many are not contributing to the social good because they are listless and unhappy and are in fact pushing up the cost of social services. This is detrimental to our society as a whole. If they can be encouraged and helped to turn their life around, it benefits everyone.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) October 20, 2009
Millions of people are stuck in what life coach Rick Cameron refers to as a bog. They go through the same routine day after day and experience very little contentment. In his recent book Beyond The Bog: A Strategy to Transform a Life Mired In Hopelessness he provides a strategy for those who are ready to change. "Not only are people who are stuck in a bog robbing themselves of the joy of a fulfilling life", says Cameron, "many are not contributing to the social good because they are listless and unhappy and are in fact pushing up the cost of social services. This is detrimental to our society as a whole. If they can be encouraged and helped to turn their life around, it benefits everyone."
When Cameron talks about a negative effect on society, he is referring to financial costs stemming from such areas as unemployment insurance, social assistance, health care, crime, missed days at work not due to illness, and lack of productivity in the workplace. "If less people were stuck in their personal bogs, the financial burden on social programs would go way down and the benefit to productivity would go way up", Cameron says. But there are other negative effects stemming from this problem which are harder to delineate. "People who are in a bog affect the lives of those around them, and usually not for the better. They drag others down with them to varying degrees."
"Most people who are stuck in a bog are not even aware of it. They may be unhappy but they really don't know why," says Cameron. "And most of those who are aware either don't know what to do about it or lack the motivation to try." He believes his book can help anyone who is fed up with a lack of direction in their life and is ready to take the steps to change that. "As with any life changing program, it will only work if the individual is ready to set aside old, familiar habits and commit to new ones. This is a scary prospect for most people and requires a great deal of courage. Some may find the courage themselves while others may need to draw on the help of councilors and coaches."
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