If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve been considering a life-altering surgery for a while. Well, I had the surgery a couple of weeks ago and everything went perfectly.
Two weeks post-surgery, however, along with my own change I’m finding myself wishing to read books that cause change: doesn’t matter if the change happens in me, others, or the world. I’ve been immersing myself in these three books, and every one is a life-changing read, with the caveat that I’m reading all three simultaneously, and haven’t quite finished any of them. But, I’m so inspired and excited to share them with you, I’m not going to wait to recommend them:
Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last
by David Edwards
Every person is a creator by nature and everyone creates for him or her or themselves. This is the book, however, that helps you bridge the gap between creating for oneself and creating for All. Read immediately.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear
Habits form the basis of life and yet we don’t understand them. This book uses cutting-edge research to explain your habits and gives you the tools to create habits for yourself that give you the life you want. Inhale daily.
The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Problems, Managing Chaos, and Creating Lasting Solutions in a Complex World
by Albert Rutherford
I am convinced that it is only in systems thinking that our world will continue; this book explores everything about it. Indulge in regular doses.
Final update a month after finishing all three books:
Creating Things That Matter: Muchier Scale 7 out of 10. Quite inspirational, but left me wanting more rather than offering many concrete answers.
Atomic Habits: Muchier Scale: 9 out of 10. Enriched my life in so many ways with concrete actions to take in my own life–highly recommended!
The Systems Thinker: Muchier Scale: 8 out of 10. Systems thinking is well-explained with many story examples. Occasionally, however, the plethora of story examples get in the way of moving forward in the reading.