10 Great Books To Help You Achieve Your Goal

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Four Day Work WeekAccording to current statistics, an average American gets billed at least $100 for a 30-minute talk with their therapist.

These days, couch sessions have become more of a ‘medical need’; but people who just don’t have enough cash or the time need not fret that they won’t be able to function well and attain their objectives.

There are several books to help you achieve your goal. All you have to do is to read the right ones. Here are some of them:

1.Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (2013)
This book was written by Sheryl Sandberg, the CEO of Facebook, to help women understand their roles better, consequently empowering them in the workplace.

Today, she is one of the most powerful people in the business, according to Forbes, and she is sharing how she was able to achieve this.

2. The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast! (2013)
A lot of people find it so difficult to begin their tasks mainly because they do not know how. Josh Kaufman imparts his knowledge on how one can learn over hundreds of different skills in this book.

3. Choose Yourself! (2013)
This is another one of the books to help you achieve your goal, specifically on how you can succeed in whatever career you have chosen. The principle of this book is very simple: choose yourself.

4. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts (2009)
Dr. Gary Chapman, a NY Times bestselling author, made this guide to help people understand how their partner sees love. He believes that once that happens, the couples’ marriage can really last.


5. The 4-Hour Work Week (2009)
Working 9 to 5 has its advantages but a lot of people feel that they are not productive enough, as evidenced by their salaries. But Timothy Ferris disagrees with all these. With his book, anyone will be able to earn six figures every year without spending the usual 8 hours in the office.

6. The Secret (2006)
So many people bought this book primarily because it sounded so mysterious. Choosing this great title was a good move on Rhonda Byrne’s part but once people have read this, they are able to use the ‘secret’ to succeed in their lives.

7. The Alchemist (2006)
Paolo Coelho can definitely weave a great story. And although this is written and read like fiction, its number one lesson: listen to your heart, has helped people make better decisions.

8. The Power of Positive Thinking (2006)
This great book by Norman Vincent Peale helps people restore their faith on so many levels – especially the faith they have in themselves.

9. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1990)
Dale Carnegie believes that a lot of people hinder their own goals by being too apprehensive about their future, their family and so many other things.

10. The Greatest Salesman in the World (1986)
Despite being the oldest on the list, Og Mandino’s work still continues to be a best seller.These books can definitely help you achieve your goals this year, and hopefully all the years to come. They are available in traditional paperback or hardbound as well as in Kindle and audiobook formats.

This article was written by Kate Moorenson. She is an expert in personal development and often blogs about books, literature and arts that shape Africa

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