Each year millions of well intentioned resolutions are made only to be forgotten before the end of the first month of the new year. Creating a workable solution to have a better year is a goal that everyone entertains but few achieve. Here is a simple solution that requires no special skills or equipment that will work for everyone.Follow these simple steps to learn the POWER of digging for GOLD.Acknowledge and Verbalize all the GOOD that has happened in your life in the following areas in 2012.It’s like playing catchup because chances are you didn’t do it for the whole year… so just pick the high points and get it on paper.MoneyJobRelationshipHealthFitnessGoalsList it and share it with friends and in all the obvious places.Re-write The Past.The things that stick in our minds are most often those which have cause the most grief and angst. These things need to be seen with new eyes in order to open ourselves to the good for the coming year.Pick the persons and areas that really gave you the most grief in 2012Find ALL the good things about them, write them down and tell EVERYONE about them.Post these things on your Facebook, in emails that you pass along and to people that you talk to throughout the day. Create pictures that represent these new perspectives and share those with yourself by printing them out and posting them in obvious places in your surroundings.As you see these people remember these good things about them, whenever any other thoughts arise about them, replace those thoughts with the ones on your list.How does this help you?When you focus on praise then praise returns to you because what you put your attention on returns to you many times over AND it just FEELS good.It reminds you to see the glass full and it overshadows any little setbacks that may crop up in your life.Moving Into 2013:Look to set yourself up to win in 2013. Creating a strong foundation is the first step to a successful year.Outline all the areas of you life that you want to SHINE in 2013, Use the list from above as a guide and add any special areas of focus.Create a notebook or a posting someplace where you are bound to see it EVERYDAY and keep track of all the things in each area that you can praise. Heap it on even the simplest things are praiseworthy when we remember how valuable looking on the bright side can reflect in our lives.Pay attention to how it comes back to you.Remember to accept the praise and credit that comes your way with grace and gratitude.Do these simple steps and you will be on the way to a Shining Golden year in 2013.