By Remez Sasson
Do you want to improve the quality of your life?
Most people have a desire to improve the quality of their life, earn more money, get a better job, have a good house, or find someone to love.
Some people get what they want, many others just dream about a better life, and a few try to do something about it. They read books, attend seminars, and participate in workshops and courses, with the hope that they will help them.
The question is, what are you doing with all the information you are collecting? Do you just finish one book and then start another, go to this course and that workshop? Do you hope that the next book, the next lecture or the next retreat would help you? Do you spend a lot of money on books, workshops and seminars, but stay in the same place?
Reading, and attending lectures and courses are great, provided they teach some real stuff, but without personal work and effort, nothing happens. You can read million of books, accumulate a lot of theoretical information and understanding, but your life won’t change.
I am not against reading books or participating in workshops and courses. On the contrary, they can be very useful. They motivate, open your eyes and mind, and point the way, but you need to do something with the information they provide. Suppose you just read a book that teaches you a foreign language, in the same way that you read a novel, would you be able to speak this language?
Suppose you read a book about bodybuilding, would you get strong muscles just by reading it? Of course not, you need to practice. This is exactly the same with all the self-improvement techniques, visualization, affirmations and meditation.
Do you really want to improve the quality of your life?
It is important that you try to find books, lectures or workshops that are serious, giving working tools, and start practicing what you learn. If you don’t see any improvement, then you are either not doing it right, not investing enough time and energy, or the book or course is not practical enough or is not the right one for you. You will have to decide whether to go on with this or that method, or try something else, not immediately, but after a few weeks, to give the method, system or technique enough time.
I have endeavored to offer as much as possible practical information and advice in my books, and there are other authors that do the same. Remember, any progress and improvement, in every area of life, requires work, effort and time. If it were not so, all people would have been successful, wealthy and happy.
Not everyone would love to hear this, but self-improvement, concentration, willpower, self-discipline and other similar skills, as well as achieving success in any area of life is not as simple and effortless as preparing a cup of coffee or pouring cereals and milk into a bowl. However, they are achieveable with some patience, persistence and work.