Transcript – 5 Books YOU WILL READ if you are serious about improving your life
It has been said that ALL GREAT LEADERS are READERS….
It has also been said that the person you will be in the future depends on the people you hang out with and BOOKS YOU READ today.
So, what are you reading right now? What kind of content are you consuming?
Your diet is not just about what you’re eating. It’s what you watch, who you spend time with, the ideas you entertain and the information you consume.
If you want to live a GREAT life, maybe you should consider one of these 5 books. Each book has made a huge impact in the lives of millions… and there is good reason why.
No more settling for second best… READ. LEARN and APPLY these teachings and within 1 year, I guarantee… you will be unrecognisable from the person you are today.
Here are 5 books YOU MUST READ this year.
Number 1. “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy
This is by no means a NEW book, but it IS one of the best out thee.
Written by Darren Hardy in 2010, The principles of the compound effect will ALWAYS be relevant, to you and every other human being.
The Compound Effect states, that we are all where we are in life as a result of our consistent habits and actions. Every small action and choice we makeCOMPOUNDS to create the life we are currently living.
Whether you consider your results to this point in your life to be good or bad, they are absolutely a result of the CHOICES you have made CONSISTENTLY, over a long period of time.
The small, seemingly insignificant actions you take every moment of every day COMPOUND to make YOUR LIFE in the future. Knowing this, we understand how important it is to first be AWARE of the choices we are making, and then to make sure those choices are taking us in a direction WE WANT for our life.
Darren Hardy says:
“You make your choices, and then your choices make you.” Meaning the habits you build, consciously or unconsciously RUN YOUR LIFE. The habits YOU create… then CREATE your results in life… in EVERY AREA.
While reading the book you will begin to understand the huge power behind HABITS and DAILY ROUTINES.
As the author says: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
Number 2. “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins
Written by the “Hardest Man on Earth” David Goggins… This one is not for a faint heart or anyone that wants to coast through life.
It is absolutely not for excuse makers or finger pointers. THIS BOOK is ONLY for those who take radical responsibility for where they are in life.
Goggins is not backwards in coming forwards when explaining exactly what it takes to create your best self… in fact, he says most people are only living at 40% of their potential.
He explains that MOST PEOPLE settle for a life less than their best.
“We habitually settle for less than our best; at work, in school, in our relationships, and on the playing field or race course. We settle as individuals, and we teach our children to settle for less than their best, and all of that ripples out, merges, and multiplies within our communities and society as a whole.”
There is so much to unpack from this book, and if you’re strong enough to accept responsibility for your life, this is a MUST READ.
Goggins says EXCUSES are so effective because they work, and when you use them you identify with them, when you identify them, they become part of you.
He says the MIND is always playing tricks on you, trying to get you to take the easy way out… and that is why everything is either won or lost in OUR OWN MINDS.
“Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.”