Using the movies "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life of Pi", the author shows us clearly how positive people aren't just deluding themselves or unwilling to see the negative. They are just able to shift to the positive more easily. Great article.
We all want to be happy. But we have preconceived notions or beliefs about what needs to happen in our lives before we can be happy. Maybe we need to get that dream job. Or we need to have a million dollars in the bank.
Being in the present moment and being of service to others are the ones I gain the most satisfaction from. Just look at the expression on this baby's face - it's the look you will see in others' faces as you learn to be happy in the present moment.
Do you derive happiness from your work life? Do you embrace small successes - or do you find that you push yourself harder and harder to achieve more and more - without ever feeling a sense of
Claire Edmondson's insight:
I believe having a positive outlook allows you to believe positive outcomes will result from your efforts. Optimism is a believe system which leads to confidence, confidence leads to competence - and with a high-dose of hard work and commitment toward your goals, you will be on the best path to career success.