If you were someone else, what advice would you give yourself? If you could step back from being you, and look objectively at what you’re doing and how you’re living, what changes would you recommend?
It’s easy to imagine the straightforward advice you’d give to someone else, because you don’t have to follow that advice. Now imagine applying that same level of honesty and objectivity to your own situation.
Remember that you are not your problems, as intimate as those difficulties may feel. You do indeed have the ability to step back and to see clearly what you must do.
You have it within you to rise above every difficulty. You are absolutely capable of knowing and doing what will bring true achievement and happiness.
Take an honest, loving look at where you are. See the very real and positive possibilities available to you.
Rise above the limitations you’ve been imposing on yourself. Live your true values and fulfill the best that you know is within you.
~ Malcolm Forbes