I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, many things go into being successful. Self-image is at the top of that list. You may have heard of the best-selling book, Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz. Today’s field of psychology considers the book to be one of the most important ever written. It’s a refreshing look at self-image and how you can change your life by reprogramming the mechanisms in your brain that control your behavior and thoughts. This change is vital in regards to how your self-image determines your success.
Maltz theory is that there is a vivid distinction between the brain and the mind. The brain being the machine that causes you to function. The mind being a life force that compels you to use your brain and body to achieve goals and rise to success. Cybernetic is taken from the Greek word for steersman. Today, the term is usually used to refer to how machines and animals control and communicate. For example, a computer is a sophisticated machine that organizes itself to perform a function. Maltz maintains that you can’t reduce yourself to a machine because you have the ability to know yourself and what makes you tick.
Self-esteem and Self-criticism
It’s a fact that those with low self-esteem rarely rise to the top rungs of success. Unless you recognize when you’re being overly critical with your thinking process, the low self-esteem image will keep plaguing you throughout your life. This image will also keep you from your chances of success. Understanding the development of your low self-esteem will help you figure out how to rid yourself of the negative thoughts and actions. As a result, you’ll feel more accepting of yourself.
Combating a lifetime of self-criticism isn’t easy. But with books such as Psycho-Cybernetics, other online resources, and counseling today, you can overcome low self-esteem by the method of alternative thoughts. Negative thoughts about yourself and your abilities are habits that are self-defeating. These thoughts need to be separated from who you really are. You can learn to replace them with a better and more uplifting image of yourself.
There are many methods that can help you with your quest to improve your self-image. One method doesn’t fit all. So take your time to look over the various ways that you can begin to enjoy a more vital self-image. You can also combine several methods to see which works best for you. It won’t happen overnight, like any bad habit. Self-defeating thoughts may be dealt with every moment of every day until the bad habit is replaced with a good one, and one that will improve your self-image.
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