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Phony Baloney

7 May

There are all kinds of people in the world. We get to know them as we spend time with them and they reveal more of who they are and where they’re headed. Our lives are often enriched by the differences we encounter, even when those differences are hard for us to comprehend. When we’re honest about who we are others respect us, even if they don’t agree with us. It’s easy to be genuine and express our true feelings when those around us are similar and we fit the current model. But there is unending variety in the world, and if we’re in a group where we’re very different than the customary norm, we may be hesitant to show our true colors. We might even pretend we’re something we’re not as a way of gaining approval. We can do anything we like, but if we profess to be different than what is real, we may dig ourselves into a deep hole as we try to keep the facade believable. Being accepted may seem like a good goal, but achieving it through misrepresentation may backfire in the end. It’s exhausting to try and maintain deception indefinitely, and impossible to keep it going forever. The truth will come out in time, and when it does, if we’ve been dishonest, what we’ve done will impact the trust others have for us. We don’t have to fit anyone else’s idea of what is acceptable. Our unique contribution, no mater how different it may be, is valuable and worthwhile. If others require us to conform to their views in order to be part of the group, we can walk away. Nothing is more important than our own personal honesty. No one else in the entire world can offer the gifts we have to share. We can be confident in who we are, and find great success.

Some people struggle with confidence, and in an effort to make things easier will simply go along with whatever those around them are doing. It’s a lot easier to ride along in the back seat than to take the wheel and choose the way forward. We can always coast and let others make choices for us. It’s easy to get along when we agree with everything that’s being said and done. But if we only do what everyone else decides, we will never be able to express our true desires or get the life we want the most. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. We have everything we need to make excellent choices, and all our dreams are possible.

We only get one chance to live our lives. Time flies by on wings of lightening and each day is priceless. What we do with our time, and the choices we make determine the life we get. We are important and can do anything we desire. We can express our true feelings in every situation and honestly face whatever may come. There is no need for phony baloney. We are powerful and capable, and every destination is there for us.  We can trust ourselves to choose wisely, and accomplish any goal we want. We are amazing, and a true gift to the world.

Today if you’ve been pretending to be something you aren’t in an effort to be accepted, remember you are unique and priceless. There isn’t anyone else exactly like you in all of creation. Be yourself and show us who you are. You are a gift to us all, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

Shoot for the Moon

12 Mar

There are all kinds of goals we want to accomplish in our lives. We know what we want and where we want to go, and can plan to achieve anything we desire. When we push forward and do what’s needed to complete something we want, there is great satisfaction when we get there. Every goal is possible but if we’re highly motivated and desperate to succeed, we may make plans that are beyond our reach. If we set our sites on completing something in ways that are impossible to achieve, we sabotage ourselves. For instance, if we want to lose twenty pounds we can, but setting a time frame of two weeks to get it done is likely going to fail. We can push for more success at work but deciding we’re going to be the CEO or president of the company within the first year of being hired – also probably not going to work. We can shoot for the moon, but we must remember the moon is very far away. We can get there, but we must plan in ways that allow us to reach it. We can be excited and motivated, and still make reasonable and workable plans that enable us to succeed. Of course, anything could happen and we might get lucky. The planets may align for us, everything may go our way, and somehow, we may manage to accomplish the impossible. But holding out for that is a fool’s errand. We can do anything we want if we plan our way forward effectively, and in ways that enable us to accomplish the goal we desire. We can leave the pipe dreams in the pipe, and choose a clear, and sustainable way forward. We have all the intelligence and wisdom we need to achieve anything we desire. Every goal is possible, and we will succeed.

It’s fun to dream about incredible and amazing things that could happen to us and change our lives in ways we desire. Fantasy can be anything we want it to be, but we don’t live in fantasy land, we live in the real world. Our dreams won’t suddenly come true because we’re wishing for them, and our lives won’t change in positive ways on their own. We can have the lives we dream about, but we must plan for them, and then work to make them ours. Every goal is possible, and with determination, and thoughtfulness, we can achieve them.

