"Most athletes would agree that winning is ninety percent attitude and ten percent hard work. If that is true in the world of sports, it is certainly also true in the world of relationships. What we think largely influences what we do. In turn, our actions greatly influence our emotions. This connection between attitude and actions opens a door of hope for all couples.
The most common mistake couples make is allowing negative emotions to dictate their behavior. By failing to recognize the power of a positive attitude, they fail to achieve their marriage's highest potential.
Circumstances are neutral--or at least they're common. Therefore, it is not what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us (our attitude) that makes the difference between success and failure."
Things to think about (or discuss & comment on!):
Is it easy changing your attitude from negative to positive? (How about a positive to a negative?)
Does hearing this make you want to try harder the next time you feel yourself having a bad attitude?
What are ways you've found that have worked to help change your attitude?
Do you think being around someone with a positive attitude is contagious? (How about a negative one?)
Quotes in this post were found in The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman (Author of The Five Love Languages)