60 Bad Attitude Quotes to Command Positivity

By Prosperous Coach Ginou

Sometimes, the key to turning around a challenging day or situation lies simply in adjusting your attitude. 

If you’re looking at life through a dark lens and a bad attitude, everything can seem gloomy and problematic. 

A positive attitude can illuminate possibilities, even in the darkest of situations.

Here are some bad attitude quotes to give you the little nudge you may need.

Quotes About a Bad Attitude

1. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire; you won’t go anywhere until you change it.” – Joyce C. Meyer

2. “Attitude, not aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – John C. Maxwell

4. “Opting for a negative attitude is a one-way ticket to a life of despair.” – Tony Robbins

5. “Life is fleeting; don’t squander it with people who bring negativity.” – Oprah Winfrey

6. “Your negative attitude is like a perpetual storm cloud over your life.” – Wayne Dyer

7. “Attitude spreads easily — ensure yours is something others would want to catch.” – Maya Angelou

8. “A poor attitude in the workplace functions like a virus, contaminating everyone in its path.” – Simon Sinek

9. “Harboring a bad attitude is akin to contaminating your own water supply.” – Eckhart Tolle

10. “Don’t let a sour attitude be the root cause of your perpetual unhappiness.” – John C. Maxwell

11. “A negative mindset can act as a barrier to love, blessings, and fulfilling your destiny.” – Deepak Chopra

12. “Skillful players can form a good team, but players with the right attitudes create an unbeatable team.” – Vince Lombardi

13. “A negative attitude burns bridges you may need to cross again in the future.” – Robert Kiyosaki

14. “Allowing a bad attitude to persist can become a self-fulfilling prophecy for failure.” – Napoleon Hill

15. “Talented players don’t assure a team’s victory, but bad attitudes assure its failure.” – Michael Jordan

16. “Even immense talent can be overshadowed by a poor attitude.” – Steve Jobs

17. “Nothing disintegrates a team’s success as quickly as the plague of bad attitudes.” – Patrick Lencioni

18. “You may not have control over every circumstance, but you do have control over your attitude.” – Charles R. Swindoll

19. “Your persistent negativity is the reason behind your constant gloom.” – Zig Ziglar

20. “A negative attitude drains, a positive attitude energizes.” – John C. Maxwell

21. “Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise.”

22. “Life is too short to waste on negativity.”

23. “Don’t spend your life regretting; spend it living.”

24. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk

25. “Life’s brevity demands that we choose happiness.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

26. “A negative attitude on a team is like a leak in a boat; it can sink the entire crew.” – Simon Sinek

27. “Even the most enjoyable jobs can be ruined by a poor attitude.” – Steve Jobs

28. “Your work output is a mirror image of your attitude towards it.” – Confucius

29. “Making a positive impact at work is incompatible with having a negative attitude.” – Sheryl Sandberg

30. “Your day’s quality is directly tied to your attitude: good attitude, good day; bad attitude, bad day.” – Charles R. Swindoll

31. “Your attitude will either make or break you. We cannot change our past, and we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.” – W. Clement Stone

32. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude.” – W. Clement Stone

33. “Holding onto a grudge is akin to ingesting venom and waiting for the other person to suffer.” – Nelson Mandela

34. “An unforgiving mindset only serves to harden your own heart.” – Desmond Tutu

35. “Invest your invaluable time in building others up, rather than pulling them down.” – John C. Maxwell

36. “Wasting your time feeding into someone’s negative attitude only drains you.” – Zig Ziglar

37. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” – John C. Maxwell

39. “Positive attitudes among team members don’t assure victory, but a bad attitude ensures defeat.” – John C. Maxwell

40. “The overall success of a team reflects its collective mindset.” – Vince Lombardi

41. “Opting for gloom and doom leads to a life veiled in eternal darkness.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “A bad attitude hangs over you like an ever-present storm cloud.” – Joyce Meyer

43. “The only real limitation in life is a negative attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

44. “Though it might seem minor, your attitude carries major significance.” – Winston Churchill

45. “Your life’s direction is essentially shaped by your attitude.” – Earl Nightingale

46. “The only thing you truly have control over is your attitude.” – Charles R. Swindoll

47. “Your attitude becomes your personal signature to the world.” – Maya Angelou

48. “A bad attitude muddies the water of your judgment.” – Deepak Chopra

49. “Sometimes, your own attitude serves as the extra baggage weighing you down.” – Tony Robbins

50. “Take your best shot, but don’t let a poor attitude be your downfall.” – Michael Jordan

51. “Surround yourself with people who lift you up, not those who bring you down.” – Oprah Winfrey

52. “Live by your inner moral compass, not the relentless ticking of the clock.” – Stephen Covey

53. “You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change how you feel about them.” – Viktor E. Frankl

54. “Don’t let yesterday’s negativity spoil today’s opportunities.” – Eckhart Tolle

55. “Your future is influenced by numerous factors, but your attitude tops them all.” – Brian Tracy

56. “Changing your life starts with adjusting your attitude.” – Wayne Dyer

57. “Let your attitude, not just your words, do the talking.” – Robin Sharma

58. “Being good to others is a reflection of being good to oneself.” – Dalai Lama

59. “Carrying a bad attitude is a burden nobody wants.” – Nelson Mandela

60. “Choosing a negative attitude is just that — a choice.” – W. Clement Stone

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The Challenge of Changing Your Attitude

The brain tends to fixate on the negative as a survival mechanism, making it too easy to spiral down into despair or frustration. 

This is where external influences, like inspirational quotes or words of wisdom from people we respect, can be a lifeline. 

They can help us be the energy we want to attract and serve as gentle reminders that there’s more than one way to view the world around us.

Benefits Of A Good Attitude

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Once you successfully change your attitude, you can see the physical effects, not just how you feel, but also how you deal with others. 

Your new attitude can uplift those around you, creating a virtuous cycle of positivity and resilience. 

Even if a simple quote inspires it.


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