“Attitude can shape your life” says the chapter in the book of ‘Pocket Positives’ I bought recently. This is a thoroughly Biblical principle. Paul tells the Ephesian church “to be made new in the attitude of your minds” (Eph 4:23); Peter tells us “Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.” (1 Pet 4:1) We read in Romans 15:5 “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had” and are urged to have the same attitude (or mindset) as Jesus in Philippians 2:5.

Here are some people’s thoughts on the power of attitude to get you thinking today!

“It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.” (Dr Samuel Johnson)

“The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” (John Milton)

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” (William James)