I believe that attitude is perhaps the most powerful gift God has infused into humanity. Attitude can make or break a team. Attitude can sink family or organizational morale as well as  life it up to new heights. Attitude properly aligned can seemingly see into the invisible.

Our culture seems to be infected with toxic levels of cynicism and negativity. We applaud the cynic and sigh heavily at the dreamer. We elevate the risk managers and turn a raised eyebrow toward the risk takers. Yet, it is the dreamers and the risk takers that make a difference in the world in the most dramatic ways. The cynics droll out their sarcastic barbs and nothing changes for the positive…the change only happens towards the negative.

God has infused us with life, creativity, talent, and the ability to impact the lives of people on the planet in profound ways. The portal to seeing dreams come true and finding the faith to take a risk is in the altitude of our attitude. What you think about…the way you think about things…what you dwell upon…these are the things you slowly move towards and become. To enjoy a positive life requires that we continually work on a incorporating a positive attitude. So tonight’s quotes come from all over the place, but focus on the power of bringing your thoughts under the control of God in a positive way…go ahead just try it, I dare you, be positive this week 🙂

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Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
~Viktor E. Frankl

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.  ~Zig Ziglar

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  ~Maya Angelou

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
~Khalil Gibran

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.  ~Joel Osteen

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
~Norman Vincent Peale

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.  ~Meister Eckhart

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.  ~Victor Hugo

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune.  ~Walt Whitman

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”   ~ Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.”   ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”   ~Rainer Maria RilkeLetters to a Young Poet

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  ~Winston Churchill

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ~Helen Keller

Your time is limited, so don`t waste it living someone else`s life.   Don`t be trapped by Dogma – which is living the results of other people`s thinking.   Don`t let the noise of other`s drown out your own inner voice.   And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.   They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs

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