Tag "Optimistic"

Becoming More Optimistic

In the last post, I set out some of the reasons for thinking that optimism is a better choice of ‘explanatory style’ than pessimism, and suggested that it is possible to consciously develop a more optimistic way of thinking. Making the transition to greater optimism is really a matter of recognizing three simple truths. Recognize that you are in the habit of thinking negatively We do not see the world

A New Approach to Achieving Your Goals

“I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round. I really love to watch them roll” – John Lennon Setting goals is one of our favorite pastimes. For the most part, we’ve grown up with the idea that things are achieved when we make plans and take the necessary action towards them. We also tend to think similar things about goals. Usually, we associate goals with effort and