“Looking for Happiness? Then Make a Goal. Not a Wish” I have to confess that over the years I’ve made all kinds of personal and professional improvement resolutions. I’ve said countless times that “I’m really going to get in better shape,” and that “I’d like to learn another language.” I’ve announced repeatedly that, “this year I’m going to visit my close friend living overseas” or that “I’d like to start a business.” No doubt, in a moment of delusion I’ve even said as part of a new health and fitness
I’m sure you’ve been there. Maybe it was during the course of conversation at a “book club” meeting, or in the midst of the coffee klatch after morning “drop-off”, or perhaps it was over a glass of wine at a dinner party. The conversation starts off congenially, you chat about one another’s families and interests and then the discussion meanders, eventually landing on a friend’s lament that she’d really like to make a change in her life. And by change I don’t mean a change in her brand of toothpaste.