Do self-help books work?The motivation industry circulating the top-notch audios and videos who often pump us up with all excitement and on the next day, we lose it all. Then again the cycle continues and we tend to fall in the same trap where we just stay and paralyzed with so-called positive thoughts. The self-help books fall under the same domain wherein the name of miraculous change in life motto lulls reader for a very long time until the addiction consumes it all. Before you judge me I want to tell you that I am a voracious reader and a big fan of self-help books but the reality seems much more different than we desire.
A lot of new publishers are getting into the market with their best selling copies numbering to million and many of them serve us the same buffet with different packaging. Many of these writers would use some out of context, far from science words like cosmos, inner power, spirituality, and many more. They can even make you consume rice by saying you need to eat rice because it is bestowed with some great powers and would connect it with Krishna eating one rice grain from the hands of Draupadi and would get nourished by it.
Yes, self-help books do help but you have to nurture the reasoning to question the philosophy and even when you are getting the most scientific one, the one thing you have to do is to act.