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Top 30 Best Self Help Books Of All Time

List Of 30 Best Self Help Books Of All Time:

#1 Triggers: Sparking Positive Change and Making it Last by Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is an American leadership coach who has worked with numerous CEOs around the world. ”Triggers” is a self-improvement book that aims to make your life both more enjoyable and better.

During an interview, Goldsmith said:

“A trigger is any stimulus that reshapes our thoughts and actions. In every waking hour, we are being triggered by people, events, and circumstances that have the potential to change us.”

#2 The Power of Your Subconscious by Joseph Murphy

It is one of the most beloved and brilliant spiritual self-help works that can help you banish your fears, heal yourself, enjoy better relationships, and sleep better.

#3 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

”The Power of Positive Thinking” is all about being optimistic and finding the power to achieve your aspirations and goals. In addition, it is the best book to read when you are in a negative flow.

#4 Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins writes about overcoming fears, self-help, enhancing relationships, and building wealth. He is the ultimate guru when it comes to motivational speaking.

In this book, he reveals techniques to master your emotions, remove phobias, shape your values, eliminate bad habits like smoking, and create new references for increased confidence.

#5 The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The primary principle in ”The Power Of Now” revolves around the concept of being fully present, in other words, living in the NOW.

#6 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Based on the stories of his patients and his own experience, Viktor Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering, however, we can choose how to cope with it and move forward with renewed purpose.

#7 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The book explores the science behind habit creation and reformation.

#8 The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer

This is the first book to look at intention as a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with the power of intention.

#9 The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science By Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity as well as people whose brain damage or mental limitations were seen as unalterable.

#10 The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

”The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” is a remarkable book that is written in simple language but deals with complex themes that can help you bring sweeping changes to your life.

#11 When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner

In these pages, Harold S. Kushner shares his wisdom as a parent, a rabbi, a human being, and a reader.

#12 The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

In this book, Dr. David Schwartz presents a designed program for getting the most out of your community, your marriage, your job, and your family life.

#13 Celebrating Failure: The Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes and Thinking Big by Ralph Heath

This book is a how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to achieve ever-greater goals and improve their organizations.

#14 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon wrote his motivational book in the 1930s, after interviewing many successful businessmen that he met under the imprimatur of Andrew Carnegie.

#15 The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

Using the science of habits and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, business, and art, Robbins explains the power of a “push moment.”

#16 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

In this entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of sage advice, hilariously inspiring stories, and easy exercises.

#17 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The book is based on the final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer.

#18 The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

This ruthless and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Carl Von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and Machiavelli, with the historical legacies of warriors, statesmen, con men, and seducers, throughout the ages.

#19 The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Traveled is a description of the attributes which make for a fulfilled human being, based largely on M. Scott Peck’s experiences as a psychiatrist and a person.

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#20 Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday’s book ”Ego Is The Enemy” incorporates ideas from modern and ancient philosophers, politicians, war generals, and businessmen.

#21 The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveals God’s amazing plan for you both here and now, and for eternity.

#22 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma

The book is a business fable derived from Robin Sharma’s personal experiences after leaving his career as a litigation lawyer at the age of 25.

#23 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie’s first book is packed with rock-solid advice which has carried thousands of now-famous people up the ladder of success in their personal lives and business.

#24 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

In this book, Susan Cain argues that we undervalue introverts and explains how much we lose in doing so.

#25 The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less time, effort, and resources, simply by focusing our efforts on the 20% which really counts.

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#26 The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

The book distills the essence of Deepak Chopra’s teachings into 7 powerful principles which can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.

#27 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

In this book, Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles.

#28 What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Dr. Shad Helmstetter

This book explains the principles of self-talk – a unique way of optimizing outlook, reversing negativity, achieving success, and focusing on plans.

#29 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Coelho’s book tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure.

#30 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

In this book, Carol Dweck shows how success in work, school, the arts, sports, and almost every area of human endeavor can be significantly influenced by how we think about our abilities and talents.

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