Throughout the course of the lockdown, not having enough time is simply the most ludicrous excuse a person could say. And so, I bought a bunch of books from Kinokuniya and began rummaging through my bookshelves for books I haven’t had the chance to read and buried my nose in them until we were able to partially continue with our lives again. This time though, I opted for motivational books just because I needed a little smack in the face or to put kindly, a push. I just needed some sort of motivation. So if you need a push too, these are the books I’d so recommend.
THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI
I loved this book. I underestimated the importance of reading an inspirational book to keep me inspired. This book is a great start to my soul-searching/self-motivation adventure. It is life changing, at least, for me. Its metaphors can be a little cringey but the lessons are valuable.
THE ALCHEMIST BY PAUL COELHO
I have learned many incredible life lessons from the book itself. This book gives me the slap I needed. A kind reminder that nothing good in life is easy to achieve and most importantly, to focus and enjoy the journey and not the end-result.
THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE ONLY WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN BY HAEMIN SUNIM
This book feels like to put simply, a hug you needed when you are feeling low. I don’t recommend you reading this book in one go. If you need a little inspiration, grab the book. It is not a story book you would want to finish in one sitting. Take one page at a time.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK BY MARK MANSON
This book is a best seller and it should be. Sometimes, self-help books can be repetitive or mundane and this book is nothing like those books. I’d definitely recommend you reading this. It helps you see what truly matters and what don’t so that you don’t squander your time and emotions on things that are inconsequential or petty or I quote “Things that do not add value to your life”.
GOOD VIBES, GOOD LIFE BY VEX KING
This is one of my, if not, favourite self-help book so far. This book is all about growth and personal development. I love how the author writes and how easy it is to understand. It is a page-turner.
HOW TO IKIGAI BY TIM TAMASHIRO
One of my favourites, I must say. It is all about figuring out your life’s purpose. It is a good read if you have yet to figure out what yours is. This book may or may not help you with that. Because at the end of the day, it is all up to you to decide.