Reading a book before the year ends is probably the best time that you can allot to yourself. There’s nothing like picking up either an old or brand-new book to devour since 2022 is just around the corner.
The coming year will be full of strong works of manifestation, self-worth and self-growth. If you are one who is trying to develop something in yourself this New Year, these timeless and life-changing books are the best gift from above that you will be forever grateful you have read it.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
To everyone who has dreams of living an adventure, this spiritual novel will enlighten how you continue walking and wandering in the midst of life’s setbacks because the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. But to those who have read it, I ask you to listen to your heart and read it again to remind yourself that no booklist to complete your self-renewal without this gem.
Famous line: “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
2. Mindset by Carol Dweck
How many mindsets do you have? Because this book has two: fixed mindset and growth mindset. The author believes that our mindset is the blueprint for our success in life. And if you’re searching for growth this book has the potential to cultivate the best in you.
Famous line: “Becoming is better than being.”
3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
If you want to change the way you think about money and creating wealth, this book will teach you to welcome change rather than cling to the past. In 2022, success is coming but only if we can change our perspective of becoming successful.
Famous line: “There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal.”
4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
With the advent of the internet, how much influence can you get? And are you using that influence to live a better life? Whether we like people or not, we must learn to become more influential to build the life we ever dreamt of with and through people.
Famous line: “To be interesting, be interested.”
5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
As we open a new chapter of our lives in 2022, this book is a great reminder that “Power” is possible for everyone – not just monks and nuns in monasteries or yogis in mountains. This book will help everyone to regain awareness of being and be in the state of “feeling-realization” that is essential in everyday life.
Famous line: “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Life is overwhelming unless we choose what we are overwhelmed with. This book will teach us that life is simple unless we make it more difficult. There are things in life that we don’t actually need to pay attention to and this book will guide you on how to do it.
Famous line: “Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.”
7. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
This historical nugget book will give you insights into human behavior and coping with life’s stressors throughout the ages. Life processes are subtle and this book will lead us to stories that will completely change the way we understand life.
Famous line: “Change is the only certainty in life.”
8. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Behind every successful business and a great leader, there is always a simple question WHY they made it. A simple idea that carries important consequences is what matters in this book. In what most Filipino believe, “kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw maraming dahilan.” This book will help you design a purpose-driven life in leadership and business.
Famous line: “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.”
9. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
This book is telling you that what you do will define you. If we don’t have an effective morning routine, we’re gambling with our life instead of taking control and focusing on what matters.
Famous line: “To be successful at anything you must take action even when you don’t feel like it, knowing that the action itself will produce the motivation you need to follow through.”
10. Atomic Habits by James Clear
Building financial independence is incredible but paying attention to our habits will help us transform the way we approach settings and goals. This book will help us achieve “consistency” in getting what we want.
Famous line: “Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.”