Tag Archives: Routine

Breaking Through It

24 Mar

Our lives are often busy and we never know what we’ll face each day. Our plans may change, the road we’re on may get blocked, someone might step in the way, or any of a million complications may arise. There’s a lot going on much of the time, and if we’re concentrating on getting our chores, responsibilities, meetings and other commitments done, the time may fly by without notice. It’s hard to think about our personal goals when others are relying on us to take care of things, and we have a lot of distractions. We may have a job where we can set “office hours,” times when our door is open and others may interrupt us. It may be understood that outside of those defined periods, we are not to be bothered. It’s very convenient to be able to define when distractions may interfere, but in the real world, there are no such restrictions. Things happen, we get turned around or bumped off course, and it may be a long while before we can reset and start again. It’s important to take care of our needs and responsibilities, but our personal goals are also important. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we are always in control of our lives. We can manage our time in ways that allows us to get things done, but gives us time for ourselves. We can break through all the noise and activity, and find respite and contemplation. It doesn’t have to be a long time, but it needs to be dedicated to ourselves to ensure we’re moving toward what we desire most and are doing what we need to be happy. We can be loving and caring and give to others, but we are the most important person in our lives. If we’re not happy, nothing else is going to work. By making ourselves a priority and taking the time we need, we will find great peace and satisfaction. Every goal is possible, and with patience and clarity, we can have the lives we want the most.

Fear is a powerful emotion. If we let it, it may hold us in place and keep us from our dreams. How we think will often predict what will happen. If we want something but are afraid we can’t achieve it, it’s likely we will never succeed. Nobody knows everything and it can be intimidating to step onto a new road when we have no idea how it will go. But as the saying goes, “Fortune favors the bold,” and if we trust ourselves, and push ahead despite our uncertainty, odds are we’ll win. We have all the courage we need to do whatever we desire. We can break through any doubt, and find great success.

Routines and patterns may be deeply ingrained in our lives. If we’ve been doing the same things for a long time it may be daunting to think about changing things up. We know where we are, we know all the players and we know what to expect. But the whole world is there for us and limiting our experience simply out of habit will never take us where we most want to go. Every single dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing is out of reach.

Today remember you are the most important person in your life and you deserve complete happiness. Take the time you need to think about what you want the most and make a plan to achieve it. There is greatness and power in you and nothing is out of reach. Dream big and step forward with confidence. You are amazing and every success is possible. Move ahead and they will all be yours.

Remembering Again

15 Feb

Life can be complicated and we’re often busy taking care of all the details necessary to keep everything running smoothly. There can be a lot going on and sometimes if we’re so focused on getting things done and moving on to the next task, we may lose sight of the big picture. As we go through our experiences we learn new things, what works, what hurts, what stops our progress and a million other things. The lessons we gain give us insight and understanding that help us as we continue on and open new doors ahead. But life is busy and it’s possible to forget even an important lesson while we try to untangle today’s issues, and get ready for tomorrow’s. Someone may say something that reminds us of some mistake we made in the past, and we quickly remember what didn’t work and change course before we repeat a bad experience. There are reminders all around us of where we’ve been and what we’ve done already. If we’re so busy we don’t notice them, it’s possible we’ll travel down the same road that brought disaster once before and get to do it all over again. We date different people but they all have the same abusive personality, we repeat the same lack of judgement at work that creates stress and difficulty, or other things we’ve already proven do not work but neglect to change. We’re in complete control of every decision we make and there is no way to escape accountability for every action. There is nothing to be gained from lessons we choose to forget. Learning from our mistakes and using that knowledge to adjust our course moving forward will help us find happiness and reach success. We can do anything we want and have the lives we most desire by learning everything possible as we move ahead. Every destination is possible and with clarity and focus, nothing can keep us from anything we want.

Back when records were used to record music, sometimes there would be a nick in the disc creating a skip, and the music would repeat the same phrase over and over again. If we refuse to learn from our mistakes, our lives may be like that. We may repeat the same bad decisions over and over again. Repeating a bad mistake doesn’t make it better. We deserve complete happiness, and by remembering what we’ve learned along the way and applying it to what we’re doing now, we can achieve it. Everything is there for us. We just need to do what is needed to make it ours.

Traditions and routines are very powerful. There is nothing wrong with having a predictable life, but doing the same things can only bring the same results. If what we’re doing isn’t making us happy, we can change. We don’t have to stay in any relationship that doesn’t work, or keep a job that makes us crazy. There are always many options possible and we have everything we need to do anything we like. Every blessing is there for us, and with determination and patience, we can make them ours.

Today if you’re doing something that isn’t making you happy, think about what you really want. You are in control of your life and can design it any way you like. Decide how you want to proceed, and take the first step forward. There is great happiness just ahead and you will reach it.

Off the Treadmill

1 Feb

Life is filled with opportunities and possibilities. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, there will be countless options available if we want them. We can change anything at any time, but it takes effort and a willingness to do what is necessary to facilitate any change we desire. Walking on a treadmill will keep us busy, but we will never move out of place. We will stay exactly where we are, no matter how much energy we exert. If we’re busy but we’re not moving closer to our goals, we can change our situation. If we’re in a job that is unfulfilling and isn’t moving us forward, or a relationship that doesn’t make us happy, or a thousand other things, and we’re ready to move on to something else, we can. Making a big change in our lives will take serious thought and contemplation. It may cause a disruption that may bring uncertainty as we transition to something new. But our lives are ours to design and our happiness is important. We can decide what we really desire, where we want to go, and what we really want to do. Every option is possible but they won’t all be easy to achieve. Some changes take a lot of work and time but if we’re determined and focused on the goal we can get there. We already know what we want, and have everything we need to make it ours. We deserve complete happiness, and never have to settle for second best. By deciding what we want the most, and then taking the first step toward the goal, we can begin the journey that will bring us satisfaction and happiness. Everything is there for us, and with patience and wisdom, we can trust ourselves to do what is needed to achieve anything. It’s all there waiting, and we can make it ours.

