10 Things Personal Development Guru’s Don’t Often Tell You

1. Don’t expect to be supercharged all the time. It’s okay to feel tired sometimes. You’re only human and when you’re tired just go with it. Learn how to best ‘recharge’ yourself.

2. Don’t worry if you feel down now and again. It’s okay as you’re only human and the times you’re down help you appreciate the times when you’re feeling good. If you’re feeling down just go with it and know that it’ll pass when you’re ready to move on.

3. Don’t worry if you’re not always right every time. It’s okay to get it wrong once in a while. That’s all part of learning and growing. Don’t beat yourself up when it does happen; just find a way to move on quickly!

4. Don’t worry if you don’t always look your best. It’s okay to be a scruff bag once in a while. It’s the perfect time to get in the zone where you don’t care what other people think. After being scruffy you kind of appreciate yourself more when you look good.

5. Don’t curse yourself when you get ill once in a while. You’re only human and no matter how healthy you are the odd cold or flu bug is going to come and get you! Chill out! Make the most of it. Catch up on your favourite show or enjoy the part where your voice goes all croaky and sexy. Leave you friends some cool voice mails! 😉

6. Don’t become a robot. Allow people to see your human side. If you’re too much of a robot people will no longer be able to relate to you and that’s not a good thing. Let people see the real you and don’t get caught up in the trap of being Mr or Mrs perfect all the time.

7. Gurus still burp and fart too you know! Wind is good! 🙂 Don’t be shy and just let rip once in a while! Gas will be eternally funny and so you never know who you might cheer up with the occasional passing of wind! 😆

8. Don’t be passive and let people walk over you! Sometimes you’ve got to just step up and tell people how you feel! Trust me when I say keeping it in is worse than trying to rationalize it with new age mumbo jumbo inner talk and bottling it up. You can do all of that and learn later.

9. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. Most people can spot a fake a mile off. Just be yourself for that moment. ‘Yourself’ is a loose term and it can change but in that moment don’t fake it. You are who you are!

10. Sometimes there is no substitute for chocolate and ice cream when things aren’t going great. Don’t get me wrong, apples and banana’s maybe good for you but there’s something special about chocolate and ice cream that can’t be beaten. The odd occasional treat is okay!

44 Responses

  1. Mo says:

    Hey Amit, this is awesomely funny. I love it. I enjoyed point 5, especially as i’ve got that croaky and sexy voice at the moment 😛

  2. Amit Sodha says:

    Hey Mo,

    So glad you enjoyed and it’s the same for me…i’ve got the croak and I think it sounds awesome…i wish my voice sounded like this all the time! LOL

    A

  3. Kavita says:

    Thanks Amu! Totally on the button with all those points! Thanks for reminding me that what i perceive to be failures arn’t as such! Dude, you ROCK!!! HE HE HE EH! xxx 🙂

  4. Amit Sodha says:

    Anytime and love to Simba! 😉 x

  5. John Clark says:

    As you say, we can’t be perfect all of the time and it’s worth remembering that

  6. Amit Sodha says:

    Hi John,

    I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

    Thanks for leaving your comments!

    Amit

  7. Don Weyant says:

    Great article and excellent points! I would add that what many personal development guru”s either don’t tell you or bring to your attention is to live your life by “your” core values. These values have to resonate with you so that they become apart of your life at a meaningful level. Having these values in your life will become the tools to guide you to your passion. My values are appreciation, humility, valor, compassion, understanding and forgiveness. You can Google “developing core values” to learn more and choose those that feel right for you. Write them down, memorize them and bring them into your life.
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    • Amit Sodha says:

      Well put Don and I whole heartedly agree. I think there are some who do emphasise that point but often individuals are star struck by those guru’s that they want to be just like them. – something which may not actually be in line with their values but becomes a fantasy of sorts.

  8. skittles234 says:

    No. 10 is my favourite! Yes peoples I have a dangerously sweet tooth and I don’t care what y’all think – I’m not gona get fat or suffer from diabetes! Power of the mind! 😀

  9. skittles234 says:

    haha No. 7 is funnyyyy!! dude don’t encourage people to spread their toxic gases whenever and wherever! there’s a time and place 🙂

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