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Top 10 Books to Get You Going!

April 5th, 2022 . 7 minutes read
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A lot of people say – “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks”, but do they ever read them in a way that it gets implemented right after?

“To read is to voyage through time”

Books are a medium of expansion that will change your mind and also the way you live.

They not only help you in getting a new and unique perspective, but also help you grow mentally and emotionally. They impart such crucial life lessons by improving your memory and sharpening your ingenuity at the same time.

One of the great reasons that signify the importance of books in our life is that they are one of the most important parts of our lives and constantly inspires us to become the best versions of ourselves.

They enrich our minds with knowledge and help us in overcoming our failures whilst shaping our minds in the go.

Another important exposure to understand the importance of books in our life is that books are one of the most creative art forms.

In this blog, we are going to introduce to some of the best books of all time –

10 Must-Read Books of All Time

Every page that we read has the power to transpose us into a different world filled with several amazing characters.

Books can increase the power of our imagination and how we see the world around us, and can act as a gate that opens a door to a dream world, far from the harsh realities of real life.

Understanding the situations of the characters of a book and how they overcome difficult times and challenges gives you courage and confidence to deal with your problems.

Reasons reflecting on the importance of books in our life is that reading book comes with a wide range of mental and physical benefits.

Reading can expand your vocabulary and communication skills which can help you further to interact better with others, and it also makes you empathetic because when you engage with fictional characters and understand their situations, it leaves a strong impact on your own capacity to empathize with people around.

And as they say – “To get started as a reader, always start with a page”.

To follow this saying, here are the recommendations of TOP TEN BOOKS you can read to get you going and inspire you to become who want to at any cost –

1. Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

“We have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.”

This book explores the nature of emotional intelligence and how it impacts every phase of human life.

Emotional intelligence is a very important fact of life that often gets ignored, but is a very important part of our lives.

You will learn how emotional intelligence evolves and how it can be boosted, all in a framework alternative to the prevailing cognition-centered approaches to the human mind.

Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman’s book offers new insights for anyone seeking to live up to their abilities or curious about the relationship between success, cognitive abilities, and positive outlook.

Emotional Intelligence

2. How To Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie

“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind.”

This is the self-help czar’s somewhat lesser-known treatise on, what else?
Carnegie outlines clearly why worrying is so awful for you and offers tools that you can use to cut it out.

This book is the manifestation of long, hard efforts to quitting it for good.

3. Drive – Daniel Pink

“When the reward is the activity itself-deepening learning, delighting customers, doing one’s best-there are no shortcuts.”

Daniel Pink describes the characteristics of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and the counterproductive ways in which businesses today still rely upon external motivators-even when it’s often (and obviously!) counterproductive.

Pink reveals how we can best motivate ourselves and others by understanding intrinsic motivation.

4. How Will You Measure Your Life? – C. M. Christensen, J. Allworth & K. Dillon

“Because if the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person”

If you’re wondering how to strike a balance between work and life demands, or lately, you’ve been asking yourself just what long-term happiness is made of, this is the book for you.

Christensen touches on everything from motivation and how can you can harness it to picking a career strategy; how to strengthen relationships with loved ones and how to craft a family culture.

5. 59 Seconds – Richard Wiseman

“Happiness doesn’t just flow from success; it causes it.”

This book shows you some self-help improvement hacks, grounded in the science of psychology, which you can use to improve your mindset, happiness, and life in less than a minute.

It shows you how over waiting for something to happen results in actually not achieving it.

So, when you have a brilliant thought, jump right into executing it and skip the brainstorming.

6. Activate Your Brain – Scott G. Halford

Must-read Books of All Time

“Understand your brain like the back of your palm.”

Despite all the scientific breakthroughs made in recent decades, we still don’t fully understand the human brain.

Backed by research, helpful examples, and exercises, Activate Your Brain shows you how to use what we know about brains to make the best use of your gray matter, be more mindful, and feel more fulfilled.

By recognizing how the brain works and understanding the actions to help it perform optimally, we actually can change our lives.

Halford’s approach allows us to take full responsibility for ourselves and claim our agency. “Activate Your Brain truly” is a perfect balance between “research, anecdote, and inspiration.”

7. Educated – Tara Westover

“Whoever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.”

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

It is an account of the struggle for self-invention, a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing ties with those closest to you.

With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.

8. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda N. Adichie

“Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage.”

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay, Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

The author discusses how the word “feminism” is misunderstood by many people. The next time you hear someone criticizing a woman, imagine if they were saying the same thing about a man.

If it feels like it could lead to a conversation that’s productive and healthy, ask them what they think.

Through personal experience of gender inequality norms and biases, along with a roadmap for moving beyond them, she makes an impassioned case for why everyone should be feminist.

9. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

This book upends the quiet solitude of a segregated southern town with a story of innocence and virtue, bigotry and hate, love and forgiveness.

To kill s Mockingbird continues to spark discussions of race in classrooms and libraries across the country.

10. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume

“God, are you hearing? I want to be like everyone else.”

Awkward and inelegant as they may be, sixth-grader Margaret’s questions and quests lead her to greater understanding and self-appreciation.

The book will make you cringe as you recall your own experiences and desires to throw off the chains of childhood while budding into young adulthood. It’s a coming-of-age story that sparked dozens after it, but isn’t the original always the best?

A transitional book that not only shows pre-teen years, but also how religious beliefs affect young minds.

A book to have when you want to go on a trip of nostalgia, and also when you want to self-appreciate yourself for coming out of things that were too cringy for you.

Summary

Although there are a lot of other books that can add up to this list, these are some of those books that will always be on the priority of any individual’s“Motivation List”.

And as Charles W. Eliot said – “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselor’s, and the most patient of teachers.”

Author: Jayshree Mathur
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