Some Random Quotes on the Importance of Attitude

Saturday, August 28, 2010 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

(Found these items on the Internet, so take it with a grain of salt. Attributions may be missing or incorrect. -- Bryan)

Two men looked out from prison bars; one saw mud, the other saw stars.

Tough times never last, but tough people do. [Robert Schuller]

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. [Henry Ford]

The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of making one. [Elbert Hubbard]

The epitaph on a negative person’s headstone should read, ‘I expected this.’

The size of a person is more important than the size of the problem. [John Maxwell]

There is a world of difference between a person who has a big problem and a person who makes a problem big. [John Maxwell]

Why did the achievers overcome problems while thousands are overwhelmed by theirs? They refused to hold on to the common excuses for failure. They turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones. They realized that they couldn’t determine every circumstance in life but they could determine their choice of attitude towards every circumstance. [John Maxwell]

Positive thinking will not always change our circumstances, but it will always change us.

A positive pastor in a negative church can turn it around in three years. A negative pastor in a positive church can destroy it in three months.

Great leaders understand that the right attitude will set the right atmosphere, which enables the right response from others. [John Maxwell]

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - [Walt Emerson]

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. [John Maxwell]

Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish. [John Maxwell]

A leader’s attitude is caught by his followers more quickly than his or her actions. [John Maxwell]

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but think you can’t it’s almost certain you won’t. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

A happy person is not a person with a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

I may not be able to change the world I see around me, but I can change the way I see the world within me. [John Maxwell]

First we will be best, then we will be first. [Stan Leonard]

It’s crowded at the bottom, but there’s a lot of room at the top.