Tag Archives: Detour

No Tolerance

3 Jun

Life is complicated and we’re often busy attending to meetings, chores, appointments, details and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and sometimes things get in the way and disrupt our plans. We may be delayed due to circumstances out of our control, or have to change direction because of some unplanned detour. If we’re late and others are waiting, they may be annoyed and express that once we arrive. Some people have no tolerance for disruptions in their schedules or routine. They may fuss and fume when things go wrong, or their schedules have to change. It’s fine to have high expectations, but this is the real world, and we can’t predict anything. Things will go wrong, stuff will get in the way, and our plans may go up in smoke. Accepting that and learning to be flexible will help us find alternatives when the road turns and everything gets switched around. If we’re on a tight schedule and something waylays us, we may get frustrated and concerned, but by being patient and looking at the situation calmly and openly, we will find the best way to continue ahead. Lots of things may go wrong, and the plans we made may get completely turned around, but we are intelligent and can figure out any complication. By looking at every option available, and carefully choosing the best path, we can reach the destinations we desire. Success doesn’t always come the first time out, but by thinking clearly and being persistent, we can overcome any detour and find our way.

We all want the roads ahead to be clear and paved. It’s great when we can go from point A to point B without any roadblocks or problems. That will happen sometimes and we’ll sail on through, but there are always things going on around us we may be unaware of. Someone may make a decision that completely upends our plans, or something may develop we have no control over that stops us in our tracks. The schedules we set may be confounded and we may need to find a new way to get to the goal. It doesn’t matter what happens or what doesn’t work. We are perfectly capable of figuring out any problem and finding the solutions we need to succeed.

Some things need a lot of pre-planning and preparation. We can never see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to predict what might happen. If we’re open to making a change and altering our direction, we will more easily be able to manage disruptions and issues that may arise. There isn’t any goal that is unreachable and if things get jumbled up, we can trust that we will find our way to the destination.

Today if the road ahead is blocked and you’re stuck, look at all the options possible and choose the best way forward. Being delayed does not mean you will fail. Success is still there for you and with patience and clarity, you will find your way to it. Be calm, be confident and wise. Nothing can keep you from anything you desire. It’s all there for you and you will reach it.

Cards We Get

16 Mar

Life is unpredictable and nobody knows what will happen today or tomorrow or next week or ever. We may be humming along and everything is going fine when suddenly something changes and we have an entirely new set of problems and issues we have to face. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are things happening all around us all the time we don’t know about and have no control over. We get what we get. It’s like playing cards. We may know the rules of the game and even be very good at playing it, but we have no control over the cards we get. We might luck out and get four aces, or we might get a jumble of cards that have nothing to do with one another that take us nowhere. There’s no way to know anything before we get them and how we manage the situation determines what happens next. If everything is useless, we can fold, and walk away from the game. Or we can play along and try to move ahead despite our misfortune. If we’re facing a turbulent, difficult, trying issue and we feel overwhelmed, we can always just sit down and refuse to do anything, hoping we can just wait it out until it goes away. That might work but if we don’t find the answers to our problems they will never stay away forever. Unresolved issues always return until we take them apart and fix them. Hiding from conflict just delays the inevitable. No matter what’s happening or how confusing and convoluted the problem, we have what we need to find our way forward. The answers are always there for us and with patience and determination we will find them. Success is always possible, and nothing is powerful enough to hold us down. We are strong and wise, and will find the way forward.

Nobody gets a charmed life where all the streets are paved in gold and every day is sunny and bright. Life is filled with challenges and trials, and every time we unravel and solve one, we gain more information and new skills to take forward with us. If we’ve been struggling with one thing after another, we may tire and feel we can’t succeed. We can always step back, stand still and take the time we need to rest and look again at all the options possible. There will never be a tangle we can’t unravel or a problem we cannot solve. We are intelligent and capable, and we will prevail.

If we’re on a road trip and there are many obstacles and detours on the road ahead, we can look at a map and find another way around. There will never be only one road forward or one answer to any complication or problem. Other possibilities will be available and we can always re-route the way forward and change direction. Every destination is there for us and with determination, focus and clarity, we will find the best way forward and reach success. We can do anything we desire and every dream is possible.

Today if you’re facing a complicated and difficult issue and don’t know how to proceed, look at everything objectively. Nothing can hold you in place indefinitely. Trust yourself. There is a way forward and you will find it. You are more powerful and stronger than you imagine, and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Stand strong and step forward. Every success is waiting and you will claim them all.

Getting Back in the Pool

25 Jan

Life is filled with opportunities. It is also filled with challenges. When we’re trying hard to move forward toward a goal, or pushing to change something in our lives, we may exert a lot of energy in time and effort. It’s easy to keep moving when the road ahead is clear and we’re making good progress. When we’re successful in moving the ball forward, there is great satisfaction and we feel energized. Unfortunately, that will not always be the case. Sometimes it seems no matter what we do, how clearly we focus, or how hard we try, nothing changes and we’re still in the same place. It can be maddening to try hard and feel like we’re going nowhere. If we get stuck we can look at everything objectively and decide how we want to continue. Do we want to keep pushing, or do we want to stop? Timing is important, and if we’re stuck and tired of the struggle, we can set the goal aside until our situation changes. Setting something aside isn’t the same as abandoning it forever. We can change anything at any time and we never have to keep doing something we don’t want. Taking the time to consider all the options before us and determine what we want the most will help us decide what to do next. Once we decide how we want to proceed, we can plan our steps forward and continue on toward success.

