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Best Friend

29 Apr

Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they should do. Most of us want to be successful completing what’s important to us and try to move forward a little every day toward the destinations we desire. Life is complicated and sometimes our progress doesn’t exactly go the way we hope it will. Problems arise, we make decisions that don’t always work out and it seems we have to continually modify and adjust to push through. We might get to a point where we think we should be further down the road than we are or that somehow, we should be doing better in some way. We may set our personal standards very high and if we don’t meet them, become critical of our performance. There is always room for improvement no matter what we’re doing, and we can always do a little more, but we can honor how far we’ve come and what we’ve already accomplished. Berating ourselves for not getting to the goal fast enough, or doing everything perfectly isn’t helpful. We aren’t perfect – nobody is. We learn with each step we take, and as long as we keep stepping forward, we’re winning. It’s fine to have high standards and want to do our best, but we only have control over our own decisions, and things we know nothing about may derail us. We can learn to accept complications and the delays they may cause without tearing ourselves down for not getting to the goal fast enough. We know what we want and have everything we need to get it. We can do anything we like, but we can’t do it all today. Trusting ourselves as we push through, and being patient when there are detours and setbacks will give us the confidence we need to succeed.

If our best friend comes to us upset because they didn’t reach a goal as planned, instead of ridiculing them for not getting it done, we probably would offer them support and kindness. Because we care for them, we may encourage them not to get discouraged, and help them start again. However, we are often harder on ourselves in the same situations. We expect more of ourselves than we expect of others, and that can work against us. Learning to allow the same patience and support we give to others for our own individual struggles will bring us great relief and encouragement. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can trust that no matter what comes, or what goes wrong, we’ll find our way forward.

Perfection may be our goal, but it’s not likely to be our achievement. There is no way to know everything, and there are endless situations that may enter our lives and disrupt everything we have going on. Learning to bend when things go wrong, and keep our eyes on the goal, even when the road turns, will help us reach success. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from our goals.

Today if you’re disappointed in yourself because you haven’t gotten as far as you think you should, stop and look at how far you’ve already come. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. You know what you want, and each step takes you closer to the goal. Be confident and continue forward. Every success is there for you and you will prevail.

Moving On

23 Apr

We accomplish millions of things as our lives advance. There are tasks we must do to stay on track and keep things rolling forward, responsibilities that need to be taken care of, and seemingly endless projects that continually arise. We may face times when there is more to do than we can possible complete and we have to choose which is most important. What’s important to us can always take priority over other things that need our time. We decide what we want to do and how we want to proceed. But we share the world with lots of other people who have their own opinions. They may bring ideas and projects they want us to do with them or accomplish for them. If we are under their authority, their desires may take precedence over our own. Our personal choices may have to wait while we do something required of us. However, most of the time we’ll be free to choose for ourselves. Others may ask us to do things for them, and we can certainly help if we like. Most of us want to be helpful, and we may agree when someone asks for our time. Our decisions belong to us and if we want the lives we desire the most, we must make them with our personal goals in mind. There will always be something to take our focus away from what we really want, and if we’re not careful, we may spend our time doing things that cannot move us forward. Our dreams and goals are important, and we can focus on them, and decide to keep moving on and progressing forward. There are unlimited things that can hold us in place, but if we keep our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will get to every destination we seek. We can make our dreams reality, and do anything we desire.

Some people need a lot of individual support as they move forward. We’re all different and our skills and needs differ from one to another. If we’re involved with someone who needs a lot of help and encouragement to progress, they may ask for more of our time than we are comfortable providing. We’re all responsible for our own lives and can make excellent decisions about how we spend our time. We can carefully evaluate what we may offer, and still be successful moving forward.

We always do what we want to do most. Sometimes it’s because there’s something we desire, but other times it may be because we’re under duress or pressured to accommodate a situation. We’re in control of our lives and can always decide what works best for us. We can discern where to offer our time, and choose the best road ahead. We’re intelligent and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. Every destination and goal are possible, and with focus and careful planning, we can accomplish anything.

