My very first skydive.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Attitude 2...or Atti2de

A couple of  noteworthy submissions on attitude by one of my favorite people:

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” van Goethe

Attitude is acting "as if".

But this is my favorite:

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.  
Victor Frankl 

Not too long ago I wrote about running and attitude. I find myself in need of some inspiration as the final days of 2011 are upon us. Here's what I found:

Carl Jung says it's : a "readiness of the psyche to act or react in a certain way".
 Hmm. I need to ready my psyche. Ok, I'm on it.

Then I found this:

This dude needs to ready his psyche too.

My dad would agree with this:
He's big on attitude. In fact he's my 'attitude' role model.

Libby would say this:

And I love her for it.

Several of my students would embrace this:

This is sometimes how I get through my workday:

None of these are the funk-breaking-ass-kicking that I need.

This is closer:

I'm off to ready my psyche for tomorrow.