Not sure that you are right that PMA is not something you are born with. Think about a new born baby, does it give up when it can’t roll over, or later when trying to walk, do they give up? The answer is patently no, babies and toddlers have PMA in abundance and will never give up until they succeed – it does beg the question, what happens after that to make them lose that and how can parents help them maintain it, or as adults rediscover it? The latter of which is eloquently addressed in your blog.
A thought provoking and educated reply!
Thanks for your contribution Paul! Hope to see you more on here! These comments are more than welcome!
Another great article Andrew – thought provoking. I like that you teach practical ways to acheive PMA – too many posts talk about having it but not how to get it, and keep it! I agree totally with Mainser – we are born with an abundance of PMA and in many societies it is lost along the way, and has to be re-gained. The positive aspect to this is that we DO have the innate ability to be positive – we just need to reconnect with it sometimes! When I talk about PMA I also like to encourage people to think about what they are grateful for, not just their goals. Focussing on what you HAVE, rather than want to have (or worse, don’t have) is the ultimate PMA start – its the starting block to launch from. Great work guys, thank you for sharing as always xx Gems xx
Good point paul. My view on that would bé that a newborn child is conditioned in its first 7-9 years by external and social influences. Ie parents attitude, environment etc. In another context a PMA is not something you just pick up instantly, its a skill which needs to bé practiced for it to have a maximal impact and influence on your daily life. I understand your point, and can see which angle that you are coming from. Thanks.
i understand your point Paul, and its valid. Children tend to be conditioned by external influences such as parents, and environment up until the ages of 7-9, its during this time they can pick up a fixed or growth mindset, as per Dr Carol Dweck, Mindset. Its a valid point though, i see where your coming from a child isnt born with a fear of flying, that fear is conditioned.