Today if you’re being pulled away from the road you want to travel, manage your time wisely and return to the goal when things change. Keep your focus on the way ahead, and you will reach every destination you desire. You are amazingly capable and nothing is out of reach. Take control of your life and move forward with confidence. Every dream is there for you. Step forward and claim them. There is great success ahead, and nothing can keep you from it.

Coiled Up

20 Mar

There are lots of different situations we experience as we go through our lives. Change is constant, and while we enjoy and embrace the good times, chances are something will eventually turn in another direction and we may end up in an entirely different scenario. When things change and there are a lot of unknowns, if we’re stressed and uncertain, we may feel tense and worried, like a coiled-up spring, just waiting for something to break everything apart. There is no way to know what will happen next and there will always be unknowns and uncertainty to some degree. If we want to, we can let anxiety and concern over what might happen overcome us, and stand paralyzed waiting for the bottom to fall out. While it’s possible that lots of things may go wrong, our most dreaded fears may become reality and we may be vanquished, most of the time that won’t happen. There may be complications and scary developments, but our whole world won’t collapse and there will always be a way out. There will always be another option possible and another road available. We have overcome many difficulties already, and even when we aren’t sure what to do, will find our way. There is no need to believe we won’t survive – we will. There is no reason to doubt – we are strong and capable. Things may fall apart, our plans may falter, and we might be confused and unsure. But no matter where we are or what’s happened, we already possess everything we need to turn our course, and reach success. We are more powerful than we realize and nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop us from moving forward.

The world is a huge place but with international travel, and the internet, we are far more connected to far away places than ever before. What happens in a country thousands of miles away may impact us here at home. We have no control over what anyone else does, and sometimes people do things that negatively impact everyone. When disaster strikes, and we’re suddenly restricted from doing the things we want to do, we can find creative ways to continue toward our own goals and objectives. Being flexible and learning to bend when the winds of change blow our way will help us find the answers we need to continue ahead.

There is never only one way to live or one road to travel. There are unlimited options always available to us, and if one road gets blocked, we can step onto another. We are creative and wise, and can accomplish whatever we desire no matter what may be in the way. If the road ahead is no longer available, we can find another or create our own. There will always be possibilities and every answer we need will arise. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us from our goals. We can do what is needed to gain the life we want and make our dreams come true.

Today if it seems everything has gone wrong, and you’re restricted in ways that are keeping you in place, look at all the possibilities before you. There is another way forward, and with patience and clarity you will find it. Trust yourself. You are amazing and wise, and nothing can keep you from success.

This Way or That

21 Nov

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Many of them are minor and don’t have much effect on us, but some are important and powerful. When we’re facing a big decision, we must make sure we choose the path that will take us where we want to go. There will always be a result of every decision we make. Every choice takes us somewhere and if we’re not paying attention or choose badly, we may face serious consequences and end up somewhere we never wanted. Making good decisions requires focus and clarity. We need to understand what we want to gain, and then do what is needed to help us achieve it. When we have all the information we need to choose wisely, the path is easier to find. But there are always complications in life. Other people may influence us because of what they want, or what they think is best for us. Some situations may be fraught with stress and confusion, making it hard to see everything clearly, and we may not have all the information we need to completely understand what’s going on. If we’re unsure how to proceed, we can stop and wait until things settle down and we can see things objectively. We are responsible for every decision we make and by being patient, and taking the time we need to get all the facts, we will find the answers necessary to make the best choice possible. We can pave the road ahead by choosing carefully, and when we do, our journey will be easier. Every answer we need will always be there for us, and we can proceed with confidence and clarity, knowing what we want, and making sure we’re on the right path to achieving it.

