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Crushing Your Goals: 10 Must-Read Productivity Books for a Successful New Year

Discover the secrets to success with our list of top productivity books that can transform your life in just 15 minutes this year.
by Daniel Thomas | Jan 3 2024

As we enter the New Year, the desire to set and achieve goals is stronger than ever. However, according to a recent survey, only 9% of the people complete their resolutions. 43% have given up on their resolutions by the end of January.

To help you achieve your goals this year, we have curated a list of the top 5 productivity books. Ranging from James Clear’s classic “Atomic Habits” to Brian Tracey’s “Eat That Frog”, these books are filled to the brim with actionable insights for your New Year.

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It would take roughly 10 hours to read each book on this list.

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Did you know that 87.5% of our surveyed users make real changes in their lives based on the books they read or listen to on Blinkist? That’s the power of concise, impactful knowledge.

Now, let’s take a look at the books that can help you crush your goals as well:

1. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

Most Liked Quote: “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

Insight: Clear’s book explores how tiny changes can lead to remarkable results, a perfect start for anyone aiming to establish new habits.

Get the key insights in 25 minutes.

2. “Deep Work” by Cal Newport

Insight: Newport’s take on the benefits of focused work in an era of constant distraction is a game-changer for productivity.

Get the key insights in 9 minutes.

3. “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins

Insight: Robbins introduces a simple technique to overcome procrastination and take immediate action.

Get the key insights in 13 minutes.

4. “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy

Insight: Tracy’s classic provides practical strategies to tackle the most challenging tasks first, ensuring a more productive day.

Get the key insights in 13 minutes.

5. “Making It All Work” by David Allen

Insight: Allen’s methodology for organizing tasks helps clear mental clutter and enhances overall efficiency.

Get the key insights in 21 minutes.

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Each book listed above can be read or listened to on Blinkist in just 15 minutes, saving you time while delivering the essence of the author’s wisdom.

The sleek and simple design makes it easy to learn from some of the world’s best books in minutes – whether that’s through listening or reading.

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Blinkist is proud to be recognized as one of the world’s best apps, offering a diverse range of titles across 27 categories. Whether you want to continue learning about productivity or have other goals in mind: with Blinkist, learning is indefinite.

As you embark on your journey to crush your goals in the New Year, remember that Blinkist is your ally in pursuing knowledge. With 6,500 titles, each accessible in just 15 minutes, and a diverse range of categories, success is just a tap away.

Start your year right with Blinkist, where learning meets efficiency, and goals become achievements.

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