You Can Choose Your Attitude
Posted January 23, 2017
Encouragement. I want to encourage you to pay attention to your attitude. One of my favorite encourages is a short essay written by Chuck Swindoll, a well-known author.
Print out the following if you can and then stick it in a place where you will see it the first thing every morning. Re-read it. If you do this for one full month, you’ll have it committed to memory. And in the process you’ll have a new habit of choosing your attitude for the day even before you choose what to wear.
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 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.
Written by Mary Hunt, Everyday Cheapskate. Posted by Flint Journal on January 17, 2016.