Psycho-Cybernetics tagged posts

Are You the Success-Type Personality?

June 27, 2013 Mental balance

successOne of the things Dr. Maxwell Maltz deals with in his book Psycho-Cybernetics is success. When we feel down we should stop and take a close look at ourselves. Here’s a short checkup list that might be leading us towards success or the opposite direction, if we lack some of these personality traits. Dr. Maltz presents the ingredients of a success-type personality as 7 words which compose the very word SUCCESS:

Sense of direction – Our life is balanced as long as we have a goal to reach. Otherwise, we feel unhappy and aimless, without a clue about what we really want or what success means to us. Dr Maltz compares this with a bicycle which maintains poise and equilibrium provided it is heading forward.

Understanding – Understanding depends on good communication, which is vital for the funct...

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Happiness in “Psycho-Cybernetics”

March 3, 2013 Mental balance

happinessI’m not a big fan of self-help books, many of them have as only purpose becoming a best-seller. They are often made of empty words with no practical advice that could lead to a real change in the reader’s life. But I enjoyed dr. Maltz’ Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living out of Life very much, as I considered it is based on logical arguments that can really help us understand things better and make improvements.

He starts his chapter about happiness with a quote from dr. John A. Schindler: happiness is “A state of mind in which our think is pleasant, a good share of the time”. Later on, he argues that happiness is native to the human mind...

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