Books don’t remove fears.

People do.

You’ve probably read a ton of books or articles about something you’re afraid of, or a problem you’re looking to solve, yet little action came out of it. Perhaps, it did convince you to hire that consultant, or to seek out other personal advice.

That’s because books give us a path, but they aren’t a guide. People are guides. They tell us everything will be okay in the tone of voice we need, with a reassuring confidence and poise.

Humans solve problems for other humans, books may illuminate the trail, or show who we should be talking to, but more often than not, it’s not as powerful as a conversation with it’s author would be.