According Meg Jay, Ph.D., a psychologist and the author of “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter”, ladies and gents in their 20s think that they have all the time in the world and what they do in this decade doesn’t matter. Jay says that your 20s are the most important decade of your life and that the foundation built in your twenties can shape and define your whole future and should be taken seriously.
That is why the ape has felt a desire to create a short list of life changing books to read in your 20s.
There are currently around 50 million 20-somethings in the U.S.A, many of which live with high levels of uncertainty with no idea of what they will be doing or who they will be 2 to 10 years from now.
Many 20-somethings are to tempted to stick their head in the sand and hope for the best but for those who are ready to find out who they really are and how to take control of their lives, you will find meaningful and deep insights into the human experience by reading these 3 life-changing books to read in your 20s.
Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now
If you that haven’t heard of Eckhart Tolle, you are in for a treat! Mr. Tolle was voted the most spiritual author in the USA in 2008 by the New York Times. He was also listed in Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.
Eckhart Tolle is a total inspiration for anyone that is seeking more positivity, increased levels of happiness, less anxiety and for methods to help all of us live better and with true happiness.
Eckhart spent the majority of his first 29 years depressed, and with little hope or positivity. At the age of 29, he underwent an “inner transformation” and spent years wandering around in a blissful state before becoming a spiritual teacher and acclaimed author.
His two most popular books “The Power of Now”( a New York Times bestseller) and “A New Earth”, sold around 8 million copies combined. He also conducted a series of 10 live webinars with Oprah Winfrey in which 35 million people participated!!
“The Power of Now” was originally published in 1997 and has been translated into 33 different languages including Arabic.
The book was described in one review as “Buddhism mixed with mysticism with a few references to Jesus Christ, a sort of New Age reworking of Zen”.
Whatever your beliefs, “The Power of Now” has been life-changing for many who have read it. It is a spectacular insight into the mind of this truly unique and inspirational man.
Tony Robbins – Awaken the Giant Within
Let’s face it, who hasn’t heard of Tony Robbins? An American author, philanthropist, life coach, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur, Tony is listed on Worth Magazine’s “Power 100 list” for generating about 6 million US dollars in annual sales!
In his book “Awaken the Giant Within”, Tony’s mission is to help every single reader to wake up and learn to manage their lives better. Tony is easily the USA’s leader in the science of Peak Performance and in this fascinating book he shares strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your physical health, your personal relationships, your personal finances, and your life!!
Tony is an acknowledged expert in psychology and on how people can change the way they live to be more productive and higher functioning version themselves.
Throughout Tony’s books and seminars, his goal is to impart viewpoints, techniques, and practices that can help normal people to improve their lives.
Tony said that “to live an extraordinary life, you must master two things: the science of achievement & the art of fulfillment.
If you are not a big reader, you can listen to the audio book with audible from Amazon or you can watch one of the hundreds of his videos on YouTube.
Russell Brand – Freedom from Our Addictions
Released in October 2017, Russell Brand’s new book “Freedom from our Addictions” is a guide to all kinds of life’s addictions from a celebrity that has struggled with booze, drugs, fame, sex, and believe it or not an addiction to eBay.
This book had to go on the list because so many people in today’s society are addicted to one thing or another and it can cause many people to run into the wrong job, wrong person’s arms, or even the wrong life!!
We love Brands writing style, a rare mix of compassion, humor, and bare-bones honesty. In his book, Russell shares his own wild story and imparts wisdom and advice that he has accumulated over the last 14 years of his recovery.
In the words of Mr. B, “I’m trying to create a territory to have a different conversation about spirituality for people that are humanist or atheist. Or people that are just cynical! The recovery tent is big so STEP INSIDE!!!