Some individuals gain comfort from wallowing in self pity, or feeling sorry for themselves and their circumstances. The truth is that wallowing in pity is not necessarily a bad thing. It enables us to take stock of our circumstances and determine what feels bad about it, what feels good about it, and whether we wish to move to another level. If we decide that we want to be elevated, the easiest next step is to create a plan of action. We first make a list of all the things we would like to see at the next level. We then create a plan for how to achieve each item on the list, and beginning with item number one, we begin the movement. It takes one day to be elevated from self pity and self doubt to the level of planned positive action. It also takes one day to plunge deeper into despair. God prefers that you choose planned positive action.