Tag Archives: Doubt

Freeze Frame

18 Feb

Everyone experiences many successes and things that go well. When our plans work out and the road ahead is clear and open, we feel happy and content, and sure we’ll arrive at the destinations we’ve chosen. But not every experience is good, and we’ll all suffer through disappointment and failure from time to time. Nobody is perfect and there is no way to get everything right every time. If we’ve gone through a big defeat that has impacted us greatly, we may feel the pain of loss for a long time. If we really missed the mark and the setback is intense, we might believe we’re doomed to fail going forward. We may struggle with self confidence and wonder if we’ll ever do anything well again. Life is continual and change is constant. Although our memories may hold everything frozen in time, nothing is permanent. Our past experiences teach us important lessons, and if we’ve fallen down, those lessons may be painful and difficult. It may be hard to believe we’ll ever be successful again, but the past is behind us and cannot predict the future. We aren’t forever cursed with failure just because of a bad experience. By learning all we can from what’s already happened, we can take great knowledge forward to help us moving ahead. We learn as we go, and each experience has something of value. We are wiser than we think we are, and can do amazing things. There is greatness in us all, and with patience and determination, every goal is possible.

If we’re out walking, and slip and fall, we don’t stay down and bemoan our situation. We get back up, brush ourselves off and continue on. If we go through a terrible mistake, and everything falls apart, we might stumble and fall. But we don’t have to stay down. We can look at everything that’s happened objectively, think about how we want to proceed, and then stand back up and start forward. There are unlimited destinations before us, and we have what we need to find the way ahead and reach success.

Everyone goes through hard times. We might face a time when no matter what we do, nothing works out. Every decision seems doomed to failure, and we may feel lost and confused. When we’re unsure about how to proceed, we can stop and stand still for a time, look at all the options possible, and then choose our next steps. The road may get twisted around and we might get tangled up, but we are intelligent and will find all the answers we need to move toward success.

Today if you’re unsure and doubting yourself, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and succeeded. You are strong and powerful, and have everything you need to do anything you desire. Decide what you want the most, and step forward with confidence. Every success is already there, waiting for you. Move forward and make it yours.

Trusting It

21 Jul

No matter where we are or what we’re doing, chances are there’s something we’re working toward or trying to accomplish. Maybe we want to change direction in our career, or find someone to share our time with, or find a way to make more money or a thousand other things. Nobody can read the future and there is no way to know how anything will eventually roll out. Most things are out of our control and the best we can do is choose options that will most likely bring us the results we’re seeking. The world is filled with billions of people and they’re all making decisions, some of which may impact us negatively. We may be moving along easily, everything may be going according to plan, and then bam, without warning something changes and our plans go up in smoke. Although this is always a possibility, if we’ve planned effectively and done everything we can to protect the way forward, we will generally be able to find our way around any snags that come up. We are intelligent and capable and can figure out what needs to be done to accomplish the goals we desire, and then trust the process to work. We may face complications and there might be a problem that creeps in from time to time, but we can find the answers we need and continue on. Learning to trust isn’t always easy, especially if we’ve suffered a calamity in the past, and we’ve all suffered calamities in the past. When things go unexpectedly wrong and knock us down it leaves a mark and we may struggle to believe things will go well in the future. But every goal is possible and nothing can keep us from success. We have everything we need to accomplish anything we desire. By doing what’s necessary to find the best options possible, we can proceed with confidence that no matter what happens things will work out. The world isn’t going to end because one thing goes wrong or we hit a bump in the road. The destination will still be there for us, and we will reach it.

Some things are easier to accomplish than others. They say if you’re going to dream, you should dream big. Common goals that have paved roads leading to them are simple to overcome, but if we want something more, we have all the intelligence and wisdom needed to find a way to accomplish it. Our most treasured dreams, the things we think about and wish for, are possible if we’re willing to do what is required to make them ours. We can shoot for the moon, and gain the sun and stars as well. Everything is there for us and we can have the lives we desire most.

Self doubt can be crippling if we let it control our decisions. Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes, but no matter how far we fall, there will always be a way back up. We know what we want and can trust ourselves to get it. Every single destination is achievable and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from what we want. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and can do anything. By stepping forward with clarity and confidence, sure of success, we will conquer every dream and reach every goal. Our lives are ours to design. Everything is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you want to do something but are thinking about when things went wrong in the past, trust yourself. The past never determines your future. Every single dream is there for you and you have everything you need to get the life you want. Stand strong and move forward. You are amazing and capable, and nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard or too far away for you to reach. Your dreams are waiting. Step forward and claim them.

Talking Back

21 May

There are many things we want to accomplish in our lives. Some are easy and we can do them quickly and move on to other activities. Other goals take time and planning, and sometimes more confidence than we may feel we possess. If the objective is something new and we’re unsure of all the details and parameters required to accomplish it, we may doubt that we’ll succeed. We might think it’s too hard, too far to go, or too complicated with too many moving parts for us to unravel. We can always listen to any concerns that arise and can certainly let go of any goal we choose. We can set the dream down and walk away. Or we can stand firm when apprehension creeps in and instead of listening to doubt, talk right back to it. We’ve been successful in many endeavors already and will be successful again. Instead of shrinking when we see a long and winding road ahead, we can trust ourselves and take the first step forward. There is no journey too long or complicated for us to navigate. Doubts may arise, but they are simply concerns over uncertainty. We can examine them for what they are, look at everything objectively, and confidently continue forward. Every answer is there for us and even if we’re unsure about how to proceed, can be positive we’ll find them when we need them. The world belongs to all of us. Every goal is possible and we can be sure, even in doubt, that we will prevail. Each step will take us closer to the destination and if we’re determined and persistent, will reach it. Nothing is so difficult or convoluted that we can’t figure it out. We have all the wisdom and insight we need to push ahead. If we trust ourselves, and take the journey one step at a time, we will succeed. All our dreams are possible and nothing is out of reach. We can go anywhere and do anything, and can achieve every goal we desire.

