Bob Proctor and Trying Harder

I came across this video today that ties in perfectly with my post called, Trying Too Hard.

Indeed, this find seems very synchronistic. :)


  1. The Secret is the latest and by far the worst example of a HIGHLY profitable trend where self-help gurus with fabricated new age titles and little relevant education, credentials or legitimate expertise brainwash us into believing that they know what is best for us, our marriages and our families.

    Often their only contribution to society is introducing some exotic sounding, new age philosophy. However, they often cleverly form an incestuous group of like-minded “experts” who cross-promote each other by swearing their success is due to following the beliefs of another member of their “cult!” All the while, they ply the airwaves jockeying for an ever-larger audience by appearing in the national media to garner third-party endorsements.

    The Self-Help Movement has become the Self-Destruct Movement by diminishing or destroying our critical thinking skills to choose and evolve on our own. We have given up the freedom to build healthy lives, marriages and families based on our unique history and life experience. Instead many victims, blinded to the value of their own life experiences, are attracted to the latest secret in self-help, in an attempt to find out what they should think, feel and how they should act... this is the definition of a cult.

    The solution is a return to our (common) senses! The best way out of this learned “self-helplessness” is to go cold turkey. Stop following ALL self-help gurus now. Begin, instead, to reclaim your natural, God-given ability to think for yourself. The common sense that was once readily available to all of us is still there free of charge and waiting to be applied to just about any challenge we might face in life… all you have to do is use it.

    Please, let's all work together to stop the flock of "sheepeople" who blindly move from one UNPROVEN concept to the next, looking for the answers to life's challenges that you already possess and that is the OBVIOUS!

  2. Hi Dr. Curtis:

    Thank-you for sharing your opinion. I have no intention of trying to change it, as you are most certainly entitled to think any way that you wish.

    As you responded to the post with Bob Proctor's video, I would like to mention that he does have credentials, experience and education. While I'm sure that there must be some who do not, Mr. Proctor is not one of them. He is University educated with many years experience in both business and law of attraction. He teaches using a combination of practical action and using your thoughts and feelings in a positive way when he works with corporations and organizations.

    I'm sorry that you feel that your freedom has been taken from you. I have to say that I don't feel that way. I'm a grown-up and I know that I have to be responsible for my own life and that no one can make me a victim unless I let them.

    Thanks again for voicing your perspective. It will give people something to think about while they are forming their own opinions.

    Take care.

  3. Last night, after I shut down the computer, it hit me why Dr. Curtis' name seemed so familiar. When I was a kid, our family doctor's name was John Curtis. If that Dr. Curtis was still alive, he'd be about 120, so I'm betting it's not the same one. :)

  4. Apology to Dr. Curtis:

    Sorry, Dr. Curtis, but I got Jack Canfield and Bob Proctor's education reversed. Jack Canfield is a Harvard Graduate, but Mr. Proctor did not attend university.


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