Tag Archives: Horizon

Struggle

27 Nov

Few things we desire come without effort. Some things come easily but there is often push back of some sort when we’re trying to do something new. Like an ongoing tug of war, we press ahead and then something happens that makes us step back a bit. The easy, clear, paved roads we hope for may happen once in a while, but most of the time there will be complications, detours, roadblocks, and trouble. We all want to be successful and stay focused enough to continue forward, even when there are problems ahead. The struggle to accomplish something isn’t always easy, and may at times threaten to overcome us. It can be hard and frustrating, but as we unravel each issue, we learn incredibly valuable lessons that teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. The old saying of “No pain, no gain,” comes into play. As we tumble and twist trying to find the right way ahead, we uncover much knowledge and gain wisdom that enhances us and enriches our understanding. If everything was easy to obtain, there would be little value in the experience. We know what we want, and even if the road to it is rocky and treacherous, filled with all kinds of complications and doubt, we can find our way. We don’t have to look at the whole process at once. We can take the next step and solve one problem at a time. Inch by inch we’ll get closer to the goal and with persistence and determination, will reach our destination. When we get there, we will be stronger and wiser for what we’ve accomplished and will carry all our gained knowledge forward with us. Each time we overcome an obstacle, we gain something. Our lives are a reflection of every experience we have. Every dream is possible and with patience and dedication we can reach great success.

Suppose we had our own individual genie who could grant us anything we desired. At first, it would be exciting filling our lives with all the things we’ve dreamed about. But in time, the thrill would dissipate as we realize gaining everything without earning anything feels hallow. Pushing through complications and solving problems are what bring us great satisfaction and benefit. As we learn and grow, our lives are augmented and enhanced, and we gain greater confidence moving forward.

Trying new things and reaching for new goals always carries some risk. Things will likely go wrong, and because we’re on new ground, we may take a wrong turn, or make a big mistake in judgement. If we don’t want to take any risks, we can try to keep our lives exactly as they are. But staying where we are will never open new horizons. Life is a great blessing. What we do with it is up to us. We have enough courage and wisdom to reach further and see how far we can go. There are unlimited things to learn and with each step we will find great joy in our discoveries.

Today if you’re struggling to get to a new goal, and the road is complicated and difficult, trust yourself. You know what you want and nothing can keep you from it. Every destination is possible and you have everything you need to prevail. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream can come true. Take another step forward. You will succeed.

Noise

22 Jul

We can do anything we want in our lives. We can push our limits and test our boundaries trying new things that teach us more about ourselves and the world where we live. There is no end to what we can try and everything is possible. Before stepping onto a new path that’s foreign and unseen, we may have doubts about how things will go. We may wonder what will happen and worry we won’t succeed. If we nurture those feelings, we may decide it’s too risky and choose to step back. Doubts are basically a symptom of insecurity. We may not believe we have what it will take to accomplish something, or we might think we aren’t smart enough, strong enough or any number of other descriptors. If we’re uncertain before we begin, we may not take the very first steps forward, and if we don’t take the first steps, there’s no way we’ll ever reach the destination. Everyone has doubts from time to time. They help us plan and give us time to think, but in the end, they are nothing more than background noise. If we only listen to noise in the background there is no way to concentrate on the task at hand. We can hear the doubts, listen to our uncertainties, and then tune them out. We can turn down the noise, and confidently move forward. We have everything we need to go anywhere we want. If we want to do something, no matter what that is, we can. Our abilities are only limited by our own decisions. We can be confident and fearless, and move ahead convinced we will succeed. The whole world is there for us and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We can have the lives we want, and make all our dreams come true.

It’s good to question things we don’t understand. Questioning opens doors and helps us comprehend situations more clearly. But continually questioning our ability to accomplish something will never help us move forward. We can always stay exactly where we are and do the same things indefinitely, and if we do, our lives will be predictable and easier than if we step forward and try something new. However, staying in the same place will prevent us from experiencing the satisfaction of pushing our limits and succeeding.

There is great refreshment in discovering new places and meeting new people. The world is a huge place and there are unlimited new experiences possible. We can go anywhere and do anything, and fill our lives up with new and wonderful chances to go and see and do. When we broaden our horizons and open new doors, we see things differently and begin to understand the world a little better. We can do anything we want to do, and fill our lives with adventure and joy.

Today if there’s something you want to do but are doubtful you can achieve it, remember how strong and capable you are. There really isn’t anything you can’t do. Tune out the noise of doubt, be confident, and begin toward the goal. Each step will take you closer to success. You are amazing and strong, and nothing is beyond your reach. Decide what you want, and then go get it. The whole world is there for you, and you will succeed.

