There is one phrase I type so many times that my fingers probably twitch these keystrokes while I sleep:
You don’t need to buy anything from me, to improve your eyesight. Everything you need is in the blog.
Usually it’s something I mention responding to e-mails from people saying they wish they could afford BackTo20/20, or that they’ll do it eventually, or asking whether they can get an extension for sign-up, or an exception if their invite already expired.
And I always say it. Don’t need to buy anything.
The only reason to spend money, is to get a structured approach, and support. That’s it. You don’t need either. It’s nice to have. I’d have it. But need? Not really. To help make this point, an e-mail today from Roberto, a reader of the blog and myope (and not a student in BackTo20/20). In response to my occasional checking in with readers, he describes his progress in some detail.
As you read his e-mail bear in mind that Roberto did this while just reading the forum. He hasn’t been badgering me for answers via e-mail, he hasn’t been whining, he hasn’t bought anything. He’s just been reading, making sense of it all, and applying what he’s been learning. Here’s what he’s managed to accomplish so far:
Nice work, Roberto.
Take encouragement from this progress report. Well on track, and just from reading the blog. He is doing it, you can too!