best self-help books

“The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.” – Jim Rohn

Here is a list of 6 best self-help motivational books that can change your life.

1. The Law of Success

This classic book written by Napoleon Hill, is a blueprint for success. This is the single best book on success ever written. This book is a total eye opener and a must read for anyone wanting to succeed in life. The 16 powerful success principles written in this book will change your life forever. This book is by far the best success book I’ve ever read. For me, this is the greatest self-help book ever written.

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2. Think and Grow Rich

Originally published in 1937, this classic bestseller helped millions of people around the world to achieve their dreams. The author, Napoleon Hill spent a lifetime doing research on successful, wealthy and most powerful people on earth, including Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller and Charles M. Schwab. Read this book and your life will be entirely changed.

Some insightful quotes from this book:

“Both Poverty and Riches are the offspring of thought.”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.”

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

“No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

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3. The Magic of Thinking Big

This is one of the best self-help books I’ve ever read. In this book, the author’s (David J. Schwartz) message is simple: The size of one’s success is dependent on the size of one’s thinking. The book is filled with ideas and techniques that can be applied in our everyday life whether at home or at work. This book gives you workable methods, not empty promises. Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using this book. A must read book on personal development.

Some insightful quotes from this book:

“Think Big and you’ll live big. You’ll live big in happiness. You’ll live big in accomplishment. Big in income. Big in friends. Big in respect.”

“Action feeds and strengthens confidence; inaction in all forms feeds fear. To fight fear, act. To increase fear- wait, put off, postpone.”

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4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This bestseller is considered as one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. This book is also considered as one of the best business books ever written and was named the No.1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. This book has transformed the lives of millions of people of all ages and occupations. As the title of the book implies, the book describes the seven habits of highly effective people and techniques for adopting these seven habits.

The seven habits of highly effective people:

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

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5. How to Win Friends and Influence People

This classic bestseller is considered as one of the best-self books ever written. This is a powerful and a life-changing book and everyone should read this book. This book is the best human relation book ever written and is filled with wisdom. Filled with timeless ideas, this book teaches you to become a better person. A must read book.

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6. As a Man Thinketh

Today this book is considered as a classic self-help book. In this book, the author James Allen reveals how our thoughts determine reality. Whether or not we are conscious of it, our underlying beliefs shape our character, our health and appearance, our circumstances, and our destinies. This book shows how we can master our thoughts to create the life we want. Read this book and your life will never be the same.

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See also: 5 Must Read Books on Wealth Creation