With that core knowledge of who I am, who I was and who I want to be, I always know that no matter what I might lose I will always have that. To this day it's still my one solid 'truth.'
Sometimes life's better when it's not viewed through rose-colored glasses. Sure, optimism certainly has its health benefits
Ever notice how some people just seemingly have a bright outlook on life -- even when everything isn't exactly on the sunny
Mental contrasting can help us link our desired outcome with the steps we must take to get there, creating a much more coherent
Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts
It's entirely possible that my outlook could change in a half an hour or tomorrow or in three years. I might reach a point where it makes sense to me and also feels right, but there's no way I can know that now.
Real change can be hard to come by, and it's tempting to want to start lowering expectations, or throw in the towel on your goal completely. But don't despair, because it's not too late to push the reset button and try tackling those goals again.
There are three attributes that I think best enable a leader to maximize the efforts of the 21st century workforce: realistic optimism, subservience to purpose and finding order in chaos.
To be successful, you need to understand the very vital difference between believing you will succeed, and believing you will succeed easily. It's the difference between being a realistic optimist and an unrealistic optimist.