Tag Archives: Power

Horses and Water

13 Jul

There are endless things we can do, unlimited places to go, and no end to experiences we may have. Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments, and even when we try to plan carefully and follow every rule, sometimes everything goes awry. We never know what will happen, and the road we’re on may suddenly, and without warning, simply disappear. There is no destination that has only one possible route to reach it. There will always be another road, another turn, and another way around anything that gets in the way. We have endless opportunities to do whatever we desire, but the lives we want the most won’t magically appear just because we want them, or we’re good people, or our intentions are noble. It’s up to us to start the journey and stay focused until we reach the goal. Nothing is beyond our grasp, but we must do what is needed to make it ours. The old saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” is a message about life. There will be continual chances to do anything we like, but we must take the opportunities when they arise and do the work to reach the goal. The door may stand open, but we have to walk through it and push forward until we succeed. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We are amazing and more powerful than we realize, and by clearly defining what we want and then moving toward the goal undaunted, we can have the lives we desire most.

We all have things we want to accomplish, and we may spend lots of time thinking about all the blessings we’ll gain when we win. It’s nice to dream about the things we desire, but until we actually start moving toward the goal, nothing will change. It may be difficult to achieve, but we are strong and capable. It may take a long time, but we can move forward at our own pace. Every destination is possible and by trusting ourselves and courageously stepping forward we will succeed.

Some people continually complain about their lives. They may say they didn’t get the opportunities they wanted, or someone didn’t like them and held them back, or they were born in the wrong place or a million other excuses for why they are so unhappy. Our lives belong to us and nobody is going to pave the road ahead or open all the hard doors that let us progress. If we aren’t happy where we are, we can move.  If we don’t like what we’re doing, we can change. Our destiny is ours to define, and when we’re ready there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Today if there’s something you want to do but haven’t yet started, think about how you want to proceed and take the first step. There is greatness in you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and move forward with confidence. Every destination awaits, every success is possible, and you will make them yours.

Prove It

18 May

There are billions of people on Earth, and we’re all different. There are endless types of lifestyles, customs, languages, traditions and other facets that define who and where we are. People who live far apart from each other may have completely different ideas about life and how things should go. There isn’t only one way to live well, and the many expressions possible make up the human race. We are all valuable and worthwhile. We all have something to offer no matter our circumstance or situation. Some people have very defined ideas about the way things should be done and how things should work. If we must interact with them, they may require us to prove we are worthy by doing what they say and following their rules. We can define anything we like for our own personal lives, and can create rules of order for business or other projects, but we don’t have the right to tell anyone else how to live. We are all individuals and do not need to conform to anyone else’s ideas. We never have to prove our worth in order to fit in. We know who we are and what we want, and with confidence and clarity can go anywhere and do anything. Our lives are ours to design, and we all bring great depth and blessing to the world. We are unique and have specific gifts to offer nobody else can give. By honoring all the differences and contributions possible, our lives will be enriched and embellished, and we will find great satisfaction and personal reward.

It’s always easy to move forward when everyone is on the same page and going in the same direction. When the goal is defined and everyone is in agreement about how to reach it, the road ahead may be clear and unobstructed. But we’re all different and have our own ideas about how to proceed. By taking the time to listen to every suggestion and look at all the options possible, we can include everyone’s ideas and still find the best road ahead. We all have much to offer, and valuing every point of view will help bring agreement and success.

There is an old saying that “Rank has its privileges.” Oftentimes that’s true. The president of the company will likely have more influence than a newly hired clerk. But that doesn’t mean he or she has all the answers. Our perspectives are colored by our own personal experiences, and someone else may have a different view that opens up a completely new way of proceeding that will bring great accomplishment and success. We can be open to new ideas, no matter how foreign they may seem, and find the best answers for moving ahead.

Today if you’re being pressured to follow along when you disagree, speak up and share your ideas with those around you. You are amazing and highly capable and can figure out even the most complex issues. Stand strong and be open to every idea. All the answers are there for you and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself, and step forward. Every dream is possible. Be confident, and you will prevail.

Just This Moment

7 Mar

We will face unlimited challenges and endless trials as we go through our lives. We only have control over ourselves and no matter how hard we try to prepare, sometimes things go wrong, and our plans blow up and disintegrate. Maybe something happens we have no knowledge of or control over that impacts the road ahead, or someone makes a decision that prevents us from moving forward. A million things could happen and we may end up standing confused and stuck, not knowing what to do next. If the situation is dire and painful and there are serious and far reaching concerns pressing on us, we may be paralyzed trying to figure out what to do next. It may seem it’s too much to manage and we may feel completely overwhelmed and lost. Hard times come and they may knock us off our feet as we try to process what’s going on and what to do. There may be many things to address and a lot to comprehend, but we don’t have to face it all at once. We can stop and stand still, and look carefully at everything around us. We need only manage just this moment. By simply processing what’s happening right now, we’ll be able to see the next step. We don’t have to see the entire road ahead to reach success. We can take it all one step at a time, and manage each moment as it comes. Each step will move us closer to clear skies and success, and as we keep our eyes focused forward, we will find our way. Life can be complicated and we may face situations we do not dream we can overcome, but we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place forever. By trusting ourselves, and taking our time, we can find all the answers we need and overcome anything. There is great courage and wisdom inside us, and we will succeed. Our greatest dreams are waiting, our most desired destinations are there, and with determination and clarity, we will prevail.

