4 Practical Self-Improvement Books That Elevated My Life in 2020

On habits, being authentic, defeating your ego, and eating frogs.

Moreno Zugaro
Jan 19 · 9 min read

“High-Performance Habits” — Brendon Burchard

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“Seek clarity. Generate energy. Raise necessity. Increase productivity. Develop Influence. Demonstrate Courage. These are the six habits that you need to adopt if you are to reach high performance in any situation.”

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“Choose Yourself” — James Altucher

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“No matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter who your audience is: 30 percent will love it, 30 percent will hate it, and 30 percent won’t care. Stick with the people who love you and don’t spend a single second on the rest. Life will be better that way.”

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“Ego is the Enemy” — Ryan Holiday

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“Ego is the enemy of what you want and of what you have: Of mastering a craft. Of real creative insight. Of working well with others. Of building loyalty and support. Of longevity. Of repeating and retaining your success. It repulses advantages and opportunities. It’s a magnet for enemies and errors. It is Scylla and Charybdis.”

Master your ego and you’ll master your life.

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“Eat That Frog” — Brian Tracy

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“Everyone procrastinates. The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.”

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Wrap-Up

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

― Dr. Seuss

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I’m the guy who explains life and helps you find meaning & direction in yours | Men’s coach | Free beer: https://bit.ly/2RxJHLS | IG: morenozugaro

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A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

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Written by

I’m the guy who explains life and helps you find meaning & direction in yours | Men’s coach | Free beer: https://bit.ly/2RxJHLS | IG: morenozugaro

The Ascent

A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

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