Can Books Boost my Thinking?
Have you ever felt that your life is stable?
Everything is going well for you?
That you can do all the missions despite the difficulties?
That was during your studies when you got the highest marks.
Or during a business meeting where you achieved all the goals, you settled.
You also experienced the opposite, the moment when nothing went well.
The day you remember your failure doing easy tasks.
The day you remember all the wrong decisions you made and the closed doors in front of you.
But why that? What was the difference between the two cases?
You were the same person and your potentials were the same!
So, why you couldn’t keep the successful side on all days?
The difference here is your mental state.
Yesterday, you’ve given inner strength and confidence to make you strenuous against obstacles.
Today, feelings of fear, anxiety-filled your mind and makes you live between defeat and grief.
People tend to give up when their first project fail or they break up with their lovers.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my life to pass between failure and grief.
That’s why I read.
Reading habit is the powerful force that can completely knock your life and change who you are.
Here are 7 unexpected ways Reading selfhelp books will change your life even if you are not a heavy reader.
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. Author George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame.
1. Change your Internal Interpretation.
For me, I was willing to change (personal and professional side). In fact, I was desperate to change.
We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. Jim Rohn
2. Acquire a whole new Mind.
Before I read my first self-help book, I had the idea that I can’t change the mindset I’ve born with.
At the age of 24, I read my first self-help book (Rich Dad Poor Dad) and, to my surprise, I was wrong.
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I started seeing the world from a different perspective; more positive, more optimistic, and more enjoyable.
My professional thinking altered!
I’ll explain more on next chapters.
It’s true! Reading change your Mindset for the Success you want Now.
3. Love your mistakes!
Books writers assume that teaching your mindset to examine your mistakes is the key.
Learn that each loss is a win if you let it be. Even if you’ve experienced a failure, don’t beat yourself up.
Brush yourself off, analyze what happened, refine your future work, and move on.
Top 3 pieces of advice to learn from mistakes:
1- Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes.
2-Having the self-confidence to admit to them.
3-Being courageous about making changes.
4. Become inspired.
Pick up a great book and you will gain a mental pooch. While reading to bestseller writers, I discovered new actionable ways to reveal inspiration.
My top 2 recommendation to expose your inspiration:
1- Gratitude: Write a thank you note to someone who went out of their way for you.
2- Journaling: Allow yourself to be whom you are when writing. Be frank.
Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost
Check this article for more Journaling steps.
5. Boost your self-talk.
Thanks to practicing such disciplines, you will be able to have a constructive conversation with yourself.
6. Adopt great people into your zone.
I wasn’t sure about this quote, but after reading Think and Grow Rich, I realized this is as true as it gets.
Be sure you select the right friends, and you will be a successful person.
A study found that positive friends will have a positive effect on you. While negative friends will soon kill your initiative.
Happy Friends make you Happier
Answer those 2 questions from George Klakson (Richest Man in Babylon):
1- Who are the five people I surround myself with?
2-If all the 5 people asked for my help, who are the top 3 I will help without taking their burdens?
7. Shift your business career
Do you dream of starting a business? Do you have great ideas that will change the world?
But why you end up working in a job you most likely don’t enjoy?
It’s hard to leave your current job and start jumping into many projects, not sure which one will succeed.
The truth is, don’t quit your job, yeah you read it right!
Reading books won’t oblige you to do so. But self-help books help your mind decide if you will continue as an employee, or create your own business.
You want to learn more on How to improve your mindset for success?
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3 Reveal factors on How Reading change your Mindset:
2- How you process incoming information (internal interpretation of incoming impulses).
3- With whom you interact (people).
- Watch TV shows or Tony Robbins seminars on YouTube.
- Read a friend’s newsfeed or self-help book.
- Listen to commercial chaff on public radio or you can listen to audio books.
- Read new books.
- Listen to podcasts.
- Watch TED talks.