Attitude is NOT everything. I’m not fond of the sayings “Attitude is Everything,” or even “Your Attitude Determines your Altitude.” Why? Because they take a great concept and undermine the truth by overstating it. Excessive hyperbole can create too big a target for cynics and may mislead those who take these sayings too literally. It could be I’m a stickler for precision and it may lack the ring, but the true statement is “Your Attitude Powerfully Impacts Your Altitude.”
Attitude is the edge, a compelling advantage. Since you never attempt what you believe to be impossible, a positive attitude energizes you, affecting what you believe can be possible.
There are limits to what a can-do, solution-oriented, enthusiastic attitude can do. Attitude can’t turn your riding lawn mower into a Ferrari but it can turn it into the best-driven, best-maintained mower around and perhaps into a lawn care service that allows you to buy a Ferrari. Attitude is NOT a magic wand but it can turbocharge whatever skills and prospects you have, add to the opportunities before you.
Attitude is a powerful edge and a tremendous advantage that is available to everyone regardless of education, inherent ability, or background. Your attitude is your edge. Don’t throw it away.
“There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” — W. Clement Stone
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” — Muhammad Ali