Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere. It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.
However, research shows that much of the advice extolled may be misleading or even wrong.
Several myths about performance persist, despite research and practices that show they are half-truths at best. That might explain why the most likely purchasers of self-improvement books have bought another within the previous 18 months. The first myth-riddled book didn’t work, so they bought another, and maybe another soon after.
Source - Read More at: hbr.org
Are you familiar with the term ……’Within personal variance‘?
This is an interesting term, which describes ranges, between an individuals’ top, average and low scores on a variety of behaviors.
Focusing on improving your own personal best is the key to success in the realm of self improvement, experts tell us.
Comparing yourself against millions of other human beings, all of whom have such wide ranges of variances, inevitably leads to feelings of failure.
Change your mindset to challenge YOURSELF, charting your personal gains and improvements ,and you will get a much clearer picture of your progress.