I admit that I don't read nearly enough, and am working on this every day. I have read had a handful of books lately (and some even years ago) that have helped me shape and better understand my core values. I learn more about myself every time I pick up a book, and highly recommend each and every one of these pieces below. If you get a chance, listen to the audiobook of Daring Greatly; it's a great way to absorb it all!
Breakfast with Buddha
Favorite Sentence: What difference makes what you believe? What happens will happen anyway, exactly the same, no matter what you believe. What you do makes the important part. What you do. Find it here.
Favorite Sentence: I'll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. Find it here.
Favorite Sentence: Sometimes when we dare to walk into the arena the greatest critic we face is ourselves. Find it here.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Favorite Sentence(s): People are always worried about what's happening next. They often find it difficult to stand still, to occupy the now without worrying about the future. People are generally not satisfied with what they have; they are very concerned with what they are going to have. Find it here.
The Tao of Pooh
Favorite Sentence(s): Things just happen in the right way, at the right time. At least when you let them, when you work with circumstances instead of saying, 'This isn't supposed to be happening this way,' and trying harder to make it happen some other way. Find it here.
The 5 Love Languages
Favorite Sentence: Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct. Find it here.
Favorite Sentence: Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do. Find it here.
A Dog's Purpose
Favorite Sentence: Because failure isn't an option if success is just a matter of more effort. Find it here.
You are a Badass
Favorite Sentence: It's just as easy to believe we're awesome as it is to believe we're giant sucking things. Find it here.
What books have helped shape your values? Do you lean more towards business-help books, self-help, spiritual, fiction or another genre? What books should I add to my ever-growing list to read next? Comment below!