1: Follow God – there is nothing you can do that is bad enough to make God hate you. His love does not depend on your actions
2: Keep short tabs with God – Communicate with God every day, read the bible, tell Him the things you have done wrong, try to get to know Him better through prayer
3: Get back up when you fall down – if you really mess up, tell Him and ask God to help you start living right again
4: Group up – don’t try to go it alone, get together with others and talk to them as much as you can. Find a mentor. Help each other
5: Think outside of yourself – use this time to pray for others, pray for your family & friends and even pray for your enemies
6: Think Forward: don’t let negative feelings drag you down and make you think you cannot do what God has called you to do. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel
7: Witness with your actions first & not your mouth – make sure the things you do are as good as the things you say
8: Think Positive – “as a man thinks in his heart, so he is” = you are what you think. It takes no more energy to think positive than it does negative.