Developing a Positive Mental Attitude for Life and Business

How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude for Life and Business

Breaking from tradition, this week I focused on Mindset and talked about how to develop a positive mental attitude (PMA) for life and business. Your positive attitude is everything!

What is a Positive Mental Attitude

PMA ~ Positive Mental Attitude: “The right mental attitude… comprised of the ‘plus’ characteristics symbolized by such words as faith, integrity, hope, optimism, courage, initiative, generosity, tolerance, tact, kindliness and good common sense.“ W. Clement Stone

What are YOU thinking about all the time?

Are you thinking about those bills you need to pay or the money you don’t have? Do you recognize that feeling in the pit of your stomach that indicates something is not right?

How you feel is a perfect indication of what you are thinking about.

Where are YOUR thoughts focused?

Do you know when your thinking is not where you want it to be? Are you aware of your negative thoughts? It’s important to take time each day to clear your mind and become aware of thoughts you don’t want and replace them with thoughts you DO want.

Steps to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude

Luckily, there are steps you can take to develop a positive mental attitude. It starts with deciding to do it and then doing it 🙂 Make a commitment to feel good all the time.

How to Recognize a Negative Mental Attitude

It takes practice to recognize a negative attitude. The best way is to focus on how you feel. If you are feeling tense, anxious, nervous, angry, chances are your thoughts are negative. Your feelings are the best indication of your thoughts.

How to Turn a Negative Attitude Around

Turning a negative attitude around takes practice and with practice becomes easier and easier. It really is a matter of knowing when you are being negative and deciding to change it. My mentor and life coach, Devlyn Steele always reminds us that “your attitude is your decision, so decide to make it a good one”. Sometimes all it takes is making the decision.

Focus Your Mind on Positive Thoughts

Create a dream board with pictures of items that make you feel good, items you want to buy, places you want to go, people you want in your life. Surround yourself with things that make you feel good. Keep a gratitude journal and begin and end each day listing the things you are grateful for. Trust me, we all have many things to be grateful for, starting with the fact you are here reading this post.

Change Your Words Change the World

Your words have power! Think of the words you say and think. Are they good words? Are you complaining or smiling? Do you use any of these words?

  • But
  • Try
  • Maybe
  • Guess
  • Should

These 5 little words can destroy any good thoughts.  Practice using good words.

Practice Does Make Perfect!

It may take a while to notice the changes in your life. Practice indeed does make perfect. Take 10 minutes each day (yes just 10 minutes) to clear your mind and decide to FEEL GOOD ALL DAY! You can do it! Listen to motivational music, inspirational speakers, whatever you need to keep you in that feel good state.

Where to Find Daily Motivation


Monday to Friday, you will find us at the Morning Motivator where we start your day with a dose of positiveness and remind you to “feel good all the time”. After all, feeling good IS a choice.

Join Janet Legere each Monday to Friday at 10:00 AM Eastern at The Morning Motivator

2 thoughts on “Developing a Positive Mental Attitude for Life and Business

  1. Thanks Cheryl, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by 😉 Let’s connect!

  2. Thank you Janet for this article – it was a lovely pick me up and a great reminder of the need to remain positive at all times! Cheryl

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