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The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
-- Thomas Macaulay
 

 

Monday, March 30, 1998

Attitude

Attitude can turn the coldest, most dreary day into a joyful one, or it can make the most magnificent, sunny day a misery. Attitude has the power to turn almost any situation into an opportunity, or to make the most innocent act or remark into a tragedy of major proportions.

Attitude makes meaning out of whatever may be happening. It is our emotional interface with the world. Are you more troubled by your troubles, or by your attitude toward them? You control your attitude, and by so doing you determine the meaning and influence of your experiences.

Attitude can take a problem and make it so intense as to be completely overwhelming. Attitude can find a tiny kernel of goodness and magnify it to fill the whole day.

Your attitude is yours to control. Use it to make the most of your life.

— Ralph Marston

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