Do you find yourself setting goals and resolutions at the start of each year, and then feeling bad when the year slips by without much progress being made? Well, most of us have been through that at some point, so don’t fret!
In reality, most people don’t follow through on their NY resolutions. The good news is, there’s no rule to say you can only make major decisions and changes at the start of a calendar year.
Our intentions, thoughts and actions shape our outcomes. If you’re ready to take some serious action, you can see real results in the next 12 months, regardless of when you start your “new year”. Here are 5 books that you should read to gain clarity, set meaningful goals, find useful tools and identify action steps needed for your next breakthrough.
AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN by Anthony Robbins
All of us have thoughts like, “I shouldn’t do this”, “I can’t possibly achieve that”, “I’m not talented enough / young enough /old enough”, etc. Such limiting beliefs have a far-reaching impact on all areas of our lives. To achieve massive success, you must become aware of what’s holding you back, raise your standards, change your limiting beliefs and use targeted strategies to unlock your true potential.
What better way to start the year than to learn all these from Tony Robbins, the renowned coach who has personally worked with Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chuck Liddell, Serena Williams and Hugh Jackman, and touched the lives of millions? In “Awaken the Giant Within”, you’ll discover how your belief systems are built and how they can be changed, learn the “Neuro-Associative Conditioning” (NAC) process and various strategies to define your goals and get what you really want. Read our free online summary here, grab our full summary bundle or a copy of the book here.
THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg
Once you’ve built a good habit, it feels relatively effortless to build momentum for breakthroughs. Yet, breaking bad habits and cultivating new ones can be a real uphill battle if you aren’t equipped with the right knowledge and strategies to conquer those habits.
That’s why you must start your new year with this book by Pulitzer prize winning reporter, Charles Duhigg. When you understand scientifically how habits are formed, and how you can change and rebuild them, you’ve already won half the battle.In “The Power of Habit”, you’ll learn more about the all-powerful habits feedback loop and the Golden Rule to transform your habits. Read our free online summary here, grab our full summary bundle or a copy of the book here.
GO PUT YOUR STRENGTHS TO WORK By Marcus Buckingham
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Besides knowing how to change your beliefs and habits, it equally vital to identify how to play to your strengths and how to minimize the limiting effects of your weaknesses. “Go Put your Strengths to Work” is a practical guide that achieves this, with 6 powerful steps to identify your strengths and to apply it in real life for outstanding performance.
Learn to specifically identify the activities that strengthen and weaken you, and develop a strategy to put this to use (for yourself and your team). Read our free online summary here, grab our full summary bundle or a copy of the book here.
Most people never get started on their New Year resolutions. Or, they are motivated for a few weeks then find themselves losing steam.
The 3 books above will provide more than enough knowledge and tools for you to start transforming your results. The next challenge is to break the inertia and start taking your first baby steps–which can be one of the hardest things to do. This is where this book comes in.
“Eat that Frog!” covers 21 tips or strategies to stop procrastinating and get things done more effectively. Just pick a couple of strategies that work for you, and start taking concrete actions this year! Read our free online summary here, grab our full summary bundle or a copy of the book here.
THE SLIGHT EDGE by Jeff Olsen
Let’s face it. Success isn’t going to come overnight. Whether you’re looking to reshape your beliefs/habits or play to your strengths, it’ll take time and consistent effort before you see real results.
The good news is, you don’t need to take big, scary leaps of faith. With the knowledge and clarity from the first 3 books above, and after eating the frog with your first few steps, all that’s left is to keep applying small daily disciplines to build the momentum gradually, until your efforts snowball into massive success.
“The Slight Edge” explains exactly how that works, and how you can identify those small disciplines in each area of your life. Read our free online summary here, grab our full summary bundle or a copy of the book here.
ACHIEVE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS!
So there you are, the 5 recommended reads to kick off your next major breakthrough. Remember, small things add up… get the momentum going with small, consistent steps and you’ll definitely reap the rewards down the road!
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