find the way forward and reach the destination.

Successful Failure

10 Feb

There are unlimited possibilities in life, endless places to go and infinite things we could accomplish. We will never run out of new things to do or destinations to reach. If we live our lives fully and embrace new options and ideas, we’ll have incredible experiences that will enrich us and give us great depth and understanding of the world around us. But taking a chance on something new requires courage and faith. If we’re afraid of failure we may not venture out of our normal routines. It’s fine to live a small, restricted life if that’s what we want, but limiting our exposure to something new will never enrich us. Routines are comfortable and easy. We mostly know what to expect and it’s easy to repeat the same behaviors and patterns over and over. We can pave the road simply by continuing to walk over it. Repetition is simple but there is no refreshment or enhancement to what we already know. We can accomplish great, amazing things if we trust ourselves to step forward toward them. Being afraid of failure and standing still will never move us forward. New roads that are foreign and untraveled can be intimidating, but we are smart and once we take the first step, can make them ours. Failure may happen, but it doesn’t mean we can’t reach the goal. When we fall down or get lost, we learn more about what works and what doesn’t. If we look at missteps as a learning process instead of the end of the road, we will overcome any obstacle. There isn’t anything strong enough to keep us from progressing and we have everything we need to unravel any complication or problem in the way. Every single dream can be ours if we’re willing to do what is necessary to obtain them. Nothing is out of reach, and we can have the lives we desire.

There is no life manual to help us prevent making a wrong turn. There’s no alert coming to warn us of dealing with certain people or choosing a particular path. Everything is open and available, and we can do anything we like. We learn by doing and we’re going to make some mistakes along the way, but each will give us good information for moving forward. By learning all we can as we move along, we will gain all the skills and tools we need to succeed.

There may be times when it seems no matter what we do we can’t move ahead. There is always another problem or complication that blocks our path. If we focus on the difficulties, we may begin to believe we’ll never succeed. We may think we don’t have whatever it takes to get to the prize. That will never be true. Trouble may come and the road might get hard, but we are stronger than anything we must face. Every single answer is already there for us and with determination and courage, we will prevail.

Today if you’ve been hesitant to start something new, afraid you will fail, be confident. You are amazing and powerful, and can accomplish anything you desire. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Without Doubt

9 Feb

Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we want to do. Not everything will be easy but if we want to move forward, we can find a way. We will go through a lot of different experiences and some of them may leave their mark on us and make us feel less confident. Perhaps we’ve suffered through a terrible break in a relationship that has left us devastated, or someone says something that cuts us deeply and makes us doubt ourselves, or a thousand other possibilities. While we are in control of everything we do, we have no control over anything else. Others may hurt us, decisions may be made that impact us negatively, and we might struggle to find our footing. We may lose faith in our ability to succeed and feel lost and uncertain. We may hesitate to step forward, sure we will fail, and lose faith in our ability to move ahead. Nobody gets a perfect life when every road is paved, and nothing goes wrong. Everyone will suffer a set back from time to time. What we do once we’ve been knocked down will determine what comes next. We can stay down and surrender, give up on our dreams and merely exist, letting the days wash over us without a thought. Or we can look at everything possible, get back on our feet, and decide to continue on. We might get pushed all the way down, and be unable to see the road ahead, but we are more powerful than we may realize, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. We can sit up, and then stand, strong and resilient, stepping forward toward where we want to go. There is no requirement for perfect confidence to begin moving ahead, and if we aren’t completely confident yet, we can trust it will come. Each step will bring us more clarity and assurance, and as we move closer to the goal, our strength will increase. Nothing can keep us from the goals we desire. Every dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

Everyone has their own opinions about life. Some people are courageous and ambitious, and move through complications without a second thought. Others are more cautious and mindful of the pits in the road, and careful taking each step. There is no one right way to live and there are unlimited roads to every goal. We can do things our way, take the time we need to feel comfortable and reach success. We already know what we want and have everything necessary to make it ours.

Few roads are clear and paved all the way forward. There will likely be problems, detours, and unexpected complications as we proceed. The road may get tangled and hard to navigate, but if we’re focused on success, none of that will matter. There is a solution to every problem, and we can figure out any issue that stops our progress. We have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to find the answers required to take us forward. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will prevail.

Today if you feel unsure that you can succeed, remember all the times you’ve overcome adversity already. You are powerful and strong, and have everything necessary to reach any goal you desire. Trust yourself and be confident. Decide how you want to proceed and step forward. Every dream is there for you and you will make them yours.

Letting It Go

25 Aug

We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we like. We can choose the goals we want to achieve, and the places we want to go, and start forward. Many times, we’re able to accomplish what we’ve set out to do, but sometimes things don’t go the way we hope. There may be times when even if what we want is good, and even if we’re willing to do everything we need to get there, the road is blocked. When we get stopped in our tracks, it might seem like there are other worldly forces at work against us, and we may be confused and upset that nothing is working. When we want something very badly it’s hard to accept that we can’t have it. We can keep trying to push against the wall in front of us, and expend a lot of energy trying to force our way through. All of that might make us feel better, but may not move us ahead. If we’re stuck and nothing we do moves us forward, we may have to let our plans go for now. Letting go of something we’ve worked very hard for and want very much, isn’t easy. We may feel hurt and upset, frustrated and angry. We are only in control of ourselves and there will always be many forces and influences happening all around us we may know nothing about that may impact our plans. Life is fluid and change is constant. Not being able to accomplish something right now doesn’t mean it’ll never be possible. The goal is still there, and in time, we’ll be able to achieve it. Meanwhile, we can look at everything objectively, let go of the original plan, and move onto something else. When things change, and our situation is different, we can return back and try again. Everything we want is possible, but it may not be possible today. We can step back, revise our current plans, and continue forward. Nothing will remain out of reach forever, and with patience and persistence, we can achieve anything.

Although we know what we want, and can plan effectively to achieve it, there will always be a lot of unknown factors that may come into play. We may encounter unforeseen complications and irritating snags that clog the road ahead and make advancement difficult. Disappointment is a part of life, and we may face difficulties that keep us from success. If we get stopped, we can try again. If we still can’t move, we can focus on something else until the road ahead clears and we can reach success.

Some people say “there’s a reason for everything” as a way of explaining what we can’t control. But that doesn’t mean the reason we’re stopped is because we aren’t entitled to achieve the goal. The problem we’re facing may have nothing to do with us. Delays and detours are annoying, and it can be hard to wait, but we are intelligent and can do whatever is needed to reach any goal we desire. If we have to wait, and do something else, we can. The goal will always be there and when the time is right, we’ll reach it.

Today if the road ahead toward the goal you want is blocked and you can’t get through, look at everything objectively. If there is no way forward right now, set it aside and pursue something else. Life is all about change and soon the way will open, and you’ll be able to move toward success. You are amazing and powerful, and can achieve anything. Be patient and look ahead. All your dreams are there for you.