Have crazy plans for your life? Or trying to alter everything for the better?
A big part of the journey is the doing, but also the knowledge of how? And there is nothing better than books to help you know how to accelerate the results you are trying to get. It is also a good company with people who already understand your willingness to improve everything and realize how confusing this path could be.
I find myself committed to continuous change and highly motivated when I am consistent at the practice of reading a book I’m curious to finish.
Reading in personal development is like knowing better and doing better. Then the better of everything finds its way.
It’s pretty simple to accomplish anything if you choose the right set of books that will help you do so.
Here are some of the best personal development book recommendations to make your 2021 remarkable and the years that follow.
1# Atomic habits by James clear
The mastery of building good habits and the knowledge of how to end bad habits is essential for leading a great life. The book atomic habits includes powerful strategies derived from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to assistance you master breaking bad habits and building new ones.
The book also contains real stories of famous characters such as star comedians who used the power of atomic habits to achieve success in all of their life aspects. After finishing atomic habits, you will know exactly why bad habits continue to repeat themselves and how to form new good habits much easier. Atomic habits is a must-read if you want to have control over your habits.
2# How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
Struggling to form new relations or think your current social attitude needs some nourishment? Then how to win friends and influence people is the book for you. Throughout the book, dale teaches you how to make people like you, how to influence your surroundings positively, and even smartly change people.
With the help of this book, there is a higher chance to rock it at job interviews, get promoted, and be socially lovable. In other words, it is a great addition to both your personal and professional life. Plus, this book sold over 15 million copies! Don’t you think it is worth reading?
3# The happiness equation by Neil Pasricha
This is a rich yet simple book that teaches you all things happiness-related. While reading the happiness equation, you will gain a new and deeper concept of true happiness.
Pasricha unlocks the 9 main secrets to happiness and why being successful doesn’t always mean happy. You will also be able to differentiate between internal and external goals and their importance. And finally, understand and apply the equation of how to want nothing and do anything to have everything!
Curious to learn about this contradiction? Read the book.
4# You are a badass by Jen Sincero
You are a badass reveals to you why are you the way you are, how to love what you can’t change, and change what you don’t love to create a life you enjoy.
Jen Sincero packed the book with stories and easy exercises to help you believe in your own greatness and get rid of any self-sabotaging beliefs that are holding you back.
The book covers three main themes that will help you unlock your greatness, and these are self-love, being present, and energy! Three major life-changing aspects you need to know more about.
5# Can’t hurt me by David Goggins
Can’t hurt me is all about making things work for your favor, even if you feel like a victim. Goggins lived a hard life, and through his story, he shares how he transformed cruelty and past pain into greatness.
This book talks about self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work. You will also get to know that you only use 40% of your capabilities and how to use your full potential to shift your reality. If you don’t know the story of David Goggins yet, then properly, you are missing out on some real inspiration.
6# Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
In the book mindset, carol illustrates how powerful mindset is and how it affects all of your reactions to life situations. You will know how to reshape your reality by changing your mindset the right way and know exactly the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
This book is a powerful tool if you don’t know the hidden reason for some of your actions that keep repeating themselves leading to the same undesired results. The answer to it all could be your mindset. How well is yours?
7# The success principles by Jack Canfield
This book is full of all the success blocks you may need in the following years of your life. The success principles introduce you to success basics, and these include taking full responsibility, using the power of goal-setting, staying focused, and others.
The book doesn’t only talk about professional success; it talks about all types of success.
How to use passion, gratitude, and enthusiasm for your favor? How to be less fearful and deal with the hindering noises in your head? How to build wealth and be a success is what this book is about.
8# The power of now by Eckhart Tolle
The power of now is more about being peaceful and calm. While reading the book, you may get surprised to know that your mind is one of your biggest enemies in life. Your mind tends to wander in the past and the future leaving the beauty of now the only one truth that exists. In the book, you will understand how your mind works and how to stop feeling past pain and future worry.
Reading the power of now may seem like meditation, and it is actually. So if you want to be fully present at the moment and be your true self, away from any distraction, then this book is for you.
9# Rewire by Richard O’Connor
Rewire is another powerful book that introduces you to your brain. The book talks deeply about the two types of brains you have: a conscious and an automatic or unconscious brain.
In rewire, Richard O’Connor displays a set of self-destructive behaviors such as mindless guilt, and procrastination among others, and the guide for how to end them.
This guide helps you build more self-control, say no to temptations through understanding how you automatically respond to daily triggers and how you could in detail train your brain to act as you want to achieve your end goals much easier. Rewire is a great read for anyone prone to depression or is already depressed.
10# Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Personal development is about continuous change and moving forward. If you don’t fully understand your motives, then you’re probably going to stop at a certain point when you feel tired or bored!
It is important to know about true motivation and that has nothing to do with money or material stuff.
In Drive, Daniel H. Pink unfolds the three elements of true motivation: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. How to put the three motivation elements into action? To stay on the track of moving forward in life.
Listening could be as powerful as reading
Thinking about books, your mind first thinks of the physical product, even though a book could also mean content recorded.
Reading is a form of learning. When you read a paper book, you engage the sense of sight together with imagination. When you listen to an audiobook, you use listening together with imagination. Listening needs less effort than paying attention to written words, which could give your imagination a bigger space. It is also good to listen to the reader’s voice while trying to fall asleep, walking, or doing some other tasks.
Audiobooks are a great tool to help you keep going on your learning journey when you don’t have the mood to catch an actual book or while driving or walking and got some space for some extra words of wisdom to guide you through.
Another benefit to listening to audiobooks is that they are much faster and easier to finish. It’s no effort to finish a 5-hour book while doing your home chores or cooking.
I have myself finished four full books in a single week while in the kitchen and walking around at home!
Give audiobooks a try!
If interested to add audiobooks to your plans, I highly recommend amazon audible. It is what I personally use. And if you’re not yet sure of how the experience might feel, amazon audible provides you with a full month free membership and two free audiobooks to decide later whether or not audiobooks are for you. You can sign up for your amazon audible free trial here.
So, whether you are a paper book lover or an audiobook chooser, what do you think of these recommendations? Have you read any of these books? And which one was added to your reading list?
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