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By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

This Creative Mechanism within you is impersonal. It will work automatically and impersonally to achieve goals of success and happiness, or unhappiness and failure, depending upon the goals which you yourself set for it. Present it with success goals and it functions as a Success Mechanism. Present it with negative goals, and it operates just as impersonally, and just as faithfully as a Failure Mechanism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

See yourself reacting to threats, not by running away or evading them, but by meeting them, dealing with them, grappling with them in an aggressive intelligent manner.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk — and to act.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Self-esteem is as necessary to the spirit as food is to the body.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved, another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy - period! Not happy "because of".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Your present negative beliefs were formed by thought PLUS feelings. Generate enough emotion, or deep feeling and your new thoughts and ideas will cancel them out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Fully 95 percent of our behavior, feeling, and response is habitual.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Happiness isn't something that happens to you. It is what you yourself do and determine upon.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

When you're not goal-striving, not looking forward, you're not really living.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and the hardest to overcome: for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, 'It's no use - I can't do it.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

I may be a mistake maker, but I'm also a mistake breaker.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

We act, we behave, and we feel the vibration that we're in at the present time according to what we consider our self image to be. And we do not deviate from that pattern. The image you hold of yourself is a premise, a foundation (idea) on which your entire personality is built. This image, not only controls your behavior but your circumstances as well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

We are injured and hurt emotionally, Not so much by other people or what they say and don't say, But by our own attitude and our own response.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

It is well known that when Thomas A. Eddison was stymied by a problem, he would lie down and take a short nap.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

When a person has adequate self-esteem little slights offer no threat at all - they are simply "passed over" and ignored. Even deeper emotional wounds are likely to heal faster and cleaner, with no festering sores to poison life and spoil happiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Science has now confirmed what philosophers, mystics, and other intuitive people have long declared: every human being has been literally "engineered for success" by his Creator. Every human being has access to a power greater than himself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Happiness is simply a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

You can do only one thing at a time. I simply tackle one problem and concentrate all efforts on what I am doing at the moment.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

His experiments proved that the best way to break a habit is to form a clear mental image of the desired end result, and to practice without effort towards reaching that goal. Dunlap found that either "positive practice" (refraining from the habit) or "negative practice" (performing the habit consciously and voluntarily) would have beneficial effect provided the desired end result was kept constantly in mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

I am a firm believer in 'negative thinking' when used correctly. We need to be AWARE of negatives so that we can steer clear of them. A golfer needs to know where the bunkers and sand traps are - but he doesn't think continuously about the bunker - where he doesn't want to go. His mind glances at the bunker, but he DWELLS upon the green.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

To really 'live,' that is to find life reasonably satisfying, you must have an adequate and realistic self-image that you can life with. You must find yourself acceptable to 'you.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Realizing that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Conscious effort inhibits and ‘jams’ the automatic creative mechanism.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

This is where you will win the battle - in the playhouse of your mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

If you wait until circumstances justify your thinking pleasant thoughts, you are likely to wait forever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

When you believe you can... you can!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Mental pictures offer us an opportunity to practice new traits and attitudes, which otherwise we could not do. This is possible because again - your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one that is vividly imagined.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Our errors, mistakes, failures, and sometimes even our humiliations, were necessary steps in the learning process. However, they were meant to be means to an end - and not an end in themselves. When they have served their purpose, they should be forgotten. If we consciously dwell on the error, or consciously feel guilty about the error and keep berating ourselves because of it, then - unwittingly - the error or failure itself becomes the "goal" that is consciously held in imagination and memory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Your nervous system can't tell real failure from imagined failure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Functionally, a man is somewhat like a bicycle. A bicycle maintains its poise and equilibrium only so long as it's moving forward towards something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Get into the habit of laughing; too many of us have forgotten how to laugh. As people grow older, they sometimes forget that they ever laughed. It is a part of their childhood that they can no longer remember.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

When we consciously and deliberately develop new and better habits, our self image tends to outgrow the old habits and grow into the new pattern.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maxwell Maltz

Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a 'real' experience. In either case, it reacts automatically to information which you give to it from your forebrain. Your nervous system reacts appropriately to what you THINK or IMAGINE to be 'true.