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.

β€” Maxwell Maltz

The most spectacular Maxwell Maltz quotes that are proven to give you inner joy

To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.

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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.

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Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.

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Maxwell Maltz quote If you make friends with yourself you wi

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

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Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible.

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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.

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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.

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Maxwell Maltz quote If you make friends with yourself you wi

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

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We, whoever we are, must have a daily goal in our lives, no matter how small or great, to make that day mean something.

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Successful people are able to rise above crises by relaxing no matter what the external situation. Their belief in themselves, the strength of their self-image is impenetrable armor, which protects them against shattering events.

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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.

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Maxwell Maltz quote If you make friends with yourself, you w

If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.

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A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment.

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Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively.

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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.

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About Maxwell Maltz

Quotes 119 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

The biggest secret of self-esteem is this: Begin to appreciate other people more; show respect for any human being merely because he is a child of God and therefore a thing of value.

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The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior.

Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

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

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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.

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

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The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.

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If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

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Our self image and our habits tend to go together.

Change one and you will automatically change the other.

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

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Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.

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Live in the present. The past is gone; the future is unknown - but the present is real, and your opportunities are now.

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Times will change for the better when you change.

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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.

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Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a β€˜real’ experience.

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

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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.

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It is the job of conscious rational thought to decide what you want, select the goals you wish to achieve-and concentrate upon these rather than upon what you do not want. To spend time and effort concentrating upon what you do not want is not rational.

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A step in the wrong direction is better than staying on the spot all our life.

Once you're moving forward you can correct your course as you go. Your automatic guidance system cannot guide you when you're standing still.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut.

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

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An idea accepted as true from any source can be every bit as powerful as hypnosis.

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

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Failure feelings - fear, anxiety, lack of self-confidence - do not spring from some heavenly oracle. They are not written in the stars. They are not holy gospel. Nor are they intimations of a set and decided fate which means that failure is decreed and decided. They originate from your own mind.

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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.

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Worry is one of the most destructive scourges of mankind.

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

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When you believe you can... you can!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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The greatest miracle you can hope for is self-acceptance.

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True success and true happiness not only go together but each other enhances the other.

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