Positive Mental Attitude or PMA
Is NOT happy slappy eternal optimism, looking at life through rose tinted glasses and being "happy"
No, it's closer to this quote from Winston Churchill:
"If you're going through hell, keep going"
Or to put it another way,
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Most self help gurus, Instagram life coaches etc seem to focus on the first bit, hoping for the best
But if you don't prep for the worst, plan for the worst case scenario, then you're walking a fine line between success and failure.
Failure is a very real option.
And should feature in your planning.
Without that thinking, it's very difficult to keep going
Which leads to absolute failure