Cybernetics (loosely translated from the Greek): “a helmsman who steers his ship to port”. Psycho-cybernetics is a term coined by Dr. Maxwell Maltz that means “steering your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world: peace of mind”. Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz’s landmark best seller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original text has been annotated and amplified to make Maltz’s message even more relevant for the contemporary audience.
“Before the mind can work efficiently, we must develop our perception of the outcomes we expect to reach. Maxwell Maltz calls this Psycho-Cybernetics; when the mind has a defined target it can focus and direct and refocus and redirect until it reaches its intended goal.” (Tony Robbins, from Unlimited Power)
Maltz was the first researcher and author to explain how the self-image (a term he popularized) has complete control over an individual’s ability to achieve (or failure to achieve) any goal. And he developed techniques for improving and managing self-image – visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation – that have informed and inspired countless motivational gurus, sports psychologists, and self-help practitioners for more than 50 years.
The teachings of psycho-cybernetics are timeless because they are based on solid science and provide a prescription for thinking and acting that lead to quantifiable results.