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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Quotes from Dr Maxwell Maltz’s The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology

 

 


 

“The self-image can be changed. One is never too young, nor too old to change his self-image and start a new, more productive, more creative life.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Positive thinking can be used as a kind of crutch for the same old self-image – but it will not be really effective. For how can one think positively about someone situation if one carries with him a negative opinion about his very self?” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“All our scars cannot be seen, that some are worse than physical scars, that they are deep inside of us, and infinitely painful.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“People’s image of themselves – good, bad or neutral – depend on past success and failures. This concept of one’s own worth is so important, so much deeper and more meaningful than a mirror. People carry this self-image into present activities and into plans for the future too. If one’s self-image is nourished on past success, it will be pleasant.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“The most important explanation which faces mankind – and you, personally – today is not the explanation of outer space but the exploration of inner space. It can change whole civilizations – and it can improve your life through the most rewarding adventure of your whole existence.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“People’s actions always depend on what they think is true about themselves and their environment. This is fundamental; it is the way we are built. We act as if our concepts are valid, no matter how misguided they are.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Too many people force themselves to do things because they feel others expect it of them.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Your troubles can often seem overwhelming – worse than other people’s – to you.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“When you think more of yourself, as you should, you will take the trouble to dress as if you thought you were worth it.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Success doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes winning in life takes a lot of good, old-fashioned courage.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“If anyone should be your friend, it should be you! If you don’t like yourself, who will?” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“You are unique; this is an obvious truth. You should see this fact as a positive life force, not as a fact to substantiate a feeling that you’re inferior.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Inferiority and superiority are merely opposite sides of the same coin – and the cure lives in simply understanding that the coin itself is counterfeit.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“If we picture ourselves functioning in specific situations, it is nearly the same as the actual performance. Mental practice helps one to perform better in real life.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“Charity begins at home. You can’t be compassionate to others at the same time that you’re cruel to yourself. If you are, your compassion will not be completely genuine; you will feel envious when you are giving something to others that you cannot give yourself.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“People like to be entertained, dislike being forced to respond. If you look on your actions with kindness, you will be able to express yourself freely.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“If you bury feelings deep inside you, you cannot have an accurate self-image, because you cannot possibly know what you’re really like. You can only know what you’re pretending to be.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“If you feel that you must conceal your real personality from a friend, then one of you is not a good friend.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

“If you feel you have the right to be happy, you will not let misfortunes defeat you. You will fight your way through defeats until your life is brighter. You will readjust your aim, realign you compass, set the ship once again on course, and sight future victories.” ~~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz (Book: The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology)

 

 

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