Tag Archives: Patience

Front Seat

14 Jul

Lots of things are happening all around us every single day of our lives. We only have control over our own decisions, and sometimes things develop in ways we never expect. We may end up somewhere we never intended to go and all we can do is endure the situation until it changes. When things out of our control affect us negatively, we may begin to feel beset and helpless. Other people may make decisions that block our way forward, and we may feel we have no control over anything. Everything may go upside down and we might feel caught up and unable to move, but we will always have control over ourselves. By focusing on what we can control we will feel more empowered and able to cope until things right themselves again. We are in the front seat of our lives. We know what we want and if the road ahead gets blocked and we can’t move, we can stand strong until the door opens again and we can proceed. Life is full of uncertainty and there is no way to know what will happen next, but we can trust ourselves and be confident that eventually we’ll find the way forward. We are more powerful than we imagine and nothing is out of reach. By being patient and keeping our eyes on the goal, when opportunities present themselves, we will be ready to move ahead. Success will always be there for us and with determination and focus, we will reach it.

The world is a big place and what happens in one location may have far reaching consequences in another many miles away. There is no way to know what everyone is doing and we may find that something that was decided far away from us is impacting are ability to accomplish our goals. Inflation, gas prices, unrest, wars in foreign lands, and other uncontrollable events may impact how we move forward and what we’re able to do. It’s very frustrating to feel restrained because of forces beyond our reach, but we know who we are and can find our way through. We can decide what we’ll do and how we’ll proceed, and although we may be delayed, nothing can keep us from success.

Nobody can see the end of the road from the beginning. Unforeseen complications and problems may arise, there may be twists and turns we didn’t expect, and we may have to stand still and wait for something to change before we can continue forward. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and capable.  There isn’t anything we can’t overcome, and no problem we can’t solve. Every answer we need is already there for us and with clarity and wisdom, we will be able to unravel anything that comes and move toward the goal.

Today if the road ahead is difficult and complex, focus on the things you can control. You are in the front seat and driving the train. You know what you want and have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself and stand strong. Every blessing is still there for you and nothing can hold you in place forever.  Be confident and step forward. You are amazing and every success is there for you.

Fairytales

26 Jan

We are in control of our lives and everything we do, where we go, and what we want to accomplish.  However, we don’t have any control over what others choose or how they impact us.  We live in a world with millions of other people all making decisions.  Sometimes their decisions can get in our way and stop us from moving forward.  When that happens we can look at our options and find another road.  If we’re deeply enmeshed in a situation and intensely desire a chosen outcome, when we’re stopped in our tracks, instead of changing direction we may wait, hoping things will happen on their own.  Maybe we have a job where we’ve been promised advancement but over time those promises haven’t materialized.  Or we’ve fallen in love with someone who says if we’re patient and wait they’ll come around and spend their lives with us, but nothing changes.  Reality isn’t always what we want it to be and if it’s hard to accept we might choose a fairytale instead.  We may cling to a situation hoping it will change even if there is no indication that will ever happen.  Hoping for a fairytale will never bring us lasting happiness.  Fairytales are not real.  They do not exist in the real world.  Holding onto something that will never happen holds us in place and prevents us from moving forward.  We deserve complete happiness.  We deserve the lives we want the most.  Spending our time wishing for something that will never be will only bring us sorrow.  We can look at everything openly and honestly, and choose the roads ahead that will take us where we want to go and bring us complete happiness.  Our lives belong to us and there is nothing strong enough to keep us from success.

It’s good to be patient and wait when we need to.  Patience is an excellent quality and we can wait as long as we like, but we need not be patient indefinitely.  If nothing changes we can evaluate how long we are willing to continue before moving forward toward a new goal.  Our lives are precious and we are always in control of our decisions.  We can choose happiness and continue forward at any time.

It’s possible to follow a dream we desire indefinitely.  We may convince ourselves if we just try a little harder or wait a little longer everything will work out.  Sometimes a little more patience or effort will push things forward.  If they don’t, we can look at the situation objectively, let go of any fairytales we’ve been holding onto, and decide how to move forward.  Fairytales are wonderful stories of make believe that have no bearing on the real world.  We can see our lives clearly and openly, and accept what is real.  True happiness is always available to us.  We can face everything truthfully and confidently, and have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’ve been hoping and waiting for something to happen but nothing has changed, think about what you want the most.  There are unlimited possibilities available for you to find complete happiness.  See everything clearly and understand what is real.  Move forward and you’ll make your dreams come true.  Nothing is out of reach.  Take control and get what you want.

Resolutions

31 Dec

At the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions. This generally involves a determined resolve to stop doing something, or start doing something, or change something in our lives or our behaviors. Sometimes we can be successful when we resolve to instantly change, but often we fail because when it comes to changing ourselves a hard line in the sand is rarely effective. We all have things we want to change from time to time but instead of making a resolution to immediately stop or begin something, it’s often more effective to set a goal rather than expect our decision to create an instantaneous transformation. Goals are positive things we can work toward and we can take action to adopt the desired change one step at a time. Then we can move forward in ways that are comfortable and incorporate change in our lives little by little until it is achieved.

The quickest way to feel overcome and defeated is to expect more from ourselves than we can reasonably deliver. If we want to lose weight, no matter how much it is, it’s not going to happen overnight. If we remember how long it took us to gain it, and then give ourselves at least that long – or longer – to lose it, we’ll have a more positive experience. Behavior traits we want to eliminate take time. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to eliminate them all at once. They are learned patterns we’ve developed and repeated over and over. We can certainly change them, and if we give ourselves the opportunity to do that one step at a time we’ll be successful. For instance, if we use swear words and want to eliminate them from our speech, we can. But odds are that because they are a customary part of our daily vernacular, they will pop out from time to time. If we decide to be aware when we say them, and then try again to eliminate them each time we slip, over time we’ll be successful.

Learning to be patient with ourselves as we try to change is imperative. Impatience will not help us get to the goal any more quickly. We can give ourselves space and time to learn the new patterns and adopt whatever change we are seeking. We can be our own best friends and show the patience and support a best friend would offer. There isn’t anything we can’t do if we want to badly enough. We can accomplish any goal we set, we can change any behavior we choose, and we can go forward any way that’s best for us. Setting goals and then working toward them one step at a time will ensure success. Nothing can stop us if we keep our eyes on the prize. Being reasonable with our expectations, giving ourselves the time we need to correct our course, and exercising patience as we change will help.

Today if you’ve decided it’s time to make some changes set the first goal toward getting there. By taking it one step at a time you’ll reach every objective you seek. There is plenty of time to accomplish whatever you want to do, and get to wherever you want to go. Take the first step today, and each day forward take another one. Before you know it you’ll reach the target and be successful. You have everything you need to do this. Today is a good time to start.