Every single outcome in your life is a direct result of the small choices you make from moment to moment. These choices shape your actions and eventually turn into habits. An example of this is losing—you may first give up on small tasks that don’t seem like much, but once this gets translated into a habit, you will begin giving up on everything.
The above steps will help you stay positive and focused on your tasks, as well as cultivate a sense of responsibility in you, so you will actively work toward changing your life for the better. Instead of having losing as a habit, have winning!
Journal the aspects of difficult situations you are grateful for.
Look at the positive sides of all the tough situations you face and write them down. Remind yourself of these positive aspects frequently.
Write down three things you have done in the past that have messed things up.
These could be things you should have done but didn’t, situations you responded poorly to, etc. These things should be ones that you are not taking 100% responsibility for.
Write down three things that you can start doing right now to correct your errors.
This way, you can begin to take back some responsibility for how your life turns out.