The best kind of self-help advice gets us to do things. Positive things. Life-affirming things. The best tkind of self-help advice encourages us - simple words that motivates us to forge ahead in this 'dying life.'
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
This is the second post in an informal series on lessons learnt from compiling wisdom from the greatest books and gurus. In the first post, which got a good response, I wrote The uselessness of Seth Godin: five reasons why most self-improvement advice (and advice in general) is useless
Related: Five things you should do when no one believes in you
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