The Real Reason Why 'I Can't Do What I Know I Need to Do'

November 24, 2014 4:15 PM

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If you are one of the people who have had difficulty putting into practice the suggestions of self-help books, you are not alone. Don't take it personally. It's not your fault. Well-intended though they may be, many self-help books generally don't. Help, that is. What they often do is point out and suggest ways in which we can change our behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and even our thoughts, in order to bring about changes in our life that we desire. There is no arguing that these suggestions can be very beneficial, if we can implement them. The operative word here is "if."

Oftentimes, that ability is more limited than we realize, not because of any intrinsic deficiencies on our parts, but because we may be locked into unconscious patterns to which we have a stronger allegiance than we realize. While self-help books can assist us to see the paths that can take us to ou...

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