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May 6, 2002 9:29 AM
by Charles Swindoll

"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 every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes."

I found this and it struck me. Just thought I'd share.

Yes. EQ is so much more important than IQ.Spinchick
May 6, 2002 1:09 PM
Plenty of highly intellegent people in this world who don't have a CLUE about how to interact with others. One of the primary places I've seen this to be true is in the workplace. Having been a stay at home mom for four years now (after a career in non-profit management for 12), I can honestly say it's a hell of alot easier to deal with whining and tantrums from a 4 year old than from "grown-ups" who haven't figured out that their job and co-workers (and supervisor) are not there to "make them happy" and/or "find themselves." Listening to my husband come home on occasion and rant about the attitudes of some of his staff reminds me of what preschool teachers have to deal with on a daily basis - only it's so much more acceptable when it's coming from children.

"life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it." True really and NOT that hard of a concept to figure out (one would think).

re: attitudekoolaid
May 6, 2002 6:02 PM
After reading this board for just the past two months I have come to a point where I only read certain peoples posts. I don't even use view all most of the time. I'm surprised that so many people here can be so negative so much of the time. There are quite a few people who try to be intelligent and helpful but there are only a handful of people who I can rely on to always be giving a positive direction to a question. Those few are why I continue to read this board.
I want to say thank you to Jtolleson, Harlett, Len, Kristin, Rollo Tommassi, Spinchick, MB1 and cp123 for making this board worth reading and for ALWAYS taking the higher road. It is about attitude!!
attitude is everything..DINOSAUR
May 7, 2002 5:27 AM
Especially when you get older, it's your general outlook on life and how you choose to react to certain situations. My 87 year old Italian mother-in-law is a perfect example. I think it's the reason she has managed to live so long. I think she shall outlive most of us.

"The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly".
Dutch Scholar

Be is short...
"Life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it."Tig
May 7, 2002 7:09 PM
I once printed that out and posted it to my office wall. I packed it away for when I can have a wall to put it back on. No simple statement could be more useful and true!