Tag Archives: Endure

Another Mile

28 Oct

We can accomplish anything we like in life, and with determination and focus, can make many dreams come true. If the goals we seek are easy to attain, we may find quick success and feel good about our accomplishments. But there are some destinations that take a lot of work and time to reach. They may require much preparation, and we might need to learn new skills and obtain greater understanding to move toward them. Everything is possible, but not everything will come easily. If the road we’ve been on has been long and difficult, and we’ve had to stretch in ways that are hard and unanticipated, if may be tough to keep going. Another mile forward may seem impossible and we might begin to doubt we’ll succeed. It takes strength and fortitude to continue when we’re tired, and courage to keep going when we aren’t sure what lies ahead. Big successes often demand big sacrifices. Do we want the goal enough to make them? Are we willing to tug and pull and stretch just a little longer? Can we trust ourselves to reach the prize? If we really want to get to the destination, we must be stalwart in our conviction that we will succeed. If the goal is important, it doesn’t matter how hard the journey is to reach it. We will always have enough to continue forward. Our lives are ours to design. We can take it easy and glide around on the simple paths. Or we can set our eyes on the goals we desire most, and do what is needed to make them ours. Every single dream is there for us. Nothing is too difficult or too far to reach. We can trust that we have everything we need to gain success, and be confident we will prevail.

We’re all individuals and have our own perspectives and ideas about what we should do and where we should go. Those around us may agree or have a completed different viewpoint. If they think our plans are too ambitious or difficult, they may try to convince us to choose something easier. We can take any advice we like, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Our decisions are ours to make and we don’t need agreement or permission to proceed. We can do anything and go anywhere, and reach any goal we desire.

Nobody has endless energy. If we’ve been working hard toward something for a long time, it’s likely we’ll get tired. There is no rush to reach our goals. We can take a break and step back for a while to re-evaluate what we want to do, and decide how to proceed. Standing still gives us time to see how far we’ve come, and helps us look ahead to the possibilities before us. We are intelligent and capable, and nothing is so complex we can’t unravel it. Every destination is available, and with determination and focus, we will reach them all.

Today if you’ve been working hard toward a goal you want to achieve, and the road is still long before you, remember how strong and powerful you are. If you need a break, step back and stand still. All the answers are already there for you. Decide how you want to proceed, and begin again. Nothing can keep you from any destination you desire. You have everything you need to succeed, and you will win.

Preparing to Win

10 Jun

There are endless things we can accomplish and unlimited places to go, and we can do anything we like. Everything is possible and knowing what we want is always the first step. There will always be many options possible, and it’s up to us to determine where we’ll go and how we’ll spend our time. Everyone wants to succeed and no matter what’s going on, we all want to win. But wanting to win alone will never take us to the prize. If we really want to get there, we must prepare to win. What that entails will be different for every goal we want to achieve. We may have to change our schedules or location to accommodate what must be done. We may have to alter behavior traits and set up routines to which we’re unaccustomed. Most accomplishments will require that we change something, and it may be easy or uncomfortable and difficult. How much we want the goal will determine what we’re willing to do to reach it. If it requires a lot and the price is more than we’re willing to give, we can set the goal aside and focus on something else. We can always return to it again if we decide we’re ready to try. Whatever we want to do is possible, but nothing will come simply because we desire it. We will never achieve our goals if we don’t do what is necessary to get there. Our lives are ours to design. We’re responsible for our own happiness. We can reach any destination we want and find complete satisfaction. Nothing is out of reach and with planning and determination, we will win.

Marathon races are big events. Lots of people participate and there are many people who come to watch and cheer the runners on. Often the atmosphere at the finish line is very festive and exciting. We might go to one and get caught up in the excitement, and decide we want to run in a marathon race. Lots of people do it, how hard could it be? We may buy great running shoes and good exercise clothes to prepare, but if we don’t get out on the road and actually start running and condition ourselves for the race, there is no way we could ever win. Every goal we want to accomplish is the same way. If we want to win, we must define what we need to do, and then do it.

When we’re on a road trip, we really appreciate good pavement. It makes the trip smoother, and easier to endure. Preparing effectively to reach a goal is like laying down a clear, smooth path that will help us move forward and ensure our success. Preparation is always the most important key to success. We may have all the enthusiasm possible and be highly interested in the goal, but if we don’t pave the way to get there, we won’t succeed. We already know what we want, and we have everything we need to get there.

Today if there’s a big goal you want to achieve, start preparing the way forward and move ahead with confidence. You have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish anything. Plan your steps carefully and prepare to win. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success.

