How could I feel like a winner now? Lecky believed, however, that if you could change the student’s self-conception, which underlies this viewpoint, his attitude toward the subject would change accordingly. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. That book told of the amazing changes that often occur quite suddenly and dramatically in a person’s personality when you change his face. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017. In the short term, I built a successful personal fitness business. The Self Image-Your Key to a Better Life 2. We will take a look at an amazing experiment in which two prominent psychologists arranged things so that neurotics could experience “normally,” and thereby cured them! And there are a few religious references that put some readers off, but they weren't intrusive to my reading. During the past decade a revolution has been quietly going on in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and medicine. The list of achievements, accomplishments and victories that I can recall is quite long. He knows only too well how hard he has tried and failed. But what about the exceptions who didn’t change? In turn, the person would lead a more successful and fulfilling life. This book really stresses the importance of focusing on your self-image, which is something I've found many of the other works glossed over or lacked. I had this book for very long time but didn't have any plans to read it however recently a CEO I follow recommended and I was if this guy is saying it's a must read, let me take it out of the shelf and give it a go. One of the earliest and most convincing experiments along this line was conducted by the late Prescott Lecky, one of the pioneers in self-image psychology. In addition to the bestselling Psycho-Cybernetics, he wrote an autobiography, numerous self-help books, a novel and a play. Easy read, and full of excellent examples. He began to lose confidence in himself. You will digest the information in this book better if you do your own analysis and summaries of the chapters. My happiest times. Looking for books by Maxwell Maltz? Do-It-Yourself Tranquilizers That Bring Peace of Mind, 13. Okay, so that’s what I did. This book is a cornerstone of the self-help genre and is chock-full of big ideas that can empower you to create a happier, more successful life. Tell the schoolboy that he only “thinks” he cannot master algebra, and he will doubt your sanity. Read 18 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. But a physicist had an answer. For example, there is today irrefutable clinical evidence in the fields of individual psychology, psychosomatic medicine, and industrial psychology that there are “success-type personalities” and “failure-type personalities,” “happiness-prone personalities” and “unhappiness-prone personalities,” “health-prone personalities” and “disease-prone personalities.” Self-image psychology throws new light on these, and many other observable facts of life. The fundamentals is this, we have a self image we grow with from our childhood and it takes form through life. Creative Living For Today by Maxwell Maltz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Psycho Cybernetics utilizes a mechanical perspective of your brain and bodys activity to create a new system of thinking and behaving. Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz: Books. Its insane the amount of information that can transform one's life. You can also clearly determine the distinction between who you used to be, before you read the book, and who you are now. I'm not even done reading and I have already begun to change my self-image for the better. Lecky was a schoolteacher and had an opportunity to test his theory on thousands of students. Looking for books by Maxwell Maltz? I was carrying these feelings of failure in my bones, and into my business and everything I did. As a self- help reader for more than ten years, searching for something I could not name and aiming to improve the struggle and joylessness I found pervasive in my life, I finally stumbled upon this book. They, like the millions of others who have been introduced to Psycho-Cybernetics, have made their lives great in the now—and for the future. And soon I began to see exactly why I felt like a failure and how this poor “self-image” was indeed holding me back in my business. You can acquire information from reading a book. He alters the man’s inner self. The person who conceives himself to be a victim of injustice, one “who was meant to suffer,” will invariably find circumstances to verify his opinions. But it is there, complete down to the last detail. I myself take no credit for the breakthrough, other than the recognition of it. Find books See all books authored by Maxwell Maltz, including Psycho-Cybernetics. A salesman who had lost his touch and his faith in himself became a model of self-confidence. Insofar as function is concerned, the brain and nervous system constitute a marvelous and complex “goal-striving mechanism,” a sort of built-in automatic guidance system that works for you as a “success mechanism,” or against you as a “failure mechanism,” depending on how “YOU,” the operator, operate it and the goals you set for it. I've come across and read a lot from people like Jack Canfield, Joel Osteen, Law of Attraction - Teachings of Abraham, etc. I very rarely read a book more than once but this one is worth reading over and over if necessary. It defines what you can and cannot do. Maxwell Maltz eBooks. Terribly afraid to express himself in any way, it was no wonder he became known as a moron. Moreover, it tells us how that machine functions and how it can be used. In most cases a person who had a conspicuously ugly face, or some “freakish” feature, corrected by surgery, experienced an almost immediate (usually within 21 days) rise in self-esteem, self-confidence. But to ‘experience’ you must creatively respond to information.” He goes on to advise readers to continue to practice the techniques in the book and reserve judgment for at least 21 days—the amount of time that, in fact, research now confirms it takes to effect change. (“Positive thinking” does indeed “work” when it is consistent with the individual’s self-image. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In short, you will “act like” the sort of person you conceive yourself to be. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. No ethical plastic surgeon would even consider operating on these people, but unfortunately the quacks, or so-called beauty doctors whom no medical association will admit to membership, have no such qualms. After reliving and reexperiencing myself at my best, I was able to flip a switch and use my imagination in the same way I used my memory. Matt FureyPresident of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation Inc. * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. 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