The word Self-improvement is not just a word, its a journey to self-mastery. Growing ahead in life since our childhood our life is planned or I say programmed. Playschool, primary school, high school, and the university. Nothing in this course is self-driven. The moment we walk out of university, we experience life in its true nature, it’s pros and cons. Two things happen either we settle for a job, the family, have kids and then die. Or we commit to self-realization.
Self-realization is an urge to know the purpose of one’s life and improve on it to gain self-mastery in all the areas of life to experience it in the best possible manner. Which means actually living a meaningful life.Hell yeah! Books are an important ingredient in this journey. Some ink and paper contain the power to completely change your life around.
To start with, Below are 6 self-improvement books that will help you thrive in life.
As a man thinketh – James Allen
To start with self-improvement, the first book in the closet would be As a man thinketh by James Allen. One of the shortest and productive book you will ever find. Here are 3 great lessons about how your thoughts shape your life:
1. Your actions are outgrowths of your thoughts.
2. You shape the world just as much as it shapes you.
3. Thoughts can keep you young or make you age faster.
What got you here, won’t get you there – Marshall Goldsmith
A constant journey of growth being a life process is a beautiful portrait in this book. It spread light on the theme of continuous self-improvement that is needed to achieve next and higher goals, for a better tomorrow. In What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, you’ll learn about the dangers of “winning too much”, adding too much value, refusing to share information, and taking too much credit for results.
The power of habit – Charles Duhigg
Absolutely fascinating, absolutely wonderful. This book has the power to change your bad habits. Although the book does not promote or support one secret formula for quickly changing any habit still it makes one think with a different angle. Case studies of the corporate success of Alcoa, Starbucks, and P&G’s Febreeze are quite a fascinating read.
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
One of the rare books based on practical situation and conditions based on the self-improvement of the individual. The best part is that all through the book, the incidences and examples are quoted from day to day life. As a reader, you will feel connected to the book.
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Go for the original book not for the translated or short version, it’s quite harmful. The book covers what to visualise to shape your efforts for your success. Success requires no explanation and Failure permits no alibi. The contents of this book are very easy to understand and breakdown the philosophy of self-improvement and success in 13 easy chapters. Many of the modern age Self Help Gurus and Speakers have applied the lessons in their own work and made millions in the process.
Life-changers: Dreamer vs Doers – Robert Schuller
A gem for story lovers and for all others who need to grow through the process of self-improvement by inspirational stories. This is an anywhere and anytime read as it comprises of very short stories that create paradigm shifts.
So, these are some self-improvement books that will definitely help you to grow in life. I highly recommend you to go through all these books and also, if you find this article helpful then don’t forget to share with your loved ones.
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