A new year is closely approaching us, which of course means for each of us some new resolutions. Most commonly we strive for a better job or relationship. Michael Benson from the Huffington Post, believes that for his next resolution it will simply be a change of attitude. In a society where certain resolutions may focus on a new car or a new apartment, this idea is untested; to simply change one's attitude. Attitude is something never really mentioned when new years resolutions are discussed.
Our attitudes determine a lot about ourselves. We all have those days where one thing goes wrong and all of a sudden the rest of day seems to follow that same path. We also have those days where something goes incredibly right, and our entire day becomes and incredible journey of positive things to happen. Maybe we should look at our resolutions the same way. In order to lose weight or get a new car it all depends on our attitude. Some of the most extraordinary life changing stories, such as Oprah Winfrey, have happened from having a positive outlook on life, even in the midst of chaos.
Instead of setting goals that might lead us to disappointment, it is so much easier to set goals that we can control. Dale Carnegie once said, “It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”, simple put our attitude determines our happiness. It becomes so much more uplifting to want to change our attitude in life because we are capable of obtaining that goal, rather than wanting a car or a relationship that we might never get, this only leading to further disappointment. This simple change can effect others too, how often are we effected by the attitude of a cashier or employee at work. Happiness is contagious. Instead of dealing with resolutions that might damper our new year, set resolutions that can be obtained, simply by having a new prospective on the year.