Self improvement books are one of the most selling ones and also one of those that carry a bad reputation. This is because not all books are written the same way and also in a good way. But if you get the good self improvement books or rather the ones that inspire you to take the right direction then it can prove to be a boon for you. Here is a list of the top ten self improvement books that can change your life in no time.
10. Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?: And Other Provocations by Seth Godin
This excellent piece of wisdom is sure to guide you through all the phases of your life by pushing you into a zone that is more uncomfortable. This makes you freer and makes you more confident of dealing with the situations in your life in a more positive manner. It is a must buy and a must read if you want real improvement in yourself
9. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Market by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
This books emphasizes the great impact that randomness has on our lives and when it comes to randomness there is no surety of success even with the perfectly correct actions or danger of losing with miserably wrong actions. Your actions, others responses and the timing are all important and this correlation is emphasized upon by this must read book.
8. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
This is a great book that is centered on attaining power. The power that is attained only for the sake of it is not good and can only suffice self centered motives but the one that has been understood properly and in good light will bring greater good benefitting many and this concept has been backed in this book with historical anecdotes and other lessons from life.
7. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
The book is more than what it tells through its title. The seven habits that the author talks about cannot be inculcated in you in one day. It will take time and when it does integrate in you it transforms you to a person who is all about perfection and the perfect. He book is a great read and should be the part of your library.
6. The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Scared Journey by James Faidman
Though this book is on psychedelics but it is a guide that is instrumental in self improvement too. It teaches you how to achieve that perfect or near to perfect balance in the situations that may threaten to disturb your balance in life. This is a great book to have in your collection.
5. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
It is a common occurrence when you have something big to do and then even before you begin anything you get that scary goose bump and your confidence sharply declines. This is procrastinating and this has to get rid of. By reading this book you will be able to get rid of this feeling and motivate yourself to a greater goal. This is a good self improvement book.
4. Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition by Napoleon Hill
Well, if you think that concepts of self improvement change rapidly, this book is here to prove you wrong. This masterpiece written by Napolean Hill is a great motivator and is demanded in its first edition form and that too unedited version. It inspires you not only improve your earnings but also improve your thoughts with all aspects covered beautifully.
3. The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused mind by Alan Wallace
Focus is very important when it comes to succeeding in any field. But, the only problem is that you have to focus in right direction and for right duration of time. This book is based on the teaching of shamatha in Buddhism. This is a very difficult practice but if done only to the lower levels will help you immensely.
2. The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient wisdom for Lifelong Health by John Durant
This book is a great read if you are searching for a book that will help you self improve on the health front. This book encompasses all the ancient practices and compares them to the newer hazardous practices and ends with a hope of brighter future.
1. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel
This book is based partly on science, partly on spirituality and partly on psychology. It attains a perfect balance while making sense of everything that happens in our life giving an insight into accepting that imperfection in us