Psycho-Cybernetics: The Book That Explains Your Whole Life

 In Book Review, Inner First Class

About a year and a half ago, a book was recommended to me that I kept on the back burner of my mind for a long time. Finally I decided to order and read it.

I waited too long. I wish I had read this book when I first heard about it. No, I wish I had read this book long before I ever heard about it!

By by page, I read in astonishment as the author systematically explained my entire life to me. Why did I get that outcome in this area of my life? Why can’t I seem to avoid this problem? Why do I have no problem doing this other thing that many people struggle with?

I got all the answers in Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz. In this book you learn about the autopilot system in your brain called the self-image. “Psycho” refers to the mind and “cybernetics” refers to the automatic control mechanism that is usually used to describe the processes in machines (think autopilot). Dr. Maltz explains how this image is created, how it impacts every single area of your life, and finally how to go about changing it. Once you learn how to do that, your personal aircraft lands where YOU want it to, and not just wherever it is programmed to land.

How Important Is Self-Image?

The self-image is all controlling, from how you speak and act to how much money you make to your success in relationships. I feel that understanding this topic is absolutely essential in creating a First Class life. If you don’t have a First Class self-image, you will not see the kind of results you desire.

When you shift your self-image to be the one closer to the kind of person and life you want to be and have, it begins to happen automatically, almost like magic. And it is like magic if you do not understand the power of the subconscious self-image. But you will understand it once you read this book and begin to implement it’s incredible guidance.

Dr. Maltz uses many real-life examples from his career in cosmetic surgery to help illustrate his points. The stories are fascinating, but their implications are life-changing. People who have implemented these principles have seen dramatic improvements in their lives. Their exponential gains cannot be explained other than by taking control of their autopilot, re-programming it, and unleashing its power.

Your Self-Image Functions On Its Own

The most interesting thing to me is that this autopilot system of self-image works effortlessly. No matter how it is programmed – either for success, limited success, or outright failure, it works on its own without any conscious effort on our part. That means that once we adjust the programming, we don’t have to keep thinking about it. We don’t have to work harder. Our autopilot system tweaks our thoughts, words and actions in the direction of the level of success our self-image is set for. We do not have to input the coordinates every time.

It works, and it works all the time, every time whether we realize it or not. I have seen my self-image in action, now that I am aware of it. Now I’m able to become an observer in my own life. If I see an area of my life where I am not getting the results I want, I know it’s time for a course correction via my self-image.

I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. It has explained my life, and it has and is continuing to change it. I hope that you will learn the power self-image as explained in Psycho-Cybernetics, and take back control of your autopilot system.

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