Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Doing the improbable

It is imperative to maintain one's momentum. Things cannot be allowed to be brought to a halt. Otherwise, the progress made could be lost.

Most human lives are stationary targets. So many have already given up, and accepted their lot. As long as the heart beats, matters can change.

Keep moving and complacency will not set in. It takes great energy to accomplish the improbable. To succeed, it takes all you have and then some.

One can play a game well and still not win. Those who do are able to summon just that much more. Often, it is decided by the slightest advantage.

A loss means that you must try harder. If one way does not work, there is always another. Keep your ideas fresh by not grinding them into the dirt.

When the heart fails, all else will follow. Just keep looking in the direction you are heading. Be constantly surprised by how far you have come. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Making progress

To make progress, one must stay focused. Being pulled in too many directions means going nowhere. And it is also a waste of precious energy.

If you do not like where you are in life, make better decisions. There are ways to get out of a mess. But the most effective is not to get into it.

Consider carefully what changes will need to be made. Sometimes, you can wind up in a worse state. Think better, and you will tend to do better.

We cannot control the way things turn out. But we can influence them for good or ill. Be the difference if you would wish to make one.

Recklessness reduces potential to just scattered regrets. Many interests have shallow roots. And desperation can make a fool out of anyone.

It is better to move surely than quickly. Those who rush make so many mistakes. Often they find their way to the goal, only to wonder why.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Beyond expectation

Good things happen when you do not expect. They tend not to be grandiose gestures. Yet, the impression they leave is beyond expectation.

All your troubles will not just go away. But something can happen to make your burdens lighter. And then, they will be so much easier to carry.

A little kindness can go a long way. It can clear the obstacles from your path. And what remains is just to pick a direction and then get moving.

Having one's desires fulfilled tends to make one lazy. But be assured, nothing in life is free. There is a high price to be paid for such convenience.

Only that which is earned is deserved. Everything else comes down to someone's agenda. Understand that your best interests are not their concern.

We must fight to prove ourselves worthy of better. Otherwise, we will languish in weary contentment. Feasting on the crumbs is no way to thrive.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

While we wait

What does it mean to be patient? It does not entail sitting around on one's hands. There is a great amount of work to be done while we are waiting.

If we do not put in the effort now, we will not see results. Doing nothing means receiving the same. Then, we are merely waiting for everything to end.

There is no formula for success. People get there in various and sundry ways. What they have in common is it took action to determine the outcome.

While one is working, they should be waiting for an opportunity. It does not need to lead directly to the goal. If it gets you closer, then there is progress.

Do not be afraid of disappointment. It happens to the best of us. We really do not know the effects of what we do until after our moves have been made.

What are we waiting for? A single moment when things start to fall into place. Like assembling a puzzle, putting together the edges is how you start.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Using your moments

What is it you value most of all? The answer to that question determines a person's worth. Through it, one is able to see to the very depths of their heart.

The things of this world will return to it. Thus, anything rooted here cannot endure. It is necessary to exist beyond the physical to have any real future.

Those who care are not bound to the material. Nature, though alive, has no such concerns. It is merely a cycle which will continue on indefinitely.

We must have eyes to see what is in front of us. Understand what is important, and what can wait. Use your moments, before they inevitably run out.

It is the living who are in need of our assistance. This world is a terrible place to be alone. Hearts are  broken in the absence of but a single kind word.

There is so much indifference one could drown in it. All we really need is a chance to breathe. Those who make a difference are like a breath of fresh air.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Not an option

Life is filled with uncertainty. Tomorrow is another mystery to be unraveled. Though the odds are stacked against us, they exist to be beaten.

It is not a good idea to get too comfortable. For it can all be so easily taken away. Every moment is a struggle for survival, one we may not win.

Courage is demonstrated when you do not know. If success was assured, it would lose all meaning. When failure is not an option, we fight harder.

We may not like where the winds take us. But we can no more stop them than we can the rain. One must learn to use such forces to their advantage.

Rage against the tempest, and it will wash you away. But there comes a point when the tide does turn. When the time comes, you must be prepared.

Experience will be your tutor. Understand that what you do not know can hurt you. React accordingly, and fight until you can no more.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Inspiration and understanding

What does it mean to put all of your energy into something? If we were things, it would be expended. Since we are people, it lives and breathes with us.

We may change our tactics, but the goal remains the same. There are bumps in the road to making things better. A string of losses often precedes a win.

In reality, we do not get what we want. What is received is in direct relation to the effort put forth. Success is not assured, but it is a distinct possibility.

It may not look the way we imagined. That is because dreams are based on feelings. But when you take the time to think, it all begins to make sense.

The particulars can take many forms. Sometimes the steps seem to lead nowhere. Being a part of the picture, means the entirety is beyond our purview.

Yet, eventually a pattern will emerge. The many disparate threads come together, and all is clear. Inspiration comes first, long before understanding.