5 Books That Will Stop You From Wasting Time
It is the human tendency to sit around all day and not want to do anything. However, this is not how we have evolved to be as there is so much to achieve in this world. Here are 5 books that will stop you from wasting time and lazying around. These books will give you that kick of motivation that you have been waiting for.
5 Books That Will Stop You From Wasting Time
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman is a world-renowned author of six best-selling books, a columnist, and a reporter. He has been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes so far in his career. Thomas Friedman is known for mainly writing self-help and motivational books that are celebrated worldwide. Apart from that, he also has several books that are commentaries on the current affairs of the world. He is also very politically active and is often found giving his thoughts and opinions on upcoming policies, and ideals of the world.
The book Thank You for Being Late was originally published in November 2016. It has been noted as Friedman’s ‘most ambitious work to date’ as it deviates from his regular book topics. In the book, he talks about the various advancements of today’s world in terms of scientific technology and the growth of people. He mentions how all of this can be overwhelming and shows different ways to live through that. He compares the modern age to when he was a child, where the economy was simpler and working hard could get you money. Overall, this book encapsulates the world today accurately and leaves you with enough tips to live through it.
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman has been ranked as one of the top 10 business thinkers by the Wall Street Journal and is a popular author and psychologist. He is the psychologist behind the modern emotional intelligence theory. His book entitled Emotional Intelligence was a New York Times Best-Seller and stayed on the list for a year and a half. He also worked as a columnist for the New York Times for twelve years.
The book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence was originally published in October 2013 by Harper Collins. In this book, Goleman talks about how mental health conversations are very neglected even in modern times such as today, and how it plays an important role in an individual’s success. He claims that in today’s ever-distracting world, how focus is one important quality to have.
The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
Steve Peters or Prof. Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist with an experience in his field of over 20 years. He is also an undergraduate Dean at the Sheffield University Medical School. Prof. Peters also holds a degree in mathematics and medicine.
The Chimp Paradox is one of the three books authored by Prf. Steve Peters and was published in the year 2012. The book briefs about how one’s mental health has an impact on their professional, personal and social life. He then explains the mind-management technique that he developed while working as a psychiatrist for many years. This technique has proven helpful to athletes, businessmen, managers at high positions, etc.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Paul Kalanithi was an American neurosurgeon who also had a degree in English Literature, History, and various other subjects. He was also a writer who had his articles published in renowned newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Paris Review Daily. His academic research papers are also greatly distributed and read. Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer at the age of 36 and passed away in the year 2015 while working on this book.
When Breath Becomes Air, a 2016 publication, was Paul Kalanithi’s first book published. In the book, he tries to find the answer to the question, ‘What makes a life worth living?’. He pens down his journey from being a doctor himself and saving lives to becoming a patient in need of treatment. The book is said to describe the relationship between a patient and a doctor very well.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is an American journalist who currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine. He has previously worked with The New York Times as well, on the series ‘The iEconomy’, which won him a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. He is also a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is Charles Duhigg’s first publication which was released in 2012. It gives a background of people from different fields of life and how having certain habits changes their life completely. He mentions how the key to achieving anything big or small in life is to build a healthy habit around it. His book is not just limited to people, but also how habits influence companies and co-operations.
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