It could have been the global pandemic, focusing on social media, or publishing a book that contributed to my failed 2020 goal. But in reality, it was one thing and one thing only-- I didn’t make reading a priority this year.
It’s tempting to chalk our failed goals up one excuse or another, making us feel better about not following through on what we set out to achieve. Even if those 'excuses' actually did happen, why bother wasting your time? Take responsibility. Figure out the real reason you didn’t achieve it, and here’s the most important part: MOVE ON.
Learn the lesson and set the next goal.
If reading is one of your priorities in 2021, this might help-- here are the 17 books I read arranged from favorite to least favorite. Don’t be deterred by their place on the list, they are all worth reading, as I don’t always recommend every book I read, as you can see in my 2018 and 2019 lists.
Top books I read in 2020 I Would recommend:
The Day that Turns Your Life Around by Jim Rohn (re-read)
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy (re-read)
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (re-read)
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
Don’t Burn this Book by Dave Rubin
Einstein and the Rabbi by Naomi Levi
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Millions Within by David Neagle
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
The Memo by John Hope Bryant
Little Black Stretchy Pants by Chip Wilson
Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Red Book of Selling
My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn
Landlord Pennies to Banker Dollars by John Lee
And I can't leave out the book that I read the most this year, my very first published book: It's the Depression for Me by Maeve Ronan.
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami
To all of you in school that only read the books your teacher asigns you:
Do you want to pass the test or do you want to excel in life?