There are thousands of books on personal growth, and if you are approaching for the first time, it is not easy to know how to choose and unravel in this jungle to understand which is the best or what is right for you. We understand. Everybody can feel confused about which title to pick. That’s why we thought of drawing up the list that we thought you would have liked to consult when looking for answers.
People often ask us for advice on the best books of personal growth to read; We have read many of them in recent years, but it was not easy to make a careful selection. The reason is simple: they are delicate texts, books that make you think, books that open your mind, and are an endless source of inspiration and training because they focus on the person; they leverage human nature. In a way, we can say that they are also outstanding motivational books (in the positive sense of the term) that push us to go beyond the limits that we sometimes impose on ourselves.
Here, we have chosen nine of what we believe to be the best personal growth books ever written and which we think you should read if you have decided to embark on a path of self-improvement and personal growth. Written by the greatest experts in the world, these titles will help you with advice and strategies to put yourself on the line, improve your self-esteem and develop your strengths to pursue your goals firmly and decisively. It is not enough to read a book of personal growth to change your life, but a book is a great way to start.
As we stated before, listed below, you will find the ten best personal growth books that can add an essential piece to your education and change the way you perceive things. We indicate them not in order of importance, and all are accompanied by a brief reason why you should read them.
Take a look at the list of recommended books, then start with the one that inspires you the most and, when you find the time, read all the others, we assure you that they are not something you should skip.
- Mindset by Carol S. Dweck – The subtitle of this book gives you a clue: Change your way of thinking to achieve success.
- The Dip by Seth Godin – The little book that teaches you to understand whether to insist or give up.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – In this masterpiece, Dale Carnegie presents a series of practical tips with immediate implications on everyday life and lists many good practices on how to deal with life, civil coexistence, and human relations.
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – How habits are formed, how they affect us, how to change them.
- How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick – A practical guide for creative people who have multiple passions and interests.
- The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini – Analyzing how our behaviors can influence and be influenced by the six persuasion techniques that Cialdini has identified.
- Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon – The author of this book assumes that no work is original, but everything comes from others. It is important to learn how to steal others’ work and reinvent it starting from one’s passions.
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Even when human choices seem very well thought out, they are rarely dictated only by rationality.
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman – Emotional intelligence is the ability to balance thoughts and emotions perfectly. Being aware that behaviors are directly related to the feelings that arise from certain circumstances. The ability to feel emotions and, at the same time, the intelligence to control them.