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Because there is a Big Difference Between Living and Merely Existing!

You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.

You only live once, and life is tragically short. It’s easy to look at people who are happy and assume they don’t understand your pain. The older you get, the more you realize that happiness takes work. People who smile in public have been through every bit as much as people who cry, frown, scream, etc. They just have the courage and strength to smile through it anyway. So how do you ensure you’re living life to the fullest? Well some books do have this answer.

There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a good book. And although it might seem like there are too many books to read and not enough time — I think we all can agree that the books that are life changing are relatively few compared to the number of books out there.

I read a lot of books. Fiction, non-fiction, personal development, business. And I can honestly say that these are the ones that have changed my life. Nothing more, nothing less.

I think these books should be taught in colleges. I think you should view them all together as required reading to learn how to live.

Because these are the books that have taught me how. To live. To love. To be.

1. Finding your own North Star Martha Beck

2. What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question Po Bronson

3. The Fire Starter SessionsDanielle LaPorte

4. Loving What IsByron Katie

5. Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein

6. Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy LivesWayne Muller

7. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Dalai Lama

8. Life Lessons from a Total FailureM J Dougherty

9. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story Dan Harris

10. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeJen Sincero

11. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson

Want to share this beautiful quote from Roy T. Bennett, “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”

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