Monday, February 15, 2010

Take Charge of the 90%

Quote by Charles Swindoll:

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.


Me: Take charge of the 90%!

7 comments:

Carolyn V. said...

So true. Attitude can be everything (okay 90%). =) Great post Jaime!

Mary Campbell said...

Love it - I agree with you. Attitude does make or break a situation.

Angie said...

Yeah! Good point. Glad I got to spend a little time with you at LTUE!

Shauna said...

In an effort to take charge I am planning on taking a writing course. I remembered you wrote several months back about Holly Lisles course on Getting the Book you Want From the One you Have.
I'm wondering? Have you liked the course? Did you pay for it? Was it like getting sections of a book a little at a time- or was there intructor interaction? Just looking for an update on what your final impression was. Thanks for all your great info!

Kristi Stevens said...

Amen Jamie!

Life is all about attitude.

Oh yes, you were at LTUE? How come I never saw you? Well I'm bummed. It would have been nice to see you in the real world.

L.T. Elliot said...

Awesome post, Jaime! I'm all about the good attitude (and yet I still have to work on mine!)

kanishk said...

I agree with you. Attitude does make or break a situation.

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