Want to CHANGE something this New Year? Let that change be your mindset (If you are a negative thinker and feeling something is lacking in your life)! Self-help is essential for everyone and that will be better achieved through books. Check 12 self-help books that everyone should read at least once in a lifetime.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
The book covers 7 habits that make you think effective and help maintain a healthy life. The first three habits push you from dependent to independent nature, the next three speaks about interdependence, and the last habit makes you improve both personal and interpersonal zone of influence. This is one of the must-read self-help books to improve your lifestyle and help yourself grow. The book was published in 1989 and sold 25 million copies in 40 different languages which make you understand the importance of reading it.
Mindset: The New Psychology of success (Carol S. Dweck)
This book explains how mindset can change one’s own life. The author has explained psychological theory with examples. The book explains people with constant mindset always tries to recover from the failure and can’t take it as an opportunity to learn. By reading the book ‘Mindset’, people will be able to change their mindset and can begin thinking positive. The books speak in detail on how one can improve their mindset towards growth.
The Monk who Sold his Ferrari
The book is all about the development of character and how one can improve it. The book speaks about the disciplined life and gives the message that one should live their life happily instead of working all the time. More than three million copies of the book were sold and it has been translated into 70 languages.
A return to love (Marianne Williamson)
The author speaks about relationships, work and achievement, and miracles happened in her life. All the elements are well explained and inspirational. A return to love was a best seller in 1992 for 39 weeks in New York Times.
The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle)
The book is a great guide for day-to-day living and says one should live the present moment leaving the thoughts of the past and future. The message of the book is that emotional problems of the people are rooted in the identification of their own mind. The book was published in the late 1990s and translated into 33 languages.
The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
The book explains how one can achieve a permanent optimistic attitude through continuous positive thinking. The people with positive thinking will have a higher satisfaction and quality life and this was well explained in ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’. The book was published in 1952 and stood in the New York Times for 186 consecutive weeks.
Feeling Good (David D. Burns)
‘Feeling Good’ proves anxiety, guilt, low self-esteem, and depression can be cured without a drug. This book has the ability to bring out a person with severe depression and make him/her feel good about them. The book was published in 1980 and sold about 4 million copies.
The Magic of Thinking Big (David Schwartz)
The book explains how important is the goal setting for life. One should set their goals high and should think positive always, to achieve it. Thinking positive towards oneself will change their whole life positively and it was well explained in the book. The book has sold over 4 million copies.
You can Heal Your Life (Louise L. Hay)
The mind and body are connected, the author says. Louise L. Hay beautifully explains how one can heal themselves without any drugs. It is important to identify the root cause of the disease as the illness of body may have the reasons of emotional problems. Over 38 million copies of ‘You can Heal Your Life’ were sold, by 2008.
Emotional intelligence (Daniel Goleman)
IQ is important but emotional intelligence is much more. This was explained by the author in the book clearly. Emotional intelligence is very important for success just as IQ, including social, professional, and personal life. The book was released in 1995.
Attitude is Everything (Jeff Keller)
‘Attitude is Everything’ tells you to see the half-filled glass. The author explains the way of thinking and your attitude makes your life much happier. The three important points author explains in deep are success begins in the mind, Watch your words, Heaven helps those who acts. This is noted as one of the best self-help books for the people who need motivation towards life.
Happiness Unlimited (Shivani Verma)
The book explains one’s perception and strong beliefs will impact their thoughts and mindsets. Realizing the inner-self, and knowing that happiness lies within us can change your life by self-transformation. The powerful words in the book had the capability to uplift a person who is sad, depressed, and unhappy.