What’s all this fuss about attitude? Does it really make a difference? You bet it does!

Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude. When facing an opponent of equal ability, the right attitude can give you the edge. Who enjoys everything more, sees more opportunities, and lives life with greater enthusiasm?

As you examine your attitude and decide what to make it, remember these truths:

1. No Matter What, Your Attitude is a Choice. Circumstances may not be of your choosing, but your attitude is all yours.

2. It’s Easier to Maintain the Right Attitude Than to Regain It. Fight to develop a positive attitude, and then don’t let it slip.

3. Your Attitude Determines Your Actions. Your outlook will determine your life’s outcomes more than any other single factor.

4. The People You Lead Refect the Attitude You Possess. If you have any responsibility for others – as a boss, parent, or volunteer leader – the attitude of your people is a reflection of your own.

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. -Leo Tolstoy-

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. -Abraham Lincoln-

excerpt taken from: John C. Maxwell, “The Choice is Yours”