If you want to develop yourselves, one of the best ways is by reading self-improvement books. Books in this category are sold in famous bookstores. Ranging from well-known motivation author in the country until the world’s best-selling author (translations). However, of the many books on self-development, which one should you read?
Do not worry. In this post, you will find five self improvement books that I think is good and it will change your life. Here’s a brief review of the books.
1. The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Often overwhelmed finish the job? Time seems less continue to do your work? Do not know which jobs should be prioritized? If yes, you need to focus.
The One Thing: The Power of Focus for Promoting Productivity can help you to have a habit of focusing. The One Thing offers a focused way that I think is really new is the Question for Focusing (The Focusing Question). The question is What ONE THING can I do so by doing everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
In essence, the question for Focusing encourage you to do the ONE THING that you think most impact on everything else. For example, if you are a new motivator and want to become one of the renowned motivator, then maybe ONE THING you are writing a book about self-development or motivation. With this book, you will be known to people so it may be easier to collaborate with renowned motivators.
More details, the concept of ONE ala Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is an extreme Pareto Law. In Pareto’s Law, you are focusing on actions that provide 20% to 80% yield. Meanwhile, the ONE THING, ONE you focus on the action of 20% of such action.
2. The Law of Attraction by Michael J. Losier
You may have heard or read the law of attraction (Law of Attraction). This law is based on positive and negative. For example, mood or negative feelings will emit negative vibrations that can be characterized by a pinch-faced, anxiety, anger, and so on.
Well, how to apply the law to achieve what you want? The answer you will get in the book Law of Attraction: Revealing the Secrets of Life. International best-selling book by Michael J. Losier is a practical guide for anyone interested in practicing the law of attraction with relative ease as it is equipped with worksheets.
The core of this book is to change the negative vibrations into positive vibrations. How to write negative statements (eg, you want to win yourself), then ask yourself what you want and write it as a positive vibe. After that, striking out negative vibrations and you focus on the positive vibrations. With a focus on the positive vibe, you will act to achieve what you want.
3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
I believe that the custom (habit) is one of the determining factors of success. The more good habits, the more successful person. What is the habit? How habits are formed? How do I eliminate bad habits?
Answers to the questions above can be found in the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. The book by Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter of The New York Times, this is one of the best-selling self-help books in the world.
Clearly, the book The Power of Habit reveals the latest scientific findings explain why habits exist, what elements and how we can change personal habits, organization, or community. The best part of this book lies in the Appendix which contains a practical guide for the reader to change any bad habits.
Guidelines that show how Charles Duhigg eliminate bad habits snack cakes in the afternoon consists of four steps:
- Identification of routines
- Trying to reward
- Discover the mark
- Develop a plan
In addition to the book The Power of Habit, a framework of these guidelines can be seen in an article on the blog of Charles Duhigg entitled A Flowchart for Changing a Habit.
4. Young on Top by Billy Boen
If you are young and want to achieve any success at that age, the book Young on Top: 35 Keys to Success at Young Age is one of the self-development book you need to read. Written by Billy Boen, a young businessman graduated from college in the United States and the former manager at a number of large companies, this book provides all the tools that you need to be at the peak of his career.
More details, Young on Top consists of empata section. The fourth part is peeling the concept and the way that comes from experience and knowledge Billy Boen in achieving success.
For example, in the first part of this book there is a discussion of Do What You Love & Love What You Do. In essence, you have to love what you do now. This may be particularly suitable for employees who often complain about his job.
5. The Power of Doing Less by Fergus O’Connell
You may be a busy person. With the busy life, you probably already do many things. However, is it really important things? Or is it merely unimportant things that just make you overwhelmed?
If the answer is yes, you should do a few things. This concept is offered by Fergus O’Connell in his book The Power of Doing Less: Achieve Maximum Results by Doing Less thing. In summary, this book invites you to stop doing a lot of things and move on to do fewer things so that you will be happier.
Moreover, in this book you will learn how to determine the right thing to do, prioritize well, plan the work or project, and so on. Although the discussion bounding and sometimes elusive, this book offers a great concept that may never have imagined before: success by doing little things.
By knowing the five books above, you’ll save the time in searching for a good self-development books. Do not hesitate to buy and practice what you get from these books that may change you for the better life.