Best thought I've ever come across is that, live your life like you are the hero in your movie. Right now it's one fucking shit dance, it's a shitback disaster. Pretend that you are in a part of the movie that shows you as a fuckig disaster right? Decide not be a loser. Pretend that there is a documentary crew following you around and analyzing your every move. Do what you have to do so that one day your kids will look on it with pride. Like wow! My dad was a bad motherfucker. He did what he had to do. Like wow! My mom really got her shit together.
I'd love my life to be a success story. But even more than a success story, I like dude who fucks his life up and gets it back up together story.
Those are my favorites.