Our attitude plays a very important role in our lives. If our attitude is positive, it can carry us over many obstacles. If we have a negative attitude, it can seriously affect every aspect of our lives, including our relationships, our careers and our own development. Our education, talent, opportunities, skills and appearance don't make up for a negative attitude.
What helps us to maintain the right attitude? We need to keep practicing daily to maintain it. The more we develop the habit of being positive, the easier it becomes. The inspiring words of others can help to motivate us once again when we find ourselves becoming negative. Here are some quotes about attitude from philosophers, teachers, preachers, heads of state and other well-known positive thinkers - some of them are no longer alive but their words live on.
William James was a leading American psychologist in the late nineteenth century. He was also an insightful philosopher who considered the practical impact of beliefs and ideas in people's lives. Novelist Rebecca West made the comment that while Henry James, his brother, wrote fiction as though it were philosophy, his older brother, William, wrote philosophy in a colorful style typical of fiction. His ideas and the way he wrote about them has given them an impact that endures.