Trust That You Can Do It
Pocket Practice: Focus on effort, not results.
When facing new and challenging situations, projects, or adventures, take a few moments throughout the day and remind yourself, I can do this, and I can enjoy it. I will give it my full effort; that’s all I can do. When we see life as an ongoing process—a process that includes challenges as well as easy times—we can accept that some things simply require greater effort. That’s the way it is. There’s nothing wrong, it is just the nature of things.