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27 Awesome Quotes on Attitude and Why Yours Matters

Updated: Apr 29

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Attitude is one of those things some people get very defensive about. If someone tells us that we have a bad attitude, we often try to blame the situation or another person for giving us the attitude or that we are just responding to their negativity.


But in truth, we are completely in control of our attitude. People and situations can only change our attitude when we allow it to. We have the power to control and choose our attitude and how we react and respond to life’s challenges.


Our attitude also affects our outlook on life, our beliefs, our future, our health and wellbeing and our over all happiness.


If you want to change your attitude into a positive one, you have to make a conscious decision to do so and if you find your old negative attitude trying to creep it’s way back in – you can choose not to allow it by reminding yourself that you are in charge of your attitude and negativity isn’t welcome in your life.


Yes, I am aware of just how easy I have made it sound J and I know it is not always easy to change your attitude, but with practice and determination you can do it and your life will be all the better for it.


Over time, it becomes much easier to notice when your attitude is negative making it so much easier to make the switch to positive. It’s like any skill you learn, focus and practice and you’ll get there.


In the meantime, here are 27 Quotes on attitude to help inspire you to adopt or maintain a positive attitude so you can get on with living your best life.

1. Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. -Francesca Reigler

2. You are always in control of your life as regards to your attitude towards it. You can have a positive attitude, or you can have a negative attitude. -Bob Monkhouse

3. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. - William James

4. Stay positive - the only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. -Dennis S. Brown

5. Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence. - Henry Chester

6. Positive people have made up their mind to enjoy life. They focus on the possibility - not the problem. - Joel Osteen

7. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden

8. Our attitude to life determines life’s attitude towards us. - John N Mitchell

9. A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. - Joyce Meyer

10. The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it was the hand you wanted. - Kaitlyn Walsh

11. A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month, which becomes a great year, which becomes a great life. – Mandy Hale

12. Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

13. If you are not getting as much from your life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. – Norman Vincent Peale

14. I get up every morning, and it's going to be a great day. You never know when it's going to be over, so I refuse to have a bad day. - Paul Henderson

15. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. – Robert Braathe

17. As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognised by others. - Robert Brault

18. The rule is you have to dance a bit in the morning before you leave the house because it changes the way you walk out in the world. – Sandra Bullock

19. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist see opportunity in every difficulty. – Sir Winston Churchill

20. Abundance is in large part, an attitude. - Sue Patton Thoele

21. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson

22. Be the attitude you want to be around. - Tim DeTellis

23. You can’t have a good day with a negative attitude and you can’t have a negative day with a good attitude. - Unknown

24. Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and healing," and watch how your life changes for the better. – Unknown

25. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results. – Wade Boggs

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26.  A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise. - Baha 'u' llah

27. A positive attitude will have positive results because attitudes are contagious. – Zig Ziglar

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