Everyone makes a new year resolution on 31st December every year.

I am wondering if you have got your new year resolutions or still looking for the right one?

To help you with it I have something for you that helped me, and I am damn sure it will help you, too.

Following are the common possible new year resolutions you might try to adopt this upcoming new year:

  • You want to make six pack abs
  • You want to start your own business
  • You want to start blogging and make real income with that
  • You want to make everyone happy
  • You want to get good marks in exam
  • You want to quit smoking or drinking

Did you get the right one for you or you have something others?

Yes, Isn’t it the same that you wanted to do the last year but couldn’t do because…

You don’t have the right answer, do you?

How did I know?

Because I’ve gone through with this.

You know why most people’s resolution never come to an end?

It isn’t they aren’t talented, or they don’t have knowledge, but it fails because they gave up and demotivated after being failed in their first few attempts.

What can save you then?

Reading books.

Books? Yes, you heard right.

I have read hundred of interviews, blog posts and listened to many successful people, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and businessman.

What I found common in all of them surprised me. It was reading, reading books are the most common habit they all had.

The famous novelist, W. Somerset Maugham once said; To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life

A book has the power to change your entire life. All you have to do is to develop a reading habit.

Reading is the part of daily routine of every successful person.

Warren Buffett spends 80% of his day in reading.

After doing hours of research, I’ve listed a list of books which have changed the lives of many people including me, and I am sure it can help you too.

  1. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris:

Do you miss spending time with your family? Have you got bored with your 9-5 job and feels like you are killing your life yourself?

If you’re nodding yes, you must read The 4-Hour Work Week.

The book has already been sold over 100+ million copy and still going on at the same pace.

Read this book to learn how to become the most efficient person in the world. The book is written by The New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur Tim Ferris.

As the name suggests, it is a must read for those who hate doing the same 9 to 5 job on the regular basis and want to escape from it.

Tim Ferris has explained how to avoid distractions from your life and train yourself to become more productive and fruitful.

Many successful entrepreneurs have changed their lives after reading this fantastic book.

It is one of the most recommended books by gurus. Don’t take my word see yourself:

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2. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie:

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a blogger, you must read this book at least once in a year.

To be successful offline and online you must know the art of how to influence people and win their heart.

And in this book, Dale Carnegie teaches you the same do’s and don’t of social life and how you can become a better entrepreneur.

Once you finish reading this book, you’ll already be already an expert to know how you can influence those who are not interested in your pitch.

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3. Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill:

If you ask me my favorite self-help books, I will name Think and Grow Rich without even thinking a second.

In this book, Mr. Hill has explained the 13 principles which will transform your life for forever and will you’ll be able to get anything you want in your life.

The writer had examined 40 influencers before he started writing this book. The first copy of this particular book was published in 1937.

One of the most important lessons of life I learned from this book is, how to live a positive life despite having difficulties.

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4. Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It:

Your lots of hard work doesn’t guarantee that you will be successful and considered as an expert. Unless, you know something that makes you stand out, or you have the capability to influence people by your idea.

Dorie Clark has well explained about it in her book Stand Out, how you can find a breakthrough idea from your thoughts and promote them to increase your followers.

If you want to do something remarkable and stand out from the crowd, then it is a must read for you.

The writer has elaborated the drawings from the interviews of world’s best thought leaders including Seth Godin, Daniel Pink, and more.

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5. ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever:

Have you ever heard the saying ‘Failing to plan, is planning to fail’? Do you agree with it?

I used to believe in this phrase unless I read this ultimate book.

Although, most of the business books advise you to create a business plan, do competitor research, find some investors, etc.

But when you start reading this book, you will know why planning is killing your success.

Jason Fried (the writer) has given a simple message to the readers that to become successful; you have to stop thinking and start doing. It is the shortest way to success.

Read the book to know why making plans are a waste of time, and you should stop doing that right now.

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6. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

As the name suggests, in this book Robert T. Kiyoski mentioned what he learned from his two dads. One is eighth dropout but a very rich man and another is very highly qualified but always struggles financially.

You might have seen these types of people around you who are rich even they don’t have a college degree.

On the other hand, colleges graduates who are having higher degrees they are still struggling to pay their debt and loan.

It happens to them because of their attitude and thinking.

If you are curious to know how the rich people thinks about the money that poor people don’t, read this book.

The results you will get after applying the tips mentioned in this book will surprise you.

The quote from this book that I loved most is, A poor person always says work for money and a rich man believes that money works for you.

Read this book, if you want to know how money works which we don’t learn in the schools.

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7. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future:

Chris Guillebeau spent a lot of his precious time to research more than 1500 people who started their business from scratch by using the skills which they loved.

He finally distilled all the results and jot down the case studies of approx 50 entrepreneurs. Most of them started their business with less than $100 of investments.

The $100 Startup is a perfect guide for those who want to become a successful entrepreneur and get rid of their boring 9 to 5 job.

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8. Delivering Happiness

It is always good to learn from others experience. And, the Zappos founder Tony Hsieh did the same before founding a multi-million company.

He has shared all his business experiences as well as life experiences in his book Delivering Happiness. The book describes his business journey starting a worm farm to running a pizza delivery company, Zappos and more.

It was the first book written by Tom Hsiesh back in 2010. In the book, Tom has mentioned about the culture of Zappos, struggles he faced to reach before becoming the CEO of Zappos and a lot more.

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9. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

Habits can make or break you. If you are worried why things are not working for you, then you must consider how you are trying to do them.

Habits play a major role in the success journey of every person. You will never change your life until you change your daily routine.

Stephen R Covey the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a highly qualified professional.

In his book, he has shared all the seven habits which one must adopt to live a respectful life.

After reading this book, I can bet you will not be the same the person that you used to be before. You will see a lot of changes in yourself, your thinking, and your behavior.

All I request you to read it thoroughly and implement what he has tried to teach you.

The is a recommended book for all ages who want to change their life but can’t do it because of their bad habits.

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Conclusion!

If you don’t want to be the same person that you were yesterday, do friendship with books. Make books a part of your life; I can guarantee your life will never be the same like before.

Books don’t cost you more than few dollars, but they can help you to make billions of dollars.

But there is a must apply condition when you start reading the book read regularly.

If you are reading a chapter today and next one week later chances are high, you will start losing interest in that book.

Don’t make that mistake; I urge you to spare at least 20 minutes from your daily schedule and read at least one of these books.

It’s time to end the post here, and I hope you would start reading the books which I have mentioned here.

Please let the audience of Curious Blogger know if you have recently read any amazing book and you want we should read that too.

We can’t wait to see your favorite book in the comment.

Happy reading!

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Shubhanshi Aggarwal

Shubhanshi is Co-founder of Grow With Web and an internet marketing strategist, who love to learn, share and implement new tactics of generating leads & grow business