One reason why I personally grew disillusioned with the success motivation movement that swept through my world recently, was that after reading a huge number of their resources, all of them began to sound alike, recommending the same shallow platitudes for the transformation of my life. I found that unacceptable.
The second gap I noticed in their literature was an absence of pragmatic processes, by which the goals they were touting could be achieved. It is not enough to tell me I can do all things if you can’t show me how to get it done. One ancient biblical writer was right when he suggested that the labour of the foolish wearies every one of them because they don’t know how to go to the City. ‘How’ is superior to ‘what’.
Of course, I was asking for too much, because, all that most of these authors or speakers had ever done was to give a speech or write a book. They hadn’t built things. I have since settled for the writings of doers and builders, rather than the writings of mere thinkers and talkers. This is not to say that there’s no place for thinkers and talkers in literature, but the focus of a leader and builder should be the study of other builders and leaders. And if any time is left, we will consider mere talkers and thinkers.