Thursday, March 17, 2011
Self Help Tip:
Thinking about Attitudes
honestly can't say this any better than Charles Swindoll does in the
following quote. SO this week, I simply share his quote with you as food
for thought. I first ran across this quote at the bank of all places! I
was opening a new account at our local bank and the bank manager had
this quote framed on his desk. I got him to make me a copy and it has
hung over my desk ever since.
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
charge of your ATTITUDES. Remember that the simple act of holding your
fingers will balance all of your Attitudes and transform them into the
positive emotions that we all thrive on. Refer to the image below for
the finger to hold to balance each attitude. If you don't remember which
finger to hold, I suggest that you take a quick inventory of your
fingers... hold each finger for a second or two, as you go through each
finger see which one REALLY wants to be HELD. Then go back and hold THAT
one. It really is that simple. We are in charge of our attitudes and
nature has given each of us an easy and accessible way to do so.
"The day always looks brighter from behind a smile."