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We Don’t Need More Self Improvement: We Need Creators.

Countries all across the planet have created this huge self-improvement movement in the last few decades. It’s at an all-time high.

Passive consumption does nothing for no one.

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Let me stop you for a second.

Thus far, you might be falling for the lie that I’m against self-improvement. I’m not. I consume more of it than is humanly possible. The challenge was that after a while, likes, comments, money and internet fame got boring.

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“Stuffing your face with positive content so you can then stuff your face with the riches of life is not the end game”

Self-improvement never stops. It’s what you do with it that’s crucial.

How’d you like to play a game where you never win? That’s what self-improvement is. It’s a game you play by yourself (how lonely?) that never feels like you got anywhere. You keep on improving and then move further away from the person you used to be.

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Self-improvement makes us think we’re getting somewhere.

The reason why self-improvement has become so addictive is that it leads us to the conclusion that we’re making progress. Just like when you play games on your phone, as you reach the next level and you crank up the difficulty, the progress you’re experiencing feels really good.

“You don’t always need to be going somewhere. Where you are right now is beautiful. That’s the hack”

An overdose of self-improvement can lead to perfectionism.

So, if there’s no end goal, then what can this daily self-improvement obsession cause you to do? The answer I’ve found is it can lead to perfectionism.

Execution is the key, not the pump up that is self-improvement.

The harsh reality is you’ll only be remembered when you’re dead for what you created, not how much self-improvement you did. The aim of life is to execute on something, anything. The word execution is a close relative of the word creation.

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Just seeing the world through others is not enough.

One of the core concepts of self-improvement is modeling others through, podcasts, books, events, etc. The challenge with this is that if you never get in the car and drive it yourself, then all you have is an idea of what life is like rather than real-world experience.

***Final Thought***

I hope I’ve managed to shed some light on the myth that too much self-improvement brings. Too much focus on yourself will lead to more pain. Concentrate on executing, creating and doing things that are not only good for “yourself.”

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