5 Books That Will Change Your Life
To achieve great things in life, you need to be open-minded and willing to learn new things. We get stuck in a cycle of negativity and self-doubt without taking the time to explore other possibilities. If you want to improve your life, you need to change your mindset by reading this article’s recommended 5 books that will change your life.
At The Lifestyle Lab, we love books and sharing our favourite self-development reads. By reading self-development books, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the world around you and how you can change yourself for the better. Books are the building blocks for making extraordinary change in life and in this blog, we’ve shared our top 5 favourites with you.
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
Reading (or listening to) helps you explore new possibilities, introduces you to new concepts and also gives you the boost you need to open your mindset. When you have an open mindset, you’re able to see things in a different light. You become more positive and optimistic about life, which helps brings your dreams into reality.
An open mindset allows you to be curious and explore new opportunities, without feeling restricted by your beliefs. You’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve when you implement the mindset hacks you read about. Let go of your limitations and allow yourself to dream big because everything is possible.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read a book since high school or if you’re not much of a fan of reading. Self-development books are for everyone and are most often easy to read and digest. You’ll be pleasantly surprised once you get stuck in. And the great thing about books is that if you’re not the sort of person that can sit and concentrate for periods of time, you can opt for an audio book.
Below is a list of our top 5 books that will inspire you to change your mindset, your outlook on life and bring out your inner entrepreneur.
- Mindset by Carol Dweck
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Start With Why by Simon Sinek
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- Good Vibes Good Life by Vex King
Master Your Mind
It’s no wonder why Mindset by Carol Dweck is number 1 on our list of must-read books! If there’s one thing that can hold us back from achieving our goals, it’s our mindset. A fixed mindset will limit your life but Dweck’s psychology of success will guide you into a growth mindset, which is where the magic of change happens.
In her latest work, Dweck explores how success isn’t down to intelligence or talent, and that it’s down to the self-belief of the individual. A growth mindset determines whether or not we succeed, and how quickly we get there.
Think about it – if you tell yourself that you’re destined to work a 9-5 and make someone else money until you’re 70, that’s how your life will play out. However, if have self-belief and tell yourself that you want to be your own boss, you’re far more likely to fulfil your dreams and do just that.
Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes
If you want to turn over a new leaf, you need to do something different and this starts by looking at your routine and habits. In the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, he explains how bad habits can impact your mindset, which is why it’s important to recognise these and replace them with good ones.
The book an epic read and even better to listen to. In my last blog, I covered everything you need to know about tackling bad habits, taking inspiration from Clear. Be sure to check it out.
Find Your Why
Before you make any change in your life, you need to dig deep into your thoughts and find your why. Start With Why by Simon Sinek is an easy, enjoyable read that will make your vision clear and bring your core values to the forefront of your mind.
Transform Your Finances
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki is exactly the book you need for taking control of your personal finances. Teaching you the difference between good debt and bad debt, and also understanding the impact of liabilities. We recently wrote a great blog about this, be sure to check it out here. Kyosaki paints a great picture on the commons misconceptions about money and how to get rich for real.
It’s Good to Feel Good
You can make all the change you want in life but without self-belief, you won’t reach your true potential. Vex King’s Good Vibes Good Life is the ultimate self-help book, that’ll take you on a journey to greatness. This book is filled with inspirational quotes and anecdotes that’ll make you fall in love with yourself.
Grab Your Destiny By The Balls
Self-development books are highly inspirational, giving people the tools and motivation to take the necessary steps to achieve their goals. Don’t coast through life wondering what could have been. Each new day is filled with possibilities, never be afraid to explore them. By reading our suggested books, you’ll be well on your way to changing your mindset and achieving success in all areas of your life.
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“IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE THE PERSON YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN” – George Eliot