How to choose a book to read for growth

In today’s time, everyone has free and easy access to social media. On some days we keep scrolling all through the day without even realising what are we doing. We say, “I’m bored”. So, what are we doing to get rid of the boredom?

Those in their teens, especially late teens and early 20s are about to go to college. Some are serious about their future. Some are still thinking. Some know what to do. Some are worried about what do to. Some know they want to do something, just don’t know what. Some probably, don’t even think much. For everyone, books are the solution. How?

Well, agreed, there are many courses that one can do. Many podcasts one can listen to. What’s the need for books?! Dead weights! Well, these ‘dead weights’ are what great minds write once they’ve achieved what they wanted to achieve. These weights helped them on their path. Some write to explain their journey and what they learnt so the younger gen can learn and grow. Some help those who know what they want to do, some help the others, who don’t know what they want to do. Some books help you make a path while some help you find your path. Some even help you during your path. But, we can just listen to podcasts of those books!

Well, not every book has been made into a podcast. Also, we listen to podcasts on our phones. And, let’s be honest. One ping is all it takes for our entire focus and concentration to go, poof! So, I guess I’ve made my point.

Moving on, what books should we read to help us grow? And how to develop an interest in boring non-fiction? How do we find out what books to read?

For starters, some people enjoy reading non-fiction. So, let’s rule out the thought that they are all boring and try to keep an open mind.

To know what book to read, try finding out what your goal is. If, for example, you wish to know your superpowers, read books on the subconscious mind, like The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murphy. Our subconscious mind is supreme, once you know how to utilise its strengths. If you are lazy and wish to break it and make a healthy habit, you can read The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.

Similarly, if you know what you want to do, look up books on Google, find out what you like best, which book suits your needs the best and read it. 

Every book is a gem and there are many gems for each person out there. All one has to do is know what do they wish to learn/know and look for a book which suits their needs. 

Here’s a list of books that I would recommend.

  1. The Power of Habit
  2. The Power of your Subconscious Mind
  3. How to Talk to Anyone
  4. Think and Grow Rich
  5. The 80/20 principle
  6. The Power of Now
  7. Don’t Overthink it
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  9. Everything is F*cked
  10. The Rudest Book Ever

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