Sometimes the only thing holding you back from the life that you want to live is your own thinking. It can be difficult to take control of your thoughts, but thanks to some of today’s most popular mindset books it might be easier than you think. Below you’ll read about some of the best mindset books currently on the market. Take a quick break from shopping from Folsom luxury real estate and enjoy the incredibly practical teaching each of these books has to offer.
1. Soundtracks by Jon Acuff
Over the past several years, Acuff partnered with Mike Peasley, PhD to research the concept of overthinking. Their findings revealed that nearly 95% of people claimed to struggle with overthinking. Acuff’s solution is unique, because he strongly believes that the solution is not simply to stop overthinking. He writes that telling your brain to stop thinking is foolish because it wastes the enormous amount of power and potential that your brain has. Acuff uses the metaphor of a soundtrack throughout the book to describe our frequently repeated thoughts. He explains how people often lock in certain soundtracks when they are younger. These soundtracks can be difficult to forget or reimagine later in life. By utilizing the power of neuroplasticity, Acuff believes we can turn overthinking from a super-problem into a super-power. He would tell you that he became an author and a public speaker because he learned how to harness the power of overthinking and use it to his advantage. His writing is humorous, insightful, personable, and easy to read. If you enjoy Soundtracks, you can also read Acuff’s latest release, Your New Playlist. Acuff worked together with his two teenage daughters to create a book specifically for teenagers and young adults that taught similar ideas to what you’ll read about in Soundtracks.
2. Winning the War in Your Mind by Craig Groeschel
In Winning the War in Your Mind, Groeschel writes that our lives are always moving in the direction of our strongest thoughts. He frequently states that “a lie that is believed as true will affect your life as if it were true.” Groeschel argues that we should create trenches of truth rather than falling into thinking ruts. This requires a degree of intentionality, since we must acknowledge when we’re struggling with limiting beliefs. The benefit of choosing to do the work is that we can enjoy a life that is more fulfilling.
3. Limitless by Jim Kwik
Jim Kwik is affectionately referred to as “the brain coach” by successful entrepreneurs and celebrities around the world. Kwik suffered a brain injury as a child that left him feeling a serious lack of confidence in his ability to learn. As he grew older, he began to realize that the education system’s greatest limitation was that children weren’t being taught how to think. They were only instructed about what to think. Kwik believes that anyone can equip their brain to become “limitless” by addressing their mindset, methods, and motivations. He uses the sections of his book to expand on each concept in greater detail. Kwik frequently uses alliteration and pneumonic devices to help readers cement their new learning. Each chapter includes several “Kwik Start” activities and action steps that you can use to instantly put the concepts into action.
4. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
As Marcus Aurelius once said, “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Far too often we avoid trials because they are unpleasant or uncomfortable. This is a shame, because we are sacrificing one of our greatest opportunities for growth and development. In “The Obstacle is the Way,” Ryan Holiday explains how each trial is an opportunity for us to develop key strengths and discover unlimited potential for growth. He argues that several prominent figures throughout history would not have enjoyed the success that they achieved if not for obstacles they faced throughout their lives.
5. Atomic Habits by James Clear
James Clear nearly died as a teenager after suffering a blow to the face during his sophomore baseball season. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital where he underwent immediate surgery to repair multiple skull fractures and shattered eye sockets. Throughout the process of recovering from his injury, Clear began to understand the power of what he calls “Atomic Habits.” To Clear, atomic habits are small daily habits that can make a significant impact on your life when practiced consistently on a regular basis. Clear’s work is similar to Charles Duhigg’s Power of Habit. The major difference is that Power of Habit focuses more on the science behind habits, and Clear’s work focuses on the implementation of these ideas. Atomic Habits has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and is translated in over 50 languages. It’s one of the most popular books among owners of Folsom luxury real estate and throughout the entire country.
6. The 5-Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
Before she discovered the five second rule, Robbins struggled to get out of bed each day. Once she discovered the life-changing power of counting down from five before performing a scary or difficult action, she harnessed the power to transform her life. Throughout the book, Robbins shares stories from readers who have found new success in their life, work, health, and relationships by applying her rule.
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