No matter where you're at in your life right now, the possibilities in front of you are infinite. You can change your life right now, by simply making a choice. Every day can be a good day, if you let it. Decide to make the most of the gift you've been given. Start by taking action and working hard.

Hard work is only "hard to do" when it has no meaning to you. If your daily work is becoming unsatisfying or uninteresting, it will begin to wear off on you. Your work is going to fill a large percentage of your time during your life, so the only way to make the majority of it lively and interesting is by enthusiastically injecting yourself into work that aligns with your purpose. Find work that means something to you, or connect your work to a goal that has meaning, and then persist at it

Forget failure, or any other outcome whatsoever. If you try something, to improve yourself, to make a relationship work, to lose weight, to eliminate debt or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something meaningful and valuable regardless of the end result. Trying is always enough.

If things don't work out the way you had hoped, hold your head up high and be proud that you gave it your best shot. Then try again. Each mistake teaches you something new about your goal and yourself. There is no failure except in never trying again. It is always the courage to continue that counts in the end

How you respond to life's little tragedies is what shapes your character. There are always going to be unexpected stymies along the way. Don't hide from them. If your dreams are out in the world somewhere and you're hiding inside, the only new things that will gather in your mind are resentment and bitterness. Eventually that anxiety will eat away at you and leave nothing behind but an unhappy shell of your former self.

Besides, the ones who fall and get up are so much stronger than the ones who never fell. Often it's the deepest difficulties that empower human beings to rise and grow into their highest, happiest selves. The ones who win the race in the long run are usually not the quickest or luckiest, but the ones who have endured the most, and stayed the course.

The happiest moments will be the unexpected breakthroughs on this lifelong journey, as you participate relentlessly in exploring and manifesting your own blessings. Happiness will never be something tangible that you can hold in your hand, but it can be something you accomplish every day for the rest of your life, if you choose it.

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