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Falling Forward

3 Feb

We can do anything as we navigate through our lives. There will always be chances to try something new, and expand our horizons. The world is huge and the opportunities around us are limitless, but we must decide what we want, and what we’ll do. If we’re comfortable where we are, and are afraid of change or concerned about failure, we may stay in place and do the same things indefinitely. But doing the same things will never bring us anything new that refreshes, moves us forward, or brings new horizons into focus. It’s easy to remain in our routine and keep our lives small, but our dreams can only come true if we step out of our comfort zone and push toward them. There is risk in everything, and if we try something new we might fail. But if we do, we won’t fall back to where we were, but will fall forward. We’ll gain new insight and experiences and take them ahead with us. Falling forward, unafraid of failure, will bring us great enrichment and expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. If we allow the fear of failure to control our decisions, we will never be able to reach our most desired goals. There is greatness inside all of us, and we are capable of achieving more than we imagine. By courageously stepping into the unknown, and taking a chance on something new, our lives will be enriched and no matter the outcome, our outlook will be expanded and we’ll have more knowledge and experience. Every blessing is possible, and if we trust ourselves to move toward something new, we may discover unexpected benefits. The whole world is there for us and every destination awaits. We can have the lives we dream of, reach every goal, and realize every dream.

The traditions of our families and cultures are very powerful. If things have been done a certain way for a long time, and we want something different, we may face opposition. There may be pressure to go along and not rock the boat. We can certainly comply with any suggestions, keep our heads down, and simply follow along. But following someone else’s path will never take us where we want to go. Our lives are important, and we can design them any way we like, even if they are different than those around us. Our uniqueness brings great depth and richness to the world, and by honoring what we really want, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness.

Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. Just because we can’t read the future or see what lies around the next corner, that doesn’t mean we can’t handle it. Stepping into foreign territory may be unsettling, but it will only be foreign at the beginning. As we move forward, we will make the journey ours. We have all the wisdom and courage needed to move toward any goal we desire, and can reach every success.

Today if you want something new but are afraid of reaching for it, remember how capable and strong you are. Nothing is too hard or too complicated for you to figure out. Decide what you want the most, and begin moving forward. Your life is yours to design, and everything is possible. Be confident and start now. There is greatness in you, and you will win.

Screen Door

10 Jan

Everyone wants an easy life with few complications and problems. We can try to make decisions that will prevent things from going wrong and try to manipulate our lives so we don’t get tangled up in situations we don’t want. We can avoid heights to prevent falling, wear gloves to avoid germs, be more cautious in every activity to try to dodge any possible pain and suffering, and do everything we can think of to control what happens next. We can do everything possible to stay within the lines, and still, even with all our doings, life is going to happen. We can control what we do, but that’s where it ends. We have no control over anything else. The rain is going to fall, things will go wrong, and we’re going to get enmeshed in trouble from time to time. It’s the nature of life. Trying to control our future or stop anything we can’t control is like trying to hold back a flood with a screen door. Doors are designed to keep things out or keep things in, but a screen door will never hold back a flood. The water will come rushing through even if we lock it tight and lean against it. Nobody gets a charmed life with only sunshine and paved roads. We’re all going to face challenges, trials, problems, crap we never imagined and countless other annoying and difficult situations. We may suffer greatly, get our hearts crushed, and feel completely destroyed. Hard times may come but no matter what happens, we will survive. We may have to stop for a time to find our way through, but there isn’t anything strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely. By trusting ourselves, making good decisions, and standing with confidence, we can unravel any issue and find resolution. All our dreams are possible, and we have everything we need to reach every destination. Complete success is there for us, and we will make it ours.

It might seem that if we keep our lives small, do the same things every day and don’t try anything new, we’ll be protected from problems and trouble. Avoiding risks may keep us from getting hurt in some ways, but if we never take a chance on something new, we’ll never know what we’re capable of accomplishing. Doing the same things will only take us to the same places. The whole world is there for us and every possibility awaits. We are stronger and more capable than we imagine and can reach anything we desire.