Everyone has things they think they could never overcome. The loss of a job, financial devastation, the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a terrible disease or any of a thousand other extreme situations. Nobody wants to suffer and go through hard times, but life is unpredictable and no matter how hard we try to pave the road ahead, trouble eventually finds us all. What we do when hardship comes determines what happens next. If we fall apart and take to our beds, depressed and unable to move, the pain will remain longer than if we stand firm, look at all the options before us, and make a plan for the days ahead. There will never be anything so terrible and complicated that we cannot find our way through. The answers will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find them all.

Some situations are so powerful they may change the trajectory of our lives. Each experience brings new information and teaches us something. If the roads we counted on disappear, we may completely re-evaluate what we’re doing and where we’re going. We never have to continue in any one direction. The whole world is there for us, and when we’re ready, we can chart a new course and start again. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us down. There is great success ahead, and we will make it ours.

Today if your plans have fallen apart and you don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. You don’t have to solve everything all at once. Decide what you want to do and take one step forward. Look ahead and then take another. You know what you want and the goal is there for you. Be confident and trust yourself. You are more powerful than you imagine and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong. Every success is possible and you will make them yours.

Fixer

12 Jul

Our lives are full of experiences. There are things we can control – our decisions, what we do, and where we go – and a lot of things we can’t. Although much of what happens is beyond our reach we are always in control of our own lives. The road won’t always be paved and we may face a time where it seems like everything we touch goes wrong. Problems will come, complications will arise, people will make decisions that impact us negatively, and crap will happen. We’re all going to go down in flames at some point. But no matter what is going on, no matter how bad everything seems, there will be an answer and a way out. When we’re under water with trouble, we may think we’ll never get through, but the answers we need will be there for us. We may have to search long and hard, but we can find them. When we’re suffering we may wish that someone would come and save us. It would be so great when we’re having a hard time if someone else would just fix it and let us move on. That’s a nice dream but it’s unlikely to ever happen. All our problems belong solely to us, and nobody is going to sign up to fix our lives and pave our roads for us. If we’re overwhelmed and can’t see our way clear, we can wait until things settle a bit and then decide on our next steps. We may try to ignore what’s gone wrong, denying there is anything amiss, and look the other way for as long as we like, but nothing will change until we face it head on and do what is needed to correct it. Standing still instead of unraveling what’s gone wrong will never take us where we want to go. We are intelligent and can find our way through anything that happens. By being patient and taking everything one step at a time, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. We can trust ourselves to solve any problem we must, and move forward toward success.

Everybody wants a life of ease and comfort where nothing goes wrong. Nobody dreams about suffering and going through terrible trials. We can do everything possible to try to prevent problems and stay out of trouble, and we might succeed in some ways. But there are billions of people sharing the earth with us, and the decisions they make may bring problems our way. We can’t stop anything from happening but we can be confident we can manage whatever comes.

Everyone is responsible for their own lives. There isn’t any designated referee who will be there to run interference, and block trouble before it reaches us. We are wide open and may get over run by something that takes us by surprise and complicates our lives in difficult and unsettling ways. Trouble comes to us all, but we are capable and can fix anything that goes wrong. We can be confident that no matter what the issue is, we’ll find the solution we need to move forward and reach success.

Today if you’re going through a difficult time and are beset by problems and complications, remember all the times you’ve been successful in the past. No matter what’s happening, you will find the answers you need to get through. You are strong and wise, and nothing can overcome you. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single success is possible, and you will reach them all.

Demanding More

12 Jan

Everyone on earth is valuable. We all have unique gifts to give that no one else can offer. Our talents differ with our strengths and weaknesses, and the great expanse of differences brings depth and richness to the world. It’s good to be positive and self-confident, but if we get ahead of ourselves, at some point we might begin to believe we are better, smarter or more capable than everyone else around us. We may demand more attention, more money, or more influence than we currently possess. If we esteem ourselves above those we’re interacting with, we may get a false sense of superiority and desire more control. Everyone has something of value to present and recommend moving forward. Some people have more information and can offer more complex and far reaching suggestions. We are certainly intelligent and should be recognized when we are part of any plan or solution, but demanding more than we have simply because we feel we deserve it is a fool’s game. If the facts don’t agree with our heightened sense of worth, we’ll be disappointed. A strong and confident self-image is important but will never move us ahead if we haven’t achieved what is needed to get there. By recognizing exactly where we are and understanding the contributions we’ve made and what we have yet to achieve, we can clearly see the road ahead. Everything we desire is within our reach if we accomplish what is needed to achieve it. We can be patient and focused, and with determination and resolve reach every goal. The whole world is blessed and enriched because we are here. By learning all we can, and contributing every good thing, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

People work differently and have their own ideas about how things should be done. If we’re quick to find solutions, those around us who are aren’t as fast may seem to be dragging their feet. We may think they aren’t as committed or dedicated as we are, but speed doesn’t define commitment. Working more slowly doesn’t mean there is a lack of interest or devotion to the project. We can accept differences in others, understand our part in the process, and work together to achieve the goal.

If we are very confident, we may believe we have the answers for every problem that arises. We may be very wise and have a lot to offer, but nobody has all the answers for everything. Being open to different suggestions and seeing our situations through someone else’s eyes, will bring a broader understanding and help us see every possible option. We are intelligent and capable, and will find every answer to ensure success.

Today if you feel you’re worth more than you’re getting and are demanding more control, remember everyone has something of value to offer. Be open to other ideas and suggestions, and you’ll have a greater understanding of everything before you. You are amazing and have so much to offer. Listen carefully and let your light shine. The whole world is enriched because you are here. Step forward with confidence and clarity, and every success will be yours.