Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude Summary

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Who Should Read “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude”? And Why?

If you are eager to conduct some positive changes and transform from whiner to winner “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” is the book for you. Beyond all these notions lies a “small” person, who’s afraid to dive into the unknown.

Simple as that, trust life and enjoy the ride.

About Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone

Napoleon HillNapoleon Hill is one of the first in line, self-help authors who wrote dozens of books including The Law of Success, Think and Grow Rich”, How to Raise your Own Salary, The Master-Key to Riches, etc. He was born on October 26th, 1883 and passed away at the age of 87.

William Clement Stone

William Clement Stone (May 4th, 1902 – September 3th, 2004) is one of America’s greatest self-help writers of the 20th century. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and soon after his father’s death, he began developing as a self-sufficient and creative individual.

“Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude Summary”

Let’s cut to the basics:

It’s more than obvious that your mindset shapes not only your professional life but has an immense impact on other aspects as well. If you develop a positive mental attitude, you’ll immediately start to feel that inner pull, which will get all your goals within reach.

Does it sound appealing?

Apparently, even if it doesn’t, that’s the only route to success!

Did you ever see a successful complainer? – We highly doubt that. Your unhappiness and sense of dissatisfaction affect the entire life flow.

It’s best if we take it up from the top. Is it so hard to adjust your thinking so that sometime soon you’ll witness life-altering changes?! Start creating and building that inner relationship, that can save you from going unnoticed, and criticized.  

For instance, it’s ignorant to perceive success as “some kind-of-freakish-luck” and not as the end of result of numerous good decisions. If you are rigid, and not adaptable to change, confrontation with yourself will drag you down even further.

So, first things first. You don’t have to be the next Einstein, but it’s advisable that you approach life with a dose of optimism, and enthusiasm. Generally speaking, historians are well-aware of the efficiency emerging from these techniques.


The greatest asset in one’s endeavor is its mind, or in other words attitude. In fact, the greatest minds have already brought to light, various inventions, at the expense of such behavior. Don’t run away from being in a tough situation, put your skills and mind to the test.

By all means, our attitude is the key to solving mysteries; it’s our behavior that reflects our inner state. Make sure that you’re equipped for the “winter,” and don’t run away from challenges. Where is your strength to react when you are being cornered?

Oppose these attacks, with your new “Attitude.”  Don’t throw yourself at the mercy of other, and stand firm! Fix the problems with your creativity and self-esteem, if you don’t know one else will.

In the book, you’ll often encounter the terms “PMA” and “NMA” numerous times. Fortunately, it’s not the time for guessing games, so we’ll enlighten you right away – Positive Mental Attitude; Negative Mental Attitude.

With this in mind, it’s hard to neglect the fact that NMAs are trailing behind all the time. And those people whose ideas were put into action fall into the PMA category.

The productivity awaits, but how can anyone rely on your expertise if you lack creativity and optimism. In spite of all the nonsense you believe in, it’s all acceptable if you carry the seal of a positive mental attitude.

If you are tired of living in the shadow of other more enthusiastic persons, it’s time to do something about it. Does it come naturally to you, or not doesn’t matter. In reality, all other elements, and factors are secondary especially if an individual lacks the positive mental attitude (PMA).

People with PMA are “lucky” because they make their own luck, they are success seekers! Something like magnets. For them, life is something that needs to be exploited, and there are no mistakes only lessons. Be that person, be that individual who is not afraid to take a risk, who looks at opportunities as a chance for improvement.

Key Lessons from “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude”

1.      Don’t be afraid of changes
2.      Be an indispensable member
3.      Beyond the concept of mental nearsightedness

Don’t be afraid of changes

Climb the corporate ladder, and get your fair share of the profits. Get rid of these negative thoughts and sensations by challenging them, let them be and challenge their trustworthiness. Sooner or later, you’ll realize that you imposed those ideas on yourself.  

Be an indispensable member

Although the people with NMA will fall short to meet deadlines, the real issue is way bigger. Their contribution is questioned due to their lack of passion, and consequently, they earn less and live less fully. Don’t be someone’s second choice, go for the “Golden Arrow” and raise your expectations.

Beyond the concept of mental nearsightedness

Nearsightedness simply means that you lack the courage, attitude, or expertise to interpret things differently. It means you are drowning in your shallow views. Thriving on challenges is not helpful if you are blind to the big picture. Literally, it indicates that you must confront the factors, which contribute to the rise this phenomenon.

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“Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” Quotes

You become what you think about. Click To Tweet There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. Click To Tweet Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced. Click To Tweet Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve. Click To Tweet

Our Critical Review

Although there are plenty of self-help book these days, “Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” displays something unique, something that can catch your attention. In our opinion, you shouldn’t hesitate; give this classic a quick read.

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