“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.” This quote perfectly outlines the importance of reading in everyone’s life. We all know books are man’s best friend. Reading manoeuvres our energy and configures our personality and thinking process. People emphasise keeping themselves physically fit, but my real concern is are you mentally fit as well?
Let’s find the answer by going through a list of books that I’ve brought to you today. These are the books that would help you out in grooming your personality and would help you to become a better version of yourself. Count the number of books that you’ve read by now and just in case you have not started your reading journey yet then this article is indispensably crafted for you, go through the list and choose the one your heart Zinggss for!!
The Bhagwad Geeta
Let’s start our journey with the primordial book around us. This book teaches us the way of living. It gives us strength and teaches us fortitude and power. The setting of this book is the battlefield of Kurukshetra where Arjun is confused and Krishna becomes the mentor. Krishna guides him in a way that he’s meant to do what’s right.
Number two is the indigenous book available which has all the answers to your problems and guides you through all the ethical dilemmas. Once you start reading this book you’ll feel this book actually touches on all the real-life conundrums and although it does not give answers or guide you directly through any situation of yours it does indirectly connect with you and clarifies everything going on around you. This book is beyond right and wrong, beyond black and white, and beyond the religious implications, so it’s a must to read this book.
Wings of Fire
We are all aware of the autobiography of the great A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Azad. He has humbly mentioned how he became “The Missile Man” of India and finally the President of India. His autobiography can truly add an inspirational and motivational point of view to anyone’s life.
A Short History of Everything
This book seeks answers to almost everything related to science. Bill Bryson has taken into account phenomena like Big Bang Theory to the rise of civilization. The language of this book is very easy to read.
This is a brilliant book by James Clear, he explains how minute changes in our lifestyle can make a big difference and we actually need not make some extreme changes to make our lives worthy.
Wait, How Do I Write This Email?
This book by Danny Rubin teaches you how cold emailing works and how you can adopt powerful ways of written communication.
This book by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles teaches us how to have a long, happier, and healthy life.
Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. While being there he changed his perspective towards life as he got hopeless and depressed amidst all the chaos and wrongs around him. This book gives clarity and changes perspective toward life.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
This book by Dale Carnegie has guided us in making relationships and friends. It’s a tool kit for life how through your personality and communication skills one can influence people.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts
The author of this book is Susan Cain. Many of us feel that extroverts influence everyone around us and they rule the world but there are about 40%-50% of people who are introverted and they try to find how they impact the world around themselves and bear self-doubt. This is the perfect book for them to read.
This is a book by Carol Dweck, it is a book that opens up your mind and you feel like now you know something so meaningful that you start to believe that you’ve entered a new life. This book revolves around the concept of Fixed mindset and Growth mindset. A growth mindset is where you tend to believe that you are much more than the IQ or the capability you were born with. They believe that there is no limit to who they are or who they want to become. Whereas people with a fixed mindset are just the opposite of the growing ones.
The Leader Who Had No Title
A phenomenal book by Robin Sharma, as the name suggests, you don’t need a title to lead. It teaches how one can become a leader without having any badge or title, by doing things like instead of becoming a victim to a situation one can switch himself and can act as a leader. A true leader never sits back upon his ideas and instead acts upon them until he achieves his goal. He says, one must first lead himself and to do that, helping others is the key to happiness and a big step to becoming a leader.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki has changed the minds of people by defining money and life in an entirely distinctive way. He says it’s easy to earn money but difficult to keep and grow. One must read this book and learn how to manage their finances and life too.
These are some must-read books and I’m sure they would bring about some positive changes in anyone’s life who reads them. Read them and let me know which impacted you the most!