Tag Archives: Failure

Big Red Line

31 Mar

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go and what we should do. We all have our own personal preferences about everything in our lives. We like some things over others, and pattern our lives in ways that enable us to do what we prefer. There are endless expressions and unlimited varieties all around us. When we want something, we can clearly define what it is, what it looks like, how we’ll get it and thousands of other parameters. If we’re looking for a companion, we can define the traits we like the most and try to find someone who fits them but it’s important not to draw the lines too severely. We can narrow the field all we like, but the more lines we draw and parameters we set, the smaller the group of possibilities will be. If we say we will only date people who are tall and have red hair, and refuse to even consider anyone else, we will eliminate a lot of other potential candidates. If we further add they must work in a specific field, make a defined amount of money, drive a certain type of car, and dress in ways we find attractive, we may specify ourselves right out of success. It’s good to know what we want, but if we keep our options open and allow a wide scope, we have a better chance at finding what we want. Sometimes the perfect situation is completely different than we imagined it would be. By keeping our minds open to all possibilities, we can achieve anything we desire. Every success is possible in every arena of our lives. We have what we need to find them, and with clarity and patience, we will reach them all.

When we’re facing a big decision and look at all the options before us, we may quickly discard some because we don’t like them, or they look too hard to manage. The first look at something can never tell us all the facts. New and uncharted roads may seem daunting at first, but if we take one step closer, and then another, we may find what looked impossible at first is within reach. Throwing ideas away before we find out what they have to offer may keep us from the best roads ahead. We are intelligent and highly capable. There isn’t anything we can’t understand and manage.

The past can never predict the future. If we’ve had a bad experience with something we might avoid anything that looks like it or reminds us of it as we move forward. Life isn’t a record that repeats over and over again. We need not limit anything because of a previous loss. One failure cannot keep us from success. It doesn’t matter what happened before, everything is still possible. Each day brings new opportunities for success, and with determination and focus, we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been drawing a big red line around things you will not do, think about expanding your vision. You are incredibly capable and powerful, and nothing is too difficult or complex for you to understand. Be open to new ideas, and courageously step forward. The world is full of possibilities and everything is on the table. Every success is there for you. Keep your eyes open and they will all be yours.

What’s Left

28 Jan

We all want to be successful in everything we do. We want to win and get to the prize, and many times that will be our experience. But nobody wins everything every time. We’ll all face moments when our fondest dream goes up in smoke and the goal we were seeking eludes us. If we are intensely invested in achieving the destination, we may suffer great disappointment if it slips from our fingers. We may feel devastated, ruined, and without hope. No matter how bad the situation is or how much we lose, there will always be something left we can use to start again. There will never be a time when absolutely everything is lost. Even if all our assets disappear, all our friends forsake us, and every road we desire is blocked, we will still be here. As long as we’re still breathing, we have enormous potential for success. There are unlimited ways ahead and endless destinations before us. If our initial plans fail, we can try again. If that doesn’t work, we can create another plan, and try again. We have endless chances for success, and already possess all the courage and wisdom we need to reach any goal. The only time failure is permanent is if we quit. If we keep going and moving forward, everything is possible. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place forever. By looking at all the options available, deciding what we want the most, and then taking the first step toward it, we will prevail. The whole world is there for us, and nothing is out of reach.

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next. We can’t see beyond the moment we’re in and may be surprised by an unexpected development. If we’re determined to forge ahead, clinging to our original plan, we might be able to push through. If that isn’t possible, we can be flexible enough to adjust our trajectory and change direction until we find what works. There is never only one way to get to a goal. We are intelligent and can figure out any complication, overcome any problem, and achieve the goal.

If our plan doesn’t work out, those near us may suggest we give up. They may say it’s too difficult, and tell us to be content where we are. We can quit anything at any time, but if we quit when trouble arises, we’ll never have the lives we desire. If the goal is important, we can learn everything from what’s happened, and start again. Our lives are ours to design and we don’t need agreement from those around us to do anything we want. We can be confident and trust ourselves to make a new plan, and step forward sure of success.

Today if everything has gone wrong and your plans have failed, decide how you want to proceed. The past does not predict the future. You are smart and wise, and know what you want. Make a new plan and start again. Every destination is there for you, every goal is possible, and with determination and focus, you will make them yours.

Grasping Straws

27 Jul

We go through countless different experiences as we navigate through our lives. When things are going well, it seems we can do no wrong, and every answer shows up the moment we need it. But life is complex and we’ll never get a paved road that lasts forever. Things will change, our circumstances will alter and we may take a dive we didn’t plan. If a lot is going wrong and it seems that nothing helps, we may become desperate and start grasping for anything that might work. When we’re under water and miserable we may not be thinking clearly and even the most outlandish, ridiculous schemes may start to seem possible. We may choose something we would never consider if we were on more solid ground and our vision was clearer. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures, but decisions made in panic without thought will rarely work out the way we want them to. Every decision will bring a result and once we choose the first step on any path, we are also choosing the last. Where we end up may be eons away from where we want to go. We will all face difficult, hard, challenging, desperate moments and what we do while we’re in the mire will determine what comes next. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we will always have the resources we need to choose our next steps wisely. We may be under pressure to move, but we can take the time necessary to see everything clearly and decide which way is best moving forward. If we make a bad choice we aren’t doomed forever. We can simply look at what hasn’t worked and then look again and correct our course. Even when everything is upside down, success will be possible. We are stronger and more intelligent than we think we are and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will always be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them and reach success.

