Have you ever read a book that changed your entire perspective forever? A book that has stayed with you ever since and that, every time you remember it, makes that powerful feeling come alive again? If so, congratulations! You’ve experienced what might be the biggest benefit of reading: a lasting perspective shift that altered the course of your life forever. That’s why we read, and that’s what life-changing books are for!
• Reading can have a profound impact on your worldview, your emotions, and your actions.
• Life-changing books are not limited to a specific genre or topic; they can be anything from memoirs to fiction, as long as they resonate with you deeply.
• The author shares his personal list of 10 books that changed his life, and invites you to reflect on yours.
The Most Life-Changing Books
If you can’t find time to read, the best way is to listen to audiobooks while commuting, working out, or cooking.
Here are my top 10 books that will change your life. Read them to shape your thinking and improve your lifestyle.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The book is based on the assertion that any individual who has desire, faith and perseverance can reach the set goal no matter how unattainable it may seem. If we can learn to think like a billionaire, then we can start to act like one, and eventually become one.
here are 5 tips from the book as an example of what we are talking about
- “Wish can be turned into gold.”
- “If you continue to focus on poverty, you will adjust your mind to accept it as inevitable and end up thinking that you are a loser.”
- “The biggest problem for humanity is that everyone knows the word ‘impossible’.” Success comes to one who thinks in categories of success. Defeat follows him who allows himself to think in the categories of defeat.”
- “The longer you walk towards success, the closer you will be to it.” Too many people give up a step short of victory. Remember: someone else will do this step.”
- “You must put your mind to work and realize that making money should not be left to luck or chance. People who have acquired great wealth have long hoped, loved, wished and built before rivers of money started flowing to them.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Are you having a hard time changing your habits? If so, the problem is not you. The problem is in your system. Bad habits repeat themselves over and over again, not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for changing.
This book contains a tested and proven system that can take you to new heights.
You will learn how to:
- find time for new habits;
- to overcome the lack of motivation and will;
- change your environment to be more successful;
- get back on track when you veer off course;
- and many more things…
Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about success and progress and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits – whether you’re a team that wants to win a championship, a company that strives to rise above the competition or simply an individual who wants to quit smoking, lose weight, beat stress or achieve some other goal.
Habits are that tiny detail that can bring a huge package of positive changes to each of us.
To change your habits, you need to focus on the small and consistent actions that lead to big results, rather than the outcomes themselves.
12 life lessons by Jordan Peterson
Check out some of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life:
Stand straight with your shoulders back
When we stand upright, with our shoulders back, more serotonin is secreted in the body. Serotonin, on the other hand, has a direct impact on determination and consistency in achieving goals.
If you have an idol or know what kind of person you want to be, then act like that person.
Treat yourself as you treat your loved ones
You yourself know best your faults and mistakes of the past. But because of this you are probably being too strict and neglecting to take care of yourself.
To highlight this, Jordan stated that most people would rather buy medicine for their dog than for themselves.
Becoming a better person is not only your right, but also your duty. This can have a big impact not only on you, but also on the people around you.
Make friends with people who wish you the best
A good friend is a person who supports you on the way to your goal.
Those who encourage your bad behavior are just people who want to drag you down.
Do not forget that a good friend is one who sincerely rejoices in your success.
Compare yourself to the person you were yesterday, not someone else
During your life you will meet many people, and each of them will be better at something than you.
Because of this, it becomes obvious that there is no point in comparing yourself, because you will end up disappointed.
Ask every day what you can do better than yesterday and how you can be a better person than yesterday.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Covey’s seven habits are composed of the primary principles of character upon which happiness and success are based. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People puts forward a principle-centered approach to both personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Rather than focusing on altering the outward manifestations of your behavior and attitudes, it aims to adapt your inner core, character, and motives.
The seven habits in this book will help you move from a state of dependence to independence, and finally to interdependence. While society and most of the self-help books on the market champion independence as the highest achievement, Covey argues that it’s interdependence that yields the greatest results.
