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Tag Archives: Opinion

Go Faster!

16 Aug

We all have our own ideas and methods for getting things done. Some people like to jump into projects with both feet and storm through them as quickly as possible. Others like to take time to look at the situation before beginning and then carefully and cautiously proceed watching out for any stumbling blocks in the way. Neither method is wrong but when we’re on one side of the process we may deride the other as either being foolish for moving so fast, or become impatient because they are taking their time. The way we do things is completely up to us. We can rush through or ponder each step along the way. It’s a matter of personal choice for what we feel will work best. If we’re in a hurry it’s hard to wait for someone who is going slowly. We may press them to go faster, tell them to forget the minutiae, skip the finer points and details, and get on with it. It’s nice to accomplish many things and we may feel successful when we’ve checked a lot of boxes off our list, but rushing doesn’t always bring the best results. We may find the things we skipped over in order to get the job done fast are the very details that come back to haunt us because we left them undone. Fast doesn’t always translate into complete. It will do us no good to get something done quickly if we have to go back and do it again. Even if our schedule is pressing, we can take a moment to ensure we are clear on all the details and understand exactly what needs to be done. Then we can proceed with confidence and complete everything as effectively as possible.

It can be hard for high energy people to wait. Waiting takes patience and it’s hard to be patient when we want to move forward. If others are taking more time than we like and we think we know the way forward, we may jump in and take control. If we push others aside and rush forward with our own plans we may reach the goal faster but it may cost us in personal relationships we value. Everyone’s opinion is important and all views are valuable, even if they’re different from ours. We don’t have to do things our way every time to succeed. There is never only one road forward. We can be open to other ideas and still reach the goal.

There is no way to know what lies ahead before we get there. We can’t read the future and there will always be unforeseen complications we don’t expect. Although we can’t prepare for what we can’t predict, if we keep our vision open to everything around us instead of laser focused only on the goal, we will be ready when problems arise. We are capable of navigating through any issues that come up. Success is always possible and by allowing different ideas into play, we will find it and reach the destination.

Today if you’re impatient because someone is moving slowly, be open to their perspective and listen to their ideas. You may find their choice will take you forward more quickly than rushing ahead yourself. There are limitless options available to you. Open your eyes wide and see everything before you. Success will always be there and you will reach it.

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Not All That

20 Jun

Everyone has their own opinions about everything in life.  We like some things, we don’t like other things, and everything we do is colored by how we feel about it.  We’re all different and even if we think our opinions are the right ones there will be others who believe the same about an opposing viewpoint.  There is no one right way to live.  We are all entitled to our own interpretations and beliefs.  We can live any way we choose but we are only in charge of our own lives and don’t have the authority to tell the rest of the human race how to live.  While our viewpoint may be perfect for us, it doesn’t necessarily follow that it will be perfect for everyone else.  And the same is true for each of us.  Opinions are unique to each individual and we don’t have to agree with everything others do.  We can respect their right to choose their own path and if it’s in direct opposition with ours, simply step out of the way.  Trying to control others or convince them our way is best may make us feel better but it won’t change the fact that we all get to make our own decisions.  The differences in life are what make it precious and exciting.  We can honor those differences and let others be who they want to be without demanding they be like us.  Variety brings interest and excitement and we can accept everyone for who they are and respect their right to choose.  There are endless possibilities around us and seeing the benefit of every unique blessing will bring us happiness and satisfaction as we move forward.

We may be very nice, friendly people but no matter what we do not everyone is going to like us.  Someone may tell us they don’t think much of us and we’re not all that.  It stings to know that others don’t like us but opinions belong only to those who possess them.  We need not internalize other people’s ideas or think we’re less because someone doesn’t understand us or doesn’t appreciate what we bring.  We can be confident in choosing well, and move forward knowing who we are and what we want.  We don’t need the approval of others to find success.  We are capable of finding it on our own and reaching any goal we desire.