When we’re ready to make a change, those around us may not agree. It’s easy when everything stays the same, and change can make some people uncomfortable. We don’t need agreement or permission to do anything we desire. We can share our plans if we like, and then start forward according to our own desires. When problems arise, we will solve them, and if unforeseen issues complicate the road ahead, we will find the answers we need. We are highly capable and nothing is out of reach.

Routines and patterns are easy to maintain. We know what to do and pretty much what to expect. It’s tempting to stay in an unfulfilling situation simply because we’re used to it. But our dreams can never come true if we don’t pursue them. Nothing is going to come to us without effort. We are more powerful and capable than we think we are, and when we’re ready, nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re ready for something new, decide what you want the most and make a plan. Then take the first step forward, and keep your eyes on the goal. You are amazing and strong, and every destination is there for you. You can have the life you dream of. Be confident and keep moving ahead. Every possible success is there for you, and you will make them yours.

Inertia

9 Jul

Inertia – A tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. (Dictionary.com)

Change is a constant in life. The only thing we can count on is that no matter what is going on now, it will eventually change into something else. Nothing is permanent and there is no way to know what will happen next. Although this is an undeniable fact, we are in control of our lives. If we are determined to keep things the same, we can stand still, and remain where we are, repeating the same things over and over. The situations around us will undoubtedly move on and there will be alterations in our environment, but we can stand still for as long as we like. Staying in the same place and repeating the same patterns can be comforting, but sameness and inertia will never take us to the destinations we dream about. It’s impossible to accomplish the goals we most desire and get the lives we want by doing nothing. Standing still may be familiar, but it will not bring us the richness and depth that trying something new will afford. Our lives are ours to design, and if we’re unhappy or dissatisfied, staying in the same place won’t improve the situation. If we want something different, or something more, we must exert effort. Nothing will magically change and our lives won’t improve simply because we desire it. Everything is possible and every dream we imagine can be reached, but it’s up to us to make it happen. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We can wait as long as we want, stand still until the cows come home, but until we step forward, and pursue what we desire most, nothing will change. We have all the wisdom and courage necessary to do whatever we desire. All we need to do is step forward, and begin.

Everyone has dreams about the life they want, goals they want to reach, and places they want to go. Thinking about them and planning for them is the first step in reaching success, but until we take action, nothing will change. Everything we do has a result. Each action brings something new. We don’t have to completely upend our lives and change everything all at once to get where we want to go. We can begin with one small step forward, and then take another. As we continue to move ahead, the goal will become clear and we will reach success.

Change can be intimidating, but there is no way to move from where we are to where we want to be without it. We may need to step into foreign territory and travel unknown paths, but we are strong and have all the courage required to accomplish anything. We can trust ourselves to find the right roads ahead, and believe in our ability to succeed. The lives we dream of are possible, and with faith and determination, we can make them ours.

Today if you want something more, make a plan to begin moving forward. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish and every dream is possible. Decide what you want most, and then take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too difficult or too far away. Trust yourself and be confident. All your dreams are waiting, and you will make them yours.

Just Good Enough

10 May

When we want something badly, we may do whatever it takes to get it. We might spend all the money we have, call in every favor and push ourselves to the limit. Strong desires can trigger extreme measures, and if after all we’ve done, we succeed, we may feel it was all worth it. But those situations are few and far between. Most of the time, the things we desire won’t require such herculean efforts. When things are easily accessible, we might put them off. If we’re happy where we are and achieving them will require us to change something or they are inconvenient, we may set them aside. After all, everything is going okay, why test the waters to see what’s possible? We may decide we don’t need excellence and can be happy with just good enough. It’s like getting a C in class. It’s a passing grade that probably won’t take a lot of effort, and if we’re willing to settle, it’ll be fine. Settling for what’s easy will never make our dreams come true. A mediocre life will never take us anywhere we really want to go. We can coast through and just follow along, but if we want the lives we dream of, and reach every destination that captures our interest, we must be willing to do more. We are capable of achieving far more than we think we can, and every single dream is possible. If we step forward and open new doors, we may accomplish things we never thought we could. We’ll never know how far we can go if we stay in the same place. The world is huge, and there are unlimited options waiting for us. We can do anything and go anywhere. We just have to decide what we want, and then do what is needed to make it ours. Life is filled with opportunities. Our lives can be filled with every desired goal and as we achieve them, we’ll find complete and fulfilling happiness.

Routines are comfortable. As we repeat the same behaviors, we pretty much know what to expect and how things will go. It’s like walking on a treadmill. Our lives are advancing but the scenery never changes. Being busy doesn’t mean we’re moving forward. Our lives are ours to design and if we want to stay in the same place we can, but it’s impossible to learn anything new by doing the same things over and over again. We can trust ourselves to step onto a new path and begin a new journey. As we move ahead, we’ll find great reward and refreshment by opening new doors.

Every experience we have changes us in some way. We learn as we go, and each time we overcome an obstacle we get stronger and wiser. New destinations can be intimidating, and we may be hesitant to step in a new direction. But we are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. There is no tangle we can’t unravel, and with determination and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything. When we’re ready, we can create the lives we dream about.

Today, if you’ve been staying in the same lane doing the same things, but are ready to try something new, make a plan and take the first step forward. The world is filled with opportunities and destinations just waiting for you. Be confident and trust yourself. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.