When it comes to a book that is practical to everyday life, there are few books like Sun Tzu's Art of War. Every day brings problems. These problems are life's many battles. The Art of War helps you to prevail in life's battles with aplomb, with plenty of strength and kindness to spare, regardless of how others treat you, no matter where you come from.
Why? Because where you are going is more important. The choices you make today, based on planning and strategy per the principles of Sun Tzu, have greater influence on how you feel and how you make others feel.
So when you are having a rough day, take it out on Sun Tzu's book. That is, take The Art of War book out of your bookshelf and absorb its wisdom. It will give you strength even in the midst of adversity.
Unlike many self-help books, The Art of War doesn't give you fine words of encouragement that falls flat in the real world. It helps you to formulate a tangible plan and strategy that in turn encourage you to move forward. It first grounds you in reality, and then it presents you a logical and sensible path to resolve your problem.
With Sun Tzu, you don't wait and worry. With his principles, you can tackle your problem in a smart and deliberate manner.
Sun Tzu shines not in the way people expect. His Art of War doesn't shine its wisdom on you where you cast shadows everywhere you go. It shines its wisdom within you where you yourself shine within everyone around you.