Why Do People Say, Attitude Is Everything? Our steering wheel in life is our ability to make choices with our attitude. If we are able-minded people, meaning we have no legitimate pyschological disability, then attitude is the only thing we have control over. Think about that for a minute. The…only…thing…we…have…control…over. Period. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.