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 potential was the same!
So, why couldn’t you keep the successful side on all days?
The difference here is your mental state.
Yesterday, you gave inner strength and confidence to make you strenuous against obstacles.
Today, feelings of fear, anxiety-filled your mind, and make 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 a powerful force that can completely knock your life and change who you are.
Here are 7 unexpected ways Reading self-help 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.
Before even hiding into books, you need to decide the reason why you are willing to read?
What is the reading goal that will force you to stick to this habit?
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
I didn’t want to maintain the status quo. I had been living in quiet desperation, and my old ways of thinking could lead me only further on the wrong path.
Here is where reading comes to serve me. Once you choose the right book, you will be guided into the exact goal you set, (the law of attraction will work for you!).
2. Acquire a whole new Mind.
The power of reading is an unusual term for people who are likely to ask ” How can reading change your life?” or ” Why do I need a book written to teach me how to use my brain?”.
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.
I didn’t have the stuck mindset I thought I had. Within 1 month of reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, I went on to read other books. Reading completely opened up my mind to all the possibilities that were around me.
I started seeing the world from a different perspective; more positive, more optimistic, and more enjoyable.
You are the one who brings the change and opportunities into your own life, this what I figured out from reading books.
It’s true! Reading changes your Mindset for the Success you want Now.
3. Love your mistakes!
Anyone who has achieved success can rattle off a list of failures they encountered along the way. In each book I read, there were tens of failure stories that ended with a huge success. But how did they do it?
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:
- Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes.
- Having the self-confidence to admit to them.
- Being courageous about making changes.
4. Become inspired.
Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump.
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:
- Gratitude: Write a thank you note to someone who went out of their way for you.
- Journaling: Allow yourself to be who you are when writing. Be frank.
5. Boost your self-talk.
While absorbing new ideas, you will realize that you need to pay attention to your self-talk. If you will read and say to yourself: “This is impossible; this is not for me; easy for him to say that..” You will deflect the advice that will change your mind’s situation.
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.
“Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with whom they associate,” Napoleon Hill wrote. ” We emulate those with whom we associate most closely.”
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.
Answer those 2 questions from George Klakson (Richest Man in Babylon):
- Who are the five people I surround myself with?
- 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 do 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.
- Reveal factors on How Reading change your Mindset:
- What your mind consumes (data sources).
- How you process incoming information (internal interpretation of incoming impulses).
- 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 audiobooks.
Read new books.
Listen to podcasts.
Watch TED talks.
Even if you say I am busy, you still have the choice to add those 3 actions into your daily routine, aren’t you?