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Maxwell Maltz

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Psycho-Cybernetics explains how thinking of the human mind as a machine can help improve your self-image, which will dramatically increase your success and happiness.




by Maxwell Maltz


How would you describe your personality? Are you frequently angry, well-organized, or do you struggle with math? Do you think this way of believing about yourself came from within, or from a judgemental boss or a group of friends that labeled you?

No matter who you are, you believe certain things about yourself. Even at this very moment, you are telling yourself a story about your nature. Sometimes that narrative is good, and sometimes it's bad. Often, we tend to feel that we are the villain of our own story. Unfortunately, this type of automatic thinking can lead to many negative consequences. The way we see ourselves can either pull us down or lift us up - the choice is ours.

Maxwell Maltz's 1960 book Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life is a great book to help anyone learn how to pull themselves out of a negative story.

Favorite quote

If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy - period! Not happy 'because of.'

- Maxwell Maltz

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