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3 Must-reads of 2023

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain

Being true to one’s inner self have become a gold standard for achieving success. We have a tendency to focus on the outside while ignoring the inside. Unlock the secrets to success with these three must-read books, each packed with valuable insights and practical strategies to help you achieve your goals. As you read these books, you learn to analyze and evaluate information, which can help you make better decisions and problem-solve more effectively. Finding your inner essence requires courage, grit, and the ability to overcome your fears. Specifically, reading books allows you to learn new information and gain perspectives on different topics, which can be valuable in both your personal and professional life. All these books are under INR 500 and completely worth your time. So, let’s dive right in!

High on Happiness by Dr. Vasudha Kapoor

As this new year progresses, we begin to compile a long to-do list and make resolutions. Nevertheless, one aspect that goes completely under the radar is the pursuit of happiness. This book can help you find your happiness by acting as a catalyst.

High on Happiness” is a book that explores the science of happiness and how to increase it in your life. Written by Dr. Vasudha Kapoor, the book draws on the latest research in positive psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to provide readers with practical strategies for increasing their happiness. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the importance of gratitude, the power of mindfulness, and the benefits of social connections. It also explores the role of positive emotions and how to cultivate them, as well as the impact of negative emotions and how to manage them.

One key theme of the book is the importance of small, daily actions in fostering happiness. Dr. Vasudha Kapoor provides a wealth of practical tips and exercises, such as keeping a gratitude journal, practicing mindfulness, and performing acts of kindness, to help readers incorporate positive habits into their daily lives. The book also delves into the science behind happiness, explaining the various factors that contribute to the well-being and the latest findings in the field of positive psychology. Overall, “High on Happiness” is a comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding and increasing happiness. It provides readers with a wealth of practical tips and exercises, as well as a deeper understanding of the science behind happiness, to help them lead more fulfilling and happy lives.

“Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” is a book written by David Epstein.

This is a book that contains insurmountable examples that will transform our perspective on life and cause us to see things through a different set of lenses. The book makes the argument that in many fields, success comes not from focusing on one area of expertise, but from developing a range of skills and experiences. Epstein draws on examples from various fields, including sports, music, and business, to show how individuals and organizations that are able to adapt and learn from diverse experiences are often more successful than those who specialize too early.

The book has been well-received by critics, many of whom praise Epstein’s engaging writing style and the breadth of research he has done for the book. Some reviewers have noted that the book’s central argument is not entirely new, but that Epstein presents it in a fresh and compelling way. Overall “Range” is an insightful and informative read, it provides a lot of valuable information and examples that could help people to rethink their career paths, and develop a holistic approach to learning and growing.

“How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” is a book written by John C. Maxwell.

This was one of my longest reads of 2022, I feel it is one of those read which grows with you. In my experience and observations, this one should not be rushed. This a must-read for all those who want to accomplish their goals in 2023.

The book is a guide to changing your thinking in order to change your life. It is based on the idea that the way we think about ourselves and the world around us shapes our actions and ultimately determines our success. The author, John C. Maxwell is a well-known speaker and leadership expert, he’s written many books and this one is one of his classics.

In the book, Maxwell presents several strategies for transforming your thinking, including learning to focus on solutions instead of problems, surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people, and adopting a “growth mindset.” He also includes a number of real-life examples of successful people who have used these strategies to achieve their goals. The book has received positive reviews, with many praising Maxwell’s practical and easy-to-understand advice. Some reviewers have noted that the book’s ideas are not particularly new or ground-breaking, but that Maxwell presents them in a clear and accessible way.

Overall, “How Successful People Think” is a valuable and practical guide for people who want to improve their mindset and achieve their goals. It’s a great read for anyone looking to improve their thinking and gain insights into how successful people think.


Bibliophile Parul


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