The self-help industry is certainly a valuable one, and it has its place in everybody’s life. But, like with anything in life, we can get stuck in the phase of learning and preparing, and become afraid of the phase of doing and taking action. All of the world wisdom and life lessons out there won’t do you any good if you don’t do anything with your life. If you find yourself panicked when you’re nearing the end of a self-help book, already looking up the next five you can read to keep yourself busy, there is a good chance you’ve grown too comfortable being a student of self-help and are afraid to graduate. You should use self-help products to give you a little boost after a breakup or a devastating experience, but you shouldn’t rely on them as your life source. Here are signs you’re addicted to self-help.
You spend your savings on seminars
You’ve spent your savings on self-help seminars, retreats, and lectures. With the money you’ve spent on self-help seminars, designed to give you the tools to start your business, you could have just started your business.