The road to personal development is sometimes not an easy one. This is why we find that people are always looking for better ways to interact with others, understand themselves and those around them or just understand what motivates them in the search of improving themselves. There are many books on personal development, but we have made a list of 20 of the best personal development books out there, including some on inspiration, education, and self-empowerment.
Keep reading to find out how these 20 books can help you improve your life
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- Stephen R. Covey
In a world where shortcuts, secret deals, and dishonesty are prominent, this classic book conveys a message that the world needs more than ever — and shows you how to apply it in the form of simple, straightforward habits.
The Power of Now- Eckhart Tolle
The key takeaway from this book is that you have the ability to change the world one step at a time if you work on transforming yourself from the inside out, an insight that can serve you well for your entire life.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad- Robert Kiyosaki
If you want to improve your ability to manage your finances, Rich Dad, Poor Dad is the perfect package of enlightening knowledge and actionable instruction.
Relationship to Emotions- Genie O’Malley
Our emotions are the vulnerability needed to integrate wisdom with the relationship to Self, relationship to life, relationships with others and destiny. It is within emotions that passion, purpose, and destiny activate as revelation, honor, and humility.
Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill
This book is the perfect guide to show you insights on how to achieve your dream or a specific goal.
How to Win Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnegie
If you want or need to become a better communicator, or simply want to get better at working with people, reading this book.
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself- Dr. Shad Helmstetter
This classic book, although not considered a personal development book has the ability to completely transform your life by showing you how to master your inner self-talk.
The Power of Positive Thinking- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
This book is great for anyone looking to get back to basics and learn some of the fundamental lessons that are critical to believing self-confidence and an optimistic mindset.
The Magic of Thinking Big- David J. Schwartz
In this book, you will learn to think big, not settle, and watch as a simple shift in the way you think literally changes your results.
Awaken the Giant Within- Tony Robbins
In this book, the author gives you his best advice for improving your relationships, confidence, finances, and finding your purpose.
Daring Greatly- Brené Brown
Researcher and author Brené Brown strikes at the heart of the most important issue of all in this book: our lack of self-worth and struggles with shame.
The Checklist Manifesto- Atul Gawande
You’ll learn how this one small technique, applied intelligently, can become a powerful way to increase self-discipline, combat complexity and overwhelm, and helping us stay on track with our goals and aspirations.
Don’t Shoot The Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training- Karen Pryor
This book walks through how to implement a range of behavioral strategies — from positive reinforcement to shaping — in order to more easily and effectively modify our behavior that that of those around us.
Goodnight Mind- Colleen Carney and Rachel Manber
This book, written by two of the most prominent insomnia researchers in the world, gives you everything you need to know about getting your sleep back on track in a friendly, straightforward way.
Clear Mind New Planet- Genie O’Malley
Through Clear Mind New Planet, you will be introduced to the power of ‘dissolving’ the unconscious mind and the information contained within these pages will undoubtedly change your life forever.
Mastery- Robert Greene
To become a master over anything in life involves hard work. Greene provides persons willing to embark on the journey towards the mastery of ideas and strategies to help them be successful.
The Obstacle Is The Way- Ryan Holiday
This book is a collection of true stories to inspire anyone who is feeling frustrated with their life.
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow- Elizabeth Lesser
This book is a testament to the rich potential to heal and grow that each of us possesses within us.
Complete Earthly Woman: Embrace Life’s Lessons and Celebrate Personal Triumph- Genie O’Malley
Complete Earthly Woman is that aspect of yourself that takes you beyond the daily struggles with pain to the triumph of inner peace, strength, and joy. It uplifts and empowers every woman, especially those suffering from any kind of abuse and the devastating aftermath of trauma, despair, and depression.
The Secret- Rhonda Byrne
The secret has been used by many well-known leaders and innovators in history. It has also been found in many religions and philosophies throughout the years. With this book, you will be able to use the secret and apply it to every aspect of your life and tap into the power inside you.
So there you have it, our curated list of 20 personal development books that are sure to change your life. We hope this list has been helpful, all that’s left to do is pick the one that speaks to you and start reading!