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

We must have the 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

You must have courage to bet on your ideals, to take calculated risk, and act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.

Maxwell Maltz

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.

Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.

Maxwell Maltz

Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.

Maxwell Maltz

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

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

Maxwell Maltz

Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.

Maxwell Maltz

People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to to work for and hope for.

Maxwell Maltz

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.

Maxwell Maltz

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on.

Maxwell Maltz

It’s no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Maxwell Maltz

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

The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success.

Maxwell Maltz