How are you trying to improve yourself and reach your full potential? Are you binge-watching youtube videos with the idea that something just might click and you will suddenly be a better version of yourself? Or perhaps you are doing the same, except with articles telling you what you need to do. Now don’t be mistaken, taking action is a step in the right direction and by doing those things you are indeed taking action; however you, like most people, are forgetting a certain resource that could immensely help you in a better way: books.
You see, books have a kind of reputation that would be difficult to experience through a youtube video or an article on the internet. This reputation is the fact that books are usually always made by highly successful people. This is because not everyone can make a book and have it published. I mean if that were the case, then wouldn’t everyone write books; Kind of like how everyone can make a youtube video or an article nowadays? Do you see my point yet? To elaborate, there is a simple concept when it comes to why books are a better source for providing information that is meant to improve oneself. If books are made by highly successful people, and these books contain information that has personally helped them to better themselves, then technically aren’t you getting guaranteed successful advice? Without further ado, here is a list of five books that will help you in different areas of your life such as social circumstances, financial situations and many more.
1. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Magic of Thinking Big is dubbed as one of the greatest self-help books by Forbes and not without good reason. This book, that was originally published in 1959, has survived the test of time due to the classic values and lessons within it. The Magic of Thinking Big teaches you exactly what the title says by showing you how to expand your mental capabilities and rewire your brain to break the boundaries that you have unconsciously set upon it. Not only does this book teach you how to break the limits that you have set upon your mind, but it also teaches you how to condition your mind for success and proves to you that its advice works with actual real-life situations and case studies. If you want to expand your thinking and be successful in everything that you do, then this book is for you.
Where to buy it: Amazon or Barnes and Noble
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People is another timeless book on this list. As you have probably guessed by the title, this book will teach you how to make friends, build upon current friendships along with gaining the ability to influence people. This book is incredibly useful if you see yourself as a socially awkward person or someone who just isn’t all that great at making friends. If you are someone who just doesn’t know what to say during social interactions and is tired of being the “quiet” or “awkward” one then I’d advise you to read this. After reading this book, watch your ability in social interactions skyrocket along with new found abilities that you never knew you could possess.
Where to buy it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
3. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris is not your average type of self-help book. This 707-page book is a collection of advice from various successful and famous people ranging in different careers from acting to health coaches. If you enjoy the idea of having an encyclopedia of advice from people who have made it in life, then this book is your best bet. It is a literary gold mind that can provide you with useful information all the way from health to wisdom.
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill may be misleading title wise if you think that this book will tell you how to get rich. Instead, this collection of pages will show you the mindset and how to think if you want to be “rich”. This is possible because Napoleon researched more than 40 millionaires to find out what made them rich. Napoleon came to a conclusion in the form of this book that has 13 principles that will guarantee financial success to anyone who takes it seriously. So if you are a person who wants to be financially successful and is looking for a way to achieve that then this book is the one for you.
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
5. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris
The 4-hour body is a book by Tim Ferriss. This book will help anyone who reads it learn more about their body and how to healthily maintain it as well as a way to lose weight. This book includes the famous slow-carb diet that people have credited with helping them lose as high as 20 pounds in one month. If you are someone who is curious about their body and or looking for fitness/health tips then this book is for you.
Where to buy it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
In short, these five books have been selected to target significant aspects of an average person’s life: Social, health, finance and mental health. Hopefully, this list of books will serve as a starting point to you reading more and eventually changing your life immensely for the better.