When I was in my 20s & 30s I read several Steven Covey self help books and listened to his cassettes. I found them useful and inspiring both for my business activities and in my relations with family and friends.
Have Dorset Humanists found any good self-help material that they have found useful over the years? Please leave a comment if you have.Recent Dorset Humanist Dave E is now searching for secular self-development material. He says (the links are all mine): "Finding supernatural free self-improvement literature is proving more of a challenge than I'd expected. Whilst some are overtly religious such as Covey's "7 habits" almost all seem to give God, or a higher cosmic power, at least a mention. There's a fair amount of borderline stuff but whenever I think I've found an example totally free of divine, or cosmic, influence references, the author blows it by stating something like "and as sure as God made those little green apples.....", or "as the scriptures state....". Even eminent psychologist, Martin Seligman, pioneer of "positive psychology", author of "Learned Optimism" and a lifelong non-believer has apparently gone a bit mystic towards the end of his more recent book, "Authentic Happiness".
Andy Gilbert's, "Go M.A.D - The art of making a difference" and I'm relatively sure that I've not seen a direct mention of any mythological entities, or cosmic forces (unless I've subconsciously filtered them) and he provides a fairly mechanical treatment of most of the principles.
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