10% and 90%

“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, the education, the 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 mill 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 the 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. And so it is with you… We are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles R. Swindoll

I think this is a great quote. It has helped me a lot throughout my life, reminding me to have a positive attitude, to pursue my dreams and not be deterred by the challenges incurred. It can be a challenge, however, and sometimes I get flustered and overwhelmed.

How doe this quote make you feel? Does anyone agree with it? Any anecdotal information?

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