Differences may bring conflict and when we’re trying to accomplish something and it goes against the views of those around us we may be pressed to conform to their ideas and let go of the path we’ve chosen.  We can always change course and if we want to join the group and follow along we certainly may.  But our choices are important and we can do anything we want to do.  If we must swim upstream, we are strong enough to get there.  We can choose the way forward even if nobody else agrees and we can find our own way.  Every dream is possible and nothing is beyond our reach.  We can forge our personal path and find success.

Today if others don’t agree with you and you’re left standing alone on the road you’ve chosen, be confident and continue ahead.  You know who you are and what you want.  You don’t need agreement to find success.  Move forward toward the goals you desire and trust your instincts.  You have everything you need to succeed and every destination is possible.

Against the Odds

15 May

Some things come easily. They are quick to achieve and we gain them with little effort. If everything we wanted happened that way our lives would be simpler and certainly less stressful. Unfortunately, those situations represent a very small percentage of our experiences. Most of the time we must work for what we want, and sometimes the task is so difficult success may seem doubtful. There are times when what we’re trying to do is steeply uphill from where we are and the odds of completing it are not in our favor. We can aim for any goal we desire and even if we must push against the odds, we can do what is needed to achieve it. It’s not easy to push forward when the road is hard and long, and we may tire from the struggle and reconsider our plans when frustration becomes intense. But we can do anything we really want to do, even if it’s difficult. We are capable of understanding even complex situations and can find our way through. Everything worth having is worth fighting for. We can always achieve the lives we want but we must work for them. Nobody is going to hand us success. We must be determined to do what is needed to get there. No road is too steep for us to climb, and with focus and persistence we will reach the top. We can push against any odds and find success. They will not all be easy to reach, but every destination is possible. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can take a step closer to our goals every day and continue forward until we reach them.

Although all our dreams can come true but we won’t achieve them without effort. If they are complex and far from where we are now, we must plan the way forward to reach them. As we move ahead, if the first road we’ve chosen doesn’t take us closer, we can choose another. There are limitless options possible and even if we’ve taken a wrong turn we will find the one that works. Problems may arise but if we are determined to reach the goal we can stay the course and find success.

If we’ve been pushing forward for a while and are still far from the goal, those around us may tell us it’s too hard and to let it go. They may be concerned that we will spend our time working for something we can never achieve. Nobody knows what we want more than we do and the opinions of others have no bearing on our personal decisions. We can design our lives any way we choose and do what is needed to get to the goals we desire most. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can take another step and move closer to where we want to be.

Today if you’ve been pushing against the odds and are tired of the struggle, decide how you want to continue. Determine what you want the most and then choose the road that will take you there. You have all the courage and wisdom you need to accomplish anything you desire. Every dream is possible. You are strong and capable, and nothing is out of reach. Decide how you want to move forward and take the next step. The whole world is there for you. Every possibility awaits and you will succeed.

Steering

29 Mar

Life is filled with unlimited possibilities. There are countless roads we can travel and nothing is out of reach if we are determined to get there. Each decision we make alters our course a little and if we carefully consider the destination we want to reach we can steer our lives toward it and find success. But life is complicated and there are all kinds of people coming in and out of our daily experiences. Each one brings their own interpretations about the road ahead and we may be influenced by their impressions and opinions. We may get caught up in someone else’s goals and instead of staying on our own course, follow them. Their path may be on the same trajectory as the road we want to travel or it may take us far away from where we really want to go. When we admire someone or they have power over us in some way their influence may pull us away from our personal goals. We can follow anyone we desire but if we forsake the road we most want to travel we will not reach our destination. We are the ones driving the train in our lives. We own every decision we make. If we steer our course away from where we want to go we are responsible for where we end up. We can’t blame anyone for the choices we make. If we find ourselves somewhere we never intended to go, we can go back and re-route our course. Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we desire. Happiness comes from traveling the roads that take us to the destinations we want the most. It’s all up to us. There is nothing out of reach and we can go anywhere but we have to be in control to get there.

