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Tag Archives: Run

Stopping Short

6 Sep

We can do anything we like as we go through our lives. We can achieve the goals we desire and go anywhere we choose. Some things come easily and we hardly notice the effort it takes to move forward, but others take work and considerable time and patience to reach success. If we’re willing to push through whatever happens in order to achieve a goal, nothing will keep us from it. But sometimes we may get sidetracked because it’s difficult to continue forward, and if there have been many complications and detours, we may stop short of the end and quit. We can decide on another road at any time but if we’re giving up because the way ahead is hard and difficult, we will never gain the life we want the most. Our lives are always in our control and we can make all our dreams a reality but nothing is going to simply fall into our laps without effort. Everything we want is possible, but it’s not going to appear just because we desire it. We must be willing to do what is required to achieve it. Dreaming about how things could be is a nice diversion, but it will never make it a reality. Every goal and every destination are possible, but we have to do the work necessary to achieve them. Nothing is out of reach. We already possess everything we need to win. We can move forward with confidence and reach the destinations we desire most. We can have the lives we want and make all our dreams reality.

When a baseball player hits the ball and begins to run toward home, everyone on the other team will be determined to stop him. If he focuses on their efforts instead of the goal ahead, and believes they might prevent him from winning, he could stop short of the goal and quit. We might feel that way when we’re trying to accomplish something big. It might seem everything is working against us. Some goals are hard to reach but one thing is certain, quitting is the only guarantee of failure. It doesn’t matter what the odds are or how difficult the road may get. We can always succeed and reach any goal we desire.

Sometimes we may start out toward something we believe we want but as we push forward and get closer to it, see it isn’t exactly what we were hoping for. We never have to continue forward on a road we no longer desire. If we’ve changed or our situation has changed and we want something else, we can turn our course and move in a new direction. There is no shame or dishonor in changing our minds. We deserve the lives we want, and can design them any way we choose. We can decide where we want to go and achieve any goal before us.

Today if you’ve been pushing through obstacles and problems to achieve something and are tired of the struggle, stop and decide what you want. If the goal is still important, take another look and find the best way forward. If you’ve changed your mind and want something different, redirect your course and start again. Your life is precious and valuable, and you deserve complete happiness. Step forward toward what you want the most, and make your dreams come true. Nothing is out of reach and you will succeed.

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Save Yourself

8 Apr

There are endless things that can happen each day. Sometimes things go right, sometimes they don’t and sometimes everything goes haywire and gets tangled up and confused. We only have control over our own decisions and most things are out of our hands. Our lives may be confounded in ways we never expected because of something we knew nothing about or a decision we couldn’t anticipate. When everything gets turned upside down and we’re trying to figure out what’s going on and what to do next, our survival instinct may kick into high gear. Although our lives may not actually be in danger, in the midst of the turmoil we may feel great stress and anxiety. We may desperately hope someone will come along to save us and help us through, and that might happen but more likely it’ll fall on us to find the way. As we try to unravel the problem, and get more information, we’ll find the answers we need. No matter how convoluted and crazy the situation may be, we’ll find the way through. There isn’t anything too difficult or complicated for us to figure out and if we take things one step at a time, we’ll prevail. Life is unpredictable, and lots of things can go wrong at any time. But we’re intelligent, wise and capable. With patience and persistence, we can always reach a successful outcome. There is never a reason to believe we can’t survive. We have everything we need at every moment. We can trust ourselves and be confident. We are stronger and more powerful than we realize, and nothing can hold us down.

We can’t read the future and may be blindsided by unexpected developments. If what’s happened is far beyond what we ever imagined, it may take time before we fully understand what’s going on. If we’re shocked or stunned by our situation we can stop and step back, and look at everything to get a clear understanding of where we are and begin to formulate what to do next. There may be a lot of moving parts to consider and we might have to take small steps until we fully grasp what needs to be done. Every problem has a solution and we are certainly smart enough to find our way through anything.

