Your attitude is the energy you are putting out into the world. Are you positive, upbeat and solution-oriented or negative, fearful and mean-spirited? Whatever it is, people can feel it. And what you put out determines, in large measure, what comes back to you. As you step into the new calendar year, then, changing your attitude is absolutely necessary if you want to improve your life.
When I was a small boy -- 6 or 7 -- I became acutely aware that being a Jew made me a member of a tiny minority.