There are two kinds of books; one that you read and enjoy, and the other that change your life forever. Today we are talking about some classic life changing and thought provoking books that will stay with you for long.
Reading is undoubtedly a great way to develop the mind as it refuels the brain with newer ideas and thoughts constantly. But unlike many books, some cause a real shift in the way you think. They not just expand your mind but also impact the way you look at life and provide you with new perspectives and dimensions.
Best Books that can change your life
Today we have compiled a few masterpieces that have stood the test of time and continue to affect, influence and empower many. If you are looking for some life changing book recommendations, go ahead and read on.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy
— The Alchemist
The alchemist is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert, in search of a worldly treasure. This book is about Santiago and the way he sees the world; the people he meets, the choices he makes, and the wisdom he receives.
This global bestseller is an easy read and yet thought provoking. Like his other books, The Alchemist is spiritual and magical. It is an enchanting story that inspires to listen to your heart and follow your dreams. An uplifting and descriptive narrative about the journey of self-discovery; this book is definitely going to change the way you dream.
We all have an Ikigai; Ikigai being the Japanese word for ‘a reason to live’. Ikigai is a place of balance; the one place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. And this book is to help you find your own Ikigai and equip you to change your life.
Originated from the ancient Japanese technique called Ikigai; this book talks about the various aspects of life that help in achieving long, fulfilling, happy life. This international bestseller is being widely appreciated as an inspiring book that brings more happiness and meaning into life. If you too, want to know your Ikigai and make your everyday joyful and meaningful; this book is for you.
— How to Win Friends and Influence People
As per Carnegie, the ability to communicate effectively is the key to success. And this is what this book is all about. It teaches how to refine your innate abilities to connect with other people; be it personal or professional relationships. This book talks about different ways to make people like you, win people to your way of thinking, and change people without arousing resentment.
How to Win Friends and Influence People is considered to be one of the best ground-breaking self-help books of all times. First published in 1936, the book became an overnight sensation and broke all publishing records. With more than 30 million copies sold worldwide, this international bestseller needs no recognition. If you are looking for a timeless bestseller that has influenced various famous personalities and never fails to impress; grab this one immediately.
A great summary of human history and evolutionary psychology; Sapiens is the story of everything that has been happening since day one, that is 14 billion years ago. It starts with the Neanderthals and the earliest man, and moves onto agricultural revolution, arrival of religion, the scientific revolution, industrialisation, the advent of artificial intelligence and the possible end of humankind.
Sapiens is the story of humankind that will make you question your understanding and change the way you look at life. Not many expected it to be a best seller when it was first published in 2014, but it soon became a publishing sensation. Lauded and acclaimed by the likes of Bill Gates and Barack Obama; Sapiens will take you on a breath taking ride revealing why we are the way we are.
— Atomic Habits
It is not about the major resolutions but the small habits that change our life. Atomic Habits comprises of the most fundamental information about habit formation and its impact on our day to day life. In this book, world-renowned habits expert James Clear talks about tiny behavioural changes or the ‛atomic habits’ that generate a compound effect and create ground breaking transformations.
The book explains exactly how hundreds of minuscule habits or changes can grow into massive life altering outcomes. Being an expert on habits and decision making, James Clear provides different structures and frameworks for building more effective habits that will help and improve every individual’s personal and professional journey of improvement. With more than 1 million copies sold, the book is an international bestseller already. And if you too are looking to start somewhere small; start here, start now.
— Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up in Hawaii with his real father, ‛the poor dad’, and the father of his best friend, ‛the rich dad’; and the way they influenced his thoughts on money and investment. This book in simple words, describes the difference between working for money and having money work for you.
Considered to be the number one personal finance book of all time, this book has affected millions of people and changed their money mindset. Rich Dad Poor Dad not just challenges your thoughts on money but also provides an insight on the way rich people handle money. This book is considered to be a game changer for some of the most prominent businessmen around the world. If you too want to become one of them, this is a great place to start with.
— The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
The power of your subconscious mind is a perfect amalgamation of scientific research and spiritual wisdom, helping you understand the depth of your subconscious. The book talks about the vast influences of the subconscious mind on various aspects of our existence; such as money, relationships, jobs and happiness. In summary, it teaches how to change the narrative of our life by controlling our subconscious mind.
The power of your subconscious mind is a simple book that has become a pioneering self-help bestseller of all times. It focusses on how changing your thought patterns can transform your life and uses practical, easy-to-understand techniques and real-world case studies to explain this. Your subconscious is powerful and this book is a great start to rewire it.
The above books are not merely international bestsellers; they have influenced and impacted millions of people with knowledge, information and wisdom. But just reading them might not fulfil the purpose. These books will inspire you to act differently; they will provide you with the necessary framework and fuel the much required passion towards honing your skills and abilities.
We hope they help in paving the path forward and wish a wonderful journey for you.
Until next time, keep reading!