This Is The Unedited Truth About Self-Help Content (And Why You May Not Be Seeing Results)

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Dreams are manifested into reality in two words: Taking Action.

The person who you are today is whole. The person who you are today has a strong vision for herself. The person who you are today learns not in theory but in reality which is The Process. The person who you are today is growing for her own self.

Life is not simply full of learning materials but rather full of learning experiences if you have the guts to take action. The reason you may have been consuming so much self-help information by watching YouTube video after YouTube video. Scrolling through Instagram, Facebook. or Twitter looking at motivational quote after motivational quote. Reading through new information after new information is simply because you’re interested in becoming a better version of yourself and there’s nothing fundamentally wrong about wanting to achieve a life filled with excellence. There’s nothing wrong with buying self-help books or enrolling in online courses from motivational gurus. I’m just saying that there needs to be a limit to the time you spend learning new content after new content.

Self-help is good, there’s no doubt about that but always keep in mind that consuming self-help without taking the right action is simply mental masturbation.

I think there may be people out there who are thinking that knowledge is power, but I have an unpopular opinion which is this: Applied knowledge is power.

The more you take action, the more it gets natural. Your passion simply becomes your passion. It becomes gorgeous and fun. Sometimes action will feel like work, and that’s okay. Welcome to the human experience. The resistance you feel to get out of bed, answer an important email, or make some calls is natural and simply okay because it gives you the opportunity to beat that resistance that will make the courage that’s already inside you bloom.

You’re a flower, and too much rain will kill you. So take care of your mental health by being mindful of the amounts of information you feed your brain on a daily basis by creating a healthy balance between taking information and taking action, and that takes perseverance.

You just need a few books, a few videos, and a few words of wisdom to truly grow as you walk through the fields of massive actions and the sun, the birds, and the clouds will be beautiful there. So start.

Start with the wisdom that you already have within you. Take knowledge in 10-30% percent of your day and then apply it 70-90% of your day. Then get the results. Then see what actions make those results consistent. And if you’re kind enough, brave enough and human enough—share those results with the world. TC mark

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