Smooth, paved roads with excellent signs and directions, are easy to travel. We simply look ahead and continue forward without distress or concern. It’s easy to see the way in front of us, and the journey is enjoyable and uncomplicated. When the road to our goal is easy, getting to the destination quickly requires little effort. But our most desired destinations aren’t always easy to accomplish. They may require constant attention, and we may have to turn in different directions several times until we find the best way forward. If we’re dedicated to success, nothing will keep us from it. Every goal is possible and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

No matter how many successes we achieve, when we want to accomplish something difficult that requires complicated planning and dedication, we may wonder if we can win. If it’s complex and requires serious concentration, we may pause, unsure if we have what it will take to succeed. We are strong and capable of doing anything we really want to do. If we’re devoted to achieving the goal, even if it’s very convoluted and difficult, we can achieve it. Nothing is out of bounds, and everything is possible. We really can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re experiencing doubts or negative thoughts about something you want to pursue, talk back to them with confidence. Remember all the times you’ve overcome difficulties and found the answers you needed to prevail. You are more powerful than you realize and nothing is out of reach. Be courageous and step forward boldly. Every dream is possible. You can have the life you desire and make all your dreams come true.

Not Enough

4 Apr

Everyone has something to offer those around them. Nobody knows everything and we all have a unique perspective and insight that brings depth and richness to the world. What we see and how we express it is individual to each of us, and the variety of personal interpretations is endless. Without the creativity we offer, the world would be a very bland and boring place. We bring value and our own particular impressions to every situation. It’s good to have different opinions and ideas but there are some people who believe their ideas are the only ones acceptable, and if we don’t agree, we are worthless and insignificant. If our ideas don’t conform to theirs, they may criticize and demean us, implying because we are different, we are stupid. Such arrogance is never helpful, and having a different viewpoint does not mean we aren’t smart enough or good enough to participate. We are entitled to our own ideas and they are as valuable and worthwhile as anyone else’s. There is no one perfect road ahead. There are endless varieties of every choice and all have value. We can be confident even if we don’t agree, and embrace our individuality even if it’s different from those around us. Every color in the spectrum is beautiful in its own way. We don’t have to be blue to fit in. We can be green, or red, or yellow, or anything else we desire. Listening to and accepting other viewpoints will enhance our understanding of every situation and teach us more about the world around us. We can be confident in our own ideas, and still be open to the ideas of others. The way forward isn’t determined by one road only, and we can embrace new directions and concepts that will enrich our knowledge and awareness. Every road has its benefits and we can explore them all.

People sometimes project their own insecurities onto those around them. If they are struggling with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity, they may imply others aren’t good enough or smart enough. They may feel stronger by making those around them feel small. Masking our own issues by belittling those around us will never solve them. Instead, we can look openly at what’s bothering us and work on resolving whatever’s in the way so we can be confident and successful moving forward.

There is no way to know everything and if we’re in a situation where we don’t have the knowledge we need to move forward, we can step out and find the information we need to proceed. We can take the time necessary to get the facts and determine the best options for finding success. Every answer is always available to us and if we look carefully, we will find whatever we need to advance and get to the goal. Nothing is out of reach and we are smart enough, and wise enough to accomplish anything we desire.

Today if your ideas don’t match those around you, trust yourself and be confident. You don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint. Your interpretations are valuable and worthwhile. You bring a unique perspective that enhances every situation. You know what you want and you know how to get it. Speak up and let others hear your voice. You are amazing, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

Defining the Deal

12 Jul

Every single person on earth is different. There are all kinds of personalities and temperaments, endless expressions and ideas, and no two people are exactly alike. What one loves, another despises, what brings pleasure to one, brings frustration to another. We may believe our interpretations are right but actually they are only right for us. When we’re growing up in our first family, the patterns and traditions we learn seem to be the only way to live. But as we grow and are exposed to the world we learn that everyone has their own ideas about how life works and what they do. When we must face an extreme difficulty and are having trouble finding our way it may be a big deal for us to process. We may struggle to find our footing and reach out to those around us for advice and help. Someone may look at our situation and feel it’s ridiculous and our worries are unfounded. Perhaps what we’re going through seems insignificant, and it might be if it happened to them. But it’s not happening to them, it’s happening to us and everybody’s life experience is different. What’s meaningless to one may be crucial to another. We are the only ones who know how important any issue is to us. We are the ones who define the deal and decide if it’s important and far reaching or something less we can manage and move on. It doesn’t matter if everyone around us sees things differently, we can define any issue in ways that make sense to us and find our way through.

When we’re struggling it doesn’t help to have someone diminish our feelings. Telling us we shouldn’t feel one way or another is futile and ineffective. Our feelings often come unbidden and may be intense and painful. While we may not always be able to control how we feel we can control what we do. We can listen to whatever advice we deem helpful, learn as much as possible about the situation and then decide how to move forward. We have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to figure out any issue and find the answers we need.

When we’re facing a big decision or our situation is fraught with complications and it’s hard to see the way ahead, doubts may creep in and we may find it hard to move forward. When there are a lot of things going wrong we may get jumbled up in the noise and confusion and struggle to figure out what to do. We never have to solve everything all at once. We need only look at where we want to begin. Every problem has a solution and even if it’s a big deal and very complex we can solve it. We are smart enough and strong enough to do anything.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and feel daunted and unsure, decide on the first step you want to take. You don’t have to find all the answers today. Simply determine how to begin and take the first step forward. The solutions are there and with patience and diligence you will find them all. You are amazing and nothing is too difficult for you. Be confident. You know what you want and you will prevail.