【Editor’s Note: Strongly recommended to our esteemed readers, Swindoll’s aphorism on Attitude contains in a nutshell the gist of wisdom of life; it is the Franklian Logotherapy in shorthand! We have heard it said that character determines our destiny; yet attitude is the stuff our character is made upon.】
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than acts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failure, than successes,
than what other people think or say to do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company,… a church,… a home.
[even a country.]
The remarkable thing is we all have a choice every day 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 string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
---- Charles Swindoll