In the samples below the first statement is a common idea that is self-limiting. It is followed by possibilities (indicated with a >) that are more likely to lead us to better outcomes.
I have used my best thinking to get where I am; this must be my potential.
With better ideas and less effort I could have accomplished a lot more.
With better ideas and no more effort, my life can be bigger and better.
Just surviving takes all of my energy.
I can accomplish more with my mind than I can with body. To make that happen, I am reading Get Life Right.