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“Times will change for the better when you change.”
Maxwell Maltz
“You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you”
Maxwell Maltz
“You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”
Maxwell Maltz
“It is no exaggeration to say that every human being is hypnotized to some extent either by ideas he has uncritically accepted from others or ideas he has repeated to himself or convinced himself are true. These negative ideas have exactly the same effect upon our behavior as the negative ideas implanted into the mind of a hypnotized subject by a professional hypnotist.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment...For imagination sets the goal ‘picture’ which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ‘will,’ as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.”
Maxwell Maltz, The New Psycho-Cybernetics: The Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success That Has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People
“If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.”
Maxwell Maltz
“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
Maxwell Maltz
“The ''self-image'' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Skill in any performance whether it be in sports in playing the piano in conversation or in selling merchandise consists not in painfully and consciously thinking out each action as it is performed but in relaxing and letting the job do itself through you. Creative performance is spontaneous and ‘natural’ as opposed to self-conscious and studied.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.”
Maxwell Maltz
“It is common knowledge among psychologists that most of us underrate ourselves, short-change ourselves, sell ourselves short. Actually, there is no such thing as a superiority complex. People who seem to have one are actually suffering from feelings of inferiority; their "superior" self is a fiction, a coverup, to hide from themselves and others their deep-down feelings of inferiority and insecurity.”
Maxwell Maltz, The New Psycho-Cybernetics: The Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success That Has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People
“Conscious effort inhibits and ‘jams’ the automatic creative mechanism.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow - after you have done your best to achieve success today”
Maxwell Maltz
“The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the othe”
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
“Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.”
Maxwell Maltz
“The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.”
Maxwell Maltz, New Psycho-Cybernetics
“Live in the present. The past is gone; the future is unknown -- but the present is real, and your opportunities are now. You must see these opportunities; they must be real for you. The catch is that they can't seem real if your mind is buried in past failures, if you keep reliving old mistakes, old guilts, old tragedies. Fight your way above the many inevitable Traumatizations of your ego, escape damnation by the past, and look to the opportunities of the present. I don't mean some vague moment in the present -- next week or next month, perhaps. I mean today, this minute.”
Maxwell Maltz
“He must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But after he has defined the problem sees in his imagination the desired end result secured all the information and facts that he can then additional struggling fretting and worrying over it does not help but seems to hinder the solution.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
“We age not by years but by events and our emotional reactions to them.”
Maxwell Maltz, New Psycho-Cybernetics
“Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.”
Maxwell Maltz, Conquest of Frustration
“The "Success-type" personality is composed of: S-ense of direction U—nderstanding C-ourage C-harity E-steem S-elf-Confidence S-elf-Acceptance.”
Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics, Updated and Expanded
“Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs.”
Maxwell Maltz
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. —Bruce Barton”
Maxwell Maltz, New Psycho-Cybernetics
“Thus man of all creatures is more than a creature, he is also a creator. Man alone can direct his success mechanism by the use of imagination, or imaging ability.”
Maxwell Maltz

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