Tag Archives: Risk

Holding It In

28 May

Everyone is different and we all have our own opinions about how things should go and what we should do. There are endless ideas about everything that happens and those differences bring great depth to our experience and help us understand the world. But differences can also cause conflict, especially if someone believes they have the right answers and refuses to listen to any other option. If we must work with them and have a different idea for moving forward, we may struggle to express our viewpoint. Conflict is a normal part of life and can be challenging. If we remain silent, things may be easier, but keeping our ideas to ourselves prevents others from hearing another option. We are important and our contributions are valuable. We can be confident in speaking up and offering new ideas and different methods to accomplish any goal. We are capable and intelligent, and offer a unique perspective that can augment and enrich the way ahead. Every idea has worth, and being open and sharing our impressions and thoughts will bring refreshment and a new point of view that may unlock new doors. There is no way to know what suggestion will turn the tide and pave the way ahead. If we keep our thoughts to ourselves, they will never have the chance to bring us success. We are more powerful and wise than we think we are, and nothing can hold us in place. We can openly contribute to every situation and fearlessly explain our point of view. There is great success ahead, and by sharing our ideas and thoughts with those around us, we will reach every destination we desire.

Some people are very confident, outspoken and strong willed. They know what they want, and don’t hesitate to tell others their opinions, and push their way to the front of the line. If we aren’t as confident and are interacting with them, we may feel intimidated by their behavior. If we have a different opinion about how to proceed, instead of sharing, we may hold our ideas in and keep them to ourselves. Nobody can read our minds and it’s impossible for anyone to know where we stand unless we tell them. Nobody has all the answers. We all have something to offer. By trusting ourselves and speaking up, we can contribute to everyone’s success.

There is always a risk when we share our own ideas that those around us won’t agree, and we’ll be left standing alone with no support. That may happen, but it doesn’t mean our ideas are worthless. It only means they are different than what is needed right now. It’s impossible to know what the future holds, and a proposed course that doesn’t work right now may be perfect for something coming up. There is no down side to offering and hearing alternate opinions and new suggestions. They open us up to original concepts and different roads ahead.

Today if you’ve been unsure about sharing your own ideas, speak up and let others know where you stand. You are amazing and capable, and every idea has value. Be confident and trust yourself. Share your thoughts about how to proceed, and let others know where you stand. The whole world is there for you, and nothing can keep you from your goals. Every success is possible, and you will prevail.

Anything and Everything

2 Mar

As we go through our days making decisions and accomplishing tasks, there are lots of things we do well. We are often able to complete what we set out to do and the road is clear ahead. But sometimes, things don’t go well and we get tangled up in all kinds of complications and unforeseen problems that keep us from getting our plans done and stop us in our tracks. There may be times when anything that can go wrong has gone wrong, and everything goes up in smoke. It happens to everyone at some point. When we’re in the midst of a mess we didn’t expect, and nothing we do clears the way, we may have to put our plans aside for a while. Nothing can hold us in place forever, but we might have to stand still for now. It’s frustrating not to be able to move forward, however, standing still gives us time to look at all the options in front of us and think about how we want to proceed. There will always be more than one way to any destination. We can see everything possible and find the best road that will move us closer to the goal. Everything may go wrong, but nothing stays the same forever. Change is constant and we will find an opening to start again. With determination and patience, no matter what happens or how complicated or convoluted the situation becomes, we will find our way. Every goal is possible and we have everything we need to succeed. We can trust ourselves, and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We are strong and powerful, and we will prevail.

Some goals are easy to reach, and some are more difficult. When we want to accomplish something that means a lot to us, but is complex and hard to attain, we may have to work on it for a long time. If we don’t feel we’re moving forward, we may begin to think the goal is impossible to reach. The road may be very long and arduous, we may tire and need to rest, and there may be endless problems and roadblocks ahead. We can always change direction if we decide the goal is no longer worth the cost, but if we still want to prevail, we have everything we need to reach it.

Most of what happens in our lives is out of our control. If things develop in ways that endanger our plans or there is risk that we will be impacted negatively, we may become overwhelmed with concern. If the possible loss to continue forward is too great, we can let the goal go, and work on something else. Things are always changing and in the future, we may be able to move ahead. We can do anything we want to do, and with careful planning can accomplish any goal we desire. The whole world is there for us. We can be confident and sure we will prevail.

Today if everything is falling apart and your plans aren’t working out, decide what you want to do. If the goal isn’t possible right now, set it aside and move on to something else. If you can continue moving forward, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you know. You can do anything. Step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing can hold you in place, and you will succeed.

Struggle

27 Nov

Few things we desire come without effort. Some things come easily but there is often push back of some sort when we’re trying to do something new. Like an ongoing tug of war, we press ahead and then something happens that makes us step back a bit. The easy, clear, paved roads we hope for may happen once in a while, but most of the time there will be complications, detours, roadblocks, and trouble. We all want to be successful and stay focused enough to continue forward, even when there are problems ahead. The struggle to accomplish something isn’t always easy, and may at times threaten to overcome us. It can be hard and frustrating, but as we unravel each issue, we learn incredibly valuable lessons that teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. The old saying of “No pain, no gain,” comes into play. As we tumble and twist trying to find the right way ahead, we uncover much knowledge and gain wisdom that enhances us and enriches our understanding. If everything was easy to obtain, there would be little value in the experience. We know what we want, and even if the road to it is rocky and treacherous, filled with all kinds of complications and doubt, we can find our way. We don’t have to look at the whole process at once. We can take the next step and solve one problem at a time. Inch by inch we’ll get closer to the goal and with persistence and determination, will reach our destination. When we get there, we will be stronger and wiser for what we’ve accomplished and will carry all our gained knowledge forward with us. Each time we overcome an obstacle, we gain something. Our lives are a reflection of every experience we have. Every dream is possible and with patience and dedication we can reach great success.

