“The nightly news depress me,” a friend said, “I don’t know if I can handle more gloom about the economy, violence, and huge bills that pile up.”

Her sentiment mirrors millions who go to bed restless, worried and overwhelmed by the rough ride in these stormy waters of tough times. With each day, overcoming anxiety, stress and fear becomes more elusive.

But we don’t have to follow that course, nor ride the waves of uncertainty. There’s another option. Another sailboat. One that takes us through calmer waters and offers more secure paths.

If we decide to hop in this sailboat to success, we need to gather these insights to fill our mind and fuel us to triumph.

1. More effective than sleeping pills is slipping gratitude into our thoughts.
2. We know defeat when our feet refuse to step out of the puddle of discouragement.
3. Pain is like a bucket of water. The longer we hold onto it, the heavier it gets.
4. Forgiveness sparks the freshness of freedom.
5. Turmoil can only boil when fueled by worry.
6. Focus not on the real estate you hold, but on the One who holds the real state of your destiny.
7. Diligent correction dissolves the cycle of guilt.
8. The green of envy highlights our worst features.
9. Life tastes better when seasoned with kind words.
10. Drive starts a project; endurance leads to results.
11. Patience is the muscle that strengthens the soul.
12. We know compassion only when love becomes our passion.
13. Anger visits places where fear dwells.
14. We miss the beauty ahead when gazing into the rearview mirror of life.
15. Broken plans are often the detours of life taking us through more pleasant scenery.
16. Resentment clogs the pipe of peace.
17. Positive attitude is the passport to places others fear.

No matter the obstacles or the mountains in your path, you can choose to navigate through waters that take you through a peaceful journey, promise a fresh tomorrow and sing victory no matter what you face.

Author's Bio: 

Janet Perez Eckles is an expert in triumphing over painful adversity. Her insights presented in her writing and inspirational speaking show the path to overcome heartache, relationship conflicts, physical impairments, and emotional storms. Following her example and the practical steps in her book, Trials of Today, Treasures for Tomorrow: Overcoming Adversities in Life, you can begin your path to triumph today. www.janetperezeckles.com