by Adam Zack — October 6, 2021
It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away – U2
I never really thought that a good day, or a bad day, had more to do with my attitude going into the day than with what my interactions with the day’s people and challenges brought. I was always the constant in the equation, and the actions of the people and situations I dealt with largely determined whether I’d have a great day or crappy day, right? I didn’t put enough stock in my attitude going into the day. I didn’t fully realize that if my day started with optimism, appreciation and energy that the rest of the day was likely to follow. Even more impactful was that as a leader the people around me were keyed to my attitude and followed suit. This was all brought into focus with an article on attitude shared with me recently. Thanks Linda for seeing how this could help me, and in turn help others.
Attitude 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.
Attitude is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill! Attitude will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is, you have the choice every day regarding the attitude you will embrace for that day.
You cannot change your past…you cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
You cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing you can do is play on the one string you have…and that is your ATTITUDE.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.
And so it is with you…you are in charge of your ATTITUDE.
– Charles Swindoll
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