Tag Archives: Routine

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.

Because

7 May

Life is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There are endless things we can do and unlimited places to go. The earth is huge and even if we traveled every day of our lives, we’d never see it all. The same is true of the opportunities available. There will always be more options possible than we can take advantage of. We can do anything we want but sometimes we stay where we are and continue in a situation that isn’t fulfilling for a lot of reasons. We don’t know how things will go, how hard it will be to get there, how long it will take, and we may be afraid we’ll fail. There will always be many reasons not to do the things we want the most, but they are just complications and we can manage them as they come. The only reason to change our lives and step forward toward the dreams we desire, is because we want them. That’s all we need. We only need to desire the change more than we’re afraid of what it will take to get it. We can think about what we want, dream about how it would be if we achieved it, and make plans until the cows come home, but until we start, they will elude us. Every dream is possible, and the road ahead is already there for us. When we’re ready to move, we can step forward and move closer to the goal. After that, we can step forward again. Our dreams only seem out of reach until we begin to make them ours. One step will lead us to the next, and if we continue, in time, we’ll reach the goal. Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we like. If we want a change, we must be willing to step into the unknown, and trust ourselves to succeed. Foreign territory can be intimidating, but it’s only foreign until we make it ours. The first step is often the hardest, but once we break the mold, each step will be easier. Every single destination, every single dream is there for us. We can have the lives we want the most. We just need to begin.

Some people are very comfortable with routine. They like things to stay the same and don’t appreciate it when others rock the boat. If we have a relationship with them and share our ideas about a change we’re considering, they may try to talk us out of it. They may tell us it’s not a good idea, it will be too hard, we should be happy with what we have or a thousand other reasons. We can listen to any advice they offer, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. We already have everything we need to prevail, and nothing can hold us back from success.

Mediocrity is easy to achieve. We can coast through our lives and wait for things to improve on their own to a situation we desire. Waiting for life to make our dreams reality is like waiting for the sun to shine at night. It’s not going to happen. Everything is possible, but we must do what is needed to make it ours. Change is constant, and nothing is out of reach. By choosing the roads that take us to the destinations we desire, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’ve been waiting and wishing for your dreams to come true, create a plan to make them yours, and step forward to claim them. Every single possibility is there for you. You are amazing and powerful, and will reach every success you desire.

New Roads

8 Apr

Nothing is permanent in life and change is constant. We go through many different passages and each day brings something new. As we develop and grow, our preferences and desires modify. What was important and captivating in the past may no longer interest us, and we may step forward onto something new. Opening new doors is exciting, but it also means we’re leaving where we were behind. We may change our jobs, our location, relationships, personal associations, or anything else in our lives at any time. If there is contention, it may be easier to walk away and not look back, but if we’re happy where we are but our focus has changed, and we want to go in a new direction, it may be painful to let go and move on. Nothing can stay the same forever, but that doesn’t always make the transition from one road to another easy. Even if we know we’re making the best choice for us, leaving what is familiar can be difficult. We all want to be comfortable but it’s impossible to experience something new by staying in the same place. The world is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There isn’t anything we can’t do if we’re willing to step away from where we are onto a new road. We have all the courage and wisdom to accomplish any goal and reach any destination, but if we want to move forward, we must be willing to let go of where we are. Our lives are ours to design and nothing is out of reach. By trusting ourselves, deciding what we want the most, and then doing what is needed to make it ours, we will gain great satisfaction and happiness. Everything is possible. Every dream can be ours. We can step forward with confidence and clarity and move toward the lives we desire. The whole world is there for us, and we will succeed.

Routines are comfortable. When we do basically the same things every day, we know what to expect and it’s easy to continue. We can keep the same jobs, live in the same place, and follow the same patterns we’re accustomed to for as long as we like. But if we yearn for more and want something new, we must be willing to step onto a new road. Foreign territory can be intimidating, but it’s only foreign until we make it ours. We know what we want, and by stretching beyond where we are, we can reach any goal we desire.

There are no guarantees in life, but some things are predictable. If we do the same things over and over again, nothing will change. Trying something new can be uncomfortable at first, and we may be unsure we can succeed. The first step may be tremulous, but each successful step forward will bring more confidence and determination. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we continue forward and keep our eyes on the goal. Every gift is possible, and we have everything we need to succeed.

Today if you want to try something new but are unsure, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you imagine. There is greatness in you, and you can accomplish anything. Step onto a new road and move toward the goal. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Fresh Air

10 Aug

There are endless things we can accomplish as we move through our lives. The world is huge and there are millions of places to visit and much to see. Although there is lots of opportunity to do anything we want, we have responsibilities, and ties where we are may be hard to break. It’s easy to get into a routine of doing the same things every day and forget that there are unlimited experiences waiting for us. Our jobs, our families, our friends, and all that goes with them give us a great foundation, but they can also hold us in place. We can design our lives any way we like, and if we’re comfortable and content staying where we are, we can. But we are in control and if we want something more, it’s there for us. If we’re in a room that gets stuffy and close, we can open a door and let fresh air in. The same is true in our personal lives. If we’re in a rut and are ready from something different, we need only open a new door and let fresh, inviting new experiences into our lives. There are unlimited things we can do and places we can go. We are the only ones who can keep us from the lives we desire most. Once we decide what we really want, and then commit to doing what it takes to make it ours, we can do anything. Every single dream is possible and nothing is out of reach. The lives we fantasize about and wish for can be ours. There are lots of doors and endless roads to travel. We have all the courage and wisdom needed to do whatever we desire. We can take care of our needs, be responsible, and still move toward what we want. It’s all there for us. We need only step forward, and make it ours.

Tradition is powerful and if our families have done things a specific way for a long time, they may not be supportive if we want to change. Routines make life easy – we know what to do and pretty much know what to expect. Just because something has been done the same way for a while, doesn’t mean we must continue doing it. We are never restricted to any behavior or pattern. When we’re ready to move on to something new, the road will be there for us. Our lives belong to us, and we can live them any way we like. Every door can be opened, and we can find great happiness and success.

Nobody can read the future and it’s hard to see what lies ahead. Stepping toward a new goal may take us into foreign territory. When everything is new and unknown, we may feel unsure at first. But with each step forward, we will gain more confidence, and with determination, if we stay the course, we’ll reach the prize. We are stronger and more capable than we imagine. There isn’t anything powerful enough to keep us from what we want. We can trust ourselves, and go anywhere we desire.

Today if you’re ready to open a new door, decide what you want and take the first step. There are unlimited destinations waiting for you and you have everything you need to reach them. Trust yourself and be confident. There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish. Nothing can hold you in place, and you can have the life you desire. Every dream is possible, and with courage and determination, you will make them yours.