Mental Attitude

Mental attitude has a direct correlation with both physical health and mental fitness. An attitude of fear, indecision, indifference, inflexibility, and negativism produces stress, ill-health and a generally deteriorating set of mental skills. Studies by the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association have shown that as much as 80% of disease (dis-ease) is caused by these mental attitudes.

An open-minded, committed, flexible, courageous, curious and optimistic mental attitude will produce a body that is physically more healthy and freed from stress, and a mind which is more alert and capable of dealing with the constant 'intelligence tests' that day to day living requires.

Initial results in this area show that the more genius-compatible of these two attitudes may actually encourage the growth of more sophisticated and intricate 'wiring' between brain cells. Such a general mental attitude has also been found to be identical to that which characterises older people who may be described as successful. A positive mental attitude will greatly contribute to a longer and healthier life.

Notes based on Tony Buzan's Book of Genius published by Random House 1994

The Power of Positive Thinking

I read Norman Vincent Peale's book in the early 1980's and found it to be life-changing. Well worth reading to discover that you become what you think about most of the time.
Last updated: 2nd October 1996