Control the Attitude...

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Edition 111 - August 23, 2020

There is a phrase that goes, “All’s well that ends well.”

John Maxwell would say a phrase that is equally as true, “All’s well that begins well.”

In his book, “Today Matters”, Maxwell explains that today’s attitude can give a person great opportunities.

Your attitude at the beginning of the task has a strong effect on its outcome.

We know that sometimes it doesn’t matter how you start, it matters how you finish. That is a good philosophy to have when we did not have control over how we started or if we tried to start strong and things just didn’t go well that day. However, if we do have the ability to start the day off strong with preparation and offering a great attitude, it definitely helps set the tone for the rest of the day so we can avoid playing catch up later on.

With this approach we would probably be able to consistently accomplish the goals we want by starting off the day with the right attitude.

We may never be able to accurately predict when the bad days will come, however if we are able to have a great attitude at the start of every day; even when the bad days come, your attitude can eventually turn them into good days instead of making them worst.

It is no secret that a person’s attitude can affect a variety of things such as the outcome of a task, one’s personal happiness, the attitudes of others, and the kind of energy that you bring to any setting.

Taking responsibility for one’s own attitude is a great quality to have.

When a person decides to control the way they think in a positive way and change their own bad attitude areas, it is amazing how much better the day becomes for that individual.

Even with all the challenges, adversities and setbacks in life, nothing beats a person who has an optimistic approach every single day.

Winston Churchill once said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” 

If people can create the habit of just having a great attitude about life, there is no question life would be so much better.


-Mike Ye