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Old 07-03-2012, 09:39   #1
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Attitude

Saw this passage posted on the wall at a rigging shop this morning:
“The longer I love, 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 R. Swindoll
(ATTITUDE - by Charles Swindoll among other places on the internet)

It struck me as very relevant to cruising. If you view mechanical breakdowns, foul weather, or any of the multitude of schedule-changing events that can beset us negatively, your voyage will be much less enjoyable than looking at them as a chance to experience a longer stay in an exotic port.

Maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity may seem trite but it is truly important to a successful life afloat.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:54   #2
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i have attitude, therefore i am perfect????
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i have attitude, therefore i am perfect????
Probably Zee, probably.
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Re: Attitude

This is essentially the same message that Dr. Wayne Dyer has been preaching since publishing his first book, Your Erroneous Zones, back in 1976. Still, 30+ years later, a message well worth remembering and repeating.
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Re: Attitude

Any survivalist or special forces type will attest, the most important 'thing' you can have about you when facing adversity is

P M A

Positive mental attitude.

Keeping your **** together is critical to make it through the ****.
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You got that right!
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