- 42. Learn to be nimble.
Adapt to life’s numerous (and often unexpected) situations. Accept change and make the most of it. Bishop T.D. Jakes’ book Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits (Atria Books; $15), urges readers not to become intimidated by the curveballs life often throws, but to use every situation as a stepping stone to get to the next level and reach success. He writes: “We can move beyond the limits of our past mistakes, transforming folly into wisdom, frustration into fuel, and denial into the detonator of explosive change.”