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Holding Fast

6 May

As we go through our lives there is no way to know what will come. We don’t have control over anything but the decisions we’re making. There are billions of people in the world and they’re all making decisions as well. Sometimes someone else’s choice may cause a domino effect that rolls our way and pushes us in a new direction. Change is constant and even if we plan well and are intently focused on moving forward, something may happen that stops us cold. We might know why everything has changed, or we may have no idea. Either way, if the way ahead is now blocked and impassable, we will have to decide how to proceed. There are few clear, paved roads to the destinations we desire, but there will always be a way around whatever is blocking our path. It may not be convenient, it might take us the long way around, and it might require more time to get to the destination, but there will be a way forward. If we hold fast to what we want, we will find our way and reach the goal. It sounds easy enough – just change direction and get there. But life is rarely that easy. If others are involved, we may need to get agreement before we can proceed. The road may be covered with huge rocks and hurdles we must overcome to advance even a little bit, and we might have to venture into foreign territory where we don’t know the terrain or the players. A storm may develop, and we may be buffeted by high winds and torrential rain. At some point, we’ll have to decide if the goal is worth what we’re going through. If it is, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to continue forward. We can dig deep, hold fast, and push ahead with focus and determination. Every single dream is possible. Every single one. We just have to decide what we want the most.

Lots of people continually come in and out of our lives, and we may seek their guidance and value their opinion. If we’re seriously focused on achieving a goal, and they disagree with our decision, they may try to dissuade us from continuing. They may encourage us to try for something easier, saying the goal isn’t worth all the effort we’re expending. We can always alter our course, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. It doesn’t matter if others don’t understand or agree, we can design our lives any way we like, and reach every destination we desire.

There are endless things to capture our attention and unlimited ideas to try. We can do anything we like, but first, we must decide what we want. If we don’t decide where we want to go, we may spend all our time distracted by every possible option and achieve nothing. We can have the lives we dream of once we take the time to determine exactly what that means, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if the road you were on has become difficult and you can’t see the way ahead, decide what you want the most. If the goal is important, trust yourself and continue forward. Each step will lead you to the next, and if you persist, you will reach the destination no matter how hard it is to achieve. Nothing is too far or too complicated for you to manage. Be confident. Success is always there for you, and you prevail.

Aftermath

6 Nov

Weather is unpredictable. We might be enjoying a completely sunny day, when suddenly dark clouds roll in and a storm begins to blow. There might be advanced warning so we can prepare, but things can change quickly and unexpectedly, and we may get caught in a deluge without cover. The same is true in our personal lives. One moment we’re sailing along on a clear road, easily moving toward our goals, and then something happens that completely changes the landscape ahead. When everything suddenly turns upside down it’s hard to gain our footing and figure out exactly what to do. But we are intelligent and capable, and there isn’t any problem so complex or daunting that can hold us in place indefinitely. All the answers we need will always be there for us, and with patience and focus, we’ll find them. That doesn’t mean we won’t suffer or need time to recover after the worst is over. Some things can change our lives so dramatically that we cannot return to where we were. The aftermath of a storm may leave 100 year old trees knocked to the ground, and flood waters in places that have never seen them before. If our lives are so altered by events out of our control, that we are turned around and facing a completely new direction, the aftermath may leave us scarred and unsure. The future may seem intimidating and we may have no idea how to proceed. Getting pushed off course and turned around will make it hard to discern the road ahead. We can take our time and stand still until we can see clearly where we want to go. Having to travel on a new road will not prevent us from reaching any goal we desire. There are endless roads to every destination, and we have everything we need to reach them.

Everyone wants an easy life. We may think it would be perfect if every road was clear and nothing got in our way. It would certainly be easier to move forward if there were no obstacles, but if all our goals were easy to reach, we would lose the great experience that trials bring us. When we get stopped, we must re-think our plans and find answers to help us start again. Every experience gives us new skills to carry forward and enables us to reach success more easily. Trouble will come to us all, and valuing what we’re learning as we navigate through whatever problem we’re facing will help us understand ourselves and the world around us.

We may face a situation that is so intense and negative it changes the way we see ourselves and our future lives. What was once possible may be gone and where we were headed may no longer work. Every storm has an aftermath. How it affects our lives may be out of our control. That doesn’t mean we can’t be successful, but our success may look completely different than when we started.

Today if something has happened that has completely upended your plans, and you’re facing a new direction, trust yourself. There isn’t anything you can’t manage. Success is still there for you and you will reach it. Look at everything clearly and decide how you want to proceed. Every destination is possible and your will prevail.

I’m Not Doing That

7 May

Life is filled with unlimited opportunities for growth and learning. It’s great when we’re doing something we want to do and learning new skills we desire. But sometimes we may be faced with something that’s difficult or unpleasant, and the very thought of doing it is repugnant and off-putting. We may think, “I’m not doing that,” but because of the situation don’t really have a choice. There will be times when all of us, despite our displeasure or discomfort, may have to do something we really don’t want to do. Nobody wants to do things that make them uncomfortable but sometimes it can’t be avoided. Instead of pushing our hands out and refusing to look at it, or just walking away in disgust, we can take a breath, stand still, and look at everything objectively. Every problem – no matter how annoying or complicated – has a solution. We know how to find answers and open doors to new solutions even when the situation is extreme or dire. What seems complex and unworkable can be untangled by patiently taking the time we need to see all the parameters of the situation clearly, and finding the way through. Sometimes life goes haywire and everything gets jumbled up and confused. But we’re intelligent and capable, and there isn’t anything too complex or difficult for us to manage. Nobody wants to dive into a hornet’s nest full of problems but if we must, we can do it with confidence and grace. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can find all the answers we need and solve every problem before us.

Sometimes it seems we’re the only ones with problems, and everyone around us appears to be doing fine. Of course, nobody gets a perfect life where everything goes well every day. Some of us are demonstrative and share every detail with those around us, and others are quieter and more reserved. We don’t know what others are facing or what they have to deal with. We all struggle with difficulties and problems, and deal with issues that complicate everything. Choosing to be confident and taking things one step at a time will help us find our way through and overcome anything before us.

There may be times when we’re bombarded with one problem after another and feel like we can’t escape. Sometimes when it rains, it really does pour, and at times like that we may feel we can’t manage and should just give up. We can surrender to any problem we like but the answers we need are always there for us. With perseverance and determination, we will find them and solve any issue we must. We are more powerful and capable than we think we are. Nothing is too hard for us to manage. We can trust ourselves to find the way through and be confident we will prevail.

Today if you’re facing something difficult you don’t want to do, and feel you can’t manage it, remember how strong and intelligent you are. You are wise and capable, and nothing is too complex or hard for you to manage. Stand strong and be confident. You already possess everything you need to prevail. Success is just ahead and you will reach it.