What book has changed your life?
Really I would like to hear from you! If a book can change one life, it certainly has the power to change the lives of others.
How does a book change a person’s life? There is oft-used quote: “We don’t know what we don’t know.” The new ideas presented in a ‘life-changing-book’ change our perception and succeed in changing the way we think. Another popular quote is one by Albert Einstein: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Over the past few years, I have talked to a number of people who have cited books that have literally changed their lives in a significant manner. Here is a list of several of those books:
Personality Plus by Florence Littauer; Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad series); The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman; The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwarz; How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
If spending a few hours reading one of these books could radically change your life, would you read one? Imagine if people would start applying the following principles from Section 2 of How to Win Friends and Influence People into their lives:
SIX WAYS TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU
Principle 1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
Principle 2. Smile 🙂
Principle 3. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Principle 4. Be a good listener; encourage others to talk about themselves.
Principle 5. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
Principle 6. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.
What are your picks?