I am an avid reader of self-help books. I love to get inspired and then make some changes in my life. Every day of my life I try to grow in one area. Self-help books give me ideas for new ways to keep growing.
Having read a large number of great self-help books, it was hard to narrow my list down to the top five. I feel like this list here should be required reading for anyone, no matter what they do for a living.
In fact, I would recommend that you read each book several times and take plenty of notes while you do so. The little details you miss can be the gold nuggets you need to take your life to the next level.
The nice thing 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 is about becoming a master in one area of life.
So without further delay, here is my list of the top five self-help books.
1) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
This is simply a great 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 world’s top personal development gurus. It is truly a modern classic.
2) The Seth Godin Dip
This little book doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It is short and to the point. It is an easy read, which allows immediate action. This book will change the way you see life’s problems. All of life’s challenges exist 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 valid today. When I first read it, I was skeptical because it was such an old book. However, when I started reading, I immediately saw the power it has. If you ever come into contact with another human being in life, this book can help you. It teaches you not only how to make friends, but also how to make people listen and respect you. After reading this book, you’ll 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 make sense to people. This is also clear in his writing. This book will teach you how to change his 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 get over it.
5) Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
This book is unique to anything I have read. It teaches you how to take one area of your life and become a complete master of it. Mastery is only possible at one thing at a time, yet many of us try to be good at everything. By focusing on one thing to master, we can create something of great value to the world that will surpass anything we could have done otherwise. This is definitely a must read to make you think about where you are headed on your life’s journey.
These five best self-help books can change your life. In fact, if you let them, they will change your life. They will change the way you see everything and will help you improve your attitude and your habits. Every day of your life is special. These books will help you grow to make the most of every moment from this day on.