The 5 Best Self Help Books
I am an avid reader of self help books. I love to get inspired and then make some changes to my life. Each day of my life I try to grow in one area. Self help books give me ideas of new ways to keep myself in constant growth.
Having read a large number of great self help books, it was difficult to narrow my list down to the five best. I feel that this list here should be required reading for anyone, no matter what you do for a living.
In fact, I would recommend you read each book multiple times and take copious notes as you do. The small details that you miss could be the golden nuggets that you need to take your life to the next level.
What is great about this list is that each book covers a different aspect of personal growth. One book is about creating positive habits for success. The second book is about appreciating the difficulties of life. The third is about improving your relationships with those you come in contact with. The fourth deals with wealth and happiness. And the fifth deals with becoming a master in one area of life.
So without further delay, here is my list of the five best self help books.
1) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
This is simply a tremendous book on creating positive habits that promote productivity. Covey teaches you how to clear the clutter out of your life and mind and just get things done. The teachings in this book have inspired many of the top personal development gurus in the world. It is truly a modern classic.
2) The Dip by Seth Godin
This little book does not get the credit it deserves. It is short and to the point. It is an easy read, which allows for immediate action. This book will change the way you view life’s problems. All of life’s challenges are in place for a reason and Godin explains why you should learn to love these challenges. Seth Godin is a tremendous self help educator and this is, by far, his most underrated work.
3) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book is a timeless classic. It was written many years ago, but the teachings are still very much valid today. When I first read it, I was skeptical being that it was such an old book. Yet, when I began reading, I immediately saw the power it holds. If you ever come in contact with another human being in life, this book can help you. It teaches you not only how to make friends, but how to get people to listen to you and respect you. After reading this book, you will get more out of all your relationships in life…if you apply the principles.
4) 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness by Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn is my favorite motivational guru of all time. He was a great speaker and had a great mind. He knew exactly what to say to get things to make sense to people. This is also clear in his writing. This book will teach you how to change your life by putting yourself in a position for success. Your attitude about wealth and happiness will change after reading this book. You will go from blaming the world to challenging yourself to rise above it.
5) Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
This book is unique to anything I have ever read. It teaches you how to take one area of your life and become a complete master of it. Mastery is really only possible in one thing at a time, yet so many of us try to be good at everything. By focusing on one thing to master, we can create something of high value for the world that will surpass anything else we could have otherwise done. This is definitely a must read to get you thinking about where you are headed in your life’s journey.
These five best self help books can change your life. In fact, if you allow them to they will change your life. They will change the way you view everything and will help you improve your attitude and habits. Each day of your life is special. These books will help you grow to make the most of every moment from this day forward.