Most of the self help crowd, like most WSO sellers, are self-deluded charlatens selling things that are destined to fail. Zig Ziglar. Brian Tracey. Matt Furey. Dr Robert Anthony. New-age garbage and fantasy. I succumbed to the BS of Brian Tracy and his made up stats of writing goals every day in the present tense, only to get nowhere. This is the same for anyone.
These guy’s are pseudo-science peddlars, no matter how convinced they are they have magic powers and can convince you.
It is after many years of wading through that kind of stream of nonsense that I have had the good fortune of discovering Kevin Hogan and his Goal Acquisition course on Saturday night. It was on Biztorrents and it had great reviews and I trust them on there as it is a learned crowd. I’m on cd 9 out of 13 1 hour CDs.
I can’t really do justice to just what a great course this is. It’s grounded in science and the real world. No LOA bs. Solid neuroscience, genetics, evolution. This guy is real.
I have a strong scientific and rational bent. I was willing to suspend all that trying out the promises of the BS merchants, even though I know what they taught was impossible. Jack Canfield talking about having 1000’s of goals all wrote down. Ziglar 100 goals. Anything you want blah blah blah, because Billionaires like Dan Pena talks about them a lot and all wealthy people, so I got duped by listening to the wrong people and just ended up frustrated.
Kevin Hogan’s program is different. It’s real world, credible, scientifically validated stuff. And it will make sense to any person who has set goals and never achieved them using conventional methods as to exactly why they never achieved them before. It offers a real way to improve your life and get where you want that doesn’t rely on faith in some mystical benevolent universal force that doesn’t even exist, or weird navel gazing practices.
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I would advise not approaching listening with the mind set of whether you like the way the guy talks or not or how you feel about him personally. Although the guy is skilled narrator.
The content is all important. The objective, undeniable, factual truth of it. And the fact that it is based on today’s knowledge of how the brain works and up-to-date studies, not thousands of years of quasi-religious folk belief. It’s the truth. And I recommended only because of that. And because I know that kind of thing will not be found in the usual crowd of cult figures.
But it’s important most of all because really, unless you are a bit strange, the goal setting process itself, and getting all excited and pumped up, the navel gazing, the bountiful universe, the feel-good stuff and all the preparation and rituals are not the goal, you actually just want your life to be a certain way, for things to change, and you want a real way to get there and be living those things you actually do have a very good statistical chance of accomplishing for real, and not in some deluded state that it is all going to turn out for you because you are writing your goals everyday and seeing things in your mind, which don’t materialize in reality but feel ok anyway. This isn’t a spiritual kind of training where you have to be on a certain vibe to get what is being said, like reading Lao Tzu or philosophical, mystical writing about the world or universe. You just have to know that there is a lot of bullshit and nonsense out there like the Secret, and other things like that that don’t and can’t work because they are based on beliefs about the universe that most scientists know to be false or just don’t know either way, and want the straight truth about things so you can get on in life for real and achieve things.
Also you see why all the other stuff on goals (except say the Maltz/Kennedy stuff to a degree) that these big, creepy, grinning success gurus teach is laughable nonsense. I knew when I was advised to sit down and write everything I ever wanted in life with no limits, in full detail, like it’s real and must, by the iron clad universal law of cause and effect, materialize through sheer mental power and thought, that I was suspending all rational sense and good judgement.
This isn’t a recommendation based on a personal favourite personality I like. I just want to point out that if people are not ready to face reality and actually get on in life and put in the work, then you’re right, this isn’t for them because they aren’t ready to hear that. If they want motivation and to feel good and get out of the dumps, then this isn’t for them right now. If they are in the position of ”look, just give me the fucking truth on what I need to do get over the things holding me back and the self-sabotage, the inertia, the fears, habits and be a real world success in what I am aiming for without having to believe in patent nonsense”, then you’ll want to get this. Earnest study it so you understand what is necessary in your own life, and then apply what you’ve learn to your own daily life. This is a master work. Like any great work of any kind. It’s that which is important.