Grit says being a top achiever is less about natural talent and more about your "grit," which means working consistently and staying interested in one direction for multiple years. Angela Duckworth shares research on how we can become grittier, and help others do so too.
Deep Work is about focusing deeply so you can thrive in your professional career. Cal Newport says reducing distractions and increasing our ability to concentrate will allow us to learn new skills faster and produce higher quality work.
The War of Art aims to help creative people overcome procrastination, distraction and paralysis. Steven Pressfield says we all have a devious enemy inside us named Resistance that sabotages our dreams. It is the source of our fear, self-doubt, excuses, bad habits and more.
Atomic Habits is a guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James Clear says all our habits follow a 4-Step Habit Loop which includes: cue, craving, response and reward. You'll learn practical techniques to "hack" each step so you can achieve lasting personal change.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big is about the hilarious wisdom and many business failures of Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. He shares pragmatic strategies for increasing our odds of success—by using systems over goals, building a talent stack and repeating (mysteriously powerful) affirmations.
Meditations shows how to become more self disciplined, stop caring what people think, and withstand life's emotional storms. Marcus Aurelius was a powerful Roman emperor and great Stoic philosopher. He wrote down all these thoughts in a private journal to himself.
Total Recall is a dream immigrant success story, but Arnold shares his many mistakes and flaws, too. People said he couldn't succeed because he had a strong accent and no money or connections. But by the end, you'll believe someone with a plan and determination can succeed in almost anything.