Try to block out your thoughts to make yourself stop thinking. Were you able to do it? Most of you won’t be able to keep their mind silent, as you probably found yourself thinking during the exercise, saying to yourself to “stop thinking,” or something along those lines to pause the stream of thoughts. Even when you are sleeping, your mind is thinking, and that’s where all sorts of dreams come from.
Your thoughts are a combination of good and bad, but you want the good to supersede the bad. In the end, it will be the good thoughts that will help shape you into a productive person, eager to take risks and chances. If you have lost the ability to churn up good thoughts, there are books that can help transform your destructive thoughts into productive thoughts. Here are six books that will enlighten your mind with their concepts and lessons:
1. The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Do you want to become the best at your job? If you want to give your hundred percent to your job, you can learn how to accomplish that from this book. Apart from teaching you tricks of the trade, the authors write about how people can avoid distractions at work, learn to multitask, and other issues that come up at work.
2. Mindset by Carol Dweck
Are you concerned about your business, parenting skills, school, and relationships? People, who have too much on their plate, need to read this book to get back up on their feet and charge forwards.
Review of Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
3. Brain Rules by John Medina
One of the biggest flaws that some people have is learning to communicate effectively. In modern times, communication whether written or verbally spoken has become an important tool to get your message or point across. If you lack in the communication department, this book will introduce you to ways and methods to increase the productivity of the brain.
4. Getting to Yes by Fisher, Ury and Paton
Coming face to face with someone that you are trying to convince to see it your way can blow up right in your face, if you show the slightest sign of uncertainty and doubtfulness. Through this book, you can change your luck and become an expert negotiator. You will learn to think fast and make logical appeals when trying to persuade someone to put his or her John Hancock on the contract.
5. Practical Goal Setting: A Guide for Real People Who Want to Live Unreal Lives by Mark Milotay
People that don’t have a plan in their mind about where they see themselves in a few years will be stuck in the same boring position that they were in the beginning. They need to formulate a plan to move forward in their life by organizing their thoughts. That’s exactly what this book aims to teach you.
6. Innovate the Pixar Way by Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson
People struggling to find solutions to resolve problem can make this book their guide to help them get to a resolution that works in their favor. This book addresses problems that most industry professionals often face in their career.
These books are your secret weapon to destroy the negative thoughts and become more productive by thinking productively.
A few reading quotes
“We read to know we’re not alone.” ~ William Nicholson, Shadowlands
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
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