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We have to be insane to believe there’s a perfect one of these to help us

Three decent routes to get to Cafe Du Monde
Three decent routes to get to Cafe Du Monde

 

We have to be insane to believe there’s a perfect one of these to help us.

The perfect road map for our life.

Yet this is what most business and self-help books have over-promised us.

And by us, I mean all of us at some point in our lives – lost and desperate.

Like a snake-oil salesman claiming if we drink what’s in the bottle, we’ll be well again…

It’s a well-worn path of excuses for never writing our own road map, our own rule book.

It’s insidious. It’s obscene. Deadly even.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

2 replies on “We have to be insane to believe there’s a perfect one of these to help us”

Jeff,

Amazingly though, there is something to be said for the easy path. Does it make it a good path or the right path? No. But it does seem to prey upon the mindset that there is a “quick fix” for what needs fixing. So people jump on board to all the self-help books and the “how-to” books like prescription or magic pill. But in the end, the book was a good read but didn’t get them any closer to the place they wanted.

Bob

Bob, great insight once again. Thank you for your perspective.

Not trying to knock the beaten path. It’s well worn for a reason… it leads to a known destination.

It’s up to each of us to decide if the less traveled path is the one we’ll regret taking or will we look back and wish we had simply followed the herd.

There is no right or wrong answer as a whole. But it would seem that individually, there is a correct answer.

Most adults don’t exercise regularly. I can never follow that path.

Many adults don’t start the day on their knees. Could never follow that either.

Many don’t continuously learn (books, classes, teaching, etc). Another no can do.

Always love your visits and comments. 🙂

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