There’s truth to what New Agers say about focusing on the positive rather than on the negative. Take New Year’s financial resolutions, for instance. Say you tell yourself that you’ve got to end mindless spending. You’re just setting yourself up for feeling guilty about your “mindless” behaviour, which is apt to lead to more overspending as a way to avoid feeling blue.
Maybe before Christmas arrived, you were already behind the financial eight ball living paycheque to paycheque.
Set aside guilt and anxiety and think and act positively, if for no other reason than it’s a refreshing change of pace.
Goals not only guide us, they enliven us and give us initiative. They open the way to paths in life with heart.
Revisit written goals at regular intervals for inspiration. Revise them as needed in accordance with changing resources.