Ah, self-help books. Is it just me, or does this genre have a bad rap? Despite criticism, I’ve always firmly believed that when we seek out and surround ourselves with inspirational content, that intent itself can have a transformative impact. Of course, growth also happens when we apply specific advice that can help us gradually and consistently move in the direction of positive change.
But as we all know, getting started is often the hardest part. When I’m stuck, deciding to move on can take all my energy. We worry about doing the wrong thing and obsess over the minutiae because we are afraid of just do something.
So, what is the solution to this super-glued feeling we all experience at different times in our lives? Enter: “bicycle rule.” According to the source, “the principle of cycling means it’s easier to change your life while you’re on the go. Just like riding a bike, it’s easier to ride once you’ve picked up the pace. And if you try to drive while not moving, you may end up falling. So just start pedaling and see where you end up. Remember it’s not about the final destination; it is about direction. “
We’ve put together a list of our favorite self-help books that will inspire you to keep using your pedals. These motivational books are perfect for reading anytime there’s an area in your life where you’re feeling a bit stuck.
What is the self-help book that changed your life?
This post was originally published on August 10, 2019 and has since been updated.