If we’re bombarded by someone else’s ideas about what we should do, or pressured to move forward on someone else’s agenda, it may be difficult to make our own decisions. We’re in control of our lives and can always go along with others, even if we’re sure it’s a bad idea, and make the worst possible choice. Or we can stand strong, listen carefully, and despite other suggestions, choose the road that’s best for us moving forward. We know what we want, and with persistence and determination, can reach the goals we most desire.

There are endless roads to travel and unlimited destinations to explore. We can choose where we’ll go, what we’ll do, and what goals we’ll accomplish. The decisions of others belong to them, and we can choose our own paths. We don’t have to follow along, or comply with anyone else’s ideas about what we should do. Our lives belong to us, and we can make every dream come true. By being true to ourselves, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great satisfaction and contentment.

Today if you’re facing a big decision, and there is pressure to go in a certain direction, trust yourself. You know what you want and have everything you need to succeed. Look at all the possibilities before you and choose the road you want to travel. Your life is yours and you have all the wisdom and courage you need to accomplish any goal. Be confident and step forward. Every dream is possible, and you will win.

The Highway

19 Jun

We all have our own ideas and opinions about how things are and how they should go. We are each unique and our lives are colored and influenced by the experiences we have and the people with whom we interact. Although our own personal interpretations may be diametrically opposed to someone else’s, it doesn’t necessarily mean one is right and the other is wrong. There are many roads to travel and no one perfect way to live life. If we’re strong willed and think our ideas are the only correct way to proceed, we may struggle to get along with others who think differently. If we believe the old adage that “it’s my way or the highway,” we may have trouble understanding others and our personal relationships may suffer. One way of doing things is just that – one way. It will never be the only way to get things done and if we’re not open to hearing other opinions, we may have to travel it alone. We may feel some ideas are not acceptable, repugnant, or completely insane, when in reality they are only different. We can design our lives any way we want but that’s where our control ends. We can’t expect others to follow our example or pattern their choices after ours. Everyone gets to choose for themselves. They may choose roads we would never consider, adopt beliefs we cannot understand, or go in the opposite direction we choose, despite our efforts to convince them otherwise. There is unlimited variety in human expression and we’re all entitled to our very own version. Our lives belong to us and we can live them any way we choose. We can be confident in our own personal views and still respect and honor differences in others.

When we’re convinced we have the right answers and know the best way forward, we may want others to listen to us and follow along. If they don’t agree with us and refuse to adopt our beliefs or plans, we could ridicule and belittle them, call them names, and disparage them to others in an effort to bring them in line. But putting others down will never convince anyone to follow us. It will only damage our credibility and may make it harder to find alliances in the future. We can state our position positively, and then allow others to make their own decisions. We can respect differences and build partnerships going forward.

Being committed to our personal choices need not make us intolerant of the decisions of others. Every road has benefits and challenges, and there are endless options possible for every choice. We can decide what we want and how we want to move forward regardless of what others are doing. The roads we choose are ours to travel and each decision we make reflects our personal desires and ambitions. Life is filled with possibilities and we may embrace any path we want to get to any destination. It’s all up to us and us alone to design our lives and accomplish the goals we desire.

Today remember your personal choices are important and belong solely to you. Hold them close and respect the choices of others. You are wise and capable, and able to accept differences of opinions with grace and dignity. You are such a blessing to us all. Set the example for good, and step forward with confidence.

Being True

10 May

Each of us has our own unique personality that defines who we are. We express our individual tastes and desires and learn about ourselves and what we want. If we’re confident and self-assured we will stay true to our own personal values and choices. However, if we’re unsure about how we feel in certain situations and uncertain about how to respond we may latch onto someone else’s ideas and behaviors and adopt them as our own. Some people are very forceful and strong and if we aren’t sure we may choose to emulate them instead of voicing our own opinions. It’s easy to simply copy someone else’s ideas and views instead of figuring out our own. But pretending to be something we really aren’t will never take us where we want to go. Each choice we make has a result and if we choose behaviors that don’t reflect who we are we will construct a false façade that doesn’t have anything to do with reality. We can be inauthentic and imitate others for a while but eventually who we are will surface and the incongruity may bring confusion and complications. There may be times when we don’t know how we feel about something and need more information before we can decide. We don’t have to rush in order to agree with others and we don’t have to copy their answers. We can wait until we figure out everything and then determine our next steps. Allowing ourselves to be true to who we are before we respond will help us live honestly and sure. There is nobody else on earth exactly like us and our opinions and suggestions are important. We are smart enough to understand any situation before us and can take the time we need to find the best answers going forward.

