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 in 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 our 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.- Charles Swindoll
A closing point I want to make has been demonstrated in Hu et al’s recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of low-carb and low-fat diets on metabolic risk factors. Despite subtle differences, in a total of 23 trials (2788 subjects) a rather anticlimactic lack of significant therapeutic advantage was seen in any particular type of diet. Notably, the low-carb treatments ranged from 4 to 45% carbohydrate. This reinforces the principle that we humans are extremely versatile when it comes to diet. We can achieve excellent health on a very wide range of macronutrient compositions. The supremacy of a single type of diet (e.g., low-carb or low-fat) simply lacks evidence.- Alan Aragon
Learn from everyone. A smart person who is dedicated to personal growth can find a gem of knowledge or wisdom from literally everyone. As soon as you write someone off, you’ve closed an avenue for growth. Humble yourself, and see everything as an opportunity for growth and learning. Also, patience is the most valuable attribute you can have.- Eric Helms, Pro Natural Bodybuilder, MS, CSCS
The mind is the battleground. It is the place where the biggest conflict is. It is wearing you down. Half of the things you thought were gonna happen never did happen. But if you allow those thoughts to dwell in your mind it will succeed in robbing you of your peace, robbing you of your joy, robbing you of your life, just because you thought yourself into a nervous breakdown. You thought yourself into depression. You thought yourself into defeatism. The warfare is in your mind. It’s not in your checkbook. It’s not in your savings account. It’s not in your job. The fight that you’ve got to fight is in your mind.- T.D. Jakes
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.- Alexis Carrel
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.- Oscar Wilde
No one will ever know the specifics of what you’re going through, but they’ll know exactly how you choose to handle it.
Most people don’t have the balls to go after their dreams or goals and so they put down those who do. They use ‘criticism’ and being a ‘realist’ as veils to hide behind but in reality they are cowards. They don’t take responsibility or accountability for not achieving their goals.- Layne Norton