It seems that come the new year, we all have a very positive outlook on live. We see the opportunity for new beginnings and creating better habits for ourselves and our lives. The disappointing thing is that we are most like this only at the start of a new year. Every day is a new beginning, a new chance at getting it right. Have a positive outlook everyday because every new day is a new beginning for you.
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Socratez presents Socratez Online posted at Socratez Online, saying is the glass half full or half empty? It’s an old discussion, in which both parties feel entitled to their opinion. I think it’s more interesting to see what makes people adopt a negative or positive attitude.
Debt Taylor presents Are You Addicted To The Struggle posted at Stephen Aitchison, saying it’s a scant few days into the new year and I find myself stuck in overwhelm and exhaustion. Again. It made me start to wonder… am I addicted to struggle? In my mind, is there something noble about life being hard?
Emily Nolin presents The Courage To Piss People Off posted at The Emily Nolin Blog, saying something I’m currently working on is the courage to piss people off. (Isn’t that nice?) But as a precursor, let me say this. Since starting this blog, here are three things I’ve learned:
Ken Lange presents How to Accelerate Your Learning with Mind Maps posted at Kenneth Lange, saying what is the most effective way to learn a new skill? My experience is that the best way to start is to construct a systematic mental model of the skill area and then use this model as a skeleton which you can add all your new knowledge to.
MappingTheTerritory presents How To Solve Any Problem posted at MappingTheTerritory, saying ‘How To Solve It’ is a short volume by mathematician George Polya describing various methods of problem solving. The book has achieved classic status in its field because of its considerable influence.
SuccessConsciousness presents New Year’s Resolutions By The Numbers posted at SuccessConsciousness, saying Did you make new year resolutions at the beginning of the year? Did you make a list of things you want to achieve during the year? Are the resolutions related to simple things, or are they related to major goals? Looking back, at previous years, did you follow any of your resolutions, until they were achieved? Making resolutions is great, but it is greater if they are achieved. What do you want to achieve in 2014?
Edward presents What To Do When You Don’t Feel Good About Yourself posted at My Life, My Rules, saying so many times in my life I have been working hard to live the best possible life I could. I thank God that I am now so much better than I was in the past.
Jo Casey presents How To Thrive Through Change posted at Jo Casey, saying change used to be the exception but now it’s the norm. Yet even the most adaptable of us can struggle with navigating the twists and turns that work throws at us. So many things our outside of our control and yet impact on us: technology, client demands, market conditions, politics, social trends, financial markets – even the weather can affect our work and our lives. So how do you cope with change – even when it feels like your word’s being turned upside down?
Hi, my name is Don and I run Breath of Optimism. This site is here to help you stay positive and become the best you can be. We only get one shot at life, so we might as well make the most of it.