Everyone loves the smell of books. The time spent to learn from the documented lessons of others is a priceless investment. Instead of trying to figure out life on your own, you get an instant shortcut when you read them. Just by reading any books can change your mindset to some extent.
Books form our understanding to what happens around us and our reaction towards them.The kind of Books a person read influence his life to a large extent. If all I read is hate propaganda, I’d be a hateful person in life.
There are a plethora of books that transformed many lives in different ways. Here is a compilation of some of the best books out there that can change your mindset and life completely.
By Rhonda Byrne: The Secret is one amazing book written by Rhonda Bryne. This book answers questions like why are we asked to culture good and healthy feelings right from our childhood.
It explains how the law of attraction works and emphasizes the concept of “ASK, BELIEVE AND RECEIVE” to manifest anything and everything that you always dreamt of. It has many real-life manifestation stories that will inspire you and techniques included in it are worth trying
You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
2. Who Moved My Cheese?
In the book “Who Moved My Cheese?”, Dr Spencer Johnson explains an amazing way to deal with change in your work and life. Through a simple story of four characters, he explains and makes us understand how different people react to changes in life and how to deal with it gracefully.
In today’s world, the ability to adapt to new changes has become a crucial skill. The broader message being shared is why you need to accept change when it knocks your door rather than running away from it, no matter how hard or disappointing the situation would be.
3. The Seven Habits of Highly Effectively People
This book Written by Stephen R. Covey is both a self-help book and a personal development manual. Covey talks about the concept of perceptions and paradigm shifts.
The book uses 7 habits as the building blocks for change. Steve Covey researched 200 years of success literature and distilled everything down to the 7 Habits.
The habits from the book are 1. Have the right mindset, choose to be positive, 2. Beginning with the end in the mind by having a major goal. 3. prioritize your daily tasks, help the users to gain self-mastery. 4. Have a win/win mindset, 5. Seek first to understand, 6. Synergy – 2 minds are better than one. And the 7th habit; Sharpen the saw. Focus on continuous self improvement.
4. Think And Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is about how to attain riches. When Napoleon Hill refers to riches, he is not only referring to finance, but also to the spiritual and health and wellness aspects of riches.
A must-read for people who aim to be an entrepreneur. Napoleon Hill describes how thoughts can be used as a medium to achieve excellence. He talks about Desire; a starting point for all achievements. The book also describes how to use faith, knowledge, and imagination as a means to achieve success.
The author has explained 13 steps to think and grow rich and also defines 5 key areas which can influence your mindset for Desire: career, leadership, money, failure, and other people’s desire.
5. As a Man Thinketh
James Allen has penned down his insights on the thought process in this book. The book talks about the effect of your thought process on you. He says not to make habit of anything and do everything consciously as if you are doing it for the first time.
It talks about the power of thought and it’s effect on circumstances, health, body, character, ideals, purpose, and achievement. “A man is the sum of his thoughts”.
”Over time, a person’s thoughts begin to shape the actions and the character. Thoughts impact actions and actions impact character. Changing your thoughts will change your actions and changing your actions will change your character. In a nutshell, It talks about many things which can solely be controlled by the power of thoughts and application of it alone.
6. The Magic of Believing
The writer, Claude Bristol here is trying to make readers understand the power of believing. At every point, he is trying to convince us, with facts/examples, about “how powerful is the belief”.
Bristol says that virtually you can achieve anything if you set your mind on it. Bristol says, Napoleon and Alexander the Great became supermen because they had supernormal beliefs.
Your belief about yourself and your place in the world is arguably the major determinant of success. Furthermore, believing in yourself helps to change your mindset and develop an unquenchable attitude for success.
7. The Aladdin Factor
We often give up easily on our dreams realizing that it’s too big to achieve. The authors, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen emphasize on asking for what we really want.
The book recognizes the 5 barriers to asking and also emphasizes on “How to ask?”, “Who to ask?” and “What to ask”? This book will guide you removing the barriers of asking i.e. Ignorance, Pride, Low self-esteem etc. Grab this book, ask for what you want, this book will certainly guide you.
That was our list of the best 7 books that help to change your mindset. If you require some motivation, change your attitude or have a positive mindset start reading from the list.