Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Attitude Adjustment

On Wall Street they tell the story of a man who lost a fortune in the 1929 crash; he was reduced to his last $5,000. Panicked by what he regarded as his ill fortune, he jumped from the roof of a very high building.
In that same year, a man who had never had any money beyond the barest necessities of life won $5,000 in a lottery. He was wildly elated, and regarded himself as the luckiest of men. And he was—because he thought he was.
Each man had the same amount of money. To one, it spelled such bitter misfortune that he gave up all hope of the future. To the other, it spelled good luck in capital letters.
Most of us won't go to such extremes as the man who leaped from the roof. Nevertheless, we make our own luck— good or bad—by our mental attitudes.  Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.


Pamela said...

Hi Janette,
True talk, each everyone of us is responsible for what we allow into our believe system.
I often tell people i carry my own weather. I dont allow what is around me often times affect my attitude. The glass to me is always half full;never empty

Angela Atkinson said...

Great way to illustrate how seriously our own perceptions affect our experiences. Love the post, thanks! :)

Tina said...

We all have the power to change what's in our minds.

Thanks for sharing!

Melanie Kissell said...

Sometimes, Janette, I think our attitudes just need a little tune up -- just like the engines that run our cars!

I've oftentimes heard (and I believe) that "attitude" is 85% of EVERYTHING in life.


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