Friday, November 24, 2006

Self Help Books...

Self Help Books never did quite cut it for me. Ever...

I've tried many times to read stuff by renowned writers like John Maxwell, and whoever else is out there. I remember John Maxwell because I utterly hated, loathed and get disgusted with his emotional styled of preaching and writing. All he does is to get you all emotional and while you're all mushy, you will inevitably get yourself to change 'for the better'. As far as I'm concerned, I can almost figure out the rest of the book by reading the first chapter. No doubt, there must be countless ways to skin the same cat, but maybe it's just me who refuses to be told what to do by some chap that doesn't even know fully what my predicament is.

Well, most of the time, I can figure out what's wrong with myself quite easily. Maybe it's due to this sentiment that I refuse to read self help books.

And so I find that I'm in trouble. Or I find that I have this or that problem. What do I do?

I sit myself down, think about the circumstances, and plot out the best possible way to tackle this. Yes, I am the perfect epitome of self help. I sit down, and help myself!

The main reason, probably, why I don't indulge in self-help is simply because by the time I finish the book, I would've figured something out, or the circumstances might have changed. If I'd ever read a self-help book, it would purely be for knowledge and most of the time, used to help others, but not myself.

I can only wonder why it's been like that. My friend keeps telling me that I have such sentiments because I have always been the elder person. I am the eldest among my siblings, I obtain leadership positions fairly easily, and I have people looking up to me. It's not that I want to brag or anything on those lines, but I am, in my little world, a rather good leader. That I am sure.

But I have done all this without self help books, and I can only wonder why people like to indulge into such things.

Maybe it's a gift of mine. Maybe I'm destined to do something along these lines.

I can only wonder for now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why people read self help books.

No one wants to sit down and think for themselves. They'd rather have the thoughts of everyone out there and then chose what they'd like to do.

It's smart and it's good.

But you'll always tend to depend on his or her words for your problems.

And when things get worse, they blame the book and not themselves.

Basically, self help books which are meant for advice turn out accountable and responsible for the user.

It's so much easier to blame him/her or the book instead of your own inability to think right?

November 24, 2006 4:10 pm  

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