Successful people come in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds and cultures, each making their own kind of impact on a very diverse field. Perhaps the only thing they have in common is the mind – more specifically, a successful mindset.
If you took the time to interview 500 multi-millionaire businessmen, you’d find that most (if not all) of them think very much alike when it comes to certain things: they plan stuff out, they persevere in the face of adversity, they have a clear vision of where they want to be and so forth.
Don’t worry if neither you nor your bank account are there yet – we have been blessed with a plethora of reading material meant to help us grow and shoot for the stars. Before we can go on to accomplish the things we consider great, our mind first needs to be fine-tuned into working with us rather than against us. To that end, here are 4 great books to read on mindset and the power of thought.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: Ask anyone with a penchant for business-oriented self-development what their favorite book is, and the answer will more than likely be Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich. Fully understanding the need for wealth (having known it all-too-well himself), Hill assembles an extensive step-by-step on how to get rich, making it available to anyone. It’s no scam or scheme – with this book, you will learn how to gear your mind towards success.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne: Too many people have dismissed this book as a fad, or the latest Oprah Special. In truth, the information it holds is precious – The Secret gathers teachings that have been around for a while and gives them an appearance that appeals to the masses. The premise is simple, yet amazingly powerful: our mind creates the circumstances in our own life. Think positive hard enough, and positive things will come to you – the same goes for negativity.
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: Among the people familiar with his ideas, Tolle commands absolute respect. After a colorful lifetime of striving to understand life, Tolle has a simple message for us: live in the now. Forget the past and the future, and as you do so, you’ll become free of stresses and troubles. Just watching this man speak makes it clear that he operates at a different, more peaceful frequency than the rest of us, and we could all learn a thing or two from his great self-help book.
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra: Chopra condenses many Hindu principles and translates them in a way that is useful for everyday life. It features many ideas found in the books mentioned above on top of introducing other concepts like the Butterfly Effect. If you’ve ever wondered why things happen the way they do and how you can create a better life for yourself and others solely with your mind, you should give this book a go.