Is There Any Book That Has Made A Difference In Your Life?
There are many books that we enjoy reading. There are many books that we find impossible to put down. There are many great books that we give as gifts to our friends. But there are only a few books that really have a noticeable effect on our lives. Do you know what kind of books am I talking about?
For me one of these books was Stephen R. Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. I have heard about and read many self-help books that talked about the importance of taking responsibility for my life and everything that happens s to me.
It made sense, but still “taking responsibility” seemed a little ‘heavy’ to me. It felt like I must heap the burden of responsibility for all of my failures, mistakes, negative thoughts and actions onto my tiny shoulders and carry it around like an old heavy coat that I neither liked, nor needed to keep warm.
Stephen Covey talked about being pro-active and taking charge of my career and personal development rather than passively reacting to whatever situations life throws my way. Basically, this was the same old “take responsibility for your life” concept, but it suddenly made perfect sense! I finally got it! You know when you put a cap on the marker and it looks closed, but if you push a little harder you hear it click. Similar we can know something for years, but one day it just “clicks”!
Is there a book that has had a great impact on your life? What is it?
And more importantly in what way or in which specific area of your life did that book help you?
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