I started my self-improvement journey when I was 16 years old. It started when I watched 3 YouTube videos: 5 minutes for the next 50 years of your life, What the Top 1% don’t want you to know, and The Secrets of millionaires, to be honest, I was overoptimistic after watching these videos.
I thought about myself as the wisest person in my family who knows the TOP 1% secrets and at that young age, I reflected on those who failed in their life as those who didn’t know this advice, I thought I was one of the chosen. I didn’t reflect on myself to see if I was doing something. I was diving deep into the fantasy world of self-improvement: reading books, watching videos, attending seminars, and my feed was filled with self-help quotes.
It’s nearly impossible to spot a mistake when you are every day watching one of these self-help guru’s videos, reading a book, or listening to a self-improvement podcast because if you watched or read a book you will temporary feel better, have short-term optimism, and be willing to watch another video. But wait, that’s where the mistake starts.
1. Being so obsessed with self-improvement culture.
I can guarantee you that billionaires like Elon Musk or Bill Gates didn’t spend much of their time reading books or watching videos about how to become a billionaire instead they were doing what will make them, Ronaldo didn’t become one of the best footballers by constantly watching great footballers secrets videos, he was on the field doing what will make him great.
Being too obsessed is like a soldier who spends his life sharpening the sword for a battle, but never fights. He has all the knowledge, the wisdom, and the strategy to win the battle, but lacks how to execute all this knowledge.
addicted2success explained well that knowing the Top 1% Material doesn’t put you in the Top 1%.
It’s easier to tell a person how to climb a mountain, tell him/her to avoid certain things, and closeup the advice by saying things will never be easy that’s why only a few people succeed in it than to take yourself with all your knowledge and secrets and climb the mountain faster than anyone else.
How to get out of this Zone
2. Not being aware of who you follow
Years ago, I was a fan of Dan Lok, I always watch his video. But the truth is he’s one of these fake gurus and millionaires who are benefiting by selling online courses that promise to teach you secrets that will make you rich.
If you are new to the online self-help culture, you are more likely to follow one of these fake gurus. The irony is that they aren’t millionaires, just like there are channels on YouTube that promise to teach you how to make 1k subscribers in one day, but aren’t getting 500 subscribers in a day. Most of these online fake millionaires’ biggest source of income is not from what made them millionaires, but from selling courses that promise to have secrets and tricks.
The best advice I gave myself is before buying any online course or following a guru, watch this Course Review on YouTube because these people bought it and if it’s fake or doesn’t fulfill the promise you’re more likely to find a lot of videos with complete honesty.