Crucible

22 Jun

Each of us faces many challenges as we go through our lives.  We learn to overcome difficulty with practice and gain strength by pushing hard against trials that test and define us.  We may experience a severe complication that makes us question our ability to overcome and knocks us completely down.  We may lose everything we thought was real and have to face a brand new reality – one we may never have planned on and don’t want.  When everything blows up and we’re standing bereft and shaken it may seem impossible that anything will ever be right again.  The crucible is upon us and we must face it alone.  We will each face a moment when everything changes and our lives hang in the balance.  What we do from that moment forward will define the life we have.  If we allow the situation to utterly crush us and give up, surrendering to the pain and refusing to get up again, our lives will in essence stop at the moment of impact.  Nothing will change and we’ll be stuck in sorrow and pain forever.  But if we are determined to continue ahead we can pull from deep inside and garner all the strength and wisdom we possess.  Trouble will come and at some point we may be overwhelmed.  We can give up and lie down or we can stand strong against the wind and push forward despite the struggle.  Our lives are always in our control.  Even against terrific odds and intense distress, success is possible.  We always have everything we need to keep going no matter what has happened.  We can trust in ourselves to correct our course and find the way forward.

Sometimes the very thing we think we could never endure happens to us and suddenly we are faced with our worst nightmare.  There is never any way to turn back the clock to prevent a disaster or prepare for its arrival.  We have to take things as they come and when bad things happen it may be extremely difficult to keep going.  We may be stunned and shocked, unable to move or even think as we try to figure out what to do.  There is no way to control most of what happens in our lives but we have what we need to get through whatever comes and find our way again.  We are strong and possess everything necessary to solve any situation and continue forward.

We may face something so encompassing it changes our circumstances from that point forward.  What was possible before is no longer an option and we must recreate the road ahead.  When everything around us changes and nothing is familiar we may lose our confidence not sure of what’s happening or where to go.  If we step back and look at everything objectively and see the entire situation openly we will find the answers we need to begin again.  Starting over brings new blessings and lessons that help us in the journey ahead.  We can do anything.  We are powerful and capable and nothing, nothing can hold us down.

Today if you’re facing a serious trial and have no idea what to do, remember all the times you’ve faced trouble before and prevailed.  You are mighty and powerful and nothing is too strong for you to overcome.  Be courageous and confident.  You have everything you need to find your way.  Success is there for you and you will reach it.

Hopeless

5 Mar

There are times in everyone’s life when we’ve wanted something badly and no matter what we’ve done or how we’ve tried, haven’t been able to achieve it. Maybe it’s taken a long time – years even – and still we feel no closer to the goal than when we started. We think about giving up but we want the dream and can’t imagine not succeeding. And so we continue. If we reach a point where we feel hopeless that we’ll ever get to the end of the road, we can feel like we’ve failed. But if we don’t want to stop trying, we can think about the situation a little differently. If we feel hopeless, we may need to stop for a moment and look at the situation objectively, and think about what we really want going forward. If we feel we’ve given all we can and need to stop pushing for now, we can do that. We can take a break from the struggle. We can rethink how we want to go forward. If we want to, we can decide to set the goal aside for a time and revisit it later when our perspective is fresh, and our lives are in a different place. Sometimes it’s all about timing. If we stop for a while, and do other things we may find a new way that will move us forward.

When we’re pushing hard for something, sometimes we lose our focus on everything else around us. We can no longer see the forest for all the trees in our way. It’s easy to get tunnel vision when we want something badly but seeing only the goal we’re seeking can keep us from seeing things around us that can move us closer to it. There may be someone standing right next to us with the answers we need but if we’re only looking ahead and not paying attention, they may walk right past us without us saying a word. There is nothing wrong with focusing on a goal, and we need to keep our eyes on where we want to go if we hope to get there. But while we’re looking forward, it’s important to look around as well. There are answers all around us. If we look up from time to time and engage those near us we may find exactly what we’re seeking.

It’s hard to be patient when we want something very badly. It’s hard to wait, and search, and press forward every day. After a time all the struggle and striving can take its toll on us. If we remember why we want to get to the goal and what it will mean to us when we achieve it, we can endure whatever comes. As we move forward we’re learning new things, and finding our way. If we need to, we can take time out to regroup, restore, or rethink. We don’t have to accomplish everything at once. We can get there taking it one step at a time. If we need to step away for a while, we can. There is nothing wrong with taking a break and sometimes a little distance can open our eyes to new direction. If we want to keep pressing forward, we can do that too. It’s all up to us and we can do whatever works best. Everyone does things their own way and whatever works best for us is perfect. It doesn’t matter if it looks different than someone else’s model, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes. The important thing is doing what we want to do most.

Today if you’ve been working hard to achieve something and you feel overwhelmed or hopeless because you haven’t gotten to the goal, perhaps it’s time to take a break. You’ve come a long way already, and if you step back your vision may clear. When you start again you won’t have lost any ground. You have everything you need to win. You know what you want. You have more courage than you realize. There is nothing that will prevent you from succeeding. Nothing will stop you.