It’s said that a good book can be a man’s greatest companion during tough times. The recent pandemic is disturbing us mentally and emotionally as we are locked inside our houses away from our friends. In these difficult times, all you need is some positive vibes and who can do that better than your favourite book. Books are truly magical as they help us travel back in time and experience various events, without us having to move a muscle. Books help you escape reality and enter the world of your dreams. There are many genres you can explore while reading like horror, science fiction, history, and others. Here are some self-improvement books that you read if you are feeling low or looking for some motivation in life.
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1. Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?
This book is one of the best ones you’ll ever read. It specifically highlights areas where you need to and can improve. It will give you honest and genuine guidance that you expect and also help you self-introspect, which some of us often fail to do. The book will open new doors for you and help you gain perspective. If you are looking for a true companion or someone who can motivate you to get out of your comfort zone, you will find one in this magnificent book. Read it once and you’ll remember the lessons for life!
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The title of this book is true to its words. The author shares seven important habits that one should practice in life to be an effective individual. It’s however not as easy as it sounds. One has to go through a paradigm shift in how one perceives the world around him/her. This book can be a perfect guide in your life if you religiously follow all the principles. It is about being more effective and not becoming successful overnight. It’s a must-read for all the curious and eager-to-learn individuals.
3. Eat That Frog!
This book will help you break the habit of procrastinating before it paralyzes you. It will help you prioritise, break down larger tasks into smaller ones and many other such important life lessons that play a crucial role in our lives. Moreover, it highlights the psychological reasons why people procrastinate and also provides step by step guidelines to break the habit and get your work done within a set time frame. This book will definitely make you more productive!
4. The Attention Revolution
The Attention Revolution will give you the pathway to ‘Shamatha’ which is a Buddhist meditation practice used to set oneself free from distractions in life. Shamatha is a difficult meditation practice and probably not possible for us to get right in this lifetime. However, the book will help you get closer to stage two or three and that’s enough to make your life easier. The Attention Revolution will motivate you to take on new challenges and see how training your mind can result in miracles. This book will help you focus better and be more productive in life.
This book digs deep into human psychology and claims that your expectations coming true doesn’t necessarily result in a positive life. Your outward appearances change but your soul and inner insecurities still remain intact. The book portrays a very honest story, packed with fundamental facts about human psychology and how our own mindset affects us. Psycho-cybernetics has a lot of future perspectives in it and will be valuable to you in the coming years.
Which of the above books are you planning to read next? Let us know in the comments below!
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