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The Greatest Personal Development Books Of All Time
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
He was born around the same time as Jesus and was one of the leading figures in his Roman Empire. He was also one of history's leading Stoic philosophers (along with Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus who we also profile) and has some powerful wisdom to share. In this book, we'll explore the purpose of philosophy, the importance of focusing our attention and the mojo that comes from facing our fears.
by Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor-Philosopher of the Roman Empire and one of the most enlightened leaders ever. Meditations is a collection of journal entries he wrote to himself and in this book we'll explore some great Ideas of his Stoic philosophy—from the importance of never confusing ourselves with visions of a lifetime all at once, to not worrying about what others think of us and living a life of purpose and service.
Rumi Daylight: A Day Book of Spiritual Guidance by Rumi
Rumi's poetry is stunning. In this book, we'll explore some inspiring wisdom from the Sufi mystic and have fun applying it to our 21st century lives—from the importance of having patience and seeing challenging times as God's way of strengthening us to working hard and going for it.
The Analects of Confucius by Confucius
Confucius. Talk about old school. I’ve waded through some of the arcane stuff from his classic "Analects" to bring us some highly practical wisdom for our 21st century lives. We'll take a look at a bunch of big Ideas on the importance of being a passionate (and patient!) student of life while striving to do our best. Good stuff.