Arnold Schwarzenegger’s raise to stardom started in a small village in Austria. when a skinny young teen created a self image of himself, in his mind’s eye, which he transformed into reality. In 1960, Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life Psycho-Cybernetics: A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life was first published and it might have been Schwarzenegger rule book to life. The book introduced Maltz’s views that a person must have an accurate and positive view of his or her self before setting goals; otherwise he or she will get stuck in a continuing pattern of limiting beliefs. His ideas focus on visualizing one’s goals and he believes that self-image is the cornerstone of all the changes that take place in a person. According to Maltz, if one’s self-image is unhealthy or faulty — all of his or her efforts will end in failure.
Maxwell Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which is a system of ideas that will improve one’s self-image. In turn, the person will lead a more successful and fulfilling life. He wrote several books, among which Psycho-Cybernetics (1960) is still a best bestseller. As of 2008 the book was one of 50 recommended in the book “50 Self-Help Classics”. This book has influenced many subsequent self-help teachers. His system of ideas that provide self help understanding is considered one of the greatest books of all time.
In 1923, Maltz graduated with a doctorate in medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The science of Cybernetics does not tell us that “man” is a machine but that man has and uses a machine. Moreover, it tells us how that machine functions and how it can be used.
”Creative striving for a goal that is important to you as a result of your own deep-felt needs, aspirations and talents (and not symbols which the “Joneses” expect you to display) brings happiness as well as success because you will be functioning as you were meant to function. Man is by nature a goal-striving being. And because man is “built that way” he is not happy unless he is functioning as he was made to function – as a goal-striver. Thus true success and true happiness not only go together but each enhances the other.”
Lacking self-identity, feeling insecure and existentially uncertain of their place in the world many people suffer low self-esteem, which is the single most important emotional gauge of future happiness, success, feelings of well being, confidence and positive assurances. Our self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment and determines what we become. Humans are built to conquer environments, solve problems and achieve goals. We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to surmount and goals to achieve.
I continued doing precisely what I knew I needed to do. In my mind, there was only one possibility for me and that was to go to the top, to be the best. Everything else was just a means to an end.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger
Action begins in the imagination. Maxwell Maltz, an American cosmetic surgeon, was one of the most important and renowned authors in the field of psychology. The personalities of many of his patients were remarkably transformed following surgery leading him to believe that self-image was the key to higher self-esteem and success and the key to our personality, behavior, and character. Change the image of self and you change the personality, human behavior and the results. His psychological methods and mental visualization techniques ‘psycho-cybernetics‘ proved extremely popular with highly successful individuals for attaining personal goals and became the basis for nearly every self-help book and motivational speaker.
Whatever your definition of happiness may be, you will experience happiness only as you experience more life. More living means among other things more accomplishment, the attainment of worthwhile goals, more love experienced and given, more health and enjoyment, more happiness for both yourself and others.
Psycho-cybernetics provides a path to a dynamic new self-image and self-esteem needed for achieving success and happiness. The mind is a powerful tool. The stronger and clearer our inner visions are the more likely we are to succeed. A positive inner attitude is essential to setting and achieving goals and when our expectations are high we are more likely to accomplish them. Happiness and high achievement are habits. So are failure and misery. How we visualize ourselves performing before engaging in an activity has a direct bearing on the net results. Olympic athletes and exceptional performers in every profession use these techniques to enhance their performance and assure positive outcomes.
Your mind does not know the difference in between something real and imagined
— Maxwell Maltz
Rogue strongly endorse psycho-cybernetics as a highly effective and straightforward method for increasing performance.
Tap into the power of your subconscious mind to:
- Improve your self image
- Learn to use your positive past
- Set and achieve worthwhile goals
- Develop compassion, self respect, and forgiveness
- Cultivate the power of rational thinking
- Discover the key to a happier, more successful life