Instead of saying; “I do my best”, say “I do what is right”
It is not necessary to think about what the hard way or easy way is, nor to think, is this negative or positive choice. It is just to know the one way, the right way.
So called positive thinking such as “I am strong”, “I am managing”, “I know what is right”, “I have confidence” etc. are not positive, but in fact negative.
Because in that state of mind you will not be able to receive guidance to know what is right.
The Guides cannot communicate with you through that mental chatter. Your “telephone” is occupied. You will remain separate from inner guidance and will not be able to receive any help either.
“I don’t know what to do” or “I need strength in this matter and need help in to how to do it” and “What is the right thing to do here”, “How to solve this problem” etc.
Be humble and open, so that you will be able to receive the right guidance. Then do what is right. Your strength, confidence and ability to discern will grow in this way only. You will be developing.
Growth is a movement from what you know now towards the unknown, what you don’t know and haven’t done nor experienced before.
Otherwise you go on circles, repeating what you already know