Self Improvement & Self Development!
When it comes to self improvement and self development, there’s three general areas.
Much like Goldilocks, two are too this or too that, but one is just right.
On the one side, you’ve got these ideas that there’s some kind of magic.
A magic set of words, a magic sound, a magic kind of idea. Once you “get it” then everything will be easy. No effort or risk required. Not even a lot of thinking. Just say the magic affirmation once or twice, and gold will show up in your pocket.
On the other side of the spectrum, are the skeptics. Before they even move a muscle, they need verifiable proof that it’s going to work.
They don’t like to hold any uncomfortable thoughts in their mind, let alone take any action. So at the first sign of trouble, they spit out that comfortable, “Yea, but is there any evidence? Is there any proof?”
Both sides are really the same. Just two different self deceptions to stay safe.
See, the ONLY WAY to get the really good stuff in life is to take action. And all action requires risk.
Nobody ever knows the future, not even five minutes into the future. That means that EVERY SINGLE ACTION you take will have a bit of uncertainty.
Hiding in your mind waiting for the perfect incantation, or waiting for verifiable proof to be published in all the scientific journals is just to protect the ego.
If you take action, and it doesn’t work out, it’s VERY PAINFUL to the ego.
After all, what will people say? What will people think? What about our reputation?
The harsh truth about life is you’ll never get anywhere playing it safe. You’ll never get anywhere without putting it on the line from time to time.
You’ll never get anywhere unless you spend some time thinking, learning, acting, and accepting the feedback. Some feedback will be great. Other feedback will be horrible. Both are invaluable.
Most people are too terrified to understand this.
Your life is a work in progress. It’s up to YOU and YOU ONLY (plus God) how it comes out. Nobody is going to give it to you.
Unlock your genius and accelerate your progress by doing what must be done. Moving forward in your life will always involve some risk. That’s okay as the blessings far exceed the difficulties.