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Staying In

28 Jun

Life is full of opportunities and options. We can do anything we like, and can focus on what we want the most. Nobody gets everything for free, and our goals won’t come to us without effort. We must work for what we want and pave our own roads forward. Sometimes things will go well and we’ll advance and move ahead without much discomfort. Other times we may face serious complications. If the road is complex and difficult, we may take a wrong turn and go a long way in the wrong direction before we realize it. Once we discover the error, we can do what is necessary to correct our course, and continue on. Cross country races are hard to run. There are lots of obstacles that may get in the way, hills to climb, roads to cross and dozens of things may go wrong. We might twist our ankle on a pothole, or fall and scrape the skin off our legs. As we stand bloody, and wounded, we might consider stopping. It may feel the race is harder than we can manage. But no matter what has happened or what lies ahead, we will have the reserves we need to succeed. We can stand back up, wipe the sweat and muck away, and push ahead. Falling doesn’t end the journey. If we fall again, we can rise once more. Others may pass us and we may lag behind, but we don’t have to be first across the finish line to accomplish the goal. There is only failure if we quit. If we stay in the race we will get to the destination and reach success. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. Some things will be easy, but others will test us, and push us to our limits. If we keep our eyes focused on the goal, nothing will prevent us from reaching it. The whole world is there for us and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We already have all the courage and wisdom we need to go anywhere and do anything. By trusting ourselves, and continuing forward no matter what happens, we will succeed.

Everyone has their own ideas about how they think life should go. We may make plans to accomplish something that’s important to us, only to discover that accomplishing it will take far more time and effort than we imagined in the beginning. We can always change our plans if we don’t want to go through what is required to get to the goal, but if it’s important and we want it, it doesn’t matter how hard it will be to achieve it. We can set our focus on the road ahead and begin. When complications arise, we can find our way through them. If problems come up, we will solve them. We are capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Our lives are ours to design. If we want to take the easy road, and just accept what comes our way, we can. We can just follow along and sit in the back seat. But if we want the lives we dream of, we can make a plan to achieve what we want the most, and push ahead until we reach it. Our personal happiness is our own responsibility. The world isn’t going to create the perfect life for us, but with persistence and attention, we can create it for ourselves.

Today if the road is long and rocky, and you’ve fallen and aren’t sure you can succeed, decide what you want the most. You are more powerful than you think you are, and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong and step ahead. Every dream is there for you, and you will make them yours.

From Behind

12 Feb

We have millions of different experiences as we go through our lives. Each one teaches us something that we take forward with us. When we learn something valuable, it enriches us and helps us move ahead with increased confidence. But not every experience is positive, and there will be times when things go wrong, and we get hurt. We can heal from anything that happens, but the memory of the experience will remain. Our personalities and identity reflect everything we’ve seen and learned as we’ve progressed through our lives. As we move forward, we carry everything that’s happened so far with us. If we’ve been through serious and devastating trials, or if we’ve been deeply hurt, the echoes of those memories will stay with us and when we least expect it, may surface and come up from behind to color our decisions moving forward. The past can never predict the future but may influence the decisions we make moving ahead. Bad memories may rise and make us doubt ourselves or the situation we’re in. If we’re afraid of repeating an old mistake, or getting tangled up all over again, we may decide to stay in place instead of stepping forward. We can do anything we like but standing in place will never move us ahead. What’s passed is over and can never be changed, and has no control over what we do or where we go. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We are strong and capable, and can be confident and sure we will succeed. Every single dream is possible, and we will make them ours.

There are lots of people around us who may offer their opinions and advice, whether we ask for them or not. If they’ve seen us stumble in the past, they may tell us we cannot accomplish something we’re striving for. We can listen to any advice we’re given, but we don’t need permission or agreement to live our lives any way we choose. We know where we want to go and can find the answers and tools we need to get there. Our futures are determined by the choices we make, and we can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing can hold us in place when we’re ready to move, and we will succeed.

It’s hard to carry heavy boxes a long way. They are cumbersome and difficult, and slow us down. Carrying around past disappointments may restrict us and prevent us from reaching our most desired goals. Mistakes of the past are not like tattoos. They don’t mark us permanently and have no power over our futures. Falling down hurts, but we can learn by what went wrong, and take that information with us, leaving the pain behind. By honoring everything we’ve experienced and learning all we can, we can move ahead with confidence and increased clarity. The whole world is there for us, and we will prevail.

Today if you’re struggling because of something that happened before, stop, and decide what you want. Let go of the disappointments from the past and focus on the road ahead. Your future is yours to design. Nothing can keep you from success, and every dream is waiting for you.

What We Can’t See

12 May

Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and may be astonished by what comes our way. We move forward toward the goals we want to accomplish, and we hope things will go well and there won’t be any hang-ups. Sometimes, we may get to the destination unscathed and happy. But other times things go awry, stuff gets in the way, and we have to back track or even stop for a time. It’s frustrating and if it happens frequently, we may start to doubt our ability to succeed. We may begin to think we’re doomed, that what we can’t see will be disastrous, and every possible complication will happen to keep us from success. We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to know what’s around the next bend. Just because we can’t see what lies ahead, doesn’t mean it’s going to be awful. It may just be wonderful. Some surprises pave the road for us, and benefit us in amazing ways. Not every unknown is bad. The past never predicts the future, and just because things didn’t work out for us in the past doesn’t mean they won’t work out for us ahead. When we’ve had a long run of problems and it seems there is no end of trouble, we may think there’s a stationary black cloud over us and there’s no way to win. Nothing in life is permanent and change is constant. Whatever is happening now is going to change. We can trust that we’ll find our way and the road ahead will clear. Every option is available to us and we have everything we need to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident we’ll prevail and look ahead toward success.

