Top 10 Success Books for 2019
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your destiny begins with what you are thinking about, and the best way to change your mindset is to begin feeding yourself useful, motivating, and applicable wisdom. Below are 10 of my favorite books, that I believe will have a profound impact on your life.
1. Make Your Bed by: Admiral William H. McRaven
One sentence summary: find a great team and accomplish big things by doing the little things.
"If you can't do the little things right, you will never do the big things right."
2. The Compound Effect by: Darren Hardy
One sentence summary: little acts of discipline build into big benefits.
"Success doesn't come from doing extraordinary things, it's doing simple things consistently."
3. Extreme Ownership by: Jocko Willink
One sentence summary: problems are solved by taking responsibility not by placing blame.
"Good leaders don't make excuses. Instead they figure out ways to get things done."
4. The One Thing by: Gary Keller
One sentence summary: some actions have more impact than others, take some time to focus your efforts.
"Make sure every day you do what matters most. When you know what matters most, everything else makes sense."
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by: Stephen Covey
One sentence summary: principals and character are the corner stones of success.
“If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.”
6. How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dale Carnegie
One sentence summary: putting other people down will never gain you respect or admiration, take an interest in others and they will take an interest in you.
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
7. The Birth of a Brand by: Brian Smith
One sentence summary: no body is born an adult it takes time and care to grow, so be patient.
"Your most disappointing disappointments will become your biggest blessings."
8. Managing Oneself by: Peter Drucker
One sentence summary: self awareness is a powerful tool that will set you free.
"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
9. Think and Grow Rich by: Napoleon Hill
One sentence summary, your thoughts turn into words, your words turn into actions, actions turn into habits, and habits turn into your destiny.
"The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge."
10. Made in America by: Sam Walton
One sentence summary: never stop improving the customer experience and share your success with your employees.
"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."