Yesterday I posted a post on how I got insulted and how I turned that insult into a chance to set my first blogging goal.
In that post, I named off a few big names of gurus that have written books that I have read about goal setting.
I wanted to quickly share with you a small list of my top 4 books that I’ve read on goal setting, being productive, and getting things done.
1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
– by David Allen
What I liked about this book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, is about Getting Things Done. It teaches you a method for productivity. The premise is simple. Write down all your tasks or goals you need to get done. Break those items up into actionable pieces. Once your first task is done, move on to the next until you get to your goal. This method works because once you do a brain dump, you don’t need to use your energy recalling what you need to do and just focus on completing your list.
2. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
– by James Clear
What I liked about this book: Atomic Habits a habit-forming book. The author breaks it down for you with simple steps that you can apply right away. It’s a more recent book published in October of 2018. Meaning, the information is fresh and new. You don’t feel like you are reading a book from some old dead doctor that shares information that doesn’t make sense to today’s world.
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
– written by Stephen R. Covey
What I liked about this book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is probably one of the most famous books on this subject. If you are looking for examples of the 7 steps you can easily find examples because this information is quickly found all over blog posts and youtube. My favourite stage is in step 2. Begin with the end in mind. Simply put, what do you want in the future so you can work towards it.
4. One Small Step Can Change Your Life
– written by Robert Maurer
What I liked about this book: One Small Step Can Change Your Life is all about the Kaizen approach. What is the Kaizen approach? It’s a method that was developed for creating continuous improvement by implementing ongoing positive changes. I tried to include some of the technique in my everyday life.
Question for you!
Have you read any books on goal setting, being productive, and getting things done? If so, what did you read and do you recommend the book?