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5 Must Read Books That Will Skyrocket Your Productivity



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Books have all the answers you are seeking. Whether you want to learn a new skill or want to achieve personal excellence, the wisdom of ages shared by the leaders and authors can become a roadmap to follow.

With arise of advance technology, comes whole a lot of distractions. Instead of getting closer to your goals, most people fail to develop a self-disciplined life, and thus settle for mediocrity. Figuring out different methods to improve productivity not only skyrockets your success but also helps you to prioritize what’s important in life.

No article or a blog can substitute the advantages of reading books. And with millions of books available, the situation gets cumbersome. Therefore, the following five books have been selected to make the work easier. These books have helped millions of people to double or even triple their productivity. Check them out below!

1. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch

Published in 1997, the 80/20 Principle highlights the concept of achieving greater heights in life with minimal input. Richard Koch observed in his garden that merely 20 percent of pods were sufficient to make 80 percent of peas and came up with a principle that could revolutionize the way people perceive achievements and the efforts that go behind accomplishments. This book elaborates on the intricacies of the principle of gaining more by putting in fewer efforts. For example, 20 percent of customers are capable of contributing to 80 percent of a company’s revenue.

He explains how the principle works and the reasons that make this truth evident. The highly successful section of society utilizes this concept to achieve what is perceived nearly impossible by the common masses. Securing its place among the top 25 business books list, The 80/20 Principle has been translated into 34 languages all over the world.

“80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. A few things are important; most are not.” – Richard Koch

2. The One Thing – Gary Keller

The One Thing, published in 2013, is based on the concept of overcoming hurdles and blockages that prevent us from achieving what we truly deserve. It inspires readers to assign the highest priority to achieve success and shift their focus on eradicating the obstacles in their path of achieving real excellence. This is the ideal book for business owners that aid them in increasing their work efficiency.

Gary Keller has used a simplified manner to convey substantial ideas on saying no to the distractions that arrive on the way. It emphasizes the fact that an increase in the productivity of work is beneficial for providing fruitful results. The book inspires readers to rise up to the challenge and break through the shackles of overwhelming situations and circumstances that tend to hold us back. Only the enthusiasm put into action can make the achievement of the desired target possible.

3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen

The basic concept of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity lies behind the fact that it is essential to move forward and enhance your methods accordingly with time. The book teaches the readers how to enhance their productivity without causing a rise in the stress levels. Allen makes the readers aware of a simple concept by explaining the direct proportionality between the stress levels of humans and their productivity. When the mind is calm, people are able to think better and make judicious decisions.

He teaches how the readers can overcome negative thoughts and feelings such as those of perplexion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed by minor issues. There are tricks that have been proven to work based on some core principles that are effective in unleashing the innovative side of the readers and making them step up to utilize their creative potential to the fullest.

4. Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy

Published in the year 2001, Eat That Frog highlights one of the major problematic habits that is rampant in the world. That is, procrastination. No one seems to have enough time to complete their tasks which is the exact problem that has been addressed in detail by Brian Tracy. The author makes readers realize ways in which technology is consuming a major portion of the day and how they can stop letting technological advancements control their lives.

The focus revolves around concentrating on the important tasks instead of trying to do everything. Eat That Frog suggests measures to utilize every day effectively and how one can accomplish all the required tasks without any delay just by avoiding procrastination. The concepts of decision, determination, and discipline are given special emphasis as these are the three pillars that determine how successful a person can become.

“You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.” – Brian Tracy

5. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals – Heidi Grant Halvorson

As it is clear from the title of the book, it is a step-by-step guide that aids readers in achieving their goals. The author helps the readers gain an insight into the reasons behind success and failure in different aspects of life. The book inspires the readers to set a goal and stay put in the efforts to pursue their target even when the circumstances are not favorable. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals persuades the readers to build their willpower and make it so strong that no adversity is able to sway them from achieving what they truly desire.

There are many hurdles that defeat us over and over again. Heidi Grant Halvorson makes the readers ponder on those hindering instances and helps them overcome any obstacles that refrain them from achieving their target.

Which one of the books above have you read already or you are going to read soon? Share with me in the comments below.

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Nakul Grover is the author of Superhuman In You and has been inspiring people through his blog Positive Life Project. He has been writing on self-improvement for over 5 years now. Featured on various websites, his work is helping people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours reading books and developing new skills.

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I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

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Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

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