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Personal growth paradox: A new program may not be better April 11, 2018

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in personal development ideas.
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In our personal development journey, we will discover an unending parade of new self-improvement books published every year, and it raises the question of whether we are too often seeking the newest idea, switching to the latest shiny object in the self-actualization world instead of focusing on solidifying and developing our current personal programs which we probably have not yet fully explored.

I was struck by this possibility on reading the following promotional blurb on the cover of the book The Happiness Equation: “Dale Carnegie was last century. Steven Covey was last decade. Neil Pasricha is what’s now.”

It’s possible that we often seem to be eager for what’s new in self-actualization because we are looking for quick solutions and subconsciously want to avoid the difficult internal work of sticking with a program.

Seth Godin has written:

“Too often we get trapped believing we need:
Certainty
Quick answers
A guarantee”

Something to think about before we turn to yet another personal growth program and waste our time by starting all over again.

Dennis Mellersh

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