Your day-to-day activities are directly tied to your future success, knowing why you’re doing what you’re doing. Productivity plays a vital role in our lives as it gives you purpose, helps to grow, and also lifts your mood. To be productive, you need to know what work is to be done and in how much time. We all get the same 24 hours in a day, but how you manage your time depends upon your productivity skills. Now you must be thinking about How can I get more work done within the limited period? or how can I be more productive in a day? Well, the answer is you need to brush up on your productivity skills. Here are some of the top and best books on productivity for you so that you can level up your productive capacity.
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
Modern times require modern solutions for things to be done. Davis Allen’s approach is simple yet effective – “Our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. It’s completely true because when our minds are clear and thoughts are organized, only then we can achieve effective productivity.
If you need help overcoming feelings of confusion, anxiety, and overwhelm at work then it’s a must-read for you.
- The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book has sold more than 25 million copies since it was first published in 1989. After it got published, it became an instant rage among people. From presidents to CEOs to students, everybody uses this book to get organized and stay on track.
This book helps to form habits that allow you to go from dependence to interdependence for maximum effectiveness in life.
Give this book a read and see your life getting better and better.
- Think like Da Vinci by Michael Gelb
Human beings are gifted with unlimited potential for learning and creativity and Michael Gelb shows you how to expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible through this book. Talking about Da Vinci’s inventions, notebooks, and legendary works of art, he introduces seven principles, exercises to boot, provocative lessons, and with all these, you will be able to harness the power to master life-changing abilities.
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
You might have noticed that we get distracted often, and we aren’t able to focus entirely without interruption. Author Cal Newport discusses how we have lost the ability to focus uninterrupted and go into a state where we are 100% productive and creative.
If you’re looking for something that can help you reach new levels of expertise, bring your ideas to life, and plans to execution then this is the book for you, it gives scientific evidence and ways in which you can bring yourself to the state of deep work.
- Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
Here, the phrase, “Eat that frog” is used as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day. Tracey motivates the readers to stop procrastinating and just get stuff done.
If you are one of those who procrastinate a lot then you must give this book a read, Tracey has given 21 tips for outstanding success, which are easily accessible and easy to read making it a great book for beginners.
- The 4-hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss
There are no shortcuts to success, You have put in the work to achieve the desired goal. This book embodies the implementation of the 80/20 principle in your professional life. The whole idea is 80% of your productivity comes from 20% of your time and the rest 20% of your productivity eats up 80% of your time.
Tim uses his own experiences to guide people to use time efficiently to shape their lives more constructively. You can find some principles and actionable tips on how to get there.
Get your hands on this 4.4 rated book.
- The Power Of Habit By Charles Duhigg
Habits are so powerful so make sure you have the right ones. In this book, you will find a set of entertaining stories, case study approaches while talking about individuals, social groups, and organizations.
Charles Duhigg has fascinatingly written this book and also guides you about how habits work, how to change existing ones, and how to create new habits. Focusing on how the right habits can steer your way to higher achievements and for that, this book is a must-read.
- Essentialism- The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilized? Do you feel that you are giving your 100% but not being productive? If your answer is yes then, Essentialism is the book for you. It shows you what matters the most and how to get it done.
It empowers you to make smarter decisions so that you know where to spend more time and where you have to focus less.
Throughout the book, the author highlights the importance of focusing on essential things.
- The Power Of Less by Leo Babauta
As they say, “Less is more”. This book also focuses on eliminating the distractions, the burden from your life and helps you in identifying essential goals. The central idea of this book is to free yourself from the overwhelming pressure of unnecessary tasks and also how doing less helps you to achieve more.
Babauta’s take on productivity is simple and effective, with some practical tips, he encourages readers to focus and reflect on their critical tasks first.
- The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
Willpower is the ability to control your thoughts and behaviour. Kelly Mcgnoigal discusses self-control, health, happiness and productivity. And how willpower helps in life and how it works. She also discusses some tips and tricks, exercises on improving your self-discipline and willpower.
Grab one of these books and spare at least 30 minutes every day to read. Make it a point to work through one and trust me you will be ahead of the curve. You’ll get to learn a lot from any of the books you will choose about how to make your day a productive one, focusing on what’s more important and how to eliminate unnecessary tasks from your to-dos.
Start reading and see how your life changes for good.