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My Reading Challenge for 2023 📚🏆 (28/30)

Updated: Jan 9


If you met with me, you already know I love reading books and talking about them nonstop 😬 I like sharing the books with the quotes after finishing them here so that's what about this post.

I set up a goal to finish 30 books (👉👈) this year and I'll keep updated post whenever I finish a new one 🙌🏻

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

"Whatever the particular sources of sameness, hanging out with them can limit who and what we know, what we talk, and ultimately how we think."

Take Back Your Power by Deborah Liu

"Nearly everyone has a dream, but it remains a dream if you don’t make progress toward it."

You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy

"People tend to regret not listening more than listening and tend to regret things they said more than things they didn't say"

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

"Mentors give, whereas sponsors invest.

Anxiety by The School of Life

"Too much of our past is inside us in a way we don’t recognize or learn to make allowances for. We should dare to approach many of our triggers like a starting pistol or a fire alarm that we will from now on, for well-grounded reasons, refuse to listen to."

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

"Remember that how we experience the world is shaped largely by our mindset. Well, the most successful people, in work and in life, are those who have what psychologists call an “internal locus of control”, the belief that their actions have a direct effect on their outcomes. People with an external locus, on the other hand, are more likely to see daily events as dictated by external forces."

Bir Dinazorun Anilari by Mina Urgan

"..bircok seyi kafamdan tamamiyle silmek istememdir belki de. Çünkü bizi derinden yaralayan olayları hiç anmamak, tümüyle unutmak, daha dogrusu unutmuş gibi davranmak zorundayız yasamaya devam edebilmek icin."

You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, You Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable by Jen Sincero

"When you feel frustrated or upset by a person or situation, remember that your reactions are not the truth about the person or situation, they are just your feelings about them. All you have to do is change your perception and you are free."

Mistakes I Made at Work by Jessica Bacal

"You and your bad decision are two separate things."

How to Live by Derek Sivers

“Every pain has a lesson inside, and a reason why it hurts.

Analyze it.

Understand it.

Ghosts don’t leave until you’ve understood their message.

Problems persist until you claim them and solve them.

Face them directly and they’ll disappear.”

I'm Working on It in Therapy by Gary Trosclair

"So, to get the most out of therapy, you’ll want to focus on what goes on inside of you, rather than what’s happening outside."

Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat

"Whenever something moves out of my life, space is created for new experiences to move in."

The Truth about Everything by Brianna Wiest

"Life is not a series of problems to be solved; it’s a journey that you should be fascinated by. Sit back and observe as you live. Signs and directions and messages are everywhere, if you only pay attention."

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

"Walking one foot in front of the other, in the same direction, will always get you further than running around the circles. It’s about the determination to keep walking forward."

The Dip by Seth Godin

"Never quit something with great long-term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment."

The Pivot Year by Brianna Wiest

“..the more you are able to simply sit, witness, and allow your feelings without trying to change them, the more you’ll be able to process in real-time.”

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

“Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole.

“I think I’m grateful to have a glass.” said the boy

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

“Controlling your time is the highest dividend money pays.”

30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer

“You have to learn from the problems or the problems overcome you.”

I Want to Die But I Want to Eat Tteokpokki by Baek Se-hee

“What do I wish for? I want to love and be loved. Without suspicion, and with ease.”

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried

“When you say no now, you can come back and say yes later. If you say yes now, it’s harder to say no later.”

Have I Told You This Already? by Lauren Graham

“Sometimes we polish an experience to make facts line up more closely with feelings or exaggerate moments to make a better dinner party tale. And sometimes, mercifully, details become blurry over time, maybe because the sharp reality is too painful to carry.”

24/6 by Tiffany Shlain

“When we succumb to our screens too often, we're just spinning our wheels when we could be going somewhere.”

Love, and Guilt and the Meaning of Life, Etc. by Judith Viorst

“.. neurotic love is when, if you play hard to get, he thinks that you’re rejecting him. And when, if you play easy to get, he thinks that you’re absurdly undiscriminated. And when, if you play just right to get, neither too hard nor too easy, he thinks that you’re controlling and manipulative.”

Do It For Yourself by Kara Cutruzzula

“Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you”

Do It Today by Kara Cutruzzula

“Fear helps us delay big decisions until those decisions are made for us.”

Single on Purpose by John Kim

"and the more we disconnect from ourselves, the more we crave connecting with someone else."

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen

"Culture is a way of working together toward common goals that have been followed so frequently and so successfully that people don’t even think about trying to do things another way. If a culture has formed, people will autonomously do what they need to do to be successful."

What are you reading now? 😼

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