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Positive mental attitude
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  • 1. POSITIVE MENTALPOSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDEATTITUDE
  • 2. OPTIMISTS LIVE LONGER THANOPTIMISTS LIVE LONGER THAN PESSIMISTSPESSIMISTS  French cyclist, Lance Armstrong was diagnosedFrench cyclist, Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer with a 40% survivalwith testicular cancer with a 40% survival chance and told that he would never be able tochance and told that he would never be able to cycle again.cycle again.  Himadri Paul, a student of IIT, Mumbai fell downHimadri Paul, a student of IIT, Mumbai fell down from second floor balcony and suffered multiplefrom second floor balcony and suffered multiple fractures in his spinal cord, broke both legs andfractures in his spinal cord, broke both legs and one hand.one hand.
  • 3. LAB TESTSLAB TESTS  Lab tests have proved that there is a lower count of whiteLab tests have proved that there is a lower count of white blood cells, which fight infections, among depressedblood cells, which fight infections, among depressed people. Thus, our moods do have a bearing on ourpeople. Thus, our moods do have a bearing on our immunity function, “says Dr Rajesh Parikh , a Mumbaiimmunity function, “says Dr Rajesh Parikh , a Mumbai based neuropsychiatrist.based neuropsychiatrist.  Clinical studies also show that stress can impede woundsClinical studies also show that stress can impede wounds from healing, and impair the effectiveness of vaccines.from healing, and impair the effectiveness of vaccines.  In August 2002, results of a study conducted at the YaleIn August 2002, results of a study conducted at the Yale University in US were published, which showed thatUniversity in US were published, which showed that optimists lived seven years longer thanoptimists lived seven years longer than pessimists.According to this study, positive thinking ispessimists.According to this study, positive thinking is more important in longevity than lower blood pressure &more important in longevity than lower blood pressure & cholesterol levels.cholesterol levels.  Gloomy people have cells that age more rapidly.Gloomy people have cells that age more rapidly.
  • 4.  According to Bangalore based Dr Deepak Sharan, anAccording to Bangalore based Dr Deepak Sharan, an orthopaedic surgeon, positive thinking has beenorthopaedic surgeon, positive thinking has been proved to affect musculoskeletal disorders.proved to affect musculoskeletal disorders.  Dr John Sarno of the New York University School ofDr John Sarno of the New York University School of Medicine, has showed that psychological factorsMedicine, has showed that psychological factors often trigger back pain & other musculoskeletaloften trigger back pain & other musculoskeletal disorders, instead of structural defects.It is called “disorders, instead of structural defects.It is called “ tension myositis syndrome” , where pain acts as atension myositis syndrome” , where pain acts as a diversion from negative thoughts.The brain reducesdiversion from negative thoughts.The brain reduces blood flow to the affected areas, resulting in a build –blood flow to the affected areas, resulting in a build – up of waste materials& inducing pain.up of waste materials& inducing pain.  Positive thinking translates to positive vibes forPositive thinking translates to positive vibes for babies as well. “ Mother’s touch is essential for thebabies as well. “ Mother’s touch is essential for the survival of sick babies” as per Dr Armeida Fernandezsurvival of sick babies” as per Dr Armeida Fernandez , a pediatrician., a pediatrician.  Spiraling negative thoughts can send the hormonalSpiraling negative thoughts can send the hormonal system into disarray & suppress GABA, an aminosystem into disarray & suppress GABA, an amino acid derivative that’s a calming substance.acid derivative that’s a calming substance.  Laugh , pray & think positive, even when takingLaugh , pray & think positive, even when taking
  • 5. KNOW THYSELFKNOW THYSELF 1.1. Who am I?Who am I? 2.2. What is the purpose of my life?What is the purpose of my life? 3.3. Do I deserve what I desire?Do I deserve what I desire? 4.4. Do I get more than what my job requires?Do I get more than what my job requires? 5.5. Is getting what I want, or helping others to getIs getting what I want, or helping others to get what they want, is my primary motive?what they want, is my primary motive? 6.6. Do I love what I do or do I do what I love?Do I love what I do or do I do what I love? 7.7. Do I eat to live or live to eat?Do I eat to live or live to eat? 8.8. Am I adding life to my years or years to myAm I adding life to my years or years to my life?life? 9.9. Am I an owner or only a caretaker?Am I an owner or only a caretaker?
