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Do you have a PMA or SPMA?

I consider myself a pretty optimistic person, with a good attitude in general until I realized that this only applied to certain things. 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been involved with the Napoleon Hill Institute for a bit under a year. 

I just recently became one of the first 3 coaches to graduate from the Napoleon Hill Institute!!!  – There’s over 100 coaches in training right now so that felt really good.--

One of my gifts for becoming a certified coach came in the mail this past week from Don Green, The CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation: It was an extraordinary book: “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” 

As you can see in the image, this book is:

  • not for sale, 

  • it’s from Don Green’s personal collection and 

  • it’s a collectors edition printed for W. Clement Stone’s employees back in 1960


What a treasure!!! 

I felt so honored and proud of myself for all my hard work. 

Of course,  I sat down that same day and read half of the book, highlighting and taking notes.

What did I discover? In general I do have a good Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), but if you really evaluate this you start seeing that towards certain people, towards certain events and circumstances, I might not have such a positive mental attitude as I thought. 

I realized what I truly had was Selective Positive Mental Attitude: SPMA

So I ask you:

Do you have a positive mental attitude? 

Or is it 

a selective Positive Mental Attitude? 

I want to share here some ideas I’ve discovered in the reading of this book:

Understanding the Foundation: Napoleon Hill's Principles

Napoleon Hill, revered for his seminal work "Think and Grow Rich," delved into the intricate psychology of success. Central to his philosophy was the notion of the "mastermind" and the conviction that our thoughts shape our reality. Hill ardently advocated for the cultivation of a positive mental attitude (PMA) as a cornerstone for achieving one's aspirations.

The Legacy of W. Clement Stone: Applying Positive Mental Attitude

Expanding upon Hill's principles, W. Clement Stone, a luminary in personal development and success, further underscored the transformative power of PMA. Stone's own rags-to-riches journey exemplified the profound impact of maintaining an optimistic outlook, even amidst adversity.

The Science Behind Positivity: Neuroplasticity and Success

Modern neuroscience validates the efficacy of positive thinking in unlocking human potential. Research on neuroplasticity underscores the brain's remarkable adaptability to experiences and thoughts. Through fostering a positive mental attitude, individuals can sculpt their minds for resilience, creativity, and enhanced problem-solving abilities—critical attributes in today's fast-paced world.

The Ripple Effect: PMA in Leadership and Team Dynamics

Leadership transcends mere decision-making; it entails inspiring and empowering others to excel. A leader's positive mental attitude can catalyze organizational culture, fostering innovation, collaboration, and employee engagement. By embodying optimism and resilience, leaders set the stage for collective success.

Overcoming Challenges: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

In every pursuit of success, obstacles are inevitable. Yet, it is not the challenges themselves but our response to them that shapes the outcome. By embracing a positive mental attitude, individuals can transform setbacks into stepping stones, viewing adversity as an opportunity for growth and development.

Cultivating PMA: Strategies for Personal and Professional Growth

Embracing a positive mental attitude is a deliberate choice, necessitating consistent effort and practice. Incorporating mindfulness techniques, gratitude exercises, and visualization into daily routines can nurture optimism and resilience. Surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals and seeking mentorship from proponents of PMA can accelerate personal and professional growth.

In a world marked by uncertainty and volatility, the significance of cultivating a positive mental attitude cannot be overstated. Drawing inspiration from the timeless wisdom of Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, individuals and organizations alike can unlock their full potential, transcending limitations and achieving extraordinary success. As we embark on our respective journeys, let us remember that our greatest asset lies not in external circumstances but in the power of our own thoughts and attitudes.

In the realm of success, positivity isn't just a mindset—it's a game-changer.

In closing, I ask you one more time, where do you need to improve your positive mental attitude? 

To your prosperity and Success!


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