Tag Archives: Jump

Hesitation

26 May

When we’re facing a big decision, we may feel unsure about how to proceed. It’s important to get as much information as we can before we begin. If we carefully uncover as many facts as possible about what the situation is, what may go wrong, and who will be involved, we have a better shot of things working out the way we want them to. Big decisions that may change our lives and take us to unknown destinations will need a lot of thought and preparation before we take the leap. If we take our time, and uncover all the possible outcomes that may occur, we will feel more confident once we step forward. Even if we prepare well, we don’t know what we don’t know. It may happen that there will be unexpected developments that force us to change direction, or unforeseen complications that stop are progress. Nobody can read the future, but if the goal is important and we’re determined to reach it, we will find our way through whatever comes. Change can be uncomfortable, and we may hesitate to continue moving forward if the road becomes difficult. There is no rush to reach success. If we need time to stop and think, we can take it. The destination will still be there when we’re ready to move again. Taking a time out isn’t surrendering to defeat. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to do anything we desire. Some goals are hard to reach, may become tangled up and difficult to navigate, and may take far longer than we anticipated. It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning, but we can move ahead one step at a time and find our way. There isn’t any journey too difficult for us to navigate, or goal too far away for us to reach. Once we’ve decided what we want, we can reach success. Every single dream is possible. By focusing on the way ahead, and choosing to continue forward, we will gain the prize.

Everyone has their own personal timetable for making decisions. Some people like to choose quickly and jump ahead, confident they will be able to face whatever comes. Others prefer to think about their choices a little longer. They want to be sure they’ve uncovered as much information as possible before they begin. What we do and how we do things is a personal expression. We know who we are and what we want, and can decide how we’ll move forward at every step.

It’s difficult to make good decisions if we’re impulsive and impatient. If we jump into situations without thinking, and things go wrong, we can either tough it out and make the best of it, or simply give up. The old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is accurate. If we don’t prepare or plan before we jump headlong into a situation, the odds of success will diminish. Nobody wants to work for nothing. We are intelligent and wise and can make excellent decisions. By taking our time, and choosing wisely, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’re facing a big decision and you’re hesitating because you’re unsure, look at all the facts before you. You are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices. Decide what you want and then take the first step ahead. Every single success is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You will succeed.

Paving the Way

29 Mar

There are unlimited things we can accomplish in our lives and endless places we can go. The whole world is there for us, and every goal is possible. Some roads are easy, and we reach the desired destinations quickly, but others are more complex, and require thought, effort, and time to achieve. We can help ourselves reach success by looking at everything objectively and gathering as much information as possible before we begin. By planning carefully and paying attention as we step forward, we can pave the way ahead and avoid some pitfalls. But there may be times when we get excited, and all we can see is the end of the journey. We might jump in and begin before we get all the facts. If we’re captivated by an idea and eager to get started, we might forgo any prior planning and just start running forward. If we don’t have any clue about what lies ahead, the odds of running into trouble increase. Like stepping into the dark with no idea of direction, we might find ourselves going around in circles as we try to unravel one problem after another. Jumping in without planning may move us in the direction we want to go, but without any idea of what we may encounter, there will likely be unknown obstacles that stop us in our tracks. Roads that are rough and uneven are transformed with good, solid pavement. They become smooth and clear, and much easier to travel. The same is true for our personal goals. We can pave the road ahead with preparation and planning, and create a journey that will move us forward more effectively than if we just thoughtlessly ran ahead. We are intelligent and have enough patience to take the time necessary to ensure success before we begin any journey. There isn’t anything we can’t do and do well. We know what we want, and with focus and clarity, can step forward and make it ours.

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should be done. If we plan something they don’t like or it’s different from the way they would proceed, they may offer us advice, and suggest an alternate scenario. Of course, we can do anything we like and if we prefer their ideas may certainly adopt them, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We don’t need anyone’s permission or agreement to do things our way. Every goal is possible, and we have everything we need to reach them.

Life is unpredictable, and there may be times when we must move quickly and don’t have time to plan before we start. Some situations are unexpected and there is no way to prepare before moving forward, and in those cases, there will be no way to anticipate what will happen. No matter what comes, we can trust ourselves to find the answers we need. We can think on our feet when we must and find our way through. We are intelligent and highly capable, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely.

Today if you have a big goal in mind, think about how you want to proceed, and plan your way forward. You have everything you need to reach any destination you desire. Get all the facts and pave the way ahead to success. Every goal is possible, and nothing can keep you from achieving anything you desire. Step forward and be confident. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Carried Away

21 Feb

With all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.” William of Ockham

The experiences we have throughout our lives are endless and every day brings something new. We see and hear things that impact our judgement and may affect our choices. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as they seem and if we’re confused or distracted, we may perceive a situation differently than it really is. Our emotions can affect what we observe, and may cause us to change a simple scenario into something more convoluted. If we’re in a big spooky house at night and the light suddenly goes out, we may jump and think some spirit from the netherworld has taken control. That might happen or it could just be a light bulb has burned out. Our perceptions create our reality, and if we perceive something entirely differently than it is, we may have an altered sense of what is real. We can get carried away with the first thought that comes to mind instead of evaluating all the possible options and choosing the most likely. If we make a habit of jumping to conclusions based on nothing more than our personal perceptions, we may end up making decisions that have nothing to do with the truth. Impressions will come and go and if we let them, will toss us here and there with each twist and turn. We are wise enough to find the truth before we act and make the best choices possible. We can hold fast to what’s real, and step forward trusting ourselves to find our way. Life is filled with all kinds of ideas and impressions, and with patience and understanding, we can find the best road forward.

