It's easy to become despondent amid trials, imperfections and weaknesses. Karen John, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addresses these issues in her book, "Guilt Free: Using Remorse to Escape the Adversary's Tool" (Cedar Fort, $12.99, e-book $5.99).
1. Comparison. Using others as a measuring stick for success is not an accurate view of anyone, she write.
2. Our thoughts. Satan tries to convince people that they are who they think they are rather than who God thinks they are.