by Tom Swift

It’s a simple concept: we construct our internal reality — our experience of the world — in large part by where we put our attention. More often than we recognize, we can make that choice consciously or intentionally. Doing so influences not just how we feel, but how we perform, individually and collaboratively. It turns out that cultivating positive emotions such as joy, commitment, interest, pride, and love pays huge dividends.

-Tony Schwarz, “Overcoming Your Negativity Bias,” The New York Times, 6-14-2013