What is the best kind of self help advice?

Posted on October 25, 2016 By thesuccessmanual Topic: Remarkable

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.
- Goethe

So, Ignore the self-help gurus. Most of them are self-promoting charlatans.  If no one is around to give some words of encouragement,  talk to yourself:  For example, "If I got here without any help, I can go further."


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

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