Reading provides both a momentary escapism from life and is one of the best ways to relax. Books are also filled with valuable wisdom and provide excellent insight into dealing with some of life’s problems. Discover 5 life inspiring books that will leave a positive impact on you.
1) The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements based on teachings passed down from the Toltecs, an ancient indigenous group native to Mexico. Don Miguel Ruiz did a phenomenal job writing this short, but impactful book. He uses the teachings from his culture to give insight into how the reader can experience a positive life transformation by changing one’s mindset. This is a fantastic book that will help you to look at life and people with a different perspective.
2) The Mastery of Self
Just like his father, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr has the ability to inspire readers to approach life differently based on a greater understanding of oneself. The Mastery of Self provides insightful topics discussed such as having unconditional love for yourself and others, along with self-comparison. This an excellent read for those interested in personal development and wanted to get a better understanding of self-awareness.
3) When Breath Becomes Air
When Breath Becomes Air is an inspiring story that makes you realize the beauty and brevity of life. Written by Paul Kalanithi, a gifted neurosurgeon who is faced with his mortality at a young age, it explores the meaning of life from a unique perspective.
Throughout the book, the author shares details about his journey in becoming a neurosurgeon to the courageous battle against a life-changing diagnosis. This really is a book you must read for yourself in order to experience its depth and impact.
4) Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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5) The One Thing
If you’re someone that struggles with multi-tasking and productivity, this is a must-read book. The One Thing teaches you how to accomplish more by focusing on doing less. Sounds impossible, but it really is achievable.
As you read this book, you’ll discover that being highly productive requires one to dedicate him/herself to focusing on one thing at a time. We’re brought up to believe multi-tasking is essential if you want to be successful, but the authors of this book present several thought-provoking reasons why this isn’t true.
One of the reasons presented is that when your attention is divided between several tasks at once, you aren’t able to dedicate the energy and time required to become highly skilled at each thing. When you take a moment to think about this concept, it rings true. Just think of all the times you’ve had to juggle multiple commitments at once. How did it make you feel, and do you think you could have done a better job if you only had one thing to focus on? The authors provide quality solutions to these questions and more.
All of these books are excellent resources when it comes to personal growth and development. May you find one that speaks to you and has a positive impact on your life.