Some self-improvement writers will try to paint a ‘one size fits all’ picture to describe how the world works. They’ll tell you that, no matter what, regardless of circumstances, you will be successful if you do ‘x.’
Well, that’s not how the world works at all, which is one of the reasons why I guarantee absolutely nothing. The best I can do is provide suggestions based on patterns that have repeated themselves over and over again.
I can confidently assert that if you follow these patterns over a long enough period of time, your odds of getting what you want are quite high, but you’re never going to reach that point if you’re unable to deal with reality.
What do I mean by this?