These are the words that can describe some of the so called self help “gurus” of the world. Or better yet, the internet.
Here’s 2 definitions of what it means to be a “guru”. –
- a Hindu spiritual teacher.
- an influential teacher or popular expert.
The keyword in the second definition is “popular”.
Almost all self proclaimed “gurus” first gain popularity, then they’re regarded as experts once they catch you in their cobweb of deception.
It’s too easy for someone to call themselves “guru’s”.
Nobody knows everything and nobody has all the answers. That’s why self education, curiosity and creativity are necessary.
Now I’ve cleared that shit up, let’s dive right into today’s topic. 10 Lies Self Help Guru’s Have Persuaded You To Believe.
1. They know everything and anything
As I mentioned earlier, no man or woman can know everything and anything.
If that were true we’d all be flocking to the same person for the same information, 24/7. But we’re not.
A self help guru will have you believe that pile of bullshit though by saying things like — “If you don’t listen to me your life won’t get any better”.
If you’re vulnerable and in a dark place in your life, you’re nothing but prey to them.
They’ll prey on that, and do whatever it takes to convert that into cash.
Once the cash piles up, the hype will die down and they’ll vanish without a trace.
2. There’s something wrong with YOU
This is one of the most dangerous lies on the list.
Some people seek self help to genuinely improve themselves. And some seek it because they’re out of options.
It’s the second group that are easily mislead and end up believing there’s something wrong with them. As If they have some kind of disease that can’t be cured.
We’re all going through a lot of shit on a daily basis, me included.
Nobody’s perfect and nobody has everything figured out. So don’t buy into the BS.
3. The law of attraction is based on facts
The law of attraction isn’t based on shit. There are no solid facts, there is no science to back it up and there is no evidence.
It’s like trying to convict someone of a murder and not having any finger prints on the killers weapon.
It can’t be proven, won’t be proven because of a lack of solid evidence.
The law of attraction is far from the “natural law of the universe”.
Thinking positive is NOT gonna magically attract positive outcomes and circumstances. Or money and wealth.
And thinking negative won’t necessarily attract negative experiences into your life.
So give your head a wobble, put in the work, wake up and take some REAL action. That’s the only way to guarantee results.
4. The “secret” is legit
The film — the secret was convincing, persuasive and successful for a couple of reasons.
- People are desperate.
- People are naive.
- People are addicted 2 “hope”.
- People want the easy route to success.
- Nobody wants to put in any “real” work.
- People are fucking lazy.
- Oprah promoted it.
If it was as easy as “thinking positive” to be successful, and you’re desperate, of course you’re going to believe it.
And of course you’re gonna attempt to do it in hopes that it works out the way you want it to.
But that’s plain stupidity. Even I thought the whole concept sounded pretty at first until I slapped myself so hard I snapped back into reality.
The secret is:
- Hard work.
- Self education.
- Relentless practice.
- A “Can do” attitude.
5. They’re on a pedestal
The truth is they believe they’re on a pedestal because of the brainless sheep that believe everything they’re being told.
And because of the ignorance that comes with blindly following something without giving it a second thought.
Ain’t nobody standing on a pedestal. Not me, not you, not a celebrity, the government, NOBODY.
Nobody has all the answers as I’ve mentioned, and nobody can do anything and everything for you.
There is no “God” in our society, so stop treating these self proclaimed “gurus” as if they are.
6. It’s easier than it seems
Ever heard the saying — If it sounds to good to be true, then it is? That’s what I’m talking about.
If It was so easy, everybody would have done it and there would be no need for information or knowledge. But that’s far from reality.
If you’re told it’s easy, it takes little work and a little positive thinking, you’re being scammed. Nothing is that easy.
Whether it be:
- Building up your confidence.
- Becoming more disciplined.
- Building better habits.
- Becoming more skilled.
- Becoming a multi-millionaire.
- Losing weight.
- Creating a business as big as Microsoft.
- Or achieving big things.
7. They’re right and you’re wrong
That’s what you’d call arrogance at best. Someone who’s right doesn’t need to scream it out loud or make you feel inferior.
In fact, someone who is right about something would:
- Let their results speak louder than their words.
- Be willing to help you.
- Share their personal experiences on the matter.
A guru won’t do such, especially not share their “personal” experiences with you.
Do your research before blindly following the herd like a sheep without realizing it.
8. You can do anything and everything
Another flat-out lie. Yes It’s true you can do amazing things, we all can. But to say you can do anything is naive and nothing short of delusional.
If we all could do everything, then:
- We’d all be doctors.
- We’d all be musicians.
- We’d all be bloggers.
- We’d all be entrepreneurs.
- We’d all be celebrities.
- We’d all be famous.
- We’d all be movie stars,
- We’d all be dentists.
The truth is though you can’t do everything, and I’m obviously no exception. But what you can do is:
- The things you’re naturally drawn to.
- The things you’re capable of doing through learning.
And through learning you discover whether you’re actually fit to do it or not. Just because you can design logo’s doesn’t mean you’re the best designer in the world or fit to be one.
We all have our unique talents for a reason.
9. All you’ve got to do is “believe”
Believing in yourself is required if you expect to make something of yourself, it’s true. But convincing someone that’s all you need is like saying all you need is oxygen to survive.
You need a LOT more than that. You also need:
- A plan.
- The right strategies.
- A can-do attitude.
- Self discipline.
- Good habits.
And much more. Belief by its self is no where near enough.
10. All you need is “passion”
Passion is similar to belief, you need it but relying on it isn’t enough to make it happen.
If a self help “guru” or blog tells you “passion” is all you need, get a reality check. If only it were that easy…..?
To summarize this post:
- Nobody has ALL the answers for EVERYTHING.
- There’s nothing wrong with you.
- The law of attraction is theory, stick to what works (like taking action).
- The “secret” won’t help you achieve your goals. Action will.
- Nobody’s on a pedestal.
- The easier it is, the less rewarding it’ll be.
- Do your research.
- Nobody can do everything.
- Belief alone isn’t enough.
- You need more than passion.
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