Every once in a while I get so caught up on the treadmill of "just getting by" that I lose focus on the big picture. One thing I have incorporated into my day is what I call my "Dirty Dozen Daily Affirmations." I've found that by dedicating even a few seconds of clarity to writing these down every morning helps start my day with focus and in the right direction. Here are my morning affirmations in no particular order. 1) I will always put my wife and family first in my life.