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    What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live - with your self-respect alive and growing.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    We age not by years but by events and our emotional reactions to them.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: age  emotional  year 
     
    Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: men  mistakes  afraid 
     
    He must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But after he has defined the problem sees in his imagination the desired end result secured all the information and facts that he can then additional struggling fretting and worrying over it does not help but seems to hinder the solution.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    It is common knowledge among psychologists that most of us underrate ourselves, short-change ourselves, sell ourselves short. Actually, there is no such thing as a superiority complex. People who seem to have one are actually suffering from feelings of inferiority; their "superior" self is a fiction, a coverup, to hide from themselves and others their deep-down feelings of inferiority and insecurity.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: friends  alone 
     
    You make mistakes, mistakes don't make you
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: mistakes 
     
    To think, when one is no longer young, when one is not yet old, that one is no longer young, that one is not yet old, that is perhaps something.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: young 
     
    Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    Do not say to yourself, 'I am going to act this way tomorrow.' Just say to yourself - 'I am going to imagine myself acting this way NOW - for 30 minutes - today.'
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: imagine  tomorrow 
     
    Self-discipline is the golden key; without it, you cannot be happy.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    The greatest miracle you can hope for is self-acceptance.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: miracle  hope 
     
    Happiness isn't something that happens to you. It is what you yourself do and determine upon.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: happiness 
     
    We simply must get it through our heads that holding a low opinion of ourselves is not a virtue, but a vice.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: virtue  opinion 
     
    Happiness is simply a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    Conscious effort inhibits and "jams' the automatic creative mechanism.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    The un-happiest of mortals is that man who insists upon reliving the past, over and over in imagination - continually criticizing himself for past mistakes - continually condemning himself for past sins.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: men  past  mistakes  sin  imagination 
     
    Within you, whoever you may be, regardless of how big a failure you may think yourself to be, is the ability and the power to do whatever you need to do to be happy and successful.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    This Creative Mechanism within you is impersonal. It will work automatically and impersonally to achieve goals of success and happiness, or unhappiness and failure, depending upon the goals which you yourself set for it. Present it with success goals and it functions as a Success Mechanism. Present it with negative goals, and it operates just as impersonally, and just as faithfully as a Failure Mechanism.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    Your automatic creative mechanism is teleological. That is, it operates in terms of goals and end results. Once you give it a definite goal to achieve, you can depend upon its automatic guidance system to take you to that goal much better than "you" ever could by conscious thought. "You" supply the goal by thinking in terms of end results. Your automatic mechanism then supplies the means whereby.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: self 
     
    Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: men  balance 
     
    The biggest secret of self-esteem is this: Begin to appreciate other people more; show respect for any human being merely because he is a child of God and therefore a thing of value.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: live  world 
     
    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.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: work  goal  imagination  fail 
     
    Take the trouble to stop and think of the other person's feelings, his viewpoints, his desires and needs. Think more of what the other fellow wants, and how he must feel.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: desires 
     
    The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognise your own worth.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: worth 
     
    We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    Successful people are able to rise above crises by relaxing no matter what the external situation. Their belief in themselves, the strength of their self-image is impenetrable armor, which protects them against shattering events.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    We, whoever we are, must have a daily goal in our lives, no matter how small or great, to make that day mean something.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: live  goal 
     
    To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    It takes 21 days to develop a habit.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative "success mechanism" within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by conscious effort or "willpower.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: conscious  job  mind  creative 
     
    Your nervous system can't tell real failure from imagined failure.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: failure  real 
     
    Worry is one of the most destructive scourges of mankind.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: mankind  worries 
     
    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.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    This is where you will win the battle - in the playhouse of your mind.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    tags: battle  mind 
     
    Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
    — Maxwell Maltz
    If you wait until circumstances justify your thinking pleasant thoughts, you are likely to wait forever.
    — Maxwell Maltz
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    maxwell maltz
    Birth    : March 10, 1899
    Death  : April 7, 1975
    Occupation  : Author