There comes a point in all our lives when we are completely lost. No matter what we do or how hard we try, nothing seems to work. There is confusion everywhere and it seems like there is no way around it. This happens to all of us at some point, and it’s during these times that we need some outside intervention to shake us up and get us out of our state.
You need to seek knowledge that is going to benefit you. Then you must fully soak your soul into this knowledge.
Here are the 10 books that you should read to get you back on right track,
1. The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Written in 1998, this book is essentially an interview in which Howard Cutler asks questions to the Dalai Lama. Cutler is a psychiatrist aiming to understand what the purpose of life is according to the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama in turn describes what he believes the purpose of life is: it is being happy. Most importantly though, he opines that this happiness doesn’t come from any other source than yourself.
It was very powerful to gain this comprehension of happiness because I always assumed someone or something was supposed to make me happy. The book also details the techniques and tools you can utilize in order to implement a more happy existence.
2. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Coelho uses a fictional story to portray the underlying theme of this book. You have the power to create your own destiny. Only you have the capacity to create the kind of life you want for yourself. A popular quote from this book is, “When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.” Obviously, you are required to work and dedicate yourself to achieving your goals, but the overall motif of this story is quite persuasive.
3. Choose Yourself – James Altucher
Welcome to the “choose yourself era.” If you have ever stepped back because of fear of others or external validation, then this book will definitely help you take that first step forward before you even finish the final page.
The author challenges authority at every stage and asks you to make your own path rather than depend on others for approval. He explains in great detail what it means to choose yourself: to not to keep waiting, fail fast, learn more, succeed like hell, break the rules and make it happen.
4. The Speed of Trust – Stephen R. Covey
Covey places emphasis here on one quality that makes all the difference: trust. He writes that when you go to work, your first responsibility should be to build trust. In everything you do, from relationships to the professional sphere, trust has its effect. And if you have ever stepped back, this might be one of the reasons. Working on building trust can really open many doors for you.
5. The Magic – Rhonda Byrne
This is the book you need in times of absolute crisis. Often we forget to be grateful when everything is going to plan, but we are lost when everything goes wrong. And the main thing this author reminds us of is to be grateful for what we have. Those who are grateful for something will gain even more, but those who are not will find they lose even that they already have.
6. The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive – Brendan Burchard
It is an easy read that outlines simple action steps for infusing more spark into your life. It is easy to get stuck in a rut where you feel like a robot just taking care of the next menial task on your list. The good news is: your life doesn’t have to feel that way. This book is a great motivator for relocating your path in life.
7. Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
This is a classic novel about self-discovery. It accounts one man’s spiritual journey to enlightenment. Although many of the themes of this book are Buddhist in nature, the message is universal and very powerful for anyone who is trying to find themselves.
8. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
Brosh retold and illustrated funny anecdotes from her childhood, or relatable conflicts from her 20-something existence. She revealed that she was battling depression, even describing her struggle with the illness in two gently funny, poignant posts.
Her ridiculously energetic, oversized humor brings the color back to life, but it’s not empty, heartless humor. Without wallowing, Brosh’s comics wisely and empathetically portray the reality of depression, uplifting with a perfect blend of exuberance and thoughtfulness.
9. Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill – Matthieu Ricard
Composed by a French Buddhist friar who likewise happens to be a specialist in sub-atomic hereditary qualities, Dr. Ricard wonderfully depicts routes in which bliss can be showed. He contends that satisfaction doesn’t simply happen by chance or luckiness. Being reliably upbeat takes bunches of practice. Much the same as whatever other ability, bliss requires heaps of devotion and heaps of determination.
10. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship – Don Miguel Ruiz
Figuring out how to love others is to a great degree troublesome on the off chance that you don’t first figure out how to love yourself. This book will help your connections enhance and turn out to be more significant. On the off chance that you take an ideal opportunity to reinforce your connections you will have a harder time feeling lost and confined.