Attitude is the way you view your life – your experiences, your environment, your opportunities, your problems, your choices and your responses. Attitude is the direction in which you lean on all ideas and issues. It’s either failure-reinforcing or success-reinforcing.
Losers see thunderstorms. Winners look for rainbows. Losers see the peril of icy streets. Winners put on their ice skates. Losers put down. Winners lift up. Losers let life happen to them. Winners make life happen for themselves and others. Winning and losing is all about attitude.
Attitudes begin as harmless thoughts. Then, with practice, they become layered by habit into unbreakable cables to shackle or strengthen our lives. We’re scarcely aware they exist. Like comfortable beds, they are easy to fall into but difficult to get out of, once settled in. First we make our attitudes then our attitudes make us. Attitude is the servant of all the great individuals who have ever lived and, of course, the servant of all failures as well.
There is little difference between common people and those who are uncommonly successful. The little difference is in their attitude. The big difference is whether the attitude is positive or negative.
Your attitude is either the lock on or key to the door of fulfillment. How important is your attitude? In truth, “Attitude is Everything.”
We are not responsible for what happens out there, what others do or think. We are responsible only for how we choose to think and behave. That’s our attitude. It is a precious, personal possession.