Do Personal Growth Techniques Work?

Personal GrowthPeople often start enthusiastically repeating affirmations, visualizing and using various inner growth techniques. They sometimes get fast, though minor results, and this makes them feel happy and elated, but after a while, nothing seems to work anymore. This causes frustration and bewilderment, and makes people wonder what they are doing wrong. Sometimes this leads them to abandon the techniques they have been using.

This is quite a common occurrence, and you might have faced this situation yourself.  After reading a book or attending a workshop on personal development, the law of attraction or any other subject related to personal development, you become inspired and motivated. You suddenly discover that you can make changes in your life.

You start practicing what you have learned, and you soon obtain visible results. You feel elated and satisfied that you are making progress, but then, all of a sudden, nothing seems to work anymore. You affirm and visualize or follow other techniques, but nothing happens. This is quite frustrating.

Some people abandon their hopes and expectations, feeling they are facing a wall. Others read book after book or participate in endless workshops, believing that this will help them understand better the inner laws. This sometimes turns into an obsession of reading one book after another, and practically doing nothing.

Why does this happen? Why the techniques work at first, and then stop bringing results?

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Training and Developing Visualization and Imagination

Some people can visualize easily and others find it hard to do, but regular training of the imagination can change this. One can learn to visualize. Imagination can be developed like any other skill, through appropriate exercises. Don’t worry if you can’t visualize, because even if you can’t, you can still use the law of … Continue Reading…

We Have Moved

I had no time to write lately, as we were busy moving to a new place. The guys from the moving company came on Monday, loaded everything on their truck and carried everything to our new place. We are now still unpacking the crates, so this post will be short. I hope to write again … Continue Reading…

Packing the House

The time for moving away is approaching very quickly. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we are moving to another town next week.   Packing everything takes quite a long time. You discover stuff you forgot about, books you have never read and clothes that you don’t need anymore. We are working quite hard … Continue Reading…

The Secret and the Law of Attraction

By Remez Sasson “The Secret”, and many other similar books or films are great for inspiration and for creating expectations. They also awaken the belief that one can change his/her life and achieve success, yet this is not enough. A beginner might create some minor success, but in order to make real changes and create … Continue Reading…

Self Improvement – What Do You Improve?

By Remez Sasson

The term self improvement is a bit misleading and is sometimes erroneously interrupted. What do you really improve? You don’t improve your “self” and you don’t improve your “spirit”. You learn to develop certain skills that can help you go through life. You learn to look at things from a different, broader viewpoint, and you learn to forego limiting thoughts and habits.

You don’t improve something that does not exist in you. You improve and develop some skills that are already in you, but are weak, in a dormant state, or negatively expressed.

Self improvement is actually not “Improving yourself”, so much as changing your point of view, changing the way you look at yourself and the world, and strengthening and developing certain skills.

Self improvement is about developing:
  • Stronger willpower.
  • Better self discipline.
  • Better concentration.
  • Some degree of emotional and mental detachment.
  • More patience.
  • More tolerance.
  • Getting rid of negative or weakening habits and developing new ones.
  • Learning to think more positively.
  • Learning to be more kind and loving.

This is a partial list of the aims of self improvement.

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Concentration and Multitasking

Concentration and multitasking, can they go together? I have been asked whether practicing concentration might interfere with one’s multi-tasking ability, as being able to concentrate on one thing and filtering out other stuff seems to be the opposite of multi-tasking. The mind can always think on one subject or object at time. When we do … Continue Reading…