- How can books resolve your problems?
- The 8 BEST books to buy to transform your life:
- The best introduction to self-help:
- The best biography transform your life:
- The best productivity book:
- The best novel with impact:
- The best book about motivation:
- The best book about money:
- The best book for adults and children:
- The best book if you want to read a series: Gather Together in My Name by Dr Maya Angelou
No one can avoid problems not even worthies or sages, this is the observation made by a Buddhist monk called Nichiren Daishonin who lived in 13th century Japan. Problems are a fact of life. So what to do about them. Hide under your duvet covers until they go away? No Do this to resolve your problems.
This is because books are the cheat code to accessing wisdom, by someone who has been through the suffering of not liking A, where they were, so they decide that Z is the best outcome.
Firstly, authors are in essence pioneers who have paved the way and have shown how we can apply certain principles into our lives. They are a little ahead of us in their knowledge, realisations and resolving their troubles and difficulties. They show we are not alone if the writer is having a similar experience to us. For example, a sonnet by Shakespeare can still evoke the emotion of love centuries after it has been written.
Reading is an important part of self-development, realisation and can have the ability to transform our lives for the better.
This is because problems are a necessary part of life to help you become a stronger and wiser human being. Reading is like a mental exercise to enable you to become stronger and live a life overflowing with hope and victory.
How can books resolve your problems?
I have been an avid reader since a child. After I discovered You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay I realised I could change my deeply ingrained money scripts. Many of my problems, even the most complex and impossible ones, have been resolved by reading (this also includes listening to books).
The 8 BEST books to buy to transform your life:
The best introduction to self-help:
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay. Written by the godmother of self-help in the 1980s. This book is a good entry-level book if you want to start transforming your life.
The best biography transform your life:
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley. This classic biography highlights the journey and the life of Malcolm X from criminal to civil rights leader.
The best productivity book:
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins.
Be prepared when you read this book. It doesn’t hold back, especially the language used by the author. David Goggins, who is often dubbed the toughest man alive, started his journey to get into the Navy Seals as an overweight cockroach killer and he didn’t give up despite numerous obstacles.
The best novel with impact:
Native Son by Richard Wright. I feel hurt whenever I think about Bigger Thomas the 20-year-old protagonist in Native Son. This is because he is an extreme version of so many black youths living in utter poverty in urban poor areas in the world.
The best book about motivation:
The Power of Intention by Dr Wayne Dyer. This book will focus your mind and show you how to harness your mental energy on something.
The best book about money:
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
This book isn’t just about personal finance. It is about removing the emotional blocks – doubt, fear, excuses – that may be stopping you from getting wealthy.
The best book for adults and children:
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exuper. A great book for seeing the important things in life – a great story for children and a wonderfully thought-provoking book for everyone else
The best book if you want to read a series: Gather Together in My Name by Dr Maya Angelou
Gather Together in My Name by Dr Maya Angelou.The second book of a 7-book series. If you enjoyed her first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, you’ll love this biography which shows how not to be defeated by suffering.
The power of reading can truly transform a person’s life. As Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda states: “Reading is a dialogue with oneself; it is self-reflection, which cultivates profound humanity. Reading is therefore essential to our development. It expands and enriches the personality like a seed that germinates after a long time and sends forth many blossom-laden branches.