Self-Help Not Working? Ask Yourself These Questions

Self-help videos, books and seminars have had a tremendous impact on my life but at times it has been a challenge to stay motivated, inspired or believe that self-help even works. If you’ve struggled with self-help, here are a few honest questions I had to ask myself before giving up.What is self-help? Let’s define it as anything you’re doing for yourself with the intention of bringing you closer to becoming the person you want to be. This can be related to your body weight, fitness, eliminating fear, finding happiness, finances, and many other things.There’s never been more information available to facilitate change, yet we rarely seem to make meaningful progress toward becoming the unique individuals we desire to become. Why is that?There are many obstacles to implementing self-help advice, and reasons why you may not be seeing results. Here are the questions I had to ask myself:
Are you applying the information? Losing weight is a form of self-help. There are tons of information out there on how to lose weight. In fact, it would be challenging to find someone over the age of 10 that couldn’t give you a reasonable plan for losing weight.

The issue is likely to be one of compliance. Once you have a plan, it’s important to stick with it and do what is required by that plan.

Information you don’t apply is of little value.

Is learning is the same as doing? Some people believe that understanding is the same as doing. But, that’s like saying understanding how to do a push-up is the same as doing 100 push-ups each day.

It’s necessary to put your understanding of a strategy into practice.

Am I a procrastinating? Self-help books can be addicting. It’s an inexpensive way to feel like you’re addressing your challenges. We also get a good feeling from reading self-help articles and books. It’s like we have access to powerful information that the average person doesn’t have.

However, at some point, it’s necessary to put the books down and get busy. Reading self-help book after self-help book can be a form of procrastination.

Am I being impatient? It takes time to lose weight. It also takes time to save money, improve your writing skills, or rid yourself of bad habits.

Remember this: The longer you’ve been suffering with a particular issue, the longer it will take to move beyond it.

Just keep at it and you will succeed.

Am I resistant to change? Change is much more challenging than most people realize. We have many built-in survival mechanisms that make us resistant to change.

You might be miserable, but you’re alive. That’s enough to keep many people satisfied. Have you ever said this: It could always be worse? Sometimes saying that to ourselves creates complacency.

Changing slowly – making small changes, one at a time – may be frustrating, but it has a much better chance of success. Your subconscious is less resistant to small changes. Plus, they’re easier to add into your regular routines. If you have a habit of being late, start getting up 5 minutes earlier this week and five minutes earlier next week and in once month you’re getting up 20 minutes earlier.

It’s not enough to just decide a change is necessary.

Am I really willing to transform myself? If you want to be wealthy, it’s not enough to adopt a few habits around saving and investing. It’s necessary to become a person that values and appreciates the building of wealth. You must believe that becoming wealthy is an endeavor worthy of your time and attention.

It’s necessary to change your perspective and beliefs to accommodate the idea of the person you want to be.

Self-help materials provide the opportunity to make important changes in your life. They can provide information and inspiration, but the burden is still on you to apply the information to your life and to perform the transformative work on yourself.Self-help is some of the hardest work you’ll ever do. Be prepared for a bumpy ride and setbacks. However, if you make small changes, one at a time, your efforts will add up to help make your dreams come true.

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Buying a Professional Laptop Bag: What to Consider

If you carry a laptop with you to work or to school, it is important for you to take time to find yourself a good bag that you can carry it in. When shopping for one of these, you may find that there is quite a variety that you can pick from. However, before you make the purchase, it is always a good idea to make time to look at the following factors.

Consider the Brand
First off, you may want to do some research concerning the brand of bag you want to buy. This is if you are the type of person that is concerned with brands. There are several companies that create laptops. Doing your research and getting to learn about the different brands that are available in the market will allow you to know what your options are so that you can move on to the next stage where you compare what your different alternatives are.

Consider Buying Online
Next, when you want to purchase a professional laptop bag, it is important for you to do your research and get to know whether you can make the purchase online as well. If you are the type of person that has to see the bag in person before you make the purchase, then this may not before you. But, if you like the pictures and you have read a review, then you may want to go for this alternative. Making an online purchase is a good idea since it will help you save time, and possibly even money. You can make the order from just about anywhere and have the package shipped to you.

Consider the Quality of the Bag
Another thing you need to take seriously when making such a purchase is the bag’s quality. Take time to look into the design of the bag. Get an idea of what material and fabric has been used to create it. When you learn all of these things, you will easily be in a position where you can decide whether the bag’s quality is worth the amount of money that it is going for.

Consider the Price
The cost of the professional laptop bag is another thing that you will need to take into consideration. Take your time to find out how much the bags go for on various websites if you are purchasing it online or even if you are making the purchase offline. Compare the prices and go for what you feel will work best for you having considered the quality of the bag as well.

Read and Watch Reviews
This may be the most important thing that you need to do before you choose the right bag to purchase. A review can help you to learn a variety of things about the bag that will help you establish whether it is the right thing for you or not. Some of the things you can learn about the bag include the cost, the quality, and the features among other things.

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