As we know, life is not about a destination but a journey, its not just about success but more around learning from success and failure equally, improve all along and its not just about happiness but a lot more as some sacrifices which may cause pain and loss while still make one more proud and more human (Self Actualized person in terms of Maslow).
Living is about exploring your being, not letting man made construct stop you from discovering what your true nature is. Man’s true nature is to be blissful, but with all the pressure in all areas of life, we have thrusted our true nature at the back somewhere and gotten too busy in the rat race. But its never too late to rediscover yourself and evolve into a worldly man with peace and bliss at heart.
Definitely there’s more to life then just money, success, holidays and ego! So we are trying to answer the question using some of very successful and acknowledged books which are best in subject matter itself but touching altogether different areas of life but relates to life intimately.
Although these best selling books we would summarize in this blog, have already had enough exposure on Internet via various medium including blogging itself but our purpose is to bring them under one blog and justify their correlation. These books at their core explore human psyche and how we can benefit from their knowledge.
So we decided to try and bring together books which follow the process of old adage:
Thoughts becomes Action, Action becomes habits, Habits carve Character and your Character is what you are! Though we are not doing in particular sequence.
This blog would serve an index blog to bring together series of blogs summarizing few of very significant books in area of personal discovery and development.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
23 April 2013: Habits, Happiness and Success!
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change – Charles Duhigg
24 April 2013: Understanding core of habits, how they are formed and could be changed
Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
26 April 2013 – Deal with changes in one’s life and circumstances
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way – Robert Maurer
Incorporating Kaizen and its powerful principles into one’s daily life.
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Self organisation to make more time for productive initiatives and remaining on top of things.
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E Frankl
There’s surely more to life then just success and happiness, which is meaning for once existence.
Maslow on Management- To be published in coming days
Since we spend around 70% of our most productive life at workplace, so it deserve mention here when we talk about life, a meaningful life.
May fairly old book but still holds true when one wants to be something and reach somewhere in life!