Deepak Chopra has been an influential figure in the alternative health movement and an accomplished medical, alternative practitioner. His most important novels are Timeless Mind, Ageless Body and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, every published in 1994 and 1993 respectively. However, it wasn’t until sometime in the late eighties he ventured into the realm of self-help writing, with his first book, Think and Grow Rich.
Though a controversial figure who presents himself as a guru, his novels attract a wide range of readers. The principles he promotes have had the effect of establishing him as a leader in the alternative self-improvement circles. But, there have always been critics who question the methods that he adopts. Deepak Chopra critics claim he takes a random approach to self-improvement through motivational saying and self explanatory books. They also point out that his teachings contradict the common belief that knowledge alone will lead to self-improvement.
Deepak Chopra’s method of attaining personal development is not far removed from other alternative medicine practices. His basic premise is that you can achieve a state of personal growth by fostering positive thinking in oneself and fostering one’s self-confidence level. By applying such teachings as the eight-limbed ladder of self-help, one can attain self-actualization, which then results in the accomplishment of the aims set by the mind. As such, Deepak Chopra presents himself as a prominent figure within the alternative medicine community.
However, this does not mean that Deepak Chopra’s influence goes beyond the boundaries of alternative medicine. He is still very much a part of the mainstream health care community. For example, when he published the book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he used the book to launch an initiative to the United States Army. The book was later turned into a television set and now has over one million copies in print. There is even a picture version of the book available on DVD.
Additionally, Deepak Chopra continues to hold many credentials outside of the classroom. For instance, he is the author of numerous medical publications and is a certified chiropractic physician. In addition, Deepak Chopra is a former contestant on the reality TV show”Survivor.” In this series, he was portrayed as a contestant who fought with a severe heart condition. As a result of this, he held many talks about improving one’s self-health through diet books, seminars, and speaking engagements.
One of those things that Chopra’s talk radio shows address is self-improvement. Many of his videos and books address this matter. He discusses how to use the power of the mind to deal with some of the difficulties we encounter in our own lives. For instance, he talked about the need to change our negative mindset. According to Chopra, if we continue to think this way, then we’ll stay stuck in our distress.
However, some people may wonder whether there is any validity to the notion of motivational self-improvement. In response to this question, the answer is that while the notion of self-improvement might be new to most people, self-help in general is a relatively long tradition. Many ancient philosophies, religious texts, and motivational speakers have addressed the dilemma of self-improvement. Most of them have also tried to make sense of the concept of self-improvement and motivation.
By way of example, a number of the top speakers will address issues such as self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and perseverance. All these are important and may contribute to our overall happiness and well-being. What many speakers do is emphasize that there are many ways to approach self-improvement. They encourage us to think of what it means to be moved. As they state,”motivation begins with a desire to change.”