My Top 12 Books to Read in 2017
In my quest for Happiness (Yes it is exactly as adventurous as it sounds), I was dragged back where it I had begun: The basics. A whole new world of experiences stayed underneathed just because I was busy attending to things that didnot matter at all. These stupid little things consumed most of my time as I battled to find the right balance. In the end, I realised I would never find balance if I didnot let go of these never ending time consuming chores. This also meant adding a few good valuable habits that would help me to get back to the basics far quicker as I had already lost a lot of time earlier.
One of the best ways I could actually reconnect to the basics was reading. Like everyone else even I was suggested numerous times to read books and gain wisdom but reading seemed too tedious to me. It was only when I realised that there are a few things that cannot be practically taught by those actually living I turned to the great souls who took the pains to actually document their journey. Eventually I understood why I faultered so many times in situations that I handle so easily now.
One of the ways that I reconnected to reading was through the Youtube Channel FightMediocrity. This Channel has excellent book reviews on book s that really improve your life. If you are not that keen to read as I was earlier, you can watch the video posted on these channels just to get started. In fact the reason why I am writing this post is partly because I am influenced by one of the videos on this youtube channel.
The above video explains how you can effectively read books in much lesser time. And this is what I have been aiming at for quite sometime. I have also clubbed reading with my New Year Goals and have prepared a list of must read books during the whole of 2017. So here’s a list of Must read Books that I aim to complete in the next 365 days:
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
2. The 4-Hour Workweek
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People
4. The 48 Laws of Power
5. The Way of the Superior Man
6. Man’s Search for Meaning
8. Mindfulness for Beginners
9. The Obstacle is the Way
11.7 Habits of Highly Effective People
12. The Richest Man in Babylon
The other thing is to resolve technically the points discussed in the above video. The video states that reading simulteanously and listening of Audiobooks helps to understand achieve more than just normal reading. So being an On the go Android User, I had to devis my own way to read these books while I travel. I have installed the following Apps to ease my process of reading and listening to Audiobooks.