What Vampires Can Teach Us About Self-Development

What Vampires Can Teach Us About Self-Development by Charles Sledge

So what can everyone’s favorite fantasy monster teach us about self-development? Lots, actually. If you look hard enough you can find lessons in anything. From observing how people act around you, to things in your environment, to even a TV commercial. Not that the commercial (or TV) itself is going to have anything useful but it can spark an idea or thought train that can lead to something good. One thing I’ve learned is that it pays to always be open to ideas, and no that’s what vampires have to teach us about self-development.

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you’ll know that the purpose of life is constant ascension to be better. To level up your life everyday, to become more powerful than you were the day before. You do this through soaking up knowledge, learning from experience, and experimenting on yourself and your life. Influx of knowledge combined with taking action on that knowledge leads to growth. That is the purpose of life, which means that learning all that you can about developing yourself is incredibly important.

What Does A Vampire Do?

Alright so I know there’s different myths about the vampire, this is mine because it goes with what I’m talking about here and makes sense. A vampire is a creature that goes around draining the life out of other creatures to become more powerful. He has to keep moving from victim to victim because each victim has only so much life force or whatever that the vampire can drain from them. So to stay alive and grow in power the vampire must keep moving and keep gaining more life force. Otherwise it dies.

How This Relates To Self-Development

Alright so now you wondering what the hell does this have to do with me, with becoming a better strong man, and with my self-development. I want you to look out at everyone that you look up to who has the life that you want. I want you to look at them in the same way that a vampire looks at his victims. Meaning whenever someone has something you want say it’s big muscles, a six figure income, or pulling beautiful girls every night you are going to go to them and get everything you can out of them.

You are going to take all the knowledge they have by reading their books, watching their videos, talking to them, or whatever until they have nothing left to give you. And then you are going to move on to the next and so on and so forth. Treat their knowledge in the same way that a vampire treats his victim’s life force. To keep growing and keep moving forward you have to keep attaining new knowledge and take action on it. Eventually you are going to get all that you can from someone (if they are not growing themselves) and it’ll be time to move on to the next “victim”.

This constant attainment of new power leads to you becoming more powerful. And that cycle just keeps going. Get everything you can out of everyone that you can to use for your own power. Utilize the hard won knowledge that others have to fuel your own growth and development. Only a fool learns from his own limited experience. Get a leg up by getting the knowledge of others. Go to the masters get everything you can out of them and move forward and upwards onto the new masters. Remember life is about constant ascension.

Be A Leader

Then you’re knowledge will help others with their ascension as well. So there are differences from the vampire but the concept holds true. When you use someones knowledge and grow past them then they have succeeded as mentors. I hope all who read my blog take it and do more than me. That’s the mark of a good teacher. Stand on the shoulders of giants and then become a giant yourself. If you ever stop you’ll dry up and die like the vampire.

Remember you’re either moving forward or backwards there is no standing still. You are in constant movement every moment of every day. Make sure that movement is moving forward and that it’s going to take you where it is that you want to go. Become stronger, better, and more powerful day in and day out. And utilize all the resources (especially people) around you.

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-Charles Sledge

Charles Sledge