Tag Archives: Disagree

Easy Peasy

13 Aug

Everyone is different and we all have our own perspectives and ideas. Much of what we believe and how we act is a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had so far. If we’ve suffered through several serious losses, we may be hesitant about the future. If we’ve been betrayed, we may be cautious about building close relationships. Everything we do has a result and the struggles of the past may influence what we do next. Some people have a very laid back attitude and can take most things in stride. If something goes wrong, they just navigate through it. Others feel things differently and what may seem easy to someone else, may be very difficult for them to endure. We’re all unique and nobody gets all the same experiences. The choices we’ve made so far have brought us to where we are now, but we don’t have to stay here. The goals we want to achieve are always possible, but our understanding of them, and our ability to do what is necessary to achieve them may be impacted by what we’ve already been through. Life is unpredictable and we never know what lies ahead. If we’ve been hurt, or suffered extreme loss, we may not trust ourselves or anything else. We must believe success is possible before we can reach it. It doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past, or what’s gone wrong. The past can never predict the future. Each day is a new beginning – a clean slate to start again. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to move forward, and reach any destination we desire. We are strong, and we are powerful. Every success is there, waiting. With confidence and clarity, we can step forward and claim it.

When we’re facing a difficult challenge, we may reach out for help and advice. Some people may be very helpful, but not everyone will offer good suggestions. Someone may disagree with the choices we want to make, and may discourage us from proceeding. While it’s nice to get agreement, we don’t need it to do anything we desire. Even if the road ahead is hard, and there will be many complications and challenges, we can make the journey and reach success. Nothing can keep us from anything we want to do.

Life is easier when we go along with everyone else. Traveling the paved, common roads will rarely give us heartburn or difficulty. But following others can only take us where they are going and will never lead us to the destinations we most desire. We can always take the easy way out, but there is greatness in us, and incredible success awaits. We can trust our own intuition and push our limits until we reach the goal. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

Today if there’s something you want to do but feel unsure, remember how strong and capable you are. Nothing is powerful enough to hold you in place indefinitely. You have all the wisdom and courage you need to do anything you desire. Step forward with confidence and trust yourself. Every blessing is possible, and you will succeed.

Thorns

7 Feb

Every beautiful, fragrant rose is a delight to see.  They are lovely but each stem is studded with ferocious thorns that can cut and hurt when we touch them.  Thorns can do a lot of damage and we must be careful when handling even the loveliest of blossoms.  It seems counterproductive to have such a beautiful flower with such a terrifying enhancement, but this is how many of our experiences are in life.  When we want something desirable and wonderful, we often have to go through something difficult to get it.  The old saying there is no such thing as a free lunch is true.  If we want roses, we have to put up with thorns, and if we want to achieve our goals, we have to do what is required to get there.  Sometimes there may be quick answers and shortcuts that will take us further and more quickly, but often we must take the long way around one step at a time, and endure everything in our path to make the dream a reality.  We may get tired, frustrated, overwhelmed, or just fed up with the struggle, and still the road is long before us.  We must have enough temerity and grit to grind through the tough times if we want to make it to the goal.  There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is required.  Being willing to push a little harder, endure a little longer, and continue forward one more time will take us where we want to go.  We can manage thorns and overcome them.  We can reach any goal and find complete satisfaction and happiness in our lives.

There will always be plenty of people around us who have opinions about our lives.  They may say we can’t win at what we’re attempting.  It’s too hard, it’s too complicated, it’ll take too much time, or we aren’t strong enough to get through it.  It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of our decisions or the path we’re on.  We are in charge of our lives and can do anything we like.  If others disagree, it’s on them.  We don’t have to change our plans or desires just because they aren’t what someone else would choose. We can do things our way and travel any road we desire.

When the journey has been long and arduous, and we’re weary of complications and problems, we may decide to set the goal aside for a time.  Life is long and there are many things to accomplish.  If we can’t move forward toward one goal and nothing we do improves the situation, we can move on to something else and return to it later.  Sometimes success is all about timing. Our lives are constantly changing and when our situation is different we may find the road ahead is clear and we can reach the goal.  We can get to any destination we desire, and be confident we will find success.

Today if you’ve been pushing through a sea of thorns and complications, and the goal is still out of reach, decide how you want to go forward.  You can continue to push ahead, or set it aside  until your situation changes and then try again.  There isn’t anything you can’t do.  You are strong and wise, and nothing is out of reach.  Plan the way forward and be confident.  You will get to the destination and find success.

Agreement

18 Dec

We have control over every decision we make. If we are careful and thoughtful, our decisions will take us where we expect to go. We may have times when we think about a decision that is outside our moral or ethical standards. Perhaps we believe stepping a little off the road will get us to a goal more quickly, or we may intensely desire something that can only be gained by going out of bounds. When we are pondering those decisions, we may reach out to someone else to explain why it’s important to do this. Getting agreement from others for bad decisions may give us more confidence and make us feel we have permission to stray, but agreement never changes the parameters of any situation. Even if everyone around us agrees with us, a bad decision is still a bad decision. The choice is ours to make, and we will suffer alone when all the balls fall, as they inevitably will. Truth always surfaces. If we’ve chosen badly and done things that have hurt others, broken a law, or in some way cheated, all the facts will come forward. And when they do, no matter how much company we had racing down the road to destruction, we will stand alone. If we are tempted to do something ignoble, we can take a moment and consider all the consequences that may come. Every decision brings a result. We have control to choose anything we desire but we have no control over the consequences. We can choose wisely even if being unwise is more attractive. We have all the strength and wisdom to make choices that will bring us happiness and peace, and have lives filled with glory and success. It’s all up to us. Our lives will be the reflection of every choice we make.

Pressure to conform may be very strong. If those around us are comfortable making decisions that are not completely honest or moral, and they are powerful and convincing, we may be influenced to join them. There may be pressure to follow along with questionable ideas or plans. If our connections to those involved are very strong we may feel we have no choice but to do as they suggest. But we always have the power to say no. We don’t have to agree with anything that isn’t right for us no matter who is involved. Our lives belong to us and we may protect them and guide them according to our own standards.

Agreeing to go along will not make a bad decision good. We don’t have to agree with anything that goes against our core beliefs and we may politely and graciously decline to participate. When we know we are doing what is best, we will be confident going forward. Our lives are ours to design and every choice is ours to make. We can choose our personal best and when we do, will find success and happiness.

Today if you’re considering something that will take you off the road that’s best for you, think again. There is no reward worth seeking that takes you away from the person you want to be. You have greatness inside you. Choose well and take the path that brings you complete success. You are a great blessing to us all. Show us your best and you’ll find joy and happiness.