Attitude – It’s all up to you

Attitude.  It’s in the way you walk, talk, and present yourself to the world.  It’s also all about what’s inside and how you see the world around you. There’s a Dojo saying, “Which wolf do you feed?”  Whether it’s the good wolf or the evil wolf, it’s all about attitude, and it’s all about choices you make.  So many writers tell us about how to have a good attitude or how to change our attitudes.  I’m taking a different approach because, honestly, it’s too pretty outside today to be sitting inside writing a blog.  Here are a few quotes about attitude. Feel free to print them out and hang them on your fridge, post one to your bathroom mirror, or just share with a friend.  See you again soon. I’m off to enjoy this beautiful day.

which wolf do you feed?
Here’s the inspiration for the current theme of ‘Attitude’ at the Dojo.  Which wolf do you feed?



Instead of seeing an obstacle in front of you, see a challenge to reasons_i_canovercome.  If someone presents a problem to me, I see an opportunity to create a solution. Unless it’s math, then I try to find something that doesn’t involve math.  Anyway, take what is in front of you and apply a positive attitude. You’ll be amazed at the way the world changes.


attitude makes a big differenceWe’ve all played the game before. Is the glass half full or half empty? Technically, you can’t really have a half empty anything, but… we all know that half full is the more positive attitude.  I prefer to think of the glass as always having more room for whatever life may throw at me.



This one may be among my favorites. What about this quote says attitude you may ask?  EVERYTHING. This is the “I’m an action hero in my own right, don’t get in my way, or I’ll take you out because I’m not going to put up with any shenanigans today or ever,” saying of  the day, decade, all-time.  For me, this one isn’t about raining blows on the competition and going all John McClane Yippee-Kai-Ay on everyone. It is about being confident and self-assured in all that I do, and knowing that I am capable of whatever task is before me.


first thing people notice


We all know that person. The one we want to be around, because he or she has a great attitude. Let’s be real, we all love Eeyore, but we don’t want to hang around him all the time.  Debbie Downer is a great sketch on Saturday Night Live, but she’s not the first one you invite over when you need a little motivation. Put your best foot forward, and you’ll be surprised how far you go.

So, this one should be a given, but I hear so many people say, “You made me feel….”  In actuality, thisyour_choice_good_attitude other person may say or do something to aggravate, offend, or otherwise annoy you, but you choose how you respond in any given situation.




Here’s another one that really shouldn’t need any explanation, but it never hurts to hear this one again. Every single person you meet has worth. We all have special gifts, even though some may be buried. I’m not saying that you have to invite everyone over to your house for a cookout, but kind words and recognition go a long way.


This one is a bonus, because it’s one of my favorite songs from the ’90s. It’s fun, upbeat, anhappy_girld it’s absolutely true. There’s really not much that changes when you complain, so don’t.


Attitude is such a simple, small thing, but just like the tiny mustard seed that grows into a huge and beautiful tree, your attitude can move mountains if you let it.



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