As things get tougher, it is time to concentrate on what really matters: our faith, family, friends, health, and our freedom. It is time to get clear on what is important to you.
Here are seven suggestions to help you with that:
1. Know your values. Live each day giving them your fullest attention. Examples of values are respect, family, leadership, teaching and service.
2. Ask the tough question: “Who have I hurt along the way in my life?” Find them now and ask for forgiveness, even if they are in the wrong.
3. Ask yourself the tougher question: “If I die tomorrow, what will I regret doing?” Stop whatever it may be, now!
4. Ask yourself the toughest question: “If I die tomorrow, what will I regret not doing?” Start doing it, now!
5. Learn to see the big picture. Remember the phrase, You can’t see the forest for the trees. If you begin to look at the trees, the forest will become clearer.
6. Examine your life for the amount of emotional baggage you carry. If you could weigh it, how much would it weigh?Unburden yourself from that load.
7. Transform your regrets. By viewing past mistakes as a learning experience, you can eliminate guilt and reap the rewards of a hard-earned education.