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An Honest Outing Of My Addiction.

2 min read

Meaningful things are created through struggle.

An honest outing of my addiction.

Addiction to self-help

When I was younger, I read all the books, watched all the videos, listened to all the rapes, went to the seminars.

When the things didn´t work out, I blamed myself and beat myself up.

"Never quit!" they kept saying.

"You are the reason why ir isn´t working our!"

"Take responsibility!"

The truth is, even at the time, part of me was aware something was off about it.

But I was getting a dopamine hit every time I read or heard someone say something was off about it.

Most books become shelf help, rather than self-help.

Most podcasts became time fillers to fill the commute.

Most online courses promise a lot, but nothing comes of it.

It’s the dopamine hit. We think we have read or listened to something and therefore we have now somehow achieved it.

We think just because we spoke about it, its already happened and then find ourselves wondering what went wrong and the cycle continues.

But the reality is you have to go out there and APPLY what you learn and struggle to make things happen. It is when you’re doing the last reps on your workout that you’re going to see that growth.

Meaningful things are created through struggle.

Keep fighting. Keep believing.

Written by:

Ash Ali

Published on:

September 3, 2020

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