When we don’t reach a goal, we may blame ourselves. We may feel we didn’t work hard enough or fast enough to make it ours. That could be true, but sometimes we’re not the problem, the goal is. If we’ve set the parameters too high to achieve, or too fast to accomplish, we will fail. Failure doesn’t mean we aren’t good enough to reach the goal, but that the way we tried didn’t work. We can reset our focus, redesign our plan, and try again. There isn’t anything too far or too difficult for us to achieve. We have everything we need to succeed, and we will win.

Today if you’re trying to push beyond what’s possible in an effort to accomplish a goal, think about the best way forward. You are intelligent and wise, and can devise a plan that will take you to success. Every goal is possible, and you have everything you need to prevail. Choose the road that will take you to the destination, and step forward. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can keep you from success.

Hats

9 Mar

Our lives are filled with endless opportunities for growth, change and the ability to move ahead. We can decide what we want, and then look at all the ways forward that will take us there. We have many talents and each day we get the chance to do something new. Like trying on different hats, we can choose which we like and what fits before we move forward. Some hats may be too big, and at the first gust of wind, blow away never to be seen again. Some may be too restricting and uncomfortable, and it’s difficult to get them on and wear them for any period of time. However, some hats will fit us perfectly, and we can put them on and wear them with confidence moving forward. Our lives and the things we do reflect all the choices we make and the goals we want to achieve. We are highly capable and can do anything we set our minds to, but there may be times when what we want to accomplish doesn’t fit into our lives at this time. If we’re too busy, that hat may be too tight. If we haven’t clearly defined what we want to accomplish, it may be too loose, and we need to wait until we have a better idea of what we want to do. Not everything is possible when we want to do it. If the goal isn’t available right now, we may need to set it aside until things change. We can review our objectives, look at all the options possible and then decide what works best for us. Life is long and there will always be many opportunities available to us. Once we decide what we want, we can plan the way forward and move toward the goal. Everything is possible, and with patience, determination, and focus, we can have the lives we want the most.

Everyone is different and we all have varying talents and gifts that enhance our lives and the lives of those around us. Our individual contributions are what make the world interesting and rich with differences and interpretations. Some are good at one thing, some at another, and each offering adds something new to the equation. Nobody can do everything well, but altogether we can blend our talents and create something amazing and incredible. Every idea has worth and value, and working in tandem can bring about results beyond our imagining. We are powerful and wise, and bring great depth to the world around us.

We’re all good at many things but nobody is good at everything. Maybe the negotiation hat doesn’t fit us well, but we’re good at listening. Maybe we can’t manage the technical realm but we’re excellent at interpersonal communications. Understanding where our talents lie, and then making the most of them will enrich our lives and pave the road ahead. We all have a lot to offer. Recognizing our unique gifts and sharing them with those around us will bring us great depth and understanding.

Today, look at all the possibilities before you and decide what you want the most. Make a plan and take the first steps forward. You are smarter and stronger than you imagine, and every goal is possible. Choose your destination and with determination and focus, move toward it. Nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. You can make your dreams come true. Every goal is possible, and you will win.

Not Yet

30 Dec

We have many experiences as we go through our lives. Mostly we manage whatever comes but we may face a situation that is extremely painful, and so invasive, it changes the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Terrible things can happen and we may suffer greatly as we push through a situation that leaves us bereft and shaken. Pain and suffering will happen, and if we’re devastated and heartbroken, we may feel lost and unable to move for a time. Those around us may try to help by telling us we’ll get over it, and we undoubtedly will eventually find a way to continue on. But how long that will take can’t be predicted and depends on a lot of factors. There is no way to rush grief. It takes as long as it takes. We can do things to try to heal more quickly, get counseling if we think that will help, or talk to those we trust for advice, and in the end, healing will come. While we’re suffering and in pain, it can be hard to believe we’ll ever feel whole again. Situations remind us how our lives were before things changed, and we may yearn and wish that somehow everything could go back to how it was. Of course, going back in time is never possible, no matter how much we desire it. There is no way to revise the past and life continues on. We can take the time we need to process everything that’s happened, and think about how we want to proceed. There is no rush to move forward. If standing still helps, we can wait, but our lives are important, and eventually we must find our way forward. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We are stronger than anything we must face. We can trust ourselves to find the strength and wisdom we need to modify our lives in ways that bring us fulfillment, satisfaction and happiness. Every dream will always be there for us, and with patience and courage, we will reach them.

