Attitude makes life what it isWe all would rate a good attitude as very important in life. We would rate ourselves as having a good attitude. Okay, but there are a few individuals who can never seem to discover a good characteristic to cite. Don’t you agree? So let’s spend a few minutes examining this trait a bit further.
By: Bernie Hughes, Superior Telegram
We all would rate a good attitude as very important in life. We would rate ourselves as having a good attitude. Okay, but there are a few individuals who can never seem to discover a good characteristic to cite. Don’t you agree? So let’s spend a few minutes examining this trait a bit further.
Some individuals seem to pride themselves on noting a negative point when most everyone else in the conversation is commenting on the good. There is a place for that, such as in a business group discussing a new applicant’s potential. In that case, we want the best candidate.
But have you noticed that some seem to take delight in seeking that factor on all occasions? They have a penchant for seeking and expressing the negative. We find ourselves absenting ourselves from conversations with them. It tends to darken the skies on what was a bright sunny day. We can do without more of that.
When I was a Montana superintendent of schools, I had Charles Swindoll’s comments on attitude under my glass topped desk. I’ll bet you agree with him too. We can become what we think and I wanted to remain positive a good share of the time.
By Charles Swindoll
The longer I live,
The more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me, is more important than the past,
Than what other people think, or say, or do.
It is more important than appearance,
Giftedness, or skill.
It will make or break an organization,
A school, a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday 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.
And so it is with you…
This attitude selection doesn’t always make me popular when someone complains about the cold, I say “no mosquitos.” When someone complains about too much rain or snow, I reply, good for farmers’ crops and replenishing our big lake.