These books were all recommended by people I trusted or on reading lists that had previously given me good results. For some reason, though, I just kept reading other things first. When I finally read each of these books, I was sad that I hadn’t read them sooner and happy that I’d finally done it.
Here’s the list :
- How to win friends and influence people (by Dale Carnegie)
– Best way to win an argument is to avoid it.
– Don’t criticise, condemn or complain.
– Remember names and make the other person feel important.
– These practical tips along with many others are worth mastering.
- Man’s search for meaning (by Viktor E. Frankl)
– He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow.
– Without hope, meaning a future, death will come soon.
– You can resist your environment’s influence.
– There is meaning in suffering.
– You can get used to anything, and so much more. I can’t even begin to scratch the surface of how essential this book is for every human being to read.
- The power of now (by Eckhart Tolle)
– The power of now takes the best life lessons from wide-ranging spiritual religions like Christianity and Buddhism and shows you a super applicable way to integrate them into your life.
– More commitment, more inner peace and moments of enlightenment. Above else, you’ll be on a right path.
- 7 habits of highly effective people (by Stephen R. Covey)
– An absolute masterpiece with easy to follow tips, this book is helpful for both businesses and individuals.
– It will teach you to “put first things first” and “begin with the end in mind”. It is a classic in management and leadership literature and should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to be a leader.
- The power of habit (by Charles Duhigg)
– Habits play such an important role in shaping our future, and this book will explain exactly why and how to use your habits to your advantage.
- The subtle art of not giving a fuck (by Mark Manson)
– A guide to dealing with life, when things get fucked up.
– This is book is all about how to handle life’s inevitable disappointment and painful moments and keep moving forward no matter what.
What books would you add to the list?