After a big unexpected upset, we may be stunned and unable to move. If our world has been shaken and what we thought was real turned out to be a mirage, it may take time for us to find our footing again. The whole world around us may change, but we are wise and powerful, and no matter what has happened, can find our way ahead. We can step back and look at everything openly and decide what we want to do. Our lives belong to us, and we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discern the way forward.

There are endless roads before us and we can go anywhere and do anything. Even if everything goes wrong, the world turns upside down, or the road ends before we reach our destination, we can find another way around. Every challenge and disappointment teach us something new, and give us additional strength to continue forward. We know what we want, and nothing can keep us from it.

Today if you’ve suffered a terrible setback, and feel unsure about what to do next, take the time you need to decide exactly what you want. Every destination is still there for you and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself and be confident. You can overcome anything, and you will prevail.

Value

12 Dec

We can accomplish many things as we move through our lives.  What we get done depends on our objectives and how we spend our time.  Life is busy and there are endless distractions, and some distractions are very entertaining and powerful.  If we aren’t mindful they may take more time from us than is helpful.  We can get caught up in the latest computer game, spend extra time shopping with no objective in mind, or simply sit daydreaming about how life could be for hours on end.  There is nothing wrong with doing things we enjoy but if we let mindless activities consume our time they may cripple our ability to move toward the things we really want.  We’re always in control of our decisions and can do whatever we want.  We can stay in the same place for years on end – our whole lives if we want to – or we can move forward toward the dreams and goals we desire.  The value we place on how we spend our time will have great impact on how successful we are.  Life is filled with endless opportunities and all kinds of distractions to keep us from them.  Learning to control what we do and plan our days to include the things we enjoy, as well as time to move toward our goals, will bring us real happiness and true success.  Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to accomplish it.  We can have the lives we want the most but they won’t just fall in our laps.  We have to plan our days and manage our time in ways that move us closer to the goals we desire.  We can do anything and nothing is beyond our reach.  Every dream can come true and we can reach any destination we desire by planning our steps forward and managing our time to get there.

In this age of constantly changing technology it’s impossible to keep up with all the new developments and advances that arrive each day.  There is always a new program, a new phone, a new game, or a new app we can investigate and make our own.  It’s exciting to see and learn new things but continually looking at what’s next won’t move us forward.  By focusing on where we want to go and purposefully taking steps that move us closer to our goal we’ll reach every destination we desire.

The world is huge and filled with billions of people.  It may seem we’re insignificant and our influence makes no difference but each decision we make and each time we interact with someone else, we change the world.  We’re more important than we imagine and everything is different because we’re here.  Nothing can replace us and everything we do tells the world who we are.  By choosing well and taking steps that bring us personal success we give great light to those around us and change the world for the better.

Today if you’ve been spending time doing things that aren’t moving you forward, remember how important your goals are.  Success is always there for you but you must plan for it and walk toward it.  Your choices can open all the doors to the destinations you desire.  You are amazing and worth more than anything else in the world.  Everything you do takes you somewhere.  Choose the path that takes you closer to where you want to be.

