Leadership Lessons From My Caribbean Cruise
"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, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. 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 will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are all powerfully in charge of our own ATTITUDES." - Chuck Swindoll
Attitude really is everything. I learned this the hard way, back in my days in Nebraska. I had gone on a cruise and gotten severely sick. It was in that moment I knew my ATTITUDE would determine my EXPERIENCE.
In this month's Youth Leader's Coach, "Leadership Lessons From My Caribbean Cruise," I'm sharing some thoughts I had to tell myself to make my cruise experience an enjoyable one. The parallels to walking through ministry, leadership, family and life in general are noteworthy.