Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Attitude Changer: Quote #2

I gave you quote Number 1 two weeks back with the intention of posting one every Wednesday. I disappointed Mr. JCrew with my post about patching holes last week! Ha. 

In these related posts, I am sharing quotes from a wonderful book called, “Lead the Field’ by Earl Nightingale.

In summary, the book talks about your attitude. It determines your actions, as well as the actions of others. Mr. Nightingale takes our lame excuses for NOT being successful and refutes them all.

Today’s Quote: “Don’t take the attitude of waiting for people to be nice to you – be nice to them.”
Don’t sit in front of a cold stove waiting for the heat. Put in the fuel. Act first. It has to start somewhere. Let it begin with you. Attitude is a reflection of the person inside.

People doing an outstanding job and getting outstanding results are outstanding people and that is because of an outstanding attitude. They think they can achieve. They believe that achievement is the natural order of things, and it is. They believe they can be as successful and competent as anyone else. They are usually no smarter or talented than anyone else but they have the right attitude. Attitude makes the difference. Accomplishment is easy because so few others really try.

The book goes on to give an example of a couple that had just moved into town from another state. After only a year, they were moving back home. When asked why, the husband stated his wife did not feel welcome. She was waiting for her neighbors to come introduce themselves. She never reached out to them. They took that as a sign that she wanted to be left alone.
You can’t get upset over a situation if you gave no effort yourself.
Quote #1

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