Our attitude defines us. Attitude is a matter of our choice. Our attitudes often determine the outcome of our actions, which, of course, are fueled by our attitudes. Very often, we can even turn situations around simply by changing our attitudes.
“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
Below is a presentation that I made some time back, which is based on words penned by Wanda Hope Parker. A simple, yet practical approach to shaping our attitudes. Hope you like it.
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To develop a Positive Attitude & To achieve your dreams, remember your ABC…..
A- Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
B- Believe in yourself.
C- Consider things from every angle.
D- Don’t give up and don’t give in.
E- Enjoy life today – yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come.
F- Family and friends are hidden treasures – seek them and enjoy their riches.
G- Give more than you planned to.
H- Hang on to your dreams.
I- Ignore those who try to discourage you.
J- Just do it !
K- Keep trying, no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
L- Love yourself first and most.
M- Make it happen.
N- Never lie, cheat or steal – always strike a fair deal.
O- Open your eyes and see things as they really are.
P- Practice makes perfect.
Q- Quitters never win and winners never quit.
R- Read, study and learn about everything important in your life.
S- Stop procrastinating.
T- Take control of your own destiny.
U- Understand yourself in order to better understand others.
V- Visualize it.
W- Want it more than anything.
X- ‘Excellerate’ your efforts.
Y- You are unique of all God’s creations, nothing can replace YOU.
Z- Zero in on your target and go for it !
Remember – The ONLY disability in life is a bad attitude !!
Based on words penned by Wanda Hope Carter.