The Top Reads For Why Your Values Are Important For Carving a Path to Success

recommended by Catrin Hadaway

In a world where so much pressure is placed upon discovering a purpose in life, it sometimes becomes difficult to focus on what are actually legitimate sources of joy. Whilst having a stable career is certainly important, finding enjoyment and working towards established goals is arguably equally as crucial in order to find success, as without motivation and passion, work only becomes more difficult. These books will give advice on different ways to navigate the overwhelming pressure placed upon maintaining a booming business, and give advice on how to maintain a mindful headspace that will ultimately allow for success that appreciates your values.

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    North Star Thinking: Master your mindset and live a life you love
    by Will Polston

    In his book ‘North Star Thinking’ Will Polston explains the importance of gaining clarity of your goals, taking intelligent actions towards achieving them and taking active accountability to keep you on the right track. Will highlights the importance of North Star Values that purposely avoids the opinions and influence of society. Will aims to make a positive difference not only in the reader's life, but also the lives of the people around the reader as they make effective changes in their life. A unique take on combining the importance of identifying your values and success in a chosen path, ‘North Star Thinking’ is the perfect read for anyone looking to upgrade their life and hone their goals.

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    Rewire Your Mindset: Own Your Thinking, Control Your Actions, Change Your Life!
    by Brian Keane

    In ‘Rewire Your Mindset’, Brian Keane shows you how to take control of your mental, emotional and physical world. If you have ever set a goal for yourself and then self-sabotaged the moment you hit it, let fear dictate what you do, been emotionally broken by a failure, lacked confidence and felt full of self-doubt or let negative people influence you, then this is the book for you. Reading this book will help you learn how to get the success both that you desire and deserve through taking responsibility for your actions as you then have the ability to control and change your life. Keane evaluates the way that we have an obligation to ourselves to try and achieve success.

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    Think and Grow Rich: The Original Classic
    by Napoleon Hill

    A classic book that is more centred on the path to wealth and success, but how this is largely achieved through the maintenance of a positive mindset. Napoleon Hill has created a 13-step program which reflects his ‘Philosophy of Achievement’ helping to contribute to the motivational personal development aspect of the book. Although in this context Hill’s advice is applied to the world of finance, it is also implied that it can be transferred to any aspect of life, whether that is personal or professional, making it a must-read for anyone looking to refine their goals.

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    The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Revised and Updated: 30th Anniversary Edition
    by Stephen R. Covey

    In ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, Covey outlines 7 habits that are essential to implement into the life of anyone who wants to be successful. These include being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win/win, seeking first to understand and then to be understood, synergising and finally sharpening the saw. This beloved classic presents a principle-centred approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

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    The Magic of Thinking Big
    by David J Schwartz

    Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better - starting from now. Schwartz’s step-by-step approach will show you how to: Defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates, make your mind produce positive thoughts, plan a concrete success-building programme, do more and do it better by turning on your creative power and capitalise on the power of now. This is your go-to guide to a better life and reaching your goals whilst still prioritising your values, starting with the way you think.

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