Traveling a new road can be daunting. We don’t know what lies around the next bend or when the road will turn. It can be unsettling to step into the unknown, but foreign territory is only foreign until we make it ours. As we take each step forward, the way ahead will open and we’ll see more. If we keep going, our courage will increase and we’ll overcome every obstacle with confidence and clarity. We have so much to offer, and there is so much we can do. We can step forward, sure of success, and as we conquer one road after another, we’ll find great excitement and satisfaction.

Today if you’ve been trying to keep everything in line and controlled, remember how strong and powerful you are. Nothing will come that you cannot manage. You are amazing and stronger than you imagine. Be confident and step forward with courage. Every destination is there for you, and you will reach them all.

Change of Address

10 Dec

The world is a big place and there are unlimited destinations to visit.  No matter where we are or what’s going on, we can go anywhere at any time.  Moving to a new location and starting over is a big change. Everything will be different, the roads, the stores, the people, and it will take some time to find our way around.  Just like moving to a new location, there may be times in our lives when we want to change our personal circumstance.  We want something different, a new situation where we can let go of the past and start anew.  Maybe we’ve suffered a painful breakup and continuing with the same patterns is too difficult, maybe our careers have taken a turn and it’s time to re-evaluate the way forward.  There are endless things that may happen that may prompt us to regroup and restart.  If we aren’t planning to move our physical location, we can initiate changes in our personal connections that will help us turn the corner toward something new.  Our families are ours no matter what has happened, but if our relationships are difficult or stressful, we can alter the way we interact with them.  If our patterns with friends or associates are holding us back, we can change our connections with them and move in a different direction.  Nothing is off the table.  By taking the time to decide what we want the most and where we most want to be, we can move forward in ways that will pave the road ahead and help us reach success.  Every destination, every goal, and every dream are possible.  We know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.  We just need to begin.

Routines and patterns make our lives easy.  When we do the same things day after day, we may find we don’t even have to think as we move forward.  We know pretty much what to expect and what will happen.  There’s nothing wrong with a repetitive, predictable life.  We can keep doing the same things for as long as we like, but doing the same things will never bring us something new.  If we want to experience something different, we have to do something different.  We can step away from what is comfortable and reach further toward the goals we most want to achieve.  Once we decide what we want, we can design our lives in ways that move us closer to the goal.

The first step toward a new life is the hardest.  When we venture into unknown territory, we don’t know what will happen or what’s around the next curve.  One step leads to another and as we continue forward we’ll discover more about ourselves and the world around us, and open up new challenges that will enrich and embellish our lives.  As we stretch and reach further, new doors will open and we will gain more confidence.  There is no need to stay in a corner when the whole world is there for us.  We can do anything and go anywhere, and have the lives we desire most. 

Today if you want something new but haven’t begun the journey, be confident and trust yourself. You are capable of far more than you realize, and nothing is out of reach.  Decide what you want the most, and take the first step forward.  Then take another, and soon you’ll reach success.  You are amazing and powerful, and every destination is there for you.  Nothing can hold you in place and you will prevail.

Impossible

3 Feb

There are unlimited possibilities in life. We can do anything we want, go anywhere we desire and accomplish endless goals. We are strong and capable, and with focus and determination, there are few things we can’t do. If we don’t have the skills we need, we can get them. If we need more information, we can find it. There isn’t anything too hard or too far away for us to reach. But life is complicated and there may be times when our confidence suffers, and we feel anxious and unsure. The cause for our unsettled feelings may be obvious or obscure. Maybe we’ve moved to a new location and feel lost because we haven’t figured out where everything is yet. Or our lives have taken an unexpected turn that has brought difficulty and stress. If we know what’s causing the discomfort, we may be able to address the issue and find some resolution. However, the reasons for our distress may be hard to pinpoint. When we feel uncertain and unsure, we may be convinced that doing some things is impossible. They are too hard to process, too complex to manage, and just more than we can face. We can’t be confident and unsure at the same time, and whichever emotion is strongest at any given moment, will prevail. How can we find our confidence again? Although we may feel invisible and unsure, our courage is still there within us. It may be lying dormant because of a stressful situation, but it is ready to rise and assist us at any moment. We need only trust ourselves, believe we can succeed, and reach deep to pull it forward. No matter what’s happened or where we are, our determination has not left us. We are still here, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. We can stand strong, and look forward convinced we will prevail.

