Tag Archives: Options

Defining Moments

28 Sep

Life is long and each day we make many decisions. Each choice we make changes us in some way and the roads we choose tell the world who we are. If we are mindful, we may look at everything clearly before we decide, but there’s often a lot going on around us and it’s easy to get rushed and simply choose the first option available. If it doesn’t impact us much, it might not matter what we choose, but there are sometimes hidden agendas and unforeseen complications that arise and make moving forward difficult. Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some point, and every decision we make determines what will happen next and defines who we are. If we continually make careless and foolish choices, those around us will understand we are not to be trusted. But if we try hard to choose well, we’ll be able to build relationships and make connections that will benefit us as we move ahead. Every choice is a defining moment. By being aware of what we’re doing, and carefully evaluating where we’re headed, we will find great satisfaction, and continued success.

The world is filled with all kinds of distractions and how we manage them will determine how we’ll proceed. If we’re addicted to our phone, texting and scrolling, and value our time with it over time spent with others, our relationships will suffer. There is no end to the information we can access at any moment. We can spend every minute of every day going through on-line sites, and following others, and accomplish nothing for ourselves. We are in control of our lives, and the choices we make will take us somewhere. We can ensure we are going where we most want to go by focusing clearly on the road ahead.

We are responsible for our time and how we spend it. If we allow ourselves to be over extended and have more to do than we can effectively manage, everything will suffer. There will always be more that needs to be done. It does no good to have so many commitments that we’re overwhelmed and can’t think straight. By recognizing our limits and planning our time to allow for success, we will be able to accomplish much and reach every goal.

Today think about the decisions you’re making. Choose the roads that will take you where you most want to go. You are wiser than you think you are, and every answer you need is available. Decide how you want to proceed, and be confident. Every success is there for you.  Every dream is possible. Trust yourself and step forward, and you will prevail.

Standing Around and Waiting

11 Mar

There are endless things we can do, unlimited places we could go, and limitless things we may accomplish. Opportunities are possible no matter where we are or what’s happening. Nobody lives in a vacuum and there will always be another road to travel. Everyone wants an easy life filled with pleasure, wealth and comfort. If we won the birth lottery, we may have been born into circumstances that provide that, but those examples are few and far between. So if that’s not the case, we’ll be responsible for creating the lives we want the most. We already know what we want, and we can dream and think about how great it will be when we get to the goal. But if all we do is stand around and wait for it to arrive, we will be sorely disappointed. The chances of us getting everything we desire simply by wishing for it is far less than the chances of us winning the lottery jackpot. It’s not going to happen. Waiting for luck is a fool’s game, and if that’s all we’re willing to do, we’ll likely end up with what we have now and nothing more. But if we’re willing to plan for success, and then do everything necessary to make it ours, we can make our dreams come true. We are capable of far more than we may imagine and when we’re ready can begin forward toward whatever we desire. Nothing is off limits and everything is possible. We need only decide what we want, and then begin forward to make it ours. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place but our own choices. If we want something more, we can have it. By trusting ourselves, and being willing to push forward no matter what comes, we will reach every destination and find great satisfaction and happiness. We deserve the best of everything, and with determination and focus, can make it ours.

Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We can go with the flow, keep our heads down and do the same things over and over again for as long as we like. We can have a simple, easy life that doesn’t inspire us but is good enough to get by. Choosing that is like always having vanilla ice cream and never trying anything else. Vanilla is fine, and we know what to expect, but there are many other flavors, and great refreshment and excitement come when we try something new. It can be scary to step away from what we know, but we are strong and wise, and will find every answer we need as we move ahead. There is great reward waiting when we choose to move toward a new horizon. The whole world is there for us, and we can do anything.

Some people are intimidated by change and may encourage us to be happy with what we have. They are comfortable with things as they are and think we should be too. We can take any advice we like, but our lives belong solely to us, and we can design them any way we like. We don’t need agreement or permission to move in a new direction, and can pursue any goal or destination we choose. There is no way to know what we can accomplish until we try. Every single goal is possible and every road is waiting. By choosing what we want most and stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will prevail and find incredible reward.

Today if you’ve been waiting for your life to change, decide what you want the most and make a plan to achieve it. Trust yourself and take the first step forward. You are wise and powerful and have everything you need to do anything you desire. Be clear and confident. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success. You can have the life you dream of and find great satisfaction. Nothing can keep you in place, and you will succeed.

Blinking Lights

2 Dec

We live on a big planet with billions of people. There is always a lot going on everywhere, and endless distractions that capture our attention. When we’re trying to accomplish a goal or get to a specific destination, if we take our focus away from the road ahead, whatever we’re doing will likely take longer or be pushed completely out of reach.  Like colorful blinking lights, there will always be unlimited things that may distract us and pull us away from what we’re doing and what we want to achieve. We may swerve a little here toward some shiny object, or little there toward a new attractive idea. We can do anything we like, and can stop and spend all the time we desire doing whatever we want. But one thing is certain – if we aren’t moving down the road we want to travel, we will never reach success.  There is no way to reach any destination if we don’t purposely move toward it. Just taking things as they come, and going with the flow is easy, but will not take us where we most want to go. We already know what we want, and have everything necessary to make it ours. There isn’t anything out of reach if we’re determined to achieve it. We can have the lives we most desire and go anywhere we like. By focusing on the goal, planning the way forward, and staying on track, we will succeed. 

