Being perfect means to be emotional and physically better than what you were yesterday. It is true that no one is just perfect. A lot of hard work and improving needs to be done in order to reach a stage at which one can feel that they have become what they aimed to be, a better and more balanced person. But this improvement is not seen overnight, a person needs to work hard in order to bring a positive change in their spirituality or relationship or physical state or financial state.
Unfortunately most people do not realise the potential they have and thus do not do anything to bring a change in the situation they are living in. If you need a push to improve yourself, it is advisable that you read a self improvement book as it will surely help you. If you are interested to do this, then here are the best 20 self improvement books which you need to read.
1. The Alchemist
This book is written by the world famous writer Paulo Coelho in the year 1988. It was first published in Portuguese but due to its popularity it was later translated into fifty six other languages which resulted in setting of a world record of most translated book written by an author who is still alive. You should definitely read this book as it will help you to understand the signs that you need to understand while walking on the path of life. But most importantly you will learn to listen to your heart and to follow your dreams no matter what.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This book is a very well known in the business world and was written by Stephen Richard Covey. This book was published in the year 1989. With the help of this book you will learn how to adapt and adjust yourself to a change and also you will learn how to take an advantage of an opportunity created by this change with the help of power and wisdom. You will be living with integrity and fairness with the help of this book.
3. The Power of Now
This book is written by Echart Tolle and was published in the late 1990s. We all have something that we hold on to from our past and then there is the future we look forward to. This book will teach you to stop living the past and/or future and how to live in the present so that it helps in your personal growth.
4. How to Win Friends and Influence People
This book happens to be very popular, selling over 15 million copies all over the world. It is recommended that you give this book a read. Written by Carnegie in the year 1936, this book will help you to connect better with people around you. You will learn how to value these people around you and make them feel appreciated.
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad
Do you take money in a negative sense? Or do you want to know how to make money work properly for you? Whatever may be the case, if you happen to be looking for a self improvement book on finance then this book which was written by Robert Kiyosaki will be able to help you. This was published in the year 2000 and is still a favourite of many worldwide.
6. Think and Grow Rich
Negativity plays an important role in the personal growth of a person. If you are friends with negativity then, you cannot gain any success in life. It is important to get rid of negativity and thus you should read this book. This is because, this book written by Napoleon Hill talks about 13 principles with which anyone who has faith, desire and persistence and no negativity can achieve great success. Learn how to eliminate negative thoughts with this book which was published in 1937.
7. The Road Less Travelled
Learn how to explore a relationship of loving nature, find fulfilment and inner peace, along with these learn how to not be dependent in love and how to become sensitive with the help of this book. This book was written in the year 1978 by M. Scott Peck, who besides being a best seller was a psychiatrist.
8. As a Man Thinketh
Do you feel that you are being controlled by your thoughts? Then this classic self improvement book is definitely for you. With the help of this book you will learn how to master, control and create your thoughts. In this book written by James Allen, you will learn that only good thoughts make a person noble while low thoughts brings frustration and failure. This was published in the year 1902.
9. The Four Agreements
Do you want to live with unconditional love, grace and peace? Then you should read this book which was written by don Miguel Ruiz. Published in 1997, the four agreements which this book talks about are about being impeccable with one’s word, Always trying to do one’s best, Not taking anything personally and of course not making any assumptions.
10. See You at the Top
Learn about the program and foundation of self improvement and winning self image in this book which was published in 2000. With this great book written by Zig Ziglar, you will learn about personal success.
11. Man’s Search for Meaning
Written by Victor Frankl and published in 1946 this book is a favourite of many. In this book a description of life at Nazi death camps is given. With the help of this description, you will learn how to cope with pain and sufferings, how to move forward by finding the meaning of the pain and suffering.
12. The Power of Positive Thinking
Positivity can help you to achieve all that you think was not possible. Thus, it is very important to stay positive. So, if you are looking for a self improvement book which will help you to obtain confidence and overcome defeat and other such related things then give this book a read. This book was published in 1952 and was written by the well known author and Minister, Norman Vincent Peale.
13. The Celestine Prophecy
Are you uncertain about your future? Or are you confused about why you are in this situation right now? If yes, then you can take help from this great book which is based on ancient wisdom. In Peru’s rain forest, there was made a discovery of an ancient manuscript which happened to have about nine insights on life itself. And this was studied and written down in form of this book by James Redfield. This book was first published in 1993 and is still teaching many how to understand the present situation and teach them to be hopefulness about their future.
14. The Seven Spiritual Law of Success
Written by the famous Deepak Chopra, this book will teach you about seven principles which will help you to find success in your personal life. This book was published in the year 1994. This book was inspired by spiritualistic concepts and also Hinduism from which you can learn about your basic nature and also how to follow nature’s law.
15. The Science of getting Rich
In this book an actual representation of accumulation of wealth is explained with the help of 17 chapters. This book was published in 1910 originally and was written by Wallace D. Wattles. Learn how to attract wealth by overcoming your mental barrier and through creation.
16. Awaken the Giant
Do you feel that nothing in your life is going according to your wishes? Then you are in need of this self improvement book which was written by Anthony Robbins. After it was published in the year 1991, this book became a go to do for many. This is because; it talks about steps, techniques and strategies to control one’s body, emotion, finance and relationship.
17. The magic of Thinking Big
Learn how to make better sales or have more effective leadership skills or learn to earn more, with the help of this book which was written by David J. Schwartz. After this book was published in 1959, many learn the truth about making money. Like many others, with this book you will learn that talent is not responsible for making someone rich, it is actually the habit of behaving and thinking in a way which will be taught in the book.
18. Feel the fear but do it Anyway
Fear is what stands in one’s way and block them from being successful. Learn how to remove and tackle your fear with this book with the help of a ten steps process. This book was written by Susan Jeffers and was published in 1987.
19. What to say when you talk to Yourself
Remove all self doubt and insecurity with the help of this book which was published in the year 1986 and written by Dr. Shad Helmstetter. If you really want to improve yourself then, this book will help.
20. The Power of Intention
Look at intention as a field of energy with this book which was written by Wayne W. Dyer. With this book, which was published in 2004, learn how to work hard and with an untiring drive how to gain success with this book.
So, now that you know a little bit about the 20 best self improvement books, do you best to select the right one for you.