If what we’re facing is very intense and we’re completely overwhelmed, instead of trying to manage, we may want to run. Getting away from a crisis may take it out of sight, but will not solve it. No matter how far we go or how long we stay away, it will be waiting for us when we return. We are responsible for solving our own problems. Even if everything has gone wrong and we feel completely lost, the answers will come. We’ve successfully navigated many difficult situations already, and have all the skills we need to get through.

Today if your plans have completely fallen apart and you’re facing a complicated and confusing situation, step back and take a moment to see everything clearly. Take the time you need to find the answers. You can figure out anything and will get through. Don’t give up. Everything is already there for you. You are wise and capable, and nothing is too complex for you to solve. Be confident. You will succeed.

All the Way Around

10 Dec

Life teaches us many lessons that help us understand ourselves and the world better.  Sometimes we experience issues that are very difficult and hard to face.  When we’re in a situation that’s painful and hard to get through, in our discomfort, we might rush forward without looking too closely or staying too long.  Nobody likes to be anywhere that makes them feel bad.  We may think if we run fast enough the pain won’t follow us and we can put a bad experience behind us in a hurry.  However, unresolved issues don’t just magically float away because we don’t want to deal with them.  We can try to ignore them, run past them, look the other way and pretend they don’t exist, but they will remain until we face them openly and completely.  There is no way to move through any problem and leave it behind if we’re unwilling to address it.  Some things take time to fix and we don’t have to solve everything at once but if we want to be happy and something is holding us down, we must face it.  Life isn’t always easy and we may have very difficult and challenging times, but they aren’t permanent and we can find our way through.  We can manage any complication or problem that comes and with courage and determination, continue forward.  Life is an incredible gift and learning to live it happily will enhance every experience.  We have enough courage and wisdom to stand firm and be confident we will prevail even in the darkest moments.  Nothing is strong enough to keep us from moving ahead.  We’re in control of our lives and can do whatever is needed to find success.

Not every day is filled with sunshine and rainbows.  There will be times when things go wrong and we end up struggling and looking for answers.  Most of the time we’ll know what we need to do to get through, but if we’re completely confused and lost, we can ask someone we trust for help.  Things will go wrong and we’ll have hard days – it’s the nature of life.  But no matter what comes, we already have everything we need to prevail.

In difficult situations that are very painful, although we know what we need to do, the answer may be something we don’t want to face.  In an effort to avoid the issue, we may go all the way around everything else trying to find an easier, more agreeable solution.  That might work once in a while, but often the only way to solve a bad situation is to go straight through it.  We can stand firm and face everything exactly as it is and then with patience and wisdom, trust ourselves to find our way.  There isn’t anything strong enough to hold us in place indefinitely.  We are powerful and strong, and can always find the answers we need.

Today if you’re in the midst of a situation you don’t want to face and feel like running the other way and leaving it behind, stop and look at everything clearly.  You have everything you need to prevail.  The solutions are there for you and you have enough courage and wisdom to find them.  Trust yourself.  You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too hard for you to manage.  Nothing will keep you from success.

In the Dark

9 Jan

We all have dreams about what we’d like to do, places we want to see, and accomplishments we hope to achieve. Sometimes we take the steps needed to start the journey toward those dreams but there may be times when what we want seems so far away and out of reach we only think about it and do nothing to move toward it. It’s like standing in the dark in a closet and looking out through the slats in the door. We can see the rooms before us and all the possibilities, but we remain hidden and quiet, merely looking at what could be. There is no risk if we stay where we are, comfortable and secure in our place and what’s around us. If we protect ourselves from new experiences we may feel safe, but that safety comes at a great price. Standing in the dark and looking out at the world of available opportunities will never move us forward toward our dreams. Every dream is possible but nothing will come without effort. We must open the doors and walk forward toward the destinations we desire. We can be confident in our ability to find the road ahead. There isn’t anything we can’t do. We can take one step forward and then take another, and keeping our eyes focused ahead we will achieve any goal we set. Our lives are completely in our control and nothing is strong enough to hold us back or keep us in place. Every chance is possible. Every dream is available. We can begin moving toward anything we desire, and find success.

