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5 slice-of-life lessons you can get from these 5 books

5 slice-of-life lessons you can get from these 5 books

Humans function like adaptive machines designed to adjust to our environment and the physical and mental pressure we encounter on a daily basis. And with adaptation comes learning, consciously controlling this process. When it comes to learning, books serve as the god-like elixir of knowledge. You can boost your elixir of knowledge with these 5 books providing slice-of-life lessons you can live by.

5 slice-of-life lessons you can get from these 5 books

The first key to self-mastery is self-acceptance

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

This book tells the inspiring story of a man who overcame lifelong hardships and proved that anything can be achieved if you have the will to work hard. A man who is too stubborn to learn anything from his past mistakes. He always finds himself in unprepared situations, moving himself beyond reason to achieve his goals, as if expecting acclamation in return. 

It will help you understand the anxious life you might be leading, piling up regrets, and the man you look at in the mirror. It redefines pain and success. That pain is not an impenetrable wall that must be scaled, and success is not about trophies but a feeling of personal pride when you’ve had your soul stolen, or when you’ve accomplished what you set out to do. 

There are two important lessons you can learn from this exceptional book. One is that the first key to self-mastery is self-acceptance. You can achieve the impossible if you put your mind to it. Next, there is nothing laudable in choosing the path of greatest resistance out of personal pride. 

You’ll always have a way to everything

The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers by Alex Banayan

This book will make you feel every emotion and situation, and learning something new with every page turn. 

With words that make you want to read, the author draws you in and makes you feel like a co-pilot on a journey. 

You will always have a way to do anything—that surely will be your takeaway from this book. It also means that changing what you think is possible will change what is possible. 

Keep calm as the world revolves around you 

Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday

If you are at a point in your life when you have little time to stop, sit still and reflect, this book is for you. This is the remedy to the age when life takes a break sometimes, not only in your work but also in your personal life. 

You will learn to take a serious, non-silent approach to relaxation and tranquility. This book will help you re-think of your life, routine, and thinking patterns.

Distraction loses depth

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Start reading this book if you want to do one thing to improve your life this year. In this book, you’ll learn how to do the important things reliably.

Many intuitive arguments are provided in this book, and most of us understand the importance of being more aware of what we are doing. It’s about challenging ourselves and working on things that help us grow. 

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In many of these productivity-related cases, the issue is implementation or execution due to distraction. And distraction loses depth in anything you want to be good at. This book will solidify your thoughts and realign yourself to pay more attention and develop better habits. 

We are not as smart as we think we are

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

As the title of this book aptly sums it up, the author takes a groundbreaking journey through the mind, explaining two systems that govern our thinking. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional. System 2 is slower, more cautious, and more logical.

This book reveals not only the extraordinary powers of quick thinking, but also its flaws and prejudices, revealing the common influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and actions. 

You`ll learn from this book that we are not as smart as we think we are. All there is is only what you see. We tend to base our opinions solely on what we know, ignoring that there may be other important information we may have overlooked.

None of these books are useful if you don’t put what you learn into practice. Before you read a book, you have to accept that what you read will change you forever. 

Each book you read will continue to strengthen you so that you can keep pushing yourself. These allow you to consciously control your own growth and become what you want. 

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