If we want to learn to swim, the first time we step into the pool, the water may seem dangerous and deep. In our initial attempt to swim across the length we may gasp for air as we try to keep from going under. If we get overwhelmed, we may climb out, convinced we’re going to drown, and decide we’re done. But if we really want to learn to swim, we have to get back in the pool, and push forward. It’s the same with anything new we’re trying to learn. The first steps aren’t always easy and we may face a setback at the beginning, but the goal will always be possible if we’re willing to keep going. Each step forward will take us closer to the destination, and with persistence and focus, we will prevail.

It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning. When we’re starting toward a new goal, we may make an excellent plan for moving forward, but there is no way to know what will happen, what unexpected complications will arise, or how things will go. Trouble may come, problems may get in the way, there may be a detour or some delay we didn’t see coming, and a thousand other possibilities. Success will always be possible, but we may have to change the way we get to it. By being flexible and trusting ourselves to overcome whatever happens, we can be confident we will win.

Today if you’ve been pushing toward a goal but it’s still beyond your reach, decide how you want to proceed. You are wise and capable, and can accomplish anything you desire. Plan your next steps and be confident of success. Nothing is powerful enough to hold you in place indefinitely, and with persistence and focus, every dream will be yours.

Unavailable

18 Aug

Everyone has their own ideas about how they should live their lives. We all have goals and dreams we want to accomplish. Some of them are inconsequential and can be achieved easily with little effort. Others are crucial and their importance weighs heavily upon us. When there’s something we really want, something we feel we must have to be comfortable and happy, and we can’t get to it, our frustration may be intense. Everything is possible but not everything will be available all the time. We only have control over ourselves and may face a time when due to unforeseen circumstances, what we want is unavailable. Nothing we do will get us to it, and it remains out of reach. It’s very hard to accept defeat when we want something intensely. But if it’s not possible, and there is no way to get there, we will have to set our sights on something else, and wait. Change is constant and in time, however long it takes, whatever is in the way will move and the door will open for us. We can continue forward and keep our eyes focused on the road ahead. When things change, we can be ready to step up and seize the moment. Every goal is possible but they may not bend to our timeframe. We can be flexible and prepare for when our situation opens up, and start again. Nothing is too difficult for us to achieve, and with patience and perseverance we will prevail.

Waiting takes practice and patience. It’s hard to stand still when we want to move. But waiting gives us a chance to look at everything objectively. There may be a way around the obstacle in front of us we didn’t see when we were rushing forward. By looking carefully at every possible option, we may find the key that unlocks the road ahead. We are very intelligent and highly capable, and nothing can elude us indefinitely. We know what we want, and with clarity and confidence, can make it ours.

If we’ve waited a long time and still nothing has changed, and it seems the goal we desire is simply not available no matter what happens or what we do, we can decide how we want to proceed. Some plans may not work out and we may have to change our focus. That doesn’t mean we’ve failed, only that the idea won’t work at this time. It doesn’t mean it will never succeed. We can look at other things and continue to move forward, checking back from time to time to see where we are, and the possibilities ahead. Nothing is out of reach forever. Everything is possible and when the road opens, we can move toward success.

Today if you’re stuck and can’t move forward, decide on how you want to continue. You can work on other things and still keep the goal in focus. When things change, be ready to move and you’ll reach success. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from anything you desire. Be confident and strong. Keep moving forward and every dream will be yours.

Wait

11 Aug

As we go through our lives and work on our goals, we’ll experience many different situations. Sometimes things fall into place without too much trouble and we can move ahead toward the destination we’re seeking without a lot of discomfort or duress. It’s always great to get to a goal quickly, but we may face challenges and complications that keep us from moving forward and cause irritation and frustration. There is no way to know how any road will roll out before we start walking on it. Even if someone has gone before and alerted us to whatever pitfalls may await, things may change and we may face an entirely different scenario. If we’ve been trying hard to get through and can’t seem to make any headway, we might think the goal is impossible. Changing our minds and changing our plans is always an option, but nothing is over until it’s over. Are we really at the end where there is no hope of advancement, or is this just a long delay? There’s no way to know what will happen next, and if we rush to quit we’ll never find out. Every goal is possible but we may have to wait for them to become available. Although everything can be done, they can’t all be done today. If we’re stuck and can’t find a way around, we don’t have to abandon everything. We can set it aside for now, work on something else, and return later when our circumstances have changed. Change is constant and nothing can stay the same forever. The opportunity to move ahead will come and when it does, we can be ready to seize the moment and start again. Life is full of opportunities and if we’re patient and persistent, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. Great success is always there for us, and we have what is needed to make it ours.

When we know what we want, it’s very hard to wait but there are lots of people all around us, and some may make decisions that impact our ability to move forward. There may be situations beyond our reach that impede our progress, and we may get stuck waiting for them to resolve. While we wait, we can think about all the options possible that will take us to success. There may be another way around the situation, and by standing still and looking at everything objectively, the answers will appear. We are highly capable and intelligent, and nothing can keep us from anything we desire.

When we take a road trip, it’s easier to travel over smooth, paved roads. We can make good time and get to the destination quickly without too much distress. But if we face a detour and must continue on muddy, uneven terrain, we may be delayed. However, if we’re going in the right direction, we’ll still reach the goal. If we want to get there, a muddy road can’t keep us from success and neither can any other complication. We know what we want and can reach every destination. Nothing can hold us in place indefinitely, and the whole world is there for us.

Today if you’re stuck and nothing you do can move you ahead, set the goal aside for now. Wait until the door opens and you can move forward. The goal will still be there and if you’re patient and wise, you will reach it. You are amazing and more powerful than you realize. Watch for the sign and start again. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.