In this post I will be sharing my recommended reading list for students and dentists early in their career based on the books I have found most useful this year. Every one of these books has covered something that I wish I had learnt years ago, whether that relates to mindset, organisation, or just motivation. Pick any of them and you will hopefully take away a valuable lesson.
12 months ago I was inspired to set some goals for 2017. One of them was to read a bit more this year than I have in the past. Well it seems that I may have been successful in that goal seeing as I have so far worked my way through 40 books in the past 11 months.
Through December I am going to be changing things up a bit and will be doing a fair bit of reflection on what I have learnt this year. I will be discussing how that learning has influenced me and how I may push things forward into 2018. I will also be going back to refresh some of the ideas I have discussed previously but expanding on them and refining those ideas now that I have had months of putting them into practice.
As I mentioned recently, I have been reading The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin concurrently with listening to Life on Purpose. Ostensibly these books shouldn't necessarily overlap a lot but they really do.
Purpose. Motivation. Why. Mission Statement. Driving Force. There are lots of ways of labelling it but they all amount to very much the same thing.
"What is the reason behind everything that you do?"
Dr Chris Harper