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    One step forward, two steps back……..

    Have you felt like you were moving forward only to be pushed back, yet again? Feeling frustrated that once you start making progress, it stops? Set backs are tough. Sometimes it is difficult to keep that positive outlook when we are being pushed back more than moving ahead. But don’t give up! I often use that quote, “Everything happens for a reason.” I do believe this. I am not always sure of what the reason is and sometimes I never find out. I struggle to keep positive when I get pushed back sometimes. I am like everyone else. I have bad days. Then you need to get back up and…

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    Do not give up……………..

    Life can be hard.  We all have had tough experiences we have had to go through in this journey called life.  Some tougher than others, but tough just the same.  We have all had dreams we have wanted to achieve but maybe something came in the way of that and we stop perusing for it to come true.  We have all wanted better in life with either a job, finances, living situations, or something else but came to face that it would never change and stop thinking that it could.  DO NOT GIVE UP! Just because things may be hard now, or for the last five years, does not mean…

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    Keeping faith in trial……..

    Life can be hard. Very hard. We hear the quote, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. But the tough times are hard to get through. They can bring us to our knees. They can test everything we have inside to get through. They can crumble us. And if we let them, they can destroy us. Faith is one of the greatest beliefs we can feel. Trusting that everything happens for a reason. Even if what is happening or has happened has been very tragic. The faith that the outcome will be for good even if the trial is unfair or devastating. It can be difficult to have faith. We…

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    It is not rejection ………

    So, you didn’t get the job you wanted or the house you hoped for or the car that was screaming your name.  You were REJECTED!  Or were you?  I don’t think so.  I know it hurts and makes you feel sad but there is a brighter side.  You just don’t see it right now.  That job may have had a very difficult person you would have had to work with and was not in your favor.  The house may have had a neighbor that would have caused you tremendous grief and that would not be to your best interest.  The car, well, you didn’t need the payment even though you…

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    Take a chance……….

    We limit ourselves in fear.  Fear of failure.  Fear of what people will think. Fear of what may or may not happen.  Fear of it not working the way we want.  FEAR!  We are afraid to take the plunge.  What if it doesn’t work out?  What if I mess everything up?  What if, what if, what if………………….. WELL…………. What IF…………………… it works out better than you thought? Sometimes it may not work out the way you want.  But something will work out.  And maybe it will work out for the better!  We want to live a predictable life.  Live in the comfort zone.  If we know it, we can accept…

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    Are you holding yourself back?

    You want change!  You think about it, you dream about it and you focus so much attention on it.  BUT………….. do you do anything about it?  What steps are you making to get the change you want?  Dreams are great and I encourage them but you have to do something about it in order to make it happen.  You can’t focus on something and leave it at that. AND…………………. stop thinking and start doing! What is holding you back?  YOU!  You may be saying, “Now wait a minute!  I am NOT holding myself back.  ______________ is holding me back!”  What is __________________?  Money, your job, your health, your spouse, parents,…

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    Dreams are not only for sleeping…………

    Dream.  Dream BIG!!!!  Dreaming for a better tomorrow is healthy.  It is not a foolish thing to do, as some say.  The ones who say this live lives to the standard.  Why be the standard?  Why not be better?  Why not reach out for something big?  Dreams are healthy.  Many studies have shown that setting goals is something people should do.  Is a dream and a goal not related?  Of course they are.  First…….. you need the dream.  Then……… you need to set goals on how to reach that dream. Don’t expect things to happen overnight if this a dream that needs work.  Most success stories are not overnight stories. …

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    Do not quit!!!

    Life has its challenges. It throws us unexpected curves and a spiral of winds. And usually when we least expect it.  Somethings feel like we will never get through.  It keeps taking us down the long road and it keeps on going but doesn’t seem to have a stop sign or turn anywhere in sight.  We want to quit the adventure and get off the road but we just keep following it into no where.  We want to give up and not see where this is going to take us.  Sometimes it is just too hard and the longer it lasts, the more drained we become to continue on.  This…