I’m a huge proponent of self help and self development and being an avid reader. On top of that, I’ve read a handful of self-help books that have managed to shape my thinking, improve my mindset, and helped me take control of my life better.
So with my experience, here are the top 5 self-help books that one must read in their lives at least once.
The power of Habit by Charles Duhigg was published in 2012 by Random House and is one of The New York Times bestseller.
Our day to day and daily small habits set the tone of our entire life. How we spend our time matters and what habits we incorporate in our routines has a crucial impact on the success or the failures on our lives. Charles not only talks about the how habits work and how we can control them, but he also very sharply discusses about how we can get rid of habits that don’t serve us. He discusses about the habit loop, the neurology behind it all, various research results and so much more. To get more insight on habits, you must definitely read this one.
I’m sure you’re not reading the title of this book here for the first time and many of you might’ve read it already but if you haven’t, what were you doing all this while? Just kidding, the subtle art of not giving a fuck is all about a counterintuitive approach to living a good life as the subtitle suggests. In this book, Mark discusses that it’s not that you shouldn’t care about anything or be simply reckless but what matters is what you actually care about, to focus your energy where it’s actually required and not on things that don’t matter at all in his own humorous and fun way. Mark gives realistic solutions to realistic day to day problems with a very interesting insight and perspective so if you haven’t already you must grab a copy of this book now and give it a read.
3. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
How to stop worrying and start living is one of the finest works by Dale Carnegie and a self-help classic in which he addresses one of his famous 3 step approach to clear confusion, the stop-loss approach, dealing with negativity and criticism and so much more. The motivational language is easy to understand consisting of easy and actionable steps to live the best of our ability and live life to the fullest. It is a classic as mentioned and also a good book to begin with when it comes to the self-help genre.
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If you’re someone who’s unhappy with their corporate job and are thinking of quitting it, this book’s for you. In this book Tim talks about being effective instead of being efficient, to manage or overcome the fears of doing what you actually want to do in your life, entrepreneurship, routines, professional life, investment and everything business and personal growth. Published in 2007, this book is still relevant and whether you’re a young aspiring entrepreneur, a corporate slave or retired, this book is for everyone.
5. Awaken the giant within by Anthony Robbins
This book is my personal favorite and it’s because it is all about taking the control of your life and how to do it. Talking about breaking habits, mastering your emotions, relationships, body, finance, basically your entire life; this book is a complete package of self help, self growth and personal development.
All the books mentioned are the best of what you can get off from self help. So comment down if you’ve read one of these or your favourite self help book you’ve read recently.