I was recently introduced to this poem and wanted to share it with all of you! This poem was proudly displayed in Tom Berns office in Urbana Illinois. Tom was a good man who recently past away. The title of the poem is Attitude. The author was Charles Swindoll.
“The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is attitude …
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our attitudes.”