Ideas change as time passes and what was once all the rage is now old news. If we change our opinions and standards every time the world around us changes we’ll be like leaves in the wind, tossed here and there with no direction or destination in mind. If we don’t define who we are and what we believe others will have trouble trusting and relying on us because each new idea will pull us away from where we are. There are always endless choices available and we must find the ones that best reflect our personal ideals and motives. We are the only ones who can define who we are. Understanding our true nature and desires, and then choosing the roads that emulate them will bring us the success we seek.

It may take time to discover what we really want and where we want to go. Until we define the way forward we can explore all possibilities around us. We will know when something fits and will find the road we want to travel. Our futures are ours to design and we can create the lives we want when we make the choices that take us there. All options are on the table and nothing can hold us back from success. We are strong and powerful and will find the way forward.

Today if you’ve been following along with those around you because you aren’t sure where you want to go, remember your destiny is yours to create. You can go anywhere and do anything. Think about what you want the most and then start forward toward the goal. There is great success ahead for you and nothing will stand in your way.

Gaining Wisdom

4 May

All the experiences we go through in our lives teach us something.  Some lessons are easy, some are harder and some may be difficult and painful.  We can take everything we learn with us as we move forward and use it to help us understand our lives more fully and the world around us.  Experience is a great teacher but it only benefits us if we are willing to learn the lessons provided and then use them to help us in the future.  Life is funny.  If we don’t learn as we go and embrace the changes growth brings, situations tend to loop back around and we may get the opportunity to go through the same thing again and again until we finally understand what we need to learn.  Intelligence is a great asset but intelligence is not wisdom.  Intelligence signifies how smart we are, but wisdom is what enables us to use our intelligence in ways that benefit us and help us move forward.  We may be very smart but if we don’t use what we’ve learned and incorporate it into our lives, we miss the opportunity to become wise and discriminating.  Wisdom helps us sort out what is real and what is false, and enables us to make better choices and choose the best options.  If we want to be wise we have to pay attention to what we’re learning and incorporate it into our lives.  Sometimes after learning something new we see things in a completely different light.  We may decide we need to change direction to move forward, or change a connection or relationship we see is holding us back.  Wisdom is a beneficial and powerful asset and as we gain it we understand our place in life and how those around us fit into it.  We are capable of greatness and nothing we want to do is out of reach.  Embracing wisdom and using it in all our decisions will help us find great success.

Problems come to all of us and as we find our way through them we have the chance to explore many options.  We can always find the answers we seek, but when our problems are attached to others we’re involved with it can be harder to find our way through.  Emotional attachments can keep us from the best decisions if we’re trying to make everyone happy and keep the peace.  It’s good to be considerate of others and nobody wants to cause pain but sometimes the way forward will not be the easiest path.  We deserve every happiness and with wisdom and patience we can make the best decisions.

If we’ve made a mistake in judgment and it’s taken us somewhere we don’t want to be, we can carefully consider where we want to go and begin forward on the road that will take us there.  No decision is permanent and no matter what we’ve chosen in the past we can change direction at any time.  Great success is always possible and we can re-evaluate our choices and choose the best road going forward.

Today pay attention to the lessons you’re learning and use the knowledge you’re gaining to increase your wisdom.  You have so much to offer and learning to be wise will help you achieve every goal you dream of.  Take your time and travel the roads that will take you exactly where you want to go.  Be wise and choose well.  You are powerful and strong, and have everything you need to find happiness and success.