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The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
-- Laurence Lee
 

 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Ownership of your attitude

What makes you feel better, what makes you feel worse? Could it be you, and how you choose to see life, to live life?

In the exact same situation, one person can be ecstatic and another person miserable. That’s pretty conclusive proof that attitude matters more than circumstance.

Maybe it is soothing to imagine events that conspired against you could soon turn around and come to your rescue. But it’s far more empowering to stand up and take responsibility.

Do you really need to indulge in this or that to feel better, or run away and hide? Or could you find it in yourself to elevate your attitude right where you are, as you are?

Yes, life is too much one way and not enough another way, unfair, oppressive, troublesome and complicated. But rather than being resentful and dismayed, what if you were inspired and energized by the positive possibilities?

Responsibility is there for the taking. See what happens when you let go of excuses and take ownership of your attitude.

— Ralph Marston

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