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Brick Walls

27 May

Life is filled with limitless possibilities. The whole world is there for us and there are endless things we can do, and places we can go. When we decide we want to accomplish a goal, we may create a plan that is well thought out and clear. When we’re ready, we may confidently step forward sure we’ll reach the goal and achieve success. It’s never possible to see the future, or what lies around the next bend. We may move forward easily for a time, and then suddenly something changes, and the road ahead is closed. Someone or something has put a brick wall in our path, and it’s impossible to move beyond it. If the wall is very high and impossible to climb over, we may decide to give up and move on to something else, and that is our prerogative. However, if we want to reach the goal, one brick wall will never be enough to keep us from it. The road we’re on may no longer be possible, and at first, we may see no other alternatives. But as we consider our situation and look around at all the possibilities, we will discover a new way ahead. There are no destinations in life that have only one road leading to them. There are endless options, and if we take our time and look carefully, we’ll find the one that works for us. A high brick wall may be daunting, and there may be no way to scale and overcome it, but it can’t reach to the ends of the earth. It will never go on forever. There will be an end and a way to circumvent. We can be confident that no matter what stands in front of us and blocks the way ahead, we will find a way around. There are few paved, open roads to the goals we desire, but whatever is worth achieving is worth working for. We know what we want, and nothing can keep us from success. We are smart and more powerful than we imagine and will reach every destination.

Some people may be very confident they have the answers we need to reach success. They may believe they know us well, tell us how we should proceed, point out where we should go, and give us lots of advice. Of course, we can listen to any advice offered, but we know ourselves better than anyone else. We know what we want and there will never be only one way to get to reach any goal. We can decide how we’ll proceed, and with determination and focus, find success.

Some goals are difficult to reach. There may be other people making decisions that slow our progress, or complications that make it hard to move ahead. If we’ve been pushing against a lot of obstacles and have made little headway, we may begin to believe it’s impossible, and we’ll never reach the prize. Our progress may be slow, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, and continue moving forward, nothing can keep us from success. Every goal is possible, and we will win.

Today if the road you’ve been on has disappeared and the goal looks impossible, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult challenges and succeeded. Nothing is strong enough to hold you in place or too complex for you to figure out. You are amazing and powerful. Look at all the options possible and step forward with confidence. Every goal is there for you and you will succeed.

Mandatory

24 May

There’s a lot going on all around us all the time, and our lives are often busy with responsibilities, details, tasks, and endless interruptions. Our “To Do” lists can be very long, and no matter how efficient we are or how hard we try to be effective, there will always be more to do than we will ever get done. There is a continual round of endless tasks and unlimited details that need our attention. It’s easy to get caught up and just rush from one thing to another, and if those around us need a lot of support, we may get burdened and overwhelmed. Each day is a gift and how we spend it will determine what we get out of it. If all we do is spend our time checking off boxes, we may lose sight of what’s most important. When things get out of hand and we’re so busy we can’t see straight, it’s impossible to think about what we most want and where we really want to go. When there’s a lot of static, it’s hard to hear the music. There may be a lot to do, but nothing is mandatory but breathing. That’s all. The other stuff may be important, but is circumstantial and superfluous to our existence. We’re in control of everything we do and how spend our time. We don’t have to do everything today to move forward. We can stop, take a break, look objectively at all that lies before us, and decide how we want to manage it and move ahead. Being busy doesn’t always mean we’re moving closer to our goals. By prioritizing what is most important to us individually, and then choosing what will move us ahead, we will reach success. We can take time out for our own good health, and do things that refresh us and give us additional strength. With planning and focus, we will accomplish much and still be able to reach our desired destinations.

There are people around us most of the time. They may request our help with something and if we can fit it into our schedules, we may agree. Not everyone is confident and there may be someone who continually asks us to do things for them because they are scared to do it themselves or are unsure about how to proceed. We’re all responsible for our own lives, and our personal goals are important. We can decide how much time we can give and still be sure we achieve our own goals.

Sometimes we may be tasked with something we’re told is absolutely imperative and must be done immediately. If there is a crisis or a time requirement for the task, we may need to drop everything to address it, but most things are not critical. As we decide what is most important in our lives, we can choose how we’ll spend our time. Everyone’s goals are important, and we are responsible for achieving our own.

Today if you’ve been working on many tasks but aren’t moving closer to your goals, think about what’s most important. Your time is valuable, and your dreams are important. Make a plan to accomplish the goal you most desire, and you will find great satisfaction and happiness when you achieve it. Every dream is possible, and with focus and determination, you can have the life you want the most. Be confident and stand strong. Nothing can keep you from success.

Power Outage

16 Feb

Electricity is a wonderful thing. When we have a good source of it, we can cook, dry our hair, turn on lights, use our computers, and a thousand other important tasks. It’s great when everything is working well, and we hardly give it a second thought – that is until something comes along that knocks it out. A storm may happen that wipes everything out and the electrical grid no longer functions. When nothing turns on, we’re left shivering in the dark, and all we can do is wait, we remember what a blessing it is when everything works. In our personal lives, we may push ourselves to do more and more, and press against hard deadlines with all our energy and focus. It’s great to be completely inspired to accomplish something, but it’s impossible to keep up an all-out level of energy indefinitely. Just like a power outage, we may reach a point where exhaustion takes over, nothing is working like it was and we must regroup. When that happens, we can try to push forward through the struggle, but chances are our fatigue will get in the way. We are powerful and strong, but every system has its limit. Pushing beyond what works may end up costing us more time than if we pay attention to what we need and take care of ourselves first. Slowing down will not keep us from the goal. Stopping for a break will refresh us, and as we rest, new ideas will appear we may have missed in our rush to the finish line. We are capable of accomplishing great things and nothing can keep us from success, but we don’t have to do everything today. There is time to take care of ourselves, and work in ways that help us continue forward without completely depleting our energy reserves. By trusting ourselves and using wisdom, we can accomplish any goal intelligently and effectively. Success is always there for us, and we will achieve it.

