3 Books To Help You Build Better Habits and Accomplish Your Goals
Research shows that reading is beneficial not only for our health and overall wellbeing, but also in our quest to becoming the best possible versions of ourselves. Some of the most successful people in the world are known to be avid readers
going through dozens—if not hundreds—of pages a day. While that may be tough for most people, even a little reading goes a long way. What is equally important, however, is what we read. For those looking to break bad habits and build new ones that will help them move forward in life, here are few books to add to your personal reading list:
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss is widely known for his best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek, but in this 650-page book, Ferris is not just bringing readers more of his own advice. Instead, Tools of Titans shares the wisdom, tactics, routines and habits Ferris has learned through interviews with over 200 of the world’s most wildly successful people on his popular podcast, The Tim Ferris Show. The interviewees represent a wide range of fields and industries from business and sports to academia, the military and more, bringing readers a one-stop-shop for some of life’s best advice.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
As the title of Charles Duhigg’s book suggests, the habits we form and keep can be powerful tools in shaping every aspect of our lives from personal or financial goals to the career direction and beyond. Good habits are the backbone for working towards more meaningful life goals when things get difficult or we feel less than motivated, while bad habits often keep people form reaching their most important dreams. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, uses scientific research to explain why habits exist and what we can do to proactively alter our habits in a way that will yield positive life changes.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results (Volume 1) by Stephen Guise
For many people, it is easy to get caught in the trap of setting huge, lofty goals and then feeling guilty when they don’t accomplish them. Those who are trying to make major changes to their life or habits can get so focused on the larger picture that the task ahead seems too daunting and they get too paralyzed to even move forward. In this book, Stephen Guise helps readers to focus on “mini habits,” which are simply smaller positive habits that you can force yourself to do daily. From there you can move on to the next small step in front of you and then the next, until the larger goal or habit you are working towards is accomplished.