Need some help finding motivation, ambition, or a more positive outlook on life? Check out our list of the 5 best self-development books to add to your reading list this year.
I think it’s safe to say that we all get down on ourselves from time to time.
Whether it’s due to the weather getting colder; troubles in our family lives; or simply because things just don’t seem to be going right in any way shape or form, we could all use a boost of confidence and inspiration from time to time.
With that said, I’d thought it might be a great idea to create this month’s book round-up on the best self-help, motivational, or inspirational authors and books.
While none of these books are going to do any of the work involved in your own self-improvement, their authors are world-famous for knowing how to inspire people, how to communicate properly, and simply how to live happier, more wholesome lives, with better relationships.
Dale Carnegie – How To Win Friends And Influence People
I’ve personally read this book multiple times, so I might be biased in saying it, but How To Win Friends And Influence People is an absolute must-read for anyone looking to improve their intrapersonal relations and learn to be a more effective speaker.
This book has been around for well-on 100 years and today, it continues to inspire and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.
In the book, Carnegie discusses the many common communication flaws found in the way that most of us communicate with one another. He then addresses them by imposing powerful, yet extremely simple, principles that we can implement into our lives.
Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
As an eccentric wanderer for most of his life, Paulo Coelho didn’t sit down to write his first book, The Alchemist until he was nearly 40 years old.
In fact, it took him years of not knowing what he was meant to do with his life to find the courage to author his novel. But eventually, a pilgrimage in Spain led him to the realization that he’d always wanted to write a book. And that’s exactly what he set out to do.
After its initially released, the book completely flopped.
But, determined to market and sell it himself, Coelho went door to door, trying to persuade people to read his story.
Eventually, he stumbled upon a publisher who was really to take a chance on him, and today’s Paulo Coelho’s first book, The Alchemist is known as one of the most fundamental books there is about finding yourself and your true purpose in life.
Although it’s a completely fictional story, the book follows its main character, Santiago, as he leads his way through his own journey to find his Personal Legend.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
To date, the Power of Positive Thinking has helped countless people achieve happiness by fostering a positive mindset.
This bestseller by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale is filled with practical advice and techniques aimed at helping the reader lead a life of fulfillment. Since its publication in 1952, it has helped show a person needs only the right mindset to achieve both success and happiness.
Throughout its pages, Peale expresses an unequivocal belief in the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity.
The lessons in this book help one to control their “inner voice” that plays an important role in determining our moods and overall disposition. The more one is able to control their “inner voice” the more they are able to bring about the results they want and the life they desire.
You will learn how to be energized, how to follow-through on your ambitions, and most importantly, how to believe in yourself.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People caused a big stir upon its publication in 1989. It helped people see they are actually in far more control of their lives than it seems.
Even better, author Stephen R. Covey was able to show simple and effective techniques that anyone can use to put their lives back on the right track.
Covey’s lessons are based on timeless and universal principles that stay static even as the world around us changes.
The book presents seven habits and fundamental principles adhered to by the world’s most successful and entrepreneurial people. When put into practice, these habits help foster happiness and a more balanced life.
This book won’t automatically transport you to a life of wealth and success but it will teach lessons on communication and personal development that can take you there.
The lessons learned here must be practiced every day, however, or else success will not be achieved. Happiness, success, and well-being are all habits we must form after all and failure is the habit we must break.
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is a master at helping people reach their peak performance.
His work has helped countless individuals learn the importance of self-mastery and taking control of their own lives. When Awaken the Giant Within was published in 1991, it was so successful that it launched its author to superstardom.
In fact, many consider Tony Robbins to be the most well-known and revered life coach on the planet. He has been sought out by celebrities, world leaders, and the world’s most successful people for his teachings.
The lessons in Awaken the Giant Within can help anyone learn to take pleasure from actions that will benefit them and pain from those that will not.
This conditioning then provides the foundation needed to go out and achieve the life you want by doing the things you need to in order to foster it.
They apply to finance, physical health, and emotional well-being. Your ideal life is there for you to have and this book provides the step-by-step techniques necessary to achieve it.
Best Self-Development Books To Read 2020
Whether you’ve simply been feeling a bit low lately, or you’ve felt stuck in a rut for some time, there’s no doubt in my mind that the words in these books can help set you straight.
The one thing all of these books have in common is that they’re specifically designed to help you improve your own personal well-being, which in turn, will help improve your interpersonal relations, as well as your overal outlook on life.
So what are you waiting for?
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