1) Self-help books don’t all say the same thing. In spite of some very popular and persistent myths, usually espoused by people who don’t regularly study psychology and personal development, there is an immense variety of authors, styles, philosophies, and approaches on almost every issue imaginable. You don’t have to like Joel Osteen. You don’t need to be a Tony Robbins fan. It doesn’t matter if you’re unmoved by Suze Orman. For every thinker you dislike, there are 10 thinkers who are absolutely nothing like them.
2) Self-help books really can help turn your life around if you study the material, think critically about the ideas, and practice implementing the tools in your daily life.
Books are among the most valuable assets we have.
However strange or eccentric your life challenges seem to be, the odds are great that there are at least a dozen books covering that topic.
You probably wont find any quick and easy formulas for dealing with real life, but you’ll find plenty of anecdotes, biographies, proverbs, suggestions, and helpful hints that will make it much easier to put together the pieces of your own puzzle.
What I’m trying to say is this:
Whatever becomes of your life, in the end, it’s all on you.
If you’re going to suffer because of a lack of insight, don’t suffer because of the opinion of some cynic who thinks anything having to do with inspiration and motivation is just a bunch of fluff.
Form your own opinion. Look into things for yourself.
This world is filled with millions of people who claim to have valuable ideas that will make your life easier.
If only 1% of them are right, then you and I are swimming in a virtual sea of information.
Why not dive into that sea for yourself?
If you come to the conclusion that everybody’s repeating the same old irrelevant fluff, please make sure it’s because you’ve done real, rigorous research.
Isn’t your life worth the effort?