Suppose we had our own individual genie who could grant us anything we desired. At first, it would be exciting filling our lives with all the things we’ve dreamed about. But in time, the thrill would dissipate as we realize gaining everything without earning anything feels hallow. Pushing through complications and solving problems are what bring us great satisfaction and benefit. As we learn and grow, our lives are augmented and enhanced, and we gain greater confidence moving forward.

Trying new things and reaching for new goals always carries some risk. Things will likely go wrong, and because we’re on new ground, we may take a wrong turn, or make a big mistake in judgement. If we don’t want to take any risks, we can try to keep our lives exactly as they are. But staying where we are will never open new horizons. Life is a great blessing. What we do with it is up to us. We have enough courage and wisdom to reach further and see how far we can go. There are unlimited things to learn and with each step we will find great joy in our discoveries.

Today if you’re struggling to get to a new goal, and the road is complicated and difficult, trust yourself. You know what you want and nothing can keep you from it. Every destination is possible and you have everything you need to prevail. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream can come true. Take another step forward. You will succeed.

What it Takes

4 Dec

When we really want to change something about ourselves we have be willing to do what is necessary to make it a reality.  Some believe people don’t ever change and many times that’s true.  It’s certainly easier to coast through our lives and do nothing to better ourselves than it is to strive for excellence.  We can have any kind of lives we desire.  If we’re content being who we are and keeping things the same, we may.  But if we want to see how far we can go and really push ourselves toward excellence we must pay attention and purposely go forward with intent.  It takes time and vigilance to make a change that becomes part of who we are.  We can dream about being different and hope that somehow something will happen to simply create the changes we desire.  Wishing and dreaming will never bring us what we want but if we don’t put forth any effort, that’s as far as we’ll go.  There is nothing we can’t achieve if we want it badly enough.  There is no change too difficult or impossible to reach.  If we are determined to turn something in our lives, and we are intent on making the change a reality, we will succeed.  It won’t happen overnight and it may not be easy but we have everything we need to get to the goal.  True happiness comes when we achieve the life we want the most.  Deciding what that means and doing what is needed to make it happen will bring us great satisfaction and contentment.

It’s comfortable to be around situations with which we are already familiar.  We know what to expect, we may know all the players involved, and we feel confident we can manage whatever develops.  It’s nice to be comfortable and we can do the same things every day if that’s as far as we want to go.  But life is full of possibilities and no matter where we are today if we want something different we can get it.  There are endless new experiences available to us and nothing can stop us from having them.  There is so much to be found if we’re willing to step off our regular path and try something new.  We can open any doors we desire and go to new destinations.  The world is there for us and if we want to move, nothing can keep us in place.

There will always be some risk when we want to change something.  We can’t see the future and the road ahead is unknown.  Things may go exactly as we think they will or we may face completely unexpected developments.  It doesn’t matter what we face, we have everything we need to figure out any situation that comes to us.  We are smarter and braver than we think we are and nothing will stop us from succeeding.  We can embrace any change we desire and do what is needed to make it ours.  The world belongs to us and there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Today if you’ve been dreaming of something different but are unsure, be confident and take the first step toward the goal.  You have everything you need to do anything you want.  Every dream is possible and nothing will keep you from success.  You are powerful and strong, and nothing is out of reach.  Step forward and make all your dreams come true.

Blocked Number

30 Mar

Getting a call from a blocked number is like playing one-sided tag. Someone is there to tag us but we can’t return the favor. They are invisible and we can’t call them back. If we block our number before we call someone we can find them but they can’t find us. It’s a control mechanism we may employ to protect our privacy and keep our information secret. While there may be appropriate times to block ourselves before we reach out, often it’s done to keep us apart and separate. It’s a one-sided game. The caller is protected and locked away. We may meet people who are very good at telling us what they want, and defining what works for them but unable to hear us when we express our feelings in return. They know how to ask for their needs but seem unable to hear the needs of others. If we only see ourselves and what we want and only focus on our own road ahead ignoring those around us, it’s like sending out a blocked call. We know where we’re going and we aren’t interested in seeing anything else. It’s the truest form of selfishness. It’s good to look out for ourselves and determine our own way forward and we can make any decisions we like. But if we only see our own narrow road ahead we will miss the opportunities and lessons we may learn by interacting and embracing those around us. We don’t have to block our number to get what we want. We are smart enough and wise enough to be open and still reach our destination.

When one person carries all the cards in any relationship there will be problems. Every successful relationship requires balance. They give a little, and we give a little. If one is always up and the other down, the relationship is destined to fail. There is risk in anything worth pursuing and nothing is stable without balance. If we want a successful relationship in any arena we must let our walls down and be open. We cannot completely protect ourselves with armor and expect to get close to anyone. Shields and blocks are good for keeping an enemy out but if we employ them when we’re trying to build connections we will fail.

It can be unsettling to let others get close to us and know us deeply. When all our doors are open and the light is pouring in we may feel vulnerable and tremulous. Our connections will only be as close as we let them. If we keep ourselves a step back we may have a workable relationship but it will be superficial. Only when we’re brave enough to show our true selves completely will we achieve a deep and satisfying association. The more we give the more we’ll get in return. Our lives are richer when we let others in and we’ll find true happiness when we unblock our connections.

Today if you’ve been keeping yourself a step back and not completely committing to a relationship, think about your options. You can let your walls down and have rich and rewarding connections to those around you. Open up and let others in. Your life will be richer and embellished in positive ways you can’t imagine. Connect with those around you. You have so much to offer and we all want to know you.