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  • I am a big fan of books but that wasn't the case all the time.

  • Especially when I was a little kid.

  • I hated books more than anything else.

  • Because books reminded me of school and I was horrible at my school.

  • I didn't see the point of learning most of the things that they would teach us back in

  • school so I didn't care much about it and that's why my grades were absolutely horrible.

  • As a little kid in school, your grades really matter.

  • if you get good grades, that means you are smart and everyone gonna like you.

  • And vice versa of course.

  • And I was on the other side.

  • Back then I haven't read a single book outside my school books.

  • So I have had this perception that all books are useless and boring like the ones in my

  • school.

  • You can't really blame me because I was a little ignorant kid.

  • My biggest problem at that time was my self-esteem.

  • I didn't have a purpose or a goal to strive to.

  • I was told that my goal should be getting better grades but since I didn't see the purpose

  • of doing that.

  • I kinda didn't really care.

  • When you have a big family, it's great, but it has its nuances as well.

  • Like Your parents would give more attention to your younger siblings because they are

  • younger.

  • And since you are the elder son, for some weird reason you should be able to figure

  • out everything on your own.

  • I don't really blame my parents for anything because they gave me everything they possibly

  • could.

  • but I needed a mentor to teach me most of the things that I didn't understand about

  • life.

  • Luckily I came across this book that's called, the 7 habits of highly effective people.

  • I wasn't really excited about it because I believed that its probably another piece

  • of garbage similar to my school books but for some weird reason I decided to give it

  • a shot.

  • I was confident that I will fall asleep after a few pages, but surprisingly it was way much

  • more interesting than I expected.

  • What I have realized after reading the first chapter of the book is, I didn't know how

  • to live.

  • just because you are alive, doesn't mean you know how to live and that's why a lot of kids

  • and adults are anxious and depressed.

  • Life works in a certain way and if you don't know how to deal with it, you will end up

  • miserable.

  • - I had this problem of focusing on the negative things and as a result of that, I complained

  • about everything, which never solved anything.

  • The moment I realized that I am reactive, and if I want to stop feeling miserable, I

  • should start focusing only on the things that I can control and do my best to improve them.

  • Thats when my whole perspective about life changed.

  • That's when I got excited about self-improvement books.

  • I sucked at a lot of things, my social skills were horrible, my self-esteem was below the

  • ground, my mindset was a failure So I began working on improving them.

  • I picked up a book and started learning and in a couple of months, I was crushing it,

  • my life literally became thousands of times better.

  • I have never loved life so much before!

  • Life is great, it's beautiful.

  • you can have so much fun every single day, every single moment if you just learn how

  • to do that.

  • You don't have to be super rich and make millions of dollars.

  • or be famous or have a Bugatti. all that you need is the right mindset, the right way to

  • approach life.

  • after reading dozens of self-improvement books, you start coming across similar ideas, and

  • at some point, it gets really boring.

  • So, when it comes to self-improvement books, my advice to pick up the top 5 or 10 books

  • and spend a few months with each of them until you get the best out of them.

  • There is a big difference between reading a book, understanding the book and then implanting

  • it in your life.

  • And that's what you should strive to achieve.

  • And if you don't know where to start, here are my top 5 favorite books.

  • You will not regret reading them.

  • So, good luck!

I am a big fan of books but that wasn't the case all the time.

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