Originally Posted by escapeplan
One could argue that the lie in Steve's business is the need for personal development in the first place.
Hey, I finally found something I kind of agree with you on.
I don't think it's a "lie" so much because I really believe that people believe that we need personal development (I've been one of those people) to change who we are.
I've been toying with the idea that personal development IS the root issue for a lot of us. That is, the NEED for personal development...that constant consumption of personal development materials (books, seminars, etc.). And that the way to tell if it IS the problem is if you are developing yourself THROUGH a focus on these materials.
However, personal development from a standpoint of growing through living and creating and being who you are...I think that's kind of a healthy way to view things (at least at this point in my life because that's where I'm at of course
Or perhaps it's more about recognizing that all experiences are growth experiences. Even when you think you're moving backward you're still moving forward. Even when you think you're not growing, you're still growing. These materials don't help you grow...they just allow you to focus on the fact that you're already growing.