10 Books On Self Improvement That Will Change Your Life

In this post, we look at the 10 best books on self-improvement. Self-improvement and personal development is a topic that is either embraced or avoided. Since you’re reading this article then I’m guessing you view self-improvement as a positive thing. Many of us look for inspiration and support in our lives, this is why the self-help genre is so popular. Here are the Top 10 Books on Self Improvement.

Top 10 Books On Self-Improvement

1. Think and Grow Rich: (Revised and Updated for the 21st Century) by Napoleon Hill

This book by Napoleon Hill is one of the most influential books on success ever to be published. It is a timeless book so the updated for the 21st century isn’t particularly necessary however it does make the examples within the book slightly more relevant to today. Before writing this book, Napoleon Hill researched the lives of millionaires and how they became so successful. The book is literally a masterpiece. It has changed so many people’s lives. On first glance you may think this book is simply about material gain, however, it is much more than that. It goes into how the thoughts in our heads can truly shape our lives.

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2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen. R. Covey

The author of this book, Stephan E. Covey presents us with one of the most popular self-help books today. As the title suggests this book is about habits that are necessary to internalize in order to become successful and efficient, it also promotes respect, fairness, and integrity in the work setting. Covey makes it clear to us early on that in order to make a change, one has to go through a paradigm shift. If we want to make real change in our lives we must first focus on our own behaviors and attitudes. This book certainly deserves a spot on the top 10 books on self-improvement list.

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3. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel

Mindsight is another book that has earned its place on top 10 books on self-improvement. From the author Daniel J. Siegel, this book looks at brain science with psychotherapy. He explains how by understanding the structure of the brain more thoroughly we will be able to better heal people. By completing this book we will have a better insight into our own minds, how our mind controls our actions and how we can unlearn toxic past behaviors.

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4. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme by Prof Steve Peters

This book has been described by many as life-changing. The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters takes us on a journey through our own mind. It explains the complex situations that happen in our brain by using simplified examples that a vast majority of people can understand. The book teaches us to recognize our thinking, manage our emotions and thoughts, and ultimately become the person we would like to be.

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5. The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene

This book goes into 48 laws of power, it does this by taking us through history. By looking at the past 3000 years in relation to power, it ensures that we understand the laws in context. A side note, the teachings in this book can be misused, so it will take a mature mind to read it. It will certainly shift the way you see power. However, I would still certainly recommend this book. Simply because of the many life lessons and historical anecdotes it teaches us.

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6. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Selling over 16 million copies worldwide, this book is one of the most famous, confidence-boosting books ever to be written. It is hard not to feature it on a list of the top 10 books on self-improvement. It’s a practical guide that gives real-world examples of being a better person. In the business world, those who know how to manage and deal with people are always the most successful. The author, Dale Carnegie ensures that you understand the fundamental principles needed to achieve this so that you too can influence people to your way of thinking.

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7. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book exposes the myth that you have to earn a high income to attain wealth. It talks about how school systems ignore the major key principles that everyone needs to know about money. It talks about the difference between a rich man and a poor man in terms of mindset. The author, Robert T. Kiyosaki, takes his life experience and financial intelligence he acquired throughout his life from his dads and presents it to us in this book in an easy to read and easy to follow format. Even though the concepts are simple to understand, they can be very powerful if implemented properly.

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8. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

We all know how it feels after a long day when energy just seems to go downhill. Just thinking about that huge project or task we have to do will trigger feelings of resistance, and by the end of the day, we realize we haven’t accomplished much at all. This is what this book aims to look into. It gives us the principles required to break procrastination before it completely overwhelms us. ‘Eat that frog’ suggests, we should prioritize the most challenging tasks first, that way we won’t have to worry about that ‘huge’ task we are yet to complete throughout the day.

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9. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The secret is one of the more popular books on this list of ‘top 10 books on self-improvement.’. It began as a film that has been viewed by millions, the author then followed up with the book, which has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. It talks about a concept you may or may not be familiar with. The law of attraction. Put simply it explains that positive thoughts can influence your life by bringing you success and happiness.

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10. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The power of habit looks at the scientific principles behind habits and how they can be changed. It explains that most of our lives are filled with habits, and one way to achieve success is to ensure you have daily habits that support you. A habit is made up of three things: a cue, the actual habit, and rewards. If you are able to keep the cue and reward the same you can potentially change the habit. The author wants to ensure you have the freedom to choose your own habits, that way you can shape your life how you want to. It is definitely an interesting read.

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