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Five Books to Read to Strengthen Resolve in Uncertain Times

Posted about 23 days ago by John C

As the year of 2020 continues to march on, we’ve been confronted with a myriad of challenges and abrupt changes that have disrupted almost all aspects of our lives. The future is unknown. Anxiety, fear and depression are ever-looming threats. The strength of our character is being tested daily. Therefore, it is of critical importance that we strengthen our resolve though personal responsibility, compassion and discipline. In doing so, we can bring about a better and safer world for our families and our communities.

The following books offer us a roadmap for self-betterment and are all available through the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Cover of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaosin Catalog

By Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

Drawing on his deep understanding of psychology, history, mythology and religion, Dr. Peterson offers us 12 simple yet profound rules to help guide our daily lives.

Cover of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones in Catalog

By James Clear

The small things we do on a day-to-day basis have significant consequences for our future selves. James Clear provides clear and practical steps for developing good habits and offers useful strategies for dropping the bad ones.

Cover of Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Winin Catalog

By Jocko Willink And Leif Babbin

The authors of this book are two officers from a highly decorated special operations unit who fought in the Iraq War. They take hard lessons learned on the battlefield and demonstrate how they can be applied in our personal and professional lives.

Cover of Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performersin Catalog

By Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss interviews some of the world’s most successful people from a variety of fields and disciplines and distills their advice into concise and easy-to-read segments.

Cover of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century in Catalog

By Timothy Snyder

We are less than 100 years removed from the horrors of the 20th century, from Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union. Timothy Snyder outlines what led to these fascist and authoritarian movements and how we can protect our democracy from these still present threats.