If we’re intimidated by a situation, instead of processing and managing it, we may think about running in the opposite direction and letting someone else handle it. Running away has its benefits – we don’t have to face the challenge, and we can hide. But there is no return on investment from abandoning the ship. We will gain nothing to carry forward with us. We are wise enough to figure out any problem or complication that comes, and strong enough to endure to the end and find resolution. By trusting ourselves, we will overcome any obstacle and reach success.

The first step into unknown territory is often the hardest. We don’t know what to expect, and may fear what could happen. But the first step leads to the next, and if we continue we may find nothing was as difficult as we anticipated. We are highly capable and can manage anything we must. There will always be a way forward, and with patience and focus, we’ll find it.

Today if the situation around you is difficult and you are unsure how to proceed, trust yourself. You have already overcome many hard challenges and there isn’t anything you can’t manage. You are amazing and powerful, and will find every answer. The whole world is there for you, and your dreams are waiting. Step forward with strength and confidence, and you will make them yours.

Coming Back

1 Feb

When we think about a perfect life, we may imagine an existence filled with ease and pleasure where nothing goes wrong, and we are continually happy. It’s a nice dream and there are times when we all wish things were easier and we didn’t have to struggle. Life is our testing ground and teacher, and it isn’t always easy. It’s filled with experiences and challenges that may be very difficult and sometimes feel like they’ll break us. People make decisions that hurt us, our plans fall through, our hearts get broken, and we fall down. When we’re going through an extremely difficult time, and feel overwhelmed and broken, it’s can be hard to see how we’ll get through, much less prevail. We may feel beset by trouble and wonder why it’s happening to us. Although we may feel singled out, everyone suffers at some point. Nobody always gets a paved road ahead. There are obstacles and trials for us all. How we get through them defines where we go and what happens next. We don’t need to hide or run for cover. We already have everything we need inside us to get through anything we must. If we’re facing serious difficulty and grief and despair overcome us, we may believe we are ruined and will not recover, but that will never be true. All the answers will always be there for us and we will find them. If we need to, we can take our time and sit for a while until we know how we want to proceed. Every experience teaches us something new and changes us in some way, and even if we’re devastated, we have all the courage and wisdom necessary to get through. We may have to go far from our comfort zones, but there will always be a way back. Life is complex and we never know what will happen next, but whatever comes, we will prevail. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us down forever. We are strong and wise, and will find our way.

When we’ve been on a long, exhausting trip, it’s wonderful to get back home. We can unpack all the luggage, put everything away, and finally relax. It can feel the same after a serious challenge or trial. After the storm, the air will clear, the tension will release, and we will be renewed. The things we’ve learned will move forward with us and help us with whatever comes next, and we’ll be stronger and wiser for the struggle.

Life will take us to places we don’t dream we will go. We are not stagnant and everything we experience changes us in some way. Once we’ve stepped onto foreign ground and faced unexpected challenges, everything will be different. We will still be who we are but will grow in new ways that move us forward. Where we go from there is up to us. We can embrace what’s happened, understand what we’ve learned, and take the best lessons forward. Every dream will still be possible, and with focus and clarity, we can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult challenge and feel crushed and overwhelmed, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome serious problems and prevailed. Stand strong and look ahead. All the answers are there for you, and you will find them. You are amazing and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. Every dream is still possible and you will make them yours.