Five Books to Read to Strengthen Resolve in Uncertain Times
Posted on July 20, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.