A Lesson in Positive Mental Attitude

I’ve rattled on about the power of positive mental attitude (PMA) for several years now, and considering the current hate culture we subscribe to, I feel compelled to bring it up again. The world burns with a lot of negative energy. The reasons for this vary from anger, to jealousy and fear. How we respond to this, though, is our choice.

PMA is something I’ve actively incorporated into my life and seen radical changes as a result of it. My mind feels stronger, focused and more determined, as I push harder to achieve my goals than ever before. The shift in attitude has also helped me understand that fear doesn’t equal failure; it’s just another emotion that needs to be tamed.

As a writer, fear can be a huge killer. You’re too afraid to write the next word, thinking you aren’t good enough. You’re too afraid to publish a piece, believing the world will ridicule it. You’re too afraid to try something different, worrying the world won’t understand it. There are hundreds of scenarios that play out in your head, each one worse than the one before it. But if you allow yourself to succumb to these doubts, you’ve quit before you’ve even tried.

positive-mental-attitudeFear isn’t always a bad thing, though; it does keep you on your toes. But it’s how you deal with it that counts. You can stand your ground and overcome the doubt or you can run for the hills and never tackle your demons. This is where your mindset will determine what you do because fear will always exist. We need to stop seeing it as a hindrance but an opportunity to elevate ourselves to the next level. Through this, we can learn and grow.

Too often in life we bring ourselves down and devalue what we’re worth, when we should actually be doing the opposite. Every single one of us can achieve more than what we did yesterday. It’s not impossible. If we respect each other, embrace learning, and apply positive thinking to every aspect of our lives, we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

The way you perceive the world is dependent on how you frame it. It’s scary to think that your mind holds so much power to change everything around you. It can make your dreams come true or turn your darkest nightmare into a reality. You can choose to see a world full of opportunities or a world full of nothing. It’s up to you to decide which you’d prefer. I know I’ve made my choice already.

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