Check Your Attitude!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

- Charles R. Swindoll

Good morning folks! In my office, I have a small plaque with Charles Swindoll's discussion of attitude. I look at it often when I'm having a bad day or when I down in the dumps about something going on at work and at home. After reading this quote, I instantly feel the urge to check my attitude; specifically, I feel the need to evaluate how my attitude is contributing to my current woes. Once I have the opportunity to reflect, I usually realize that adjusting my attitude and taking charge of my emotions may dramatically change my approach to handling a less-than-great obstacle. So...for all of you who are preparing to battle a funky situation, take one minute to read the quote above, check your attitude, and then go! 

I hope this helps someone. Have a fantastic attitude day! :)

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