West Virginia Wrestling


by Dr. Bill Welker

... on an Attitude Essay

Recently, I read an essay that must share with all my readers. So, sit back and enjoy this profound piece of writing.
by Charles Swindell
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than failures, than successes, than what others think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skills. I 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 can not change our past . . . we can not change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We can not 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-percent what happens to me and 90-percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.

Didn't I tell you it was good? Now if we could only learn from it, our lives truly would be more fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable. Certainly, it is not a bad philosophy with which to start off the new year.

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Updated November 17, 1997