Nothing is as life changing in this world as reading a good book especially when it is a motivational one. People can tell you how to improve your life many times but to no avail. However, reading a self-help book can change your life instantly. Why is that so? You see, the author of the book does not know you even though he can describe your situation quite accurately. He has no hidden agenda and you have no ill feeling towards him because you do not know him personally. Therefore, the words in his books help you to understand things from a perspective free of prejudice. It’s always helpful to get advice from someone who has personally done what they are recommending. For example, if you needed lawn services, would you take a recommendation from someone who had never hired that company? Probably not. Would you follow a recipe written by someone who had never made that dish? No way. Therefore, look for authors who have practiced what they are preaching, so to speak. Here are some of the books that you should read with this kind of mindset. They will change your life forever.
– Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
The inspiration for this book was Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest men in the history of the United States. The aim of this book, published by the Ralston Society in 1937, is to help people reach a new height of success they never thought imaginable. It has thirteen steps to get you to this level including desire, persistence, and faith. By 2015, the book had sold more than 100million copies worldwide making it one of the most successful publications in history. Get it today. It will help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
– The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
First published by Free Press in 1989, this book aims to help people who are seeking ways of positioning themselves for successive careers, businesses, and social lives. The book focuses on a set of seven universal principles that you can follow if you want to succeed in life. These principles include being proactive, having a vision, prioritizing your needs, and seeking to understand your environment among others. Stephen Covey wrote this book and it remains his most successful publication selling over 25million copies since 1989.
– As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
People seldom realize that their thoughts can make them happy or unhappy. If they did, they would simply learn to think positively as opposed to focusing on negative aspects of life. James Allen wrote this book and published it in 1903 to make people realize these simple facts. His inspiration came from an old passage in Proverbs that says a man is who he thinks himself to be in his heart. Allen sought out to show people that they need to think of themselves in a positive light so that they can become better people than they are now.
– How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
This book sold more than 30million copies since its first publication in 1939. The publishing house was Simon & Schuster. Carnegie divided his book into various highly important sections. Some dealt with what to expect from the book. Others focused on techniques people can use when interacting with others. He even had a section on how you can make people like you. This book is a necessary read for those who feel as though they have no friends. It is also good for you if you intend to move up the corporate ladder. Remember, you cannot move up this ladder unless you can influence people and this book teaches you how to do that.