Napoleon Hill talks about having a positive mental attitude (PMA) if you want to be successful and live a happy life.
And the mind is a funny thing.
It prefers the negative. Because the principle is that – misery loves company. It’s easier to be negative than it is to be positive. And that’s why it is so hard to shift a negative mind habit into a positive one.
Starting a 7 day mental diet is a tough experience, but as one restarts each time not allowing a negative thought to take hold for longer than 7 seconds, it becomes easier. It’s a way of breaking habit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson says that “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
Emmet Fox proposes that we watch our minds for a week, as a cat would watch a mouse, not allowing our thoughts to dwell on anything that is not positive, constructive, optimistic or kind. And when we do that, a new habit of positive thinking will be established.
Whenever a negative thought enters the mind, we have to let it go. It must be replaced, because the mind cannot think a positive and negative thought at the same time. That’s one of the laws of the mind.
We become what we think about. Mind food. What we feed our minds with, determines our life. Our reality. And what we emote with these thoughts becomes our energy vibration.
What what we vibrate is what we attract. Positive or negative. It’s a choice really, isn’t it?
So then, if we change our minds, and we change our energy vibrations, our conditions have to change too.
That’s a PMA. Becoming conscious thinkers.
That’s the turning point…