Having read Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, a number of times, as well as Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins (also a number of times) I still find there is a lack of success in my life that appears attainable after starting the books. After reading these, and other, self help books I find the first few chapters to be extremely positive and am ready to begin a new way of life.
By the time the end of the book approaches the fire has not only died down, it is all but pissed on and without a flame. So why is it, that these books which hold so much promise at the beginning wither and die by the end? Yet, some people are being helped by the writings and even achieve all they set out to do. Am I an idiot?
As near as I can come to an answer is that my mind is too full of crap to grasp the concept of success. And therein lies the problem. Success aught to be a reality, not just a concept. So finding the right material to clear my mind has been the next goal.
More next time.
There are crazy statistics about the self development industry not helping 98% of the people who reach out and buy the products hoping for a different life. I have to admit to being part of that rate of failure. Yet, every time I have shelled out money there has been some seed of an idea that was useful. The problem is, of course, it never lasts or gets forgotten.
My quest is to find lasting change and make a success of whatever I choose to do in life. The journey will hopefully encourage others to get the best out of themselves also. Right now, I have found two extremely helpful books and methods that are giving results. Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’ and Andy Shaw’s ‘A Bug Free Mind’. I have read both books and continue to read them on an ongoing basis.
Already I see changes that would have come in handy a decade, or two, ago. Just writing this blog is a giant step forward that has propelled me towards a future of openness, love and, something I have in abundance anyway, honesty.
More on the books next time.
I have to admit to loving self-help books. I shall use this blog to share my thoughts and feelings about the many books being devoured. My goal is to help others sift through the good and bad (and there are bad) books.
In my experience, many of the popular non-fiction books and authors, while starting out optimistically end up being duds. I hope to give anyone willing to listen the benefit of my humble advice.
Self discovery is beneficial for those willing to open up and grow. If I can steer one person in the right direction, I shall consider this blog a success.