6. Always strive to think and feel positive.

“Think good thoughts” the ancient Greeks would preach. When negative thoughts enter your mind, wave them goodbye and replace them with happy thoughts. Focus on the present and things for which you’re grateful. Eliminate negative people around you and always surround yourself with positive and happy people.

“Medicine is woven into the stuff of the mind.” — Hippocrates

“Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.” Aristotle.

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” — Aristotle

7. Search within for answers and direction.

It’s important in tough times and in times when we need guidance to pray, meditate and to increase self-knowledge.

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” — Plutarch

“You have in yourself something similar to God, and therefore use yourself as the temple of God, on account of that which in you resembles God. Honor God above all things that he may rule over YOU. Before you do anything think of God, that his light may precede your energies. The reason which is in you, is the light of your life. Ask those things of God, which you cannot receive from man.” — Sextus the Pythagorean

8. Find courage from within during challenging times.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Epicurus

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” — Aristotle

9. Follow your flow.

Fate has all to do with it.

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resists.” — Plutarch

10. Look at your mistakes positively as experiences that will move you in the direction of your dreams.

Forgive yourself and others. You will make many mistakes along the way.

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” — Plutarch

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