3 Books I Wanted Read All Over Again Before I Even Finished them
If you are reading my articles for a while now, you may know, I am a big fan of books that can give a fresh perspective into things.
I have read over 100 nonfiction books in the past 2 years, some were typical self-help books whereas some books were so good that I wanted to read them again and again before I even finished reading them.
In fact, these 4 books that I am going to talk about today are the ones that left me surprised and bewildered. If you read these 3 books, I know for a fact that you will be at least 100 steps ahead from the general public.
Also, I believe in promoting the same books again and again then suggesting a mediocre book that is a waste of time and money. So, consider me the ambassador of these 3 books.
1. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene:
Have you ever thought how well some people hide their dark side or how you can impress people and make them do everything you want or how you can know the hidden motives of people?
Honestly, I used to think humans are pretty obvious creatures and they cannot hurt anyone. But stupid me!
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene is more like a bible on human nature. The book contains 18 laws that first share real life examples of people who were either the victim of the law or master. The author further explains how you can build a wall before yourself so that no clever human can ever take advantage of you.
“Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like”
I would say, if you are like who thinks everyone is sweet enough then you must read this book to know the hidden reality of those pretty faces.
2. Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:
Today, when I am writing this article, my head is spinning, my eyes are burning and I feel that I have kind of lost my capability to think straight.
Don’t worry! I am not going to mental hospital. I am newly diagnosed from Migraine. And you know what’s the worst part? I can’t even look at the computer screen for more than a minute. Now, any normal person would take rest in this case, right?
But here I am feeling guilty for not being able to be productive enough with my day. I am sure this will sound familiar to you. Because, the new social media era and all those productive gurus have made us believe that if we are not productive, we are useless or as if there is some train ‘carrying only successful people’ that we have to catch, right?
However, Flow is different. Flow means a state of work where you forget what’s happening all around because you are too consumed in your work. It’s a state where you enjoy your work and you don’t care for how long you have been working.
“Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough energy to do it.”
All successful people use this flow state whenever they want to produce a masterpiece with their work whereas mediocre people like us are being sold the definition of productivity. Successful people know that productivity may help them get more done but it won’t help them create art with their work. They also know there can only be ‘one king’ in the jungle hence, the concept of flow was kept from us.
3. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene:
The world is exactly the same as it was years ago. In what terms?
In terms of power! Everyone wants to be in power, be it you or me. Some people will openly admit whereas some will play mind games to gain power over you.
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a powerful book that teaches you 48 laws which will help you in gaining power over anyone you desire. I am not recommending this book so that you go around and try to be a magician. No!
I am recommending this book so that you know what kind of games people might be playing with you while you think ‘Ohh, how nice this person is’
This is one of those books that reveals the true side of humans-the lust for power. And history is proof of how far people have gone to gain power.
Never Appear Too Perfect
Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. Envy creates silent enemies. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable. Only gods and the dead can seem perfect with impunity.”
The 48 Laws of Power may even sound manipulative at times but I would suggest you to read further to know the possible danger around you.
These are 3 books that won me over, helped me think differently and skip the rat race in one way or the other. If this sounds like something you want to know, then go ahead, read these books and I promise, you wouldn’t be disappointed. In fact, I am going to read Flow again later next month and will share one big actionable tip here to help get into Flow state.
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