Interdependence is a more mature, advanced concept. It precludes the knowledge that you are an independent being, but that working with others will produce greater results than working on your own. To attain this level of interdependence, you must cultivate each of the seven habits laid out in the book. The seven habits are as follows:
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win/win
- Seek to understand first, before making yourself understood
- Learn to synergize
- Sharpen the saw
Essential manners for man
A man usually seeks etiquette tips from three types of people: a sharp woman he admires, a Jeeves, or a stylish metrosexual. In Post, great-grandson to the diamond-tongued Emily Post, he will find a mild-mannered golf companion. In his preface, Post explains that since most men don’t want a dry reference book on manners, he set out to write a”conversational” book” that men can read right through, from cover to cover.” Nonetheless, most readers may still prefer to skim this guide’s many subheadings, bullet points, and sidebars and head straight to what interests them.
To improve your manners, you need to learn from the best sources and apply the principles of etiquette to different situations and contexts.
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
-How to use your fear
-Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
-How to learn from everyone you meet
-Why you are not your thoughts
-How to find your purpose
-Why kindness is crucial to success
-And much more…
Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his resumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.
The Everyday Hero Manifesto by Robin Sharma
In The Everyday Hero Manifesto, Sharma once again makes this life-changing system available to anyone who is willing to embrace positivity and its great potential for spiritual freedom and peak productivity in life.
The book helps readers discover the habits of the world’s most creative people to fulfill their dreams and ambitions. It also offers valuable insights into techniques to help channel fear and turn problems and setbacks into positivity and success.
But Manifesto of the Everyday Hero is also a recommended read for people suffering from lack of energy and the vice of distraction and procrastination, helping them rediscover their inner magic and discipline.
This book is a guide to unleash your inner hero and achieve your goals by learning from the best, overcoming fear, and developing positive habits.
The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
The Book in a Few Sentences
A must-read for men. Everything you thought you knew about women is (probably) wrong. If you want to understand and transform your relationship with women, read these notes. Seriously.
The Way of the Superior Man Summary
This is my book summary of The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida. My summary and notes include the key lessons and most important insights from the book.
Take charge of your own happiness by consciously choosing a positive outlook, recognizing that your perspective determines your level of fulfillment, confidence, and overall success.
I LOVE A MAN – What Every Woman Should Know About Her Partner by Barbara DeAngelis
Have you ever noticed that one woman who effortlessly gets along with men without even trying? She’s in a loving relationship, banters with her male colleagues and is close to her brothers. Every woman deserves to be that woman and now Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know, now available as an ebook for the first time, shows you how. Barbara is the definitive relationships guru. The author of 14 bestselling relationships titles, with fans the world over, Barbara’s witty, straight-talking answers to the problems that plague relationships have transformed the lives of millions of women, and men, and inspired her readers to turn their dysfunctional relationship patterns around. Now repackaged with a beautiful new iconic cover, discover men’s top twenty turn-offs, how to become a better lover without being a doormat, and close the gap between what men say and what they really mean. Readers have described Secrets as ‘amazing’, that it provides ‘so much insight into the minds of men’ and that Barbara’s advice has come back to them ‘time and time again’. Discover how men really feel about women, love and sex and find out for yourself why everyone loves Secrets.
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
Human life is a moment; the essence of that life is an eternal flow; the structure of our body is perishable; the soul is fickle; fate is a puzzle; fame is uncertain. In a word, all that belongs to the body is a flowing river, and all that pertains to the soul is a dream and an illusion.” This is what Marcus Aurelius writes in his peculiar diary, which he kept as a conversation with himself during the military campaigns. In the Meditations he gives a faithful portrait of his soul, like an artist who leaves his portrait to posterity.
If you want to change your life, you need to change your habits. Reading these 10 books will help you learn how to create and maintain habits that will lead you to success and happiness. Whether you want to grow rich, be more productive, or improve your health, these books will show you the way. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your life with the power of reading.