Some people believe in giving everything they’ve got, and pushing beyond what is comfortable, in their desire to reach success. It’s good to strive for the goal and do what is needed to succeed, but we never have to extend further than what is reasonable. We can reach the destination we’re seeking without destroying ourselves in the process. By being thoughtful and focused, we can accomplish anything we desire, and with clarity, reach the goal.

Moving as fast as possible may get us to the prize quickly, but we may miss some important cues along the way. It does no good to reach a locked door first if we didn’t take the time needed to get the key before we arrived. Reaching the final door is just part of the objective. It’s important to reach it with everything we need to open it and take advantage of all its benefits. We are intelligent, and have everything we need to do anything we desire. We can reach any goal with patience and wisdom, and find great success.

Today if you’ve been pushing yourself harder and harder to get to a goal as fast as possible, remember to take the time you need to see everything clearly. All the answers are there for you and by focusing on the journey, you will find them. You are amazing. There is great success ahead, and nothing will keep you from it.

One Small Victory

8 Jun

We can do anything we want to do. We can live our lives any way we want and go anywhere. If we’re happy, we can keep things the way they are, or if we’re not happy, can change anything we like. Change is always possible but it won’t just happen because we want it. We have to stop doing something and start doing something else. It sounds easy but it isn’t always simple. Changing our behaviors takes diligence and constancy. If we really want to change, we have to dedicate ourselves to the new behavior and stick to it, over and over again, until it replaces the behavior we want to lose. Deciding we want to change is only the first step. After we’ve made the decision, the work must begin. It will take focus and time, and like turning a ship, instead of taking one big step that changes everything, we may have to take many small steps to get to success. Today we may make one decision that brings us one small victory that moves us closer to the destination. If we want to lose weight, today we may turn down a second helping. If we want to be more fit, we might take the stairs today instead of the elevator. Small victories may seem insignificant when looking at the big picture, but they add up and bring us greater confidence to do even more. Every step forward, no matter how small, is a win. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and change won’t happen overnight, but with diligence and focus, we can do anything. One small step forward each day will take us to success. Nothing is too difficult for us to accomplish, and with persistence and determination, we can have the lives we want the most.

Learning a foreign language takes a lot of effort. We must learn a new vocabulary, figure out how to put together sentences, and pronounce new words. Even if we’re highly motivated and intensely interested, fluency won’t happen quickly. It will require hours of dedicated practice, and patience. Today we may only memorize a few new words and just begin to understand the correct syntax, but tomorrow we’ll do a little more, and in time, if we stick to it, we’ll succeed. Each small step will take us closer to the goal, and we will reach success.

The road to some destinations is short and we can reach them quickly. It’s nice to claim the prize at the end, and we all want to succeed. But some roads are long, and difficult, and take more time than we imagined at the beginning. If the goal is important, we can stay the course and trust ourselves to prevail. If not, we can let it go, and work on something else. We decide what we’ll accomplish and what we want to do. When we’re focused on something we desire, every single movement in the right direction takes us closer to the goal. Some days we’ll go far.  Other days, it may seem we’re standing still, but as long as we stay on the road, we are winning.

Today if you’re working toward a goal but it seems you can only move a tiny bit closer each day, trust yourself. Every step ahead, no matter how small, is a victory that moves you forward. You are amazing and can accomplish anything. Be confident and keep your eyes focused on the road ahead. Nothing is beyond your reach, and every step takes you closer. Stay on course, and you will succeed.

Head Game

18 May

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”  James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

There are endless things we can accomplish as we go through our lives. We have goals we want to achieve and places we want to go. The world is a huge place filled with opportunities and we can do whatever we want, anytime we want. Every success is possible if we believe we can achieve it, and nothing is out of reach. Some goals require specific skills and abilities, and if we don’t now possess them, we can make a plan to gain them and move forward with confidence. But skills and abilities will only take us part of the way. We must be convinced we can succeed. If we don’t think we can do something, chances are we won’t be successful. Believing in ourselves and trusting our instincts and abilities will move us forward. If we doubt we have what it takes, and feel insecure and uncertain we can succeed, we may sabotage our own efforts. Constantly questioning ourselves, second guessing our options, and worrying we can’t make it, may can work against us, and prevent us from reaching the goal. There are endless things we can do, but we can’t accomplish anything unless we’re convinced we can succeed. We are capable of doing amazing things. We can stretch beyond what is comfortable and reach for something more. Nothing is too far or too complex for us to figure out. We are intelligent and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every option is there for us, and we can reach every goal.

Everyone has their own ideas and opinions. If we share our plans and goals with them, they may not agree with us. They may tell us we’ll never be able to accomplish the task, it’s too hard, or will take too long. We are all entitled to our own opinions but they only belong to us. They are not rules of behavior for others. We don’t need permission or agreement to do anything we desire, and we don’t need the belief of others to succeed. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. Every dream is possible, and we can make them ours.

Everything we desire is there for us, but they won’t simply come to us because we want them. Dreaming about the lives we want the most will not make them happen. We must believe our dreams are possible, and then do everything necessary to make them ours. We are highly capable, strong and intelligent. We can do anything. Every destination is there, waiting for us. We can take the first step forward, and then the next, and soon we’ll reach every goal. We can do anything. The whole world is there for us, and we will have it.

Today if you’ve been dreaming about something you want to do but haven’t begun the journey, trust yourself. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you to accomplish. Take the first step. Look ahead and continue forward. Every destination is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. All your dreams are waiting for you, and you will win.