A classic Black pair of Converse All Stars resting on the Black & White Ed. Shoebox (1998-2002)

Original uploader was Hadley1978
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Maxwell Maltz, in his book Psycho-Cybernetics, makes a claim that “if you can remember, worry, or tie your shoe, you can succeed.

This claim is made while explaining the idea of being able to take on a new self image.

He goes on to state that

Acting out new action patterns is no more difficult than ‘deciding’ then following through on tying your shoes in a new and different manner each morning, instead of continuing to tie them in your ‘old habitual way,’ without thought or decision.

Well how hard can it be to tie your shoes in a different way?

Isn’t there just one way to tie your shoes?

While pondering these questions, I found a 3 minute TED talk on how to tie your shoes.

Give it a try for yourself. See if you can build the habit of tying your shoes differently.

Just think — if you can do that — you can change your life!

Please share your thoughts regarding How to Tie Your Shoes in the comments below.

all the best,


How to Tie Your Shoes — 2 Comments

  1. I’m partial to the bunny ears method myself, but I see his point. Building good habits and challengimg yourself can lead to a better self image. Once you succeed, you feel good about yourself, and it makes you want to keep trying new things.

    • thank you Kinya

      never thought of giving a name to the style of tying a shoelace!

      so true about developing confidence by challenging ourselves to learn new and different things!

      all the best,

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