  • 6. AnswersAnswers 1.1. I am eternal spirit with a mind to manageI am eternal spirit with a mind to manage it and a body to house it.it and a body to house it. 2.2. To be happy or generate all roundTo be happy or generate all round happiness.happiness. 3.3. One may not always get what oneOne may not always get what one desires; but will generally get what onedesires; but will generally get what one deserves.deserves. 4.4. Individual answers.Individual answers. 5.5. Fulfilling the desires of others is the bestFulfilling the desires of others is the best desire.desire. 9. The first option is an essential pre-9. The first option is an essential pre- requisite for questions 6 TO 9
  • 7. In order to practice PMA, it is important toIn order to practice PMA, it is important to understand the human mind mechanism. Theunderstand the human mind mechanism. The process involved are as follows:process involved are as follows:  Various stimuli are received from the externalVarious stimuli are received from the external environment or internally by the brain.environment or internally by the brain.  These are perceived by our five senses which sendThese are perceived by our five senses which send impulses to the brain .impulses to the brain .  The process of appraisal of thoughts classifies theThe process of appraisal of thoughts classifies the impulses as good, bad or neutral.impulses as good, bad or neutral.  Thoughts in turn cause physiological and chemicalThoughts in turn cause physiological and chemical reactions in the body to generate action.reactions in the body to generate action.
  • 8. In this entire process, it is mostIn this entire process, it is most essential to ensure that the right actionsessential to ensure that the right actions result.The thought appraisal needs to beresult.The thought appraisal needs to be toned up to accept good impulses, rejecttoned up to accept good impulses, reject bad ones & ignore neutral category. Abad ones & ignore neutral category. A three step formula is given here:three step formula is given here: 1.1. Aim to achieve success because you feel aAim to achieve success because you feel a driving need to excel.driving need to excel. 2.2. Concentrate on a specific task which youConcentrate on a specific task which you feel is likely to bring success.feel is likely to bring success. 3.3. Believe in yourself and continuously thinkBelieve in yourself and continuously think that success will be yours.that success will be yours.
  • 9. Nine simple techniques to generateNine simple techniques to generate positive emotions & positive thoughtspositive emotions & positive thoughts 1.1. Be positively selective.Be positively selective. 2.2. Select positive words.Select positive words. 3.3. Prefer positive talk.Prefer positive talk. 4.4. Enjoy inspiring songs.Enjoy inspiring songs. 5.5. Smile and laugh more.Smile and laugh more. 6.6. Look for positivity in everything.Look for positivity in everything. 7.7. Do not stay depressed.Do not stay depressed. 8.8. Inculcate positive thoughts.Inculcate positive thoughts. 9.9. Firmly believe in yourself and your goal.Firmly believe in yourself and your goal.
