In reading Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, I also came across another one of his works: “Success through a positive mental attitude”.
According to Wikipedia: “Positive mental attitude“, or PMA, is a psychological term which describes a mental phenomenon in which the central idea is that one can increase achievement through optimistic thought processes. PMA implies that one has a vision of good natured change in one’s mind; it employs a state of mind that continues to seek, find and execute ways to win, or find a desirable outcome, regardless of the circumstances. It rejects negativity, defeatism and hopelessness. Part of the process of achieving PMA employs motivating “self talk” and deliberate goal-directed thinking.”
Lately, I have been paying attention to my inner dialogue in my head and it is interesting to note how negative it can be: “Damn, it is early in the morning… man, why do I have to do this… great, another line at Google that I have to wait for”. Instead, I should be thinking, “it is good to be early and arrive in the office to get everything done… this is good practice for me… I am lucky – I get free food for lunch and dinner!”
Hill talked about consciously developing the character traits that people embodied. I thought about Style’s LAS VEGAS character traits, but I did not want my list to be just about pickup. I wanted it to reflect life in general, wealth, health and love. Because if order to eventually land a 10, you will need to have the overall lifestyle to back it up. Here is my character sheet, uploaded into Google Docs – you can’t edit it, but it is here for viewing pleasure. I will keep track with a “Y” when that character trait was evident in that day and “N“when it isn’t.
Think about your internal dialog to yourself, and see if you can consciously see what you are feeding your mind. Your thoughts will turn in to actions, and actions determine your destiny. So, think wisely. Think positively.
AlphaWolf’s Characteristics Development (Docs)
- Positive Mental Attitude
- Accurate Thinking
- DO IT NOW!
- Learning from defeat
- Strong Body Language
- Budgeting time and money
- Volunteering to help others
- Faith in cosmic force
- Health and Body
(Special points for those who know where this picture originally came from)