Sometimes it seems like life goes in cycles. Everything moves along fine for a while, and then, bam, it all falls apart and we must face a period of struggle. We only have control over our own decisions, and there are countless others all around us making choices that may impact our plans and keep us from moving forward. We don’t know what we don’t know, and may suddenly face a huge roadblock that holds us in place. It’s not comfortable to stand still when we want to move, but we are intelligent and capable, and can find a way through. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down indefinitely, and no matter what complications arise, we will prevail.

It’s easy to be happy when our plans are working out and we’re moving ahead without any resistance. However, those moments are few and far between. Many times, there will be some push back and problems along the way. There are endless roads to travel, but few of them are smooth and paved. We may have to travel over rocks and ditches, and stumble across endless diversions. Our goals and dreams are important, and if we want them, we can find a way to get them. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined and focused. We already possess everything we need to create the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Today of you’re struggling to get ahead, and it seems the problems are endless, hang on. The very next turn may take you straight to your goal. There are blessings waiting for you on the road ahead. You can’t see them yet, but every success is there for you. Be strong and keep going. Every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

Hear What I Say

10 Feb

We communicate constantly in many different ways. Although most of our communication is non-verbal, what we say counts a lot. Good communication skills can open many doors for us and when we’re open and state exactly what we want and how we feel, those around us will understand us more clearly. What we say not only communicates to those around us, but has a great impact on us as well. If we’re feeling awful and express that, our words may reinforce our feelings. Each time we tell others or ourselves out loud how badly we feel, we are listening. Our verbal expressions tell us again what’s going on. If we continually talk about how awful things are, or that we’ll never get through whatever is happening, we are teaching ourselves to believe it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about our feelings – we should – but we need to remember that each negative statement not only communicates how we feel to others, but tells us as well. We hear everything we say. Repetition secures our memory, and if what we’re learning is we’re unhappy, we won’t likely forget it. Nobody lives in nirvana and there will be times when our lives don’t go the way we want them to. Bad things will happen and we will struggle. As we’re navigating through a hard time, we can pay attention to the messages we give ourselves and remember how strong and capable we are. We can trust ourselves to overcome whatever we’re facing and find peace and happiness once again. If we say things that boost us up, the road will be easier. There isn’t anything we can’t handle. We can be confident and clear that no matter where the road goes, we will prevail.

How we phrase our concerns can have an impact on how they affect us. When we’re facing a difficult challenge, we can say we’ll never manage it and it’s impossible. Telling ourselves we can’t handle a situation may construct roadblocks ahead and keep us from finding solutions. It’s impossible to look for answers when we’re focused on failing. No matter how hard the issue is, we are smart enough to figure it out. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and we have all the tools we need to do anything.

Even when things are going wrong, we can have faith in our abilities and the future ahead. Terrible things may happen, we might fall down, and everything we thought was real may disintegrate. But we will still be here and nothing can hold us in place forever. The sky is never going to fall. Darkness will lift, and the sun will rise again. We are incredibly capable and nothing can keep us from success. We already have everything we need to do anything we desire. Every dream is possible and with determination and focus, we will make them ours.

Today if you’re facing a very hard challenge and feel overwhelmed, remember how many obstacles you’ve already conquered. Remind yourself that you are powerful and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Stand strong and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and can accomplish incredible things. Be confident and trust yourself. Nothing can hold you down, and you will succeed.

Shake it Off

4 Oct

Everyone makes mistakes. We all want to succeed but even when we try to choose the best road ahead, sometimes we falter. There may be moments we don’t have access to all the information necessary to make the best choice, and things spiral out of control. We may be criticized when the bottom falls out, we may be called names and ridiculed, and we may feel horrible. It’s easy to identify wrong turns on the other side of the road but when we’re headed into them, it can be hard to see what’s coming. A misstep isn’t the end of the world and it’s certainly not the end of us. If we’ve fallen down, we can get right back up. We can learn everything possible from the experience, and then let it go. There are endless chances to start again. We haven’t used up all our chips no matter how bad the situation becomes. There is no problem without a solution and we can amend any situation and turn it around again. Mistakes will happen, but we are smart and capable, and can shake them off and find our way. Every experience, even the bad ones, teach us something of value. We can take what we’ve learned forward to help us move ahead and accomplish our goals. Our lives are important and we are valuable. Nothing can replace us or take our place. We have so much to offer, and when we stumble, we can right ourselves and keep going. Every goal is possible and success is always there, waiting for us. We can be confident and sure we will reach it.

We may be fooled and lied to by someone who is dishonest, and get badly hurt. They make take advantage of us, use us for their own advancement, destroy our plans, cheat and steal, and do all kinds of things that bring serious conflict and disharmony into our lives. We may wonder how we believed them when the truth comes out, but we never have to stay in any situation permanently. We can step away and turn in a new direction at any time. Our lives are always in our control and we deserve complete happiness. We can modify the way forward, disconnect from anyone trying to hold us back, and continue with confidence.

When our plans don’t work out and we realize we’ve made a big mistake and are headed in the wrong direction, we may feel stupid and foolish. Looking back, everything may be clear and obvious, but things were different at the start. We can only use the facts we have at the beginning, and sometimes they are incomplete or misleading. Taking a wrong turn does not define us. What defines us is our ability to continue moving forward no matter what happens. We know what we want and we can be determined and focused, and reach every goal we desire.

Today if you’ve made a mistake and feel you should have known better, remember you are wise and intelligent. You would never choose the wrong road on purpose. Each decision can be modified and you can correct your course. Every road is there for you and you will find the way. Be confident and stand strong. Learn all you can and start again. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Every success is possible, and you will reach your goal.