Maltz goes on to say that all our actions, feelings, behavior - even our abilities - are always consistent with this self-image.
As such it becomes very important to change your self-image if that image is one of a limiting character of some sort.
You can change your self-image with the power of thought using affirmations and subliminal messages.
Our built-in beliefs are powerful. They are powerful in the sense
that they dictate our ability to reach our goals, but in fact they are
nothing more than specific neural patterns in your brain. They are
thoughts that are so ingrained they have become automatic.
They are not
there because they are "the truth", they have simply been handed down
from generation to generation. They are there because someone "put them" there.
This is not about faith or religion - it´s about your beliefs -
your habits of thought, opinion and attitude about the world around you,
and especially your beliefs about you, about your life and your
prospects for financial fulfillments.
By the time you are seventeen years old, you have heard "No, you
can't" an average of 150,000 times. You've heard "Yes, you can" about
5,000 times. That is thirty nos for every yes. That makes a POWERFUL
belief of "I can't".
95-99 % of all our behavior is automatic
These beliefs are thousands of times stronger than a conscious wish or desire. If you desire something like a new house or getting a new job it will
not happen if your beliefs are "I can't". The beliefs win every time.
Because it´s your habit of thought ( your beliefs), not your desires, that run your actions.
This is one of the greatest discoveries of the past decade of
neurological research. As much as 95-99 % of all our behavior is automatic. This is why we set goals, but don't reach them. Setting them is a function of the conscious mind. Reaching them is a function of the non-conscious mind - the belifs.