Surfing some rough waves life is throwing out these days, so the following is especially relevant for me. It's ironic that I would probably never agree with the author on anything else, but on this, I think he nails it. I used to have this framed on my desk... And I believe it's one of the keys to true freedom.
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-=[ Attitude ]=-
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 success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company… a home… a relationship.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our pasts, 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 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. As so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.
-- Charles Swindoll
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My name is Eddie and I’m in recovery from civilization…