Turning NMA to PMA

Written by Lisa van den Berg

I recently re-readrepparttar amazing book by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone entitled 'Success through a Positive Mental Attitude'. WOW, what an eye-opener.

Napoleon Hill's books are legendary in their message and this one is no exception and W. Clement Stone was one of repparttar 123955 most successful salesmen inrepparttar 123956 entire Insurance industry. Together they weave a rich tapestry of ideas, formulas and principles by which to achieve exactly what it is you want out of Life.

The main thread running throughrepparttar 123957 book is one of changing your mind from a predominantly negative attitude to a positive one. They say that we all have an invisible talisman that hangs around our necks, with a side for PMA and a side for NMA (positive and negative mental attitude). It is our choice, throughout our lives, to use either side ofrepparttar 123958 talisman.

I sat and really thought about this. In my ruminations, I discovered that this is a principle which we basically all know about, but we don't have an idea how far reaching this premise really is.

When you start to really 'listen' to what you are saying to yourself all through a given day, you realize how innately negative your thinking is, even when you are a naturally positive person. Little things that that 'voice inside your head' says, that undermine you. Things like 'That'll never really work, so don't even try' or 'here he comes, he's going to say something nasty again and I'll have to say something nasty back,'cos I've got to defend myself' or' I'm tired, I think I'll take a nap and finish this work tomorrow'.

Taking the Bull by the Horns

Written by Lisa van den Berg

How successful people beat fear.

The first thing to realize is that Fear is all inrepparttar mind. We are a product of our perception of reality. Why is it that some people faint atrepparttar 123954 sight of a cockroach and others consider it a delicacy and eat it?

How is it that we see people being cured of their phobias in a matter of hours? I mean it took an entire lifetime to build that fear and people can be rid of it in an hour or two?

Considerrepparttar 123955 circumstances of fear. Why is it that a person will do something, in a moment of instinctively protecting a loved one that they would never even contemplate inrepparttar 123956 cold light of day?

The reason for all of these 'miracles' is thatrepparttar 123957 automatic pattern of our fear is overridden either by a stronger instinct or by conscious reasoning. Therefore we see that we CAN overcome our fears!

It is a matter of breaking downrepparttar 123958 different components of your fear, into bite size chunks (excuserepparttar 123959 pun).

-Feelrepparttar 123960 emotional response to your fear. In other words, feel your heart pounding, your stomach churning, your hair standing on end and concentrate onrepparttar 123961 physical feeling. It is said thatrepparttar 123962 body cannot experiencerepparttar 123963 emotional feelings of fear while concentrating onrepparttar 123964 physical effects.

-Concentrate on reversingrepparttar 123965 physical events. Calm your heartbeat, watch your hairs lie back down and relax your screwed up stomach.

-Imagine howrepparttar 123966 being that is instillingrepparttar 123967 fright, is feeling (if applicable) and why they are reacting this way. The youth may be starving and just want something to eat;repparttar 123968 snake may be completely out of its environment and lost and scared;repparttar 123969 cat may be protecting its young.

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