A positive attitude is one of the most important attributes a massage therapist can nurture in order to lead a truly successful life. It has been proven time and again that it is possible to change your thinking, to develop new pathways in the brain and to release old patterns that may have served you well at one point in the past, but no longer serve you well in present circumstances.  

A positive attitude is more important than education, life’s circumstances, failures, successes, appearance or technical skills. Ways you can enhance a positive attitude include deciding to be positive, setting your priorities, looking after your emotional and physical well-being, keeping a sense of humor by looking at the humorous side of life, emphasizing your strengths, nurturing your support network, allowing yourself to be nurtured, focusing on the solution rather than the problem and seeing the world with new eyes.  

Maintaining a positive attitude is the power that can drive a massage therapist to success!

Ariana Vincent, L.M.T., M.T.I., N.C.T.M.B., is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapy Instructor and workshop leader based in Austin, Texas. Learn more about her at www.arianavincent.com.