“Whenever you find no other way out, read a book,” I always say to myself. This advice has held me in good stead since the last 20+ years and, I hope, will do in the future too. Especially if I have few special self help books!
There are times when you feel too low. You need someone to inspire you to move forward. There is no one you can talk to, there is no one you will empathize with you.
Well, what then? Books, of course!
Books are your absolute besties when it comes to improving your mood, diverting your mind to other literary problems and even helping you find solutions to your problems. They are non-judgmental. You can pour all your troubles into them and they will listen to you without a whimper. They will give you a shoulder to cry on. They will egg you on further on your path to success.
What more do you want?
Here we have collated the most popular and effective self-help books of all time. Each of these books is a masterpiece in its own right.
Check out this list and prepare to be inspired!
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
If you wish to succeed in whatever you do and get whatever you want, this book is the perfect choice for you. With superb advice for facing all situations, How to Win Friends and Influence People is a timeless classic indeed. The most successful people have followed Dr. Carnegie’s advice on their way to fame. This book will teach you secrets that can change your life.
2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a work of fiction. However, it is one of the most profound books ever written. It is considered to be a classic that has sold more than sixty-five million copies in different languages worldwide. You might be wondering how a fictional book became a self-help book. It basically follows Santiago on his journey to self-discovery. If you are looking for religious or even agnostic guidance, this book is perfect for you.
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This is one of the most popular and well-known guidance books on this list. It is one of the best advice books that gives you accurate information about the most successful people on Earth. While it advices you on their daily habits, it also stresses on the basic qualities of honesty and hard work and dedication to succeed in life. All in all, a very refreshing book for success.
4. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
If you are looking for financial Zen, Rich Dad Poor Dad is the perfect book for you. It uses two fictional characters, “rich dad” and “poor dad” to teach you the value of money and how money is perceived by various people of the society. A very insightful book. I assure you, you will start understanding money better than before after reading this book.
5. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
This book is the quintessential guide to happiness. Published in around the 1950s, this book is still one of the first choices for people seeking self-improvement as a whole. It emphasizes positive thinking as a means of developing self-esteem and succeeding in life.
6. The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
This book focuses on the concept that your mind has a mind of its own called the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind governs over your mind and affects your decisions. The power of the Subconscious Mind helps you unlock, understand and control your subconscious mind to make better decisions and improve your life.
Books are invaluable treasure troves of information. These self-help books are the best of all time and have been used since ages by most of the rich and famous. Try these and see a positive change in yourself.
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