Most people scoff at self-help and personal growth books. They make fun of them. Most people go through the day hoping nothing will be much different than yesterday. Especially inside themselves! They aren’t out to grow or stretch or learn (all the same thing), they are out to chill and maintain.
The problem with that popular approach (used by eight people out of ten) is that there is no true maintaining. If you are not going forward, you are going backward. Without learning to grow, you are slipping back down a slippery slope to powerlessness. You see these old powerless people everywhere. They never knew it was GROW or GO, they thought they could just maintain. Look at them now.
Know how to learn. Learn how to expand what you can do. Learn how to get stronger and bolder. Lose face. Suffer humiliation, because that’s where true strength grows from. Try something new.
“Every act of conscious learning,” noted professor of psychiatry Dr. Thomas Szasz, “requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.”
Comments from Jesse:
Self-help and personal growth has every bit as much to do with your personal health as any other area of your life. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard from people who’ve flat out given up on getting out of pain simply because they’ve believed the lie that there’s nothing left to try.
Let me let you in on a little secret: doctors aren’t always right.
Every day I get letters from people around the world who were told there was no hope left for them to get rid of their back pain… neck pain… sciatica… you name it. And yet they defied the “experts” and got better.
Why? Simply because they were willing to try something new.
If you’re willing to try something new, I guarantee there is hope for you, too. You’ll find help for overcoming back pain — without drugs or surgery — in my book, The 7-Day Back Pain Cure.
All you need to do is read it and be willing to try something new…
“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”
– Author Unknown
Written By: Updated: February 17,2011