The greatest adventure in our lives is to learn the art of being happy. Happiness, like worry, is a habit, just as tying a shoelace or brushing our teeth becomes a habit. And, as you'll learn in this audiobook, it takes only five minutes a day to install happiness as a lifelong habit. Once the happiness habit is developed, it becomes a permanent part of your personality - requiring little or no effort on your part.
You'll learn that tensions are at a minimum when we are happy. We cannot eliminate tensions altogether, yet wherever possible we must stand up to these tensions and stresses to develop our mental and spiritual muscles, just as in a game an athlete shows his abilities best under stress. In this program, you'll learn that we have a built-in success mechanism and a built-in failure mechanism, and it is up to us to utilize the success mechanism in order to maximize happiness. And you'll learn that to be happy, we must learn that we have another image besides the external one we see in the mirror. We have an inner self-image that is the result of what we are and what we think we are...and this image we create depending on what aspects of the success or failure mechanisms we use. This in turn gives clothing to our personality.
Getting the happiness habit means that we can use our imagination properly. Getting the happiness habit means that we become our own plastic surgeon and, without the use of a magic scalpel, perform magic on our self-image, constructing a self-image we can live with by removing the scar on it through understanding - an inner scar we put there with our own mental and spiritual bands because we didn't understand.
In Five Minutes to Happiness, you'll spend five minutes each day to reinforce these key ideas and to pave the way to a joyous life adventure.
©1967, 2016 Maxwell Maltz, MD (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC
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"Another Classic By Dr. Maltz"
Maxwell Maltz M.D., a plastic surgeon, was the inventor of the concept of the self-image. His book Psycho-Cybernetics, first published in 1960, was an instant best-seller. It has since gone on to sell over 30 million copies. It continues to sell thousands of copies a year by word of mouth alone, without any advertising or promotion, as far as I know.
I thought I had just about all of his out-of-print books, but this one somehow got under my radar. So it's like finding an entirely brand new book by him. It's a short re-cap of his major ideas, but there's also just a little bit more about him personally, which I especially appreciated.
The clear and expressive narration is by Matt Furey, who is president of The Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, an organization founded to perpetuate Dr. Maltz's work.
Kudos to Gildan Media, Matt Furey, and Audible for making this available. I hope they continue to release more audio versions of Dr. Maltz's exceptional work. He was a self-help genius, in my view.
There are a couple of updated versions of Dr. Maltz's original book available. Now, how about an unabridged audio version of THE ORIGINAL Psycho-Cybernetics? The time has come!
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