10 of the Best Books On Self Improvement That Will Change Your Life

In this post, we look at 10 of the best books on self-improvement. Follow the info in these books and they will change your life. Self-improvement and continued personal development are essential for success.

The basic idea is to build on your personal strengths. Knowing your strengths is important for all aspects of your life. Many of us look for inspiration and support in our lives, which is why the self-help genre is so popular. Here is our pick of what we think are the Top 10 Books on Self Improvement.

Top 10 Books On Self-Improvement

1. Think and Grow Rich: (Revised and Updated for the 21st Century) by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon HillThis book by Napoleon Hill is one of the most influential books on success ever published. It is a timeless book, so the update for the 21st century wasn’t particularly necessary, but it makes the examples in the book a little more relevant to today.

Before writing this book, Napoleon Hill researched the lives of millionaires and how they became so successful. The book is literally a masterpiece. It has changed so many people’s lives. At first glance you may think this book is about material gain, however, it is much more than that. It goes into how the thoughts in our heads can truly shape our lives.


2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen. R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen CoveyThis is another of the all-time classics, and one of the most popular self-help books today, and well worth its spot in our Top Ten.

As the title suggests this book is about habits necessary to internalize to become successful and efficient, it also promotes respect, fairness, and integrity in the work setting.

Covey makes it clear early on that to make a change in your life, you have to go through a paradigm shift. If you want to make real change in your life, you must first focus on your own behaviors and attitudes. 


3. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel

Mindsight - Daniel J SiegelMindsight is another book that has earned its place on the top 10 books on self-improvement. From the author Daniel J. Siegel, this book looks at brain science with psychotherapy.

“Mindsight” is a potent skill that allows you to make positive changes in your brain and in your life. He explains how by understanding the structure of the brain more thoroughly we will be able to better heal people.

By completing this book we will have a better insight into our own minds, how our mind controls our actions, and how we can unlearn toxic past behaviors.


4. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme by Prof Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox - Dr Steve PetersMany have described this book as life-changing. In The Chimp Paradox, Professor Steve Peters takes us on a journey through our own mind.

It explains the complex situations that happen in our brain by using simplified examples that a vast majority of people can understand.

The book teaches us to recognize our thinking, manage our emotions and thoughts, and ultimately become the person we would like to be.


5. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power - Robert GreeneThis book explains the 48 laws of power, by taking us through history. By looking at the past 3000 years in relation to power, it ensures that we understand the laws in context.

A side note, the teachings in this book can be misused, so it will take a mature mind to read it. It will certainly shift the way you see power.

However, I would still certainly recommend this book. Simply because of the many life lessons and historical anecdotes it teaches us.



6. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale CarnegieSelling over 16 million copies worldwide, this book is one of the most famous, confidence-boosting books ever to be written. It is hard not to feature it on a list of the top 10 books on self-improvement.

It gives a practical guide that gives real-world examples of being a better person. In the business world, those who know how to manage and deal with people are always the most successful.

The author, Dale Carnegie ensures that you understand the fundamental principles needed to achieve this so that you too can influence people to your way of thinking.


7. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert KiyosakiThis book exposes the myth that you have to earn a high income to attain wealth.

It talks about how school systems ignore the major key principles that everyone needs to know about money. It talks about the difference between a rich man and a poor man in terms of mindset.

The author, Robert T. Kiyosaki, takes his life experience and financial intelligence he acquired throughout his life from his dad and presents it to us in this book in an easy to read and easy to follow format.

Even though the concepts are simple to understand, they are very powerful when implemented properly.


8. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog - Brian TracyThis is a book about how to energize yourself and get more done in a day.

We all know how it feels after a long day when energy just seems to go downhill. Just thinking about that huge project or task we have to do will trigger feelings of resistance, and by the end of the day, we realize we haven’t accomplished much at all.

This is what this book aims to look into. It gives us the principles required to break procrastination before it completely overwhelms us.

‘Eat that frog’ suggests, we should prioritize the most challenging tasks first, that way we won’t have to worry about that ‘huge’ task we are yet to complete throughout the day.

9. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret - Rhonda ByrneThis book has a different history from most. It began as a film that has been viewed by millions, and its success led the author to follow up with the book, which has now sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

As one of the most popular books, it deserves to be on this list of ‘top 10 books on self-improvement’.

It talks about a concept you may or may not be familiar with. The law of attraction.

Put simply it explains that positive thoughts can influence your life by bringing you success and happiness.

10. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit looks at the scientific principles behind habits and how they can be changed. It explains that most of our lives are filled with habits, and one way to achieve success is to ensure you have daily habits that support you.

A habit is made up of three things: a cue, the actual habit, and rewards. If you are able to keep the cue and reward the same you can potentially change the habit.

The author wants to ensure you have the freedom to choose your own habits, that way you can shape your life how you want to. It is definitely an interesting read.



I hope you have found the above information useful and will help you on your journey to a better life. If you have any feedback or want more information, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.

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