Quote for the day

Fround on Trent Hamm’s The Simple Dollar blog:

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.”
— Charles Swindoll


  1. That’s my favorite quote, too! Life is all about attitude. It makes the biggest difference in how you respond to something, and let it help or hinder you:)

    Warm regards,


    Comment by Laila Berzins — July 16, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  2. If you’re interested, here’s the rest of that quote. I find it incredibly uplifting and a good reminder during a bad day.

    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, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, 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 everyday 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
    Charles R. Swindoll

    Comment by Scott Lyle — July 16, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

  3. Very true, both the long and short version of the quote are spot on!

    Comment by Jim — July 17, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  4. Epictetus wrote, “Peolple are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them.” I do a lot of corporate speaking and this is one of my favorite quotes. It fits all groups.

    Comment by Funny Motivational Speaker — July 17, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

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