- Practicing forgiveness when I mess up. Saying "I forgive you" does NOT mean "it doesn't matter." It means, "I am at peace." Of course, there must be a certain degree of frustration with making mistakes, otherwise it wouldn't be something I am fully invested in improving.
- Re-framing difficult circumstances. I try to put on a different frame on the picture of how things appear to be. Although the picture is the same, a different frame enables me to view barriers on the road as though they are tests created to see how dedicated I really am. When I can treat situations as a test of my strengths, I feel compelled to prove myself rather than allowing them to make me feel bad.
- Connect with others on a similar journey. Talking to other people about my goals enables me to come to terms with perceived failures; to completely relish in wins and successes; to not become overly self-focused; to see the bigger picture and how nothing is as bad as it seems.