Here’s a simple, powerful, acting-on-the-obvious learning tip: ask the people you respect and who have accomplished the types of things you want to accomplish which two or three books have helped them the most.
I’ve done this repeatedly over the years, and have never failed to gain a great deal of valuable new knowledge as a result. Most recently, a colleague recommended 10-Minute Toughness by Jason Selk to me. While focused primarily on sports, it’s a tremendous resource if you are trying to improve your “mental game” in pretty much any walk of life. I highly recommend it, and I might never have found it if I had not actively asked this colleague which two or three books had most impacted him.
Asking people you respect and want to emulate what they recommend you read. It’s simple. It’s powerful. Whoever “they” are for you, ask them today.
P.S. – You can consider this one of the practices that enhances 10 Ways to Be a Better Learning: No. 2 – Cultivate Your Network.
I am an avid lifelong learner who writes and speaks frequently on the critical role of learning in our fast-changing world.