I don’t know when exactly, but for some time I started to work on myself for myself and my overall health. Within the years of reading these self-development books, the first thing I learned is to love yourself first in order to give all the love you’re willing to give.
That’s the purpose, right? It’s all about sharing love. It also means working on you to achieve a better version of yourself is a massive job to do. It’s not healthy to put all of this behind and try to live your life without giving it real attention. It will pop at your face each time until you’ll realize and be ready to finally go through all of this. That requires some massive energy and self-respect to put the effort to work on yourself and take the time apart from your family/friends circle. It means that when you’re doing it, you do not need to explain yourself to others in order to have compassion, to have understanding, and validation. Because remember you’re doing it for yourself in the first place. As long as you know the why’s and the purpose of this process you’re in the right direction.
At first, I thought it was a good idea to give you my recommendations with my opinion about each self-development book I read. But when I was reading my article I found it boring and flat. My point was to make it personal and share with you my thoughts about these books in general and how they impact my life. That’s what I’m gonna do instead.
The first one I have in mind is « The brain and Emotional Intelligence » written by David Goleman. I discover this incredible book from my bestie and in fact, it was his father that speaks so much about it to her and she shared his thoughts with me too. You can be feared by the size of the book but I’ll tell you don’t be because what’s inside is worth all the pages.
He explains with passion what’s emotional intelligence and how it affects your daily life. The best part is how to improve this emotional intelligence in order to have a more conscious life. Because let’s be fully honest your parents didn’t learn you that and neither school and in my opinion that’s a big shame because we need to be aware of our own emotional intelligence and how to use it to live a healthy mentally and physically.
Emotional intelligence – David Goleman