There are some books that entertain, some that inform or enhance your knowledge and then there are books that seem to address the soul, some life-changing books that will make you question your beliefs, staying with you long enough even after you have finished reading. It’s incredible how just one book can change your perspective on life.
Are you looking for a book that will change your life? Are you wanting leverage on yourself to make actual changes, here are 10 books that will help you change your life.
As Viktor E. Frankl said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
With this thought in pandemic lockdown, let’s learn about ourselves and make an action plan to develop ourselves.
1. Essentialism: The Discipline Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Do you struggle with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilized? Or feel busy but not productive? If your answer is yes to any of these, then you need a way out to become an essentialist.
So Essentialism has a novel way of thinking about productivity and life. It is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of these things almost effortless.
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This is the best book for learning how to communicate with people. Author does an outstanding job showing that good communication really has nothing to do with smooth words but knowing the right tactics to use while interacting with others. Communication is one of the most important skills.
If you want to become a better communicator and want to get better at working with people, then you should read this now.
3. Atomic Habit by James Clear
Atomic Habit is the definitive guide to break destructive behaviour and adopt pleasant ones in four steps showing how small, incremental, everyday routines compound and add up to massive positive change.
If you want to be consistent with your habits and want to know how and why to form pleasant habits. It will guide you on how to develop a pleasant habit or avoid any habit that you dislike.
4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
This book is about the spiritual journey to find the true and deepest self and how one can reach their own self with spirituality. It introduces you to your natural enemy, your mind, and how to be mindful of the present moment as the future is just an illusion. Understanding this concept on a deep level will release so much stress and worry from your life.
5. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
If you’re the one who is struggling to find out who you are? What you want to do in life? Then you must read ‘Start with why’.
In this book, the author explains why this approach works and how aspiring leaders can incorporate it. Simon Sinek mentioned that “People don’t buy What you do, they buy Why you do it”. So if you want to start something new, you must read Start with Why. This book is for everyone who wants to know why something is happening with them and why they want to do that.
6. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
This book is about the mindset. It explains what we compare a growth mindset to, what a fixed mindset is, why you want to have a growth mindset and how it will help you in life. So much of why certain people excel and grow over others is because they have a different mindset. This book goes deep into what makes up a growth mindset, and it will open another world for your growth potential.
7. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
This book is about the power of compounding, the power of compounding effects on your actions and habits. The lesson we get from this book is that if you do a minor thing each day, it will affect your way of thinking over time so you can make big changes.
8. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The book is a contrast between two characters, Rich dad and Poor dad, to teach various financial principles. The primary takeaway of the book is that those who aren’t good with their money and have less because they work for money, whereas those who are good with money and have more because they learn how to make money and people with less money work for them.
If you want to improve your ability to manage your finances, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the perfect package of enlightening knowledge and actionable instructions.
9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This book is one of several popular classics and one of those books that everyone should read because all lessons are so impactful that they are still relevant to this day.
The author talks about an integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems with powerful insights. This book spot-on anecdotes and reveals a pathway for living with fairness and how to take advantage of opportunities that create change.
10. No Excuses: The Power of Self Discipline by Brian Tracy
If you are someone who finds a struggle to discipline yourself or who keeps breaking rules which you have set for yourself now and then, definitely read this book.
Each book is a pleasure to read, a treasure to ponder and ultimately change something deep inside of you.