Have you ever tried to change a habit? Maybe tried to start losing weight by not thinking about food? Have you tried to play the cool one and not call—or email or text—a romantic interest by blocking out your thoughts about that person? How about trying to stop smoking by trying not to think about smoking?…
Over the past few years, we have all heard or been told that we need to say “yes” more often. Now I am not going to sit here and tell you that there is no value to positivity. I have written too much about positivity’s value to make that kind of 180-degree turn. But I will say that there are indeed times when you need to say “no” and say it proudly.
You hear and read reports of leaders who have forgotten—if only for a time—who they really are. It can be in the midst of the trappings of their very success or their station in life that memory goes blank and they forget.
Off and on for the past year, I have written about how we often make the choice of something else less important instead of choosing for our own, or the happiness of the people important to us. I have received a great many comments and emails over the past year because it resonates with lots of people. With another year coming around, I’d like to delve deeper into the idea that being happy is a choice we make.