November 16th, 2012
Over the past two decades of working with business’s and people I ask my clients, “What do you look for when hiring an employee?” The majority of responses have been – they look for “ATTITUDE” of the prospective employee. Employers feel they can provide training to improve skills, help financially to further an employees’ education, but they have difficulty coping with someone’s poor attitude.
I came across Charles Swindoll’s take on ATTITUDE I wish to share with you.
“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, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearances, 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 the day. We cannot change our past…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.”
By Charles Swindoll