The Importance of Attitude

April 20, 2011 — 5 Comments

“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 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 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 … we are in charge of our Attitudes.”   – Charles Swindoll

What helps you maintain a positive attitude? You can comment here.

  • http://www.thedailywalk.net Adam

    For me it is who. When I start having a bad attitude my wife lets me know about it :)

    It helps to be thankful for what I have, and what I have been blessed with.

    • http://joshuamhood.com Josh Hood

      Great comment, Adam! I think it’s really important that we all have people
      close to us who are honest with us about our attitude and keep us
      accountable.

  • Julie

    That is so true!

  • James

    I’m just reading this for a homework at Kim’s tae kwon do class this is like a heat but it is not
    – James

    • James

      I mean cheat