I read an article recently that had various authors talking about the book that changed their lives. There’s even a book that compiled essays from 71 writers recounting what they learned from their life altering book. I must admit, my “to read” list has grown a bit longer now.
Of course reading these led me to think about what book changed my life. I thought perhaps it was:
Goals! By Brian Tracey. This book helped get me on track. Got me addicted to lists. And helped me be more productive.
Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain was another book in the running. This book stays with me to this day as I do some of the visualization techniques in it each week. It’s a winner if you want to get into visualizing for positive results.
The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer is high on my change my life list. After reading this book, my wavering views on religion and spirituality were solidified, and I was also able to reach the deepest level of meditation I ever had.
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins. It’s really a shame that this man’s creepy face kept me from reading this book sooner. It was a powerful book for me and the first personal development book I ever read. It’s also one of the first books I suggest to people who truly want to turn their lives around.
These books are all very dear to my heart and very impactful on my life, my outlook, my day to day life, my behavior, my beliefs…but none of them are THE book that changed my life.
If I had to give one final answer to the question what book changed my life, I would answer: My Bedside Journal. (seriously, it’s just a mead marble notebook hehe)
My journal captures dreams as I wake up, gratitude lists, vents, affirmations, plans, epiphanies, random ideas and thoughts.
Writing in my journal provides comfort to me, and a safety of sorts. It allows me to empty my brain unabashedly and without restraint.
Reading over the entries, lists, sidebars and passages in my journal has helped me see myself. And you must see yourself clearly before you can make any lasting changes, right?
I honestly believe my bedside journal both changed my life, and keeps me sane as well.
Is there a book that has changed your life? Any good books you’d recommend? Do tell!!