  • 10. REMOVING NEGATIVITY FROM YOUR LIFEREMOVING NEGATIVITY FROM YOUR LIFE  Have a positive train of thought about every situationHave a positive train of thought about every situation  What you think is what will happenWhat you think is what will happen  Negative thoughts will develop into negative actionsNegative thoughts will develop into negative actions  Build your self-esteem back up to believe in yourselfBuild your self-esteem back up to believe in yourself  Believe that you can accomplish anything in your lifeBelieve that you can accomplish anything in your life & have the reliance to go after it to get it& have the reliance to go after it to get it  You have to remove all negative thoughts & actionYou have to remove all negative thoughts & action from your lifefrom your life  Think positive about everything you want to do & itThink positive about everything you want to do & it will come to youwill come to you  Remove yourself from negative peopleRemove yourself from negative people  Practice to think only positive thoughts andPractice to think only positive thoughts and eventually this will become a part of youeventually this will become a part of you
  • 11. Advantages of PMAAdvantages of PMA 1.1. Individual and organizational goals areIndividual and organizational goals are achieved to the optimal level.achieved to the optimal level. 2.2. The right motivation generates enthusiasmThe right motivation generates enthusiasm to produce high quality output.to produce high quality output. 3.3. Results in maximum utilization of mindResults in maximum utilization of mind power, which otherwise remains untapped.power, which otherwise remains untapped. 4.4. Positive emotions keep body chemicals inPositive emotions keep body chemicals in perfect balance and provide good healthperfect balance and provide good health and emotional poise.and emotional poise. 5.5. The mind is tuned to manage difficultThe mind is tuned to manage difficult problems in a positive fashion.problems in a positive fashion. 6.6. It is the basic ingredient of a pleasingIt is the basic ingredient of a pleasing personality.personality.
  • 12. POSITIVE TRAITSPOSITIVE TRAITS 1.1. FEARLESSNESSFEARLESSNESS (ABHYAM).(ABHYAM).  Fear is , undoubtedly, the most debilitatingFear is , undoubtedly, the most debilitating emotion which effects all human beings, inemotion which effects all human beings, in lesser or greater extent,with the worst form oflesser or greater extent,with the worst form of negative influence on their behaviour.negative influence on their behaviour.  Fearlessness is the most virtuous trait ofFearlessness is the most virtuous trait of personality for everybody. Moral courage is onepersonality for everybody. Moral courage is one of the greatest assets of a successful man.of the greatest assets of a successful man. There can be no disease worse than cowardice.There can be no disease worse than cowardice.  Fear of the unknown is a common cause ofFear of the unknown is a common cause of anxiety and worry.anxiety and worry.  Truth becomes the first casualty when fearTruth becomes the first casualty when fear overpowers attitudes.overpowers attitudes.  Explain types of fear.Explain types of fear.
  • 13. 2.2. UPRIGHTNESSUPRIGHTNESS (ARJAVAM)(ARJAVAM)  This quality provides the foundation of ethicalThis quality provides the foundation of ethical and moral values.and moral values.  Upright person has core values & firmUpright person has core values & firm convictions for which he is always ready to putconvictions for which he is always ready to put up a bold stand.up a bold stand.  The attitude of honesty & integrity is natural toThe attitude of honesty & integrity is natural to him.him. 3.3. HARMLESSNESSHARMLESSNESS (AHIMSA)(AHIMSA)  Ability to forgive and forget, for lasting goodAbility to forgive and forget, for lasting good interpersonal relations, arises from this quality.interpersonal relations, arises from this quality.  Other allied qualities such as “unmalaciousOther allied qualities such as “unmalacious tongue”, “tenderness towards other beings”,tongue”, “tenderness towards other beings”, “gentleness”, “modesty” are acquired when“gentleness”, “modesty” are acquired when Ahimsa is the guiding philosophy of a person.Ahimsa is the guiding philosophy of a person. 4.4. TRUTHTRUTH ( SATYAM )( SATYAM )  Is one of the foremost virtues essential for aIs one of the foremost virtues essential for a righteous living.righteous living.
  • 14.  The benefits accruing from indulging in untruthfulThe benefits accruing from indulging in untruthful practices sometimes provide short-term gains butpractices sometimes provide short-term gains but can never serve the long- term interest of ancan never serve the long- term interest of an individual or the society.individual or the society.  Truthfulness is, thus the basic requisite forTruthfulness is, thus the basic requisite for contentment in life.contentment in life. 5.5. EVEN TEMPEREVEN TEMPER ( AKRODHA )( AKRODHA )  Anger almost always arises from insatiate desires.Anger almost always arises from insatiate desires.  Keep one’s temper under control, as far asKeep one’s temper under control, as far as possible.possible.  Anger does more harm to one’s own self than toAnger does more harm to one’s own self than to the object of anger.the object of anger. 6.6. PATIENCEPATIENCE ( KSHAMA )( KSHAMA )  It is the ability to preserve in the face of harshIt is the ability to preserve in the face of harsh physical or emotional inconveniences comingphysical or emotional inconveniences coming enroute the achievements of intended goals.enroute the achievements of intended goals.
