What’s Attitude Power?
Understanding the power of a Winners Don’t Quit Attitude can be the difference between anxiety and acceptance, depression and serenity, life and death. (Whether you have a disability or not.)
Because of the unbeatable power of habits, both for good or for bad, I copied the following riddle from Sean Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Better than any other poem or riddle that I’ve seen, Covey details the awesome power of habits. My Attitude habits, as shown through my thoughts, my feelings and my words, quickly become habits that can either sail my boat or sink it.
Winners Don’t Quit
If, as you read Covey’s riddle, you think on the constant influence of your Attitude, you will likely see why I have a type of reverence toward the unbeatable power of the Winners Don’t Quit Attitude that won’t be beaten.
I am your constant companion. I am
your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down
to failure. I am completely at your command.
Half the things I do you might as well
turn over to me and I will be able to do
them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed – you must merely
be firm with me. Show me exactly how you
want something done and after a few
lessons I will do it automatically. I am the
servant of all great individuals and, alas, of
all failures as well. Those who are great, I
have made great. Those who are failures,
I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work
with all the precision of a machine plus
the intelligence of a human. You may run
me for profit or run me for ruin – it
makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me,
and I will place the world at your feet. Be
easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am Habit.
Do you have a Winners Don’t Quit Attitude habit with the courage and serenity to keep going even when quitting would be easier?
Do your habitual Attitudes pull you up or push you down?
Is your Attitude an ability or a disability?
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