At some point in life, when we face hardships in life, we read books as a mechanism to cope with our setbacks and feel motivated to move on.
Self-help books have been around for a while and it’s a huge industry. When I visit Crossword, a book store very close to my residence, I often visit the self-help books section.
Theoretically, they all say the same thing but worded differently. You read this message nowadays about failure and coping with it and there are numerous examples of historical figures and celebrities who failed and bounced back in life.
While those people who bounced back in life, must have gone through years of hardships, the book that you read will tell a story from failure to success in under an hour of reading.
It is no doubt a feel good habit to read self-help books. Unfortunately, the real world is a bit different.
The self-help books will suggest that you must ignore all the negative people in your life. What if you have to live with negative people ?
Many of the recommendations are not practical.
They also suggest that you should not seek approval from others. The reality is we all do it whether we like or not.
For every blog posts, we expect people to like our posts or we just lose interest in writing. Self motivation is really hard to practice.
While publishers and the authors have made money selling a dream world, people who have read the book are back to square one once they have finished reading the book. That is the sad reality of life.
In the end, all it takes is your own grit and determination to bounce back from setbacks.
and you can do it….Never give up !
and I am not suggesting in anyway to stop reading self-help books, because I am going to write one someday 🙂