An insightful book has the potential to shift your mindset, boost your productivity and make you happier, healthier or wiser. In short, the right book can change your life. Bill Gates says that “reading fuels a sense of curiosity about the world” that can help to drive you forward in your life and career. And he’s not alone, Warren Buffet says that reading is the single most important thing you can do to achieve success. “Read 500 pages…every day,” he once told a class at Columbia University. But for regular folk with full-time jobs and families, finding the time to read (500 pages!) daily is not an easy task.
What if you could get all the benefits of reading in just a few minutes a day? Now you can! getAbstract finds, rates and summarizes the best business and personal development books and delivers the key insights in 10-minute reads or listens. You’ll find the relevant knowledge you need, when you need it. Invest in yourself and get started with 5 of the most popular personal development titles:
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey
Wherever you are in your life and career, this title can help you reach the next level. The habits: take initiative, focus on goals, set priorities, only win when other win, communicate, cooperate and reflect on and repair your deficiencies. Get a handle on these habits and you’ll be read to join the ranks of highly successful people.
2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
All of us have to deal with anxiety and frustration in life, but not all of us are successful at it. A regimen of positive thinking and focusing on large, important tasks rather than small, trivial ones can help. Another important tip? No matter what happens, always be yourself and don’t try to imitate others.
3. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica
“If you open yourself to new experiences, the odds improve exponentially of one of those experiences changing your world in a profoundly positive way.”
It’s time to drop preconceived notions about your strengths and weaknesses! Too many people are unhappy and unproductive because they’ve closed themselves off from fresh ideas and novel approaches. Don’t be one of them and make sure your career and personal life are going in the right direction with this title.
4. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice – and be born in the right place and time. Many of use give up too easily or give too much credit to talent. But Outliers – the source of the oft-cited and ever-controversial 10,000-hour rule – reminds us of the importance of mindful, persistent practice. The 10,000 hour rule may or may not be true, but one thing is clear: Determination and persistence play a huge role in success.
5. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Have you ever wondered why some people can adopt a healthier lifestyle or realize professional achievement, while others flail and fail? It turns out that successful people have learned to control and change their habits. Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-improvement? This is just the book for you!
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