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A lot of books take ages to read. They're often thousands of pages long and are incredibly tedious to get through. Honestly, it's no wonder that 27% of US adults haven't picked up a book in a year.
Let's face it: you have a limited amount of time and energy. You have a family, relationship, career, and many other things on your plate. For many people, reading for eight hours per day is completely unrealistic.
Which is why I've compiled a short selection of some amazing books that you can read in less than a day. Here they are.
The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield.
If you procrastinate a lot, this book is brilliant. In essence, it talks about the importance of sitting down and doing the work - regardless of how much you may desire to do something else.
I'm not exaggerating when I say it's literally changed my life. Because of this book, I'm a lot more productive and efficient in everything I do.
“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” ― Steven Pressfield
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
This book is less than 200 pages long. But this is one of those rare occasions when size doesn't matter. It's definitely worth reading.
It's about a seagull who is trying to learn about life, flight, and self-perfection. It's a beautiful journey of a bird daring to fulfill its potential. If you're someone who's ambitious, you may be able to relate and also learn something.
“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know, and you will see the way to fly.” ― Richard Bach
The Art Of War by Sun Tzu.
This is a timeless classic that everyone should read at some point in their lives. So you might as well pick it up as soon as possible.
It was written by a Chinese general more than 2,500 years ago. And the lessons from it still ring true today. Be careful about your actions. Don't become a victim of anger. Plan carefully. Even the smallest mistake can be incredibly costly in the long-term.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained, you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ― Sun Tzu