📅 Thought for today:

‘With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.’

— Wayne Dyer

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Wayne Dyer wrote one of the best selling books of all time, selling over 100 million copies.

Self-help is a huge category in books and publishing.

It is perennial – the same problems addressed in similar ways over and over again.

Each brings a new insight, or a new model, and they become popular and then fade as some new book takes over.

I find it fascinating, not least because the books often contain insight and good ideas.

It’s as if a book alone can’t make the change happen that people so clearly want.

Or the change isn’t actually possible.

Or that reading a self-help book is comforting in itself and solving “the problem” is less important when you believe there is a solution.

It is a bandwagon I have jumped on because I have something to say in this space.

I do not have the ambition to beat Wayne Dyer though because I am not writing a self-help book for personal enrichment. With everything that has happened to me through the years, I have chosen to take it as an opportunity to grow.

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