Quotes for
the Journey:

Attitude 2

A positive attitude is a person's
passport to a better tomorrow.



When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it.  Be proactive--put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result.      -Rodolfo Costa

Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude--your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.     -Napoleon Hill
The world has a way of giving what is demanded of it.  If you are frightened and look for failure and poverty, you will get them, no matter how hard you may try to succeed.  Lack of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you, cuts you off from the good things of the world.  Expect victory and you make victory.
-Preston Bradley
There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction.  I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.  I can select what I can read and eat and study.  I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities.  I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others.  And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.      -Elizabeth Gilbert
When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.
-Zig Ziglar

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
You can't always control circumstances.  However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response.  Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.     -Tony Dungy
Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.     -Emory Austin
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship," The Conduct of Life
God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do.  Attitudes count more than achievements.     -Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.     -Brian Tracy
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.   Every dollar we will ever earn must come from people.  The person we love, and with whom we want to spend the rest of our life, is a human being with whom we must interact.   Our children are individuals, each different from any other person who ever lived.   And what affects them most is our attitude--the loving kindness they see and feel whenever we are around them.
   If you'll begin to develop and maintain an attitude that says yes to life and the world, you'll be astonished at the changes you'll see.       -Earl Nightingale
What many people don't realize is that we can change our attitudes towards life.  It takes some work, but it can be done.  The more we accept other people and their faults and quirks, the less judgmental we become.  The more we decide to share the goodness that's within us, the less selfish we become, and the less likely we are to hoard or hang on to material things.  The more we learn about other people's emotional or physical problems, the more understanding and compassionate we become.  Your attitude is one of your gifts to the world, all day, every day.  What kind of gift do you give?  And is it a gift that remains steady no matter what happens to you?       -tom walsh
That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change.  But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.        -Chinese Proverb
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright
Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.       -Lou Holtz

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, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, 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 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.  And so it is with you. . . we are in charge of our attitudes.      -Charles Swindoll


It is easy enough to be pleasant,
when life flows by like a song. 
But the person worthwhile
is one who will smile,
when everything else goes wrong.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his or her opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his or her difficulties.       -Harry S. Truman
Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations.       -Federico Fellini
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.        -William J. Bennett
If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be happy.  If someone bases his or her happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time.  If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.      -Andy Rooney
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. . . take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.       -Marcus Aurelius
Adventure begins with you, personally.  It is in the way you look at things.  It is the mental stance you take as you face your day.  It is finding magic in things.  It is talking with people and discovering their inner goodness.  It is the thrill of feeling a part of the life around you.  The attitude of adventure will open things up for you.  The world will become alive with new zest and meaning.  You’ll become more aware of the beauty everywhere.  Nothing will seem unimportant.  Everything will be revealed as having pattern and purpose.      -Wilferd A. Peterson
The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.       -Raymond Charles Barker

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