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  #1 Old 25-08-2005 Default Self-help books- How helpful are they???

I've always been curious about self-help books in particular. For me a good book will inspire me to wake up or buck up but after a while it'll be back to square on. Okay, maybe not totally without impact, possibly it is stored somewhere at the back of my mind and will resurface and shape my behaviour. I am not really sure. I've just finished reading a good one "Rich dad, poor dad". Off and on after reading them and I always wonder how effective they're. Any experience or testimonies to relate??
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  #2 Old 11-12-2005 Default

One book that seriously woke me up was none other than The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven R Covey
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  #3 Old 11-12-2005 Default

I think they do work at times, but we must remember that not every book would work for everyone. For me, the one self-help book which influenced me a lot was "How to win friends and influence people".. Not that it really helped me to win a lot of friends, but it taught me a lot about human psychology.
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The key here is to practise what you ve learnt.
Sow a thought, reap an action,
Sow an action, reap a habit,
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a detiny!
- Steven R Covey.
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  #5 Old 12-12-2005 Default

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The key here is to practise what you ve learnt.
Sow a thought, reap an action,
Sow an action, reap a habit,
Sow a habit, reap a character.
Sow a character, reap a detiny!
- Steven R Covey.
Really a good quote and nutritious food for thought.
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  #6 Old 10-04-2006 Default

Hmmm. sometimes,it's the same old thing packaged and repackaged again.

Take the Chicken Soup series for example. People just lap it up. I'm not denying that it may help-but this may only apply to certain individuals I think.
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  #7 Old 25-05-2007 Default Confused

What do you think of Robert Kiyosaki's teaching in Rich Dad Poor Dad, vs Morries's in Tuesdays With Morrie?

I've read both books and I loved them both. It's just that I do not totally agree with Morrie. See, had Mitch not wrote this book, the medical bills might be a big headache to be settled. So, is it important to be financially free?
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  #8 Old 08-06-2007 Default

Mm, i read a book before, but is a chinese book, it said more on the attitude problem of the human being have. ya, it taught me a lot in human psychology things, but need to achieve until what the book said level, i think only god can do it. just my opinion, no one can be prefect and behave perfectly like what the book said.
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  #9 Old 08-06-2007 Default

I have read a book in chinese, it is about the colour and life...

It has connected the colour with life well, and i learn a lot of general knowledge there..

how about..1 interesting thing..

U can never lick ur elbows with ur tongue??


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  #10 Old 08-06-2007 Default

yes and no.

read some useful book reviews and book ratings. It helps.
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