I have a long standing iunterest in the self-help movement and it’s materials, ideas, and authors. In the self-help philosophies we can see how the occult and esoteric ideas of earlier centuries have evolved to become a new toolset. It’s a curious toolset, a strange mix of the useful and practical and the patently ridiculous and exploitative. But, for people interested in self-development, studying the ideas and language of the self-helpers can be fairly important.

Some of the practical applications can also be directly useful – for instance, I liked some of the attitudes in this article – yes, they apply to the ordinary persson who just wants to be a better salesman, but they also apply to the student of self-development.

So I thought you folks might enjoy reading this:

Number 1 – They Think, Say, & Do Negative Things.

Number 2 – They Act Before They Think.

Number 3 – They Talk Much More Than They Listen

Number 4 – They Give Up Easily

Number 5 – They Try to Bring Others Down To Their Level

Number 6 – They Waste Their Time

Number 7 – They Take the Easy Way Out

The 7 Destructive Habits of Incompetent People, from Mind Power News