  • 15. 7.7. FORTITUDEFORTITUDE ( DHRITI )( DHRITI )  A man with this quality is capable of meeting bothA man with this quality is capable of meeting both favourable or unexpectedly unfavourablefavourable or unexpectedly unfavourable circumstances with a balanced equipoise.circumstances with a balanced equipoise.  He accepts the challenges of life without dejection,He accepts the challenges of life without dejection, particularly when the going gets tough.particularly when the going gets tough. 8.8. QUIETUDEQUIETUDE ( SHANTI )( SHANTI )  If a person can remain unruffled despite highlyIf a person can remain unruffled despite highly disturbing environment, full of adverse happenings,disturbing environment, full of adverse happenings, he can retain his internal balance & emotionalhe can retain his internal balance & emotional harmony.harmony. 9.9. HUMILITYHUMILITY ( NA – ATI- MANITA )( NA – ATI- MANITA )  It literally means “absence of excess pride”.It literally means “absence of excess pride”.  Arrogance is an obvious antonym of humility.Arrogance is an obvious antonym of humility.  An arrogance person is generally unpopular.An arrogance person is generally unpopular.
  • 16. ““GITA” , lists three gates of hell :GITA” , lists three gates of hell :  Desires – InsatiateDesires – Insatiate  Anger - UncontrolledAnger - Uncontrolled  Greed - The bottomless well.Greed - The bottomless well. When desire – gratifications lead toWhen desire – gratifications lead to disappointment, anger soars up.Anger isdisappointment, anger soars up.Anger is ,thus , the storm of thought arising in the mind,thus , the storm of thought arising in the mind when desires are not fulfilled. Greed is thewhen desires are not fulfilled. Greed is the result of overpowering desires for more andresult of overpowering desires for more and more.All the three are interlinked, with controlmore.All the three are interlinked, with control stands of “desire.”stands of “desire.” These are the surest paths to make one’sThese are the surest paths to make one’s life a miserable failure.life a miserable failure.
  • 17. REMOVAL ; NEGATIVE THINKINGREMOVAL ; NEGATIVE THINKING 1.1. Do one thing at a timeDo one thing at a time – by doing one thing at a– by doing one thing at a time we derive maximum pleasure of it, resulting intime we derive maximum pleasure of it, resulting in qualitative improvement in the outcome of results.qualitative improvement in the outcome of results. 2.2. Hasten slowlyHasten slowly – by trying to hurry , one does not– by trying to hurry , one does not improve the quality of work.improve the quality of work. 3.3. Stop worrying and start livingStop worrying and start living – almost 80% of– almost 80% of the things which cause worry actually do notthe things which cause worry actually do not happen.happen. 4.4. Total surrender : the way to ultimate successTotal surrender : the way to ultimate success –– why not surrender to the ultimate “driver of thewhy not surrender to the ultimate “driver of the cosmos” if not always – at least once a while.cosmos” if not always – at least once a while. 5.5. Live in the presentLive in the present – Only the present is real. The– Only the present is real. The past is gone, on which we have no control.Thepast is gone, on which we have no control.The future is always is uncertain. Planning for future isfuture is always is uncertain. Planning for future is not the same as e as worrying about it.not the same as e as worrying about it.
  • 18.  POWER OF PARADIGM SHIFTPOWER OF PARADIGM SHIFT ““ Change of Reference “Change of Reference “ Eg: PhotographEg: Photograph  RESULTS OF PARADIGM SHIFTRESULTS OF PARADIGM SHIFT Eg: If you were an outsider brought intoEg: If you were an outsider brought into this company, how would you solve thisthis company, how would you solve this problem?problem? Its only when take things apart switch themIts only when take things apart switch them around a bit and put them back together, thataround a bit and put them back together, that you make true paradigm shift. You activelyyou make true paradigm shift. You actively define the future and not just repeat the past.define the future and not just repeat the past.
