Books are without a doubt some of the most powerful learning tools that we have. The power of a book to change your perspective or to motivate you to achieve new heights is almost incomparable. The following list of books includes 4 books that have the power to change you as a person.
The 4 Hour Work Week
While this book is highly controversial due to its aggressive approach, Tim Ferris’ book is a quintessential book for those who are looking for that extra bit of motivation or drive as they approach a departure from the typical work week. The book itself has spent more than four years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has been translated into 40 languages. The book itself teaches creative decisions and actions that will allow you to reject the traditional work week and will make you question everything.
The Art of War
This ancient Chinese book written by Sun Tzu is considered by many to be the essential book on warfare, strategy and military tactics. Despite the fact that the book is meant as a military instruction manual, the book has had a huge influence on business tactics and legal strategy. Some of the aspects that Sun Tzu emphasizes on the book are the values of constant, hard work and the determination needed to achieve success. Sun Tzu’s military treaty dismisses excuses and does an excellent job of setting you up for success in any field.
This masterpiece written by Terry Pratchett might not be a very conventional pick or even a popular one. However, this book emphasizes the importance of reaching one’s true potential by means of discovering your own skills and not letting society or others influence your decisions. While Terry Pratchett’s style might be a little offsetting or even awkward at first, once you get used to it you’ll find a hidden gem inside the pages of this book filled with humor, rants and passionate characters that will help you reach your true potential.
In this book by Chuck Palahniuk you will learn to appreciate the smaller things in life as we see life through the eyes of a character who is stuck in the seemingly endless nine to five routine while focused on the mundane products fed to him by advertisements and a culture of consumerism. Our two main characters embark on a mind trip that will shake their set of beliefs and their lifestyle to their core. If you have not yet seen the film based on this book then by all means do so; some people will argue that the movie is much better than the book but the basic principle of the story remains in both mediums. Fight Club is n interesting character essay that is eerily relatable if you’ve ever worked for big corporate and one that will leave you wondering just exactly what the heck you are doing with your life.