"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 everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past...we cannot change 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."
I first read this quote in a church bulliten many years ago,clipped it out and kept it. The original clip out still hangs on my corkboard above my desk. We lost a family member on Christmas Day, cash flow has been tight, both with the business and personally and I've been dragging my ass for a few weeks. Having just read this quote and feeling it's motivational impact again has lifted a cloud and I feel new energy coursing through my body. Do you have a "go to" quote that you keep handy like this one for me? If so, I invite you to share it with us.