Books have always been my best companion in life. I did no reading in school, but later when I admitted to college I found my interest in reading. The truth was I was somewhat confused in my thoughts and detested living without any aim in life.
From childhood, people loved spending time with me, as I had always respected relationships. Many people broke my trust as well. Truly, I never felt afraid while telling them to fuck off from my life.
After a few months, the same people resurfaced in my life and apologized. I accepted them without resentment.
I always try my best to not to hold grudges against anyone. The words that I often turn in disappointments are of Lord Buddha:
Holding onto the anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Whenever I burst my anger on someone, the next moment I try to mend it . The only way I found to control my anger is to let it go. There is no use to hurt others.
Through my experiences, I got content for my writing and through books, I understood the life in a better way.
A lot of the readers have asked me to suggest them books which may help them to live a tremendous life. As there are many people that do not read books, so I’ve made a point to recommend one book every month.
It is worthless to give you list of a 10-books and confuse you to pick up one.
As Vera Nazarian said, ‘whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.’
As exercise is to body, reading is to mind.
Read one book a month and you begin to see a life on a whole new perspective.
Whenever I visit any friend, I ask them if there is any book in the house. People don’t read books. They buy the book and put them somewhere to eat the dust.
This book was also eating the dust in an old valise kept under the bed of one of my dear friend.
The book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey. After reading this book my perceptions towards success turn around. I understood what and how I have to make my life better.
It was perhaps the personal development book of 1990’s and is still the book many people read to develop themselves.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is the book I’ve read twice. First, I purchased it as an e-book and then I ordered it in paperback. I made annotations throughout my copy. Now, when I want to understand the importance of my goals I read this.
An equally apt quote that resurfaces in my mind is of John Green, ‘Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.’
Books are useless if you don’t apply the words in your life. Make sure you are reading the book to improve the standard of your living.
If you’ve read the book then I suggest you to read it again and this time keep a diary to make the notes.
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