Personal Development changed my life.
It took me from a very dark place in my life into the light and created all the success I have today.
Personal development is not a magic pill, and nobody will ever be perfect but its one of the most powerful tools to transform your reality into whatever you want it to be.
Personal development can also be useless if you are just a consumer of personal development products and not someone that actually take the knowledge, apply it and make it part of your life.
Sure, you are going to learn stuff that is not going to work for you.
Like any field, personal development has a lot of garbage in it, so find the good and throw away the bad.
There might even be good stuff, but it just doesn't work for you.So then keep what works and let the other stuff go.
Today we live in a knowledge economy.
If you know a lot of things, you will have an advantage.
The less you know, the more you will be swept away by the tide.
But its also easy to get overwhelmed by the vast amount of books, online courses, coaching, consulting and other resources that is available today.
I know how it feels to have 50 books on your bookshelf waiting to be read.
It can feel like a lot of work and get overwhelming.
That's why it's better to simplify the process by getting 20 foundational books that you make your priority and really master the information.
After that, you can build on that foundation.
But get a list of 20 books, read them one after another and make sure you absorb the knowledge.
Make notes and internalize what you read.
Build a strong foundation for yourself, and you will find that your reality changes very quickly.
Make sure you choose wisely when you make your list of books.
Books are powerful tools to change yourself and the world.
Books are filled with ideas.
Ideas are the seeds for everything that you see around you right now wherever you are.
The buildings, cars, smartphones, clothes, businesses were all ideas first in someone's mind, and then that person turned it into reality.
In my life books helped me shape myself into the type of person that I wanted to become.
Books gave me insights, taught me lessons, helped me understand the world, and pushed me into taking action.
Books have the power to transform everything.
That is why in history some books were even banned and were labeled as “dangerous”.
Your personal enlightenment is important.
Don't fall into the trap of false modesty.
Years ago before I woke up from my dream world, I was guilty of false modesty.
I would always reject reading books or going to any seminar or meeting that could improve me in some way.
If someone would tell me, “read this book it's awesome” , I would say something like “I'm good, I'm reading something already”, or I would use some other lame excuse.
I thought I had everything figured out and that I didn't need books to make me better.
The truth was that I was clueless.
I was pretending to be the modest guy who was already busy and didn't need the book, but I was actually just a clueless guy unable to see his own arrogance and ignorance.
In the book, The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, he talks about how humans have a major advantage over other animals, and that is why we are the dominant species on the planet.
He says that humans have the ability to simulate, which mean we can watch or learn from others very quickly.
We have the power to take information, integrate it into ourselves and then take action.
This means we can avoid mistakes by learning from mistakes other people have already made.
Therefore we can get ahead a lot faster by studying other people(books).
Of course, as humans, we don't always use this power, but we have the ability to change the world if we choose to do so.
The bottom line is that we don't come pre-programmed genetically for all and any situations on the planet, but we can learn and simulate and become successful.
We can learn from others and avoid potential problems.
In the time we live in right now, we have no excuses with all the knowledge available to us.
The question is, are you going to use it?