Tools of Titans

Why should you read Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris?

Diving into this nearly 700-page tome can feel like quite the task to overcome. But is it worth the effort? Absolutely!

Tools of Titans as the cover reads is an analysis of “the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers.” Now, one quick caveat before I propose you dig deep and copy every choice made in this book. As Tim describes—and I agree—this should be meant of more as an example to base your life off of and compare against. One that you hope to emulate but also meld to your own lifestyle and ideals.

Inside this book, you’ll find morning routines, mindfulness practices, and rags to riches story that help paint a picture of the “American Dream.” Separating into three main categories the: healthy, wise, and wealthy, this book takes on the vital subject often left out of motivational reads. Finance isn’t everything, and that is an incredibly undervalued idea. To be a complete individual, you must grow different aspects from your life, columned here as wealth, health, and wisdom.

On its own, Tools of Titans helps the reader learn of each of their lifestyles. But when this book is attacked critically and molded into your own life, it can be full of incredibly valuable motivational tools. Something I’m all about! Tools of Titans accomplish this goal using a relaxed writing style, conversational tone, and easy to grasp layout. This book was written for most audiences and provides an insight into otherwise impossible to reach regions using Tim’s well-spoken nature.

As I have read and re-read this book, I tried to search for the best takeaway ideas and quotes from those interviewed, and some of my favorite axioms that I’ll list below:

  • “What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing” Jamie Foxx
  • “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Voltaire
  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” Lao Tzu
  • “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

If there had to be one thing that should be taken away from this book, it would be that internal motivation, or our understanding of these intrinsic motivations, is something to be cultivated, improved, and promoted. Each of this “titans” was at some point just like many of us—non-“titans”—and it was a dedication to the unknown that allowed each of them to thrive.

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