It’s nice to be familiar with our surroundings and those we encounter. We feel comfortable knowing the landscape and who we will meet. It’s great to have a network of friends and acquaintances, and strong ties with those around us. But every friend was once a stranger. Every comfortable location was once a foreign land. We can bravely step away from the familiar and forge new paths toward any destination we desire. No matter how strange things seem at first, we will know them and make them our own. The world is filled with possibilities and we can achieve anything we desire.

No journey is without trouble. We may take a wrong turn, we may meet someone who works against us, and we may stumble along the way. We don’t need to run back to the familiar when things go wrong. We can look at the situation before us, remember why we’re pushing forward, and find the way through. There really is no problem too difficult for us to solve and no complication too perplexing to figure out. We have everything we need to do anything. Nothing will stop us from finding success. We are strong and powerful, capable and wise. We can accomplish any goal we desire.

Today remember how important your dreams are. If you’ve been staying close to what’s comfortable and familiar, look ahead and take the first step toward your deepest desire. You can accomplish anything. Step out of the darkness and push ahead. All your dreams are there for you, and nothing will keep you from them.

You Pick

23 Jan

We interact with all kinds of people every day. Sometimes we say hello in passing, sometimes we have long conversations and work together, and sometimes we have disagreements. If a discussion becomes intense, the disagreement may escalate. When things become contentious and tempers rise, we may become very uncomfortable. But we always have a choice to continue the conversation and let it play out no matter what, or stop and return to it again another time. Unfortunately, when we’re in the heat of the situation, especially if offensive things are being said, we may get so caught up that we forget to think about anything but pushing forward. Being in control of ourselves is easy when things are going well but when we’re in conflict it’s harder and more difficult to manage. However, no matter what is said or done, we always have the opportunity to choose how we will proceed. We can step back until things settle down, or we can go storming ahead and give it all we’ve got. We get to pick. Of course, the other party gets to pick too. But if they’re pressing the argument and we don’t want to continue, we can step away.

As human beings, we have all kinds of instinctive survival mechanisms. The fight or flight reflex is part of that. If we feel we’re being attacked, it prompts us to either fight back or leave the situation. Which way we go depends on how we’re wired and how much self-control we can exercise at the time. For some of us the first response to threat is to fight. For others the first thought is to run – or leave the situation. We’re all geared a little differently but no matter what we instinctively feel, we have the option to control our response by thinking about it first. If we’re fighters, that means we have to stop before we escalate the situation further and think of a better plan. If we’re runners, we have to be brave enough to face the situation and determine how to navigate it more effectively. Either way, the choice is ours. The excuse some offer when things go wrong of, “That’s just how I am,” is unhelpful. Conflict comes to us all. How we manage it is up to us.

Sometimes even if we try to modify a volatile situation, or try to diffuse the tension, the other party will not back down. That is their choice and if that happens and nothing we say or do improves the situation, if things continue to escalate and we don’t feel secure, we can walk away. We don’t have to stay engaged in any interaction that makes us feel distressed or threatened. We are entitled to do what is best for us. Even if the other party has some sort of authority over us, we may calmly state that we are not comfortable and need to leave. Sometimes just stating our discomfort will diffuse the situation and things will improve. Sometimes not. Every situation is different but we have the right to feel calm and safe in all our dealings. We are valuable and important. We can pick what we’ll do and what we’ll take. We can choose to stay and continue an exchange or we can leave. Leaving doesn’t mean we’re conceding or giving up. It means we are choosing to control how we will go forward.

Today if you’re involved in a discussion that makes you uncomfortable, decide how you want to handle it. You can try to work through it or you can leave and return to it another time. You can be polite and respectful and get what you need to go forward. Your feelings are valuable and should be honored. You can be in control of yourself. Be confident and choose what is best for you.