They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, a fact that is somehow both completely obvious and utterly profound. Indeed, nothing great is accomplished right away, and the same is true for changing your life. Whether you’re hoping to get ahead at work, eat healthier, or free up more time to enjoy your hobbies, the five remarkable books below will show you the small, daily habits that will get you there.
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Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World
By Kristen Lee
Risks are a part of life—and “playing it safe” can end up diminishing the very qualities that allow us to adapt, create, and serve our purpose in life. Worth the Risk guides you through a powerful approach to taking small, values-aligned chances that increase your ability to thrive. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Kristen Lee, in the Next Big Idea App
The 2% Way: How a Philosophy of Small Improvements Took Me to Oxford, the NFL, and Neurosurgery
By Myron L. Rolle
From earning a Rhodes Scholarship to playing in the NFL, a neurosurgery resident shares the details of his remarkable life, and reveals the small habits that helped him achieve such wide-ranging success. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Myron L. Rolle, in the Next Big Idea App
The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life
By Allison Fallon
Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process—from first-timers to New York Times bestselling authors—writing coach Allison Fallon shares proven practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using one simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. View on Amazon
Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most
By Greg McKeown
We’ve been conditioned to believe that if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. But Effortless proposes a better, healthier way forward, one in which it’s easier than ever to do the things that really matter. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Greg McKeown, in the Next Big Idea App
The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise
By Michelle Segar
This groundbreaking book liberates you from the self-defeating obligations and rigid requirements of past diet and workout regimens and reveals what emerging research suggests really drives the consistent choices that power sustainable change. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Michelle Segar, in the Next Big Idea App
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