June 28, 2004

Good morning Team,

The coach’s challenge for the week is about attitude. Jean Davidson keeps a copy of this in her office and I’d like to share it with everyone since it’s one of the best pieces I’ve ever read about this subject.

“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 appearance, giftedness or skill. 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 may act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% of 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 Swindoll

Every now and again, I realize that I need an “attitude adjustment”. I think overtime we get worn down by circumstances and the “to do’s” of work and life. When I see that happening to me, I try to readjust my attitude to put me in the right perspective towards what’s important in my life. We all know how much our attitude affects the people around us. Part of my responsibility to myself and others is to maintain a healthy attitude, regardless of the circumstances.

Have a great week,


Kathleen Doyle

President, Pathfinders Coaching

2839 NE Hoyt St.

Portland, Oregon 97232

(503) 296-9249

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