Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Austin Wiggins
Founder & Owner of: Writing by Ender
Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Books, Writing Writer and Author of Bonds that Bind
The self has to be challenged to grow. You need to have perspectives that are different than yours to reach a higher version of self. Literature has often met those demands and has inspired growth in people since its invention. This is why self-help books are wildly popular. This curated list offers three novels and two non-fiction books to challenge your perspective and to foster your personal growth.
Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Modern depictions of love have gone awry. We all understand the depth of love but not many commercial stories illustrate this. Love in the Time of Cholera is a reminder of unyielding love and of unrequited love. The book spans an entire lifetime. It encompasses just about everything that can happen to someone: love, loss, failure, and success. To see love through Marquez’s eyes is to see unfolding infinite layers.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
From a young man to adult. Invisible Man details a black man’s adventure to becoming everything else but himself. It is a sprawling work on racism and identity. That will give you a glimpse of insight into modern race relations (especially in America.) What you’ll find from this novel is a condition of having too much direction. Of moving on the slightest whim in spite of what you might want.
The Stranger by Albert Camus
An ordinary man commits murder. Find out why in this interesting take on a common trope. Albert Camus is both a writer and philosopher, this is spotlighted in this tale. The main character here faces the indifference of life, the resulting conclusion gives this book the flair of Albert Camus, accepting the absurd.
The Unlimited Self by Jonathan Heston
Unlike the previous books, The Unlimited Self is relatively recent (released November 2015). This book hosts the core of the challenge. It centers on destroying limiting beliefs in order to realize inner greatness. It includes activities and methods to discovering your limiting beliefs, the thoughts that hinder growth in a certain direction. It then provides tools and to overcome these beliefs. For those seeking growth and development, this book can potentially be a one-stop-shop.
The Elements of Expression by Arthur Plotnik
If you ever wished to be understood, to be able to express your feelings in a way that doesn’t make you sound unintelligible. If you have ever wanted to have the ability to use words in a way to enrapture people. The Elements of Expression is definitive beginners guide there. What we learn from Elements of Expression are phrases and types of speech that both make your writing, or speech, more or less expressive. This book is a definite for writers and those who make speeches often.
Article Credits: Austin Wiggins
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