A colleague gave me this piece about fifteen years ago. I still have it pinned above my desk. It’s helped me reset my own perspective countless times. I’ve said it repeatedly over the years in one form or another to friends and colleagues when they’re feeling down, in the midst of struggle, etc.
In the end it’s all about your attitude. So make it GOOD.
“The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important that facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, that 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 that 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 certain people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it…and so it is with you…we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”
~ Charles Swindoll