  • 19.  Optimist sayOptimist say- “I can do that”- “I can do that”  Pessimist sayPessimist say- “I can’t do that”- “I can’t do that” - “That’s the way we’ve always- “That’s the way we’ve always done it”done it” - “That’s not in my job description”- “That’s not in my job description” - “We’ve already tried that and it- “We’ve already tried that and it didn’t work”didn’t work” - “That’s never going to work”- “That’s never going to work”
  • 20. BEING A “CAN DO” PERSONBEING A “CAN DO” PERSON  YETYET  ADMIT WHEN YOU ARE WRONGADMIT WHEN YOU ARE WRONG  FIGHT ALL YOU CANFIGHT ALL YOU CAN  NEVER GIVE UPNEVER GIVE UP  CHOOSE TO WINCHOOSE TO WIN  LEARN FROM OTHERSLEARN FROM OTHERS  CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN YOU TAKECONTRIBUTE MORE THAN YOU TAKE  LOVE AND BE LOVEDLOVE AND BE LOVED  PERSIST UNTIL YOU SUCCEEDPERSIST UNTIL YOU SUCCEED
  • 21. THE “LAW OF THE HOUSE FLY”THE “LAW OF THE HOUSE FLY”  The velocity of a house fly- directionThe velocity of a house fly- direction continually changing. Principle- as long ascontinually changing. Principle- as long as you have speed and direction, you haveyou have speed and direction, you have velocity.velocity.  We really don’t need many anchors inWe really don’t need many anchors in life…we need sails.life…we need sails.  Believe in your abilities- “The enemyBelieve in your abilities- “The enemy within”- stops our progress. No army,within”- stops our progress. No army, navy, airforce- enemy uses deepest fears,navy, airforce- enemy uses deepest fears, small hesitations, difficult experiences- tosmall hesitations, difficult experiences- to work against.work against.  Success weapons to combat-Success weapons to combat- determination eg: lima beans.determination eg: lima beans.  History is full of “impossible” that wereHistory is full of “impossible” that were later proved possible.later proved possible.
  • 22. SURVIVE SETBACKS WITH YOUR POSITIVESURVIVE SETBACKS WITH YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE INTACTATTITUDE INTACT  EXPECT SETBACKEXPECT SETBACK  CONTROL YOUR REACTIONCONTROL YOUR REACTION  KEEP YOUR EYE ON YOUR GOALS EVENKEEP YOUR EYE ON YOUR GOALS EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO REVISE THEMIF YOU HAVE TO REVISE THEM  RESOLVE TO GET THROUGH TOUGHRESOLVE TO GET THROUGH TOUGH TIMES NO MATTER WHATTIMES NO MATTER WHAT  WINTSON CHURCHILL- “NEVER GIVE UP.WINTSON CHURCHILL- “NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER”NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER”
  • 23. MAKE A DIFFERENCEMAKE A DIFFERENCE  IDENTIFY A PROBLEMIDENTIFY A PROBLEM- ACTIVELY WORK- ACTIVELY WORK TO SOLVE IT.TO SOLVE IT.  EXAMINE YOUR FAMILY RELATIONSHIPEXAMINE YOUR FAMILY RELATIONSHIP AND RESOLVE TO PATCH UP ANY HOLESAND RESOLVE TO PATCH UP ANY HOLES  DECIDE TO BECOME THE LEADER ATDECIDE TO BECOME THE LEADER AT WORK- EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT THE BOSSWORK- EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS  DECIDE TO HELP INDIVIDUALLY WHEREDECIDE TO HELP INDIVIDUALLY WHERE YOU CANYOU CAN  RESOLVE TO MAKE THE WORLD ARESOLVE TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THAN YOU FOUND IT.BETTER PLACE THAN YOU FOUND IT.  STORY OF JEFF.STORY OF JEFF.

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