1. "How To Think like Leonardo da Vinci" by Micheal J. Gelb.
Reading this book will help you know where you have been and help you to realize where you want to go.
2. "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin
Reading Ms. Rubin's project and sharing what she encountered caused me to create my own Happiness Project. I started in 2011 and continue to this day. It is incredible how much is accomplished throughout the year! Every year, I write down: new things that I experienced, books that I've read, paintings I completed.
3. "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell.
Reading this Gladwell gives you the blueprint for making the most of human potential. Talent isn't everything. Hard work combined with timing are key.
4. "The Seven Story Mountain" by Thomas Merton.
It is a uique spirtiaul autobiography of a brillant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith lead him to take vows to the religious order, the Trappists.