Defining Bravery

6 Mar

Everyone has heard stories of amazing bravery and incredible courage. Fire fighters who run into burning buildings to rescue children, people who stand up to vicious criminals and save themselves and those with them, and people who risk their lives to go back for someone left behind in a flood. There are countless stories of incredible strength and courage in the face of terrible odds and sure disaster. Although we may have the opportunity to experience events like these, many of us will go through our lives without facing them. We may wonder how brave we really are if we never get the chance to face insurmountable odds and prove ourselves. It may seem courage requires extreme conditions to show itself, but that isn’t true. Sometimes the quietest lives exhibit amazing bravery. Quiet courage is no less impressive than extreme examples. The determined decision to do our best no matter what comes and the willingness to endure difficult situations with grace and dignity are examples of bravery and courage. When we choose the best choice in a difficult situation and must step away from what is comfortable and easy, we are valiant. When we refuse to let anger overcome us and remain calm in the face of serious conflict, we are noble. Every decision we make decides who we are. Life is filled with endless challenges and each time we take a step toward what is right, each time we refuse to be overcome and stand strong, we are brave and courageous. There is nothing we can’t do and do well. Understanding our true power will help us move forward and give us the wisdom we need to prevail.

We don’t have to be fearless to be brave. Fear is a natural response to threat and may present itself under many different situations. We will undoubtedly feel fear when we have a near miss that endangers us but it may also be present when someone confronts us or we must do something new. When we stand strong and choose the right, we exhibit great courage and strength. We are more powerful than we know and every time we make an excellent choice, our power increases. We have everything we need to be brave even in the most challenging situations, and each step we take forward brings us greater strength and ability.

Personal strength is something we may continually work on as we go through our lives. We all want to make our dreams come true and increasing our courage and temerity will help us. We can do anything we really want to do. There really isn’t anything strong enough to keep us from any goal if we are determined to make it a reality. Recognizing the power we hold as we push forward and remembering how capable we are will enable us to overcome any obstacle in our way and find success. The whole world is available to us and we can go anywhere we desire.

Today if you don’t think you have the courage to do something, remember how powerful you are. You are braver and wiser than you realize. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Forge ahead and push through anything in your way. All your dreams are there for you and you will reach them. The road ahead is wide open and waiting.

Working Doubt

14 Feb

We all face difficult situations that make us doubt our ability to get through.  Doubt is simply a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction that something will work.  It’s a normal response when we face situations that are unknown or threatening in some way.  We can’t see what lies ahead and when we’re facing challenging issues we may feel unsure moving forward.  We may be convinced we cannot prevail and may worry about what will happen next.  We can effectively manage and address our doubts with hard work.  When we’re working hard and are actively engaged in something there is no time for worry.  We’re busy processing where we are and planning for our next move.  Fear gets pushed aside as we begin to plan our way forward and each step we take quiets any doubts we may have.  There is an old saying that when the going gets tough the tough get going.  If we begin moving forward when we are concerned, we will feel stronger and more in control.  Hard times come to us all.  We can try to hide from them, ignore them, and look the other way but they will persist until we address them.  Even if we don’t have enough confidence to feel comfortable, we can begin to work the problem and sort it out.  We can untangle all the details, and as we resolve each question our confidence will rise and the doubts we may have felt at the beginning will subside.  We are strong and capable, and possess all the wisdom we need to overcome anything that happens.  There isn’t anything too complicated or difficult for us to manage, and by working hard we can find our way through any problem.

The world is big and complex.  There are unlimited things that can happen and no way to predict what will come.  If we’ve been through several difficult challenges in a row we may start to doubt our ability to continue.  Sometimes things go wrong consecutively and when we’re tired from the struggle we may feel like giving up.  It’s hard to feel positive when we’re in a negative position.  But if our backs are against the wall we can be pushed no further.  If we’re on the bottom we can only move up.  We can reach deep within ourselves and find the strength and courage we need to continue one more time and work the problem.  We can push off the wall and stand up again.

They say the harder we fall the stronger we rise.  When obstacles before us are heavy and there is a lot to work through, we gain strength as we learn new lessons and find our way forward.  Overcoming each challenge teaches us something we can carry ahead with us, and pushes us to manage more effectively.  We can find the way around any barriers and prevail.  Hard lessons often bring great blessings.  We can be confident even when we doubt, and strong in our conviction that we will win.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation that is so complex you aren’t sure you will get through, trust yourself.  You’ve overcome hard times already and have everything you need to prevail.  Pull from the strength and courage you possess and move forward with confidence.  Nothing is too difficult for you to overcome.  Take control and start moving.  There is great success just ahead.