Positive mental attitude


Positive mental attitude

Positive mental attitude, or PMA, is a psychological term which describes a mental phenomenon in which the central idea is that one can increase achievement through optimistic thought processes. PMA implies that one has a vision of good natured change in one's mind; it employs a state of mind that continues to seek, find and execute ways to win, or find a desirable outcome, regardless of the circumstances. It rejects negativity, defeatism and hopelessness. Part of the process of achieving PMA employs motivating "self talk" and deliberate goal-directed thinking.

Positive Mental Attitude is also a movement within the larger DIY Culture (arguably popularised by the Bad Brains song "I Luv I Jah" and "Attitude"). This includes bands and songs touting the importance of a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).

Positive Mental Attitude, or PMA, was adopted by W. Clement Stone, founder of Combined Insurance Company of America, as a key principal of the sales process. He believed that keeping a PMA, regardless of the situation, guaranteed success.


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