I recently posted a blog entry about rental scams. The amount of time I spent dealing with people calling to verify the price of that house really soaked up a lot of my time. Valuable time that I could have spent generating more business and putting food on my families table. I don't normally post things of this type, but this morning I was thinking back at how angry I got answering calls from people who couldn't afford this listing and remembered a quote I refer to when I need an attitude adjustment. This was written by Charles Swindoll and it has helped me gain some perspective at times I needed it, and I wanted to share it.
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 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 do is play 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.