In the June, 2012 issue of Success Magazine, there’s a great article on Why Happiness Matters. In that article, the author, Patty Onderko, says the following: “Consider this chain reaction: Optimists set more goals for themselves, believing, optimistically, that they can attain them. When they come up against obstacles, they are less likely to give in, thinking, this is a temporary setback instead of bemoaning that the odds are against me. Because of their perseverance, they achieve their goals and are encouraged to set more – even more difficult – ones. It’s no surprise, then, that optimists are not only happier, they’re more successful professionally, socially and athletically.” So the next time you see a half glass of water, be sure to think of it as half filled rather than half empty.