Have you ever read a self-help book? Did you get anything out of it? Did any of the advise you read stick with you. There are three books currently on my reading list, that most definitely qualify as self-help books. Three Feet From Gold, The Mastery of Love (Toltec Wisdom), and Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps: How We’re Different and What to Do About It tackle business relationship and personal issues.
I am currently rereading Three Feet From Gold, I originally bought this particular book, because my Mary Kay unit was reading. I am reading it now to get a fresh perspective on it. The one thing said in this book is that you are the same now as you will be in five years. The only difference is the books you read, and the people you associate with.
The idea behind that is that you know the things you read, and the people you know, they have a great influence on you. They will have an influence on the decisions you make and your attitude.
Something else mentioned is a goal is not a goal until it is written down. Also, after a goal has been reached, it is a responsibility. Examples of this include: a new car, a promotion, a family, a marriage really anything after that goal is achieved you are responsible for maintenance, upkeep, health …whatever the case maybe. The work does not stop with the achievement of a goal, that is just the beginning.
There are several other nuggets of information, I highly recommend this book. The information passed on by the authors is definitely timeless.