longer we live, the more we realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, is more important than facts. It is more important than
the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures,
than what other people think or say or do. Here's an article inspired by
the writings of an unknown writer.
At the top, we clearly understand that failure is an event not a person; that yesterday
ended last night, and today is a brand-new day. We have made friends with
our past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about the future.
We know that success (a win) doesn’t make us, and failure (a loss) doesn’t
We are filled with faith, hope and love, and live without anger, greed,
guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.
We are mature enough to delay gratification and shift our focus from our
rights to our responsibilities. We know that failure to stand for what is
morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally
We are secured in whom we are, so we are at peace with God and in fellowship
with man. We have made friends of our adversaries, and have gained the love
and respect of those who know us best.
We understand that others can give us pleasure, but genuine happiness comes
when we do things for others. We are pleasant to the grouch, courteous to
the rude, and generous to the needy.
We love the unlovable, and give hope to the helpless, friendship to the
friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged. We can look back in
forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.
We know that “He who would be the greatest among us must become the servant
of all.” We recognize, confess, develop and use our God-given physical,
mental and spiritual abilities to the glory of God and for the benefit of
We stand in front of the Creator of the universe, and He says to us, “Well
done, thou good and faithful servant.”- Matthew 25-21
Our attitude determines our attitude.
By Tim Pedrosa
a thought, and you reap an act; sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a
habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a
destiny. -Charles Reade