You know how everyone has one of those bucket lists? Well I have a bucket list of bucks that I want to read in my life time, so in no way, shape or form is this a list of the 10 books every written by anyone in the history of mankind. I'm a twenty year old who barely knows who he is; but I am ten times a better and more self-aware individual than I was a year or two ago. I give a 90% of the credit for this happening to the books I've read since nothing dramatic has happened in my life recently. Here are the top ten bucks that have changed my life so far.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A book that inspired me to find my purpose/dream. Its a simple concept, but this is a book that will change your whole perspective on the meaning of life. I read it over and over again to find myself covered in goosebumps every time.
Favorite Quote: "Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."
2. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
This one is not for the faint of heart. Dr. Maxwell Maltz dives into the importance of your self-image, self talk and visualization in determining your quality of life. It caused me to look back on my past mistakes and realize exactly what I did wrong and how I could've fixed them.
Favorite Quote: "Stop thinking in terms of fear, anxiety or nervousness, and think only in terms of excitement. It is fine to be a bit excited before you step into the spotlight in whatever you do."
3. The ABCs of Success by Bob Proctor
Warning: No patience needed. A great first book for anyone who needs it short, sweet and straight to the point. This book is formatted in daily-devotion style of less than two pages. The little things that we forget on a daily basis such as discipline, gratitude, and managing your relationships are covered in this book.
Favorite Quote: "People with Goals Succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that."
4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
You won't find a personal growth blog or website without this book on it. Mr. Hill dedicated over 25 years of his life studying successful men and what set them apart from the rest. He then crammed it all into this book and now its named the most influential books ever written.
Favorite Quote: "Don't wait! The time will never be just right"
5. The Compound Effect
Habits are everything, period. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine dives into how our habits affect our lives and how changing his habits led to him living an extraordinary life. This book is engaging with charts, areas to reflect on your personal habits and more. This book has made me reevaluate EVERY decision I make throughout the day.
Favorite Quote: "We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make."