Self Help: An Endless Loop of Common Sense
“The only one who can truly keep you imprisoned is yourself.”
This post was inspired from my personal search to grow with the help of self help books. At first I had devoured any book I could get my hands on. In some ways I still do, but it then dawned upon me what I was doing. I was not taking action and just looking for a cure all that I would never find from reading all these self help books.
Self help is named because we need to help ourselves. However, I feel that most of us go on this endless loop of continued reading in hopes that a solution would present itself and solve all our problem. I know I was one of those suckers. In some ways I still am that sucker, but I have a better idea of what I need to do and the answer to that can be summed up in one word: “ACTION”.
Action is the vital key to helping ourselves. We take the first step of doing research by buying up these self help books, but we don’t take the second step and that is to take action to change our lives. If any action occurs it is usually where you would go out to your local book store and purchase another self help book. There is nothing wrong with reading these self help books, but essentially they are just books of common sense based upon the writer’s experience. So start taking actions that will change your life and end that endless loop of just reading in hopes of a miracle answer.
Now, before you decide to quite reading self help books altogether I want to say that there is nothing to keep reading. Different people have different experiences and it is this difference that can help shed light on a problem you may be facing in your life right now, but you still need to remember to take real action. I know that is something I need to work on and I feel safe to say that that is probably true for many of us. Now stop reading and start taking action. 🙂
“Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing as things as they ought to be.”
~Harriet Beecher Stowe