Every book listed here receives my highest recommendation. They've helped me immensely along my journey and are highly relevant for everyone.
The Obstacle Is the Way
This book will enable you to make the most of life by changing your attitude. It'll enable you to overcome challenges, be happier, more grateful, and achieve more.
Problems are a reality of life; you'll always have them. This masterpiece by Ryan Holiday will not only teach you how to overcome obstacles, but also how to harness their hidden opportunities.
This is done by practising stoicism: an incredibly practical philosophy for overcoming whatever life throws at you. The book outlines this incredibly well.
In my view stoicism is the only rational way to live your life, because if you don't you'll suffer unnecessarily. It's full of wisdom and is the most practical philosophy I've seen by far.
Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
Most of us have been brought up to believe we can't achieve our dreams. Those who excel are supposedly talented, but everyone else is an exception and have fierce limitations.
That's bullshit. Talent is mostly a myth and this book explains exactly why. It's an incredibly strong argument with a ton of evidence to back it up. And the implications are far too significant for anyone not to read it.
The reality is if you don't believe in yourself, you'll probably be unsatisfied and die with regrets. There's so much you can achieve and experience, but if you think it's impossible you'll never do it.
If you want to make the most of life, you better read this book and realise your true potential.
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
One in every four deaths in the US alone are from heart disease. And believe it or not, this isn't just a preventable disease, it's also reversible.
This excludes the amount of death and suffering attributed to other diseases, including most cancers, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and a ton more. Many of these diseases are preventable, with some even being reversible. And the primary cause for these diseases is the food we eat.
If you're skeptical, good. You should be. But don't dismiss this information without taking a serious look into it. The science backing this up is so strong I'd honestly bet all my money on it.
Also consider the fact it took 25 years for the medical industry to acknowledge smoking causes cancer. The science was there but was ignored due to ignorance, lobbying, and corruption. History repeats itself and the exact same thing is happening now with nutrition, therefore you need to educate yourself.
Many people don't care about their health until it's too late. Most people don't realise how much happier and healthier they could feel; it's something I've personally experienced and is easily the most profound lifestyle change I've ever made. I highly recommend it.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The first thing I love about this book is the title, of course. I'm a fan of Mark's work and this book doesn't disappoint.
Like "The Obstacle Is the Way", this book offers practical wisdom that's applicable to everyone. It's casual, concise, funny, relatable, and is very well written.
It covers important topics such as relationships, work, and common sense that applies to all areas of life. I have no doubt it'll help you.
I read every day so I have no doubt this list will grow. But for now, these are some of my favourite books and I hope they help you.