Every year thousand of self-help books are written and published and coupled with the fact that tens of thousands have already been published through the years, choosing a self-help book out of the too plenty ones on offer to read can be overwhelming. In fact, that was my situation years back when I was starting out on personal development. I was desperate to improve my life and knew I needed to read books, but I just did not know which ones were right for me.
So, what did I do? I did a research on google and amazon for the top self-help books. And I settle for Think and Grow Rich. I read that book again and again. Since then I have read hundreds of books on self-help. Some of them are awesome, some are indifferent and some are positively harmful. So, how do you chose out of all the self-help books on offer? Here are my personal top 10 pick to help you get started on building your own reading list.
#1. Empire of Mind by Denis Waitley
Denis Waitley did a great work with this book. Motivational speaker-consultant-psychologist Waitley in this book intend to inspire the leader that is in all of us, defining and analyzing the qualities that we need to expressed if our goals are to be realized. This book offers answers anyone interested in “re-engineering” themselves as well as their carrier. Providing specific techniques and tools that will help you maximize your personal potential, the author focuses on the qualities essential to each of us in every profession.
#2. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P.
Dr. Seligman in this book explains how not give up on your dreams, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue.This groundbreaking book shows you how to choose optimism – gaining an essential new freedom to build a life of real rewards and lastingfulfilment. #3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book was published decades ago but is still one of the best-ever book written on self-help. This book was compiled by Napoleon Hill, who learned his lessons from great people like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Ford. I have lost count of how times I have read this book. I will recommend this for any one starting out on himself.
4. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
This book records Viktor’s experiences in a Nazi concentration camp during world war two, and the psychology of the prisoners with whom he shared months upon months of horror and destruction. This is a fascinating, sophisticated, and very human book that will teach you a lot of lesson about human survival.
#5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
I have read this book over 10 times. This book isn’t based on dry theory, but on the experiences of students in Dale Carnegie’s courses who applied the ideas to find out what really works in more effective human relations. And many other things may have changed, but human nature hasn’t changed over all these years. If your people skills are lacking, this book will teach you all the basic skills you need to deal with other people.
#6. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
This book is one of my favorite self-help book for women. It address the issue of fear, and how it can hold us back. This book shows you how to build your confidence, think positive and overcome low self-esteem. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway is the ideal book for anyone who wants to master his fears and achieve something with his life.
#7. Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins
Awaken The Giant is a great book. It will unleash the giant sleeping inside of you and help you reach whatever goals you can realistically set and go for. If you read and understand this book, it will change your life.
#8. Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
This is one the most powerful book on the subject of procrastination you find out there. Inside are 21 effective methods and strategies for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. It’s a simply and straight forward book on how to avoid procrastination and achieve more with your life.
#9. A View from the Top by Zig Ziglar
Drawing on his forty-plus years as a world-class motivational speaker, Zig in this book identifies and shows you precisely how to achieve what you want most from life – to be happy, healthy, reasonably prosperous, secure, to have friends, peace of mind, a firm spiritual foundation, good family relationships, and – most important – hope. I recommend this book for anyone who want to create a new spark in his life.
#10. Dreams Don’t Have Deadline: Living Your Dream Life, No Matter What Your Age by Mark Victor Hansen
If making your dreams come true is your goal, this audio book is for you. It’s show you how to realize your dreams and live the life you desire.
There you have it, my top 10 pick on self-help books that will change your life. If you’ve read any of those books, you can make this post rich by adding your own review here. I like reading people comments on my post, so feel free to enter your comment here.