Stop reading what makes Elon Musk and Bill Gates successful

Aytekin Tank
Sep 19, 2018 · 7 min read
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Originally published on JOTFORM.COM

Hear the hype, buy the self-help book, and read a few chapters, before realizing it was nothing more than an old technique in a new wrapper. And yes, the book was nearly 400 pages when it could have been 15.

I would be better off learning how to knit socks than reading most professional development materials.

How did they arrive at their conclusions? And what makes them qualified to tell me how to be the best version of myself?

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The real reason why self-help fails

Self-help vs. our (mental) health

According to a recent study conducted by The University of Montreal, consumers of self-help books are more sensitive to stress and show more depressive symptoms than those who don’t read such literature.

Should we throw out self-help entirely?

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