By Bob Scheinfeld
Most self-help writers, including the most popular ones, will freely admit that even their best ideas only work for about five percent of their readers. Why? Because they are one-size-fits-all remedies that either don’t fit your situation or aren’t easily put into action.
As a 23 year veteran of the personal development field, I’ve seen many different self-help programs come and go. Most of them claim you have unlimited power and can create anything you consciously want — all you have to do is use the expert;’s techniques. That’s a nice theory, but it probably doesn’t match your day-to-day experience, does it?
Recognize that there are what I call “unseen forces” at work – parts of your unconscious that work like the director of a movie, planning for you, filtering, coaching, shaping your daily experiences (and the results you get from self help techniques) to help you fulfill your life purpose.
We all come to the table with different “life purposes” to fulfill. You can get far better results from how-to and self-help information if you customize it to fit your life, business, or some other specific situation. If you feel like an idea or technique doesn’t feel right to you or isn’t working, trust your intuition and modify or discard it.
Don’t base your self-help efforts on the ideas of a single book, report or expert. Sample a variety of methods. Find elements that work together and work well for you. Rather than pushing yourself to follow someone else’s path, find comfort in the knowledge that you came here to carve out your own unique path to success.
Bob Scheinfeld is a noted expert in the self-help field. Visit his “Invisible Path to Success” web site and enroll in his free 5 lesson class to discover the “missing link” in self-help.