Let this sink in: you don’t always get to control what happens in your life, but you do always get to choose your attitude and how you respond. Here are 60+ quotes about attitude in life.
60 Quotes About Attitude | Quotes About Choosing Your Attitude in Life
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
“Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?” – Nathaniel Branden
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Choosing Your Attitude in Life
I believe that once you make a choice to believe something, you’ll always find what you’re looking for. Both the good and the bad. Here’s why.
When you believe something about life – which ultimately starts with a choice to believe that – you’ll always find things that support your belief and subtly ignore things that contradict you.
We want validation that our beliefs are real and true.
But what if your beliefs are negative? What if you believe that you’re unlovable, or that you’re not good enough, or that life is always a struggle?
You will, in fact, find just what you’re looking for. You’ll keep finding scenarios that “prove” that you’re unlovable or subconsciously sabotaging yourself in ways that make life back up your beliefs.
So is it really true that the world is out to get you and bad things always happen to you, or is that based on a few bad situations in the past that you’re replaying in your mind? If you search for the negative in life, you’ll always find it.
But if you search for the positive, you’ll find that too.
The world is neither good nor bad – it’s what we choose to see it as. There are bad things in the world and also good things happening around the clock.
If you want to believe that the world is a terrible place, then you’ll look for things that back up your belief, hang out with negative people, look for the bad in people, and look for things happening in the news that prove your point. You’ll be right, because you’re only looking for the bad.
But do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?
You don’t have to live like that. There is a whole other side to the world that is a much brighter and kinder and more positive place to live – all you have to do is look hard enough.
If you make the choice to believe the best in people and see life through a positive lens, you’ll always find what you’re looking for too. Because then when you hear about something good happening or you actively seek out positive people, you’ll be proving that belief instead.
So which side is true? Well, both are. But it’s very tiring to constantly dwell on the negativity in life, so why not choose to see the positive instead?
In our world, choosing to be happy and see the good in life is the greatest act of rebellion.
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More Attitude in Life Sayings
“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” – Richard Bach
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye
“It’s easy to get negative because you get beat down. You go through a few disappointments and it’s easy to stay in that negative frame of mind. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole cliche, but your attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen
“Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem.” – Ann Brashares
“Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.” – Frederick Langbridge
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It’s successful outcome.” – William James
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
“Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one’s own way.” – Victor Frankl
“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses
More Sayings About Choosing Your Attitude in Life
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
“The greatest power we have is the power to choose our attitude.”
“Attitude is not just a word, it’s a way of life that we choose.”
“Every day we have the choice to let life defeat us or to rise above it with a positive attitude.”
“The way we approach life is a choice, and a positive attitude can change everything.”
“A positive attitude is a tool we can use to conquer the challenges of life.”
“Choosing a positive attitude is like choosing to see the world through a lens of hope.”
“Attitude is not something that’s given to us, it’s something we have to cultivate for ourselves.”
“The power of a positive attitude is immeasurable, it can turn our lives around.”
“Our attitude towards life is a choice, and we can choose to make it a happy one.”
“A positive attitude can be contagious, spreading joy and happiness wherever we go.”
“Every moment is a chance to choose our attitude, and to choose happiness.”
“Choosing a positive attitude is like choosing to see the glass as half-full, instead of half-empty.”
“Attitude is a choice, and it’s a choice that can change our lives for the better.”
“Choosing a positive attitude is a step towards a brighter and happier life.”
More Sayings About Attitude
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude in life.”
“A positive attitude opens doors where negativity closes them.”
“Attitude is not what happens to you, it’s how you handle what happens to you.”
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire, it won’t take you far in life.”
“Your attitude will determine the altitude of your life’s journey.”
“A positive attitude is like a sunshine that brightens up everything around you.”
“Your attitude is the color of your life’s canvas, choose a vibrant hue.”
“A good attitude will lead you to success, a bad attitude will lead you to failure.”
“Attitude is the difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life.”
“A positive attitude is like a magnet, it attracts good things into your life.”
“Your attitude can turn challenges into opportunities and obstacles into stepping stones.”
“A bad attitude will block the blessings in your life, while a good attitude will attract them.”
“Attitude is a state of mind that dictates the course of your life.”
“A positive attitude is like a shield that protects you from negativity.”
“Your attitude is a choice, choose wisely.”
“A bad attitude is a burden that will weigh you down, a good attitude is a gift that will lift you up.”
“Attitude is the foundation upon which you build your life.”
“A positive attitude will always find a way, while a negative attitude will always find an excuse.”
“Your attitude is the compass that guides your life’s journey, make sure it points in the right direction.”
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