Did you know that 92% of people fail to reach their New Year’s Resolution(s)?
The average person simply does not have the drive, discipline and focus to get their life together, let alone reach a goal. Even for the high-achievers like my readers, making big changes in life doesn’t always come easy.
Getting focused and organized is the key to getting things done. But that’s tougher than it sounds. You need a solid guide to help get you there.
There are a lot of books out there on productivity, habits and goal setting–I’m not a fan of most of them. Instead, I’ve put together a few books that will help you transform your life this new year:
I’ve read through this book several times already, and plan to go through it again every few months or so. In fact, I spent the other day going through this book and implementing every little detail Will lays out. I feel like a machine!
Everything is in its place. Every event and task is noted for and scheduled. I know exactly what needs to get done each and every day so that I can reach my long-term goals.
Every event and task is noted for and scheduled. I know exactly what needs to get done each and every day so that I can reach my long-term goals.
I know exactly what needs to get done each and every day so that I can reach my long-term goals.
This is not just any ordinary ‘How-to’ guide–it is a revolutionary approach to managing your lifestyle and goals.
I just finished reading this book for the 3rd time. I love the book for two reasons:
1.) It has a unique and pragmatic approach to mindset. It’s rare to read books and articles on controlling one’s thoughts and emotions that don’t get into ‘woo-woo’ territory. Mike really does a good job of walking the line, blending concepts like ‘self-talk’ with masculine energy.
2.) The book sums up many ideas in Gorilla Mindset and adds actionable advice. If you like Danger&Play, this book sums up everything well in a concise guide.
When you change your mindset you change your life.
The premise of the book is pretty straightforward: Focus only on the essential. It’s a simple lesson, but one that few people truly internalize.
If you have a problem turning down people and saying ‘no’ (like I do) this book is for you.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
I’d be lying if I said I never worried or got anxious anymore. Yet, today I’ve come far in changing my emotional state.
Worrying puts too much pressure on the mind and body. You must purge it from your life if you ever want to come close to happiness.
This classic by Dale Carnegie provides lots of actionable advice, as well as anecdotes, to get rid of your worries. It’s an uplifting book, such that you can truly see the power of the techniques he provides.
Discipline doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a rigid process that must be enforced through power of will and focus. It’s why soldiers must go through boot camp, so that discipline is ingrained in them.
If you have no reason to wake up early or to work harder, you’re going to default to the easiest route. 30 Days of Discipline will get you off your ass and up early. It will make you get in shape, look better, and be much more organized. It’s a straightforward program, but a tough one.
I would like to point out that I will be (re)reading all these books in 2017. It’s because they are heavy hitters, with tons of actionable advice. They really helped change my life both in terms of daily habits, but also in my outlook and mindset.
If you read these 5 books this year (or even this month!) there is no way your life won’t change for the better.
Happy New Year! Now go kick 2017’s ass…
P.S. Check out my article on Goals vs. Systems to understand why you aren’t acheiving your goals (and why you don’t even need to set them in the first place!).