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Rocky Balboa & Attitude Makes the Difference

Posted by Orrin Woodward on March 6, 2008

Rocky Balboa’s shares his view of life and the attitude to win!

Do you have an attitude of victory or defeat?  If we are going to make a difference in the world, we must first start with our own attitude and thinking.  Here are my favoritie quotes on attitude.  What is your favorite quote on attitude?  God Bless, Orrin Woodward


Attitude is reframing the thinking about the events in your life to empower you towards victory, instead of disempowering you towards defeat. – Orrin Woodward


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  – Herm Albright


Attitudes are contagious.  Are yours worth catching?  – Dennis and Wendy Mannering


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony J. D’Angelo


If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. – Oscar Wilde


If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one. – Cavett Robert


Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left. – Hubert Humphrey


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill


Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. – Author Unknown


Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same. – Francesca Reigler


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit


So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. – The Eagles, “Already Gone”


The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. – Foster’s Law


He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. – Samuel Johnson


Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Every thought is a seed.  If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. – Bill Meyer


To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. – Ken S. Keyes, Jr.


Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. – Joe Clark


The only disability in life is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton


If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  ~Vince Lombardi


I don’t like that man.  I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln


There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. – William J. Bennett


To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius


I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. – William James


Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. – Katherine Mansfield


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault


Whenever you fall, pick something up. – Oswald Avery


Success is due less to ability than to zeal. – Charles Buxton


We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. – Elbert Hubbard


We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt… – Dorothy Day


I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else. – Winston Churchill


[W]hat counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Dwight Eisenhower


I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. – Wernher von Braun


The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.  One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. – F. Scott Fitzgerald


The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – C.C. Scott


Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold. – Maurice Setter


We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. – Author Unknown


The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. – Thomas Carlyle


Misery is a communicable disease. – Martha Graham


The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it. – Will Foley


If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure. – David Ambrose


A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs


Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – Arthur Christopher Benson


Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr


If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I never really look for anything.  What God throws my way comes.  I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. – Pearl Bailey


Men who never get carried away should be. – Malcolm Forbes


Become a possibilitarian.  No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there. – Norman Vincent Peale


Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t. – Mignon McLaughlin


Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. – Author Unknown


We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. – Konrad Adenauer


We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. – Kenneth Clark


The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. – Author Unknown


An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G.K. Chesterton


Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. – Napoleon


Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. – Art Linkletter


I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. – Galileo Galilei


The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. – Henri Frédéric Amiel


Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. – Alex Karras


People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

One Response to “Rocky Balboa & Attitude Makes the Difference”

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