Author: Maxwell Maltz
What is the main lesson you learned from this book? I learned that having struggles with self-esteem is more common that most people think. We all deal with feeling not good enough from time to time, and it’s important to be gentle with ourselves and others.
Did this book give you new ideas about yourself? It made me realize that we are all just a product of how much value we give ourselves. Opportunities present themselves to people who are confident and ready to take on a new challenge. If you have a poor opinion of yourself, you might not notice all the possibility around you.
What is one practical piece of advice from this book? It taught me that disasters don’t need a rehearsal. If you waste your time thinking about all the ways something can go wrong, it won’t make you stronger when it does. There’s no way to know what’s just around the corner, so you might as well be positive in your thoughts and hope for the best. Worrying doesn’t equal planning.
A quotation that stood out to me: “Anything that can be conceived, and believed, can be achieved.”