I recently read a book by Michael J. Ritt Jr. called “Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Positive Thinking”. After reading the entire book, it gave me the inspiration to write this article. I realized that in this book rests the secret of making people like you more. In this book it talks about developing a positive mental attitude or “PMA” for short. We will talk about how to develop this PMA in a later article but first let’s talk about what’s in it for you.
How can PMA be the secret to making people like you more, you ask? Well for starters it will lead you to recognize that you have a God given creative talent within you. That’s right…Even you. You may feel like you don’t have any special skills or talents sometimes. Heck, I was even guilty of it before I started to get into helping others to get what they want out of life. It may take a while to find your passion or creative quality but believe me when you finally realize it; you will understand that it’s been there the whole time.
Once you begin to learn the principle of PMA you will also develop complete control over your emotions so that you can also direct their creative power for your own good. Wow, how profound is that? Just sit back and let that marinate for a second… Once you develop complete control over your emotions, you tend have complete control over many situations you come across. This principle is more than likely always true, at least from your own perception. I can think of several times where if I hadn’t felt like I HAD to get the last word in, how smooth some previous situation could have turned out.
With that being said, developing this positive mental attitude will also eliminate all the negative attitudes that have resulted from your wrong reaction to past experiences. Now that right there alone should be the secret to making people like you more! One example of this would be how as humans we tend to harbor ill feelings towards a person or have an extreme reaction to a situation because we are being selfish at the time. Developing empathy for another person’s feelings can help with this. Sometimes you can just see a solution to a problem from you side but you have to learn to see the other person’s point of view as well. Then to carry around that mental baggage for days or sometimes even years is not doing anybody any good at all.
You will also learn to overcome your fears and realize that they have a damaging effect on you and your creativity if you allow yourself to be overcome by them. Have you ever tried to teach your son or daughter how to swim for the first time? If not, Oh let me tell ya, it’s not always a fun task. You have to have an enormous amount of patience to do this. Parents if you have tried this then you know what I mean. At the beginning they cry, scream and kick when they don’t have that safety or floatation device near. But as soon as they find out that their feet can still touch the bottom because they are in 2ft of water, they realize all the fuss was for nothing. As adults we are the same way with life and our fears if you think about it.
You will also start to picture only good things happening to you so that your creative power will be expressed only within a good positive framework. You have to let go of feeling like the victim here. You may know some people that always feel like something bad is going to happen, or they always seem to have a rain cloud over them when you show up. You may even be that person yourself. If so you may wonder why others can’t stand to be around you. Well, it’s not because you stink, although if you do that would only add to the reason, but these types of people seem to just drain the energy and life right out of you if you let them. If it is you, stay away from me until you get some PMA actions happening!
You will stop brooding on your past failures and tragedies and stop causing them to be repeated in your life. Losers can never look forward. They tend to dwell on the past. When in reality there is nothing that can be done about past mistakes or failures and you just have to learn to move on to bigger and better things. Pretty soon it’s more than likely people will forgive if not completely forget your past mistakes all together. Its only when you continue to make the same mistakes over and over that you’re branded or your name becomes a verb.
Lastly PMA will help you develop the habit of directing you strongest feelings and desires towards the things that you truly want in life. But with that being said you will also never knowingly use the creative power of PMA for selfish or evil purposes, knowing that misuse of it can only cause it to destroy you and all that you value. Somebody should have explained that last part to Ol’ Mr. Adolf. This is very power stuff here people. It can be used for good but on the flip side can also be used for corruption. So use the force wisely!
In my next article we will dive into how to develop a PMA and learn more about the secret of making people like you better. Until next time…