Have you ever wondered why self-help books doesn’t
Most everyone has read these kind of books at one time
Personally, I have lost count of how many I have read over the years!
I never read fiction, I guess because I was always looking to change or
improve something and I knew fiction was not going to help me.
Whenever I go to the library or Barnes and Noble it seems one
of the most popular sections is self-help.
Because life is full of problems and people are looking
for answers and help.
Especially now with all the negative talk about inflation, depression and recession!
That kind of talk really triggers people’s poverty consciousness!
So, they start thinking the answer is in a book.
“How to Make More Money” for instance.
The mentality is, ‘read this book and things will change.’
But the truth is, people read book after book and nothing changes.
NOT even a little!
And I speak from experience.
I had the same mentality.
I can’t even begin to tell you ALL the books I thought would change ME.
No book changes you. YOU change you!
The reason just reading self-help books doesn’t help is because people
read without thinking.
Just reading doesn’t develop you mentally. It’s when you think and
contemplate about what you read and then apply it, is when you
As one of my mentors, Joe Schroeder says, “Life teaches you how
to think and proper thinking teaches you how to live.”
However, thinking is the hardest and most exhausting thing.
I’ve even heard people say that it hurts their brain to think.
Most people won’t train their self to think and will even find
everything in the world to keep them from thinking, like
TV, computer games, reading novels, etc.
Anything to keep from being alone with their thoughts.
If you can train yourself to hold certain thoughts of your ideals
and goals in your mind that are not realized yet, until they manifest,
you will be ‘super successful.’
I have heard it said that only 2% of people actually think,
3% think they think, and the other 95% would rather die than think.
Don’t let yourself be one of the 95%.
If you REFUSE to think, you will be employed by one of the people
who DO think.
So if you are not a reader, I encourage you to start. If you are a reader,
stop and think about what you are reading and how to apply it. Then
take the action!
Keep your highest self in mind despite being told all the negative
And then go a step further and join a group of people that celebrate
you instead of just tolerating you.
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