February 10, 2015 – Having a positive mental attitude (PMA) is great, but a PMA must have an action plan. I see a lot of Parkinson’s websites that emphasize the importance of keeping a PMA – and that is good. Having a PMA, however, without an action plan, is like having a nice shiny car with no gas. An action plan will give you something to shoot for – a goal to achieve. Ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish?” Having an action plan and a goal will help you maintain a PMA because you will be able to see your progress and you will be focused externally rather than internally.