You should always begin the day or rather this journey of your life, with gratitude. Always know that you have been blessed in many ways and have much to be grateful for.
The path of gratitude is the path of humility and charity. Remember to give thanks for the blessings you have received either through prayer, a heartfelt affirmation of gratitude or a benevolent deed rendered to another in sincerity and without expectation of reward.
Remember your friends, your teachers, even those whom you deem your foes, for they were where they were supposed to be in your life, to bring you where you are right now. Then bless them all.
Trust your strengths, but do not stop there. Turn every adversity into advantage with the aid of inspiration. When you embark upon any enterprise, you go with your motivation and your knowledge as your tools. As you go along, you will definitely encounter some setbacks, failures and difficulties.
Seek inspiration from within to turn every setback into a lesson in rising above adversity. Give thanks for the failures you have encountered and seek the seed of your greater victory from within it. Only with inspiration and the experience of failure, will you ever emerge a victor.
See the teacher in every person you encounter in Life. People constantly transmit mixed messages, lie, mislead, cheat or simply act in a way that is below or exaggerative of their true potentials.
Learn to read people for who they truly are. Make no comments or judgments. Don’t be taken in by appearances. Acquire that ability to resist being impressed by people.
Simply learn from them – both their faults and their good points, both their failures and their successes. Every person you meet is as a fragment of a shattered mirror of yourself. Observe and seek to refine yourself from this reflection.