Describing a year’s worth of reading with one sentence is a proven way to distill the key ideas, main concepts, and major takeaways.
Incorporating this practice without notes reinforces the idea that knowledge without action is meaningless.
If you cannot summarize what you read, you cannot take action on that information. Then what you read is useless.
The path to success is massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins: you can transform your mind and body by conquering your inner self.
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: the amateur dabbles, the professional embraces the daily struggle and overcomes it through consistent effort.
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone: aim to think 10X bigger, then you’ll achieve a pure domination mentality.
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis: never stop learning- curiosity has led many a man and women into the valley of serious wealth.
Relentless by Tim Grover: every time you stop you can still do more- you must do more.
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday: becoming great is terrifying and ego soothes that fear- it says, you are doing fine, you can relax, and everyone else is to blame.
How to Win in the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban: it is not an obsession if you have an exit strategy.
Bounce by Matthew Syed: the idea of “doublethink” came from this book, where you have to think in two ways: humble and hungry in training, confident and superior in competition.
Originals by Adam Grant: it is nonconformists that move the world.
Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden: transitioning from battle leader to ruler is perhaps the toughest task in all of history.
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins: success mostly lies in how we communicate with ourselves.
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho: resist against the comfortable, persist towards your personal legend.
Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby: harness your darkside- become unstoppable.
Play Big by Jen Welter: if you want to become a professional football player as a woman, then you’ll have to decide to become bigger than yourself.
Calico Joe by John Grisham: one of America’s greatest novelist takes on America’s pastime.
Million Dollar Habits by Robert Ringer: always understand the reality habit, you have to give up something to gain something.
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight: growth over everything- the key to Nike’s success in its early years.
The Greatest Salesman in the World by OG Mandino: I will form good habits and become their slave.
From Poverty to Power by James Allen: what you are, so is your world.
How I Became the Fittest on Earth by Tia-Clair Toomey: environment is the crux- especially important for physical success.
Everyday is Game Day by Mark Verstegen: pillars of performance beyond physical training: movement prep, sleep, recovery, and regeneration.
Sports Gene by David Epstein: genetics often matter, but then often they do not.
Body of a Spartan by Victor Pride: focus on the core lifts, mix in some support exercises and train hard every day to craft the body of a Greek hero.
What Women Want by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller: you can increase your chances of dating success by following a few principles.
Time Management by Brian Tracy: “My life is precious and important, and I value every single minute and hour of it. I am going to use those hours properly so that I accomplish the most I can, in the time that I have.”
Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews: consistency is the key to achieving the ultimate physique- adopt a disciplined, orderly approach to how you handle your body.
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