By Miriam B. Medina
Living the Negative Outlook
This brings us to the area of making snap decisions. Since we already know how to deal with the attitude of defeat and we understand how to raise our self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth, my question is: "What do we do now?" We take action of course. For the procrastinators, decision-making can be mentally exhausting when it comes to taking action. They live in a self-created state of confusion and insecurity. In plain words, they don't know whether they are coming or going. From easy choices to complex choices, they are dominated constantly by the emotion of fear. These individuals lack confidence because they are fearful of failure or of what others may think of them. They cling to fear, holding out, perpetually looking for even better possibilities, which may never come as they let tremendous opportunities slip by.
The only way they will make a decision is when their backs are up against the wall. Even then they wallow in anxiety, subjecting themselves to unnecessary physical and mental pressure as to whether or not the decision they made was the right choice. Yet, no matter what they choose, they will always find a reason as to why that decision was wrong. Since like attracts like, these individuals find themselves railing at fate because they are mad they were forced to choose and they then waited too long to do so. Procrastinators are known for "blame-shifting" and chronic complaining, always making excuses for adverse conditions, which they brought upon themselves through bad choices, which often causes the same unfortunate conditions to continue. Still, uncertain about their decision, they will go from one person to the other looking for approval. As they continue being blown about by this whirlwind of indecision, this whole sorry mess will make them hate their fate even more, causing them to procrastinate even more when it comes to taking any form of action or making any other decisions.
Experiencing the Positive Outlook
On the other hand, there are those who make decisions quickly because they know exactly what they want, with no "ifs, ands or buts" involved. These are the individuals who live their lives with a PMA mentality. The person with a Positive Mental Attitude believes in himself or herself and has learned the secret of uncovering his or her hidden talents and developing them to their fullest. They are in charge of themselves, with a keen sense of direction, never hindered by self-imposed limitations. Whatever decision they make they trust it 100%, because they weigh all the pros and cons related to it, considering the consequences while they decide which option will give a better return. They have adopted a devil-may-care attitude as they embrace opportunities that come their way, plunging headfirst into experiences with a burning desire to win or perish trying.
So what you are seeing, my dear readers, is "Magic in Action," or better yet, "Faith at Work." People with a Positive Mental Attitude are a special breed of individuals. They can change the world of NMA to one of PMA.
So if, you are a procrastinator, you need to stop being anxious, upset and miserable. Start focusing on maintaining a positive attitude toward life. This will enable you to develop confidence in your capability to make the right choices, choices which are good for YOU in any situation. If they can do it, so can you. Take action and let others see the wonderful results, and when this happens, then you will agree with me that there is a certain magic to believing. I wish you all the best of success.
Anyone who wants to develop or improve a Positive Mental Attitude and anyone who wants to overcome depression, or anyone who is simply seeking happiness should take advantage of Miriam's work. But she loves to write, so get yourself a hot cup of coffee and a comfortable chair, kick back and enjoy the positive, soul healing vibes.