I took a 3 month break from “self help” and it felt fucking great.

My self help journey started when I was about 17 after reading Steven Covey’s “The 7 habits of highly effective people”. After reading the principles and applying a few to my life I begun seeing changes. I was making many more connections and being introduced to a lot of influential people in my area. My friends and family seemed to want to be around more. I was immediately addicted. I began to devour self help books like they were candy. I became completely and utterly obsessed with self help and being the “best version of me” possible. I spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours reading, listening and even watching videos on how to attain success, happiness, love, how to find your passion. ANYTHING. If it were going to improve me as a person I was all about it.

 

After hundreds and hundreds of hours of self help I finally found the answer I was looking for: put down the book and fucking do something. 

 

I became so obsessed with self improvement in theory but never in application. It took me very long to be conscious of it but the more information I took in the less I got out of it. I became so obsessed with “self help” I forgot to actually help myself!

 

The one thing anyone can learn from self help is this: JUST FUCKING DO IT. Don’t be so obsessed with self help that you forgot why you started the process of improvement anyways. You took action by picking up the self help. Now it’s time to take action on what inspired you to want help for yourself anyways.

 

I’ll be posting more regularly now with a new style. The message and application are the only important parts. We can skip past the flashy pictures and Buzzfeed click-bait titles.

 

If you would like to write for InfluenceIQ and help others help themselves, please send us an email: influenceiq@gmail.com

 

Cheers,

 

BDSIV

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