What 2021 taught me through books

As we are biding aide au to 2021, I would like to humbly try to share a few things which I learned from some books I read in 2021.

It has been a game-changing year for many of us with the pandemic and its pros and cons looming around our lives each day. I would personally prefer to thank the pandemic for helping me with more time with my family, especially my 3 year old lil one. I was able to spend ample time with her for past 2 years, thanks to work from home scenario.

Another great advantage was the amount of time we got after work and the books I was able to read during this period. I would like to pick a few books to suggest to all of you.


  • Ikigai – It’s the Japanese word for ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’. This book taught how important it is to have a purpose in life. It will teach us how meaningful our life will be if we focus on our purpose. It also helps us with knowing healthy habits for us to stay focused on the purpose.

As I got some idea on the importance of purpose in life, the next big question was how do we reach there. Then, came the game changer, Atomic Habits by James clear.

The book focuses on the importance of the process rather than the goal we want to achieve. It drives you to think about the importance of the small daily rituals you build as habits and how it becomes the foundation to your success and finally achieving your purpose.

After getting excited reading Atomic Habits and deciding to set the habits right, the next challenge was getting to know how to become more efficient and be more productive. Two books helped me there too

These two books taught me how to use the available time in a more efficient way and how important it is to stay away from distraction if you want extraordinary results.

Another book which I read and inspired me a hell lot is Shoe Dog .

An autobiography of Phil Knight, it gives you insights into the life of a visionary leader and how important failures are for great victories.

Concluding, the pages you read in books give you wisdom even if you have not gone through that situation. In short, it gives you ideas about other lives without living them. We can use the wisdom to our advantage if we can implement it in our life.

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