Myths about Positive Mental Attitude
A positive mental attitude is the starting point of all riches, whether they be riches of amaterial nature or intangible riches.
“-Napoleon HillOkay, so there’s no myth that I am a positive person, or at least striving to be one.However, I am aware that I’m not positive all the time. I am continuously working tobecome conscientious of my choices, thoughts and reactions. I frequently get asked aboutpositive thinking, and I wanted to first clear up some points of confusion.Positive people are not living likePollyannain some dream world with no hold on reality.Positive people may have an attitude like Pollyanna, but they are not necessarily unrealistic.Positive person are very capable of understanding the reality of a cynic. They just changetheir mindset to see the reality from a different perspective. With so many myths aboutpositive mental attitude (PMA), it’s important to separate the truth from the fiction. Let’sexplore some of these myths and dive into the truths behind them.
Myth #1: Negative thinking is more realistic.
Have you ever heard a negative person say that they aren’t negative; they’re just being ‘realistic’? This myth keeps people locked in a negative reality of their own creation.A person’s thoughts, whether positive or negative, do have an effect on their environment.If you think negatively, your mind will automatically seek out confirmation that the world isa terrible place. Seeing believes, and your mind reinforces your belief that reality isnegative. See how it’s a downward spiral of negativity? If you expect negative results, youare less likely to take risks and try new things. Negative thinking masks your impressions infear.Positive thinking works the same way. With a positive mental attitude, you’ll seek outpositive choices and expect positive results. This helps you move past fear and try thingsthat others may believe “can’t be done”. This typically ends in positive results.A person’s thinking helps determine their reality. Negative thinking
realistic for thenegative thinker, but only because their thoughts make it true. Ironically, the positive