One of my best clients introduced me to a book last year by Brian Tracy called Eat That Frog. It has some great ideas to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time. And, now it's out in its second edition.
I was just reviewing his chapter on "Motivate Yourself Into Action"and thought I would share a passage.
"It turns out that optimists have four spcial behaviors, all learned through practice and repetition.
First, optimists look for the good in every situation. No matter what goes wrong, they always look for something good or beneficial.
Second, optimists always seek the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty. They believe that "differences come not to obstruct but to instruct."
Third, optimists always look for the solution to every problem. Instead of blaming or complaining when things go wrong, they become action oriented. They ask questions like "What's the solution? What can we do now? What's the next step?"
Fourth, optimists think and talk continually about their goals. They think about what they want and how to get it. They are always looking forward rather than backward."
Enjoy...Oh, and eat that frog!