Monday, September 15, 2008

I Didn't Say It, But I'm Glad Someone Did!

"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, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, 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, you have a choice everyday regarding the attitude you will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you. You are in charge of your attitudes."
-Chuck Swindoll


Anonymous said...

I read a book which said something similar "Life is what happens to you. How you react to it is up to you". It stuck with me too. I wish the title of the book had. :-) Swiss cheese brain.

I do try to begin the day in a good way and that helps have a knock on effect for the rest of the day.

Alexis said...

Very wise indeed!

Hooked on Houses said...

Amen! I've been trying to teach this concept to my kids. I might start quoting this to them. (I can see my 13-yr old rolling his eyes at me already.) -Julia :-)