I know that attitude has a lot to do with success. And, I do not mean success as in only career or money. I am talking about success in life.
I have this wonderful plaque in my office that a client gave me years ago. It is a great reminder for me to check in from time to time on my own attitude and how I am showing up in the world to others and myself.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than fact. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important then appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable think is we have a choice every day 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 think 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes”
Written by: Charles Swindoll
I am a pretty positive person, I really do work to stay on the positive side of thoughts and issues. And, still at times I allow myself to go down the path of less then positive.
We are in a time when so many of us are facing things that we have never had to face before. It is hard at times to keep our thoughts on solutions, not the problems. We point back to a time when we were successful and think “but it worked back then, and I was successful. Why is it not working now?”
Complacency shows up in many forms, from past successes, losing faith, blaming, to not taking personal responsibility.
I wonder how much further down the line I would be -right now- had my attitude been a perfect 10 all year long?…Is it possible to be a 10 all the time? Well, by reading what Charles Swindoll has said, and truly believing in it. It is!
I am starting to wonder, and notice how much being grateful has to do with attitude.
Give it some thought. Vow to transform you attitude from sometimes positive to consistently positive. We do this, and our whole world will change – instantly