Appreciate where you’ve been, enjoy where you are, and nourish enthusiasm for where you’re going. Fill your awareness with gratitude for the ever-changing experience that is your life. Cherish the good times you’ve known, keeping them with you always. Be mindful and thankful for the strength and wisdom you’ve gained in all the other times.
Toss the gloominess and trivialities out of your thinking. You have so many beneficial, positive, meaningful matters to attend to. You have time, you have love, you have ability, curiosity, versatility. Blend those all together with the possibilities of this day, and feel the passion as you push forward with positive purpose. Shine the bright light of your awareness on the good fortune of being you, capable, unique, and motivated. Focus it all on making a difference in ways that matter most to you. Life has much to gain from you today, and you have much to gain from life.
Do the work, live the moments, to harvest those gains. Responsibility and confidence go hand in hand. Only when you are willing to be fully responsible for your life can you be truly confident in your efforts. Without responsibility, you might be able to project some degree of self assurance through arrogance. Yet it will lack the power of true confidence. When you’re unwilling to take full responsibility for your own life, think of the message that sends. In effect, you’re telling yourself you’re not good enough, and that’s devastating for your confidence. You are indeed good enough, and capable of rock solid confidence. The way to connect with and strengthen that confidence is through responsibility. Don’t blame your bad fortune on others, or expect others to supply you with good fortune.