Whatever problem you have, there’s a book that’ll help you fix it.
Want to tame your Inner Mean Girl? Read “Mastering Your Inner Mean Girl” by Melissa Ambrosini?
Want to improve your relationship with your family/partner/friends? “The 5 Love Languages” will help.
Want to discover your personal style and create your dream wardrobe? Give “The Curated Closet” by Anuschka Rees a read.
And that’s where most of us fail. I should know. When I want to do something, I read everything I can get my hands on about it.
Like when I started my first blog. I spent two whole months (I kid you not) researching everything that had to do with blogging. I knew how to write compelling posts, optimize my blog for search engines, and tweak HTML code before I even created an account with WordPress.com.
I did the same thing when I started reading self-help books. I think I read about 50 before I implemented a single tip from one of the books.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s good to do your research and know the theory of what you’re going to do. But there isn’t a day when I don’t mentally kick myself in the butt for wasting so much time.
You don’t get results by reading a book. You get results by putting in practice what the book preaches.
What’s the use of learning a technique to master your Inner Mean Girl if you don’t use it? Of knowing what your partner’s love language is if you don’t speak it? Of finding your personal style if you don’t go out and buy the clothes you need to create it?
The success of a book isn’t measured by how many copies it sells. It’s measured by how many lives it changes.
The key to change your life isn’t knowledge. It’s action. Take that out of the equation and knowledge is dead. Change doesn’t happen.
So today I want to challenge you.
Take action. That’s how change happens.
Over to you, now. What idea did you put into practice and how did it go? Share your experience in the comments below.