Quick thought for the day: Gratitude is REQUISITE for doing well. You've heard 1000x as to how an 'attitude of gratidude' is among the best you can cultivate. True, how true.
BUT, did you realized, that it's not something to hold off at an intellectual-arms length, but it is actually necessary in order to do well?
True gratitude is expressed in CHOOSING to maximize what you already have. That's it.
We all have things we'd like to change. All of us.
BUT, consider what you do have. You've already got a lot to work with, and the good news is this: If you go all in, you'll see progress - even if your 'all is small'.
Health, finances, relationships, abilities - whatever.
If you don't maximize what you have...what ARE you going to do to change your situation? Hang out until you die?
Be smart about this maximizing business...it's not a hyped-up lurch towards a mountain top. It's maximizing the living PROCESS, in order to habitual becoming the person you ought to be. 1 step, 1 day at a time.
God's Grace empowers us and renews us, so that we can focus and keep at it. There's nothing to fear.
And BE grateful - a grateful type of person.
Be strong, and design a life your Heavenly Father would be proud of.