It all started with the realization that it was my choice to be happy. It was in my power to change my mind, let go of the angst and just BE happy. A wise friend once told me: "Sharon, fake it until you make it." While faking happiness is not the same as being happy, it goes a long way to getting there.
To fantasize about what you want to accomplish, be, do, experience is the beginning of seeing it come to pass. If we cannot see where we are headed, chances are we will miss the mark.
I am a word person and a Christian. God is very specific in the words He uses. If you do word studies a new light can be shed on them. For example; the words "repent" and "sin" tend to have a harsh connotation. Interestingly enough, when you look at the meaning of these words, they take on a different feel. Repent is simply to change your mind and sin is missing the mark. So when I changed my mind about myself and my life, I started hitting the mark much more often.
See your life as you desire it to be. Ponder it. Orchestrate it in your mind, get excited about the hope of glory, then watch it unfold. What have we got to lose? The doldrums maybe??? Just sayin'.