Tag Archives: Detour

Another Chance

13 Jul

Everyone has things they want to accomplish, goals they want to reach, and places they want to visit. We all have an idea of what our perfect life would be like, and can do whatever is necessary to create it. Everything is possible and nothing is out of reach. Once we make a plan and begin forward, we hope the road will be clear and we’ll be able to get to the destination with few problems and complications, and sometimes that happens. But nobody is perfect and we all stumble from time to time. If we make a big mistake in judgment and end up going in the wrong direction, or make a choice that stops us cold or leads us to a dead end, we may think it’s over. We may believe we’ve screwed up so badly there is no way to succeed. When we fall down and our plans go up in smoke, we might think there is no way to continue and we’ve ruined all possibility of success, but that will never be true. We will never reach a point where there are no options left. There will always be another chance waiting in the wings. There are endless ways forward, and possibilities of prevailing. The answers may be hidden for a time, we might have to wait, or we may need to dig deep and search intently to find them, but there will always be another chance for success. The world won’t stop just because one road ends. We are intelligent and creative, and no matter what’s gone wrong, can figure out what to do next. We have millions of possibilities and unlimited times to try. We know what we want, and will find our way to success. Everything is possible, and with patience and courage, we will unlock all the answers needed to achieve anything we desire. The whole world is there for us, and we can make our dreams come true.

When we make a mistake and fall down, some may say we should give up. They may ask why we are putting ourselves through such a difficult task, and tell us to be happy with what we’ve got. We can take any advice we like, but our lives are ours to design and we can do anything. If we want something more, even if it’s very difficult to achieve, we can obtain it. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Every single destination is possible and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

If we want to achieve anything, the first step is believing we can succeed. If we let it, self-doubt may hold us in place and keep us from reaching our most desired goals. We are wiser and more capable than we think we are, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. By being confident, and stepping forward with clarity and conviction, we can move closer to any goal we desire. Everything is possible and nothing is off limits. We can have the lives we most desire, and reach every destination.

Today if your plans have fallen apart and the goal looks too far away, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to get it. Stand firm and step forward. Every destination is there for you and you will reach them all. Success is just ahead and it will be yours.

Digging In

3 Jun

Everyday we face new challenges and make choices about how we’ll proceed. Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, and since we don’t live on a deserted island, there will be others around who may influence us one way or another. We may get all kinds of advice and suggestions, which may be helpful or might be misleading. If someone near us is very powerful and strong willed, they may demand that we follow their suggestions for moving forward. Some people are very smart and confident and may be sure they are steering us in the best direction, and maybe they’re right. Of course, we can listen to any advice we’re given, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Nobody will have our personal insight regarding what we want and how we want to proceed. Taking someone else’s suggestion might be great, or it might not. There will be no way to find out unless we implement whatever they have suggested and try it out. If we follow someone else’s lead, and things go well, terrific. If everything goes bust and we end up in a terrible situation, we may be tempted to blame them for our demise, but we own every decision we make. We choose the roads we’ll travel. We own them whether they bring us happiness or misery. Everyone has their own ideas about life, and each is unique and individual. We know what we want and have everything we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can trust ourselves to choose the best road ahead and find our way to success. If we need more information, we can find it and then step forward on our own path. Others may disagree and criticize our choice, but the choice is ours to make. We can dig in and stand firm on what we want to do and how we will proceed. There is enough courage and wisdom inside us to guide us anywhere we want to go. Success is always there, and we will reach it.

Nobody knows everything. We can only get information that’s available at any moment in time and sometimes we may take a wrong turn because there were facts we were unaware of. We can only see what’s just ahead and there may be twists and turns in the future that hold us back or stop us in our tracks. If the road gets tangled, and we can’t push forward, we can choose another route. There are endless roads to every destination, and with persistence and patience, we will prevail.

Someone may think they know us better than we know ourselves, and if they aren’t in agreement with our plans, may try to dissuade us or obstruct the way forward. They may know us well, but nobody can possibly know what we want better than we do. The road ahead may be difficult, but we are strong. It may be complex, but we are intelligent. Nothing can keep us from any goal we desire, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re getting lots of advice regarding a specific goal, trust yourself. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. You are wiser and more powerful than you imagine, and every destination is there for you. Success is waiting, and with focus and clarity, nothing will keep you from it. Every dream is possible, and you will prevail.

Brick Walls

27 May

Life is filled with limitless possibilities. The whole world is there for us and there are endless things we can do, and places we can go. When we decide we want to accomplish a goal, we may create a plan that is well thought out and clear. When we’re ready, we may confidently step forward sure we’ll reach the goal and achieve success. It’s never possible to see the future, or what lies around the next bend. We may move forward easily for a time, and then suddenly something changes, and the road ahead is closed. Someone or something has put a brick wall in our path, and it’s impossible to move beyond it. If the wall is very high and impossible to climb over, we may decide to give up and move on to something else, and that is our prerogative. However, if we want to reach the goal, one brick wall will never be enough to keep us from it. The road we’re on may no longer be possible, and at first, we may see no other alternatives. But as we consider our situation and look around at all the possibilities, we will discover a new way ahead. There are no destinations in life that have only one road leading to them. There are endless options, and if we take our time and look carefully, we’ll find the one that works for us. A high brick wall may be daunting, and there may be no way to scale and overcome it, but it can’t reach to the ends of the earth. It will never go on forever. There will be an end and a way to circumvent. We can be confident that no matter what stands in front of us and blocks the way ahead, we will find a way around. There are few paved, open roads to the goals we desire, but whatever is worth achieving is worth working for. We know what we want, and nothing can keep us from success. We are smart and more powerful than we imagine and will reach every destination.

Some people may be very confident they have the answers we need to reach success. They may believe they know us well, tell us how we should proceed, point out where we should go, and give us lots of advice. Of course, we can listen to any advice offered, but we know ourselves better than anyone else. We know what we want and there will never be only one way to get to reach any goal. We can decide how we’ll proceed, and with determination and focus, find success.

Some goals are difficult to reach. There may be other people making decisions that slow our progress, or complications that make it hard to move ahead. If we’ve been pushing against a lot of obstacles and have made little headway, we may begin to believe it’s impossible, and we’ll never reach the prize. Our progress may be slow, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and continue moving forward, nothing can keep us from success. Every goal is possible, and we will win.

Today if the road you’ve been on has disappeared and the goal looks impossible, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult challenges and succeeded. Nothing is strong enough to hold you in place or too complex for you to figure out. You are amazing and powerful. Look at all the options possible and step forward with confidence. Every goal is there for you and you will succeed.

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.