Waking Up

25 Apr

It’s amazing when springtime rolls around and we see all the plants and trees start to shed their winter drab and put on their new buds and blooms. The leaves begin to form on the trees and there are endless shades of green all around us. The early flowers pop through the ground and display their amazing blossoms and incredible perfume. Winter is a beautiful season, but when it’s over it’s exciting to see everything waking up again. There is a newness everywhere and we feel the great promise of the coming summer. Our lives ebb and flow like the natural seasons. Sometimes we feel awake and engaged, and other times we may feel bogged down with routine and boredom. No matter what’s going on around us, we decide what we’ll do and where we’ll go. We never have to stand still if we want to move, and every destination is open and waiting for us to arrive. If we feel stuck, we can choose a new goal and start moving toward it. If we’re bored, we can turn and go in a new direction, meeting new people and learning about new places. Living each day to the fullest, wide awake and aware of everything around us will enrich us and deepen our understanding of the world and our place in it. There are endless possibilities always available. Like the spring buds popping open around us, we can be open to new experiences and challenges. Our lives can be rich and filled with interest and satisfaction. We can design them any way we like and when we live every day to the fullest, we will find great gratification and happiness.

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine doing the same things over and over, and forget all the opportunities around us. If we stay on the same road every single day, we may miss countless new experiences and the chance to share our lives with others. We can manage our responsibilities and take care of our obligations, and still expand our horizons. The world is a huge place with billions of people, all of whom have something different to offer. We can reach out to them, step away from what we know and try something new. Every destination is possible and nothing is out of reach.

There is security in keeping our lives small and never extending ourselves beyond where we are. We may feel safe knowing how things will go every day and what to expect. But if we step beyond the common roads we’ve been traveling we may find incredible adventures we never dreamed possible. By stretching further into foreign territory, our imagination will be awakened and we will be delighted by each new experience. We can open our eyes to everything that’s possible and learn new things, meet new people, and find great fulfillment.

Today if you’ve been going along following the same road again and again, step out and see what life brings you. There are incredible blessings waiting for you if you will embrace them and try something new. Decide to live your life wide awake and aware of every possibility. There isn’t anything you can’t do. You are incredible and amazing. The whole world is there for you. Reach further, stretch beyond where you are, and claim it.

Preceding Faith

8 Jan

When we want to change something in our lives or accomplish a new goal, we can adjust whatever is needed to begin forward toward success.  Even if we really want to get to the destination we’ve set for ourselves, sometimes there may be some question in our minds that we will prevail.  We don’t know what lies ahead or what complications we may face, and there may be a slight niggling of doubt we can succeed.  There really isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we are willing to do what is needed to make it happen.  Even the most difficult of challenges is within our reach but when we start out we must believe and have faith we can win.  We can’t read the future and there is no way to predict what will happen, but if we have faith in ourselves we can face whatever comes and still continue forward.  Faith is not knowledge but the evidence of things we cannot see.  If we embrace it at the beginning of any venture and hold fast to it when things go wrong, we will find our way through.  Faith precedes any accomplishment and without it when trouble comes and complications tangle the way forward, frustration may stop us in our tracks.  We have the capacity for limitless success and there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we believe in ourselves.  We have sufficient faith and strength to do anything.  We can embrace any challenge and go forward with confidence that we will prevail.

There are a lot of reasons not to do the things we dream of.  They might take more time than we want to give them, they may be complicated, things may go wrong and we may get tangled up, and it may be more difficult than we thought at the beginning.  If we choose to, we may keep our lives in the same place indefinitely and let go of any desire to change or grow.  But there are limitless opportunities available to us all the time.  The whole world is out there and there is no end to the new experiences we can have.  We have sufficient faith to try new things and trust in our ability to move forward.  We can be brave enough to step on a new road and see where it takes us.

Living a small and predictable life is easy.  It’s nice to feel safe and settled, but we have enough courage to reach beyond where we are to something new.  There are endless possibilities available to us every day.  There are new roads and destinations that will bring us joy and excitement.  We are capable of great success and can manage new experiences well.  We can reach a little further and open new doors to places we’ve only dreamed about.  Life is filled with opportunity and we have everything we need to embrace change and expand our horizons.  Nothing is out of reach and we can make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve been keeping your head down and staying on the roads you know well, expand your vision and see what’s possible.  You have sufficient faith and courage to accomplish many things.  Reach further, try a new road and see where it takes you.  Your life will be richer and your understanding will deepen.  Do all the things you dream about.  Everything is there for you.  Go forward.  Success will follow.

