Relationships are like a storm , where there is thunder and clouds they are always followed by rainbows and sunshine.
When you mess up, own up to it, apologize for it, learn from it and never do it again.
No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survise.
What you always do before you make a decision is consult. The best public policy is made when you are listening to people who are going to be impacted. Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it.
In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.