Here is a small collection of 5 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once. These days the art of book reading is losing its charm due to fast development of technological games and gadgets. People are losing patience wanting instant results out of every effort and activity. But the best thing about reading a book is that once you have read a book , It leaves a permanent impact on you.
Following books can be really effective for the betterment of your life. These are five such books that once you have read, are likely to return you a lot, not in terms of direct money, but satisfaction, peace of mind, improvement in interpersonal relations, increasing power of your thoughts, improvement of your attitude, and lot more.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends & Influence People being, one of the best self-help book is here to change your thoughts for your betterment with new ambitions, enable you to make friends quickly and easily, Increase your popularity and help you to win people. It would increase your influence, your prestige and your ability to get things done. You would learn how to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. It will help you to become better speaker.
In this book the author has offered wonderful suggestions for improving the interpersonal relations, like:
- The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say “You’re wrong.”
- If you’re wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
- Begin in a friendly way.
- Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
- Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
- Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
The Power of Positive Thinking
by Norman Vincent Peale
In The Power of Positive Thinking containing the ideas to improve our thought patterns, the author has advised people not to think for distant future, avoid excessive thinking, fight against your own troubles, for success, by giving the following suggestions:
- Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you.
- Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders.
- Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them.
- Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it.
- Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
- Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.
- Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day.
- It’s more important to learn from successes than learning from our mistakes.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay
You Can Heal Your Life is the most effective self-help book I have read ,till date. This book gave me such satisfaction that I have read it thrice, after a span of number of years in between the two readings. This book doesn’t promise to give you money but I think peace of mind, that is the ultimate need of every person in modern times of stress and tension.
The author considers every person responsible to lead his or her own life. She says, whatever a person wants to do or not to do, he can control the situations of his life. She says every person creates his own reality of life. He creates his own problems.
She advises everyone to forget the past that is not worth remembering, not to think of the distant past but hold the present that is effective and within control.
She also says that mental thought patterns can create and eliminate the illness in our body. So, cultivate always the positive thoughts and shunt out the negative thoughts for your own well being.
She has narrated her own life story as an illustration of thought pattern with the effects.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
by Dale Carnegie
How to stop worrying & start living by Dale Carnegie tells us some basic facts about worry and to live in “Day-tight Compartments”. Regarding the technique to face trouble he suggested preparation to accept the worst result of the problem, keeping calm and then trying to make it the best. He warned us to not pay the price of worry in terms of bad health conditions as a result.
He suggested the use of basic scientific technique in handling the worry and solving a problem, by asking the following questions to the self:
- What is the problem?
- What are the causes of the problem?
- What are the possible solutions?
- What is the best possible solution?
He has suggested us to:
- Keep busy.
- Don’t fuss about trifles.
- Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.
- Cooperate with the Inevitable.
- Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more.
- Don’t worry about the past.
He narrated the personal success stories of 32 people who had been successful in coming out of the worry situation.
By Rohnda Byrne
In The Power (The Secret) the author has expressed the great connection between the power of thoughts and results of such thoughts. She says we attract everything positive or negative by our thoughts and the feelings we give to such thoughts. Some of the key points of Rohnda Byrne as laid down in this book are:
- Life is supposed to be fun! When you’re having fun, you feel great and you receive great things.
- Let go of the things you don’t love about your childhood, and keep the things you love.
- When you’re feeling joyful, you are giving joy, and you’ll receive back joyful experiences.
- Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you.
- Every single second is an opportunity to change your life.
- Whatever you can imagine is waiting for you, fully created in the invisible.
- The more love you give in your day-to-day life, the greater the magnetic power of love you have.
- You are the driver of your mind, so take charge and keep it busy .
- Whatever story you tell, whether good or bad, will be the story of your life.
- Whatever you believe about your body, your cells believe too. They don’t question anything you think, feel, or believe. In fact, they hear every thought, feeling, and belief you have.
All these books are such that you would like to read again at some point of time or another.