BOOKS THAT CAN TRANSFORM YOU FROM GOOD TO GREAT
The definition of success is not absolute and varies from person to person. But the explanation most closest to that universal definition can be sum up as, “To achieve whatever you want to”. (Okay, I hope we all are at the same page up till now, if not we may be if you’ll read further.)
So what makes a good person great? It’s his or her extraordinary abilities, achievements and influence which are far beyond the average. While a good person is someone who doesn’t get short of average level expectations, may be a bit above average in some perspectives.
If you are just a common Joe or an average Jane, then let me tell you, every glorious personality in the world, was once there you are now. Regardless of the age, we all at some point of life get fascinated by greatness. The thing what stops most of us can be thoughts like, “If I wouldn’t be able to get to the end, it would be a heart crushing suffering” or “The greatness is a specific genetic code, if I have it I’ll be successful, if not why should I struggle?”. None of these thoughts are true because the one who appears to be with the golden touch, had beaten to their crafts for at least 10,000 hr. With time they gather habits and attributes necessary for success.
Fortunately you can rely upon the list of traits of successful personalities described in some of the most effective self-development books. Such books will also guide you all the way in attaining those skills and provide helpful tips and tricks. Obviously just reading the book will do no good, if you never take actions.
However these following books can change not just, good people to great but will even work for the worsts..
THE SCHOOL OF GREATNESS
The School of Greatness is composed of 8 different lessons towards greatness. The author (Lewis Howes) himself once faced great fall of life, when his sports career ended due to an injury. At then he decided he will not let circumstances take control but will change his life into something big. Now he owns millions dollars online business and hosts a talk show with the same name “The School of Greatness”. The books is based on the real life examples of famous people he had interviewed and concluded some principles, tools and tips for getting success in life.
THE POWER OF HABIT: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN LIFE AND BUSINESS
To be great you just need to act like great, as simple as that. But we all know changing our habits isn’t so easy. Here this book helps you in changing your behavior according your goal. It helps you understand “why we do what we do” and how to tackle your difficult and easy tasks of the day. It’s a must have in your reading list because you can’t transform yourself without changing your habits. In fact you are your habits.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: WHY IT CAN MATTER MORE THAN IQ
The book emphasis on emotional intelligence and how it can help you become successful. Either in the form of clients or colleague, we have to deal with people all around the clock. As we human are not rational but emotional beings, getting better understanding of emotions will raise your emotional intelligence and you’ll understand people in a much better way. If you think high I.Q can provide you better opportunities, then let me tell you high emotional intelligence can get you far better.
This book of great motivational speaker Anthony Robbins, emphasize on having big dreams and how to change them into reality. It can be act as a complete guide, not just for your financial success, but personal, social, spiritual and physical too. It teaches you how to set goals and how to pursue them. After reading this book you will be able to sort out in a far better way, what you want in life.
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Whatever decisions you have made in the past, have brought you to this exact point where you are now. The book helps us understand how we think and how our thinking influences our decisions. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW tells about two ways of thinking, one is intuitive while other is logical. It includes topics like how we get overconfident in predicting future and the way we make our decisions.
How to Win Friends & Influence People by DALE CARNEGIE
This self-help book will turn you into a social genius, only If you read and execute it properly. It discusses topics highly practical and useful in dealing with people, such as 6 ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, fundamental techniques in handling people etc. It will not just improve the quality of your personal and professional relationship, but arise your leadership qualities too. As great people are leaders not followers.
No one can achieve greatness without being exceptional at his/her profession. MASTERY not only tells you how to be the best in your profession, but also how to find one. Most of our failures lies in choosing the wrong career doesn’t fit our natural tendencies. It deals with the detail subjects too, such as how to spend your 20’s, how to choose your professional domain and a good mentor.
We can’t deny the fact that financial success and job satisfaction are two big pillar of our life. THINK AND GROW RICH will help you get you both, as it was one of initial self-help books but even now today by many.
Napoleon Hill interviewed 500 most successful people of his time and concluded 16 laws and 13 steps towards success. The great men he studied include Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. The book also was the first one, to introduce the philosophy of “You become what you think”, later elaborated in other famous books like The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.