Look towards the future
Pay attention to the present
Learn from the past
Expect the worse
Indulge in self praise
Review past mistakes
Completely reject opportunities and possibilities
Overly criticize what you are doing now
Regret what you chose to do

Smile and be kind to yourself
Remind yourself of your strengths
Identify and improve on your weaknesses
AND never give up!

Once you give up on yourself, nobody, not even your loved ones, can save you.

Don't ever let anybody cage you in because you have all the tools for you to escape and build on top of the metal ruins.