With so many books in the market today, it can be hard to narrow down the ones to read. The books we’ve recommended provide lasting insights into habits that will change your life. These books steer clear from quick fixes, and will spark you into smart, sustainable action.
Most of these books were written many years ago, long before technology reduced our attention spans drastically. That’s also why we only chose four – focus is important.
You will need to read these books more than once throughout the course of your life.
1. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie (1948)
A guidebook to life
Key Learning – Dale explores an alternate view on things and writes about concepts that are incredibly relatable to day-to-day living with real life examples. You will not find anything mind-blowing but you’ll see your problems in a whole new light.
Even though the book was written long before the internet or smart phones, the ideals he championed remain constant and probably has a more profound impact today. This book should be read several times throughout your life and will bring you new meaning each time you re-read it.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey (1989)
There’s always something that you can do.
Key Learning – Stephen structures your life into 3 parts and helps you realise that YOU are in control of your life. You will learn to take responsibility and take positive action for everything that happens in your life. It will also help you prioritise your time successfully.
3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (1937)
Six steps to program your mind for success
Key Learning – There is no stock picking strategy or a quick rich scheme in this book. There is, however, a hidden secret within the pages of the book, and it cannot be explicitly written out. It works better when you discover it for yourself.
You might find after reading it a few times, in a few years or maybe after the 3rd chapter. A great book to read to program your mind for success.
Key Learning – This book should be taught in schools and is strongly recommended if you’re in sales. The book champions the power of listening, being encouraging and helps you be a much better communicator.
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