10 Books That Will Put Your Life in Perspective

I have always been a reader but with three busy kids I don’t get as much time anymore.  I am making a commitment to read at least one book a month for the rest of the year.  Reading for me takes away stress, boosts my vocabulary, and helps me stay connected. The list of books below will help motivate you to be the best version of yourself.  It will also help to put your life in perspective and guide you to make meaningful changes.  I have included a summary of each book as well as the link (included in title) if you are interested in purchasing.  Happy Reading!!!

1.  Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life.

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People

For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

4. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

5. Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.

6. The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.

7. Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want

There are a lot of second-best options, but we weren’t made to live a second-best life. Finding what we actually need is different than what we are often offered. There are many books full of opinions, steps and programs. This isn’t one of them. This is about craving the things that matter. Things that don’t just work, but last.

8. You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are

Have you bought the lie?  Many of us do. We measure our worth by what others think of us. We compare and strive, existing mostly for the approval of others. Pressure rises, anxiety creeps in and we hustle to keep up.

9. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world.

10. Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Divine Direction will help you seek wisdom through seven principles. You’ll consider one thing to stop that’s hindering you; how to start a new habit to re-direct your path; where you should stay committed; and when you should go even if it’s easier to stay. The book also includes criteria that will help you feel confident in the right choice, and encourages you with principles for trusting God with your decisions.

Have you read any of the books above?  If so, please offer some insight.

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2 thoughts on “10 Books That Will Put Your Life in Perspective

  1. I havent read any of these yet but one that really helped shift my thinking in the right direction is “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey. It defines success in a different light.

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