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Maxwell Maltz

Maxwell Maltz

American surgeon and author

Alive from: 1899-1975

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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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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    Begin to imagine what the desirable outcome would be like. Go over these mental pictures and delineate details and refinements. Play them over and over to yourself.
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    Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
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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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    Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced.
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    It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.
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    Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
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    Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
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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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    One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.
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    Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.
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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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    People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to ''look forward to'' - to work for and hope for.
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    Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always needed for changing personality.
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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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