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If you’re lost … join the club. We all are. It’s just that some of us are pretending not to be. Or we do a great job of looking confident, self-assured, and kick-ass. But inside? We’re just a mess like everybody else.

If you’re down-hearted … pick yourself up. Stop complaining. That’s the first step to feeling better. Keep telling your victim story and you stay the victim. Move forward. New memories are made every day. Even if life has been shitty to you, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Change your thoughts, change your words, change your mojo, now.

If you’re on top of the world and everything is going absolutely fantastic for you … be grateful. Boast less, give thanks more. Most people won’t tell you when you’re being a jackass, so you better learn to cap that tendency yourself. (And if you do have someone in your life who will tell you when you’re being a fool? Be grateful for them. The truth hurts, but it will save you.) Yes, it’s great to be happy. But make sure to share the wealth, and keep an eye on the redline on your Jackass-Meter.

If you’re reading this … be grateful you have the time and ability to do so. You’re probably not worried about your safety, your next meal, or if you’ll see another day. There’s no IED buried on your road, no IV bag hooked up to your arm, and you probably have enough money to go to the grocery store and buy a healthy meal.

Perspective: eat it with breakfast every morning. Then go forth and make something of yourself and the day.

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