Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I came across this yesterday and I really liked it.  I forget this all the time.  I tend to dwell on things I can't change rather than the things I can.  I am going to give this to my students and get their response.  What are your thoughts?

Choose Your Attitude
This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. 

It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. 

Attitude . . . keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. 

When my attitudes are right, there's no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.

Yet, we must admit that we spend more of our time concentrating and fretting over the things that can't be changed in life than we do giving attention to the one thing that can, our choice of attitude.

by Charles R. Swindoll


Laura said...

I am also a high school math teacher and have recently looked into blogging, which was introduced to me in a recent master's class. I think that this comment can be very powerful for many students. I would love to share this with my students if you don't mind??

Dave Sladkey said...

Absolutely Laura. Please share with anyone. It came from a daily devotional that I get from Insight for Living by Chuck Swindoll.

Meagan said...

So true! I'm a high school math teacher too. First year, eeek! I've had several challenging days. I noticed that choosing my attitude before each class made such a difference with my classes throughout the day. I've already learned that the kids act on your attitude.
Thank you for sharing!