There are endless things that could happen and if we have an active imagination, we may invent all kinds of possible scenarios in every situation. It’s fun to think about what may come, but as we’re envisioning all the possibilities, it’s important to keep our eyes focused on what’s really going on. There may be times when we get tangled up and confused, and if that happens, we can step back and unravel each issue until we find clarity. We have everything we need to solve any problem and find all the answers going forward.

Some people love to stir up complications and embellish their lives with intrigue and suspense. They may insinuate things are different than they really are in an effort to make a more exciting and captivating situation. If we get caught up in their complex web of stories, we may find ourselves in the land of fiction, far from where we want to be. We can perceive truth and despite influences around us, find the best way forward. Each choice we make takes us somewhere. We can rely on our personal wisdom to guide us where we most want to go.

Today if you’ve gotten caught up and carried away, stop and re-focus on what you want most. Find your footing and direct your course forward toward the goals you desire. You are wise and capable, and in control of your destiny. Choose the path you want to travel, and step forward. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

Looking Ahead

9 Nov

There are all kinds of people in the world and as we go through our days we’ll come in contact with many different kinds of personalities.  Some will be welcoming and fun, others may try our patience, and we may even interact with some truly mean and evil people.  Often we can tell by their actions what someone is like, but people are smart and may hide traits they don’t want others to see.  If they’re good at hiding, we may become their friends and spend a lot of time with them before we really see them for who they are.  They may suddenly turn on us and display behaviors we were previously unaware of.  We may be left confused and stunned trying to figure out what’s happening.  People can do anything they want and sometimes their choices hurt us.  They may blame us for something we haven’t done, judge us for a simple mistake, sabotage us around others or even do things to keep us from moving forward.  If we can’t reason with them or get them to listen to us, we may not be able to resolve the issue.  We all make our own decisions and if someone has decided we’re the enemy no matter what we do, we may have to accept things as they are and walk away.  People change when it’s important to them and if our relationship is important enough, those involved will do what is necessary to make it work.  Not every connection will be positive and we may need to let go from time to time.  We are worthwhile and if we aren’t valued can choose another path.  We deserve every happiness and can do what is needed to ensure we get it.

Our perceptions form our reality.  If we see things clearly and openly, often those perceptions will be accurate.  But we are influenced by the experiences we’ve had, and if they’ve been negative and hurtful, our perception may affected.  Jumping to conclusions based on emotion may color our understanding further and may make things seem very different than they really are.  We can take our time and set impressions aside until we understand everything clearly.
If we’re open to listening to everyone’s opinions and withhold judgement until we get all the facts, we’ll have a better chance of seeing the situation as it really is.

Misunderstandings happen and often we can correct them and clear the air, but sometimes the link gets broken and nothing we do will fix it.  It’s heartbreaking when someone we’re close to shuts the door on our relationship and we may feel great sadness.  But life is constantly changing and what is broken today may mend in time.  We can be kind and patient, and hope for the future.  Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring and we can be hopeful that in time we’ll reach a positive outcome.  We are strong and valiant, and can navigate through any complication.  We know what we want and will find success.

Today if you’ve been hurt by someone and are unable to change the situation, remember misunderstandings don’t define you.  You are worthwhile and valuable.  The whole world is better because you are here.  Be patient and kind, and show us your true self.  Set the best example you can.  Success will come and you will prevail.

Leaning In

26 Mar

We go through a lot of experiences every day as we navigate through our lives.  Some things bring us joy, some make us angry, some are boring and others may be intense or pass with little notice.  Our emotions and how we respond to them are part of what make us human and help others relate to us.  Some people are good at hiding their emotions and prefer not to let others see how they really feel.  Others wear their hearts on their sleeves and we can see everything they’re feeling most of the time.  Being open with our feelings helps us express ourselves and makes it easier for others to understand us.  But if our feelings are negative, or angry and intense, allowing them to color our interactions may make our lives more difficult and complicated.  It’s fine to share personal expressions but we must remember they may affect the message we are trying to portray.  When we are upset and angry and scream at those around us to make a point, the only thing we may accomplish is to push them away.  Trying to understand someone who is hysterical or acting irrationally out of anger is almost impossible.  We can express even intense disappointment in a better way.  If we want to make sure others grasp how important something is, it’s more effective to lower our voices than to raise them.  If we blast those around us with powerful loud voices, they will often step back.  But when our voice is quieter, people will lean in closer to hear what we have to say.  Being heard is important and even if we’re intensely upset we can control our emotions to allow that to happen.

The only way for a baby to express pain, hunger or unhappiness is to scream and cry.  But as we mature, if we want to be happy, we must learn self-control.  As adults, it will never work in our favor to stamp our feet and scream because we are unhappy.  There are no good answers to be found in bad behavior.  We can be in control of our emotions, even when they are intense, and express ourselves in ways that bring people closer and open the doors to the way forward.

Life will surely bring us happy times and difficult, sometimes complicated and extreme problems.  We don’t have to pretend to be happy when things are going wrong but we can control how we respond to every situation in order to bring the best results.  Jumping to hysteria and pushing the panic button every time something goes awry will never take us where we really want to go.  It’s exhausting and keeps us from thinking about our next step.  We have everything we need to understand any situation that comes to us.  If we take time to think instead of react we will find all the answers we need to find our way through.  We are strong and capable, and can live well and effectively.

Today if you’re furious over something and want to lash out at those around you, quiet your thoughts and allow yourself time to think.  You can control your emotions in ways that will bring you happiness and success.  Step back and then step forward.  There isn’t anything you can’t manage and succeed.  You are strong and amazing, and nothing is too difficult for you to overcome.