Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What Rules Your Life
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
In life, we try to set ourselves in the company of others and within circumstances that allow us to experience opportunities to grow and advance. The kind of people we associate with, the places we hang around, the types of books we read and the things we watch. All of these things can have an impact on our life and many times in subtle ways we barely detect.
And many times we do not get to choose our circumstance.
Life has a way of placing a rock in the bag of stuff we are carrying in our lives. Driving to work and nails poorly secured on another vehicle creating a flat tire to impact your morning. An illness that seems to come out of nowhere. A local power outage right in the middle of your favorite television show.
How we respond to every circumstance depends upon one thing...attitude.
Charles Swindoll wrote, "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our Attitudes."
It is with that by which we control how our day will be and in turn how we will treat others.
Circumstance will not rule our lives if we have the right attitude.
Stay inspired my friends!