When it comes to our own lives, it can often feel like we lose control. Instead of owning our own bodies and minds, we’re governed by money, society, our jobs, and technology – and it can be a tricky state to come out of. However, it is possible. One of the ways many people find solace and a new lease of life is through self-help and self-improvement books. Most of these books are written by trained professionals or those who have gone through exactly what you’re going through. So regain control of your life by reading these 5 self-improvement books.
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield is pretty much the godfather of self-help. He has written numerous self-help books and helped thousands of people across the globe find inner peace and a self-help sanctuary. His book, The Success Principles, is definitely one of his best. In this book, Canfield offers the reader 65 methods to change and transform their lives. He offers the chance for you to understand and realize how you can get from where you are now to where you really want to be. And there’s not just one simple answer – there’s 65! You can’t really go wrong.
Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Million, Live the Dream by James Altucher
For some people, working a 9-5 job for forty years of your life before retiring is not the idea of a healthy lifestyle – but for others, it is. James Altucher caters for the former group of people, who want to ditch their monotonous lifestyle that only serves the man, to choose art, creativity and a path that is right for them. In this book, James Altucher asks the reader to choose themselves rather than society and offers them a path to success through non-traditional alleyways. Throughout this book, Altucher is brutally honest and outright hilarious, making it the perfect self-improvement book.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
As we go through our lives, we are constantly told to be outgoing, extroverted and that little bit extra – because how else are you going to stand out? However, Susan Cain’s self-improvement book completely squashes those ideas. This book will make any person who finds it difficult to socialize, be a people person or stand out from the crowd feel proud of their introversion. Throughout these pages, Cain offers examples of famous introverts throughout history, their effect on the world, and the effect you could have – without having to change your identity. Introverts can be successful, too, and Susan Cain tells us how.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Because how can you not take the advice of a doctor called Norman Vincent Peale? In all seriousness, Peale is an incredible figure within self-help and has helped numerous people through his books – especially The Power of Positive Thinking. As many successful people will tell you, their success only became a success through their own mental ability and positive attitude. Although positive thinking cannot guarantee success, it can put you on the path of it and make you happier in the long run. This book will show and tell you the powers of these positive thoughts, how to get them, and how to use them to better your life.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Have you ever found yourself completely overtaken by stress? Well, for a lot of people, this happens on a daily basis. With all the stresses of daily life, it can often be difficult to be productive. David Allen uses this book to offer people the chance to organize all aspects of their daily life – both professional and personal to gain the most out of it. It offers solutions to everyday chaos, and give you a chance just to get things done!
If you’re going to read any self-improvement books this year – make it these. Trust us.