Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Daily Tea" Attitude takes Aptitude

“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, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, 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 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
Charles R. Swindoll, American Writer and Clergyman

The one deal breaker in life to me is attitude. If people know that you are trying, they can forgive mistakes. We can all have money, success, and education but if you're outlook sucks then nothing else matters. You can't change what has happened to you or truly control what happens in the future. What you do control is what you learn from things and how you react. Is cursing out a waiter whom you've never met going to get your food there any sooner in a busy restaurant? Does it help to demonize an ex-lover or should one move on and take the lessons to the next relationship? It used to blow my mind to see a person who seemed to have nothing smiling and beaming about how blessed they are. Why is that? Who says money, great clothes, and beautiful lovers make life interesting? Life's what you make it. Make it work for you. There is nothing worse than a person with a horrible disposition.
Does your life suck?
Or does your perspective on life suck?