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In the Hinterland

1 Jul

Life can be complicated and we may experience things we never dream will happen. We know we’re in control of our own decisions, but everything else is beyond our grasp. Things change, people come and go, choices are made that interfere with our lives, and things may develop that leave us standing alone, unsure of what to do next. There will always be lots of opportunities and possibilities around us, but if we don’t know what we want, or where we want to go, we may get stuck pondering and trying to find answers. Sometimes it may be because something big has changed in our lives. Perhaps a serious relationship has ended, we’ve had an unexpected development in our jobs, or we just no longer feel comfortable where we are. We may feel the urge to do something different, but haven’t yet identified what that will be. Floating around in the hinterland in our minds we may feel without an anchor, and unsettled. Where do we go from here? What should we do? How do we begin? Even when we’re unsure of our next steps, we know deep inside what we really want. We can examine our true desires, trust ourselves to believe we can achieve them, and then decide how we want to proceed to make them ours. There will always be a road ahead, and we are competent and capable enough to find it. Every answer is already there for us. Once we decide what is most important, we can step forward and claim it. Times of uncertainty will come to us all, but we are intelligent and wise, and will find our way. Every possibility is there for us. Every road is open. We need only decide what we want, and then move toward success.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what we should do. Some people may believe they know what we need, and will tell us how to proceed. We can certainly take any advice we like, but nobody can possibly know us better than we know ourselves. Our lives are ours to design, and we don’t have to conform to anyone else’s viewpoint or follow their lead. We can chart our own course, and go anywhere we desire. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

Time stops for no one, and even if we stand still, the world will continue forward. We can remain in place for as long as we like. There is no rush, and if we need time to think about our next step, we can take it. When we’re ready to move, everything will be there for us. There isn’t any destination we can’t reach, and no goal we can’t achieve. We can look at every option possible, and then choose our next steps. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if things have changed, and you’re not sure how to proceed, trust yourself. You already know what you want. Decide where you want to go, and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and strong, and already have everything you need to succeed at anything you desire. Nothing can keep you from success. Every dream is possible, you will make them yours.



31 May

We all have a lot of potential in our lives. There are limitless things we can do and learn, and every day we can try something new. But potential is not achievement. What is possible doesn’t mean anything if we do nothing. Life is full of choices and every choice we make takes us somewhere. If we choose to, we can live mediocre lives and follow along without ever trying to be the best we could be. We don’t have to test our limits and see how far we can go. We may have great potential, but potential is unrealized expectation. There is the possibility we could achieve something great, but without action it will sit dormant. Nothing happens unless we do it. We will never go as far as we can, or achieve all that’s possible unless we do what is needed ourselves. Nobody will hand us success. It’s always available to us, but the choice to go get it is ours.

Sometimes it takes time to decide what we want to achieve. We have to figure out what we want most and how we want to live. We may perceive limitations that keep us from trying, or be intimidated by change. But if we want to do something, no matter what it is, we can do it. It takes the decision to succeed, determination to stay the course, and focus to get where we want to go. We’re all capable of doing great things and only we can decide what those things are. We may need some time to determine exactly where we want to go, but we can choose any direction we like, and then chart a course to get there. If we stay true to our desires and focused on our goal, we will succeed and our potential will be realized.

It’s frustrating and unfulfilling to live our lives endlessly hoping for things and doing nothing to achieve them. We can hope we’ll lose weight, hope we’ll make more money, hope we’ll become more educated, hope we’ll get better jobs and all the rest. But hope is only desire and anticipation. It doesn’t help us actually achieve the thing we want. If we really want to move forward to the things we desire, we have to work for them and do what is needed to achieve them. We can realize all our potential. We can make all our dreams reality but we have to do what is needed to get there. Potential is great. It helps us plan for our future and what we want most. But until we start moving forward, potential is only what’s possible. We have everything we need to change potential into achievement. We can do anything we want to do. We can move forward and when we do, all our dreams can come true.

Today if you’ve been hoping for something and you know you are capable of more than you’re doing, start planning to move forward. You have unlimited potential for success. You have everything you need to succeed and you deserve every success. Take the first step toward your goals, and then take another. Keep moving forward and you’ll realize all your greatest potential and make all your dreams come true.


16 Jan

There are a lot of things we may wish for – to win the lottery, to be taller, more attractive, more successful, and dozens of others. We can buy a ticket and try to win the lottery but the odds are heavily stacked against us. We can go to bed at night and hope we’ll wake up taller, more attractive, richer, happier, and anything else we’re wishing for, but the odds of those things happening overnight are even worse. We can wish for anything we want, but wishes are just hopes and desires for things to happen. They have nothing to do with what is needed to actually make them a reality. If we really want something in our lives, the first thing we must do is determine if it’s possible to achieve. Unless we’re still growing, it’s unlikely we’ll get any taller. But most things are achievable. We can stop wishing and turn our wishes into goals. Then we can set up steps to achieve those goals and if we really want to, we can change our lives.

Sometimes we say we want to change something, but when it comes to doing what is needed to facilitate the change, we might decide it’s not worth it. Change always brings with it the need to adjust. The level of adjustment is often directly related to the level of change. If we change our hair color, the adjustment is relatively easy. If we move to another city, the adjustment is more difficult. But if we want change in our lives, we can make it happen. We have the power to change almost anything we’re currently experiencing. If we want to be thinner, we can change our eating habits and get more exercise. If we want to make more money, we can expand our education or look for better job opportunities. If we want to be happier, we can change the things in our lives that are preventing us from feeling better. We can become more successful, and we can be happier. We can move forward by objectively determining what is needed to make the desired change a reality. We are in control of our lives and can make them any way we want.

Sometimes there are things we can’t change right now and must work around. For instance, if we have a responsibility or a job we don’t like but haven’t yet been able to modify the situation or find something new. When that happens, we can be patient and understand our current situation, and work our lives around it so that we can be comfortable until it changes. Nothing is permanent in this life and whatever we’re going through today will eventually change. If we keep our focus looking forward and do our best to find joy even when we aren’t exactly where we want to be, we can navigate our time more easily. Every day is a gift and no matter what we’re doing there are opportunities for growth and happiness. Identifying those opportunities and making the most of them will help us gain as much as possible until we are able to move forward.

Today if you’re wishing your life was different, if you want something more, make a plan to achieve it. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Work around your current situation and prepare for the future you want. You can go anywhere you want to go taking one step at a time. Take the first step today. You’ll be there before you know it.