I read two excellent blog posts today about how people learn about self improvement and the Law of Attraction, but then they either don’t utilize that knowledge, or they don’t follow through on their efforts.
This is a very real issue, and one that I am personally trying to extinguish with the Personal Development Partners website. I wanted to put a post out here on the blog about this in the hopes of sending a wake up call to some of the people who have seen the need for positive steps, but for whatever reason still aren’t seeing their efforts through to fruition.
Antonio over at ThinkBanc points out 2 potential reasons for this; people either don’t realize what is possible because they just don’t know the details, or – what I believe to more often be the case – they simply don’t believe in it.
Concepts such as the Law of Attraction are so foreign to what we have been brought up to believe, that people simply refuse to grasp that they can literally “change their stars” just by learning the proper techniques.
Rick over at Shards of Consciousness has an outstanding post on this same subject, and he adds in 2 more very real reasons why people don’t make good on their self improvement efforts.
One reason is Information Overload. Sometimes we try so hard to improve our lives that we can’t see the forest for the trees. We buy books, programs, and memberships, yet we don’t actually DO the work that it takes to effect the changes!
Another reason that is not so obvious, but just as true, is that some people simply don’t want to accept responsibility for making their lives better. After all, it is easy to just lay down and let life have it’s way with you. Making an honest and consistent effort to give your life a turn for the better is much more difficult than just sitting on a park bench and watching it all go by
Rick gets the Self Improvement Cornucopia of Truisms award for this little gem:
“Our thoughts and dreams come and go, whispering among themselves just below consciousness, the inhabitants of our mind that set up residence while we weren’t looking. Occasionally we wake up and see what we were doing.”
Is that priceless, or what? That is EXACTLY what happens to so many of us!
The desire as well as the power to manifest those desires are conspiring secretly just out of our grasp, and once in awhile they poke their head up, motivate and empower us, and then they sink back below as we once again fall back to sleep.
Here’s the million-dollar point, though. Those dreams and desires – and the power to bring them permanently into the light – are still there.
My own experience has led me to concur 100% with the experts quoted above as to the reasons why we are not dragging those dreams and desires kicking and screaming into the light, and here is a quick review so you can make sure that you aren’t one of the sleeping masses:
- Ignorance of the knowledge or the application of the knowledge that can help us.
- Refusal to believe that we truly have the power to effect positive changes in our lives – short of a miracle or a lottery win, that is.
- Information Overload – a.k.a. sticking our noses in the truth, yet still managing not to get any on us.
- Refusal to take responsibility for our own success. Funny thing is that people who won’t take responsibility for their success also seem quite adept at not taking responsibility for their failures, either. Makes you wonder what they ARE taking responsibility for…
The bottom line is that the knowledge and the training that you need to create your version of the “perfect life” are literally at your very fingertips. A few deft clicks of your mouse or a fancy keyboard maneuver and you could be reading the outline to the rest of your life right here on the Internet in a lot less time than it would take you to think of a good reason to not put forth that effort.
Ever since the movie The Secret came out – and even before then – the resources have been available for people to get off their butts and do something with their lives, yet people are still stubbornly refusing to do so.
Are you one of those people who is going to take this opportunity to wake up and start making the changes that you desire, or are you going to just sit there and let this blog post be just another notch in your belt of Information Overload?
The choice is – and always has been – yours.