“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
вЂ“ Albert Einstein
attitude |Л?atiЛЊt(y)oЕЌd| noun a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior : she took a tough attitude toward other people’s indulgences | being competitive is an attitude of mind | differences in attitude were apparent between ethnic groups. вЂў a position of the body proper to or implying an action or mental state : the boy was standing in an attitude of despair, his chin sunk on his chest. вЂў informal truculent or uncooperative behavior; a resentful or antagonistic manner : I asked the waiter for a clean fork, and all I got was attitude. вЂў informal individuality and self-confidence as manifested by behavior or appearance; style : she snapped her fingers with attitude. вЂў the orientation of an aircraft or spacecraft, relative to the direction of travel.
character |Л?kariktЙ™r| noun 1 the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual : running away was not in keeping with her character. вЂў the distinctive nature of something : gas lamps give the area its character. вЂў the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way : the island is full of character. вЂў strength and originality in a person’s nature : she had character as well as beauty. вЂў a person’s good reputation : to what do I owe this attack on my character? вЂў dated a written statement of someone’s good qualities; a recommendation.
Judges 4:9 (MSG) a great chapter to read for illustration of attitude.
She said, “Of course I’ll go with you. But understand that with an attitude like that, there’ll be no glory in it for you. GOD will use a woman’s hand to take care of Sisera.” Deborah got ready and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Romans 5:4 (MSG)
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
1 Corinthians 15:33 (MSG)
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Philippians 2:5 (AMPL)
Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:]
Gary and I have been watching the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy with much enjoyment, We have had great moments of inspiration from the medal winners as well as all the great athletics participating except for a few. We saw American skaters, much to all our shame, as well as a pair of ice dancers from Italy show poor character because of bad attitude.
I think Einstein and Jesus got it right. What do you think?