The Number One Reason Why You Should Stop Reading Self-Development Books

Do you feel like you’ve read through every self-development book and you are not getting anything new out of them? I can relate to you a lot.

What you are experiencing is that you have explored the universal principles for a fulfilled life, so there is not much left to learn. Ray Dalio says that there are only 100-120 typical situations and if you have figured out the success principles in each of them you just need to come back to those every time the situation repeats.

The tricky part is that you have to stop before acting, realize what situation you are in, and consciously apply the particular principle. Easier said than done.

After 12 years and hundreds of books into self-development, I would say that you should stop reading. Pick the top 3 books where you’ve found the most sound advice, and systematically integrate them into your life. You will get more results out of 3 books applied than 100 read.

For me, the top 3 are:

  • 7 habits by Stephen Covey
    With over 50 million copies sold, it is probably the most influential self-development book ever published. The 7 Habits will guide you through how to become an effective individual, how to work effectively with others and take good care of yourself.
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
    Tony is the No. 1. performance guru in the world. His book will help you explore your true values, limiting beliefs, how to rewrite them, and open a world of unlimited possibilities to you.
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
    Ray is the most successful hedge fund manager of all time. He argues that there are only a finite number of unique situations in life, and if you identify the success principles to those you will master your life.

They all give solid advice from trustful sources so they are pretty great to build upon.

N-hance incorporates the learnings from the books above, so you can live by their code every day and reap its rewards. Quite a good start to raise your life to the next level, isn’t it?

Knowledge without application is useless.

Are you ready to take your life to the next level?