By AmbitiousStoner · Sep 22, 2012 · ·
  1. AmbitiousStoner
    by: Charles Swindoll

    [FONT=verdana, geneva]The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, geneva]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.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, geneva]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.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, geneva]And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.[/FONT]

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  1. beentheredonethatagain
    I believe in this whole hearted, our attitudes and they way we precieve things, is the key to life
  2. karma187357
    I have always loved this. And it took a really long time for it to sink in about what it meant.I guess it is really true when they say the older you get the wiser you get.
  3. AmbitiousStoner
    This has always held a special meaning to me.

    About ten years ago, while my nephew was serving time, I mailed him a letter explaining why I pressed charges and had him incarcerated; I also included a copy of "Attitude". Fast forward to the present, I recently visited him at his new apartment and was quite touched to see that he had kept what I sent him. To this day, it's on his fridge as a constant reminder of how large of a role attitude impacts his life.
  4. brokenangel
    Great post, stoner. Very true indeed. "Life is what you make it"....
    To be honest, I struggle with this a bit as I tend to be a bit cynical, sarcastic and a bit pessimistic. I try and think of it this way, but have to constantly remind myself. I believe I may need to post this on my forehead.
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