Stop Being a Self-Help Junkie, Start Living Your Life

The point of self-improvement is to actually improve

Ayodeji Awosika
7 min readDec 12, 2021


“Motivation doesn’t last. Neither do showers. That’s why they’re recommended daily.” Zig Ziglar

I used to live by that quote. Maybe you’re living by it right now. At some point, you wanted to improve yourself. You traveled down the rabbit hole of personal development.

You’ve read the books, listened to the podcasts, taken the courses, attended the seminars, repeated the affirmations, and cycled through all the activities above more times than you can count.

The question is — have you gotten any better? Have you improved?

When I look at my life, I can honestly answer yes.

Self-Help Works (if You Don’t Become a Slave to it)

For the past three to four years, I’ve consumed some sort of self-help information on a daily basis. And it worked.

It helped me push through my mental barriers, step outside my comfort zone, and accomplish many of my dreams.

A funny thing happened a little while back. I turned on an audiobook — a book I’d probably read a version of dozens of times…