Tag Archives: Mountain

Lifeboat

22 Sep

Life is complicated and there are a lot of things to take care of, manage, and watch over. Everyone wants to be strong and healthy, and we have a lot of information about what we need to do to accomplish that. We need to eat the right foods in the right quantities, get plenty of rest, drink water and exercise. Everyone knows these things, but our lives are busy and although we want to be healthy, we may not take the time to do what is necessary to achieve it. We may grab fast food on the go, work too late or too much and become sleep deprived, and decide to sit and watch TV instead of getting the exercise we need. Maybe we think we’ll change later when things settle down, but life continues on, and rarely slows down for anyone. Time continues its march forward and before we know it, years may have passed and we haven’t done anything differently. We own every decision we make and the results that come. Many people believed the Titanic was unsinkable. After it hit the iceberg and started taking on water, some thought it wouldn’t be an issue and they’d be fine. When a few passengers started boarding the lifeboats, others remained behind, confident everything would be fine. The first lifeboats went out only half full, and when the Titanic tilted and began to sink, everyone panicked, and wanted one, but by then it was too late. We can do anything we like, but if we don’t do what is needed to get to the goals we desire, it’s like deciding not to get on the lifeboat. We may not sink in a ship, but we may suffer consequences we don’t want. Our lives are ours to design and we can create them any way we like. By deciding what we want the most, and then taking control of our decisions, we can reach any goal we desire. Everything is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. We are capable and wise, and when we’re ready, nothing is out of reach.

Change will never happen simply because we desire it. If we want something different, we actually have to do something different. Staying in a bad relationship, keeping an unfulfilling job, or repeating behaviors that bring us difficulty will never make us happy. Our happiness is important and we can change whatever we need to make sure we achieve it. We are powerful enough and brave enough to do anything we desire. We need only take the first step and continue forward, and we’ll reach the goal.

It’s good to be independent, but if we want to do something that is very difficult and we are unsure, we can ask for help. We all have different experiences and no matter what we’re trying to do, odds are someone will have information that will assist us. By reaching out to those around us, we can get the support we need to move forward and reach success. There is greatness inside us, and with persistence and determination, we can move mountains.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation and feel like you’re going under, trust yourself. Look at everything possible, and do what is needed to pave the road ahead. You have so much to offer. Be wise and make decisions that will move you closer to the goal. Nothing is out of reach. You are in control of your life and can do anything you desire. Decide what you want, and step forward. Every success is possible and you will prevail.

Elephants

20 Apr

We all have dreams we think about and desire in our lives. We know what we want, but some dreams require a lot of thought and preparation before we step forward. We may ponder them for a long time and wonder if we have what it takes to make them ours. Some dreams are within easy reach and we achieve them without too much effort or inconvenience. We simply decide we want them and then proceed forward to claim them. We may have to work a little, and it might take a little time, but we don’t have to make a lot of adjustments to obtain them. Then there are the big “holy cow” dreams, that require a lot to reach. They may be very difficult and require changes and adjustments that are not always easy. Of course, if we’re determined and willing to do what’s necessary, we can reach any destination we desire. It’s like eating an elephant. It seems impossible at first but if we take it one bite at a time, it can be done. We can think about a goal for as long as we like, and when we’re ready, can begin moving toward it. We may pursue something that will completely change our lives. Maybe it’s a big career change, or a move to someplace far away, or a drastic change in our personal lives, or a thousand other things. Whatever the goal is, we have everything we need to make it ours. We already have all the courage and wisdom necessary to move forward toward any goal. We just have to decide what we want and then start. Our lives are in our control and we can design them any way we like. We don’t have to follow any one else’s ideas or choices. By choosing what we desire most, and starting the journey forward, we can find our way to success. The whole world is there for us and every dream is waiting. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire, and we will succeed.

Life is filled with possibilities, but before we can make them ours, we must be willing to step away from what is comfortable and routine. There may be traditions and patterns we’ve learned that have held us in place, and it may make others around us uncomfortable if we step away from them. But our happiness is important, and we are entitled to it. We don’t need agreement to design the lives we want the most. We can set our sights on any goal we desire and move forward with confidence.

Big hills are hard to climb. Mountains are even harder. Difficult goals aren’t easy to achieve but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible. When we start on a long and arduous road to something we want, others may tell us it’s too hard, and we should be happy with what we’ve got. Their opinions belong to them and we never have to take any advice we don’t want. We can continue to push forward, and if we stay the course, we’ll succeed. Every dream is possible, and we can reach every destination.

Today if you’ve been thinking about a goal you want but have been hesitant to start, trust yourself. You are stronger and more capable than you imagine, and nothing is out of reach. Take the first step forward, and keep your eyes focused on the destination. Success is already there for you. Reach for it, move toward it, and it will be yours.

Singing

13 Apr

Life is full of unexpected developments.  We never know what will happen next and we may be sailing along, everything going fine, when suddenly something changes, and we’re smack up against a huge hill we must overcome.  Even if we’re strong and ready for a challenge, climbing isn’t easy.  It takes strength, determination, and endurance.  As we struggle to push ourselves ahead and reach the next plateau, we may feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  We may grumble and complain, despairing at how hard the journey is.  We may obsess over every negative complication and be completely miserable, wondering why this had to happen to us.  We will all go through hard times, and it’s not easy to face a huge hill, but our attitude as we climb will either help us or make the journey harder.  It cannot change the size of the hill, but it will change how we feel as we step forward and how we process problems as they arise.  We can complain as we push on or we can choose to sing.  The climb will be the same either way, but how we see it may be dramatically different.  If we sing and remain open to whatever the road brings us, we may uncover answers we couldn’t see before.  Life can be hard, and we may face serious and complex problems that try us and push us to our limits.  We can’t control what will come to us, but we can control how we manage it.  By focusing on what is going well and choosing to be positive, we will be able to more effectively handle any complication or problem that arises.  We are more capable and powerful than we imagine, and nothing is strong enough to overcome us.  Every single answer is there for us and with determination and focus we will uncover them all.  Life is full of challenges, but it is also filled with blessings.  If we focus on being the best we can be, every door will open.

Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever.  When we’re suffering, and the trial has continued for a long time, it may seem the pain will never end.  Life may seem dreary and we may feel hopeless that anything will ever improve.  But nothing is permanent and in time, no matter what we’re going through, everything will change.  The sky will open, the clouds will clear, and finally, the sun will break through.  No storm can last forever, and we will prevail.

Although every situation is different and unique, problems and complications may appear.  We can focus on what isn’t working or what may go wrong and allow the possibility of trouble to hold us in place.  No road is completely paved and clear.  There will always be some obstacle to overcome.  It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or stands in our way.  We are intelligent and will uncover whatever answers we need to get through.  Every destination is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and feel overwhelmed and discouraged, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and prevailed.  You are amazing and can do anything you desire.  Set your sights on the destination and start singing.  Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win. 

What Doesn’t Kill Us

17 Jul

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is filled with challenges. We face something new every day, and sometimes we’re up against serious trials and things that test us, and push us hard. Everyone dreams of a life filled with pleasure, where nothing ever goes wrong, and each day is like a holiday. Dreaming is nice, but we live in reality. There are times when our lives sail along without much distress, but nothing stays the same forever, and we will eventually face something difficult and troublesome. Living in nirvana sounds nice but if everything was easy, we would learn nothing, and never get the chance to build our personal strength. There are endless lessons to learn, and when trials press on us, we get the opportunity to learn more. Each challenge teaches us something new about ourselves and the world around us, and even when we think we can’t survive, we will. If we want a fit body with strong muscles, lifting weights helps. When we lift something heavy our muscles strain to complete the task. The tension and pressure we exert isn’t easy, but when we’re done, we are stronger. The same is true in our personal lives. When we must pull from deep within to find the answers we need, and unravel complex and difficult issues, we get stronger and more capable. It’s unlikely anything we face will be so hard it could kill us. Even when the odds are against us, and we’re up against a fierce problem, we will find our way. There really isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down. We can manage any complication, face any trial, and find success. As we do, we will gain strength and wisdom, and great satisfaction.

Nobody gets a perfect life. We will all struggle from time to time. Sometimes the problems come from decisions we’ve made, and sometimes we have no influence or control over what happens. Many things will go well for us, but not all roads ahead are paved. We may have to climb over big obstacles, face detour after detour, and get turned around a time or two. Difficult journeys take persistence and patience. We already possess everything we need to face whatever we must. We can trust ourselves to prevail no matter what lies ahead. Every destination is there for us, and with determination and focus, we will reach success.

If we’re facing something daunting and overwhelming, we may doubt ourselves. We might imagine the problem is too big to overcome, or we don’t have the intelligence necessary to prevail. We all have doubts from time to time, but every single answer we need is already there for us. We don’t have to overcome everything all at once. We can take one step at a time, unravel the first problem and then the next, and we will find our way.

Today if you’re facing something difficult, and you aren’t sure you can overcome, trust yourself. You’ve already managed many hard issues and prevailed, and have everything you need to win. Be confident, and step forward. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will succeed.

A Million Reasons

14 Jul

Life is filled with opportunities and we can achieve any goal we desire. There are unlimited things to accomplish and we can do anything and go anywhere. We’re in complete control of our lives and can direct them toward any destination we desire. Everything is possible, and nothing is too far, or too difficult for us to manage. We can have the lives we dream of if we’re willing to do what is required to get there. Some goals are easy to reach and we don’t have to do much to make them ours. Others take more time and planning, and may require intense concentration. We may face difficult odds of success, and there may be many complications and problems to work out to get there. Sometimes when we have something in mind, after looking at how hard it is to achieve, we may talk ourselves out of trying. There are a million reasons not to move forward and reach for something more, and we can embrace them all. Maybe it’ll be harder than we thought it would be, maybe it will require more attention than we want to give, maybe we aren’t sure we can do it, or endless other excuses. Stepping into the unknown can be intimidating, and if we want to, we don’t have to change anything, and can stay exactly where we are, doing the same things for as long as we like. Nothing will change unless we change it. Despite all the reasons not to do something new and challenging, there really is only one reason to go for it – because we want to. If we want to reach beyond where we are, we can. If we want to go someplace new, we can. Our lives belong to us. We can do anything and nothing is out of reach. The whole world is there for us. There are endless possibilities. All our dreams are waiting, and we can make them ours.

If we’ve been doing the same things for a while, we may not even think about them as we go through the motions. If what we’re doing is moving us forward, closer to the goals we desire, we can continue. However, if they are simply holding us in place, we may get stuck where we are, even if it’s not where we want to be. When we’re ready, we can look at all the options available and begin moving toward what we want the most. Every goal is there for us, and we will succeed.

It takes courage to reach beyond where we are. We’ll have to step onto uncharted territory, and be willing to face new experiences and challenges. We may be unsure at first, but each step we take moves us forward a little more, and gives us greater confidence. As we move ahead, the road will become familiar, and with determination we’ll reach the goal. We are the only ones who can hold us back from what we want the most. There is enough courage and wisdom inside us already to take us to success. We can trust ourselves, and move forward with clarity and certainty that we will reach the destination. We can do anything we desire, and every dream is possible.

Today if there is something you want to do, but aren’t sure you can manage it, take a step forward. You are stronger and wiser than you imagine, and can do anything you desire. Be confident and trust yourself. Nothing can keep you from success, and all your dreams are possible.