I have read countless self-help books. The one thing that I noticed is their message(s) are repeated throughout their writings. In one book the author actually lets you know that he will repeat his messages. As he explains, it’s to reinforce the importance of the message as well as help you remember.
I’ve listened to influencers who do this as well. One influencer responded to someone telling him he repeats himself by saying, “I only speak about what I know. I only speak about what is true. I’m not going to talk about things I don’t have knowledge on.” I believe this response to be refreshing and brilliant.
I had worried that after blogging for a year I might sound repetitive. However, I am only telling you my truth – what I’ve done – what I think. I do not want to give guidance that I have not tried myself or do not believe in for the sake of filling a page and gaining an audience.
I have read so many inspiring books and their messages do overlap. I appreciate these messages because it reinforces to me their effectiveness and my hope is that they will always be in the forefront of my mind. I am always in search of those who inspire. Sometimes, I’ll hear just one new word that clicks and have everything make sense.
It’s hard to listen to words of wisdom and let it really sink in and resonate. It’s even harder to start with negative thoughts, recognize them and pivot to more positive thoughts. Furthermore, it takes work for the mind to pull up that wisdom and let it influence your actions.
This is where the read repeat comes in. Training your brain to remember to pivot to positive as immediate as possible, have it become rote, if you will.
You can find inspiration everywhere, in music, in social media sites, and being around like-minded people. Below are some of my favorite influencers that I have learned from throughout the years. Look them up to get more information. Please feel free to share yours. I love new sources that either give me new insight or reinforce what I know.
Dr. Wayne Dyer was my first source of inspiration. When I was 18, I read “The Erroneous Zones”. The late Dr. Dyer has many wonderful books of which I have read and been inspired.
Gabrielle Bernstein. I’m reading the “Super Attractor”, and just finished her 21-Day Manifest Challenge.
Natasha Hazlett. I’m doing the “Unstoppable Influence” challenge and she is the author of the book with the same name.
Gary Vanyerchuk. Has authored books but I follow him on Instagram. Love him!
Mel Robbins. “5 Second Rule” . Just starting this book and already learning.
Katy O’Neil Shea. Daily Facebook post “Soul Shine 365”. Love this daily read!