A while ago, I sent an email asking people for the five books that have had the most influence in their life. The list has been steadily growing and I need your help. Leave a comment with your own top 5. We will post the entire list soon.


Anonymous said...

1. How to get Control of your Time and your Life, by Alan Lakein.

It's old but it's a classic--practical and pragmatic.

2. As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen.

Witten a hundred years ago, but it's a classic.

3. Principles of Psychology by William Janes. Written a hundred years ago. Don't read the book--it will bore you to death. Just find a synopsis of his concepts. He is father of the modern understanding of how we thinks and use our minds.

4. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. Written 80 or so years ago. The "Rich" refers not to money, but to whatever it is you want. The first book of it's kind to show people how to focus and achieve.

Most of the books on human performance are based on the above classics. Read the above and one will read from the originals rather than the latest reformatted version. Just be ready to adjust to the outdated language.

blackstarmonkey: aspiring ninja/sheepherder said...

i love this idea...i'm working on my list...

the Rew Crew said...

Working on my list too...

the gramma said...

My favorites are always the last ones read so here they are:

1. Outsider by Diana Palmer
2. When Angels Intervene to Save the
Children by Hartt Wixom and
Judene Wixom
3. Redemption Road by Toni Sorenson
4. Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright
5. Being Enough by Chieko N.

NW. said...

someone stole one of my favorites above,

"As a man thinketh", James Allen
"Enough", John Naish
"Tuesdays with Morrie"
"The Fountainhead" Ang Rand
"The Alchemist"... this was my favorite when I was younger, kinda grew out of it but whatever

and I've gotta include the book of mormon and bible if you're going for the most influence on my life

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