Monday, January 3, 2011

Your Attitude Affects Your Outcomes

Your attitude about a given situation has a huge impact on what you’ll say and do. You can choose to think in ways that can enrich your life or make you miserable. Always remember that you alone make that decision, and it’s one that affects those around you, too.

What is one area where a change in your attitude would make a positive difference for you and the people you care about? What new attitude will you adopt?
"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." - Wayne Dyer, American author
"Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all." - Carlos Castaneda, American author
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson, American president
"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today." - Groucho Marx, American comedian


  1. Thanks for sharing Meredith. Yes our attitude affects us in so many ways. I think sometimes we do not realize this.

  2. Meredith,
    Thank you for the reminder that we may not be able to control others attitude, We always control ours and we react to any given situation. Thanks!

  3. Marnee, you're right. Being aware of what our attitude is in a given moment is the key to changing it.

    Greg, I appreciate your comment. Ultimately, we are only responsible for our own attitude. When we give up the need to control others, it frees us to work on ourselves!

  4. What I like most about attitudes - 1) They powerfully influence behavior, and 2) They can be quite easy to change. If you have no conflict with a particular attitude, you can adopt it in a couple minutes and start reaping benefits. I've done this many times. Ingraining a new skill can take months.

  5. Great point, Denny, about the difference in changing an attitude vs. a skill. That's encouraging to people who really do want to form a new attitude...about ANYthing.

  6. thanks for sharing...
    Our response is always determined by our attitudes.


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