Through books we’ve got the opportunity to experience the knowledge others have accumulated without having to experience certain situations ourselves. By reading books we visit places and get to know people without ever leaving the place we are in. Successful people know how important it is to read, since you learn and foster your own personal growth.
Here are 5 books that will help you to expand your horizon in 2016:
1. Creativity, Inc. Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration By Ed Catmull
Ed Catmull offers insights into the creative process and the need to shake the status quo and shares many stories of how it was done at Pixar. Further he addresses many aspects that get in the way of true creativity like fear of failure or having the right people. One of the greatest messages in this book is that you should not be intimidated by failure. It’s even better to fail fast so you can learn and grow faster. Many lessons like these are all planted throughout the book and that’s why you will learn a lot more from this book than from many other resources.
2. How To Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie
In this book Carnegie shows that the ultimate goal of speech is to communicate and that not everyone knows how to do that. This work is great for all people who want to enhance their communication and social skills. Carnegie illustrates how to make people like you, how to convince people of your way of thinking and ways to change people without arousing resentment.
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a good primer to start exploring what is possible once you start saving toward a life of financial freedom. Furthermore Kiyosaki teaches that being successful isn’t solely a matter of money but primary a matter of the mindset. By achieving the mind of a winner you’ll also become a winner.
4. Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Have you ever worked hard to achieve something, but after reaching your goal a significant change occurs and suddenly your accomplishment seems meaningless? If yes, than this book is perfectly suited for you. You learn how to manage and deal with hard and striking changes of life and even how you can grow from it.
5. The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Magic of Thinking Big teaches you beneficial methods, not empty promises. You’ll read about how to get the most out of your job, your marriage and family life and your community. Schwartz proves that you don’t need to be the most ingenious mind or have have a great talent to be successful. All you need to do is to learn and understand how to think and behave in ways that will get you to your goals.