Books That Change My Life Forever

Books are incredibly powerful. They can suck us in, take us on an adventure, and influence the way we think. They can teach us, give us new perspectives, move us, and shape us, and the most powerful one changes our lives forever.

If you are looking for life-changing books to read, you may want to check these out:

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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“Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind.” 

― Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Emotional Intelligence

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“In a very real sense, we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.”
-Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence

How to Win Friends and Influence People 

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“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” 

Tuesdays with Morrie

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“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” 
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

“When the reward is the activity itself–deepening learning, delighting customers, doing one’s best–there are no shortcuts.” 

― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

 

Finding Your Element

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“For most of us, the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.” 
― Ken Robinson, Finding Your Element

The Power of Now

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“”The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.”

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

 Cosmos

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“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” 
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

Flow

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“Of all the virtues we can learn no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” 

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Happiness

59 Seconds

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“In short, when it comes to an instant fix for everyday happiness, certain types of writing have a surprisingly quick and large impact. Expressing gratitude, thinking about a perfect future, and affectionate writing have been scientifically proven to work—and all they require is a pen, a piece of paper, and a few moments of your time.”

― Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Change your life in under a minute

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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“Being is seeing in the human dimension.” 

 Activate Your Brain

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“The simplest and most crucial step we can all take in living the life we want is to start doing it now. If we wait to have all of our ducks in order, the first ducks we collected will have flown the coop by the time we get to the last ducks and it becomes a never-ending amassing of ducks. The prize goes to those who can get over being completely prepared before they begin.” 
― Scott G. Halford, Activate Your Brain
Read these books above, and change your life forever. 
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