Have you ever had a friend suggest a self-help book or fitness DVD or motivation CD? I have, and on the flip side, do in return all the time.
Have you ever taken one of these friends up on their advice as a person you trust, only to find that the book or DVD or CD didn’t really work for you? Okay, first I should ask if you went into the book or DVD or CD with the full intention of following the programs as directed, but assuming you did not cheat the system, the system just failed you?
Don’t worry. Chances are, your friend’s life wasn’t totally transformed by every word read or spoken, or move mimicked. But something in that self-help book or fitness DVD or motivation CD did make a spark that did light a fire in their hearts and minds.
Don’t dismiss the package and don’t feel like you have to avoid friends that are offering up suggestions for your well-being with the best of intentions, and you know which ones do have your best intentions at heart. Find something in the material that you can use to grow on, and thank your friend for introducing it to you. Then, make sure you do use it to grow on.