Stronger

1 Dec

When we’re going through difficult challenges and trying to find our way through, we try hard to work things out. It’s not easy to face severe situations and if the answers don’t come quickly and the road forward is long and hard, we may tire of the struggle and feel like giving up. We may feel we need to be stronger than we are, but gaining personal strength isn’t very different from gaining physical strength. If we want to be physically strong we must push ourselves to do more. Giving more when our energy is fading isn’t easy but our greatest growth comes when we challenge ourselves to go further. When we’re tired and have to dig deep to continue, we are rewarded with greater physical endurance and ability. The same is true in our personal lives. When we feel we can’t do any more but are determined to push forward one more time, we become stronger and oftentimes wiser. There is great blessing in adversity. Nobody wants to suffer but bad times will inevitably come to us all. How we manage them and endure will determine how much growth we realize. The more we overcome, the more we learn. Life can be complicated and unpredictable, and nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. No matter what comes we have everything we need to not only endure, but succeed. We can find strength by doing whatever is needed to solve any problem we face. Determining to push forward until we complete the journey will bring satisfaction. We are competent and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We can be confident even when everything looks bleak, that we will win.

We may choose to give up and run every time there is trouble on the horizon. We can try to avoid conflict whenever possible and refuse to engage when someone disagrees. But hiding from problems will never give us the skills we need to solve them. We don’t live in Nirvana and we will have conflict from time to time. We are smart enough to understand how to move through it when we need to, and find the answers necessary to manage it effectively.

Life is full of challenges and we interact with many kinds of people on a regular basis. No two people are exactly alike and differences will naturally occur. We can take each situation independently, look at it objectively, and find the right way forward to bring harmony. Learning to compromise, learning to listen, and determining to find common ground will help us. Each situation will teach us something new and we carry that information forward to help us in the future. There is a lot we can learn when things go wrong. If we stay the course and learn the lessons well we will become stronger and more effective. There is much to be gained through difficult times. With patience and grace, we will gain everything we need to find success and happiness.

Today if you’re struggling with a problem and feel exhausted trying to find the way through, dig deep and try one more time. All the answers are there for you. Open another door, listen more carefully, and let the resolution come. You are amazing and capable, and this trial will bring you greater strength and wisdom. Be confident. You will succeed.

No Limit

17 Jan

As we go through our lives, we travel many different roads and go to many places. Sometimes our destinations are what we’re seeking, sometimes they are surprises, and sometimes we end up somewhere we never thought we’d go. There are a lot of factors influencing our direction and even when we have a specific destination in mind, we may get diverted along the way. We may alter our direction when our plans change and modify where we’re headed. The future lies before us and no matter where we’ve been in the past, no matter what decisions are behind us, we can make the way forward any way we choose. We may continue on the same roads we’ve traveled that are familiar and comfortable or we can make a wide turn and travel through unknown paths to reach someplace new. What we’ve done in the past does not determine what we’ll do in the future, and where we’ve been doesn’t decide where we’re headed. We can go anywhere and do anything even if we’ve never done it before. Our lives belong to us and we may turn our course at any time. We know what we really want and we know how to achieve it. We can do anything, go anywhere and accomplish any goal we choose. Turning our path takes confidence and determination, and we have plenty of both to find success.

Some people prefer to keep their lives as predictable as possible. They feel comfortable with what’s familiar and don’t like to extend beyond their comfort zones. A simple existence that is routine and expected may be our goal but life sometimes has other ideas. There are times when the unexpected arises and even if we try hard to keep things the same, they change. No matter how much we prefer routine, our lives may take us to places we don’t anticipate. We are capable of managing anything that comes to us and even if it’s uncomfortable at first, will find our way through. We have an extraordinary ability to adapt and adjust to anything that comes, and we can modify our plans going forward and find happiness and comfort.

Expectations of others sometimes enter into our plans as we move forward. Perhaps our friends and families suggest we do a thousand things we haven’t considered. There may be opinions about where we should go and we can certainly hear them all and there is no limit to what we can choose going forward. We don’t have do anything the way we’ve done it before, we don’t have to do what’s expected and we don’t have to follow any norms. We can choose any path we like and go anywhere we want to go. Our lives are our adventures to design. They are unique to us and we can reach for the stars and make all our dreams come true.

Today if you want to expand your horizons to encompass new destinations, do what is needed to chart your course. There isn’t anything you can’t do and nowhere too far to reach. You have everything you need to do anything. Make your life exactly the way you want it. It’s yours to design. Reach as far as you like. You have everything you need to succeed.