7 main ideas of all books on self-development

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Each of these books, as a rule, consists of 10% practical advice and 90% arguments. Most of the time, the author explains to us why we should follow his advice. That’s the way man is. First we need to be convinced, and only then persuaded to some kind of action.

Let’s put together those valuable 10% from every motivational book.

1. If you control your mind, you control your life.

It is the foundation of every success book ever written. Remembering this simple truth and following it is not an easy task, because our mind is fickle. He is like a naughty child who hates discipline .

2. Take control of your thoughts so you can control your actions

Thinking is not doing. If you don’t act, you won’t achieve anything. Don’t let empty talk lead you away from your real goal. Shift your attention to the thoughts that motivate you to get off the couch and take action.

Don’t dream. Strive!

3. Thought Control Requires Daily Practice

Decide for yourself what form this practice will take. Self-hypnosis, meditation , journaling, whatever. The main thing is to move on to positive thinking step by step.

4. To achieve the goal, you need to form good habits

To control your habits, you need to develop a system. Losing 5 kilos is the goal. Consuming less than 1,200 kilocalories a day is a system. First, define your goal, then make a plan and stick to it every day. Your habits determine your future, so it is extremely important to think them through carefully.

5. Results take time.

Hardly anything will change by magic. But don’t give up! If you go every day towards your goal, then in a year you will be shocked by your achievements.

6. Don’t blame others

You alone are responsible for your life. We cannot always prevent adversity, but we can determine how it will affect us. Every day life gives us many chances. All paths are open to us, we just have to take a step. Don’t make excuses, take action .

7. Be good

There is so much negativity in the world, do not contribute to this and your mite. Try not to take it out on others, even if you’ve had an insanely hard day.

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