5 Books That Changed My Life
First, I learnt to read and then I started learning to live, or something like that. But really, what can be more beneficial for your life than a good, wisdom-ish friend in the pocket of your jeans or bag? Especially, for an introvert-minded person.
Books are the best teachers, who would argue with that. But there are books that not only teach you something but shift you from the very inside giving new perspectives on the stagnant layers of reality.
In my notebook, where I keep all the notes on the books I have ever read in my life, I found a pool of nostalgic thoughts about the time when I only started showing interest in books other than fiction, and 5 great titles that prompted me at once to start writing this post.
These are the books that changed my life and I hope, for those of you who are searching for a fresh voice to guide them through the tough process of growing up into a better human, this list will become a great start.
5 Life-changing books everyone must read
Get off your ‘BUT’: How to end self-sabotage and stand up for yourself by Sean Stepherson
Sean Stephenson was and stays to the present day the embodiment of human willpower and limitedness of human spirit. He was a psychotherapist and professional speaker who had helped millions of people to overcome self-doubt and insecurity, and learn how to live the authentic life instead.
Sean’s work, Get Off Your ‘But’: How to end self-sabotage and stand up for yourself, gets straight under your skin, hitting all the right spots and making you to see what you’ve been keeping blind eye to so vividly that you have no other choice but to rethink and revaluate your life.
This book has a structured approach as to how make friends, motivate yourself for action, organize your finances and goals. In other words, this book is all you need to construct a fruitful vision of how to live your life the best you can.
The Storm Inside: Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for the Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Walsh
Life of a woman is like standing in the middle of a watersprout. To women, this book became some sort of a revelation. It’s a map leading to the most wanted gold of our time which is to who you truly are.
This radiating with honesty book is helpful to those who struggle to get over their past failures and keep moving with their lives through the scaring realities of chaos and crisis. It gives new insights on your life, brings the magic of hope back to those who lost it somewhere in the past and what is even more important, it teaches you to be a part of community and reach out to those who needs your hand.
Being partly biographical, this book will definitely shift the way you think and help those who does not feel like standing on their feet right now.
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer
What is the Kaizen way, you may ask. In Japanese, kaizen means ‘change for the better’ or ‘continuous improvement’ and this pretty much describes the main idea of this book.
As a kaizen expert and psychologist, Robert Maurer gives, at first sight simple but undoubtfully valuable idea on how using one small step can improve your daily routine, acquire new and what is more important, lasting habits, overcome fear, and rein in your procrastination tendencies.
This book is a necessary read for those who is familiar with the anxiousness of biting off more than you can chew kind of situations and especially for those who does not know how to get to their goals using a step by step approach.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
I knew the 5 second rule months before I got my hands on the actual book and even though I was already well informed on the phenomenon of the 5 second rule, the book became a life-changing read for me.
Being enthusiastic and absolutely passion devoted person, Mel gives you one simple tool that will keep changing your life for the better daily. She will provide you with all the needed information on how your brain works, how do we form and break habits, and explain the power of a ‘push moment,’ that critical five seconds that decide the future of your day, week, and life as a result.
Plus, as a bonus, I would definitely recommend you to check out The Mel Robbins Show. This book is a life-changing acquaintance with one of the most powerful minds of our time.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
First of all, this book is one of the most revealing memoirs I have ever read in my entire life. It opens up the curtain to the most challenging times in life of Donald Miller that ironically, happened during what supposed to be the height of his success.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a deep narration of a person who right in front of your eyes learns to live his life and fearlessly shares every bit of this process through the power of words.
If you feel stuck and lacking something vital in your life, this memoir will become a friendly mind, a voice of experience and inspiration to you.
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”― Oscar Wilde