7 books for personal growth heading into 2021

7 books for personal growth heading into 2021

Whenever I run into a list of books I have an unavoidable urge to click it.

If you're an avid reader or a life-long learner, you can probably relate to this feeling.

The books in this list I'm giving you are these:

  • Whatever
  • Seven
  • Books
  • You
  • Have
  • Already
  • Read

That's it.

Before you move on to the next reading list, here me out.

Why are you constantly interested in that next book?

It's an assumption that there's some secret to life out there, something we don't already know, but that some kind of magic button that will make everything immediate and effortless.

Maybe the answer is that you already have all the information you need to become who you want to be. Perhaps now is just a matter of action, of applying what you already know.

I know this is not earth-shattering. By now is as much a clichè as "the best books for X" lists, or "5 reasons how you are like Trump."

The insight is noticing that, whenever you feel the pull to peek into that reading list from famous-internet-guru, realize that that is also procrastination.

Last year I did the challenge of not allowing myself to read any new book. Not even books I had already purchased but hadn't read yet.

I could only re-read.

It turned out the value I got from that re-reading was much more impactful than continually chasing new stuff.

When you approach things from a perspective of "I already know everything I need to know to accomplish/be X, now I need to make it happen", it shifts your mindset into action.

If you want to find out what you already know, journal about something you've already read, you'll find that you'll be much more prone to begin extracting and applying insights from what you've read.

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