Our relationships with friends and family are important. We can spend all the time with them we like, and may do many fun things together. It’s good to build strong relationships but there is no need to sacrifice all our free time for them. Our personal goals and desires are important, and we can find the best balance between doing what others want and still have time to move toward what we most want to accomplish. We will find great satisfaction by managing our time in ways that allow us to spend time with those we care about and still pursue the destinations we desire.

We never need agreement or permission to do anything we like, and we never have to conform to anyone else’s plans or ideas. We are unique and can choose any road we desire. By deciding what we want, and then doing what is needed to make it ours, we will find great happiness and success. Everything is possible, and by keeping our eyes focused on the goal ahead, we will reach every destination.  If we are determined to prevail, nothing is too far away or too difficult. Success is there for us, and we will make it ours.

Today if you’ve been distracted by what’s going on around you and have lost track of the road ahead, decide what you want the most. Look at everything possible and make a plan to proceed. You are more capable and powerful than you imagine, and nothing is out of reach. Step forward with confidence, and move closer to the goal. There is great success ahead and it will be yours.

Second Place

9 Sep

Everyone wants to be successful. Nobody seeks failure but it’s impossible to win at everything every time. At some point, we all lose. No matter how hard we try, or how well we plan, sometimes things won’t work out. It’s hard to face defeat, especially when we really want the goal. There isn’t anything wrong with being in second place, but it isn’t the same as being first, and disappointment is inevitable. But winning is only one facet of the process. What we experience along the way, how much we learn, and everything we gain from all we’ve done will stay with us forever. We know more at the end of the journey than we dreamed possible when we began. The skills and tools we gain as we move forward teach us what works and show us how to proceed. We’re intelligent and highly capable, and nothing can elude us indefinitely. If we didn’t make it to the top this time, we can use everything we’ve learned to help us get there the next time around. Some goals take time and we may have to change things about our methods and behaviors to reach them. Each step we take gives us more information and if we’re focused and persistent, we will prevail. We can find our way even on the most complex and difficult road. Getting to the destinations we desire and reaching the top of every goal is always possible. Every destination is there for us. If the first try doesn’t work, we can try again. If that fails, we can try again. Each attempt will teach us more and show us the way forward. Nothing is beyond our reach, and with patience and determination, we will find success.

When we don’t succeed at something we’re trying to do, we have options. We can quit and give up on the goal completely, which will guarantee failure. We can never move forward if we quit, but if we decide the goal isn’t what we want after all or is too hard to manage, we may choose that option. If we want to continue, we can review what’s happened, learn everything possible where we are, and then make a new plan to try again. If we keep trying, we’ll find the key that unlocks all the doors ahead and takes us to the goal.

Sometimes no matter what we do we can’t get any closer to the destination we desire. If nothing is working, there may be a problem with our timing. There are endless decisions being made by those around us and some goals aren’t available when we want them. If we can’t move forward, we can set the goal aside for now and work on something else. Nothing stays the same forever, and if we’re patient, in time, the way ahead will open and we’ll be able to proceed straight to the destination.

Today if you’ve worked hard on a goal you really want and can’t seem to achieve it, step back and look at everything objectively. If you want to continue forward, decide on the best road ahead and take another step. Everything you’ve done so far has given you information and ideas that will help you succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. You are strong and amazing, and can accomplish anything. Step forward. Success is there for you and you will reach it.

What’s Possible

27 Sep

There are unlimited things we can do as we go through our days. We can take on any challenge we desire and push the limits of our abilities or we can stay within our comfort zones and only do what we must to get through. New experiences teach us about ourselves and our world, and give us strength and power going forward. We can have any kind of life we choose but one thing is certain – if we don’t open new doors we will stay exactly where we are. There is nothing wrong with having a predictable life if that’s what we want but we will never know what we could do unless we’re willing to push ourselves into new territory. There are endless experiences possible but sometimes fear, uncertainty or a lack of confidence prevent us from trying new things. We can’t read the future and there is no way to know when we reach for something new if we will succeed or fall flat on our faces. We might fail. We might go down in flames, but we might also succeed. We can’t possibly know unless we try. We are often stronger and more capable than we think we are and what seems daunting at first sometimes becomes quite manageable as we push forward. Babies are not born walking. They learn to trust themselves by pushing away from their support and standing on their own. We learn the same way. We can push away from what’s comfortable and step into any new challenge we seek. Once we overcome one obstacle, we are stronger and able to face the next. If we trust ourselves we may find we can do many things we never dreamed possible. Everything is within our reach and with confidence and courage we can attain anything we desire. We can let go of what’s familiar and try something new. Life is a great blessing and when we embrace all that is possible we find true happiness.

Everyone has opinions about how we should live our lives. When we decide we want to try something new, we may not always get support from those around us. Perhaps they are fearful we will fail or are unsure about how the new activity will affect their relationship with us. We don’t need permission to do anything in our lives. We can do anything we like, stretch our wings as far as they will go and see what happens. There is great blessing in trying something new and pushing ourselves further.

What if we try something new and fail? What if nothing goes the way we thought it would? What if we achieve the goal and it isn’t exactly the way we thought it would be? Nothing in life is permanent. If we do something that doesn’t work out, we can do something else. There are unlimited options possible and if one plan fails we can try another. Life is filled with possibilities. Deciding to embrace them will bring us great satisfaction and unbelievable delight.

Today, take a chance and try something new. Reach for whatever you desire and take the first steps forward. You are far more capable than you realize and have all the courage you need to do anything you want. Open a new door and seize new opportunities. You are amazing and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident. The whole world is there for you.