It's not easy moving from fear to faith. It takes a brave person to look at life and say, "Things need to change."
Focus on three things: Remembering your past, being real with your present, thinking 'outside the box' with your future.
There is a problem with self-manipulation, though. Instead of influencing your time with what inspires you, your time influences your inspiration.
Here's what I learned from that season of life: The simple act of paying attention to what matters most will keep you from burning your time.