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Mastering Mindset: Ten Books to Change Your Life

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“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.” - Henry Ford

Each one of us is working toward a goal at any given moment, and achieving that goal takes courage, grit and resilience. Like any other skill, these traits are built through practice and repetition. We all have the power to change our lives and thought patterns to achieve tremendous personal growth.

We can’t always dictate what happens to us, but we can choose how we act or perceive our reality. That plays a huge role in how we see our ability to overcome obstacles along the way.

Taking 10 minutes to start or end your day to read inspiring words is a perfect way to gain advice to crush your goals and open your mind to learning more about yourself. To get you started, we compiled 10 powerful favorites from both our Team WAG members and coaches that have changed our lives to inspire yours!

1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Michael A. Singer

Through meditation and mindfulness practices, spiritual teacher Michael Singer details how learn to let go of self limiting beliefs and habitual thoughts in order to achieve your full potential.

2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Angela Duckworth

What if the key to success is not about inherent talent or genius but grit- the ability to persevere against adversity. Psychologist Angela Duckworth follows brilliant minds from all walks of life in order to undercover what they all have in common.

3. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Brene Brown

Brene Brown, acclaimed researcher and social scientist explains how the power of vulnerability and leaning in to tough moments provides incredible opportunity for personal growth as well as strengthening relationships in every aspect of our lives.

4. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World William H. McRaven

Former Navy SEAL recounts ten guiding principles that helped him through years of service, as well a in civilian life to overcome challenges and persevere no matter the circumstance.

5. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Dr. Carol Dweck

How much can how we think about a situation impact the outcome? Dr. Carol Dweck discerns between  fixed and growth oriented mindsets and how drastically they can impact one’s ability to flourish from sport, career, family life and relationship.

6. Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark Manson

If the title doesn’t tip you off enough, Mark Manson provides a witty, tongue in cheek perspective on how caring less can actually help you excel more.

7. The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life Craig Ballantyne

In a world where time feels like a scarcity, how can we make time for what makes us feel truly fulfilled in having a balanced and productive life. Craig Ballantyne shares is secrets for how to have the best of both worlds every single day.

8. The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive Jim Afremow

Peak physical performance is only one part of the equation when it comes to being an elite athlete. Jim Afremow shares the secrets to dial in the imperative mental component to becoming a champion.

9. The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin complies over 600,000 samples of research to help define four personality types based around understand how we respond to expectation and what that can teach us about more positive, productive interactions with those around us.

10. Present Over Perfect Shauna Niequist

Shauna Niequist celebrates the process of choosing connection, vulnerability and honesty over the ever present pressure of perfection and being ‘enough’. What would your life look and feel like if you were focused on being present over being perfect?

What books or lessons have impacted your life?

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