Lots of people may have opinions about our lives and what we should do. They may tell us they know how we can find success or give us directions that worked for them. They may have good advice for us but we are the only ones who know what we truly want. We can listen to everything we receive and make decisions based on what we want most. What is right for someone else may not fit our true desires.   Every decision we make will take us somewhere. We have everything we need to choose the roads that will lead to the destination we want and find success.

There may be times when someone close to us tries to control the decisions we make. They may feel we aren’t do things as well as they could and try to help by taking over. We are in charge of our lives and we need never relinquish our power over where we go or what we do. We are capable of finding success in our own personal way. There isn’t a road we can’t travel and nothing is too far away. We can take our time and do things our way. We are capable of great success and nothing can keep us from it.

Today if you’ve been steering your course away from the road you really want to travel, change direction and correct the way forward. Every destination is there for you and you can do what is needed to reach it. Be confident in your decisions and trust your instincts. You know what you need and where you want to go. The whole world is there for you. You can do anything and nothing is too far to reach. Press forward and you will find success.

Sidelines

18 Sep

When we go to an event and aren’t performing, we sit on the sidelines.  It’s fun to be observers of things we enjoy and sitting on the sidelines watching can be gratifying and exciting.  In our lives we have countless opportunities to join into different activities and decisions.  Sometimes we may sit back and watch as things progress but other times it’s important to be involved.  If we are unsure about what will happen or feel concerned about the outcome, we may decide to sit it out, simply choosing to wait and see what happens.  For some situations that may work but if we don’t participate and our voice isn’t heard we will have no influence over what comes.  If the issue is very important to us, stepping back and letting things simply roll out as they will may not bring us the results we’re hoping for.  We know what we want and the only way to ensure the road goes to the destination we desire is to be involved.  The sidelines are great when the show doesn’t involve us but in our personal lives, allowing others to make decisions that impact us and not speaking up will never take us where we want to go.  We are wise enough to know the way forward, and strong enough to do what it takes to get there.  Our lives belong to us and allowing someone else to decide what they’ll look like will never bring us happiness.  We know what we want and what we need, and have all the power and control necessary to make it happen.

When we have someone in our lives who has a forceful and strong personality and they disagree with the decisions we make we may find ourselves acquiescing to their opinions even we want to do something else.  It may seem easier just to agree with them than try to make them understand our point of view.  The first time it may seem like no big deal, and then the second time comes, and then the third and before we know it we may find we’re in a pattern of doing everything they suggest without questioning.  Even if someone strongly disagrees with us, we can do things our way.  We don’t have to explain our point of view, we don’t need permission, and everyone doesn’t have to agree.  We know who we are and what we want, and we can forge our own path regardless of the opinions of others.

Sitting on the sidelines when there are complex issues to solve may be easier than getting involved and being part of the decisions going forward.  If we don’t voice our opinion, nobody can disagree.  If we don’t give a suggestion, nobody can ignore it.  But everyone has something to share and we all have a perspective with valuable insights.  The way we see things is unique and worthwhile, and sharing it with others will bring us great growth and satisfaction.  We are powerful and wise, and the world needs our input.  We are brave enough to join in, speak our minds, and share in the experience.

Today if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines and not joining in with the issues around you, speak up.  You insights are unique and your opinion is valuable.  Be confident.  You can change the world by sharing who you are.  You have so much to offer and we all need to hear your perspective.

