Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 15 comments

Creative Commons License photo credit: paper by design

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Barbara Swafford July 27, 2008 at 3:11 am

Hi Lance,

How perfectly put! I like that!


Robin July 27, 2008 at 6:53 am

That’s beautiful, Lance. The picture, the words, everything.


Annette July 27, 2008 at 7:49 am

I love that!


Bamboo Forest July 27, 2008 at 9:26 am

I agree with this, largely. It underscores the importance of attitude.


Amanda Linehan July 27, 2008 at 10:11 am

Yeah, a lot of people ruin their talent by not putting it to use properly. There is no substitute for attitude!


Davina July 27, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Beautiful words. Beautiful picture!


Linda Abbit July 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Niiiiiiiice words & photo. 🙂


Ribeezie July 28, 2008 at 1:47 am

Now that’s the right attitude! And the right image to go with it…

You can’t get anywhere in life if you don’t have the right attitude/mindset to tackle life’s challenges.


Evelyn Lim | Attraction Mind Map July 28, 2008 at 2:52 am

Nice thought for the day!!

Thanks for sharing,


Mark Salinas July 28, 2008 at 10:20 am

Very nice!


Marelisa July 28, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I guess that’s why they say that at the end of the day it’s your emotional intelligence that will determine how far you get, even if you’re brilliant in your chosen field.


Urban Panther July 28, 2008 at 3:27 pm

So, I was taking piano lessons a couple of years ago, and I would practice every night and think I had the song under control. I would go to the lessons and my fingers would trip all over the place. I thought about it and realized it was because I felt I needed to play the song perfectly. I then gave myself a figurative smack about the head and asked myself why on earth was I taking lessons if I thought I could play songs perfectly? At the next lesson, I let go of the need to be perfect, and ended up playing the songs much better than ever. I had let go of my emphasis on aptitude, changed my attitude, and gained serious altitude.


Lanceman July 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Thanks everyone! I’m realizing this myself more and more every day.


MizFit July 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm

I love this quote which doesnt surprise me—–what DOES is that Ive liked Zig for about 16 years now (!) when so many other passions/people Ive admired have come and gone.


Lanceman July 31, 2008 at 3:46 pm

@MizFit – Zig seems to have been around for a long time, hasn’t he?


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