I am 1. Notice what you want to change. Do you tend to judge others? Do you let greed rule your spending decisions? Are you easily angered? This isn’t the time to beat yourself up for these aspects of your personality. It is just about noticing how you think and behave, being honest for the goal of becoming better. 2. Choose one positive character trait to focus on developing. 3. Become aware of your actions and choices as you move throughout your day. If you notice that you are slipping back into old habits, ask yourself, what would someone who is _______ (insert the trait your focusing on) do in this situation? Then act accordingly.
sincere Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, once a specialist in molecular genetics, is considered to be the happiest man in the world. Scans done on his brain by neuroscientists revealed excessive activity in Ricard's brain’s left prefrontal cortex compared to its right counterpart. Researchers believe that this gives Ricard an abnormally large capacity for happiness and a reduced propensity towards negativity.
Ricard himself believes that we can all be truly happy if we get rid of mental toxins such as hatred, obsession, arrogance, envy, greed and pride.
His latest book is called
In it he examines the importance of altruism and the world's need for it, and explores its impact in society, politics, the economy, the environment, and education. e.g. PERSISTENCE: Successful people never quit. Most people in today’s world will walk away from something because they find it too hard, whereas successful people love challenges.