Nobody is perfect and we will all fail at some point. It might just be a wrong turn, or we may be completely turned around, backwards and upside down. Continuing on the same course when it’s obviously not working won’t fix the situation. Some things work themselves out over time, but those instances are rare. If we find we’re going in the wrong direction or have made a bad choice, we can stop where we are and see the entire situation objectively. There are endless roads to every destination and we can change direction at any time, and reroute the way forward.

Some people like to hold grudges and remind us when we’ve faltered in the past. They may believe that since we failed once we’re doomed to fail again, but the past can never predict the future. It doesn’t matter if we took a wrong turn before, or if we’ve tried several times and still haven’t found the right answer. The way ahead is there for us and if we persist and continue forward, we will find it. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We already have everything we need to succeed and we will reach them all.

Today if everything has gone wrong and there are walls blocking your path, trust yourself. All the answers are there for you. Stand firm and be confident. You are intelligent and wise, and will find the way forward. Every success is already there for you. Focus on the goal ahead, and step forward with clarity and patience. You are amazing and capable, and will reach every destination you desire.

Not Yet

27 Apr

Life is unpredictable and nobody knows how long they’ll be here before their ticket comes up and they check out. For most of us, life is long, and if we’re focused, there will be enough time to accomplish many of the goals we want. We can choose the destinations we desire, and then proceed toward them. However, if we flounder around, procrastinate, or just sit and let others pull us along, we’ll never achieve the things we desire no matter how much time we have. Years will come and go, and we’ll still be in the same place doing the same things. Nothing is beyond our reach and once we decide what we want, we can make a plan to get it, and then step forward and do what is necessary to succeed. If we’re determined and keep our eyes on the prize, nothing can keep us from success. Some things will come easily, but the big dreams and destinations will take effort and time – sometimes a lot of effort and time. If we’ve been pushing forward for seemingly forever, and our progress is slow, we may begin to feel it’s hopeless – we’ll never get there. Some things may elude us because they are not available right now due to situations out of our control. If we can’t advance, we can set the goal aside, and move on to something else. The destination will remain, and when things change and the road ahead opens, we can start again. Just because we haven’t yet reached the prize doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Timing is important and setting something down for now and moving onto something else isn’t giving up on the dream. We know what we want and can design our lives in ways to reach success. Every single dream is possible, and with wisdom and clarity, we will make them ours.

Failure is a natural part of life. It’s a learning process that shows us what doesn’t work and helps us change direction when we need to. Losing round one doesn’t mean we’ve lost the game. Failure isn’t the end of the journey but is actually success that hasn’t happened yet. We can take everything we’ve learned so far and choose the best way forward. Nothing can hold us in place forever, and we already possess everything necessary to accomplish anything. We can be confident and sure as we move closer to the goal, and trust that we’ll gain the prize.

It’s hard to be patient when we’re eager to reach a goal. We want to get to the end, and we want to get there now. Few roads are paved and clear for the entire trip, and we’ll likely run into issues, complications and snags that tangle us up and keep us from advancing. But every problem has a solution and we are intelligent enough to find all the answers we need. We are more capable and powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’ve been on a long, difficult road, and the goal is still far in the distance, decide how you want to proceed. You can stay the course or move onto something else until things change. Be open and look at everything clearly. All the answers are there for you and you will find them. Every success is possible, every dream is waiting, and you will reach them all.

The Storm

22 Feb

Life is full of surprises and we may find ourselves in situations we don’t imagine will ever happen. Everything may change suddenly, and we may get disoriented trying to figure out what’s going on. At some point we’ll all face adversity. Storms will come, the sky will darken, the wind will blow, and rain will pelt us. It’s not easy to face difficult challenges, and during the turmoil, we may feel overcome and certain we’ll never survive. But we get through one day, and we’re still here. Then we get through the next, and before we realize it, the road ahead is clear. When we’re under water trying to find our way, it may seem everything is frozen in place, but the world continues on. Nothing stops just because we’re struggling. We might be stuck for a time, but others will continue to move ahead, and the earth will continue to turn. When we’re finally on the other side of the trial, we might discover that everything around us has changed. Before we step forward and continue, we can stop and take the time we need to get a good look at everything before us. Things may be different, but we are still capable and strong. We still know what we want and have everything we need to succeed. Trouble isn’t easy to get through, but it teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. We can take everything we’ve learned forward with us and use our new skills to forge the way ahead. Life isn’t always easy, but we will always have what we need to get through anything that comes. We are more powerful than we may realize, and nothing can hold us in place forever. Every road will be there for us, and we can go anywhere we desire. By trusting ourselves and having faith in our ability to overcome, we will prevail and reach the prize. We can do anything and accomplish any goal. Nothing is out of reach, and we will win.

It’s great to have friends and companions who support us and encourage us when things go wrong and we’re facing hard times. They can hold us up when we feel we can’t continue and give us comfort when the road gets difficult. Those who love us will be there when we need them, but they may not agree with how we want to proceed. They may tell us to go in a different direction or manage things in a different way. We can certainly take any advice that’s offered, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We will always know what’s best for us and can find the road we desire most.

There may be times when trouble comes, and we must stand alone. Help is always welcome, but if it’s not forthcoming, we are not destined to fail. New situations and experiences can be unsettling, and when they come with unforeseen and hard complications, it can be hard to figure out our next steps. But we are intelligent and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. We can look at all the options possible and choose the best road ahead.

Today if you’re struggling to get through a difficult situation and aren’t sure how you’ll survive, trust yourself. You are wiser and more capable than you may realize. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.