5 Books you need to read


We are all wired in a weird way. All of us. The process of wiring starts from the moment you step out of your mother’s womb. Parents’ conditioning, how we are treated, the environment we live in, the people we meet, and the content we consume all of these play a major role in our conditioning.

Sometimes this conditioning & the beliefs we have through this conditioning serves us but most of the time it acts as a barricade in forming new and better beliefs. So to learn something new we need to unlearn something as well.

The process is not a comfortable one because this wiring has become a part of your identity, a part of who you are, and letting go of that isn’t easy at all. The world suddenly becomes an unknown place when we have to unlearn something we believed to be true for so long.

So these 5 books can assist you in rewiring your mind and will help you form new and better beliefs, habits, and behaviors.

1. Think Again by Adam Grant


Do you know what’s the most crucial element of intelligence? Apart from our ability to think & learn.

Our ability to RETHINK & UNLEARN. It’s not what we are taught to do, in fact, rethinking is often considered a sign of low confidence & Changing or updating our beliefs is not considered a good character trait in our society.

We are rewarded for having conviction in our ideas, to always be sure. But is it possible in a rapidly changing world?

Have you given this argument a second thought?

This book is about the value of rethinking, it’s about adopting mental flexibility and thinking like a scientist, who is open to ideas, opinions, assumptions & information. To let go of knowledge & opinions that are not serving you well.

It’s divided into 3 parts

Part 1 uncovers Individual Rethinking, and focuses on opening our own minds.

Part 2 examines how we can encourage other people to THINK AGAIN.

Part 3 is about how we can create communities of lifelong learners by employing the power of Rethinking.

Major Highlights:

You’ll learn about the four different personalities living inside of you. Preacher, Prosecutor, Politician, and Scientist.

The significance of DOUBT. Great thinkers maintain doubts because they know that we’re all partially blind and they’re committed to improving their sight which can only be done through thinking again.

You’ll learn about seeking information that goes against your views. You don’t have to accept anything & everything at mere face value. Experience the joy of being wrong by doubting opinions.

This book will help you find common ground. A debate is like a dance, not a war. Admitting points of convergence doesn’t make you weak but it tells the other person that you are willing to drop your strong-held opinions for the truth.

Final Opinion:

If you are open-minded to reading books that challenge the way you think then read this book to open up an entirely new world of rethinking and unlearning.

2. Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik


What’s the key to living an exceptional life? As the author says it’s a process of un-limiting ourselves. If you are struggling to reach a goal in any area, you must first ask yourself, where am I putting the limit? It is most likely you’re experiencing a limit in your mindset, motivation, or methods.

This book will teach us to un-limit all three of these by using the Limitless Model.

This book is broadly divided into 4 parts

Part 1 discusses the personal story of Jim Kwik, where he faces a head injury and despite being called a “boy with a broken brain” he was able to design a revolutionary way of learning.

Part 2 is about the LIMITLESS MINDSET where you’ll learn how to break preconceived beliefs and what are you capable of.

Part 3 sheds light on LIMITLESS MOTIVATION, where you’ll learn why your purpose acts as fuel to take consistent action.

Part 4 which is my favorite, it’s about the methods, the tools, and the strategies that are quite effective indeed.

Major Highlights:

The very first concept is the “Pomodoro technique” based on the idea that the optimal time for a task is 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break this will help your brain to retain more information.

“The lies of learning” is a section to look out for. I’m sure that some of you must be telling these lies to yourself unconsciously.

7 habits of studying effectively by Jim Kwik is a real game-changer

Memory is definitely the most important part of the learning process. If you could not remember you could not learn anything. This book discusses a lot of techniques that will expand your memory muscle with ease.

Final Opinion:

If you are a student and struggle with recalling information or you’ve been using the age-old techniques in this 21st century or simply you are just putting a limit on your potential then go and grab your copy right now.

3. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

“Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision-making, but they’re not. They’re habits.” — Charles Duhigg


Habits are at the center point of everything we do and we are the products of our habits.

This book will tell you how habits are formed and the science behind them, How to form good habits and break the bad ones, and some real-life stories of the impact that habits have on our lives, in the business world, and societies as a whole.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part 1 covers the habits of individuals.

Part 2 deep dives into the habits of successful organizations.

Part 3 gives us exciting insights into the habits of societies.

Major Highlights:

The Habit Loop:

Cue, routine, and reward. You need to have all of these elements for a habit to work. If a cue(craving) isn’t there. The habit loop won’t complete thus the habit won’t be formed.

The Golden Rule of Habit Change:

We cannot eliminate the habits but we can only replace them. How?

If you use the same cue(craving) and provide the same reward, you can shift the routine and change the habit. Almost any behavior can be transformed if the cue and the reward stay the same.

The Neurology of Free Will:

To modify a habit, you must decide to change it. Once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to change them.

You must consciously accept the hard work of identifying cues and rewards that drive the habit’s routines and find alternatives. You must know you have control and be self-conscious enough to use it.

Final Opinion:

If the topic of habits sparks your attention then it’s a must-read for you. You’ll be amazed by the sheer depth and simplicity of this book. Pick this up to change your habits for the better.

4. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins


There are very few books that have the potential to completely change your life and

your mindset toward life. And CAN’T HURT ME by David Goggins is that kind of book.

The book is about embracing pain whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional. This book is about a journey that he went through and how he was able to master his mind to defy the odds.

Major Highlights:

The Accountability Mirror:

Face yourself in front of the mirror and tell yourself the truth and be completely accountable for all of your insecurities, fears, dreams, and goals.

The 40% Rule:

Most of us give up when we’ve only given around 40% of our maximum effort. Just like a car has a speed governor we have a governor buried deep in our minds. It wants to make you comfortable and stop the pain.

When you push past that dialogue that’s happening inside your head. You will be able to give yourself a chance to tap into your full potential.

The Cookie Jar:

Utilizing past successes to fuel you to new & bigger ones. Because in the heat of battle with yourself when the shit gets real, we need to draw inspiration to push through our own exhaustion, depression, pain, & misery.

Callusing your mind:

Asking questions to ourselves,

1. Why are you doing this?

2. What is driving you toward this achievement?

3. Where does the darkness you’re using as fuel come from?

4. What has callused your mind?

We need to have the answers to these questions at our fingertips when we hit the wall of doubt & pain.

Why you should read this book?

Goggins transformed himself from a fat guy eating donuts & drinking milkshakes to a graduate of the U.S armed forces & Navy SEAL training (one of the hardest training in the world) &

he has shared everything he went through to get there & it will help you to train your mind, & build mental strength.

I would recommend this book to everyone.

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

“Merely feeling good about yourself doesn’t really mean anything unless you have a good reason to feel good about yourself.”- Mark Manson


Ironically the subtle art of “NOT” giving a F*CK is a book that actually talks about giving a F*CK. But to the right values in life, to the right people, to the right relationships, and all the other things that really matter.

It also talks about happiness in a very unorthodox way, it teaches you to be humble and embrace failures and pain.

Major Highlights:

One of my favorite parts is how this book teaches us to prioritize our values

The major cause of our unhappiness is that we base our lives on shitty values and no matter how much materialistic success we achieve practicing those values. They won’t feel happy about it.

It teaches us to accept our flaws and accept how little we know and how wrong we are about everything. But by choosing the right values to guide us through we can be a little “LESS WRONG” every day.

How this book can help you?

This book will refine your character and will bring a lot of clarity to your life. And you will start giving priority to the things that actually matter. It will help you to change your mindset towards problems and you’ll see them as tools to be in a constant state of happiness.

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