And I Quote . . .
A fellow blogger* posted “75 of the Best, Most Inspiring, and Kickass Quotes on (Positive Mental) Attitude!” and it caught my attention. I am passing on to you several of the quotes that especially relate to the elements in choice theory. For instance –
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. Dale Carnegie
When something bad happens, you have three choices: you can either let it define you, destroy you, or let it strengthen you. Anonymous
A man sees the world what he carries in his heart. Goethe
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous – even death is terrible only if we fear it. Epictetus
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
Part of the reason I include this quote is that it was the Clement Stone Foundation that donated $300,000 to a young William Glasser in 1967, which allowed Glasser to set up the Institute for Reality Therapy.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. Maya Angelou
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank
A positive mental attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. William James
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. William Glasser
May each of us continue to shift toward personal responsibility; may we recognize the power we have to adjust and focus our thinking; and may we do this in a spirit of love.
Have Choose a great day!
Read about the Clement Stone Foundation reaching out to Glasser and, even as his wife and others urged him not to take the money, his decision to accept it in the Glasser biography – Champion of Choice. Click here to order the book quickly.
* Click here for the blog I get these quotes from – 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring, Kickass Quotes.
I have wondered if quotes like this, have at least in-part lost there truly effective value, because of commercial retail has use quotes like this for financial gain. I believe that when statements like this are really purposely internalised especially for the good of others, the effect is quite profound.
I very much agree with you that when ideas like these are internalized, especially, as you say, for the good of others, the effect is profound. Very well said.