Best Books To Read
Book no 1.You can win by Shiv Kher. This is one of my best books. In this books he says that our productivity depends on your attitude. And he defines, our character is most important thing for getting success.
. In the first chapter of this book he tells a story of a man who sells different color balloons in the streets of a village whenever his business used to go down, in order to tackle that situation he used to fly one balloon in the air, so that when children see that balloon in air, they feel like buying it, with this technique his sales again started to go up, one day when he was selling his balloon a little child came to him and asked him, Uncle! “IF YOU RELEASE A BLACK BALLOON, WOULD THAT ALSO FLY.
That balloon seller moved by that boy’s concern, for this, that man replied With empathy, ”SON, IT IS NOT THE COLOR OF THE BALLOON, IT IS WHAT IS INSIDE THAT MAKES IT GO UP.”
It is what is inside that counts, writer says that thing inside us what makes us go up is our attitude, writer says that have you ever wondered why some people organizations or businesses or countries are more successful than others?
He says the reason for this is very simple, the people who become successful is because they simply think and act of that thinking effectively, he says that one day when he asked a question to two executives that if they would have magic wand what will they ask from that wand, will they ask for profit or huge success or for what, after listening to an answer of those executives he was really very impressed, answer was that people should have better attitude, they will ask for better attitude because better and best attitude can make person a good and successful person.
Writer says that people’s attitude determines success, as per a study was done by Harvard University, they say 85 percent people get a job because of their attitude, and only 15 percent of people get a job because they are smart or intelligent.
In the second chapter he shared a story related to farmer, he says there was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content, that farmer was happy because he was content and he was content because he was happy, one day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them.
The wise man said that if he had a diamond size of his thumb that he will get his own city and if he would have a diamond size of a fist then he can buy his own country, listening to this that farmer wasn’t able to sleep whole night, he became discontent, and because of this discontent behavior he was unhappy.
The next day immediately after waking up, that farmer left his family and sold his entire farm and moved out in search of diamond, after searching whole Africa he didn’t found anything and when he returned to his home place he was financially destroyed and also lost his whole happiness, he started feeling unhappy and lost, so finally he committed suicide.
The person who bought his farm was watering the camels at a stream, when he was working on that land he found some shining stone, he took that stone and kept it at his home, when wise man came to meet him, he saw that stone, that wise man asked the new owner is that farmer had come home.
For this new owner replies no but why you asking this, for this that wise man says that I can see the diamond which I have asked him to search, for this new owner says no its not a diamond but a normal shining stone , and my entire farm which I have bought from first farmer is filled with such shining stone, when that farmer took that wise man to his farm, he told him that these are diamonds not stone, after analyzing that farm properly they got to know that farm was covered with full of diamonds.
In this story he wants to say.
When our attitude is right, we realize that we are all walking on acres and acres of diamonds.
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Book no 2. Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy. This book teach about our priority . In this book Mr. Tracy says the task which is looking difficult it should be done first.
“Your ‘frog’ is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.”
The rule no one is : If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.”
“Continually remind yourself that one of the most important decisions you make each day is what you will do immediately and what you will do later if you do it at all.”
The rule no two is: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.”
The key to reaching high levels of performance and productivity is to develop the lifelong habit of tackling your major task first thing each morning.”
- Set the Table
“Think on paper.”“One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.”
“Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment.”
- Plan Every Day in Advance
“Always work from a list.“Make your list the night before for the workday ahead.“You need different lists for different purposes.”First, you should create a master list on which you write down everything you can think of that you want to do sometime in the future.“Second, you should have a monthly list that you make at the end of the month for the month ahead.”
Third, you should have a weekly list where you plan your entire week in advance.”Finally, you should transfer items from your monthly and weekly lists onto your daily list.”
- Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything
“Before you begin work, always ask yourself, ‘Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?’”
“Resist the temptation to clear up small things first.”“Your ability to choose between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant of your success in life and work.
Book no 3. Managing oneself by Peter Drucker.
Great achievers manage themselves, they do not require being constantly managed by others. But we never learn this skill in school, and it’s something we need to cultivate on our own. This book provides strategies to be a better self-manager, just as “The Effective Executive” helps with managing others.
Author points out that we all have different strengths and weaknesses, and that it only makes sense to focus on growing and cultivating your strengths. Trying to fix all of your weaknesses will be a waste of time. But, we’re all bad at evaluating our strengths. We’re much better at knowing what we’re not good at. So he suggests constantly giving yourself feedback on how you’re doing.
Book no 4. The Power of habit by Charles Duhigg. In this book author told the power of our habits and how can we develop new and good habits so that we can perform better.
All habits follow the same, simple, three-step loop:
- Cues:First, there is a cue. This is a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode, and which habit to use.
Cues can be almost anything, from a visual trigger to a time of day, an emotion, a sequence of thoughts, the company of particular people, and so on.
- Routines: Next, there is the routine. This can be physical, mental, or emotional.
Routines can be incredibly complex or fantastically simple.
- Rewards: Finally, there is the reward. This helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future.
Rewards can range from food or drugs that cause physical sensations, to emotional payoffs, such as the feelings of pride that accompany praise or self-congratulation.
When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So, unless you deliberately fight a habit — unless you find new routines — the pattern will unfold automatically.