As we approach the end of 2011, I am all for setting our sights on a pleasurable and prosperous 2012. I know many people are due for a positive shift and the New Year can signal a fresh start, an opportunity to shake things up and to set some goals for the future. But before you start your wish list, I encourage you to take a peek back on 2011. Here are some questions you might ask yourself when reflecting back on 2011:1) What did I accomplish this year?2) What am I grateful for?3) What lessons did I learn?4)What might I have done differently?
WORTH READING: Reflection Before Resolution by Ingrid Mathieu, PH.D.
Next post: OBSERVATION: Scientific evidence and personal experience teach us that approaching each daily task and our lives in general with a positive attitude (optimism, enthusiasm, confidence) significantly increases actual success and enhances personal happiness. Yet many of us stifle our careers and pollute our personal relationships by persistent negativity. Just as losing weight and keeping it off is really hard, so is losing self-defeating attitudes and staying positive — but it’s doable and worth it. The strategy: self-consciously cultivate optimism.