attitude

We all know it’s our attitude that matters. It is more important than facts, money, look, education or even success. It is true we cannot change our past or change the fact that some people will act in a a certain way. But we can change our attitude towards them.

positive attitude sayingsOne good book to know more about our attitude is “The Winning Attitude Your Key To Personal Success” by  John C. Maxwell. This book can change you outlook in life. The other equally good book is by motivational speaker Jeff Keller, “Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude…and You Change Your Life!

In the meantime, let’s read through these collection of positive attitude matters sayings:


Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz


“It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.”  – Annie Gottlier


“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – John N. Mitchell


“Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.”  – Ralph Marston


“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John Maxwell


“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C Maxwell


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Kahlil Gibran


“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”  – Anthony J. D’Angelo


“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton


“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Unknown


Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler


Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire


“If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert


“It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.”  – Annie Gottlier


“It’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey


“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett


“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy


“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein


“Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thoughts, and habits can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized.” – Paul Myer


“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit


“Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested.”  – Helen MacInness


“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.” – William James


“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.” – Charles R. Swindoll


“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”  – Swedish Proverb


“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” – Chinese Proverb


“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde


“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”  – Scott Hamilton


“Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life.” – Annette Goodheart


“I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow” – Abraham Lincoln


“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” – William Arthur Ward


“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone


“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” – Joe Clark


“There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.” – Publius Terentius Afer


Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” – Harold S. Geneen


“He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.” – Samuel Johnson


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  – Norman Vincent Peale


“Attitudes are more important than facts.” – George MacDonald


“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” – Ken S. Keyes, Jr.


“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” – Dennis S. Brown


“Whenever you fall, pick something up.” – Oswald Avery


“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.” – Betty Smith


“If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.” – David Ambrose


“If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.”  – Francis Rabelais


“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs


“Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.” – Italian Proverb


“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.”- Konrad Adenauer


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” – Art Linkletter


“Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.” – Eckhart Tolle


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Maori Proverb


“People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.” – Epictetus


“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein


“There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.”  – Frederick L. Collins


Below is a video of Joyce and her guest, John Maxwell, discussing about the difference of having right attitudes can make the difference.

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