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Tag Archives: Effort

Loosening the Grip

21 Jun

Life is filled with options and every day we make dozens of decisions. Some of them are inconsequential and it doesn’t matter what we choose, but others may have far-reaching impact on our lives. Getting into debt, continuing a dysfunctional relationship, committing to more than we can accomplish, and other choices, may bring great stress and difficulty. It’s easy not to pay attention and make spur of the moment decisions, but every choice we make will take us somewhere and if the destination isn’t someplace we want to go, we may experience tribulation and discomfort. We’re always in control of our lives and can do anything we like. We can be aware of every choice and try to make excellent decisions, or we can fly by the seat of our pants and let the chips fall where they may. It’s all up to us. If we choose poorly and complicate our lives, we can try to blame others and their influence, our inability to see clearly, our inexperience, or anything else. But in the end, we own every choice we make. Thankfully, nothing in life is permanent and we can always modify our situation and the road ahead. It’s always possible to loosen the grip of any difficult situation and start again. There will always be an alternative available to us. It may take time to correct our position, and it may take work, but we have everything we need to do anything we desire. Every possibility is there for us and we can choose wisely and accomplish any task we choose. We deserve fulfilling and happy lives. We can make good, strong decisions, correct our course when needed, and step forward with confidence and clarity.

There are many influences from others that press on us every day. There are endless opinions about how we should live our lives, and if we aren’t sure about which way to turn, we may do as they suggest in an effort to find our way. We know ourselves better than anyone else and can make excellent decisions about what’s best for us. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to make good choices moving forward, and can find our way to any goal we desire.

Sometimes there may be pressure to follow along with those around us. It’s fun to join in with the group when they’re doing things we want to pursue, but if we have other ideas about where we want to go, we can forge our own personal path forward. Even if everyone is going one way, we can choose another. Our lives belong solely to us and we can do anything we want or go anywhere we want to go. The road ahead is determined by our decisions, and when we’re true to ourselves, all our dreams can come true.

Today if you’re in a bind because of decisions you’ve made, decide how you want to proceed. You have everything you need to get the life you want. Every challenge can be overcome and there are solutions and answers to every issue. Be confident and make a plan to move forward. Every dream is possible, and you can make them all yours.

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Winding Road

26 Feb

As we go about striving for the goals in our lives, each step takes us closer to where we want to go. Life is long and each day we discover something new we want to accomplish. It’s an ever-changing view that winds around again and again. Once we choose our next adventure, we can take the first step forward. The road may require many adjustments as we push through, and we may have to turn around a time or two. There will be few times when what we want is right in front of us and requires little thought or effort. Generally, we’ll have to plan and begin, take a turn, redirect, and plan again. Often, we can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and we’ll have to make the best guess possible until we get more information. The road we started on may turn out to be going in the wrong direction to get us there, and we may need to regroup and try another way. We can do anything we desire if we keep our eyes open and focused on where we’re headed. Every goal is possible and if we watch carefully, can adjust our trajectory with each step to ensure we find success. It won’t always be easy but it will always be possible. Nothing is out of reach. We can accomplish any goal we desire if we’re willing to do what is needed to reach it. We are powerful and capable, and can go anywhere and do anything. The lives we want the most are there for us and nothing can stop us from making our dreams come true.

Reaching our most desired goals will take effort. We can’t expect change to happen simply because we’ve decided that’s what we want. We must be willing to align our actions to enable us to move forward in the direction needed. It’s easy to keep doing what we’re doing but change will always require focused action and determination. It may seem awkward and difficult to modify our behaviors at first, but with practice and time we can make new patterns comfortable and forge the way ahead. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and with patience and persistence, we can do anything.

Some goals take a lot of effort and concentration. They may require us to make difficult modifications to our lives in order to achieve them. If we decide it’s too much work, we can always choose to let it go. But if the goal is important and we really want to achieve it, we have everything we need to succeed. We can take our time and process each step along the way until we feel confident. Every goal is possible and nothing can keep us from what we want the most.

Today if you’ve been pushing forward and the road has been complicated and long, and you’re beginning to question your decision, decide what you want the most. If the goal is still important, take another step forward. You can achieve anything you desire and have everything you need to reach success. All your dreams are possible and nothing can hold you down. Be confident and trust yourself. You can have the life you want. Take another step. Success is just ahead.

Changing Channels

27 Jul

Studies of the brain show that it takes very little energy for us to change our minds.  In fact, it’s miniscule.  It takes virtually no physical effort to do it, but the emotional or mental effort is another story.  When we’re in a situation we don’t like, when we’re uncomfortable and want to change, it seems like a simple solution – just change it.  But when others are involved, and there are feelings to consider, the solution becomes complicated.  If we want to change a situation or a relationship we’ve had for a while, we want to do it well.  Often no matter how we try to make that happen someone gets hurt, and it doesn’t go as smoothly as we may have hoped.

We are in charge of our lives and we get to decide what we do and don’t do.  If we need or want a change, we are entitled to it.  But usually just waiting for the change to happen doesn’t work.  We have to initiate it.  We have to do whatever is needed to facilitate it, and make it happen.  If others are involved, that may mean a difficult conversation that we may dread.  But we deserve the life we want the most.  We deserve to be on the path that’s best for us, even if it means leaving others behind.  If we take some time to plan, we can do our best to make the change as easy as possible for all concerned.

Sometimes the changes we want to make don’t involve other people, but situations in our lives that aren’t working.  We may want to move to another location because we aren’t happy where we are.  Or change careers to something more fulfilling.  Or we may want to get more involved in some activity we’ve been putting off.  It doesn’t matter what change we are seeking, they all require action.  If we want to change our lives we can do it.  We can change anything we really want to.  We just have to decide when we’re ready, and move forward.  Once we’ve determined to go forward differently, once we’ve had the conversations and made the plans, we can start again.  We can create a new situation where we’re happier.  Change is rarely comfortable, and sometimes not as easy as we’d like, but we can manage it.  We deserve whatever we need to be happy.

Today if you’ve been struggling with wanting a change in your life, whatever it is, begin now to do what is needed to make it happen.  Be confident.  You are in charge of your life, and you can determine what makes you happiest.  Today take the first step to turn things around.  Your life is precious and you deserve to have it your way.  It’s exciting to change things up.  It’s all there for you.  Don’t wait another minute to get to it.