Summer, Time for Fun and Success – Part 7

A review of Napoleon Hills “Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement”.

Positive Mental AttitudeThis is # 7.

7) “Build a Positive Mental Attitude” This is absolutely required. There is no way to be negative and find success in the long run. “Think about failure, you attract failure. Think about success, you attract success. Before you can reap the results from the other sixteen principles, you must accurately adopt this one.” We have all seen when we missed a ball we will often hear ourselves say, “I knew I was going to do that.” This can happen in other areas of our lives. We can cause a self fulfilling prophesy by allowing positive or negative attitudes to play out in our minds like “I am just not good a math” or “I knew that I could do it.” The old saying that goes: If you think you can or you can’t – you are right. Those in the know say the most professional athletes have sports physiologist that help them keep there mind positive so that they can play at their best. In the Harry Potter series, Ron Wesley thought that Harry put a “good luck” potion into his glass before a big quidditch match. Even though Harry didn’t put any thing in the glass, Ron played MUCH better than he had ever played – well beyond his known skill level, because he thought that with the good luck potion, he could.

I will follow with the next principle in a day or so. I hope that you enjoy this and benefit from it.

Scott Shields DPM

Remember: It shouldn’t hurt to walk.

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