When you're feeling lousy, what can you do to feel better about yourself? It turns out that we feel better about ourselves when we behave in ways that we find worthy of our own respect -- such as helping other people, surmounting a fear, and the like.
If you don't believe that your thoughts are creating the life you're living and that you're the principal author of your own destiny, writing your own story every day, you will remain a helpless audience member watching your life go by.
Behind every goal we set and every goal we don't set is what physicists might call, The Unifying Goal or The Goal of Everything, that is, the goal that ties all our other goals together, that underpins everything we do.
Living big means living a life in which your innate potential is liberated, and you're free to realize your greatest dreams. Instead of being trapped in a life full of excuses and frustration, you're actively creating a life that you love.
Be careful giving advice that's based solely on your personal experience, and always be very specific about exactly what needs to be done differently -- the specific behaviors the person should or shouldn't engage in.
Your capacity for self-control is not unlike the muscles in your body. Just as well-developed biceps sometimes get tired and jelly-like after a strenuous workout, so, too, does your willpower "muscle."