The thing I find most fascinating is the way people think. I bet you’ve heard this monologue: “Thoughts become words, words become action, action become habits, habits become your personality and your personality becomes your fate.” As much as I hate the inevitability hidden in that saying, I have to agree with the power of a human’s mind. The power, however, wasn’t generated from the thoughts themselves, but the journey of thoughts formation. In other words, how we think perpetuates our actions.
In my journey of figuring out the best mentality to help me make better decision, there are books that completely changed my mindset. If you want to transform yours too, here they are:
- Principles by Ray Dalio
- Show Your Work & Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Learning How to Learn by Alistair McConville, Barbara Oakley, and Terry Sejnowski (If you are tired of reading, Coursera provides courses on Learning How to Learn)
When reading these books, however, don’t observe everything that’s written on them. You can skip the parts you find irrelevant to you, question the ones that you find conflicting to your own experience, and finally take away what suit you the best and incorporate to your own system.
Happy reading! What are books you find helpful?