A lot of hype around a few different books these couple of months. These are the ones I landed on.
Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK
Awesome read. Quick. Humorous. Tons of great information. I especially related to the the analogy that you only have so many F*CK’s to give, use them wisely. That leads to the ability of saying no and what a powerful tool that can be. Highly recommended for anyone.
Make Your Bed
Probably my favorite of the bunch. Each chapter is a life lesson from a Navy Seal. Although theres 0% chance I could see myself going through Seal Training – each one of these lessons are relatable to everyone.
The best take aways include:
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” The obvious answer with the name of the book, but if you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
“If you want to change the world, don’t ever, ever ring the bell.” Seal training has a bell that hangs in the center of the facility and if you want to back out, all you have to do is ring the bell. Never ring it. Fight.
“If you want to change the world, don’t back down from the sharks.” If you want to complete “the swim” (any journey in life) theres always going to be a ton of sharks in the water. Deal with them.
Grabbed this book kind of out of NYT best seller shelf and had no idea what I was getting into, but glad I did. Book is intended to help deal with a traumatizing event, but actually its all about what to do with adversity when life kicks you in the ass. Sooner or later, everyone is going to loose option A — career path, family death, significant others — so you have to learn to thrive with option B.
Lotta pics of TB, all you need to know. Also, pliability.