Why Some People Get All the Breaks
For most people, it’s easy to maintain a great attitude whenthings are going well. It’s more challenging to stay positivewhen things aren’t.
at is when the great attitude really needs to kick in. Martin Luther King once said that “
e ul-timate measure of a man is not where he stands in momentsof comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”How we handle life when the chips are down also deter-mines other people’s attitudes toward us. Tennis championChris Evert was ranked number one for seven years and woneighteen Grand Slam titles, including three Wimbledons,seven French Opens, two Australian Opens and six U.S.Opens. Win or lose, she is always remembered as a favouritefor her positive attitude. When asked about her winning at-titude, Evert said that “If you can react the same way to win-ning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment.
at quality isimportant because it stays with you the rest of your life, andthere’s going to be a life a
er tennis that’s a lot longer thanyour tennis life.”We’ve all known people who always
nd somethingto complain about.
ink about how it feels when you arearound them, or when you are the one doing the complain-ing. It drains the energy you need to change your circum-stances.