Quote for the Week - Attitude

One of my lovely members (Mary ♥) sent this quote to me this morning. It is from the book "Extraordinary Circumstances" by Cynthia Cooper which talks about her experiences as former vice president of WorldCom's internal audit department (and later became a corporate whistleblower)

I love this quote and will probably use it in the meeting room some day.

“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 failure, 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 everyday 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 do 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% of how I react to it.”

3 comments:

jo said...

Wow, that is profound. Thank you (both!) for sharing that, as that has touched me in many ways.

Natasha said...

I love it...so powerful and so true!

Ash said...

I love love LOVE this quote and I'm so happy that Mary sent it to me.

It's now posted at my desk so I can see it all the time. Glad it could inspire some other people too!!