“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
Small Bit of Large Painting – Acrylic on Canvas
Here’s another small peek at my2′ x 4′ work in progress. I’m going
to try to finish it over the weekend, if all goes well. Of course the
best laid plans are often spoiled with chores and such. he he
Dr. Maxwell Maltz created his self-improvement
phenomenon: ‘Psycho-Cybernetics’ at age 61, as the climax to an already
varied, colorful and exceptionally successful career.
For many years, Dr. Maltz had a flourishing practice as a
reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgeon, lectured internationally on
his medical specialty, and pursued a dual career as a prolific author.
He was inspired to move from treating “outer scars” to “inner scars”
after observing that so many patients’ unhappiness and insecurities were
not cured, as they and he had believed would occur when he gave them
the perfect new faces they desired. Dr. Maltz first wrote of this
discovery in his book “New Faces, New Futures.” In this groundbreaking
book, Dr. Maltz suggested that many people “see themselves”
inaccurately, their perceptions distorted by unchallenged and often
erroneous beliefs imbedded in the subconscious mind.
After a decade of counseling hundreds of patients, extensive research
of everything from German missile guidance technology (then more
advanced than our own) to hypnosis, and testing his evolving “success
conditioning techniques” on athletes an salespeople, he published his
findings, in 1960, in the original ‘Psycho-Cybernetics’ book. It was an
instant bestseller and made Dr. Maltz one of the most in-demand
motivational speakers throughout the 1960′s and the early 1970′s.
Dr. Maltz went on to amass a wealth of “case history” material,
seminars, workshops, radio broadcasts, over a dozen books all applying
‘Psycho-Cybernetics’ to different purposes, from business success to sex
life improvement. He also authored and had published “The Magic Powers
of the Self-Image”, “Five Minutes to Happiness”, “Live and Be Free
through Psycho-Cybernetics” and three novels.