Sunday, April 01, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Attitude

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Attitude

You cannot control that flat tire or the rude salesman, but you can master your attitude regarding the situation. It’s the only thing you can control. Why surrender your one and only power to outside circumstances and other people? Your attitude is your one true possession.

Happiness is a choice. We choose to feel joyful or to feel miserable. When things go wrong, (or at least not according to plan), we are given the opportunity to decide how the situation will affect us. If we refuse to let circumstances dictate our attitude, then they have no real control over our lives. We become the master of our destiny. This is tremendous news indeed!


Thank you to everyone who joined in my Sad Songs Blogfest last Friday - it was my first one and I was thrilled to have so many sign up!


45 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

One of these days I'll join a blogfest. I can never seem to find the time, or else happen upon it too late. Good luck with your A-Z. Attitude is essential. You've got that right.

Kyra Lennon said...

I definitely agree. Attitude is so important, and can make the difference between a good day and a bad day.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful first post on the challenge Diane, Your words are very true regarding our attitudes.Only one can determine whether to be happy or not in a not so perfect situation. A good lesson in life.

Yvonne.

Jan Morrison said...

Hi Diane - last year this was my kickoff word! I like your attitude for sure...

Clarissa Draper said...

What a great attitude you have. I try to be understanding of others, it makes my life easier, that's for sure.

Laura Marcella said...

"Happiness is a choice" is a favorite saying of my mom! It's so true, too. And you're right it's awesome news that how we feel and react to any situation is in our own control and power!

Happy A to Z, Diane, and have a great day!!

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

A positive attitude for sure Negative is such a strength sapper.

Eric W. Trant said...

One of my old bosses -- note I wrote "boss" -- had on his desk a hand-made plaque, something he cut and polished in his garage.

It read: AAA -- All About Attitude

So I see your one A, and raise you two.

- Eric

baygirl32 said...

Attitude is VERY important!

BTW- thanks for hosting the sad songs blogfest - it was wonderful

Susanne Drazic said...

Great theme for the A to Z Challenge!

I enjoyed making stops at some of the blogs participating in the Sad Songs Blogfest. You did a great job hosting it.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Changes in the wind said...

You are the second person to start with Attitude which shows how important it is but what a revelation to realize we can control ours:) Happy A-Z blogging.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I love your message!

Southpaw said...

I think that kitty has the right attitude!

Karen Walker said...

I loved your song blogfest and seeing what everyone came up with. And I love that you are sharing excerpts from your powerful book for the a-z challenge. Awesome.
Karen

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice topic. I try to start my day with positive thoughts and attitude. There are some days that things come up that change that whole attitude. I have realized from my job that misery loves them some company and it is often hard to distance myself from that. :/

Jemi Fraser said...

It was a great blogfest Diane - so many great songs!

Your 'attitude' approach sounds an awful lot like the advice I give my students! :)

DL Hammons said...

I read another post on Attitude this morning. I think she must have read the same book as I did! :)

Retro-Zombie said...

It's all about it... you got to have it to be positive...

and the sad song, fun and sad I cried all day!

Great start... to the challenge "A" is for Awesome!
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. love the pussy cat - and boy do they have attitude .. it is just get on with it - we can only deal with ourselves .. so true.

It'll be good to have an insight into your book .. cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

So many comments already! I need to catch up.

I'm pleased you all liked my first word for the A to Z and that so many enjoyed my Sad Songs Blogfest.

Connie Arnold said...

Having a positive attitude is so important. As you say, we can choose to be happy. It's not what happens to us that matters most but how we react to it and treat others around us. Speaking of attitude, that's a great cat picture. Cats sure seem to have a definite attitude, don't they!

Word Crafter said...

For sure attitude creates Altitude - good job Diane. Glad to see another WWC on the A - Z Challenge - looking forward to more from you.
Billie

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is exactly what I try to teach my students. You can only control what you feel and how you react.

Shannon King said...

Keep up the great Attitude...so important, I agree. Glad you are in this years Challenge too...blessings

Suzanne Lieurance said...

Hi, Diane,

Yep. Life is all about attitude! That's really all that matters, and it's certainly all we can control. Thanks for the reminder.

Happy hopping!

Suzanne Lieurance
The Working Writer's Club

Sarah Pearson said...

An important message here. Sometimes, when I'm on the verge of blowing my top, I just have to make myself laugh at how ridiculous the situation is. Doesn't often help, but it makes me feel better :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Attitude is everything. And the blogfest was fun.

Kristi said...

What a great reminder! :)

We're the masters of our own destiny...I love that!

And that cat? Precious, attitude and all.

Bish Denham said...

This is so true. Our emotions are all our own and the only thing we can control. You don't make me happy/mad etc. I do!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

erinmhartshorn said...

Attitude. Beautiful way to start the blog challenge -- and a good reminder on this gray drizzly day with taxes looming in my future that I'm responsible for my own happiness. Thanks!

<a href="http://www.erinmhartshorn.com/blog>Erin</a>

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Connie, and that attitude (or cattitude as I like to call it) is always the same.

I'm pleased everyone agrees on attitude.

The Golden Eagle said...

Well said! Attitude can have a big impact.


The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Karen Lange said...

Good "A" choice. Thanks, I needed it today. :)

Kirsty said...

Visiting from the linky.

You are so right but it is challenging I think to change your outlook/attitude - I am trying - hopefully you will share more hints about how we can do this.

Kirsty

Dawn Dalton said...

Attitude. Yep. So very important - and sometimes so stubborn!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Yay! for A to Z -- I'm finding so many interesting blog posts that I don't want to stop.

This post series should draw a lot of visitors, Diane.

Patricia Stoltey

Paul Hafalla said...

nice attitude kitty kitty for A

do check out mine GAC A-Z

Youngman Brown said...

It is funny because I just wrote about this myself. It is something that I struggle with, this idea of living every day with a better attitude.

I recently changed the name of my alarm on my iPhone from "Alarm" to "Relax. Smile." That way, these two words are the last thing I see before I go to bed and the first thing I see when I wake up.

Kayla said...

I love it! "Attitude is everything!" Can't wait to read more!

Ellen Brickley said...

Attitude is so important, I agree! The ability to be happy and to see positivity is a great gift.

Stuart Lloyd said...

Great post! Thanks for the reminder and for putting a picture of a cat on your post (I like cats).

Look forward to reading more from you.

Stuart

virtualfantasies.blogspot.com

Charmaine Clancy said...

Happiness IS a choice! Great post.
Wagging Tales

Matthew MacNish said...

Attitude is everything. It's something I think about every day.

Claire Hennessy said...

Great post and sooo true. Our happiness is our choice. Attitude is everything. We can turn an potentially negative situation into something wonderful with just the twist of our thought. I love the pic - looks just like my cat.

cleemckenzie said...

Man, did I need this post. Off to adjust my attitude right now!