My mom worked for the court system in Utah for 17 years before she passed away. Every year she would go to the Orrin Hatch Women’s Conference and one year she came back with this quote. I was in junior high at the time and had the typical bad attitude of a teenager in a full-on hormonal mood swing. This quote has hung on my wall for almost two decades. I have found it, as I have dealt with difficult situations and people in this life, to be very true.
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.