Friday, January 20, 2012

How to Make the New Year Successful and Fulfilling: Start With an Attitude Inventory

How to Make the New Year Successful and Fulfilling: Start With an
Attitude Inventory

It's a wise custom to end an old year and begin a new one with serious
self-reflection. What did you learn this year that could improve your
life and make you a wiser and better person?

If you want to have a successful and fulfilling New year, start by
examining the way you think and feel about your job, your
relationships, and yourself. After all, the single most important
factor in personal happiness and your impact on others is your

In the geometry of life, the axiom is "positive attitudes produce
positive results." They make success more likely, failures less
harmful, pleasures more frequent, and pain more bearable. Some people
tend to bring warm sunshine wherever they go; others bring cold
chills. What do you bring?

To find out where you can improve, take an inventory of your
predispositions, the attitude you're most likely to start with:

Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic?

Do you tend to assume the best or expect the worst of people?

Is your first instinct to be empathetic or judgmental?

Is your first instinct to be supportive or critical?

Do you send the message that you enjoy life or that you're barely enduring it?

Do you come across as the captain of your own ship or simply a passenger?

Wherever you are on the positive-attitude spectrum, think how much
better things could be if you were more consistently and
self-consciously optimistic, empathetic, supportive, grateful,
enthusiastic, hopeful, and cheerful.

So why not resolve to think, act, and speak more positively about
yourself, your family, your coworkers, and everyone else in your life?

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

Michael Josephson

By courtesy of:
Bob Proctor

Brought to you by: Lawyer Asad

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