The Disease of Self-Improvement
By Robert Anthony, Ph.D
Have you purchased self-improvement programs or read self-improvement books that you thought were going to change your life but nothing really changed after your purchased them? You are not alone.
Self-Improvement is a False Concept
Billions of dollars are spent every year on self-improvement books and programs. Why do we purchase these types of materials in the first place? It is because we are suffering from "The Disease of Self Improvement."
The Disease of Self Improvement is the false notion that somehow we are "deficient" and in order to be happy and successful we have to "improve" ourselves. The very act of trying to improve ourselves causes us to believe that there is something wrong with us in the first place.
The idea that there is something wrong with us is simply not true. So before we go any further -I want you to understand that you cannot "improve" yourself because there is nothing wrong with you.
The only thing "wrong" is your beliefs ABOUT yourself and about the way life works.
Moving Past the Idea That You Need to Improve Yourself
So how do you begin to live your life without the need for "self improvement"? First, begin by understanding that you already have everything you need to be happy and successful.
Because it is so deeply embedded into your psyche that you dont even know it is there, or where to find it, you seek out self-improvement material to help you find what you ALREADY have.
When we suffer from the Disease of Self Improvement, we presuppose that there is something wrong with us or something missing from our lives. We believe the cure is another book, program, system or seminar that will show us how we can improve ourselves so that we can finally have what we want.
Why You Have to Think for Yourself
Where did we get this idea that we are deficient and need to improve ourselves? We got it from looking outside ourselves and comparing ourselves to others. We have allowed well-meaning parents, teachers, religious leaders and peer groups to tell us that there is something fundamentally wrong with us. Simply put, we have forgotten how to think for ourselves.
Why dont more people think for themselves? The reason is that most people dont want to think. Instead they just drift through life - desperately looking for authority figures to tell them what to think.
They question nothing, and accept everything they are told as though they are in a hypnotic trance -which of course they really are...
The Effects of The Mind Virus
Most people have a sheep mentality. They look to others (especially other groups) to tell them what to think and just follow them like sheep. Its been so long since they actually thought for themselves, that they have simply lost the skill.
We have allowed others to plant a mind virus within us that tells us we need to improve ourselves before we can fit in and be happy and successful. But what we fail to understand is that it is a virus and it is infecting us every day.
A mind virus is like a computer virus. When a hacker sends out a virus and we open the attachment, we are automatically infected with the virus without our conscious knowledge or intent.
When we watch TV, or gossip, or complain about not having the things we want in our life, this negative mind "virus" not only infects us, but the people around us. They go about their business and proceed to infect several other computers (unconscious minds) with their negative programming. That causes people to manifest things on their life that they dont want -all below the level of their conscious awareness.
Your Internal Anti-Virus Software
The solution in the computer world is to keep your anti-virus program up-to-date and let it run in the background. The solution in the world where all of creation begins -the world of your thoughts, is to keep your focus on what feels good to you and the things you want.
When you do that, you naturally avoid things that would otherwise do great harm to your system by infecting you unconsciously - like gossip, TV, people who complain and people who have negative energy.
When you think about and talk about things that are in harmony with your desires, instead of thinking about what is wrong with you and the rest of the world, you will no longer be a victim of the Disease of Self Improvement.
On the other hand, when you fall prey to thinking that there is something wrong with you and that you need to "fix" yourself your life is heading in the wrong direction.
You Already Have the Answers
The truth about you is you don't need self-improvement, you're already a guru and the solutions to your biggest problems are within you -not in some other guru not even me!
What if you knew the answers and the reasons for everything in your life? Is this possible? Absolutely! The answers to everything you need to know are within you. But you have to experience it from the inside out not the outside in.
When you live from the inside out you will know EVERYTHING because you are connected to the true Source of all wisdom. If you live your life from the outside in you will be controlled by your mind.
The only cure for this Disease of Self Improvement is to learn how to create your life by design, instead of by default. By that I mean you choose what you want, rather than having others choose for you.
You have no choice about creating. You are creating all the time whether you know it or not. The question is, do you want to create your life consciously or unconsciously?
Now I have good news and bad news. The bad news is you can create anything you want if you struggle long enough and push hard enough. But that is creating in reverse because anytime you struggle or effort at anything, you are flowing against the Universe. The easiest way to create the life you want is to flow with the Universe.