Staying True

28 Jun

There are billions of people on earth and every single one of us has opinions and impressions of life and what is right.  There are a lot of differences everywhere and we will hear many viewpoints and objectives as we travel along.  Despite all the differences, we must all define our own personal values and direction.  If we fail to determine what’s best for us and exactly how we want to live we may end up stumbling around for years going here and there with no clear direction in mind.  Like any journey if we take every turn that presents itself we may end up traveling in circles and going nowhere.  Defining what is most important to us is just the first step.  After we decide who we want to be and what we truly believe, if we want to be successful we must stay true to our values and refuse to waver.  There will always be options from which to choose and the temptation to compromise our position will be constant.  We can define what is best for us and what road we are willing to travel and if we hold fast to our personal convictions we will have the lives we want most.  Our lives are ours to design and we may choose any path we desire.  We don’t need others to follow us or give their approval and we may determine what is best for us.  Staying true to who we really are and what we really want will bring us satisfaction and success.  We know ourselves better than anyone else ever could.  We know what we want and what we need to be happy.  Listening to inspiration and following the roads that take us where we want to go will lead us through our lives confidently.  We deserve every happiness.  Defining who we are and what is best for us will bring happiness into our lives.

There are many opinions in the world about what we should do.  Some voices are very loud and commanding, and if we fall under their influence we may begin to believe they know what we need better than we know ourselves.  We may certainly listen to all the advice and direction offered to us and we may take from it what fits into our personal plan.  If others point us in a new direction and it doesn’t fit with where we want to go we may be confident in remaining on the road we choose.  There will always be options available and we may alter our course at any time.  As long as we choose what is best for us we will find the destinations we seek.

When we make decisions and there are a lot of competing opinions around us it may be hard to be confident in choosing well.  If we stay true to our personal values and what we want most to accomplish we will be able to sort through the static and find the direction we need.  As we remember our primary focus the fog will clear and we will be able to see the right road ahead.  We can have the lives we dream of and find complete happiness by being true to who we really are and what we truly want.

Today if you’ve taken a turn because of the influence of others and don’t feel you’re on the right road, stop and re-direct your course.  You know what you want and where you want to go.  See the way ahead clearly and be confident choosing the path that is best for you.  You are wiser than you realize and you will choose well.  Be true to yourself and all your dreams will become reality.

Blame Game

4 May

Sometimes things go wrong and our plans don’t work out. Perhaps we were in the wrong place, it was the wrong time, we worked with the wrong people, or dozens of other reasons. When we’ve worked hard to achieve something and everything falls apart we may look for someone or something to blame. There are times when the decisions of others stop our plans, and other times when circumstances prevent us from moving forward. We can certainly place the blame anywhere we like when we’re facing disappointment, but placing blame doesn’t help us move forward. If we’re angry, concentrating on what we believe is at fault may stop our progress. In the end, no matter who or what we blame, we are where we are and it really doesn’t matter what went wrong. We can voice our opinions about how things should have happened and express our frustration over decisions that have been made, but none of that will change our situation. We will still be exactly where we are. If we want to move forward and achieve the goal we can try again. Taking time to review where things fell apart may help us find a better road ahead that allows us to reach the destination. Every experience – both good and bad – teaches us something. If we learn all we can from the things we’ve done already we have a better chance of finding the right way through next time. There is no goal too daunting for us to achieve. We can let go of disappointment, start again, turn in a different direction, and move forward.

Life is full of challenges and opportunities. We can go anywhere we want to go but if success on our journey depends on the decisions of others we may have to re-route our course from time to time. Everyone has their opinions and ideas about the way things should be. If we’re swimming upstream and pushing against the norm we will likely face barriers. That doesn’t mean we have to turn around and follow everyone else but we may have to modify our course to accommodate the situation. We can be flexible and turn when needed to navigate our way to the destination we desire.

There may be times when someone purposely prevents us from moving forward. Perhaps they don’t agree with our plans, don’t understand what we’re doing, or simply want us to stay where we are. If they block our path and there is no way around them now, we may set our goal aside for a time and begin again when our circumstances change. There is often no set timetable for success. Although we may be impatient, if the goal is not possible now, we can wait and try again later. Things will change and our opportunity to move forward will come. When it does, we can be ready and begin again.

Today if something has prevented you from reaching a goal, don’t waste time blaming the situation or those around you. Look at everything objectively and decide how you want to proceed. You can accomplish any goal you desire. If you must wait, prepare and be ready for when the right time arrives. Success is there for you. You can plan effectively, and you will win. There isn’t anything you can’t do.