Reading is perhaps one of the most important skills that can be practised. What you learn through books forms an integral part of your success.
Not only do they make you smarter, but they also open your mind to new ideas.
If you don’t like reading books, you now have the option to listen to audiobooks.
Amazon’s Audible offers two free audiobooks as part of its free trial.
They can be listened to online or offline.
Listening to audiobooks while commuting, exercising, or cooking is the most efficient and time-efficient way to enjoy them.
Here is the list of top 10 books that you can read or listen to audiobooks versions that will change your life.
Read them to shape your thinking and improve your lifestyle!!
The book explains why growth mindsets are superior to fixed mindsets, and what you can do to adopt the right one.
Fixed mindsets view talent as the most important characteristic. In contrast, a growth mindset believes that whatever they want to achieve can be theirs if they put in the time and effort and work hard towards it.
This novel by Carol Dweck offers you an entirely new perspective on your growth potential.
2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
In Rich Dad Poor Dad, a boy has two fathers: one rich, one poor, so that he can learn the mindset and financial knowledge he needs in order to build a life of wealth and freedom.
Robert Kiyosaki tells the story of his two fathers when he was a kid. Both his own and his best friend’s fathers. They are both fondly remembered by him, but when it came to matters of finance, they were very different.
Since its release, Rich Dad Poor Dad is a modern classic in financial literacy and our favourite finance book.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People
In this book you learn a host of principles to make yourself likeable, handle social situations well, win over others without being intrusive, and change others for the better.
How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the most influential books of all time. Published in 1936, Dale Carnegie’s belief is based on the core idea that you can change other people’s behaviour simply by changing your own.
Sapiens help you gain a complete understanding of the history of mankind, from our ancient ancestors to our current status in the world.
The book explains that in spite of our relatively short existence on Earth, we’ve progressed a long way. In this book, the author Yuval Noah Harari reviews each step that got us here.
Sapiens is a thought-provoking book that can change the way you view the world.
5. Start With Why
In Start With Why, Simon Sinek seeks to inspire others to do work they love and shows how these leaders think and communicate as well as how you can apply their mindset to find inspiration around you.
His mantra is so powerful because it is both simple and universal. His golden circle seems to have been internalized by many of history’s most inspirational leaders, while they communicated it the right way.
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
This book gets rid of all the hype surrounding positive psychology and gives you a no-bullshit Stoic approach to living a life that’s meaningful and filled with only what matters to you.
The author Mark Manson believes that we have become overwhelmed by life and that the only way to find our centre is to give a f*ck about anything else.
7. Man’s Search For Meaning
The book depicts Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl’s horrifying experiences in Nazi concentration camps. It highlights his philosophy of logotherapy, which was important to his survival and reveals the crucial importance of finding meaning in life.
The process of finding one’s meaning in life is known as logotherapy and it is called modern psychotherapy.
8. The Miracle Morning
This book emphasizes that in order to be successful, you must take the time each morning to work on your personal development, and it gives a 6-step morning routine to help you do that.
The Miracle Morning is a fascinating story. The author Hal miraculously recovered after being declared dead for six minutes in a car crash and told he wouldn’t walk again and has since developed this morning routine after numerous ups and downs.
9. The Alchemist
A boy named Santiago embarks on a journey seeking treasure in the Egyptian pyramids after having a recurring dream about it and on the way meets mentors, falls in love, and most importantly, learns the true importance of who he is and how to improve himself and focus on what really matters in life.
10. The Blue Zones
Would you like to live forever? There is no one in the world who does not! Almost all humans, I believe, share a similar desire: a desire not to die.
There are five places across the globe, where people live the longest, where you can learn about what to eat, drink, exercise and do to live longer. The Blue Zones shows you how to live to 100 years and older by looking at how they do it and taking lessons from it.
As we touched on at the beginning of this post, the books that you read can really make a difference in your life. Having a book that can change your life is a great way to improve yourself and your life in general.
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