Every day of your life, a running dialogue takes place inside your brain. Psychologists call this dialogue ‘self-talk’ and it influences your attitude and outlook on life.
Having a positive mental attitude isn’t always easy. For some people, it’s more challenging than others. Those who see life as a half-empty glass are often dealing with negative self-talk.
An article on PsychCentral.com addresses ways to challenge and change that voice inside your brain. In the world of sales, a lot of emphasis is put on ‘PMA’ or positive mental attitude.
Having a positive mental attitude means looking for the rays of sunshine through the stormy clouds in life. It’s easy to find the bad things, but you sometimes have to dig deeper to find the good.
Those who work in sales constantly hear the word “no” from their customers. To maintain a positive attitude in the face of constant negativity can be challenging.
The bestselling book, Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, was written by Napoleon Hill, a motivational expert, and W. Clement Stone, a successful businessman.
This book is one of many used in the field of sales to maintain a positive mental attitude. Many years ago, while working in sales, we sang a song titled, “I Feel Healthy, Happy and Terrific.”
The song had a fast beat and uplifting lyrics which included, “I feel healthy, happy and terrific, happy as a million dollar bill. Each morning I wake up, I say a little prayer, I give thanks for the way I feel.” The lyrics of this song still help me today.
Having a positive outlook on life isn’t just important in sales, but in every facet of life. Although it may seem simplistic, telling yourself you feel good can help you reach your goal of feeling good.
You can save the day with PMA in your own life. Create a bulletin board in your home or office filled with PMA quotes. Use a desk calendar filled with daily uplifting messages.
When you hear that negative voice inside your head, tell it to be quiet and replace it with positive self-talk. Put a positive spin on what appears to be a negative situation and look for the good.
Parents and teachers sometimes ask kids, “Will this matter five years from now?” as a way to teach them that nothing bad lasts forever.
Try this in your own life. When you face a challenging situation, ask yourself if it will matter in a year or in five years. Try to learn from the bad things that happen in life and to embrace the good.
Whether you’re dealing with a rainy day that cancels your plans, a troubled marriage, a defiant child, an overbearing boss or some other challenge, face the difficulty with a positive attitude.
You only get one life so why waste it with negativity? Let PMA save the day in your life today.