April 1, 2007

Just One Thing

Many of us have a small fortune tied up in our library of self-help books, tapes, CDs and workbooks. In fact, last November a friend of mine inherited her aunt’s collection of personal development material – and what a collection it was!

She had everything - Tony Robbins, Zig Zigler, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Mike Dooley, etc ... it filled over a half dozen boxes! I imagined what an incredible person she must have been to have studied this powerful material. She must have been amazingly enlightened; spreading peace, love and joy all around, right?

Maybe not. My friend summed up her aunt's life as "chronically unhappy in her marriage, frustrated with her weight, rarely got along with her kids, and never enjoyed her career." Ahem!

What a perfect example of how it isn’t enough to read about making life change. You need to implement it! Incorporate what you learn! Put it to work! Let it change you!

So my tip to you this issue is to do one thing. Anything! Implement at least one idea or strategy you’ve read, heard or thought about recently that turned you on.

Create momentum, take a step to close the right gap, and let that action be the catalyst for more life change. Doing just one thing will put you further ahead on your path than reading about a hundred different things!

Goethe said it well: "Action has magic, power and grace."


  1. This is so true - I too have all those tapes, DVD's, Books, etc. . . and had spent over 10 years looking, searching, not having -- until now -- I am moving, moving towards my true desires (my True North) and follow my heart and values. P.

  2. Good for you, Phillis, for taking action with all that knowledge you've gained!! It takes courage to do so, and I congratulate you on that! woo hoo!


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