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Archive—PMA, All the Way!

From the Archive — a decade of wisdom, a decade of stories.

STLF staff and community members have been contributing blogs about their experiences, stories, and learnings for years. But once a snippet of wisdom has been published, it invariably leaves the public sphere and sits below the ever-growing pile of information that has become The STLF Blog. To ensure these wise words the attention they deserve, we have added this new series of blogs!

As we peruse the vault of seemingly infinite blog posts, their are some that stick out with a resounding 'yes, this must be republished!'

Former Staff Member Bill Emory wrote about the essence of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA):

"A positive mental attitude is the fixed purpose to make every experience, whether pleasant or unpleasant, yield some form of benefit. Only a positive mental attitude can locate the learning or opportunity which comes with every failure, and turn that into something beneficial. It is the means by which stumbling blocks may be transmuted into stepping stones of progress. It is the habit of looking upon all adversity as trials to test your capacity to rise above them. It is keeping a cool head when emergencies arise."



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