Breaking Out of the Trap of Self-Improvement
It took me over 30 years to figure this out. Trust me, I could have been the poster boy for struggle. Like you, I read all the self-improvement books including Think and Grow Rich and still kept struggling. That was until I learned the secret of how to apply the principles of quantum physics.
Once you understand how to cooperate with the principles of quantum physics and the Law of Attraction, you will finally break out of the Self-Improvement trap for the rest of your life.
What most people dont understand is that we do not attract what we want; we attract what we focus on. For example, almost everyone wants more money, so obviously wanting is not the key to having it.
If you are currently experiencing anxiety, scarcity, depression, or an inability to attract what you desire, you must take a look at how you have been attracting these things into your life. In other words, you must look at the attractor pattern that brought these things into your life.
Your Vibrations Must Match Your Desires
They show up in your life because you have consciously, or more than likely, unconsciously been focusing on what you dont want instead of what you do want. In short, you are not creating a vibrational match.
All the obstacles you face in your life are the result of a vibrational mismatch. Until you decide to consciously connect with a higher vibrational level, you will remain stuck where you are.
I would like to share with you, one of the most important principles of The Secret of Deliberate Creation and it is this: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.
Do You Believe You Have Infinite Possibilities?
So how do you look at your life? Your life is essentially based on what you believe to be true about yourself. This determines your level of expectations. These expectations are based on your belief in limitation, scarcity and pessimism about what is possible for you. These beliefs form the basis of how you look at life, and THAT perception creates what you attract and what you experience.
So what you have or dont have -or what you can create or cannot create will be determined by your limited viewpoints of impossibility. Instead of trying to improve yourself, start to realize that the Source Energy within you is limitless. And because you are one with this Source Energy or the Universal Creative Mind, the possibilities for you are also limitless.
However, this Source Energy can only work through you when you are in harmony with it.
Tapping Into Source Energy
teaches us that Source Energy or the Universal Creative Mind is in a constant
state of supplying everything we can possibly imagine. It takes orders
24/7. It never shuts down, never takes a holiday, sick leave, or any days
off. It is perpetually there to take orders and supply what you have asked
The answer is simple. If it is always giving what we ask for and if you are experiencing any shortages in your life, then you are creating resistance to allowing it to come into your life. You are placing resistance in the way of the natural flow of whatever you desire.
If the Universe is based on the law of energy and attraction, which means everything is vibrating at a particular frequency, and you dont have what you want, then you are vibrating at a frequency that is in contradiction to what you desire.
This is why so many people have problems in their lives. It has nothing to do with money, relationships, heath or anything else. Simply put, they are not in vibrational harmony or vibrational match with their desires. Instead, they are creating resistance to what they desire, yet trying to attract it at the same time.
Thoughts that emphasize lack, limitation, scarcity, unworthiness, fear, doubt or worry set up a contradiction in energy. That contradiction creates a field of dis-allowing. In essence, you are out of harmony with your desires.
Stop Resisting, Start Allowing
Remember, you are part of the Universal Creative Mind. If you put yourself into a nonresistant state of mind, which means you are in harmony with your desires, then the Source Energy or the Universal Creative Mind will work in harmony with you to bring forth your desires. It has no choice in that matter. It can only act upon your thoughts and feelings that have no vibrational contradiction to your desire.
It all comes back to whether we choose to create our lives by design or by default. If you create your life by default you will spend the rest of your life trying to "improve" yourself. But I will say this again - you dont need to improve yourself, you just need to improve your thoughts about yourself.
You need to learn how to align your energy and how to cooperate and flow with the Universe instead of against it. Most of all, you need to learn the basics of creation through the principles of quantum physics and understand how this creative process works. If you do this and you cooperate with the process, you can live a life free of fear, doubt, worry and struggle a life where everything comes to you easily and effortlessly. A life without the need for self -improvement.
I do not teach self-improvement. Instead I teach people how to cure themselves from the Disease of Self improvement by creating their lives by design.
As always, I wish you the best of everything that you are willing to accept for yourself.
Robert Anthony is the author of 15 books including the million
copy best sellers "The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self Confidence" and
"Advanced Formula for Total Success". His latest creation is
the comprehensive training program The Secret of Deliberate Creation
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