Right at the start we are informed that we will, by reading this book and all of its contents, meet the most important person in the world. Care who to guess that might be? Have you looked in a mirror lately? Yes! The authors are talking about you!
We are told in this first chapter of, “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude,“ that each of us carries a Talisman with NMA (Negative Mental Attitude) stamped on one side and PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) stamped on the other. The authors, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone, then explain how if you stick with using the PMA part of the talisman you will attract things like, Health, Wealth Love and Success. However, if you go with the NMA side of the talisman you will push away pretty much everything that makes a life worth living.
We are informed that it is not God’s will that people be impoverished. Per Hill and Stone; if we are living in poverty it has more to do with us than God or anything else. They say in their original published work that if you Develop a desire to become rich you will be rich.
With the PMA side of your talisman turned up every adversity has a benefit. If you’ve got a burning desire to be successful at something it doesn’t matter who you are. With the right attitude, you will keep trying until you succeed no matter what the adversity is that you are faced with.
If your thoughts and attitudes in general are positive, your thoughts of yourself are also positive. Also, having a genuine love for people and making it a point to be in service to others; your rewards have a far greater potential to be awesome ones.
Negative attitudes will allow one to give into defeat every time. But a positive person, who has had a rough time with failure, will become Inspirationally Dissatisfied. This means that the positive person will sit down to figure out what went wrong before going for multiple bites at the apple if need be; banging away until they succeed at the endeavor they are having trouble with.
There is no room for a Negative Mental attitude if success is to be yours. We are told in this chapter that the right mental attitude can be summed up by descriptive words such as hope, faith, integrity, optimism, generosity, initiative, courage, kindness, tact, tolerance plus common sense. It is the opinion of Hill and Stone that anyone who possesses the traits that these descriptive words represent has the right mindset/mental attitude. It is felt by the authors, Hill and Stone, that this positive mindset is crucial to having the right outcome in any applied recipe for success.
And, just to be clear folks, if you are trying to locate the talisman on your person that Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone speak of in the book, “It’s your brain!” How do you use your mind when you are confronted with a problem? Do you fall to the negative side of thinking when the going gets rough? And if NMA does describe your thinking during hard times, or in general, “How’s that working for you?”
Are you ready to discover more about the PMA approach to success? If you are, “Keep Reading!”