Attitude is something you own and have control over. In many life situations people demand control over the outcome. Most of the time they realize that control is an illusion. In fact we have very little control or perceived control of our lives. There is one thing we do control and that is our attitude.
We own 100% of our attitude. Attitude is a choice we make in every circumstance good or bad. It is our choice to be mad, sad or glad. We can be angry at the driver who is driving what looks like inches off of our back bumper. We can be angry that the day didn’t work out the way we wanted.
Attitude has power.
This story is a great example of what we can do with attitude.
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”