Performance Improvement Ideas

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.*

"Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz."

October 16, 2009 reviewed by Mike Strawbridge


My copy of psycho cybernetics is dated 1960. That is the year I was born. While his book may not be new by internet standards it is not really old either as most of the "old" books I read are from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

In this book Dr Maltz takes a very straightforward and logic approach to describing what to most people is a spiritual and emotional process that of improving ones life and manifesting ones desires.

He compares the human brain to a guided missile. Once the missile is set on a target, it follows through to its goal. It may weave to the left or right along it path, but it keeps correcting it s path until it reaches it ultimate goal.

In our lives we may focus on many things but if we truly want to achieve our desires, we must program our brains with a target and let it control our path.

He suggests that if we simply relax and let our minds work for us then we will reach our goals through or built in auto pilot mechanism. We may seem to deviate form our course form time to time but eventually we will get there if we allow these automatic functions to run their course.

I found the book much more difficult to read than some others on the subject because the ideas are presented in a very scientific and logical manner. I found engaging the logical side of my brain to ponder such emotional concepts difficult to do for any length of time. I had to read the book in short spurts. No more than one chapter a day.

I was very glad I made the effort to read it however and I use it as a reference tool often. I carry it in the center console of my Jeep and I open it and read a few paragraphs whenever I find myself waiting for something.

Weather your are just beginning your studies of manifesting your thoughts or you have read all there is , this book is a must read to understand the workings of the human mind. Learn to logical side of your built in success mechanism.

Mike Strawbridge October 16, 2009