Although your career objectives are on your mind today, you’ll do almost anything to avoid the same old routine. In fact, an overabundance of brilliant ideas convinces you there’s a smarter way to get the job done now.
Nevertheless, after one or two false starts, it begins to sink in that the tried-and-true method is probably the most successful. Don’t mess with a system that works. Psychiatrist Gordon Livingston wrote, “Past behavior is the most reliable predictor of future behavior.”
Judicious pruning in a garden generates healthy growth. Similarly, you begin to realize that there are so many new seeds of thought to cultivate in your little creative plot, you can’t possibly do them all justice.
The sooner you start cutting back on your existing commitments, the faster you can complete those tasks you deem the most crucial. Author Tim Fargo wrote, “If you doubt the power of focus, try riding two bikes simultaneously.”
An acquaintance can help you take the next step on a pet project or an unfinished chore. You understand that joining forces with another person today could be a game changer, especially if they bring needed resources or useful skills along with them.
Initially, everyone seems to be on the same page, but additional discussion reveals significant differences. Negotiation is uncomfortable at times because you don’t want to focus on issues of contention. Nevertheless, the more ground you cover now, the stronger your working relationship will be in the future.
You are connected to a deep emotional stability that is radiating from your heart today. In fact, all would be well in your world if people weren’t expecting so much from you. There may be one particular person who is playing the role of your nemesis now, and you’re tired of sustaining a defensive posture.
Nevertheless, you must stand strong or you could lose the progress you’ve already gained. Author Laurie Buchanan wrote, “A boundary is effective only if it’s maintained.”
Responsibilities are piling up and all you want to do is run. You may be wondering if all your efforts to succeed are even worth it. You’re not ready to give up now, but you’re seriously questioning your current priorities. Don’t make any sudden moves today because your negativity will likely pass quickly.
However, contemplating change is healthy and can lead to significant lifestyle improvements in the days ahead. Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
You are very serious about sharing your feelings now, but revealing vulnerability is not an easy thing to do. You may spend a copious amount of time stressing over your message and how you’re going to deliver it. But you’re not interested in self-expression for its own sake, or so you can feel better about yourself.
You want a discussion to produce tangible results and are willing to take a risk in order to facilitate positive change. Napoleon Hill wrote, “Dreams come true when desire transforms into concrete actions.”
You may be tied to your past in subtle but powerful ways that become all too obvious today. You can see how your current behavior stems from previous experiences that have little or no relevance now.
Nevertheless, you can’t separate your thoughts and feelings from your personal history any more than a leopard can separate itself from its spots. Acknowledging who you are is the first step to overcoming your self-imposed limitations. Author Daniel Chidiac wrote, “Being self-aware is not the absence of mistakes, but the ability to learn and correct them.”
You won’t likely be surprised by the outcome of events today, but your ability to know the future is less based on prescience than on common sense. Fortunately, you can map out a logical strategy early in the day, but it requires you to restrict your social calendar in order to fulfill your obligations.
However, just because you understand the importance of self-discipline doesn’t mean that you will put your knowledge into practice. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Perhaps the worst sin in life is knowing right and not doing it.”
Finishing your chores today can be difficult if people keep interrupting you while you’re trying to concentrate. Of course, you could let others know that you’re hard at work and should not be disturbed. However, your production will quickly fall behind if you’re hesitant to declare an apparently premature end to an otherwise enjoyable interaction.
Although you’re often quick to forgive yourself for your shortcomings, your self-judgment may be quite harsh now. Psychologist Brené Brown wrote, “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”
You are in your own element today, but your ambitious nature may be a lot to handle, even for you. It’s one thing to distinguish yourself because of your lofty goals. But your unrelenting determination to achieve success creates its own set of problems now.
Driving yourself too hard is not only damaging to your health, but it’s also detrimental to your personal relationships. Reevaluating your priorities is a sensible first step to putting your life back in balance. In a world where you can be anything, being kind is enough.
You can see the advantages of temporarily cutting social ties in order to clear your head from all the cross-currents of conversations today. You eagerly look forward to an extended period of quiet where you can reconnect with your own inner magic. You long to hear the whisperings of your subconscious that have been overpowered by outside interference.
However, external events seem to be favoring you now and you don’t want to miss an extraordinary opportunity when it appears. T.D. Jakes wrote, “Destiny is the push of our instincts to the pull of our purpose.”
Your lack of connection with your friends could cast an uncomfortable shadow over your day. Perhaps you are worried about recent events that you were unable to attend, and wonder if your standing in the group has been diminished. The truth is you might not have the emotional energy to reestablish your position in your social network now.
Nevertheless, it’s unwise to go completely silent or you will be setting up a self-fulfilling prophecy. Push past your resistance and stay in touch with those who are close to your heart.