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Tag Archives: Limits

Got That

29 Aug

We go through a lot of experiences as we navigate the days of our lives. We learn something new with each event and carry that information forward with us to help us in the future. Sometimes life is easy and everything goes exactly the way we want it to. Other times, things go wrong and we may make a big mistake because of factors of which we are unaware, or because we don’t have all the information we need. It’s difficult to face a shortcoming or error in judgement, but as we untangle what’s happened, we gain a lot of information about what doesn’t work and how we can manage more successfully next time. However, if we don’t take time to understand how we fumbled the ball, it’s possible we could do it again. Repeating mistakes will never help us reach our goals. We are capable of learning from every venture and by paying attention and gleaning everything possible from a stumble, we can be confident we won’t repeat it. Once we figure things out, we can move forward sure of ourselves, better prepared for the next time we encounter the same situation. Life is all about learning. We’ll find greater success if we apply ourselves to learning what we can from every experience, good or bad. There is no need to go around in circles again and again. We have everything we need to move forward through any complication, take the lessons with us, and move ahead toward the goals we desire. Nothing, no matter how complex, is strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We are wise and powerful, and will always find the answers we need. Every blessing we seek is there for us, and we can find the way to make all our dreams come true.

We can do anything we want, and success is always possible. If we try to accomplish something and end up on the wrong road, or facing a big obstacle, we can try again. Failing to reach the goal the first time out doesn’t mean the goal is unreachable. It only means the first road we took didn’t take us there. There are unlimited roads to every destination. We can regroup and try something new. If that doesn’t work, we can try again. If the goal is important, we will find the way to accomplish it. The answers are there for us, and with determination and focus, we will find them.

Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Nobody can see the potential inside us as clearly as we can, or understand how much we want to succeed. We are always in control of our lives, and don’t need approval or agreement to pursue any goal we desire. We can do anything, and nothing is off limits. Each step we take will move us a little closer to the destinations we desire and with patience and resolve, we can go anywhere we choose. It’s all up to us. We can have the lives we dream about and find complete happiness.

Today if you’ve made a mistake and things have fallen apart, remember how strong and wise you are. You can change direction and correct anything that’s gone awry. Every answer you need is there for you. You are amazing and powerful, and every goal is possible. Be confident and step forward. Every blessing is attainable, and nothing can keep you from success.

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Dodgeball

2 Jun

Playing dodgeball is fun and can be exciting and challenging. The game involves several balls being thrown by opposing teams. The idea is not to get hit by a ball thrown by an opponent. If we do get hit, we’re out. But if we’re quick and pay attention we can catch the balls that are being thrown at us and preserve our spot in the game. It’s a challenge to dodge the balls and be fast enough to catch them before they strike us out. Life can be like playing dodgeball. There are always things being thrown at us that can catch us off guard. Maybe someone wants us to do something we don’t really have time for, or we accumulate too much work as we move along and things need attention. If we get distracted by everything that’s happening, or become overworked, we can get hit with something that knocks us off our feet. But if we’re quick and paying attention, we can turn and face whatever is coming, catch it, and address it successfully. The constant needs of others or things we have to do can derail us if we get caught up in them. But we can manage and control our time and efforts. We can avoid getting hit and losing our place. It all depends on how we play the game.

Our lives are busy and there is always something that needs to be done. We have our personal needs, maintenance issues that crop up, work tasks, and relationship needs among a thousand other things. There’s a lot going on all the time. In addition to our regular responsibilities, others may ask us for more even when we’re overloaded. We can try to dodge the additional tasks but most of us want to be helpful and try to do all we can. If we get overwhelmed, we can get hit by a ball and knocked out of the game altogether. If we allow ourselves to commit to too much, we may become overwhelmed and overworked. When that happens we have to stop and take ourselves out of the game until we can regroup and start again.

Most of us want to be helpful and do as much as we can for others. The problem is there are always more “others” than there are “us.” We have limits on our time and energy and if we fail to control how much time we’re promising away or how much energy we’ve committed to giving, we will lose in the end. It’s up to us to manage our time and if we can’t take on more, we need to dodge the ball by saying no. We can’t catch all the balls all the time. Understanding our limitations and working within them makes us successful and confident. Nobody can do everything. Only we know where our limits are. Recognizing them and doing our best to navigate them will make us successful and confident.

Today try to recognize where your limits are and work within them. You do a lot but you don’t have to do everything. Catch the balls you can and do your best. Let the rest go. You know what’s best for you. Do that and you’ll be confident and successful. You have so much to give. Be wise and manage your time. You’ll be happier and more successful when you do.